Unveiled in late 2007, the 2,394 passenger Norwegian Gem was the last in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Jewel Class series. The deck-top pool area of the Norwegian Gem, which features two main pools, four hot tubs, a water slide and a palm tree theme. Like several other Norwegian Cruise Line ships, the 93,530 ton Norwegian Gem is home to a rock climbing wall. Other decktop features of the Gem include a kids pool. The Topsiders Bar & Grill is located on Deck 12 along the Tahitian Pool. The colorful central atrium of the Norwegian Gem contains a floor-to-ceiling LED screen where passengers can watch such things as live sporting events. The space also includes color-changing, fiber-optic ceiling lights and boasts an original Dale Chihuly glass chandelier, mounted on the wall above the staircase landing. The 1,042 seat Stardust Theater is home to Las Vegas-style shows, comedy acts, magicians and other entertainment on a nightly basis. Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature steakhouse, Cagney’s, is one of more than half a dozen specialty restaurants on the Norwegian Gem. It is available to passengers at an extra charge. Another extra-charge specialty restaurant on Norwegian Gem is Le Bistro, which serves French cuisine. Norwegian Gem’s 10-seat sushi bar, one of several eateries on the ship serving Asian cuisine. Pricing is a la carte. The 100-seat Orchid Garden restaurant serves a mix of Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine. Norwegian Gem also houses a teppanyaki restaurant that has room for 32 passengers at a time. The Bali Hai Bar and Grill sports a hot-air balloon theme with a rope-and-rattan bar front. It seats 91. The 558-seat Grand Pacific Main Dining Room is the larger of two main dining rooms on the ship. The Garden Cafe offers action stations serving various cuisines and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A 52-seat “kids café” area off the Garden Buffet is specially designed for little ones. Among the liveliest nightspots on the ship is the Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club, which features a stylish bar area and swanky lounge seating. The Bliss Ultra Lounge is home to four bowling lanes, a rarity for a cruise ship. Two other Norwegian Cruise Line ships, the Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Epic, have bowling lanes. The circus-themed Gem Club Casino is decorated in bold and brash colors. It has room for than 300 people at a time. The 83-seat Magnums Champagne & Wine Bar has an Art Nouveau décor. The Norwegian Gem’s library offers ocean views as well as a wide selection of books. The Norwegian Gem has 1,197 cabins, including 360 “balcony staterooms” that feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony. The balcony staterooms measure 205 square feet in size. The Norwegian Gem also has 243 “ocean view staterooms” that offer a picture window or porthole. They measure 161 square feet in size. A step up from regular cabins are the Norwegian Gem’s 134 Mini Suites, which measure 284 square feet and include floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony; two beds that convert into a queen size bed; a sitting area with convertible double sofa; and a bathroom with shower and bathtub. Even larger than Mini Suites are the Norwegian Gem’s four Romance Suites, which offer a queen-sized bed; full bath with tub and shower; living and dining areas; a flat screen television with CD/DVD player and libraries; floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony; and other features.Butler and concierge services with access to a private concierge lounge also are included with the rooms, which measure 460 square feet. The ship’s four Owner’s Suites include a private bedroom with king-size bed and flat screen television; living room with dining area; state-of-art BOSE entertainment center with CD/DVD library; full bath with separate shower, powder room and tub; two balconies and walk-in closet. Butler and concierge services with access to a private concierge lounge also are included with the rooms, which measure up to 823 square feet. Even larger than Owner’s Suites are the ship’s two Deluxe Owner’s Suites, which measure up to 928 square feet. The poshest digs on the Norwegian Gem (and among the most elaborate accommodations anywhere at sea) are the ship’s two Garden Villas.At 4,254 square-foot, they’re more than 20 times larger than the typical cruise ship cabin and include three bedrooms; a living room with a piano; and a roof terrace with open-air dining area, whirlpool, steam room and a private sunning area and relaxation area. The master bedroom in one of the ship’s two Garden Villas. A bathroom in one of the Garden Villas. The Courtyard pool area is a private retreat for passengers staying in the Courtyard area of the ship. The Gem’s Internet Center. Located in the Atrium, Java café is a full service bar that also serves hot and iced coffees, lattes, espresso, cappuccino, tea, pastries and cookies. The Yin & Yang Spa and Beauty Salon is open daily for massages, facials and other treatments. The Norwegian Gem’s fitness center. The spa is home to a Thalassotherapy pool. The Spa offers 16 treatment rooms, including three for couples. The Treetops Kids Club, a children’s hideaway that offers a rainforest theme. The Norwegian Gem’s video arcade.