Europe and Mediterranean: Santorini, Mykonos and Croatia Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise the Adriatic on board Norwegian Gem and experience the Mediterranean like never before. Sample traditional Greek cuisine amongst windmills, sparkling bays, superb beaches and blue-domed houses along the windy coast of Mykonos. Walk through the picturesque streets of the Old Town where you'll discover the Venetian quarters of Cambiello and Corfu's historical center. Be enchanted by the piercing-blue beaches and colorful history within the medieval walls that hug the shoreline in Dubrovnik, Croatia. And visit multiple filming locations for the hit TV series Game of Thrones, like the Jesuit Staircase or Lovrijenac Fortress. All that and more await on your magical Mediterranean cruise with Norwegian.

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Sailing Itinerary

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

Day 1Port of Call Athens/PiraeusDeparture 10:00pm

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 2Port of Call Thira/Santorini Arrival 6:30amDeparture 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 3Port of Call Mykonos Arrival 6:30amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Mykonos is world-famous. It is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands, attracts so many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals. Here, the steep mountains to be encountered in most of the Cyclades give way to low, rocky hills which combine with superb beaches to make up the landscape of the island. The capital, Hora (Chora), with its colourful harbour in which little fishingboats nestle happily side by side with luxury yachts, presents quite a different picture from the majority of Aegean island towns. While it is usual for island villages to be built on naturally amphitheatrical sites, Mykonos is spread out over a flat area and conveys an impression of lid aesthetic cohesion. Along the whitewashed streets stand brilliant white box-shaped houses with stepped walls for sitting on, wooden doors and windows and brightly-coloured balconies. These are interspersed with small but impressive churches, pretty little tavernas and shops selling souvenirs and other goods, and the overall sense is of being inside a film set. On the low Kastro hill is the complex of churches known collectively as Our Lady 'Paraportiani', a superb arrangement of whitewashed masses created over the centuries and now recognised as a national cultural monument. Of particular historical and aesthetic interest are the medieval houses in this district of the town, which stand like a wall above the sea protecting the west side of Hora. The Archaeological Museum of Hora contains finds from tombs on the nearby island of Rhenia, sculptures, vases and figurines. The Folklore Museum brings together a number of collections of furniture, icons, pieces of sculpture and folk musical instruments. Mykonos is also the home of the Nautical Museum of the Aegean, which has interest all of its own. The countryside of Mykonos is a mixture of grey-green rocks ringed by prickly pear plants and little fertile areas carpeted with wild flowers. Here and there are tiny whitewashed chapels and windmills. Ano Mera is, after Hora, the most important of the older villages on the island. Standing 8 km. to the east of the town, Ano Mera has the interesting monastery of Our Lady Tourliani, ornamented with fine wood-carvings. The church has a collection of valuable ecclesiastical vessels, vestments and embroideries. The courtyard contains an interesting bell-tower and a marble fountain. Here lovers of the sea will find outstanding golden beaches such as Agios Stefanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Platis Gialos, Ornos, Elia and Panormos. Miykonos is a busy island with all the amenities of a modern resort and with plenty to do - by day or night for those who want to have a lively time. Yet visitors fond of more peaceful holidays will still find quiet corners in which to relax.

Day 4Port of Call Zakynthos Arrival 9:30amDeparture 9:00pm

Overview

The town of Zakynthos, with a population of 10,000 inhabitants, is the capital, situated in the eastern part of the island. Most of the old town was ruined in 1953, during the earthquake which shocked the Ionian Islands and from which only a few buildings and churches servived. Upon the ruins, the new town was built, preserving the traditional architecture of the Ionian Islands. It was only fair to call Zakynthos "Fioro di Levante" (Flower of Lavender), because of the town's beauty and gentility. The crowded highway by the sea, Strata Marina, and the surrounding alleys concentrate the biggest part of the island's commercial and cultural life. The town's most significant churches that survived the 1953 earthquake, are: Panagia Agelon, Panagia Faneromeni, Agios Nikolaos Molou and the church of the island's protector - saint, Agios Dionissios. One should also visit the town' s museums: the Museum of Dionissios Solomos and of other prominent Zakynthians, the Byzantine Museum, the Museum of Occupation and Resistance against the Germans and the Municipal Library. From the town, one should visit the hill of Strani, where Dionissios Solomos stood and gazed at the sea. In the central square one will admire the statue of Dionissios Solomos. On top of the hill around which the town is built, one will admire the ruins of a Venetian fortress. From the hill's slope where Bohari is situated, one will admire the majestic view.

Day 5Port of Call Corfu Arrival 6:30amDeparture 5:00pm

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 6Port of Call Kotor Arrival 6:30amDeparture 5:00pm

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 7Port of Call Dubrovnik Arrival 6:30amDeparture 4:00pm

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 8Port of Call Koper Arrival 9:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Koper is a port city in Slovenia, on the country's Adriatic coastline. Its medieval old town centers around Titov Trg, a square with Venetian-influenced landmarks such as the Praetorian Palace and a Gothic-style loggia, while nearby Da Ponte Fountain is a replica of Venice's famed Rialto Bridge. Rebuilt many times, the circa-12th-century Cathedral of the Assumption features a tall campanile with sweeping bay views.

Day 9Port of Call Venice/Italy Arrival 6:30amDeparture 11:00pm

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.

Day 10Port of Call Ravenna Arrival 6:00am

Overview

Ravenna is a city of art and culture, of mosaics, and ancient city which 1,500 years ago was capital three times: of the western Roman Empire, of Theodoric King of the Goths, of the Byzantine Empire in Europe. The magnificence of that period has left Ravenna with a great heritage of MONUMENTS, religious buildings decorated with mosaics which have been declared patrimony of humanity by UNESCO. The art of mosaics was not born in Ravenna but it did find its greatest level of expression here where Christian iconology was born, a mixture of symbolism and realism, of Roman and Byzantine influence. Here a Latin hexameter on the walls of the Archbishop's chapel reads: Aut lux hic nata est aut capta hic libera regnat… in other words "Or light born here or imprisoned here, reigns free". The beauty of the mosaics and harmony of the architecture are not the only features. In Ravenna you can stroll among bell-towers and monastic cloisters, the frescoes in Giotto style of Santa Chiara to the baroque apse of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. Ravenna is roman, gothic, byzantine and also medieval, venetian and finally modern and contemporary, civilised and hospitable, full of events and shows of international prestige.

Onboard the Norwegian Gem

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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

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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.

Garden Café

Casual Dining

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

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 Bar & Grill: 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: Enjoy a complimentary Asian Fusion dining venue featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups, and more.

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

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  • 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
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Ship's registry: The Bahamas

    Package ID: NCLGEMEUR20220710