Europe and Mediterranean: Buyer's Choice Santorini, Athens and Croatia to Venice Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

Rediscover the classics as you sail through the best of Europe with Norwegian Gem. Cruise into the world of the rich and famous in glamorous Monte Carlo while visiting the Monte Carlo Casino or the Prince's Palace. Stroll among Santorini's famed blue-domed roofs and enjoy magnificent hilltop views before savoring some delicious local Greek cuisine, wine and dancing – Opa! Game of Thrones fans will enjoy a tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town and historic sites featured in the hit TV show, including the 11th century Lovrijenac Fortress.

Included Extras

  • Photo Package (50 photos + USB digital files)**

  • Phone Call Package (max of 2 hours)**

  • Bingo Package (ages 18 and older)**

  • $50 Spa credit for two (age 18 and older, select services, port days only)**

  • 100-Minute Internet Package (one login per stateroom, includes activation fee)**

  • $25 Casino Play (per person, ages 18 and older)**

  • One bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries**

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

Costco Shop Card

  • Member Exclusive: Costco Shop Card with every Norwegian Cruise Line sailing†

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call Rome/CivitavecchiaDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Located about 80 kilometers northwest of Rome, the Port of Civitavecchia is the port of Rome and a busy ferry and cargo port serving Italy and southern Europe. Lying on Italy’s eastern shores on the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Port of Civitavecchia has excellent direct connections to Rome. It is an important cruise and ferry port with regular passage to Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, Tunis, and Barcelona. Fishing is of secondary importance to the Port of Civitavecchia. In addition to ocean-going traffic, the Port of Civitavecchia also contains a thermoelectric center and metallurgical works. In 2006, over 51 thousand people called the Port of Civitavecchia home. The Port of Civitavecchia was built on an earlier Etruscan settlement. Emperor Trajan founded the Port of Civitavecchia in the early 2nd Century, calling it Centumcellae. Today, Trajan’s Port is preserved within today’s Port of Civitavecchia. A busy growing town during the late Roman era, the Port of Civitavecchia was attacked by Vandals and then destroyed by the Saracens in 828 AD. Residents escaped to the nearby Allumiere Mountains where Pope Leo IV built a walled town in 854. Eventually, the people returned to Civitavecchia (the name means “old city”). At the end of the 15th Century, the Port of Civitavecchia was under frequent attack by pirates. The naval arsenal was constructed in 1508. Pope Paul III commissioned the building of the keep, which was designed by Donato Bramante and then finished by Michelangelo in 1537, to protect the Port of Civitavecchia from the pirate attacks. In 1696, Civitavecchia became a free port under Pope Innocent XII. Because it was Rome’s main port, the French occupied the Port of Civitavecchia in 1849. The Port of Civitavecchia was linked to Rome by the Rome and Civitavecchia Rail Road in 1859. When the Port of Civitavecchia became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1870, it was one of the Papal State’s most strongly-fortified towns when Papal troops welcomed General Nino Bixio on behalf of the Italian unification forces into the Port of Civitavecchia fortress. World War II brought destruction to as much as three-quarters of the Port of Civitavecchia. Reconstruction enlarged the Port of Civitavecchia beyond its pre-war area. The Autorita Portuale Civitavecchia (Port of Rome) is responsible for managing and operating the Port of Civitavecchia as well as the ports of Fiumicino and Gaeta. The modern Port of Civitavecchia is at the center of rail, road, and air networks that link it with central Italy and the world. The Port of Civitavecchia has capacity to handle about 11 million tons of cargo per year and over 1.5 million passengers. Cargoes include forest products, cereals, iron and steel, chemicals, automobiles, containers, and liquid bulk. In 2007, the Port of Civitavecchia welcomed 856 cruise vessels carrying 1.6 million passengers, and the total number of passengers using ferries and cruise vessels was 3.8 million. In 2007, the Port of Civitavecchia handled a total of 7.7 million tons of cargo. This total included 1.5 million tons of liquid bulk, 1.7 million tons of solid bulk, 4.6 million tons of packages, and 31.1 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. The Port of Civitavecchia contains 28 berths of a total 5.6 thousand meters in length with alongside depths from 6 to 18 meters. Port properties include five warehouses containing 36 thousand square meters for handling and storing cargoes. The intermodal terminal includes seven thousand square meters of storage space and 12.5 thousand square meters for loading/unloading rail cars and parking. The Port of Civitavecchia is one of the busiest ferry ports in the world. Just 80 kilometers northwest of Rome, it is the main tourist destination for people traveling to the Eternal City. It is also a central port for ferries carrying passengers to more local destinations. The ferry terminal offers a complete line of amenities. Different ferry companies offer services to the various destinations. Moby Lines handles crossings to Olbia, Sardinia. Corsica Sardinia Ferries runs services to Golfo Aranci. Grimaldi Ferries carries passengers to Barcelona and Tunis, and Grand Navi Veloci operates a route to Tunis. Ferrovie dello Stato operates a combined rail-ferry service to Golfo Aranci.

