Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Jade Review and Specifications

Specifications of Norwegian Jade

Year built2006  /  Age : 12
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassJewel
Building costUSD 390 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line
Speed25 kn / 46 kph / 29 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage93558 gt
Passengers2402 - 2882
Crew1100
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks15
Cabins1201
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byDaniel Inouye

Current itinerary of Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Jade current cruise is 12 days, round-trip Isles from London (Southampton) - Variation. The itinerary starts on 17 Sep, 2018 and ends on 29 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
17 Sep      Departing from Southampton, England   
18 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
19 Sep 07:00 - 15:00     Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
20 Sep 09:00 - 19:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
21 Sep 08:00 - 21:00     Dublin, Ireland   
22 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
24 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
25 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Invergordon, Scotland   
26 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Leith-Edinburgh, Scotland   
27 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Newcastle, Port of Tyne, England   
29 Sep      Arriving in Southampton, England   

Review of Norwegian Jade

Launched in 2006, Norwegian Jade is the 2nd of Norwegian Cruise Lines Jewel-class ships, together with Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl.

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania and RSSC (Regent).

NCL Jade cruise ship

The 93,558-ton, 2,222-passenger cruise ship Norwegian Jade has a similar exterior appearance to the Norwegian Star (operational since 2001) and the Norwegian Dawn (2002). However, the interior design and amenities are quite different and merit Norwegian Jade having a Jewel Class design. All dining and entertainment options are almost the same on all ship owned by NCL. The unique thing on Norwegian Jade is that the vessel is definitely international. There are people from different countries like the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, Japan.

Cruise itinerary program

Norwegian Jade itinerary program is based on Mediterranean cruises from Rome and Venice to Turkey, Greece and the Greek Isles, and also to ports on the French and Italian riviera coasts in the Western Mediterranean.

In 2017, for the first time ever, NCL homeported a ship (Jade) in Hamburg Germany. The ship's itineraries were 6- and 8-night Western Europe, 8- and 9-night Norwegian Fjords, 11-night Norway and North Cape, and one 13-night Norway, Iceland and UK. Alternatively, roundtrip departures were offered from Amsterdam Holland and Southampton England.

In summer 2018, the ship had scheduled Norway, Iceland and North Cape cruises from Southampton and Hamburg. In 2018-2019, the ship offers Southern Caribbean itineraries from homeport Miami (Florida USA) - 11-day and 14-day roundtrip Panama Canal cruises from Tampa and Miami.

Cabins

Most Norwegian Jade staterooms are 140-sq.foot Inside rooms (417). There are a total of 1201 staterooms in 35 categories. The largest aboard Norwegian Jade are the Haven Garden Villa Suites (2320 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

All meals are open seating and the choice of food is quite unrivaled, including from a steakhouse and Tepannyaki to French, Italian, tapas, sushi, buffets and even a 24-hour cafe, complete with English breakfast. Alizar and Grand Pacific are Norwegian Jade's main dining rooms. Open seating breakfast and lunch are provided in one of the two, both are open for dinner, and walk-ins are welcome in the evening. An electronic system onboard Norwegian Jade cuts down on wait times and lines in the restaurants. Monitors throughout the corridors reveal how busy the eateries are, with a bar ranging from green (come on in) to red (crowded). This screen acts as an electronic hostess and lets guests know how long the wait is for a table for four, for example, and where parties are being accepted.

NCL Jade cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Jade restaurants and food bars.

