Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship Bars and Lounges

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    Overview of Bars and Lounges on the Norwegian Gem

    Atrium Bar on the Norwegian Gem cruise ship
    ••• Norwegian Gem Atrium Bar. Norwegian Cruise Line

    The Norwegian Gem has a wide variety of bars and lounges. Four of the lounges are grouped together at "Bar Central" on deck 6, including Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar, Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar, Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar, and the Corona Cigar Club. Three of the other lounges are outdoors, with two overlooking the pool.

    The cruise ship has a traditional observation lounge high up on deck 13, a Cigar Bar, Sake Bar next to the Sushi Bar, and even a Mojito Bar. There's certainly something for every different taste. 

    The Atrium Coffee Bar seen in the photo above is found in the busy Atrium, and it serves specialty coffees and teas, pastries, cookies, and bar drinks. It's also great for people watching!

    The rest of these photos show that there's a lounge to suit all tastes on the Norwegian Gem.

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    Bliss Ultra Lounge and Night Club on the Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship

    Bliss Ultra Lounge and Nightclub on the Norwegian Gem
    ••• Norwegian Gem Bliss Ultra Lounge. Norwegian Cruise Line

    One of the ship's hot spots and the most distinctive bar on the Norwegian Gem is the Bliss Ultra-Lounge. The decor is soft velvets and funky furniture, which are a stark contrast to the four bowling lanes!

    By day, families and other passenger groups enjoy bowling on the four lanes or watching sports on the flat screen televisions. By night, the party is hopping to disco music.

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    Maltings Beer and Whiskey Bar on the Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship

    Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar on the Norwegian Gem
    ••• The Norwegian Gem cruise ship has Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar for serious (and not so serious) drinkers. Norwegian Cruise Line

    Maltings has a small stage for live music, and an extensive menu with 60 varieties of whiskey from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the USA. Given the name, it's not surprising that beer lovers are certain to find a brew that suits them.

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    Shakers Martini and Cocktail Bar on the Norwegian Gem

    Shakers Martini and Cocktail Bar on the Norwegian Gem
    ••• Norwegian Gem cruise ship's martini and cocktail bar is called Shakers. Norwegian Cruise Line

    Shakers Martini Bar has an art deco motif and a large screen with silhouetted dancers that brings back memories of an old James Bond movie introduction. Shakers is in Bar Central on deck 6. The bar has several different types of martinis, but don't try all of them on the same night.

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    Topsiders Bar on the Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship

    Topsiders Bar on the Norwegian Gem cruise ship
    ••• The Norwegian Gem Topsiders Bar is outdoors next to the pool. Norwegian Cruise Line

    Like the Bali Hai Bar, Topsiders is near the Tahitian pool and serves bar drinks and grilled foods. Topsiders also has fish and chips, which taste very good when accompanied by a cold beer. Or, a frozen drink can be mighty tasty on a hot day by the pool. 

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    The Great Outdoors Bar on the Norwegian Gem

    Great Outdoors on the Norwegian Gem
    ••• The Great Outdoors is a casual outdoor eatery on the Norwegian Gem cruise ship. Norwegian Cruise Line

    The Great Outdoors Bar is located aft on deck 12, right behind the Garden Cafe. It's good for a drink outdoors when the weather allows.

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    Spinnaker Lounge on the Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship

    Spinnaker Lounge on the Norwegian Gem cruise ship
    ••• Norwegian Gem Spinnaker Lounge. Norwegian Cruise Line

    The Spinnaker Lounge is a traditional observation lounge by day and a dance club by night. Located high up on deck 13, the Spinnaker Lounge has great views of the ocean, a stage, and dance floor.

    The starboard side of the Spinnaker Lounge has eight flat-screen televisions for watching sports, and the port side features a variety of pub games, including darts, foosball, and pool.

    One unique feature of the Spinnaker Lounge is that guests can see the navigational bridge through horizontal windows in the floor.

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    Bali Hai Bar and Grill on the Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship

    Bali Hai Outdoor Bar on the Norwegian Gem
    ••• Norwegian Gem cruise ship Bali Hai Bar. Norwegian Cruise Line

    The Bali Hai Bar is outdoors on deck 13 and overlooks the Tahitian swimming pool. This bar serves both bar drinks and grill favorites like burgers and hot dogs.

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    Corona Cigar Club on the Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship

    Cigar Bar on the Norwegian Gem
    ••• Norwegian Gem cruise ship Cigar Bar. Norwegian Cruise Line

    The Cigar Club is located in Bar Central near the Le Bistro Restaurant. Hand rolled cigars, cognacs, and spirits are available for passengers. It's one indoor spot where smoking is allowed on the Norwegian Gem cruise ship.

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    Other Places to Find a Drink on the Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship

    Sugarcane Mojito Bar on the Norwegian Gem
    ••• The Norwegian Gem cruise ship has a Mojito bar called Sugarcane. Norwegian Cruise Line

    Mojitos are a terrific drink for a warm weather cruise, and the Norwegian Gem's Sugarcane Mojito Bar has several different types to try. 

    Guests love the "bubbling" bar at Magnum's Champagne and Wine Bar in bar central on deck 6. It really looks like champagne! 

    Many guests who like to gamble also like to drink, so the Norwegian Gem has a convenient casino bar located near the ship's casino.

    The Star Bar is next to the popular Cagney's Steakhouse, matching its sophisticated decor.  this bar is quiet, much like the neighboring steakhouse.