Day 2Port of Call Monte Carlo Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

With more than 300 days a year of sunshine, residents in Monaco can take advantage of the Mediterranean, and all of its seaside activities. Moreover, Monaco's close proximitiy to the Southern Alps, which are only 1 hour away by car, allows for easy access to the ski slopes.

Day 3Port of Call La Spezia Arrival 6:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

La Spezia is a port city in Liguria, Italy. Its 1800s maritime arsenal and the Technical Naval Museum, with ship models and navigational instruments, attest to the city’s seafaring heritage. The hilltop St. George’s Castle houses an archaeological museum with artifacts from prehistory to the Middle Ages. The nearby Amedeo Lia Museum exhibits paintings, bronze sculptures and illuminated miniatures in a former convent.

Day 4Port of Call Naples Arrival 11:30amDeparture 8:30pm

Overview

Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. The city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle.

Day 5Port of Call Messina Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Messina is a harbor city in northeast Sicily, separated from mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina. It’s known for the Norman Messina Cathedral, with its Gothic portal, 15th-century windows and an astronomical clock on the bell tower. Nearby are marble fountains decorated with mythological figures, like the Fontana di Orione, with its carved inscriptions, and the Neptune Fountain, topped by a statue of the sea god.

Day 6Port of Call Argostolion Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Argostoli is the capital and main port of the island. It is also the largest of Kefalonia villages. Argostoli has been the capital of Kefalonia since 1757. The town is located in the centre of the southern part of the island at the far end of the bay of the same name, surrounded by many mountains and forests. As almost all the towns and villages of the island, it was destroyed by the huge earthquake of 1953 which shook the Ionians islands. The earthquake caused the loss of many of the town’s Venetian buildings. The town was rebuilt with the help of the Greek government but unlike the Capital of Zakynthos which made efforts to keep the traditional architectural style. To reach the town, the visitor must pass over a stone bridge of 650 metres long, the “Drapano” bridge. In the bridge’s middle way, there is a small pyramid called the “Colona”, a monument dedicated to the man who built the bridge, Charles de Bosset. Argostoli is a modern, cosmopolitan and busy town. The town has made efforts to produce interesting features. Argostoli has an attractive coastal road promenade lined with palm trees and paved with sea pebbles. Small caiques(fishing boat) sell every morning their daily catch. The coast road leads to the small ferry quay which proposes depart to the town of Lixouri every half an hour. The town also has a nice and large square, the Platia Valianou, surrounded by many restaurants, patisseries, café and bars. The square gets quickly crowded in the summer evenings and it is interesting to watch the Kefalonian way of life. The commercial street of the town is Lithostroro (Cobbled Road). It is a pedestrian road lined by many shops. The visitor, there, can also admire the church of Saint Spyridon and the clock tower of Campana square. The town of Argostoli also houses the Archaeological Museum and the Korgialenios History and Folklore Museum. The first one houses interesting archaeological finds from the Mycenean, Hellenistics and roman period: coins, swords, sculptures and ceramics. The second museum is located on the ground floor of the Corgialenian Library. It is a reconstitution of a traditional 19th century Kefalonian house. The visitor will also find there an interesting collection of photographs. The town also has an imposing library consisting of 50.000 books. A little further on from the library, there is a theatre called “Kefalos”. It is considered as one of the best theatres of Greece. Fanari (lighthouse) is situated a couple of kilometres from Argostoli. The Lighthouse of St. Theodore was built by the British Governor Napier. It is a small round building with white Dorian style columns which became one of the trademarks of Kefalonia. The nearest beach resort is Sami. It is situated just a few km from the town. It is a popular resort with some beautiful beaches awarded with the Blue Flag, many confortable accommodations, tavernas, bars and shops.

