|The Norwegian Gem will be the third Norwegian Cruise Line ship to feature Nickelodeon entertainment programming, starting Feb. 2012. // (c) 2011 Norwegian Cruise Line.|
Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon have expanded their partnership by extending the family entertainment and programming from two to three ships with the addition of Norwegian Gem, beginning in Feb. 2012. Nickelodeon-themed family events, shows and activities were first introduced in April 2010 on Norwegian Jewel and in July 2010 on Norwegian Epic.
Each Norwegian Gem cruise will feature a live Nickelodeon-themed interactive show in the main theater; Nick Live Poolside!, where families can take part in interactive games and activities by the pool; Breakfast with the Characters, where kids and adults can eat, sing and play with SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Patrick, Diego and more; Dora’s Dance Party, where kids can join Dora and the Nickelodeon cast to dance and sing along; and a meet and greets with popular Nickelodeon characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and many more. In addition, there are also other family activities offered, including Nick Jr. Story Time, family trivia and special arts and crafts sessions.
Norwegian Gem will begin offering Nickelodeon programming year-round beginning on the Feb. 19, 2012 cruise, sailing from New York City to the Bahamas and Florida. The ship is sailing a series of seven-day Bahamas and Florida voyages from New York City through Sept. 1, 2012. Ports of call include Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s private island) and Nassau, Bahamas, as well as three relaxing days at sea.