​​Canada and New England

October 11 – 18, 2019

  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Staterooms
  • Restaurants
  • Group Info

Itinerary

DayCruise PortsArriveDepart
FriQuebec City, Quebec (EMBARK)---5:00 pm
SatAt Sea------
SunCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island12:00 pm7:00 pm
MonSydney, Nova Scotia9:00 am6:00 pm
TueHalifax, Nova Scotia9:00 am6:00 pm
WedSaint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick10:00 am7:00 pm
ThuBar Harbor, Maine8:00 am5:00 pm
FriBoston, Massachusetts (DISEMBARK)8:00 am---

Explore the wonders and colors of Canada and New England in AUTUMN. Amble the cobblestone streets of Quebec City’s Old Town, stopping to tour the magnificent Château Frontenac dominating the skyline. In Halifax, be sure to see Peggy’s Cove, which boasts one of the most popular lighthouses in Atlantic Canada. Spend some time strolling the village with its galleries and souvenir shops. And once you’re back in Boston, meet up in Harvard Square for a stroll in the hallowed halls of America’s oldest, most prestigious university.

Sidewalk cafes by the dozen, baguettes in bicycle baskets, the classic French shoulder shrug, charming pedestrian-friendly plazas and squares, and residents with a special Gallic grace and beauty. Quebec City offers a savory taste of Europe right here in North America. Friendly locals convey that sense of romance and Old World charm found across the Atlantic, making Quebec City a wonderfully distinctive port of call.

The city is located within the St. Lawrence River Valley, framed to the north by the majestic Laurentian Mountains and to the south by the Appalachian foothills and mountains leading to New England. The St. Lawrence River, flowing beneath the cliffs of Upper Town (dominated by the regal Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, one of the world’s great hotels) swirls into the Atlantic and explains the colonization of this part of the world.

Charlottetown is the capital of Canada’s Prince Edward Island. It’s on the southern coast of the province and promotes itself as the “Gentle Island,” but its popular claim to fame lies in its ties to the famous fictional character of the 1908 children’s classic, “Anne of Green Gables.” One hundred years ago, PEI author Lucy Maud Montgomery drew inspiration for the setting of her classic novel from the island where she grew up during the late Victorian era.

The story has been translated into 15 languages and adapted for film, stage and television. When venturing around the island, you can easily see where her inspiration came from: quiet agricultural communities, lush green landscapes, fishing villages, lighthouses that dot the coastline, red sandstone cliffs and, of course, green-gabled houses.

Upon arriving in Charlottetown by cruise ship, passengers are met by sounds of fiddling and Islanders dressed in Celtic costumes performing traditional step dancing. These performances are a reflection of the ethnic makeup of the island, as more than 60 percent of the residents are of Scottish or Irish descent.

Sydney is the main port on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia. British loyalists fleeing the American Revolution founded the town in 1785, and the settlement soon prospered from its rich natural resources. In its industrial heyday, jobs in the steel factories and coal mines attracted settlers from many lands, including many who emigrated from the Scottish Highlands.

Visitors are eager to discover the unique and treasured Island with its gracious and proud people, rich Gaelic heritage and sweeping landscapes. To truly experience all that the Island has to discover, you have to take a shore excursion. Driving around the World Famous Cabot Trail, taking a stroll through the year 1744 at the Fortress of Louisbourg, sailing on the placid water of the Bras d’Or Lakes, visiting the home of Alexander Graham Bell are all great ways to truly experience all the Island has to discover. The Port of Sydney presents an opportunity for rewarding and diverse experiences.

Sydney is also home to the FIDHEAL MHOR A’ CEILIDH, also known as the World’s Largest Fiddle. Get your picture taken next to this giant icon, which is just a few feet from the ship, before you depart on your tour!

Halifax, is Nova Scotia’s capital city, A few streets inland, there are many sights to take in, and while gorgeous coastal scenery begins just outside the city limits, especially during the spectacular autumn foliage displays, the waterfront is also a delight to explore.

