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Christmas Week 2018 Cruise


7-Day - Western Caribbean Cruise

leaving from New Orleans

Dec. 23 - 30, 2018

Sunday - Sunday






Group Exclusives 


1.         Group Cocktail Party

2.         Choice of the best cabin locations held specially for our group

3.     Option of private group shore excursions





attend the optional
 Seminar in Paradise

attend the optional
Seminar in Paradise - tba





      -Activities - Sports 








Sun. 23 New Orleans, LA   4:00 PM
Mon. 24 at sea - -
Tues. 25 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wed. 26 Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Thur. 27 Harvest Caye, Belize 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Fri. 28 Costa Maya, Mexico 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
Sat. 29 at sea - -
Sun. 30 New Orleans 8:00 AM  


7-Day Western Caribbean from New Orleans

 *On day of departure:

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice. Times are local to the port.




Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in our two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to our chefs' original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.





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.

Price Per Person: Complimentary

Cuisine Alternate Pool Bar & Grill




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. There's also a cute-as-can-be café for littler eaters with kid-favorite options.

Price Per Person: Complimentary

Cuisine Buffet




Grand Pacific Main Dining Room

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.

Price Per Person: Complimentary

Cuisine Main Dining Room




Great Outdoors (with Bar)

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

Price Per Person: Complimentary

 Cuisine Outdoor Buffet




Magenta Main Dining Room

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.

Price Per Person: Complimentary

Cuisine Main Dining Room




O'Sheehan's (with Bar)

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.

Price Per Person: Complimentary

Cuisine 24-hour Eatery




Orchid Garden Asian Restaurant

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

Price Per Person: Complimentary




Room Service

Dine in after a day at the pool. Or treat yourself to a continental breakfast in bed. Choose from an extensive menu with complimentary and a la carte items featuring everything from chef-crafted dishes to delicious snacks and treats. All freshly-prepared and delivered to your stateroom – 24-hours a day. Convenience charge of $7.95 USD may apply.



Topsiders Bar & Grill

Pool Bar & grill.

Price Per Person: Complimentary

Cuisine Main Pool Bar & Grill



Specialty Dining

Dining aboard Norwegian is about having choices. Enjoy delicious comfort foods as well as more exotic choices from our many complimentary dining options. Or widen your palette further and choose from our specialty restaurants for a cover charge or á la carte. Whether it's a cheeseburger you have a desire for, or Coq au Vin, your dinner is ready when you are. And if you book a Specialty Dining Package, you can savor an array of our specialty restaurants for one special price.


Specialty Dining

Moderno Churrascaria

If you’re looking for a unique experience, our 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 tableside by our Pasadores.

 Price Per Person: $24.95 USD


Specialty Dining


Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at our 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. Our chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping too.

 Price Per Person: $29.95 USD


Specialty Dining

Atrium Café & Bar

Serves frozen coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, pastries and cookies.

 Price Per Person:


Specialty Dining

Cagney's Steakhouse

Steak is the standard at our American-style steakhouse. Sip your favorite cocktail as you select from premium choice cuts of Angus beef perfectly prepared. And don’t forget to order our famous truffle fries.

 Price Per Person: À la carte


Specialty Dining

La Cucina

Enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every tomato used to make an exquisitely delicious sauce. Try a twist on a classic like shrimp fettuccine, or keep it purist with a osso bucco. Just when you think you’re out, they’ll pull you back in with a toasty espresso and some macadamia nut ice cream. Delizioso!

 Price Per Person: À la carte

Cuisine Italian



Specialty Dining

Le Bistro French Restaurant

Have it au poivre or just go straight for the bouillabaisse at our signature French restaurant. Elegant interiors and attentive servers make this an intimate dining experience reminiscent of a Parisian café. By the end of your meal, you’ll might just be proclaiming c’est magnifique!

 Price Per Person: À la carte



Specialty Dining


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.

