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Will parking at the Manahattan Cruise Terminal fill up or is there generally enough parking... What is a good time to arrive by?
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On the Oct 10th cruise which sides of the ship will be on the pier side. Port or starboard.
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On the Oct 10th cruise which sides of the ship will be on the pier side. Port or starboard.
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Will parking at the Manahattan Cruise Terminal fill up or is there generally enough parking... What is a good time to arrive by?
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How is the traffic getting to the Manahattan Cruise Terminal from the Lincoln Tunnel? ( cruising in December on the Gem ) and can I park there?
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is there a bridge viewing room

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Question

What port does this ship depart from?

asked 8 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Gem
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
the exact address of the pier is 711 12th avenue.
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answered 8 months ago
by
SingleCruiser122
answer 2
The Gem departs from NY for all currently scheduled voyages.
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answered 8 months ago
by
KateD
 - Brooklyn, NY, USA
answer 3
Manhattan Cruise Terminal
711 12th Ave.
NYC, NY

Refer to the following link for more info.

http://www.ncl.com/sites/default/files/Port%20Directions_New%20York_04102014.pdf
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answered 8 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 4
Its the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, usually pier 88. It is right beside the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.
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answered 8 months ago
by
kream36
answer 5
Assuming you are asking about NY, it departs from Pier 88 in Manhattan; 12th Avenue and 55th street.

711 12th Avenue
New York, NY
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answered 8 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 6
Manhattan cruise terminal. Find details at this link -

http://www.ncl.com/sites/default/files/Port%20Directions_New%20York_04102014.pdf
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answered 8 months ago
by
BStu19
Question

Is the Gem a Smoke Free SHip?

asked 11 months ago
by
Eddy01
 - Florida
on Norwegian Gem
6 answers
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answer 1
As of November 1, 2014, smoking will no long be allowed on the balconies of any NCL ship. Smoking will be allowed in the casino, cigar bar and other designated areas.
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answered 8 months ago
by
WashyWashy123
 - NYC
answer 2
Unfortunately, it is not. There is no smoking in any of the public areas, but you can smoke in the casino and if you have a balcony.
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answered 11 months ago
by
kream36
answer 3
No. See this link to NCL's smoking policy.

http://www.ncl.com/faq#smoking
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answered 11 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 4
No. Search for smoking in the box on the top of the page and you will get all the info you need.
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answered 11 months ago
by
KateD
answer 5
No it is not but smoking is limited to designated areas, refer to the following link for more info.

http://www.ncl.com/faq#smoking
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 6
No, smoking is allowed in specified areas of the ship, notably on balconies and in the Casino.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
Question

Should we pack our own towels for the beach or can we use the ones on the ship?

asked 8 months ago
by
shinster
on Norwegian Gem
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Norwegian Cruise Line provides soft and cozy beach towels for guests to enjoy while at the pool or on the beach. Please remember that any beach towels missing from the stateroom will be charged to the guest's on-board account at the end of the cruise.
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answered 8 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
Towels are provided for you on the ship; they will be in your stateroom prior to your arrival; you can exchange them at the pool for fresh towels throughout your trip, you just need to make sure they are in your room upon departure or you will be charged for them.
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answered 8 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 3
You'll find beach towels in your stateroom. You can trade used ones for new as needed at the towel station by the pool. Be careful not to lose them or you'll be charged.
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answered 8 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 4
You are given beach towels, so you do not need to bring your own.
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answered 8 months ago
by
kream36
answer 5
Beach towels are provided and will be in your stateroom. They can be exchanged for fresh ones by your room steward or at the pool. You can take them on excursions as well. Don't lose them on/off the ship as you will be charged for them.
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answered 8 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 6
You may use the ones they provide on the ship, there should be one beach towel per person in your cabin when you board. If it is lost or stolen they may charge you for it.
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answered 8 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
Question

Are there safes in rooms ?

asked 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Gem
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
All cabins and suites have safes in them.
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answered 9 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
Yes. All staterooms have a mini-safe. You lock the safes with your own key code.
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answered 9 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
All rooms have safes.
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answered 9 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 4
Yes, the amenities in the ship's stateroom are like any hotel. Mini-fridge, phone, TV, coffee maker (not in inside & ocean view staterooms), ice bucket, beach towels, mini-safe, hair dryer, liquid soap and shampoo.
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answered 9 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 5
Yes there are. Ours had a keypad that allowed you to set your own PIN.
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answered 9 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
Question

Can you drink coffee on deck by pool

asked 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Gem
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, they have a continental breakfast set up right by the pool each morning. You can also get food from the buffet and eat it by the pool as the garden café is right by the pool deck.
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answered 7 months ago
by
kream36
answer 2
Yes. The Garden cafe has an outdoor section and you can pick up the coffee from there and take it over to the pool section.
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answered 7 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
You may drink any type of beverage by the pool.
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answered 7 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 4
Yes.
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answered 7 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 5
Yes, as well as eat by the pool. There is a food station (The Grill) and bar (Topsiders) poolside and weather permitting a BBQ poolside. Refer to the following deck plan link.

http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/gem/decks/2/12#tab_detail
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answered 7 months ago
by
Bob806
Question

On the drinks package, you say both parties in the cabin must purchase. I would like to purchase; however, my wife is diabetic.