Day 7Port of Call Thira/Santorini Arrival 10:00amDeparture 10:00pm

Overview

Fira is a comparatively modern town, with houses built mostly during the 19th century when the old Venetian capital at Skaros became untenable due to earthquakes. The architecture is a jumble of Cycladic and Venetian, side by side, the similarities between the two being the stark whiteness. The impact of Aegean tourism has made itself felt in Fira, judging from the abundance of taverns, hotels, discotheques and shops. It is the largest town on the island and has gained preference with travelers because it is central and access to other parts of Santorini is made easy by either taxi or bus. From there you can indulge in some inspiring coastal walks. Wandering through the white cobbled streets of Fira, a town of about 2,000 inhabitants, one gets the feel of the old-world charm blended in with the modern day comforts. The town's archaeological museum is crammed with finds from excavations at Akrotiri. But besides being so interesting archaeologically, Santorini is essentially a beauty spot, an island whose cliffs seem to glow under an exceptionally clear light all day, but which at sunset glow redly, evoking that vast explosion more than 3000 years ago.

Day 8Port of Call Athens/Piraeus Arrival 7:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Today Piraeus is the home base of Greek shipping, the largest commercial fleet in the world, apace bound to the sea like few others. The harbours of Zea and Mikrolimano as well as Phaliro play host to countless yachts and sailing craft throughout the year. Piraeus was known in medieval times as Porto Leone, a name due to the enormous stone lion, which guarded the port's entrance. Today, the life of Piraeus is centred on its three ports: the main, central one and those of Zea and Mikrolimano. You can walk around the central harbour, shared by cargo and passenger ships alike, and watch the constant comings and goings of goods and people from around the world. Having completed your tour of the central harbour of Piraeus you will then head south traversing the peninsula and arrive at Peiraiki, one of the most picturesque neighbour hoods in the city. Here one finds the harbour of Zea, one of the largest marinas in the Mediterranean. If the night finds you in the area, you can try one of the many bars found nearby. You can continue your tour along the waterfront heading towards Kastella but a small deviation toward the city centre will be useful for then you can visit the verdant square of the municipal Theatre with cafeterias and shops of all kinds surrounding it. The magnificent building housing the Municipal Theatre as well as the Town Hall and the Library complete the picture presented by the main square in the city. Piraeus's little natural harbours are among its busiest and most touristy areas: Mikrolimano, Passalimani, Zea, Freatida and Hatzikiriakio. Countless seaside tavernas provide delicious seafood washed down with the uniquely Greek drink, ouzo. The fresh smell of the sea and the sounds made by the assortment of caiques, yachts and sailing ships, which are moored next to the tables, complete the enjoyment of the food Beyond the port, the most impressive spots are the hills of Profitis Ilias and Kastela with their neoclassical mansions and modern buildings which look as they are hanging over the sea.