Halifax has a strong connection to the sinking of the Titanic since it played a key role during the aftermath of the tragedy.

Three of the city’s ships were sent out to recover bodies, and so it is the final resting place for many unclaimed victims. In fact, three cemeteries throughout Halifax feature rows of black granite headstones, each inscribed with the same date: April 15, 1912.

But beyond the scenery and history, Halifax is just plain fun. It’s a youthful, energetic town, home to several colleges and universities, which boasts a downtown area full of pubs, clubs and cafes, as well as a restored waterfront that once welcomed traders and privateers.

Located on Canada’s Southeastern Atlantic Seaboard, where the Bay of Fundy meets the mouth of the Saint John River, Saint John is a quaint harbor best known for its Bay of Fundy-related attractions. The Bay of Fundy is world-renowned for its extreme tides — twice daily seawater rises about four stories high! As a result of the tides, the region is incredibly rich in scenic vistas (cascading waterfalls and cliffs carved out by water) and in sea-life, the latter of which draws folks interested
in spotting rare whales and interesting shore birds. draws folks interested in spotting rare whales and interesting shore birds.

​​Saint John is Canada’s first incorporated city, a celebrated wooden shipbuilding center with a colorful history. A great fire in 1877 destroyed almost the entire city center. Today, the quaint “Uptown” area is laden with Victorian-influenced architecture, brick walkways, historic churches, town squares and flowers blooming around old-fashioned lamp posts. There’s a storybook quality about the town that’s a nice respite from bustling, overly touristy cruise ports. Saint John also has a bohemian flair, with lots of street musicians, funky galleries and independent record stores.

The town of Bar Harbor, Maine is nestled on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island, sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by Frenchman Bay and surrounded on three sides by the mountains of Acadia National Park. Acadia National Park, one of the smallest National Parks in the country, is the biggest draw in Bar Harbor, Maine. The park offers stunning mountain, sea and lake vistas and craggy cliffs that plunge to the surf, as well as an estimated 125 miles of trails for hiking and biking.

Additional highlights include the 1,532-foot-high Cadillac Mountain and the Thunder Hole waterspout. Beyond the park, Bar Harbor has the charm of a quaint New England fishing village with all the attractions of a major port. Watch the lobstermen work, browse the souvenir shops, explore a museum and, of course, enjoy a Maine lobster bake.

Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is a big city, but it doesn’t feel that way when you’re walking around, this is one of those cities perfect to explore on foot.

Within a 7-to-10 minute walk or a 4-5 minute bus ride after you step off your ship, you’ll find excellent museums, terrific waterfront restaurants, and even a couple of local breweries.

Walk another 5 minutes, and you’ll reach top historical sights, famed cultural and sports venues, art galleries, and excellent shopping in the heart of Downtown Boston. Sports are a HUGE in Boston, look for an opportunity to catch a Bruins or Celtics game at TD Bank Garden or a Red Sox game at the legendary Fenway Park. Sample some gourmet seafood, or some REAL New England clam chowder at restaurants like the Union Oyster House or the Quincy Market. Stroll along the Freedom Trail which is a home to 16 Revolutionary War sites.

Whether it’s walking the Freedom Trail, kayaking on the Charles River, or living time-honored baseball traditions at Fenway Park, you’ll come to find Boston is full of adventure adventure.

Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem Facts
Passenger Capacity (double occupancy)2,394
Gross Register Tonnage93,530
Overall Length965 ft
Max Beam125 ft
Draft28.2 ft
EnginesDiesel Electric
Cruise Speed24 knots
Refurbished Date2015

Norwegian Gem has it all. Tons of dining choices and Freestyle Cruising; chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at the spa, and make the kids happy with Wii™ games and lots more.

Accommodations range from the luxurious multi-room or suites in the HAVEN to spacious and affordable staterooms.

