NCL Floats Out Gem

Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, set to launch in October, was floated out from its dry dock at Meyer Werft in Germany over the weekend, after completing all its tests and engine trials. The ship will now be moored at the outfitting pier in Papenburg, where it will undergo all outstanding work. The 2,400-guest, 93,500-ton Norwegian Gem marks the completion of NCL's Jewel class of ships and includes a four-lane bowling alley, rock climbing wall and Nintendo Wii video systems.

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