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Get away on the Norwegian Gem experiencing 2 relaxing nights on the Quick Getaway Cruise exploring North America East Coast. The voyage starts out from New York and visits 1 ports in 1 countries before returning to New York. This particular 4 star cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line has forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.

Day Date Port of call Arrival Departure
1 Fri 28 Sep 2012 New York, USA 4.00pm
Quick Getaway Cruise New York is situated on a large natural harbour on the Atlantic coast of northeastern United States. With its world-class museums, big statues, even bigger buildings - certainly the Manhattan's skyline with its many skyscrapers is universally recognised, a whole lot of ‘whooo-wheee’ - and being the most linguistically diverse city in the world, the Big Apple’s hyperactive rush keeps drawing more and more people to it. The City of New York is a densely packed mass of humanity and all this living on top of one another makes the New Yorker a special kind of person.

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States and a practical, and free, way to absorb its attraction is to take the Staten Island Ferry’s one hour round trip. Other major destinations include Ellis Island, Washington Square Park, Rockefeller Centre, Times Square, and museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For families, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, South Street Seaport, and the New York Botanical Garden are very popular. Those who love shopping will be sure to visit Fifth and Madison Avenues, while all appreciate the free performances in Central Park. Here one also finds the work of local artists on display.

The famous Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock Observation Decks, both offer delightful views of the city. Try the diverse haute cuisine restaurants as well as the contrasting street fare of hot dogs and pretzels. Food tours allow visitors to try a wide variety of these foods economically and learn about the city's culture. New York City has a rich musical culture and history. Then there are numerous jazz, gospel music, rock and roll, rhythm and blues and hip hop tours available. Popular locations for music tours include Harlem and the East Village.

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2 Sat 29 Sep 2012 At Sea
3 Sun 30 Sep 2012 New York, USA 8.00am
Quick Getaway Cruise New York is situated on a large natural harbour on the Atlantic coast of northeastern United States. With its world-class museums, big statues, even bigger buildings - certainly the Manhattan's skyline with its many skyscrapers is universally recognised, a whole lot of ‘whooo-wheee’ - and being the most linguistically diverse city in the world, the Big Apple’s hyperactive rush keeps drawing more and more people to it. The City of New York is a densely packed mass of humanity and all this living on top of one another makes the New Yorker a special kind of person.

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States and a practical, and free, way to absorb its attraction is to take the Staten Island Ferry’s one hour round trip. Other major destinations include Ellis Island, Washington Square Park, Rockefeller Centre, Times Square, and museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For families, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, South Street Seaport, and the New York Botanical Garden are very popular. Those who love shopping will be sure to visit Fifth and Madison Avenues, while all appreciate the free performances in Central Park. Here one also finds the work of local artists on display.

The famous Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock Observation Decks, both offer delightful views of the city. Try the diverse haute cuisine restaurants as well as the contrasting street fare of hot dogs and pretzels. Food tours allow visitors to try a wide variety of these foods economically and learn about the city's culture. New York City has a rich musical culture and history. Then there are numerous jazz, gospel music, rock and roll, rhythm and blues and hip hop tours available. Popular locations for music tours include Harlem and the East Village.

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Norwegian Gem sails year-round from New York. Until early September 7-night cruises visit Port Canaveral in Florida and two ports in the Bahamas (with three sea days). During the northern Autumn for five weeks she visits the Canadian – New England region for the beautiful scenery. From mid-October 2013 she runs 9-night cruises to four country-islands in the Eastern Caribbean, with four sea-days.

Accommodation
All cabins have tea/coffee making sets, TV channels and movies, mini-fridge, separate toilet and enclosed shower, and European duvets. Two single beds can combine to make a double bed. Cabins have bunk beds to accommodate four (though crowded), and some have inter-connecting doors for families. The ocean-view (two to four guest) cabins have a rectangular window or a porthole. Balcony staterooms accommodate a third or fourth person on a sofa bed. These rooms are larger with a sitting area and full height glass doors opening to a private balcony. There are no single cabins, and 27 cabins and suites are wheelchair-accessible.

Food and Dining
The ship has 16 dining options, and Freestyle Dining means you can eat anywhere, anytime, and with whomever, in formal or casual dress. The two main dining rooms are Magenta and Grand Pacific. Check the video screens to find out how busy each venue is, make a reservation, and find out the wait time. Alternative restaurants include: Cagney’s Steak House serving steaks in a 30s setting, and carved meats at Moderno Churrascaria. Blue Lagoon for trendy fast food, Le Bistro with classic French gourmet, La Cucina Italian Restaurant for traditional Italian fare, and Orchid Garden Asian Restaurant for authentic Japanese/Thai/Chinese. Specialty restaurants have a surcharge and may need reservations.

Entertainment
The three-deck Stardust Theatre offers Las-Vegas-style razzle-dazzle production shows and cabaret acts. Many bands and solo musicians provide dance music and entertainment throughout the ship. The ship also features library, internet cafe, games room, a cinema with moving seats, a casino, and really comfortable cards and writing rooms.

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Get away on the Norwegian Gem experiencing 2 relaxing nights on the Quick Getaway Cruise exploring North America East Coast. When: Ship: Norwegian Gem Category: Cruise Cabins from $ per person
Quick Getaway Cruise

Cruise summary

Cruise: Quick Getaway Cruise
Duration: 2 nights
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Star rating:
Departs: New York
Returns: New York
Ports of call: 1
Forward departures:

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shopping arcade
  • The Haven Suites & facilities
  • Weddings and packages
  • FREESTYLE DINING
  • Main dining venues (2)
  • Open seating, anytime
  • Specialty dining, cover charge (7)
  • Dietary needs, pre-order
  • Casual buffet in/out-door
  • Grill
  • Pizzeria (with delivery, pay)
  • Kid’s café
  • Room service 24 h menus
  • Coffee Bar & patisserie
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show theatre (shows, cabaret)
  • Bars & Lounges (13)
  • Live music, dancing
  • Nightclub, DJ
  • Library
  • Card Room
  • Chapel
  • Casino
  • Conference/business centres
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Adults only pool
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Spa & beauty treatments
  • Fitness centre & rooms
  • Sports courts
  • Jogging track
  • Climbing wall, ropes course
  • Bowling alleys (pay)
  • Internet café (pay)
  • Wi-Fi in cabin (pay)
  • UNDER 18 SUPERVISION
  • Youth Program welcome social, booklet
  • Children’s water park
  • Children’s centre
  • Splash Academy (6mo-2,3-5,6-9,10-12)
  • Entourage Program for teens
  • Port-day supervision (pay)
  • Late night child care (pay)
  • Teens’ centre, disco
  • Video arcade (pay)
  • Family Activities
  • Nickelodeon kids’ activities
  • OTHER
  • Elevators (12)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • Cabin current 110 V
  • Medical centre

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Welcome bottle of wine in Suite
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Butler, valet & concierge services (Suites & A Staterooms)
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi (common areas, cabins)

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: USD 12 pp/night (can be pre-paid with fare) if over 2y. Adjust at Guest Services Desk.
  • Gratuities to beverage staff welcome.
  • Service charge for spa & salon 18% charged
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting in groups (2-12 yr)

Recent testimonials

"The trip was great. We appreciate all your arrangements which were excellent. Our cabin allocation was terrific, with an adjoining cabin for our kids, and we enjoyed the cake that you kindly requested for our daughter on her birthday."
Jenny S from Sydney


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