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New York Gem & Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Gem
Date 22nd Jan 23
Nights 15 Nights
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New York City, New York, USA
Fly from your chosen UK airport to New York. On arrival be transferred to your hotel for a three stay.
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New York City, New York, USA
New York, New York... so good they named it twice! New York isn't called 'the city that never sleeps' for nothing - day or night this place is alive with amazing things to see and do. First up there’s the iconic skyline, with its skyscrapers and buildings you’ll recognise from television. Ascend the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, or the One World Observatory for a bird's eye view of the city's five boroughs. Pay your respects at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, follow in the footsteps of immigrants at Ellis Island, board the Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty up-close, or stroll the High Line urban walking trail above the city streets. The Big Apple has got retail therapy well and truly covered, with everything from huge department stores and designer names to niche boutiques, bustling markets, and thrift store chic. Mouth-watering international culinary experiences, open green spaces, and a plethora of galleries and museums; add those to your must-do list too. Then there’s the non-stop nightlife: from Times Square's bright lights to Broadway musicals, world class clubs, to hip little hangouts.
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New York City, New York, USA
(Embarkation Day) After check out be transferred to port for your twelve night Caribbean cruise.
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At Sea
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Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
Grand Turk is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos and the place where Christopher Columbus first made landfall on his initial voyage to the New World in 1492. Find many Colonial-style buildings and ruins and explore the Turks and Caicos National Museum to discover the islands' history. Try snorkelling and diving off the reefs or whale watch for humpback whales off the coast. Cockburn Town is the centre piece of the island; discover a wonderful selection of historical buildings and an unforgettable rustic charm.
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata is a city on the Dominican Republic's Atlantic north coast and best known for its sandy shores. The city's old colonial-era centre is dominated by the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical and military artefacts. A great spot to swim with dolphins and sharks is Ocean World Adventure Park or Playa Dorada is a great family day out to soak up some sunshine and enjoy the seaside. Admire scenic views across Puerto Plata with a ride on the cable car or pay a visit to Damajaqua Cascades with its beautiful waterfall and canyoning adventures. Museo Del Ambar is a fascinating Victorian building featuring preserved amber and a gift shop brimming with unique amber jewellery.
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St Thomas, Virgin Islands
Arguably the prettiest Virgin Island, St Thomas boasts plenty of picture-perfect beaches. Visit Magen’s Bay, voted one of the world's top ten most beautiful beaches; or explore the coral World Marine Park with its three-level underwater observatory. Experience the colourful wonders of snorkelling in the crystal blue waters or just lie back and enjoy the sand and sunshine on the island’s many beaches. Venture up Mountain Top and admire the panoramic views of surrounding islands and get lost in the bustling atmosphere. Don’t forget to browse the shops for bargains in jewellery, perfume and souvenirs.
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At Sea
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Willemstad, Curaçao
Arrive in Willemstad — founded in 1634 and now the capital city of Curaçao. Explore the Hato Caves or see beautiful flora and fauna at Christoffel National Park. There are sea lions to visit at Curaçao Sea Aquarium; lots of shops at Punda; and a church and museum at the nearly 400-year-old Fort Amsterdam. Stroll by pastel-coloured buildings with a hint of Dutch design in the city centre and head to Maritime Museum or Kura Hulanda to learn about the island's history. You can buy souvenirs from Willemstad's floating market and even visit a distillery to try the local liquor. Sunbathe on the beach, have a go at snorkelling and diving, swim with dolphins, and dine on cuisine influenced by Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
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Oranjestad, Aruba
Today, you can admire the picture-perfect beaches and exotic flowers of Oranjestad — Aruba's main port and capital city. Stroll around the Dutch colonial buildings and shop for chocolates, Dutch-made porcelain, and jewellery — particularly gold which was mined here during the 19th century. If you love the sand and sea, you have Eagle Beach, Baby Beach and Arashi Beach all within easy reach. Step on the ferry to Palm Island and relax on white sand or splash around at the water park. Take an off-road vehicle tour of the wild north-east coast or visit a former gold mine. You can also explore the Quadiriki and Fontein Caves at Arikok National Park; get close to animals at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba and Aruba Ostrich Farm; and dine at one of the city's seafood restaurants on the waterfront.
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At Sea
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Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
The seventh largest city in Costa Rica, Puerto Limon is the capital city and main hub of Limon province. Home of the Afro-Costa Rican community, if you time your trip right you could celebrate Dia de la Raza and enjoy live music, dancing, and other carnival festivities. Discover a multitude of happening bars and restaurants along the shores of Playa Bonita, take in views from Sea Wall, and walk amongst the greenery facing the docks at Parque Vargas. Enjoy a boat trip to view the Leatherback, Hawksbill, and Green sea turtles at Tortuguero National Park or shop for gifts at Central Market. Discover colourful marine life and coral reefs at Cahuita National Park and the stunning rainforests in Talamanca Mountains to the south of the region.
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Panama Canal, Panama
Daylight Transit Panama Canal (scenic cruising)
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Panama City, Panama
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and transferred independently to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Selected overseas transfers
  • 3 nights 4* Riu Plaza New York Times Square hotel in New York
  • 12 night full board cruise on board Norwegian Gem
  • Up to £200 FREE Onboard Spending Money per Stateroom

