About Norwegian Cruise Line
Feel Free - the modern concept of Norwegian Cruise Line accompanies you in all the aspects of your voyage. Take advantage of different dining options without fixed table times and eat when you like to. No importance is attached to certain clothing rules, enjoy your vacation as spontaneous and flexible as you want. The ships of the Norwegian Cruise Line are in a sense club ships with an international flair. German menus and German-speaking contact persons make life on board much easier. Whenever possible within Europe, excursions with German speaking guides are offered. Basic knowledge in English, however, is recommended on the ships of the American cruise line.
The Norwegian Gem was built in 2007 at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg and last renovated in 2015. With double occupancy, the ship can accommodate 2,394 guests. With 294 meters in length and 93,530 GT, it is one of the medium-sized ships in the fleet. On board there are numerous bars and restaurants, many of which are included in the travel price. Many entertainment options do not cause any boredom. Various sports and spa services complete the offer aboard the Norwegian Gem.
The cabins aboard the Norwegian Gem are modern and comfortably furnished. The inside cabins are about 13 m² in size, the outside cabins measure 15 m² and the balcony cabins have about 19 m² of space. All cabins have separate beds or a double bed, some cabins also have a 3rd and 4th bed, usually as an upper folding bed. The guests of the suites and villas (between 31.5 and 395 m²) are offered pure luxury, including butlers and concierge as well as daily attentions. You also have access to a private Courtyard area with private pool, sundeck and fitness area.
Atmosphere on Board
The atmosphere on board it is easy and relaxed. Guests from numerous countries travel with the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line. Everything is possible. You can pack festive clothes, as there are gala dinners for some dining options. You do not feel like dressing up? No problem - there are no strict clothing rules on board. In the main restaurants only swimwear and shorts are not desired. The Norwegian Cruise Line offers the perfect holiday for young and young at heart. At the same time there are always quiet corners, cozy bars and places on deck, so that all guests get their money’s worth.
Food and Beverages
Aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ships you can enjoy your dinner without fixed table times and have the choice between many different dining options. It is advisable to book a table in advance in the specialty restaurants, where you can enjoy delicacies from all over the world at an extra cost. There is a steakhouse, a French restaurant, a sushi bar, a teppanyaki, a tapas or tex-mex and an italian restaurant (surcharge). At no extra charge, there are buffet restaurants, two à la carte restaurants, the 24-hour Blue Lagoon Restaurant for those in between, a barbecue bar in the pool area and 24-hour cabin service. There is also a children's restaurant for the young guests on board. In the numerous bars you can make yourself comfortable. Connoisseurs or even newbies get their money's worth in the whiskey bar or cigar bar, as well as in the cocktail bar or one of the many other options.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
The large bowling alley is one of the highlights on the ship. The Stardust Theater offers big shows every day. A Las Vegas-style casino can be found on board, as well as quieter areas such as a card game room, a library, an art gallery and an Internet café. Of course, there is also a disco / night club where you can dance the night away. There is an exclusive club offer for the kids and teens. They are separated in different age groups and each group has qualified supervisors, parents are not allowed. But the whole family can enjoy karaoke or the video arcade. On the Norwegian Gem there is also exclusive interactive television. For the more active guests a large variety of sporty possibilities are offered: A large fitness area, open 24 hours a day, leaves nothing to be desired. A jogging track, basketball / volleyball court and numerous aerobics classes have something for everyone. Ping-pong tables and golf tees, as well as swimming pools and whirlpools may of course also be missing. A special highlight is the on-board climbing wall. In the wellness area, a luxurious spa offer of the highest class is available. The Yin & Yang Spa leaves nothing to be desired. Beauty or massage treatments, a hairdresser's visit or various saunas are available for your relaxation.
Onboard guests feel comfortable, who want to experience a relaxed and informal vacation on the water in an international atmosphere. The trips are offered at very reasonable prices. Families like to travel with the ships of the Norwegian Cruise Line.
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