Staterooms

Stateroom images, square footage, and configurations are representative only. Actual accommodation may vary. Total square footage includes balcony.

Inside
Oceanview
Balcony
Mini-Suite
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Inside

Cruise in cozy comfort and smart style. Modern inside staterooms are accented with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.

Family Inside

There’s room for everyone. And you’re in a great spot, close to all the kids’ areas and activities – a real plus – as well as so many more onboard amenities, activities and attractions.

Mid-Ship Inside

Staying mid-ship on a higher deck means you’re near all the action and excitement. And at the end of your busy day, or night, up to four of you can sleep in complete comfort.

Inside

A great stateroom priced just right. Enjoy amenities similar to an Oceanview, just what you need to relax, recharge and get going again. Plus you’re near the main dining rooms and casino.

Sail Away Inside

A Sail Away Inside stateroom guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Please note your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Promotional rates and offers are excluded on this stateroom category (IX).

Oceanview

Experience stylish decor in a comfortable oceanview stateroom. All come with nice, smart touches enhanced by a large picture window with clear views of the sea.

Family Oceanview Picture Window

Wake up to a fabulous view of the latest port from your big picture window. Plus enjoy enough space for you and family to spread out, including a sitting area and multiple places to sleep.

Oceanview Picture Window

Take in the ever-changing seascape from your picture window. Or kick back, relax and watch TV in your sitting area. When it’s bedtime, choose from multiple, comfortable sleeping options.

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

Keep all your options open. When you stay mid-ship, you’re close to all the onboard action, so you won’t miss a minute of the fun. Plus catch the gorgeous view from your big picture window.

Obstructed Oceanview

Enjoy plenty of natural light throughout your room. Plus you’re located mid-ship, which means you’re close to tons of great onboard amenities, including shopping and specialty dining.

Sail Away Oceanview

As our lowest available rate for this category, a Sail Away Oceanview stateroom guarantees you’ll receive an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully obstructed, partially obstructed, porthole or picture window. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Promotional rates and offers are excluded on this stateroom category (OX).

Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window

The best of both – great views and quick access to all the onboard excitement. And up to four of you can sleep in comfort, with two beds that convert to a queen plus extra bedding.

Oceanview Porthole Window

Catch the views of your latest destination through your large porthole window. Plus relax and recharge in your sitting area. Time to turn in? Choose from multiple, comfy sleep options.

Balcony

See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments enhance these modern rooms.

Aft-Facing Balcony

Facing aft gives you exclusive access to the most exhilarating – and unforgettable – views. Open your floor-to-ceiling glass doors and enjoy it all from your private balcony.

Family Balcony

A prime location for families, either forward or aft of ship. Plus many of these staterooms connect, making it easy to spread out yet stay together.

Mid-Ship Balcony

Stay mid-ship and stay closer to the action. When it’s time to retreat, open floor-to-ceiling glass doors onto your private balcony. Now that’s a holiday that runs on your speed.

Balcony

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony with sweeping views. So enjoy beautiful sunrises, breathtaking sunsets and a cozy and comfortable room designed with you in mind.

Sail Away Balcony

As our lowest available rate for this category, a Sail Away Balcony stateroom guarantees you’ll receive a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Promotional rates and offers are excluded on this category (BX).

Mini-Suite

Our spacious Mini-Suites feature a sitting room, giving you extra room to spread out. Sliding-glass doors open to your balcony, and amazing views. Includes luxury bath and shower.

Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony

Experience unforgettable aft-facing views from your privacy balcony. And don’t let the name “mini” fool you – these spacious suites include plenty room for you to spread out with the kids.

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

The perfect location close to all the onboard action and excitement. Relax in your separate sitting area. Indulge in your luxury bath. Or take in amazing views from your balcony.

Mini-Suite with Balcony

All the space you need. Relax in your separate sitting area. Indulge in your luxury bath. Or step out onto your private balcony and breathe in the fresh air while taking in astounding views.