  • Alizar Restaurant (forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (French specialty dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Jasmine Garden (Asian restaurant, dinner-only, complimentary since 2015)
  • Sushi Bar (10-seat Jasmine Garden restaurant, a la carte); Sake Bar (inside Jasmine Garden)
  • Teppanyaki (Japanese Hibachi specialty, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • Grand Pacific Restaurant (aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
  • Blue Lagoon (buffet restaurant for fast food; complimentary)
  • Bali Hai Bar & Grill (complimentary fast food bar)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialties; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
  • Bali Hai Bar & Grill (complimentary burgers and grills)
  • Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area; moved to deck 13 during 2017 refit and outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass door entrance)
  • La Cucina (Italian specialty restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations); Kid's Cafe
  • The Great Outdoors (outdoor buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill (poolside, complimentary)
  • O’Sheehans Bar & Girll
  • The Pit Stop (poolside grill).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The 2-level Stardust Theater is the main venue for Broadway- and Vegas-style reviews. The entertainment options range from the standard song and dance review or cabaret to the more offbeat sing-along. There is a nightly variable 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. show, with one comedy or variety act and one standard Vegas or Broadway revue. One of the most exciting experiences is the crew variety show, always held on the final evening. High atop the ship is the secondary showroom, Jade's Spinnaker Lounge. It serves different purposes during the day. In the afternoon, passenger participation games take place. At night, The Second City troupe features a mixture of comedy, lounge music, and cabaret.

NCL Jade cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Jade lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Stardust Theatre (1042-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand-shows per night)
  • Bar City complex (Tankards Beer & Whisky Bar, Mixers Martini & Cocktail Bar and Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar); Cigar Bar; Topsiders Bar; Star Bar
  • Medusa Lounge & Nightclub
  • Spinnaker Lounge (394-seat, with floor-to-ceiling windows; serves as disco & night club); Java Cafe
  • Aloha Atrium (2-deck midship hub area with a big-size LED screen, dance area and live entertainment)
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar (specialty tea & coffee bar)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour); Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop
  • LifeStyles Room;
  • Library;
  • Card Room;
  • Jade Club Casino
  • Galleria Boutiques/Shopping Alley (tax and duty free shops)
  • Ying & Yang Spa complex (Thermal Suite, Snow Room, Salt Room, Medi Spa, Smile Spa, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop); Body Waves Fitness Centre; Waikiki Beach Pool; Sapphire Kid’s Pool
  • Tree Top Kid’s Club; Wipe Out Teen’s Lounge & Disco Club; Video Games Arcade
  • The Haven area Courtyard Fitness & Spa complex (Villas-guests only, Steam Room, Gym)
  • Rock Climbing Wall; Combined sports court; Jogging Track; Golf Nets; Shuffleboard, Giant Chess
  • During 2017 drydock refurbishment were added O’Sheehan's Bar & Girll, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, The Cellars (Mondavi Family Wine Bar), Los Lobos Cantina (Mexican restaurant), The Pit Stop (poolside grill), Bliss Ultra Lounge.

Norwegian Jade wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 36
  • Total number of cabins: 1201 (of which 360 Balcony, 417 Inside rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Grand Pacific, Alizar
  • Restaurants and food bars: "MODERNO" (steakhouse), "LE BISTRO" (French), "JASMINE GARDEN", "TEPPANYAKI" (Japanese), buffets (BLUE LAGOON, GREAT OUTDOORS, Garden Cafe, Kid’s Cafe), "PAPA'S" (Italian), "CAGNEY'S" (steakhouse), Sushi.
  • Lounges & Bars: "BAR CITY" complex (Tankards, Mixers, Magnum’s), CIGAR BAR, SAKE BAR, ALOHA, MODERNO, STAR BAR, MEDUSA, SPINNAKER (observation).
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Jade tipping/gratuities are US$12 pp pd. Norwegian Jade cruise ship not only allows weddings on board - she has a chapel.
  • Entertainment - the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each sailing), magicians and comedy shows (WHITE HOT PARTY, SHOUT, ELEMENTS).
  • Mandara Spa, 7 jacuzzis, 3 pools (Sapphire Kid’s Pool), casino.
  • Between 2006 and 2008, this vessel served in the  NCL America company’s fleet under the name “Pride of Hawaii”. In NCL America's fleet, it had as fleetmate the sistership Pride of Aloha (now Norwegian Sky).
  • NCL Jade was christened on May 22, 2006 in a ceremony at San Pedro Pier in LA, California. The selection of Senator Inouye as "Godfather" of NCL Pride of Hawaii, was an innovative step by Norwegian since this role is traditionally played by women.
  • NCL Jade ship is of the Jewel-class Norwegian vessels. Her sisters in the fleet are the NCL ships GemJewel and Pearl.
  • The initial intent was Jade to have design similar to that of Pride of America, but later was decided to be enlarged (NCL Jewel-design).
  • In 2007 the NCL company announced they will permanently relocate the vessel from Hawaii due to substantial revenue losses. In early 2008 NCLH deployed the ship in Europe. Its last Honolulu departure was on Feb 4, 2008. The vessel went to dry-dock for some changes (new livery, casino, new name) to become "Norwegian Jade". However, she still keeps her Hawaii-themed interior decor (many flowers and landscapes throughout onboard venues and public spaces).
  • NCL Jade's Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was on February 16, 2008 (Panama Canal from Los Angeles to Miami).
  • During NCL Jade's 2017 drydock refurbishment, the ship was retrofitted with new "scrubbers" (exhaust gas cleaning systems). The new scrubber technology reduces the equivalent of approx 1500 tons of the poisonous gas Sulfur Oxide. Norwegian Cruise Line was the first cruise company retrofitting with a scrubber hybrid system vessels while in service. The new in-line scrubbers (5 units) are lightweight and able to operate in dry mode, as well as in open and closed loops.