Day 9Port of Call Corfu Arrival 1:30pmDeparture 9:30pm

Overview

Corfu Town (Kerkyra) is a principal port and the largest town in the Ionian islands. It is built between two Venetian castles, having its own unique atmosphere. It is a thriving mass of shops and businesses, set amongst a captivating and charming assortment of elegant buildings, churches, imposing fortresses and narrow alleyways leading to hidden squares. The tall buildings with the 'volta' (arches), the 'cantounia' (narrow flagstoned streets), the 'mouragia' (sea-walls) are showing all a clear Italian influence. One of the most beautiful walks in the town is around the Esplanade (Spianada square), one of the biggest squares in Europe which is the hub of the Corfiot's life. Here you can walk around or sit in one of the many cafe bars underneath the arches of the 'Liston', a name probably derived from a similar promenade in Venice. Liston was built during the imperial French occupation and is reminiscent of the larger 'Arcades' of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. On the upper side of Esplanade stands a memorial to the British Lord High Commissioner Sir Thomas Maitland, built in 1816 in the shape of a circular building with Ionian columns. The Corfiots call this building 'sterna' (cistern) because this was where the entrance to the largest underground cistern of the town was to be found. Near the Maitland's monument, in front of the building where the Ionian Academy was housed, stands the statue of John Capodistrias, the first President of Greece. It is a work from the end of the 19th century showing the Governor standing deep in thought. Opposite the Liston is the the Old Fortress and 'Anthonas', the Municipal Gardens. In the gardens is the statue of Lord Guilford, showing the founder of the Ionian Academy in his academic robes holding an open book. Nearby are the busts of two famous Corfiots, the poet Lorenzo Mavilis and the writer Dinos Theotokis. At the northern end of Esplanade stands the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, one of the most elegant buildings in Corfu. Opposite the west front of the palace is a beautiful building which now houses the Reading Society of Corfu, the oldest cultural institute in modern Greece, founded in 1836. The Reading Society contains a unique library of Greek and foreign books as well as a large collection of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, paintings, maps and engravings mostly related to the Ionian islands. As one's gaze leaves the Esplanade, after lingering on the palace, it embraces a magnificent view towards the coastal road (Arseniou Street) with its sea-walls. Following along this road will take you to the Old Harbour of Corfu and the other Venetian castle, the one called the New Fortress. Along this road the narrow lanes ('cantounia') lead to the Campielo, the oldest quarter of the town. Here the visitor can find the oldest houses and many of the historic churches in Corfu. At the northern end of Capodistria Street stands the Capodistria Mansion, an excellent example of neo-classical architecture. It was built in 1835 by the Corfiot architect John Chronis and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Greece. Here John Capodistrias, the first President of Greece, was born. Another notable landmark in the old town is the central market. The most interesting street here is Nickiforou Theotoki as the rows upon rows of 'volta' standing on their stone columns and the tall buildings form one of the most characteristic aspects of Corfu Town. In a little square on Nickiforou Theotoki Street stands the building of the Ionian Bank, which was built in 1846 displaying a well-proportioned facade with finely detailed Ionian pilasters and pediment. On the first floor of the building the Paper Money Museum is housed. At the far end of the square is the Church of St. Spyridon. It shelters the body of St. Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu and one of the great Saints of Greek Orthodoxy and draws a constant stream of pilgrims from all over Greece every year. On the Evgeniou Voulgareos Street stands the crenellated belfry of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation a venerable building from the end of the 14th century. The whole building was destroyed in the World War II bombing, and the only remains are the belfry, two inscriptions and a bas-relief representing war trophies. Between Evgeniou Voulgareos Street and a modern square stands the most elegant of the Venetian buildings in Corfu, the Town Hall in baroque style. At the end of Moustoxydi Street stands another building of the period of British rule, the historic the Ionian Parliament. At the junction of the Garitsa coastal road and Alexandras Avenue stands the Douglas Obelisk, which also belongs to the same period, erected in honour of the Lord High Commissioner Sir Howard Douglas, to whom Corfu owes a lot of public works and philanthropic institutions.

Day 10Port of Call Kotor Arrival 9:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovcen. Characterized by winding streets and squares, its medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including Kotor Cathedral. It's also home to the Maritime Museum, which explores local seafaring history. Sveti Ðorde, one of 2 tiny islands off the ancient town of Perast, features a centuries-old church.

