Expect endless fun on this leisurely cruise from NYC that hits all the hot spots. Six port-of-call offer endless diversity! Explore colorful coral reefs, imposing forts and cobblestone streets, world famous botanical gardens, and one-of-a-kind shops. For sun lovers, there is plenty of time to just unwind on an idyllic beach feeling the stress melt away as you’re immersed in laid-back island life.
Day 1 - Depart New York City
Arrive in New York City and embark on the Norwegian Gem.
Day 2 - At Sea
Day at sea for relaxation. Enjoy all the features of the Gem such as the casino, speedway, aqua park, spa and so much more!
Day 3 - At Sea
Day at sea for relaxation.
Day 4 - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is semiprecious tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.
Day 5 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Founded in 1521, San Juan’s picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish heritage. But the second oldest city in the Americas also boasts fine beaches, lush rainforests, verdant mountainsides, imposing forts and a lovely tropical climate.
Day 6 - St. John's, Antigua
Bask in the grand sight of the city’s skyline, dominated by the white baroque towers of St. John’s Cathedral. Sample local cuisines, visit the Botanical Garden, witness the magnificent Antigua Lighthouse, the historical Fort James and much more as you discover this grand city.
Day 7 - St. Lucia
A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with thriving coral reefs and rain forest preserves. Explore the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater at Sulfur Springs. Visit the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Falls and the Morne Coubaril Estate.
Day 8 - Basseterre, St. Kitts
Although founded by the French in 1627, St. Kitts is a very British paradise where cricket and tea are the norm. The dramatic mixed island landscape is rimmed in gold-sand beaches and dotted with well-preserved plantations left over from when the island was covered with sugar cane.
Day 9 - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
The town of Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking harbors in the world. Once home to pirates of long ago, today visitors find treasures of a different kind, for now beautiful beaches and bountiful duty-free shopping are truly its claim to fame.
Day 10 - At Sea
Day at sea for relaxation. Enjoy all the features of the Joy such as the casino, speedway, aqua park, spa and so much more!
Day 11 - At Sea
Day at sea for relaxation.
Day 12 - Arrive New York City
After breakfast, disembark the Norwegian Gem filled with great memories of your time in the southern Caribbean.