Can we purchase one alcohol package and one soda package?
asked 6 months ago
by
Beacher
on Norwegian Gem
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Beverage packages must be purchased for all guests staying within the same stateroom regardless of whether guests drink alcohol or not.
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answered 6 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF28
 - Miami
answer 2
As this is a passenger Q&A forum I suggest you call NCL directly for an answer.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Bob806
 - NJ
answer 3
You can ask once you get onboard of course but the rule is both people must purchase the package. They don't make exceptions very often.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 4
The general rule is that all adult guests in the same party must purchase the package. This is to avoid one guest buying the package and passing drinks to other members of the family.
Try contacting NCL before the cruise and check with them if they can make an exception.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 5
Unfortunately, with the alcohol package, all guests 21+ booked to the same room must purchase.
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answered 6 months ago
by
kream36
Question

onboard pools

Is there an indoor pool in case the weather is too cool for outdoor swimming?
asked 6 months ago
by
Loadmaster
on Norwegian Gem
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
The outdoor pools are heated from 77 F - 98 F degrees; 25 C - 37 C degree
There is a indoor pool located in the spa relaxation area which can be utilized by paying a fee
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answered 6 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF28
 - Miami
answer 2
There is no indoor pool, but the outdoor pool can be heated when needed.
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answered 6 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 3
They only have the outdoor pool (I think they have a small lap pool in the spa area but you need to pay to use the spa).
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answered 6 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 4
There are no indoor pools but the outdoor pools do have the option to be heated in winter.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 5
no, the pools/hot tubs are all outdoors
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answered 6 months ago
by
kream36
Question

After booking, when do you know what room you are in?

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Gem
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you booked a Guaranty stateroom, NCL will assign your stateroom a week or two prior to departure. Otherwise, you'll pick your stateroom as you make your reservation.
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answered 11 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 2
If you booked a guarantee room, you might not get assigned a room until right before sailing. Otherwise, it should be on your documents or you should see it when you log in to myncl.
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answered 11 months ago
by
KateD
answer 3
Your question implies that you have a guaranteed (GTY) stateroom category reservation for which staterooms are assigned any time after final payment up to check-in at the pier. Check "My NCL" after final payment often for room assignment.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 4
I presume that you booked a "guarantee", which can be assigned or re-assigned right up until check-in (so even if you have been assigned to a cabin it may be changed before boarding).
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answered 11 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
Question

how many ships are in great stirrup cay at one time

asked 11 months ago
by
SingleCruiser122
on Norwegian Gem
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is only one ship at a time at GSC. NCL does rent the island to other cruises though so you could potentially stop there on an MSC cruise.
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answered 11 months ago
by
KateD
answer 2
Only one ship at a time and it will only ever be an NCL ship. Its a very cool island, really nice.
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answered 11 months ago
by
kream36
answer 3
Just one at a time. Your going to have a great time ENJOY!
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bossnesb
 - Dutchess Cty, NY
answer 4
Only one at a time. Great Stirrup Kay is only used by NCL ships.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bossnesb
 - Dutchess Cty, NY
Question

Are there irons in the room?

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Gem
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. Due to fire hazard issues, the staterooms do not have clothes iron and you are not allowed to bring irons on board the ship. However, you can request the Guest Services Desk or the cabin stewards they will be happy to bring you an iron and ironing board for a few hours.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 2
IN YOUR STATEROOM

All staterooms feature a TV, safe, hair dryer and bath products as well as a mini-bar, which are pay upon consumption. Complimentary room service is available from 5 am to midnight, and all stateroom-to-stateroom calls are free.

Guests in The Haven Suites can enjoy exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard, Restaurant & Lounge, 24-hour butler service, priority restaurant reservations, Bliss Collection bedding and much more. Guests staying in Studios have access to the Studio Lounge.

or check out this link

http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/prepare-for-your-cruise/what-to-pack

hope I helps :) I had a great time in the Gem.
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answered 11 months ago
by
OAES
answer 3
ask stateroom attendant
answered 11 months ago
by
maddmaxx55
 - montreal
answer 4
Irons are not in the rooms, and are not permitted to be brought on board. Ask your room steward if you may borrow one for a short time.
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answered 11 months ago
by
BanC
 - Arizona
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