Day 11Port of Call Dubrovnik Arrival 7:30amDeparture 1:30pm

Overview

Dubrovnik - the city of a unique political and cultural history (the Dubrovnik Republic, the Statute from 1272), of world-famous cultural heritage and beauty (inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites by Unesco) - is one of the most attractive and famous cities of the Mediterranean. Apart from its outstanding natural beauties and well-preserved cul-tural and historical heritage, Dubrovnik also offers high-quality visitor opportunities. It is also the city of hotels, of high ecological standards and tourist programs, and is equally attractive in all seasons. Its geographical isolation is compensated by high traffic and communication standards - especially through air traffic and fast hydrofoil boats. The tourist development of Dubrovnik started before the First World War; quite soon, the exclusiveness of its attractions made Dubrovnik a powerful international tourist centre. The sightseeing of Dubrovnik and its monuments requires several days. However, already a walk through Stradun, through narrow streets and small squares, monumental ramparts and fortreses, provides enough opportunities to experience the millennial beauty of its shell-shaped urban core, centuries of building, stone-cutting, carving and engraving, the history of the Duke's Palace, libraries, the oldest pharmacy in the south of Europe, etc. Dubrovnik offers individual choice among numerous museums and galleries, which contain the jewels of Croatian heritage. The Dubrovnik Museum in the Duke's Palace keeps 15,500 exhibits in its cultural and historical department. A collection of furniture from the 17th-19th century, uniforms of dukes and councillors, aristocratic garments and many other items are exhibited in the authentic halls of the palace. The Maritime Museum (situated in the fortress Sveti Ivan) has a number exhibits on a permanent display, related to the maritime affairs of Dubrovnik and Croatia on the whole, with a particular emphasis on the history of the Dubrovnik Republic. The museum of the Franciscan monastery keeps all inventories of the old pharmacy, as well as the works of Dubrovnik jewel-lers, painters and embroiders. The museum of the Dominican monastery exhibits valuable examples of Dubrovnik painting from the 15th and the 16th centuries, as well as sculptures, jewellery, manuscripts, incunabula and notes (music). The treasury of the Dubrovnik cathedral keeps the relics of St. Blaise, patron of Dubrovnik, and numerous paintings and works of art. The Rupe Ethnographical Museum presents traditional occupations and the rural architecture of the region of Dubrovnik, national costumes and hand-made textiles. Very attractive is also the Aquarium of the Institute of Biology, situated in the fortress Sveti Ivan, comprising interesting marine species. Dubrovnik has a number of churches, monasteries and hotels scattered all over the town. Its coastal belt is adorned with several marinas, piers and promenades. Because of a magnificent view on the mediaeval Dubrovnik, a walk along the town ramparts is a must for each visitor. A great number of Dubrovnik restaurants and taverns offer delicious specialities of local and international cuisine. Sports and recreational facilities include playgrounds, courts and requisites for all sports in the sea and on the ground, from tennis and table tennis to sailing and yachting. There are also several gyms and fitness centres with swimming pools, saunas, massage, aerobics, solarium, box gyms, etc. Dubrovnik is famous for quality hotels. Most of them are situated on the Lapad peninsula and in the area of Ploce, southeast of the old town. The hotel complex Dubrava - Babin Kuk on Lapad has all features of a small town. It has a shopping centre, a bank, an out-patient department, many restaurants and cafés, and a street called the "New Stradun", which connects all hotels. Dubrovnik is the city of an outstanding cultural and artistic life. The most important event in the cultural life of the city is the Dubrovnik Summer Festival (10th of July - 25th of August), traditionally held since 1950. It is a theatre and classical and folk music festival, since 1956 included in the calendar of world festivals and as such one of the most famous cultural events in the world. Concerts and other performances take place on open stages in the town (Gunduliceva Poljana, Drziceva Poljana, Lovrijenac, Revelin) or in beautiful interiors of the most famous buildings (Duke's Palace, cloisters, churches). The repertoire includes works of Croatian and world classics, performed by the leading personalities from Croatia and abroad, including a number of world-famous actors, directors, conductors, etc. So far several hundreds of them have performed in Dubrovnik. An important part of the Festival are performances of local (Lindo, Lado) and foreign folk music ensembles. The artistic life of Dubrovnik is characterized by numerous exhibitions taking place throughout the year. Apart from already renowned galleries - the Art Gallery (Put Frana Supila 23), its exhibition space Luza Art Centre (Stradun), Sebastian - occasional and permanent exhibitions are also held in other spaces as well. Very famous are also Dubrovnik carnival festivities - so-called Dubrovnik "karnevo" (local variant of the word "carnival"), held ever since the early Middle Ages, when they were brought from the neighbouring Italy. Another important event is the Feast Day of St. Blaise, also the Day of Dubrovnik (3rd of February). The feast takes place for the whole week, including religious ceremonies, a procession through the town, concerts, sports events, entertainment and carnival programs. Excursions to Dubrovnik during that week are regularly organized.

Day 12Port of Call Venice/Italy Arrival 8:00am

Overview

One of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, Venice is simply magical. The city is surrounded by water; the quiet canals are like city streets crossed by little bridges. There are no cars; it is a pedestrian haven. The piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, is crowded with pigeons and people during the day, but at night becomes an open-air ballroom. Music from several orchestras wafts across the candlelit square. It is a place for lovers and lovers of art and beauty. But, the very thing that makes Venice so special is also a threat. The water has been rising and exceptionally high tides have been flooding the square and eroding the buildings. Much thought and care has been given to finding ways to preserve this special city, but we would waste no time in visiting Venice as soon as you can. It is worth a lot to see this treasure before it is too late.

