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  1. Anyone know when the Gem is going into Dry Dock? Will this be a bare- bones operation, or will they make any changes, upgrades, etc. I have seen Dry Dock was scheduled for NOV/ DEC in Boston TIA
  2. We are seriously considering both the fall Boston to Quebec or Boston r/trip Canada itinerary on either the GEM (2021) or the PEARL (2022). Have already sailed on the GEM a few years back (before the most recent refurb). Both convenient for us, since we live in MA, with Boston our home port. Of course, if we pick the Boston-Quebec cruise, we will have a one-way flight. Aware these are Jewel class ships and pretty similiar. Any thoughts on which ship/itinerary sounds best? We have an aft club-balcony suite in our sights, either way. Like the mid-sized ships...the Breakaway and beyond are too big for us! Of course, planning has to include what happens with Covid-19. Hoping by late 2021 and certainly 2022, we are good to go.
  3. I noticed today the Sun and the Gem are docked in Aruba. This might sound like a dumb question......But Why? Hurricane season? Cheaper to keep them there vs anchored around the Bahamas? Just curious....
  4. Hello folk's, We are sailing on the Gem again but as we have the whole family (5 of us) we are in a 2 bedroom suite (Haven). I remember seeing a photo of the sofa pulled out as a bed but can't find it anywhere. If anybody knows the size of this on the Gem that would be great. The one on the Dawn was a twin size and our then 25 year old had trouble sleeping here. Also I need to see the upper pulled out in the second bedroom if anybody has this size as well. Thanks as always CC group.
  5. Just got an email from NCL. They are cancelling my April 5, 2021 12N cruise on the GEM out of NY. The reason given is redeployment. Automatic refund of my deposit plus a 10% FCC.
  6. Greetings CC's, With the lockdown, we've had time to finally go through all the footage from our first Norwegian cruise onboard the Gem. Check it out as we also have a lot of other cruise videos onboard other lines. Subscribe to our channel if you enjoy as it encourages us to document more of our vacations. Thanks in advance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osWat8H2FCU
  7. Have the balcony and junior suites on Gem been upgraded since 2015? Sybird
  8. Hi All, We just rebooked our cruise to Bermuda (initially planned for the first week of June this year out of NYC) for the beginning of June next year. We were originally scheduled on the Encore and have rebooked on the Gem from Boston. My husband and I will be cruising with our 22 year old son and his girlfriend and my niece who will be almost 12. There was a lot of stuff to do on the Encore. What do you think about the Gem for their age bracket? With the discount and the extra credit, I was able to book the Garden Villa for less than what I spent for 2 Haven Suites on the Encore, so we'll have plenty of room to hang out together there. Thanks! Kim
  9. I truly hope NCL is not avoiding testing to prevent having to report crew cases of Covid-19. https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2020/05/articles/disease/covid-cover-up-ncl-ship-doctor-on-the-norwegian-gem-dies/
  10. Hey guys! It's been 7 years since my last cruise and I just came back yesterday from my trip on the NCL Gem, I got to visit Cape Canaveral, Nassau, and the private island, and ate at the complimentary restaurants onboard. I have like, 100 photos so I'll be slowly posting all night, so maybe hold off comments and questions till tomorrow. If you don't want to wait, you can view all of my pictures on my Flickr at, Anyways.... here I go! As soon as we got onboard, after we got our first drinks we hit the main dining room and got lunch. I have pics of the daily lunch menu later on in my album. So above is the popcorn shrimp. Grouper Sandwich Fried Chicken Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake The first drink I got was a mojito in the Atrium. I got most of my drinks here, and headed to the Topside Grill for my frozen ones. Antoan in the Java Cafe made the best ones! Mudslide
  11. We are booked on NCL Gem sailing from Boston to Bermuda leaving on May 15th.We are hopefully hoping it will sail;we however are not clueless about the situation in the world.Any ideas?
  12. I am hoping you guys can answer a very specific question I have. I have a teenage daughter and a teenage son who will be sharing our balcony stateroom. Their (reasonable) request is that they don't share a bed. Our last cruise had a balcony with a bed that hung from the ceiling (on a different cruise line). So, each got their own bed. No worries. While there are other options we can pursue, that is the best set up for my family. I am trying to figure out on the Norwegian Gem if a Balcony stateroom and/or a mini-suite has a set up with a drop down bed. The Norwegian website hints at this but does not confirm which rooms have this. I have the option of upgrading to the mini-suite and motivated solely by the drop down bed option. Anyone have any experience on the Gem who could answer this question?
