Miami – Sep 18, 2007 — Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) newest “It” Girl, Norwegian Gem, left Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, and transited the River Ems to Eemshaven, Netherlands arriving on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007. The 93,530-ton Norwegian Gem has now begun sea trials through Sept. 23, 2007.
Following a series of European inaugural events and Mediterranean sailings in October and November, NCL is celebrating the arrival of Norwegian Gem in the U.S. with a two-night inaugural sailing in Boston on Dec.13, 2007. The ship’s christening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 in New York, followed by a two-night inaugural sailing.
Norwegian Gem is the hottest ship to hit the high seas, featuring incredible innovations and amenities that range from a four-lane ten-pin bowling alley and rock climbing wall to a variety of luxury accommodations, including Courtyard Villas, Garden Villas and two top-of-the-ship Deluxe Owner’s Suites. She will also feature all the elements of NCL’s dynamic Freestyle Cruising fleet, including 10 restaurants, 13 bars and lounges, two swimming pools, a casino and much more. For more about Norwegian Gem including her blog, visit “HerSpace” page at gemitgirl.com (www.gemitgirl.com).
NCL Corporation Ltd. is an innovative cruise company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a fleet of 14 ships in service and under construction. The corporation oversees the operations of Norwegian Cruise Line, NCL America and Orient Lines. The company is currently building Norwegian Gem for delivery in October of 2007. In addition, NCL plans to build up to three new third generation Freestyle Cruising ships for delivery between 2009 and 2011.
NCL is on target to have the youngest fleet in the industry by the end of 2007 with the introduction of Norwegian Gem, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of Freestyle Cruising on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea.
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