Onboard the Norwegian Gem

Costco Member Reviews

4.2 of 5 stars4.2/5 (873 Reviews)

Ship Rating

3.5/5

On board, you'll find 16 dining options and 13 exciting bars and lounges where you can just hang out. There's even a bowling alley (a cruise industry first!) and rock climbing wall.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Rock Climbing Wall

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Walking/Jogging Track
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Hot Tub
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Internet Center
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Elevators

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Bowling
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Grand Pacific

Main Dining

Grand Pacific: A first class dining experience in the grand tradition of the luxury ocean liners of yesteryear, Grand Pacific offers beautifully crafted contemporary and traditional dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Plus, with Chef's Signature Dishes and a Chocoholic Night available once per sailing featuring specialty chocolate-based desserts, this Main Dining Room guarantees an amazing foodie experience.

Magenta: Balancing classic favorites with the hottest new dishes, Magenta is a can't-miss culinary experience. With daily changing menus offering even more variety and Chef's Signature Dishes featuring deliciously fresh ingredients, there's always something to look forward to inside this Main Dining Room.

Orchid Garden

Specialty Dining

Cagney's Steakhouse: Steak is the standard at this American-style steakhouse. Select from choice cuts of Black Angus perfectly prepared like traditional T-bone or tender Prime Rib. Don’t forget to order Cagney's made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of truffle fries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

La Cucina: Buonasera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at Norwegian's vibrant Italian ristorante. Spark a conversation amongst friends over a great bottle of wine and freshly baked artisan farm bread. Dine on classic dishes like pasta carbonara or lobster fettuccine. Then order the affogato and indulge in espresso over macadamia nut ice cream. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Le Bistro: Ornate French restaurant inspired by the colors, planting and artwork of the Pacific Islands. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Moderno Churrascaria: If you’re looking for a unique experience, Norwegian's authentic Brazilian steakhouse is a must. 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 table-side by Norwegian's Pasadores. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Sushi: Take a seat at the sushi bar and watch in amazement as chefs expertly slice, carve, and roll the freshest ingredients into works of delicious art. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Teppanyaki: Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at Norwegian's authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. 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. Teppenyaki's chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping, too. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Atrium Café and Bar: Atrium Café and Bar serves frozen coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, pastries and cookies. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Garden Café

Casual Dining

Bali Hai Bar & Grill: A hot air balloon theme where the bar itself is styled as a ballooning basket with sandbags, ropes and a rattan front.

Great Outdoors: A spacious outdoor buffet with many choices that will surely keep you coming back for more.

Garden Café: Made-to-order action stations, always-changing menu options, a fresh salad bar and a dessert bar make this way more than a traditional buffet.

O'Sheehan's: This place is so inviting, everyone here really may eventually know your name. Dine on American classics as well as your favorite comfort foods, served 24 hours a day.

Orchid Garden Asian Restaurant: Enjoy a complimentary Asian Fusion dining venue featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups, and more.

Topsiders Bar & Grill: On deck near the Pools is Topsiders, a full bar and grill in close proximity to an ample sunning area and two hot tubs. Think of it as a total resort experience.

Room Service: If you can't come to the restaurant, Norwegian will bring the restaurant to you. Norwegian offers a menu of items that can be delivered to your stateroom. Room service is available 24 hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature modern design and can accommodate up to four guests.

Sailaway Inside (Category: IX)

Category: IX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 143

A Sailaway Inside stateroom guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 138-278

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.

Inside (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 138-278

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.

Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 138-278

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.

Family Inside (Category: I4)

Category: I4
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 138-278

These Norwegian Gem Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for your family to cruise. With room for up to four guests, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. And of course, room service and many other amenities.

Staterooms feature either a picture window or porthole.

Sailaway Oceanview (Category: OX)

Category: OX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 161

A Sailaway Oceanview stateroom guarantees an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully obstructed, partially obstructed, porthole or picture window. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Obstructed Oceanview (Category: OK)

Category: OK
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 161-183

These Oceanview Staterooms sleep up to four guests and have either a picture window or porthole, with an obstructed view. Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.

Oceanview (Category: OF)

Category: OF
Accommodates 2-4, total approximate size 140 - 161 sq. ft

Up to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a porthole to enjoy the view. Some can connect, perfect when traveling with family or friends.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OB)

Category: OB
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 138-161

These Norwegian Gem Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate an additional guest. You'll also have an amazing view to enjoy from your big picture window, along with room service and many more amenities. Plus some can connect so you can spread out yet stay together.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OA)

Category: OA
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 138-161

These Norwegian Gem Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate an additional guest. You'll also have an amazing view to enjoy from your big picture window, along with room service and many more amenities. Plus some can connect so you can spread out yet stay together.

