Monday, August 11, 2008

Fine Living Network’s Ultimate Cruise Guide Focuses on Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem, NCL’s newest Freestyle Cruising ship, takes center stage in Fine Living Network’s new one-hour special: The Ultimate Cruise Guide. The special was filmed during a seven-day Western Mediterranean cruise aboard Norwegian Gem and will premiere on Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 10 p.m. EST.

The show presents a complete guide to everything a viewer needs to know about cruising, featuring insider tips from Norwegian Gem’s officers and a first-hand look at cruising through the eyes of the Walkers, a family of four from New York with children ages six and 10, and Joey and Joy, a young, professional couple on a romantic getaway, as they explore the ship’s on-board amenities and NCL shore excursions.

“NCL’s Freestyle Cruising allows guests the freedom and flexibility to cruise on their own schedule,” said Colin Veitch, NCL’s president and CEO. “During this special cruise guide on Fine Living Network, viewers will experience Freestyle Cruising and all it has to offer on our newest ship, Norwegian Gem. We hope that after watching the special, they will want to take their own cruise vacation aboard one of our 12 Freestyle Cruising ships.”

Viewers will vacation alongside the Walkers and Joey and Joy as they set out on their European cruise. During the voyage, Joey and Joy use the time to unwind and relax from their busy lifestyle with a romantic brunch in the ship’s French restaurant Le Bistro; a private training session with a personal trainer in the fitness center; and total relaxation on the ship’s pool deck with Evian mists and cold towels from poolside attendants. The Walkers maximize their time to the fullest with a family bowling tournament; a relaxing couple’s spa treatment while the children are playing in the Kids Club; an entertaining family dinner in the Teppanyaki restaurant; and a performance by the famed Second City comedy troupe. While off the ship, they visit unforgettable European ports of call.

The Ultimate Cruise Guide is scheduled to air again on Fine Living Network (FLN) Aug 27 at 4 p.m.; Aug 30 at 11 p.m.; Sept 12 at 4 p.m.; Sept 14 at 11 p.m.; and Sept 24 at 10 p.m. To sample FLN programming, visit

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