Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship Profile

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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 97 (May)
2010 Rating 99 (Jan)
2010 Rating 100 (Nov)
2011 Rating 100 (Oct)
2012 Rating 97 (May)
2012 Rating 93 (Nov)
2013 Rating 100 (Jul)
2014 Rating 95 (Jul)
2019 Rating 99 (Apr)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

Deck 15

Garden Villas, Freestyle public sunning deck

Deck 14

Garden Villas and Private Courtyard

Deck 13

Spinnaker Lounge, The Chapel, Star Bar, Sports area, Bali Hai Bar & Grill, Cagney's Steakhouse

Deck 12

Tree Top Kid's Club, The Leopard Lounge, Topsider's Bar, Great Outdoors Bar, Tahitian Pool, Kid's Pool, Spa & Salon, Body Waves Fitness Center, Video arcade, La Cucina, Garden Café, Kid's Corner, Great Outdoor, Topsiders Bar & Grill

Deck 11

Passenger staterooms

Deck 10

Passenger staterooms

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms

Deck 8

Moderno Churrascaria, Blue Lagoon, Passenger staterooms

Deck 7

Boutiques, Java Café & Internet Café, Stardust Theater, Bliss Ultra Lounge, Orchid Garden Asian Restaurant, Teppanyaki, Sushi Bar

Deck 6

Shaker's Martini Bar, Maltings, Star Dust Theater, Corona Cigar Club, Casino, Main dining rooms, Le Bistro French Restaurant

Deck 5

Passenger staterooms, Main showroom

Deck 4

Medical center

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Kids Only Areas

Leopard Lounge Teens only club

leopard lounge teen center 

A cool place for teens to relax or have fun.

Tree Top Kid's Club

tree top kids area

Just for kids with a wall of windows for viewing, an indoor jungle gym/obstacle course and computer and artist craft area.

Kids Café

kids cafe

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Norwegian Gem

Sister ship, Norwegian Pearl

norwegian pearl

Norwegian Gem is the fourth of NCL's Jewel Class ships. She was preceded by Norwegian Jewel in 2005, and both Norwegian Jade (originally Pride of Hawaii) and Norwegian Pearl in 2006.

Each ship has unique amenities, but has a similar exterior and interior design. Norwegian Gem has a similar exterior appearance to NCL's Dawn Class ships; the Norwegian Star, which entered service in 2001, and the Norwegian Dawn, which entered service in 2002. The interior design and amenities, however, are significantly different and merit Norwegian Gem a Jewel Class designation.

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Itinerary Notable Rooms
CDC Ratings Outdoor Areas
Deck Plan Kid's Camps



Ship Class: Jewel

Launched: 2007


GRT: 93,000

Speed: 25 Knots

Passengers: 2,376

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Every bed, in every stateroom, on every ship has upgraded linens, pillows, mattresses and memory foam mattress toppers. NCL offers Improved room service menu with more options. 

All cabins are furnished with cherry wood finishing, television, refrigerator, safe, duvet, bath with shower and hair dryer.

Two 4,390 square foot Garden Villas - Three separate bedrooms, private garden with hot tub, and access to a private courtyard with pool.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 128 Sq. ft.
Outside 150-161 Sq. ft.
Balcony 205 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 272-285 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 365-578 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Haven Suites 4,452 Sq. ft. w/veranda


Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and separate bathroom and shower. Access to room service is included. Family Inside Staterooms have a separate bathroom and two pull-down beds to fit four guests.

Ocean View

Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Rooms are equipped with a picture window or a porthole. Some may have an obstructed ocean view.


These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Includes a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. The room comes with a separate bathroom. A family balcony includes additional bedding for two more or a sofa bed. Family balcony have curved walls and separated shower and vanity sink.


Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, private balcony, luxury bath with shower and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Family Mini-Suites may come with an upper bed and sofa bed.


All suites and penthouses include a luxury bath with shower, a balcony, butler and concierge service. Family suites sleep up to six guests with a queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds, a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. There is a living and dining area. Penthouse suites sleep up to 3-4 guests with a separate bedroom, living, and dining area.

