Panama Canal: Curacao & Aruba to New York Panama Canal: Curacao & Aruba to New York Panama Canal: Curacao & Aruba to New York

11-day Cruise on Norwegian Gem

Panama Canal: Curacao & Aruba to New York

from Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama

Take “winter chill” to the next level on this Caribbean cruise where relaxation and big thrills, including the Panama Canal, await you in paradise. Uncover the best of Aruba as you soak in fantastic vistas from the California Lighthouse, explore the Aloe Museum and visit the island’s popular Natural Bridge ruins. In Curaçao, journey inland to explore the enchanting Hato Caves and then visit a unique Ostrich farm and hang with one of the biggest birds on earth. Discover Grand Turk’s British and Bermuda roots while touring Cockburn Town and see the popular Grand Turk Lighthouse – the only lighthouse in the Turks and Caicos.
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    Discover onboard lounges and bars to toast every occasion.
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    Cruise through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal.
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11 Days. 7 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
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Port of Call
Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Panama
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Peppered with classic French and Spanish architecture, you can roam as far as your eyes can see in decadent Fuerte Amador. And be sure to make your way through Panama’s verdant rainforests, visit secluded villages, and purchase handmade crafts in the city. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, sample a tamal de olla, a local specialty containing chicken with corn-stuffed cornmeal, vegetables, olives and raisins.

Scenic Cruising event
Daylight Transit Panama Canal
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Experience one of the world's best short cuts! Journey 40 miles through the Panama Canal for an unforgettable experience. Witness first-hand one of the world's manmade short cuts that has changed travel and the transport of goods worldwide.

Port of Call
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
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Puerto Limón is known for its multi-cultural community and a festive annual carnaval celebration. In recent years the area has become even better known as must-see stop for eco-tourists. The region's unique geography and neo-tropical climate combined with abundant rainforests make for one of the most naturally diverse "biospheres" in the world. And you can take advantage of national parks and reserves in all directions from Limón. Pay close attention when you dock as many guests have reported seeing peaceful sloths lumbering in the trees right in port!

Port of Call
Oranjestad, Aruba
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Incredibly white sands and cobalt blue seas make the small island of Aruba a popular destination. In the bustling freeport town of Oranjestad, sherbet-colored Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island's history. Looking for a cruise to Aruba? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.

Port of Call
Willemstad, Curaçao
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Walk around this quaint harbor town and you'll think you've travelled back in time to Old Amsterdam. Admire the colorful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping. Relax on 17-century veranda with a drink made with the famous Curaçao liqueur. Looking for a cruise to Willemstad? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.

Port of Call
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Puerto Plata (or officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata) is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is semiprecious tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.

Port of Call
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands
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Founded in 1681 by Bermuda settlers for sea salt production, Grand Turk is the largest of the Turks Islands and is home to historic sites, stunning beaches and colorful marine life. From diving and snorkeling to lounging beachside or exploring the island on scooters, there’s something to match everyone’s vacation style. Discover the island’s British and Bermuda roots while touring Cockburn Town where you can learn about the island’s old sea salt industry and see the popular Grand Turk Lighthouse – the only lighthouse in the Turks and Caicos. Or enjoy a scenic boat ride over to nearby Gibbs Cay and splash around with the wild stingrays that like to gather in the pristine calm waters surrounding the island.

Port of Call
New York, New York
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Everyone loves New York and there are a million reasons why. Here are but a few: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, the Ellis Island National Monument, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Times Square, Broadway, Greenwich Village, 5th Avenue and Central Park.

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Staterooms & Accommodations
There’s nothing like starting your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony. Our award-winning fleet offers a wide range of contemporary and comfortable accommodations designed for you, your family or even your group.
  • Club Balcony Suite

  • The Haven

  • Balcony

  • Inside

  • Oceanview

  • Suite

Experience Norwegian Gem
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
  • 2016 Best for Entertainment
    2016 Best for Entertainment
  • 2015
    Remodeled Date
  • 2,394
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Dine how and when you want and where your palate leads you with more than a dozen dining options. Discover our Main Dining Rooms, where our daily changing menus are as fresh as the ingredients, or reserve a seat at a specialty restaurant for a taste of something unique and unexpected. With no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating and superb culinary experiences, nobody does dining like Norwegian.
  • La Cucina  Italian Restaurant

    La Cucina Italian Restaurant

  • O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

    O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

  • Great Outdoors

    Great Outdoors

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast the good life inside Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar. Kick back with a cocktail then dance it out at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Enjoy the cool views and ocean breeze as you relax poolside at Bali Hai Bar & Grill. Whether you’re hanging with old friends or making new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge

    Bliss Ultra Lounge

  • Spinnaker Lounge

    Spinnaker Lounge

  • Bali Hai Bar & Grill

    Bali Hai Bar & Grill

Entertainment
When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Gem, there’s never a dull moment. Round up the kids and enjoy a magical evening with our magician and comedy show. Tap your feet to the pop country beat of Blazing Boots. Or don your best white attire and dance the night away during our White Hot Party. It’s showtime. All the time.
  • Blazing Boots

    Blazing Boots

  • Live Music

    Live Music

  • Pure Variety

    Pure Variety

Activities
From bow to stern, Norwegian has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.
  • Casino

    Casino

  • Splash Academy

    Splash Academy

  • Pool

    Pool

Spa
Feel free to slow it down, way down, at our award-winning Mandara Spa. Slide into relaxation with a hot stone massage—just one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. Let some steam off in the sauna or recline into pampering with facials, manicures, pedicures and more. “Me time” has never felt so good as at our onboard spa.
  • Couples Massage

    Couples Massage

  • Manicures

    Manicures

  • Thermal Suite

    Thermal Suite

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your vacation incredible. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Colombian Emeralds International

    Colombian Emeralds International

  • Trade Routes Boutique

    Trade Routes Boutique

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    photo Gallery

Explore Top Shore Excursions

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