Today (January 10, 2019) the Norwegian Gem will be the 10th vessel of the modern Norwegian Cruise Line fleet to cross the Panama Canal.
Ten new port cities will be visited during that sailing. They include: Oranjestad, Aruba; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Willemstad, Curacao; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Los Angeles; Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and Corinto, Nicaragua.
Norwegian Gem will be the final vessel of the Jewel Class, accommodating over 2,300 guests and featuring one of the largest suites in the fleet, the Garden Villas. These suites are over 4,000 square feet and sleep up to eight guests. They include three spacious bedrooms, a living room and a private garden with a hot tub.