  • NCL’s FREE AT SEA - Receive all packages: Open Bar, Specialist Dining, Wi-Fi and Shore Excursions

Ship highlights... 
  • Norwegian Gem is a sparkling cruise ship and a perfect choice for year-round cruises in style. 
  • Sail to the The Caribbean, Bermuda, or Bahamas from New York and Boston and toss your timetable to the breeze. Or stroll along postcard-perfect scenery in the Mediterranean. 
  • With a wide range of dining choices and no set dining times, Norwegian Gem has it all. 
  • Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at the spa, and make the kids happy with spaces built with them in mind. 
  • Accommodations range from the luxurious multi-room or romantic suites to spacious and affordable staterooms
Why Book
Why Book
  • Ascend the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, or the One World Observatory for a bird's eye view of the city's five boroughs in New York
  • There are sea lions to visit at Curaçao Sea Aquarium; lots of shops at Punda; and a church and museum at the nearly 400-year-old Fort Amsterdam in Willemstad
  • Enjoy a boat trip to view the Leatherback, Hawksbill, and Green sea turtles at Tortuguero National Park or shop for gifts at Central Market in Puerto Limon

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Background
Norwegian Gem
Overview
This sparkling cruise ship is the perfect choice for cruising the Bahamas & Florida, the Caribbean or from New York to Bermuda. From a chic, four-lane bowling alley to tons of dining choices and the freedom of Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian Gem has it all. Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at the spa, and make the kids happy with our water slides, Wii™ games and lots more. Accommodation ranges from luxury multi-room Villas to romantic suites and spacious, affordable staterooms.
Norwegian Gem
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Food & Drink

COMPLIMENTARY DINING

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.

SPECIALITY 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 speciality 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 Speciality Dining Package, you can savour an array of our speciality restaurants for one special price.

Entertainment

You won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Norgwegian Cruise Lines have brought Broadway to sea with blockbuster shows, music, dancing, cabaret, comedy and more. You can party all night, grab some great casino action and find your favourites among up to 22 bars and lounges, from electrifying nightspots to cosmopolitan bars and easy-going pubs. Every night is a night on the town.

Norwegian Gem - Gem Club Casino & Bar Norwegian Gem - Stardust Theatre Norwegian Gem - Video Arcade Norwegian Gem - The Galleria Shops Norwegian Gem - Internet Café Norwegian Gem - Library Norwegian Gem - Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club Norwegian Gem - Atrium Café & Bar Norwegian Gem - Magnums Champagne & Wine bar Norwegian Gem - Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar Norwegian Gem - Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar Norwegian Gem - Spinnaker Lounge Norwegian Gem - Sake Bar Norwegian Gem - Starbucks® Norwegian Gem - Corona Cigar Club Norwegian Gem - Sugarcane Mojito Bar Norwegian Gem - Blazing Boots Norwegian Gem - Art Gallery Norwegian Gem - Photo Gallery
Norwegian Gem - Body Waves Fitness Centre Norwegian Gem - Hot Tubs Norwegian Gem - Jogging/Walking Track Norwegian Gem - Pool Norwegian Gem - Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court Norwegian Gem - Mandara Health Spa & Beauty Salon Norwegian Gem - Spa Thermal Suite
Health & Fitness

Feel free to follow your spirit, whether that takes you to a superb fitness centre, a sun lounger by the pool or to the serenity of a luxurious spa. Get the adrenaline soaring by conquering the climbing wall or ropes course high above the ocean. Flex your muscles on the sports court or treat yourself to something special in the boutiques. Catch a fun, informal lecture. Take the plunge in the Aqua Park. 

Kids & Teens

Families play better together on Norwegian. From dodgeball to cupcake decorating, there are lots of activities all over the ships. Plus, with complimentary youth programmes, kids can learn to juggle at Circus School in Splash Academy and teens have the coolest themed parties in Entourage. Add exclusive NickelodeonTM entertainment at sea for kids of all ages – even the grown up ones – and your family holiday gets awesome. While the kids are having fun, so can you, indulging in a spa treatment, enjoying a leisurely meal or just switching off. And when it comes to bedtime, family-friendly accommodation gives everyone the elbow room they need. Night, night.

Norwegian Gem - Kid's Pool Norwegian Gem - Splash Academy
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New York Gem & Panama Canal
Norwegian Gem
22nd Jan 23
15 Nights
£2,449
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