Norwegian Gem was designed for freestyle cruising and has ten distinctive restaurants, 14 separate lounges and bars and a wealth of activities. It also features 10 courtyard villas. However the increased venues result in reduced deck space. Norwegian Gem passengers tend to be Mixed Ages and International. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 37.9 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.4 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 33.4 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.8 passengers.