NCL Dubs Newest New-Build Norwegian Jewel
July 2, 2004
The ship will offer many features already established by siblings Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Star, such as garden villas, ten different restaurants, an elaborate Mandara-operated spa and a fitness center with an indoor lap pool. Also intriguing is that this ship, like the other two, will be able to cruise at a maximum speed of 25 knots – which gives NCL a lot of itinerary flexibility.
But Norwegian Jewel will also contain some fresh new features. Highlights include:
*A new type of cabin – courtyard villas – will be added; these will have a private courtyard and sundeck.
*New dining options range from Tango's, which will offer Latin/tapas-style cuisine to Mama's Italian Kitchen, a village-style trattoria.
*Bar central, an entirely new concept, will be a destination in its own right. The area will feature a martini bar, champagne bar, and a beer and whisky pub; all will connect but each will have its own ambiance.
Norwegian Jewel will launch by sailing seven and eight night "exotic" Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami – and then move on to Alaska in summer 2006. Specific itinerary details have not yet been announced.