 Price Per Person: Sushi à la carte




More BARS. . .



Bars & Lounges 

Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club

A lounge inspired by all things spherical and out of space. Bubbles, the use of lighting, color and ultraviolet artworks will be throughout this room. The lounge is also equipped with plasma TVs.


Bars & Lounges

Corona Cigar Club

Step into the world of rolled premium cigars, cognacs and spirits at the Cigar Club. This is one place where it is completely acceptable to light up in public. Full bar within the Gem Club Casino.


Bars & Lounges

Gem Club Casino Bar

The Gem Bar is located in Norwegian Gem's casino which features a circus theme reflecting bold and brash colors of traditional traveling circuses at the turn of the century.

Bars & Lounges

Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

Inspired by the Art Nouveau era using Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design elements and colors.


Bars & Lounges

 Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar

Contemporary bar area with a backdrop reflecting the production of beer.


Bars & Lounges

Sake Bar

Full Sake Bar within the Orchid Garden Restaurant.


Bars & Lounges

Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar

Art Deco inspired with a large screen behind the bar depicting James Bond inspired graphic silhouettes of funky images from the 60's & 70's.


Bars & Lounges

Spinnaker Lounge

Horizontal windows in the floor allow views of the bridge. The stage can also be used as a dance floor.


Bars & Lounges

Stardust Theater

It's showtime! And we've got a really big show for you at the Stardust. Enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows.


Bars & Lounges

Sugarcane Mojito Bar

Freshly muddled just the way you like, enjoy a refreshing mojito with friends – day or night.


Bars & Lounges

Topsiders Bar & Grill

Pool Bar & grill.







Blazing Boots

Imagine yourself bellying up to the the best country bar at sea. You are all invited to Blazing Boots - a first class tribute to pop country showcasing songs from the genre’s biggest superstars including Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Shania Twain, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and many others. This dazzling full scale production show blends eye popping music video visuals, hot vocals and innovative choreography into an evening that is part rock concert and all fun. From tear-your-heart-out country ballads to barn burning up tempo hits, this show is sure to get you fired up and your boots blazing!



Get Down Tonight

The Norwegian Gem Production Cast takes you on a trip through time to re-live your favorite memories and music of the 1970s. Rock-out tonight with music from acts like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Who and many more featuring music by the Norwegian Gem Showband.



Pure Variety

Enjoy a fantastic evening of song and dance as the Norwegian Production Cast brings a night of entertainment; showcasing the many talents and styles from our production cast. Featuring the Norwegian Show Band.



Swing! The Musical

The acclaimed Broadway director/choreographer, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, created this six time Tony nominated and international musical hit, SWING! The Gem Production Cast and Show Band brings to life an evening of world-class entertainment with a dazzling display of some of the best music and dance styles from the swing era of jazz (1930s–1940s) while showcasing the exhilarating songs of many well-known artists like Duke Ellington, William "Count" Basie, and Benny Goodman. But this enthralling song-and-dance musical makes it abundantly clear, swing was never a time or place -- it has always been a state of mind!


The Second City

Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a hilarious revue of sketches, songs and improvisation. Watch the brightest young comic talent in North America puts its comic spin on current events and life on the cruise ship.




Activities *


Art Gallery

Stroll through Norwegian Gem's Art Gallery of original works for sale by a wide range of well-known artists.



Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court

Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, or play tennis at the enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court.



Body Waves Fitness Center

There are numerous ways to stay in shape while on board. The Body Waves Fitness Center is open from 6am to 11pm with a full gym and aerobics/fitness classes daily.




Card Room/Life Style Room

Looking for a quiet place to write postcards, play cards or read a book? Drop by the Life Styles Room.



Hot Tubs

There are six hot tubs conveniently located throughout the ship. Try them all out or pick your favorite and make relaxing and unwinding a part of your daily regimen.




Jogging/Walking Track

Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk while you're at sea. Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk or run, right?


