Part of Norwegian Cruise Line’s ‘Freestyle Cruising’ philosophy is to make sure you’re always comfortable. Onboard a Norwegian Cruise Line sailing, ‘resort casual’ is the typical dress code, which means you’re welcome to wear whatever you want, whenever you want. By offering a wide range of entertainment and dining venues, Norwegian Cruise Line ensures that any area of the ship can fit your personal style.
During daytime, casual clothes such as shorts, jeans, and sundresses are appropriate. Swimsuit attire is even welcome at the poolside grill. In the evening, a variety of attire is acceptable – it is up to you to wear what you want. No matter where you are on the ship, you can also feel free to sport a nice jacket or evening gown for that special occasion. Just wearing shorts or jeans is fine too, however is not permitted in any of the specialty restaurants.
*Wearing comfortable walking shoes is also highly recommended for days in port, as is bringing extra bathing suits, sun block, sun visors, and other types of sun protection.
Fitness / Recreation
There are numerous ways to stay in shape while onboard Norwegian Gem. The Body Waves Fitness Center is open 24-hours with a full gym and aerobics / fitness classes daily. You can also take advantage of the jogging track or play a game of basketball, volleyball, or tennis.
Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub
Bliss Ultra Lounge is inspired by all things spherical and out of space. Bubbles, the use of lighting, color, and ultraviolet artworks are throughout this room. It also features the industry’s first bowling alley and is equipped with plasma TVs.
While sipping drinks at the Spinnaker lounge you can view the bridge through the lounge’s horizontal windows or hit the dance floor to boogie the night away.
Bali Hai Bar & Grill
The Bali Hai Bar & Grill has a hot air balloon theme where the bar itself is styled as a ballooning basket with sandbags, ropes, and a rattan front.
Great Outdoors Bar
Enjoy wine, beer, and a full selection of cocktails at this covered outdoor bar.
Fabulous Broadway and Vegas-style performances are waiting for you at the Stardust Theatre. Sip a cocktail and enjoy the fun, lavish setting.
Relax and rejuvenate in the full service beauty salon and spa onboard Norwegian Gem. You can choose how you want to be pampered from a wide range of spa treatments and salon services.
Shop the day away at Trade Routes Boutiques, a large department store offering a wide selection of branded and choice items.
Grand Pacific Main Dining Room
The Grand Pacific Main Dining Room is influenced by the dining room on the Matson Liner ships that used to sail from San Francisco all the way to Honolulu. To make the atmosphere even more interesting, artwork inspired by the menu covers from the Matson Line are placed around the room.
Magenta Main Dining Room
Contemporary artwork decorates the walls in this unique dining room that also has subtlety changing decorative walls and backlights to add to the ambiance.
While enjoying an intimate meal at Le Bistro, one could easily imagine sitting in a charming café on the Champs Èlysées. The menu also reflects many delicious Mediterranean influences, its clever mix of traditional specialties and inventive signature dishes has made Le Bistro 'le favorite.'.
It’s dinner and a show – Hibachi Chefs grill up steak, seafood, chicken, and veggies right before your eyes. Get dinner started with a Japanese martini and finish it with a delightful slice of green tea cake, all culinary creations are sure to send your senses head over heels.
Aged, prime beef cooked at a searing temperature results in some of the most succulent steaks and prime rib meals anywhere. Choose from steaks, filet mignon, prime rib, lamb, fresh seafood and grilled chicken dishes that will surely satisfy all guests taste buds.
Garden Café / Kid’s Café & Great Outdoors:
This fun buffet features omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties, and pasta. It also has a “kid’s only” area complete with smaller tables and chairs.
Tequila Latin / Tapas Restaurant
Spicy Latin food and tapas are the highlight of this brightly colored restaurant.
The Gem Club Casino is a full casino featuring a circus theme of traditional traveling circuses at the turn of the century.
Norwegian Cruise Line offers many entertaining activities for kids of all ages to participate in each day of the cruise. Whether your child wants to paint, have a pajama party, or put on a show there is always something fun to do that they will enjoy.
In addition, Norwegian Gem offers the Tree Top Kid’s Club, which is just for toddlers, and has an indoor jungle gym / obstacle course, plus a wall of windows for viewing kids. For teens, the cool place to hang out on Norwegian Gem is the Leopard Lounge.