  13. I just booked an October cruise on the Norwegian Gem, with my son, who is very bummed about us having to cancel our June cruise. Does anyone know anything about the gym or the spa area? Separate or coed steam sauna , size ? Is there a running track? Is it worth getting the spa package? My travel agent is awesome, but had no idea when I asked her these questions. Thank you, Mitch
  14. Hi everyone, As someone who previously sailed on Getaway, Escape, and was supposed to do Encore.. how would I like the Gem? What were some of your experiences? thank you for your input!
  15. It looks like the Gem skipped St Thomas today. Anyone heard anything from guests onboard? My stepdaughter is sailing, but she doesn't have the wifi package, so I'm out of the loop. Just curious if St Thomas said not to come there, or if NCL is trying to return to NY more quickly for some reason. Thanks for any info!
  16. My sister, BIL, DH, and I are thinking about a trip to Bermuda on the Gem. We're also thinking about splurging and getting suite together instead of separate cabins. Two questions: 1. Is the second bedroom in the 2BR suite was big enough for two adults and/or does the couch in the living room open up as a bed? 2. What suite amenities does a non-Haven suite get? Thanks in advance!
  17. Hi y’all.. been years since we cruised, been spending our time at resorts (all inclusive ) so we’re sailing on the Gem out of Boston 5/8/20 with 2 other couples. Feel we got a good deal with a lot of comps. Including free air. But still gonna check about price drops. What anyone tell me about this ship.. crew,cabins,excursions, on board time (3 days at sea) drink package (ncl comp)Thanks.. happy sailing🛳. Sorry this is long winded..
  18. Hi, Apologies if this has already been asked but I do not use these forums often. We are scheduled for the 11 day Caribbean cruise out of New York on the Gem on March 26. Curious if others have done this itinerary if there are recommendations for what to do at each stop. The stops are listed below. Also, we have a forwarding facing penthouse suite. Anyone have any experience with that type of room? Itinerary Day 1 ... New York (Manhattan) Day 2 ... Cruising Day 3 ... Cruising Day 4 ... San Juan Day 5 ... St. Kitts (Port Zante) Day 6 ... St. Lucia Day 7 ... Barbados Day 8 ... Antigua Day 9 ... St. Thomas Day 10 ... Cruising Day 11 ... Cruising Day 12 ... New York
  19. Has anyone planned a meet & mingle?
  20. Hi all, I will be sailing on the GEM to Bermuda in two weeks. I have heard through 3rd person that the GEM had a lot of construction going on and a lot of public areas un-accesible. This was from about 3 weeks ago. I wonder if it was just something minor and the guy was blowing things out of proportion or it was really a big inconvenience? I am still two weeks out so I am hoping what ever work was going on will be completed when I get on board. Hopefully the Spinnaker, Great Outdoors or the Pool deck isn't out of order. No one allowed on the Promenade deck or something crazy like that. Thanks for any help. Jon
  21. Hi, Waiting at port NYC to Embark the Gem and it is chaos. Apparently ship 2 hrs late and people were arriving before debarkation. Just wondering If anyone knows why ship was late. thanks kerri
  22. We haven’t been on the Gem for 2 years. Can anyone who has sailed on her recently comment on the shows?
  23. Hello, How is the Splash Academy on NCL Gem? Did your kids enjoy the experience or were they bored? My son is traveling with kids ages 2-16 and I am wondering if they would be bored on the Gem as opposed to the Encore which would be in NYC . With a large family I think cost was a factor and Boston is our home port. I love the Gem, but never sailed with kiddos. Also if anyone has scans of the daillies for the Splash academy that would be awesome so I could show them .
  24. Hello Folk's, Wonder if we will have the lounge chairs in June on the Gem? We had them in the aft suite last year and this trip have a 2 bedroom suite. I am seeing clips of these suites on you tube and they all have 2 chairs and a small table? With a 2 BR wouldn't they have at least 4 chairs? Is this standard now, I will need to request the loungers as my husband needs to elevate his legs when possible and what better way :). At least one lounger for him. Just need to know if I should ask prior to boarding as I do for the empty fridge, top sheet request and extra pillows. Thanks as always.
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