Sail Away Mini-Suite

As our lowest available rate for this category, a Sail Away Mini-Suite stateroom ensures you’ll receive a Mini-Suite stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Promotional rates and offers are excluded on this category (MX).

Suite

A true experience of luxury and privacy. Enjoy spacious suites accented by only the finest touches throughout. And enough room to make a lifetime of amazing memories.

2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony

Enjoy the amazing views together on your large, private balcony. Have your butler arrange a culinary feast in your dining area. Or relish a quiet moment after the kids retreat to their room.

Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony

How perfectly romantic. Enjoy plenty of room to relax, lounge, eat and slumber. Breathe in the refreshing ocean air – and take in the breathtaking view from your large, private balcony.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony

How perfectly romantic. Enjoy plenty of room to relax, lounge, eat and slumber. Breathe in the refreshing ocean air – and take in the breathtaking view from your large, private balcony.

The Haven

Located at the top of the ship, The Haven features the most luxurious, well-appointed accommodation on board. Enjoy 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private sundeck.

The Haven 3-Bedroom Garden Villa

A mansion at the top of the ship. Host a dinner party for eight, inside or outside. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout seem to bring the seascape to you. Plus enjoy 24/7 butler service.

The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony

A private world of luxury. Relax in chic, luxurious comfort complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Or unwind in the hot tub on your spacious balcony while taking in the glorious views.

The Haven Owner's Suite with Large Balcony

Pampering all the way. Glorious vistas are yours, through walls of windows or from your large, private balcony. And get used to being spoiled with 24/7 butler and concierge service.

The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony

Your enclave awaits. Retreat with your family to a modern room with walls of windows and the finest touches throughout. Then enjoy the calming sounds of the sea from your private balcony.

The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony

Spacious and amazing. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the spectacular views to you. Plus the personal service of a concierge and 24-hour certified butler makes sure every whim comes true.

Onboard Dining

You’ve got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on a Norwegian Gem with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

Looking for a unique experience? Our authentic Brazilian steakhouse is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar, but save room for skewers of slow-roasted meats carved tableside by our Pasadores. Oceanside seating available.

PRICE PER GUEST: $29.95
A 20% gratuity and specialty service charge will be charged at time of payment.

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In the mood for sushi? Pull up a stool at this contemporary sushi and sashimi bar for some traditional Japanese culinary bites.

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Items on menu are individually priced. A 20% gratuity and specialty service charge will be charged at time of payment.

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Dine on reinvented Irish pub classics while sipping your favourite draft beer, all in a casual atmosphere open 24 hours a day. There’s no cover charge to dig into your favourite comfort foods and savory Daily Specials, such as Prime Rib and all-you-can-eat Ribs, while taking in a sports game.

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Buona sera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at our vibrant Italian ristorante. Dine on classics like osso buco or prawn fettuccine; Then indulge in the affogato. Your good evening just got better.

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Items on menu are individually priced. A 20% gratuity and specialty service charge will be charged at time of payment.

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

À LA CARTE
Items on menu are individually priced. A 20% gratuity and specialty service charge will be charged at time of payment.

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For great sea views, grab a bite and enjoy the warm ocean breeze poolside at this lively grill.

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

À LA CARTE
Items on menu are individually priced. A 20% gratuity and specialty service charge will be charged at time of payment.

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Our buffet serves up complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner – and the floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque ocean views. Action stations include meat-carving, made-to-order pastas, omelettes, waffles, soft-serve ice cream and more, including specialty dishes from around the world – satisfying your every craving.

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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. This Main Dining Room guarantees an amazing foodie experience.

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Come as you are, even in your swimsuit, to this casual, buffet bar serving grilled favorites like burgers, hot dogs and great ocean views.

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Norwegian’s signature French restaurant featuring Mediterranean, nouveau and classic French cuisine.

À LA CARTE
Items on menu are individually priced. A 20% gratuity and specialty service charge will be charged at time of payment.

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