The Haven

All Haven penthouses and family villas include a luxury bath with shower, a balcony, butler and concierge service. There is a living and dining area. Guests in the Haven receive exclusive access to the Courtyard, Concierge Lounge, and private restaurant and bar. Family Villas include two bedrooms and accommodate up to six people. The Owner’s Suite has floor-to-ceiling windows, a bedroom with a king-size bed, and a whirlpool tub. The three-bedroom garden villa sleep up to eight and each bedroom has a king or queen size bed and luxury bath. The villa has a private garden with hot tub.

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Dining Venues

$= Surcharge applies

Grand Pacific & Magenta Dining Rooms

gem grand pacific dining room  gem magenta dining room

Main dining rooms featuring a five-course, gourmet meal.

The Blue Lagoon Restaurant

A 24-hour food court serving burgers and other fare.

The Great Outdoors

Outdoor buffet featuring prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta.

Garden Café/Kid's Café

garden buffet

Family-friendly menu of omelets, pasta, soups, salads and ethnic specialties. There's also a special kid-sized section.

Java Café

java cafe

Specialty coffees, teas, pastries, and cookies.

Orchid Garden Asian Restaurant

orchid restaurant

Japanese, Chinese & Thai cuisine. Also featuring a Sushi and Sake bar offering items a la carte.

Cagney's Steakhouse ($)

Select from choice cuts of Black Angus perfectly prepared like traditional T-bone or tender Prime Rib. Or, order our made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of truffle fries. $30.00 per adult, $15 per child.

Moderno Churrascaria ($)

Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by our Pasadores. $20 for adults, $10 for children.

La Cucina Restaurant ($)

Enjoy pasta with a choice of seven savory sauces in a casual atmosphere. There are also crispy fresh salads, pizza, authentic Italian desserts, a fine wine list and espresso drinks to top off the meal. $15 per guest.

Le Bistro Restaurant ($)

Serving modern French gourmet fare surrounded by the art of Monet and Renoir . $20.00 per adult guest, $10 for children.

Teppanyaki ($)

Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. $25 for adults, $12.50 for children

Bali Hai Bar and Grill

bali hai cafe

Enjoy your grilled favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwurst at the casual Bali Hai Bar.

24/7 Pizzeria

Pizza Delivery Service 24 hours a day. Delivered directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order. $5.00 per guest.

Ultimate Dining Package ($)

On three to six day voyages, guests can dine anywhere throughout their cruise at a set price of $59 per person; for seven-day voyages, the package is $119 per person; $149 per person on eight to 10 day cruises; $199 per person for cruises of 10 to 15 days; $259 per person during cruises of 16 days to 25 days; $299 per person during cruises of 26 days to 35 days and $349 per person during cruises of 36 days to 45 days.

Room Service

Room Service is available 24-hours a day (There will be a delivery charge from Midnight - 5 am).

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Notable Rooms

Stardust Theater

Main showroom located on decks five, six and seven.

Dazzles Night Club

An entertainment venue by day transforms into a late-night dance club.

Spinnaker Lounge

spinnaker lounge

Spinnaker Lounge offers great daytime views and dancing at night.

Gem Club Casino

Slots, cards, roulette and more.

Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club

A lounge inspired by all things spherical and out of space. Bubbles, the use of lighting, color and ultraviolet artworks will be throughout this room. Features the industry's 1st bowling alley and also is equipped with plasma TVs.

Corona Lounge

corona cigar club

Cigar Club.

Mandara Spa

therapy pools

Full-service spa and beauty salon.

Star Bar

star bar

Themed around a gangster called Cagney who lived through and during the roaring 20's in America.


shakers bar

Art Deco inspired with a large screen behind the bar depicting James Bond inspired graphic silhouettes of funky images from the 60's & 70's.

Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

Inspired by the Art Nouveau era using Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design elements and colors.


Beer and whiskey bar with a backdrop reflecting beer.

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Outdoor Features

Tahitian Pool

tahitian pool deck

Main pool deck with the Topsiders bar and grill.

Sapphire Kid's Pool

sapphire kids pool

The kid's pool is just right for pint-size splashing, playing and paddling. The pool also has additional fun features.

Sports Deck

sports deck

Basketball court, tennis, volleyball on an enclosed, outdoor court.

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