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Old September 25th, 2013, 03:11 PM
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I understand from reading here on Cruise Critic that the Gem is scheduled for a dry dock in November. Any idea on what upgrades are planned?

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I'm interested in this as well. Sailing on the Gem in December.
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Heard nothing about a drydock for Gem


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Possibly October/November of next year.

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Possibly October/November of next year.
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Next year? Oh I missed that detail. I remember reading that some people had their cruise extended due to dry dock schedule. So I guess they are booked quite a way out!

I was hoping for a freshly refurbished ship for our December cruise....not that she isn't beautiful enough, I'm sure!

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Next year? Oh I missed that detail. I remember reading that some people had their cruise extended due to dry dock schedule. So I guess they are booked quite a way out!

I was hoping for a freshly refurbished ship for our December cruise....not that she isn't beautiful enough, I'm sure!

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Not me. I'm sailing on her in January, and I'm afraid the first target of any dry dock would be to trash the Spinnaker in favor of some more suites! If she's as pretty as the Jewel I'd prefer to leave well enough alone. At least I'll get to enjoy her before any so called improvements.....
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Not me. I'm sailing on her in January, and I'm afraid the first target of any dry dock would be to trash the Spinnaker in favor of some more suites! If she's as pretty as the Jewel I'd prefer to leave well enough alone. At least I'll get to enjoy her before any so called improvements.....

I just looked at a site called Pentravel. For whatever it's worth, they have the Gem scheduled for the dreaded dry dock in November of 2014. Please NCL, don't hurt her!
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Well, it has been six or seven years so I imagine the Gem-IT mermaid in the bridge viewing room has requested a tummy tuck, a facial, and possibly new implants...

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Not me. I'm sailing on her in January, and I'm afraid the first target of any dry dock would be to trash the Spinnaker in favor of some more suites! If she's as pretty as the Jewel I'd prefer to leave well enough alone. At least I'll get to enjoy her before any so called improvements.....

NCL: Don't you DARE take away the Spinnaker.........Without that space, well.....I might as well save money and sale Carnival!

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Old September 25th, 2013, 11:14 PM
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I love the Gem even more than the Jewel and Spinnakers is my favorite indoor spot onboard! I'm sailing on the Breakaway soon and am a little worried about not having a similar indoor space. I hope they don't take it away!
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So far, they have only done that to the Star and the Dawn. I haven't heard of any plans to do the same to the Jewel Class ships, or any other. Of course, that doesn't mean they won't, at some time.....
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Our cruise is affected by this dry dock. it is scheduled for 11/9/2014 in Bahamas. Not sure what they will be doing to it.

Our cruise was changed from a 9 day to an 11 day, added a sea day and St. Kitts, changed San Juan from 3-9pm to 8-6pm, gave us a $75 OBC and didn't change our price or charge for St. Kitts port fees. All we had to do was rebook our rooms and that was even a plus because we now have adjoining rooms!! Big + for us!!!
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I realize this thread is a few months old... but I came across it in looking for what updates might be being planned (and when) for the Gem. I also came across this information regarding what will be done in November 2014:

"Norwegian Gem will undergo redecoration of all Penthouse Suites and Horizon and Observation lounges. It will also get custom-crafted furnishings, wall coverings, original artworks, new lighting and new carpets. New furniture will also be added to Deck 11 relaxation area and Deck 12."

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=521

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I realize this thread is a few months old... but I came across it in looking for what updates might be being planned (and when) for the Gem. I also came across this information regarding what will be done in November 2014:

"Norwegian Gem will undergo redecoration of all Penthouse Suites and Horizon and Observation lounges. It will also get custom-crafted furnishings, wall coverings, original artworks, new lighting and new carpets. New furniture will also be added to Deck 11 relaxation area and Deck 12."

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=521

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Funny, the link to the refurbishment site on here says "San Francisco". I am pretty sure it will be more like Freeport Bahamas instead.

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I realize this thread is a few months old... but I came across it in looking for what updates might be being planned (and when) for the Gem. I also came across this information regarding what will be done in November 2014:

"Norwegian Gem will undergo redecoration of all Penthouse Suites and Horizon and Observation lounges. It will also get custom-crafted furnishings, wall coverings, original artworks, new lighting and new carpets. New furniture will also be added to Deck 11 relaxation area and Deck 12."

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=521

So now back to planning which cruise to book!
Thank you for posting that.
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"Norwegian Gem will undergo redecoration of all Penthouse Suites and Horizon and Observation lounges. It will also get custom-crafted furnishings, wall coverings, original artworks, new lighting and new carpets. New furniture will also be added to Deck 11 relaxation area and Deck 12."

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=521

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I believe this info is actually about the Jewel. It is scheduled for drydock in SF.

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NCL: Don't you DARE take away the Spinnaker.........Without that space, well.....I might as well save money and sale Carnival!

Kim
I feel the same way. Although I have no problems with Carnival. I do not care for the lack of the shiptop obsevation lounges. Booooo, the DAWN hasn't got one. I loved Spinnaker on the GEM (although the roof leaked bad in the rain).
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one thing that I read awhile ago and can't remember where is that all the ships will transform the Blue Lagoon to O'Sheehans so I'm sure the Gem will get that in dry dock....
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Our cruise is affected by this dry dock. it is scheduled for 11/9/2014 in Bahamas. Not sure what they will be doing to it.

Our cruise was changed from a 9 day to an 11 day, added a sea day and St. Kitts, changed San Juan from 3-9pm to 8-6pm, gave us a $75 OBC and didn't change our price or charge for St. Kitts port fees. All we had to do was rebook our rooms and that was even a plus because we now have adjoining rooms!! Big + for us!!!
nice! I had a cruise booked with carnival, and without contacting me at all...they cancelled it and revamped the itinerary. I only found out from my visa bill! I would have loved for them to have done something good like they for you!
shame on carnival for not even letting us know! lol
oh well, worked out better for us as we got a better deal with NCL on a better ship
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