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Norwegian Jewel

The 92,000-ton Norwegian Jewel will be a progression on the design which started with Norwegian Star and continued with Norwegian Dawn. The vessel is currently under construction at Germany's Meyer Werft and is scheduled for delivery on August 5, 2005. 

Norwegian Jewel will debut with a brief European program. The maiden cruise will be 13-night Mediterranean cruise departing Dover on August 10. That will be followed by a Baltic cruise sailing round trip from Dover on August 23. The ship will then head for North America (from Dover) on September 4. Norwegian Jewel will arrive in New York on September 14 for four days of inaugural activities. Following those, the ship will sail a month-long series of 11-night Canada/New England fall cruises from New York. 

In November (2005) Norwegian Jewel will settle into its winter program of alternating Eastern/Western Caribbean 7-night cruises from Miami with weekly Sunday sailings. The Eastern itinerary will include calls at San Juan, Antigua, St. Thomas, and Great Stirrup Cay. On alternate weeks, the Western itinerary will visit Great Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Roatan. 

After a 14-night Panama Canal cruise (April 30, 2006) to Los Angeles and a 4-night coast cruise to Vancouver, Norwegian Jewel will spend the summer (2006) sailing Alaskan cruises.


(A artist's rendering of the atrium is shown at left.)

Dining options:

A major element of NCL's Freestyle cruising concept is an array of dining options where you can make reservations to dine at a time and table size of your choice. There will be ten restaurants in all featuring two main restaurants, a number of specialty restaurants and premium restaurants. In addition to the ones illustrated here, they will include Tango's  (serving hot and spicy Latin/Tapas fare), Mama's Italian Kitchen (which will resemble a village trattoria and the feel of a traditional farmhouse kitchen), Blue Lagoon and NCL's signature Le Bistro.


Tsar's Palace (at left) is one of the main restaurants, in which the decor was inspired by the palaces of St. Petersburg and the era of Russian Tsars. NCL says white and gold ceilings, green marbled pillars and 24-carat gold-coated chandeliers will adorn the very detailed room. The balustrades around the restaurant were inspired by Faberge eggs. 

Azura (left) is the other main restaurants aboard Norwegian Jewel. NCL says its clean lines and rich timer elements were inspired by today's boutique hotels. The artwork that can be seen here on the walls in this rendering are this room's signature element. They are interpretations of pop art rendered in backlit glass.
Chin Chin (left) is one of the Norwegian Jewel's premium restaurants, this one serving Asian fare. The decor was inspired by the traditional female costumers and dances of the Far East. 
Cagney's Steak House is becoming one of NCL's signature restaurants. It will be one of the premium restaurants serving steak and seafood.
Public rooms:
Norwegian Jewel will have many places for passengers to relax and be entertained. A new concept that will debut on the ship is called "Bar Central" where three bars with distinct personalities will be connected and share some common space. 

Stardust Theater (left) will be the ship's main showroom and be home to the lavish production shows passengers will see throughout the cruise.

An artist's rendering of Norwegian Jewel's casino is shown at left.
The Sapphire Pool (left) will be the ship's main pool located amidships. 
Norwegian Jewel will be a bit larger than Norwegian Dawn having 1188 cabins and suites overall with an extensive choice of categories. Like its sisters, there will be an abundant number or interconnecting cabins and suites to create 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-bedroom accommodations for families.

Norwegian Jewel will have 10 penthouse suites, a new concept for NCL. These will share a private courtyard with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and small gym. The ship will also feature the popular garden villas.

Even the standard accommodations are spacious. An oceanview balcony stateroom is shown at left. This type and above offer a feature found on few other ships, a larger bathrooms with three separate units (WC, shower and washstand compartments).

Even the inside cabins (at left) are bright and spacious.
The mini-suites become even more spacious than the balcony cabins, featuring an additional sitting area.
Norwegian Jewel will have two Garden Villas the ultimate in space and luxury. They may also be combined into one large unit. The living room of one of the villas is shown at left.
Garden Villa Bedroom is shown at left. The each villas have three bedrooms.
Of course, a Garden Villa wouldn't be complete without its own private garden.

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