Kid's Pool

The kid's pool is just right for pint-size splashing, playing and paddling. The pool also has additional fun features.



Mandara Spa

If being pampered is your idea of a vacation, the Mandara Spa is the place for you. This full service beauty salon and spa offers a wide range of spa treatments to rejuvenate your body and soul.



Photo Gallery

The place to check out and purchase all the photos taken during your



Spa Thermal Suite

The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body, from the weightlessness effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool* to the gentle, radiant warmth of heated mosaic lounge chairs. Take a dip in the hot tub and leave the world behind as the power of the warm water improves your circulation and loosen stiff muscles. Then head to the steam room to relax stiff joints, improve your immune system and alleviate pains. If detox is what you crave, sit down at the sauna a little while in the dry heat to sweat out your cares as your heart and sweat glands work together to purify your body.



Splash Academy

Get into the zone of fun because Splash Academy is just for kids! With lots of open space for active games and an arts and crafts area kids can do what they do best – be a kid!



Tahitian Pool

Main pool.



The Library

You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant trimmings a good library deserves including a stellar view.




Video Arcade

Stop by the video arcade and capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Anything is possible



Bingo - movies - trivia games - pool games/music bands -  so much more...


* some activities are at an additional fee


Onboard Shopping


Colombian Emeralds International

Each of our gem stones, whether they be emeralds, diamonds, sapphires or rubies, convey exactly the right sentiment for that special moment. We also carry top brand timepieces at duty free prices. Come visit us and get up to 70% savings. Come in and try on our Signature Million Dollar Diamond ring.


The Tides

Conveniently located in the Atrium, Tides offers the very best deals of the cruise, our exciting one day specials give you the chance to make savings of up to 70% off US prices what better way to take home a gift for everyone. Make sure you check the Freestyle Daily for day and time of each daily special.


Trade Routes Boutiques

Large department store offering a wide selection of branded & choice items.



The Shopping Galleria on board offers an extensive range of must have items and Duty free merchandise, all of which have great savings to US domestic prices. We also offer a best price guarantee, if you are planning to shop this Cruise the best deals are right here on board the beautiful Norwegian Gem.








Sunday - Sunday
December 23 - 30, 2018


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ship facts (N/A time of web design)

Built: 2015 refurbished  
  965 feet 
: 125 feet

Tonnage:  93,530

Draft:  27 feet

Guest Capacity: 2,394 dbl         

Crew:  1,070
Pod Propulsion











Trip Cancellation / Refund Policy:  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) See Disclaimer page for more information.

Hotel: Hotel fees are refundable prior to 60 days from the arrival date at the hotel. From 60 days to 31 days prior to arrival at the hotel, a 50% cancellation fee will be in effect. Beginning at 30 days prior to arrival at the hotel, the cancellation fee is 100%.  

Cruise: Please note that there is a $100 per cabin non-refundable application fee. Cruise and airline seats purchased through the cruise line are refundable as per the cancellation policy of the Cruise Line and/or the individual airline. Cruise Line's cancellation policy is as follows: 75-30 days - $250 per person cruise, $100 per person air; 29-8 days – 50% of cruise package price; less than 8 days – 100% of total package price.

Airlines: Airline seats are non-refundable and subject to airline change fees and all rules and regulations adopted by the airline. Please contact the airline for their policy. Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC will assess a $25 administrative fee for all canceled airline tickets purchased through Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC.
: There is a $100 cancellation penalty for any course when made greater than 2 weeks prior to the seminar.

If a cancellation is made within the 2 weeks prior to the course, no refund will be granted.

Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC: In addition to all the above listed penalties, all transaction fees incurred by Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC will be deducted from any refunds.


In order to protect your investment, and to protect yourself against unforeseen expenses while on vacation, please contact Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC and request information on the purchase of travel insurance. Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC is not responsible for any services or products not provided or delivered by travel suppliers.

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