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The 'Gem' of Norwegian Cruise Lines is the latest in the Jewel class of ships, offering a totally new cruising experience. Perfect for families, the Gem has a range of interconnecting, flexible staterooms to suit larger groups of people. The Grand Pacific dining room, holding over 500 guests, is the perfect place to enjoy shipboard cuisine. But if you are looking for a different dining experience, 9 other restaurants tempt your tastebuds! After a hearty meal, the Exclusive Courtyard and Patio Villas offer a truly decadent way to relax upon the high seas.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Tim 48 2 bahamas

    This cruise ship and vacation was amazing. I mean for what we paid for a seven day vacation , you couldnt miss. My girlfriend and I had a wonderfull time and cant wait to cruise again with NCL. more

    32 users found this review helpful.
  • Tara 37 3 carribean

    This was the WORST cruise line / ship EVER! Never heard from the captain, not enough FREE activities or entertainment on the ship, everything cost MONEY, waited 2 and a half hours to tender off more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Donna 59 10 Bahamas

    The GEM is an awful ship. I just took a cruise to the Bahamas on the GEM. The food was AWFUL, unless, of course, you call beef stroganoff a gourmet meal. The food was always cold or warm, more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Jim 73 4 greek isles

    We enjoyed the accommodations everything was very nice and clean. This was our first experience at freestyle cruising and we did not enjoy it as much as the old style of having a set dinning more

  • Chuck 54 7 Greek Islands

    In a word, disappointing! The ship's theme was, "SELL, SELL, SELL." Shore excursions way overpriced, premium restaurants that were, in our opinion, overrated and the spa staff, while good, more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • jennifer 23 1 bahamas

    this was my 1st cruise with ncl and NEVER again! i been on royal and they are the best. the service here was not as great as i was told. not too many activities for teens and adults. the pool more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Darlene 58 8 Carribean

    My sister-in law and I took a 10 day group tour . This cruise was my eighth cruise and fourth cruise line that I have been on. This was the worst cruise that I have been on so far. I did not more

    34 users found this review helpful.
  • Suzanne 45 2 bahamas

    We traveled in a group of 15 family members, all were accommodated in the same hallway. The rooms were spacious enough and clean, beds were comfortable, but that's all I can say positive about more

    47 users found this review helpful.
  • Robin 40's 9 Western Med

    Fantastic flawless vacation! We could not have had a better time. We were also blessed with perfect weather every day! The ship is clean and new. The decor is fun without being tacky. more

    29 users found this review helpful.
  • mindy f 33 4 Mediteranean

    Overall the trip was okay. The ports of call were why we chose this ship as we really wanted to visit Italy. We thought the excursions were overpriced (as they generally are on cruises) but, more

    30 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):2384
  • Builder:Meyer Werft
  • Full Capacity:3538
  • Inaugurated:2007
  • Space Ratio:n/a
  • Gross Tonnage:93500
  • Crew:1154
  • Length:965 ft