Norwegian Jade Debuts in North Shields

By ,   September 1, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Norwegian Jade is expected to make a big impression as today, September 1, she sails into Tyne for the first time. 

The 294-metre ship is making a grand debut in North Shields. The vessel is due to arrive with 2,400 passengers and over 1,000 crew at about 6:45 a.m. and will berth at Northumbrian Quay.

Jade's day-long visit will offer those on board an opportunity to see attractions like Durham Cathedral, Hadrian's Wall and Alnwick Castle.

Port of Tyne

The day will start with a special ceremony as the arrival marks the inaugural call by Norwegian Cruise Line at Port of Tyne and the region.

In keeping with tradition, the chief executive officer of the port, Andrew Moffat, will present the captain of the ship, Kim Roger Karlsson with a plaque and hand-blown piece of local glass.

Norwegian Jade is the latest cruise liner to dock at Port of Tyne and follows the visit by Disney Magic - the ship which attracted crowds in July.