Family Oceanview (Category: O4)

Category: O4
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 155-161

You can comfortably fit up to four guests in these staterooms, making them perfect for families. You'll enjoy an amazing view from the big picture window. Two lower beds convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities. Plus some can connect for even more space.

Spacious staterooms feature a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors and a sitting area.

Sailaway Balcony (Category: BX)

Category: BX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 205, balcony size (in sq. ft): 38

A Sailaway Balcony stateroom guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Accommodates 2-4, total approximate size 200 - 289 sq. ft, balcony size 38 - 54 sq. ft

Balcony staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, with additional bedding for up to 2. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Some can connect, offering more options when traveling with family or friends.

Aft-Facing Balcony (Category: B1)

Category: B1
Accommodates: 3-4, Total Approx. Size (in sq. ft): 205, Balcony Size (in sq. ft): 38

You'll enjoy every inch of these staterooms, with enough space to sleep up to four guests. The two lower beds can be converted into a queen-size bed and the convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. You'll also have a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are aft-facing, the view from your balcony is amazing and truly unforgettable.

Family Balcony (Category: B4)

Category: B4
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 205, balcony size (in sq. ft): 38

These staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to four guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, one pullman, and one single sofabed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Plus some can connect, offering more space for your group to spread out yet stay together.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Accommodates 2-4, total approximate size 200 - 289 sq. ft, balcony size 38 - 54 sq. ft

Balcony staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, with additional bedding for up to 2. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Some can connect, offering more options when traveling with family or friends.

Spacious suites and mini-suites feature private balcony and bath with shower. Suites feature butler and concierge service.

Sailaway Club Balcony Suite (Category: MX)

Category: MX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 285, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54

A Sail Away Club Balcony Suite stateroom guarantees a Club Balcony Suite stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MB)

Category: MB
Accommodates 4, total approximate size 272 - 285 sq. ft, balcony size 54 sq. ft

Up to four guests can stay in these Club Balcony Suites that come with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention you'll have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view. Some can connect, perfect when traveling with family or friends.

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MA)

Category: MA
Accommodates 4, total approximate size 272 - 285 sq. ft, balcony size 54 sq. ft

Up to four guests can stay in these Club Balcony Suites that come with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention you'll have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view. Some can connect, perfect when traveling with family or friends.

Aft-Facing Club Balcony Suite (Category: M1)

Category: M1
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 272-416, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54-81

These Club Balcony Suites sleep up to four guests, making them ideal if you want to bring the kids. They have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Because they are aft-facing suites, the view from your private balcony is truly amazing. Plus some can connect for even more space to spread out yet stay together.

Forward-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: SF)

Category: SF
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 489-578, balcony size (in sq. ft): 208-284

These exceptional Penthouses are an ideal retreat. Marvel at the unparalleled views from the large, forward-facing balcony, and enjoy a queen-size bed, luxury bath with separate bathtub, and a living and dining area. With a single sofabed, this suite accommodates up to three guests. Includes butler and concierge service. Some can connect to The Haven Suites so your group can spread out in luxury.

2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Balcony (Category: S4)

Category: S4
Accommodates: 6, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 544-546, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54

These Penthouses are perfect for your whole family. Up to six guests can stay in these luxurious Penthouses that include a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a separate children's bedroom. In addition to the living area, dining area, private balcony and luxury bath with separate shower. Includes butler and concierge service. Plus they can connect to a Mini-Suite so you can spread out yet stay together.

Forward-Facing Deluxe Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: SD)

Category: SD
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 501, balcony size (in sq. ft): 144

These incredible Penthouses sleeps up to four, with a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower. Also includes a living area, dining area and large private balcony that offers an amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: SM)

Category: SM
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 375-387, balcony size (in sq. ft): 88-100

Perfect for a romantic getaway, you will fall head over heels for these fabulous Penthouses. Sleeps up to three, with a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, in addition to the living area, dining area and large private balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony (Category: SN)

Category: SN
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 334-352, balcony size (in sq. ft): 54-65

These stylish Penthouses feature exceptional accommodations for up to three guests. They have one queen-size bed or two lower beds that convert to a queen, plus a single sofabed, luxury bath and shower, and include concierge and butler service in most. Some also feature living and dining rooms. And since they're aft-facing, the views from your balcony are simply spectacular.

The Haven 3-Bedroom Garden Villa (Category: H1)

Category: H1
Accommodates: 8, total approximate size: 4,252 sq. ft, balcony size: 1,675 sq. ft

These Norwegian Gem amazing Villas sleep up to eight with three separate bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath. With a living room, dining room and incredible private garden with hot tub, you will have more than enough space to spread out and unwind. You'll also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.

The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony (Category: H2)

Category: H2
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 1197, balcony size (in sq. ft): 567

Enjoy the perfect escape in the Deluxe Owner's Suites. With a living room, dining room, wall of windows with king-size bed and luxury bath, you will have an unforgettable experience in this suite. Sleeps up to four and includes access to the private courtyard area. Not to mention the large balcony and amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service.

The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Balcony (Category: H3)

Category: H3
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 824, balcony size (in sq. ft): 151

Norwegian Gem Deluxe Owner's Suites are a truly luxurious way for you to get away. Includes a separate bedroom with a king-size bed and luxury bath with separate shower, in addition to the living room, dining room and large private balconies with incredible views. Sleeps up to four and guests receive access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service. Plus these Suites can connect to a Balcony Stateroom for even more space to spread out.

The Haven Owner's Suite with Large Balcony (Category: H4)

Category: H4
Accommodates 4, total approximate size 791 sq. ft, balcony size 248 sq. ft

Retreat to your sumptuous private oasis in an Owner's Suite, featuring a separate bedroom with king-size bed, luxury bath with separate shower, plus a guest bath, living and dining area and two large balconies to admire the gorgeous views. With a double sofabed, this Suite sleeps up to four guests. Enjoy exclusive amenities of The Haven, including concierge and 24-hour butler service.Plus, these Suites can connect to a Penthouse with Large Balcony or Balcony Stateroom.

The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony (Category: H6)

Category: H6
Accommodates: 6, total approximate size 572 sq. ft, balcony size 85 sq. ft

Up to six guests can enjoy these Villas that are perfect if you want to bring the kids. They have one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a luxury bath and shower, as well as a separate children's bedroom. Also features a living area, dining area and private balcony. You will also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.

The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony (Category: HF)

Category: HF
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 440, balcony size (in sq. ft): 60

These Courtyard Penthouses make for an amazing cruising experience. Sleeps three, with a bedroom featuring a queen-size bed, luxury bath and shower and additional bedding to sleep one additional guest. Also features a living area, dining area, private balcony and access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 15
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom with facilities for the disabledStateroom with facilities for the disabled
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Third person occupancy availableThird person occupancy available
Third and/or fourth person occupancy availableThird and/or fourth person occupancy available
Third, fourth and/or fifth person occupancy availableThird, fourth and/or fifth person occupancy available
Up to sixth person occupancy availableUp to sixth person occupancy available
PrivaSea (partially enclosed) balconyPrivaSea (partially enclosed) balcony
ElevatorElevator
RestroomRestroom

Ship Facts

Norwegian Gem ship image
  • Ship Name: Norwegian Gem
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Year Refurbished: 2015
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2007
  • Ship Class: Jewel
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,394
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 1,070
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 243
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 360
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 412
  • Tonnage (GRT): 93,530
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,394
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,197
  • Suites with Balcony: 182
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Reviews

Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date

Inside Stateroom

Ocean View Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Suite Stateroom

Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy and is valid for select stateroom categories only. Click on Terms & Conditions link below for details.

**Included Extras are per stateroom, cannot be substituted, are nontransferable, and have no cash value. If unused, no reimbursement given. Offers applied to 1st guest in stateroom (unless noted otherwise). Photo Package: Duplicate prints not included. 50 prints per stateroom; 6"x8" and 8"x10" only. Only valid on standard photos. Certain exclusions apply. Photos cannot be used at Perspectives Photography Studio. Phone Call Package: Only valid on calls from ship to shore on fixed phone in stateroom and not from guest's wireless devices. Bingo Package: $39 promotional play applied to guests 1 and 2 for two sessions; three cards for three games within each session. Spa credit: Applied to guest 1 and 2, age 18+. Only valid on port days and select services. Cannot be divided between multiple visits. Internet Package: Not available at Great Stirrup Cay or Harvest Caye. Casino Play: $25 promotional play applied to guests 1 and 2; $50 for single occupancy bookings. Slot machines only.

†The exact amount of the Costco Shop Card will be calculated during the booking process. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for additional information.

Ship's registry: The Bahamas

    Package ID: NCLGEMEUR20220509BC