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Norwegian Jade Itineraries

The below listed Norwegian Jade cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Norwegian Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 25 14 days, round-trip Iceland, & UK from London (Southampton) Southampton$999
2018 Jun 17 12 days, round-trip & North Cape from London (Southampton) Southampton
2018 Jul 15 12 days, round-trip & North Cape from Hamburg Hamburg
2018 Aug 12 11 days, round-trip & North Cape from Hamburg Hamburg
2018 Aug 23 2 days, one-way from Hamburg to Southampton Hamburg$49
2018 Aug 25 9 days, round-trip Fjords from London (Southampton) (Variation) Southampton
2018 Sep 03 14 days, round-trip Iceland, & UK from London (Southampton) Southampton
2018 Sep 17 12 days, round-trip Isles from London (Southampton) - Variation Southampton
2018 Sep 29 16 days, one-way from Southampton to Miami Southampton$1469
2018 Oct 15 8 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$549
2018 Oct 23 4 days, round-trip Brantley Gilberts Kick It In The Ship Cruise Miami
2018 Oct 27 4 days, round-trip Chris Jericho Rock N Wrestling Rager at Sea Miami
2018 Oct 31 5 days, round-trip The Kiss Kruise VIII Miami
2018 Nov 05 11 days, round-trip Canal Round-trip from Miami Miami$629
2018 Nov 16 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$629
2018 Nov 26 11 days, round-trip Canal Round-trip from Miami Miami$599
2018 Dec 07 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$649
2018 Dec 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$499
2018 Dec 24 11 days, round-trip Canal Round-trip from Miami Miami$2599
2019 Jan 04 6 days, round-trip Star Trek The Cruise III Miami
2019 Jan 10 5 days, round-trip Caye, Belize & Mexico Miami$349
2019 Jan 15 6 days, round-trip Jam Cruise 17 Miami
2019 Jan 21 4 days, round-trip Stirrup Cay, Key West, & Bahamas Miami$299
2019 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$499
2019 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Caye, Belize & Mexico Miami$399
2019 Feb 06 5 days, round-trip Caye, Belize & Mexico Miami$399
2019 Feb 11 6 days, round-trip Caye, Belize & Mexico Miami$449
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Caye, Great Stirrup Cay, Key West & Mexico Miami$549
2019 Feb 24 5 days, round-trip Caye, Belize & Mexico Miami$499
2019 Mar 01 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$799
2019 Mar 11 11 days, round-trip Canal Round-trip from Miami Miami$929
2019 Mar 22 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$849
2019 Apr 01 11 days, round-trip Canal Round-trip from Miami Miami$1039
2019 Apr 12 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami
2019 Apr 28 14 days, one-way from New York to Civitavecchia New York$899
2019 May 12 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1469
2019 May 23 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civatavecchia) Civitavecchia$1479
2019 Jun 09 11 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$1909
2019 Jun 20 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civatavecchia) Civitavecchia$1529
2019 Jun 30 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1649
2019 Jul 11 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civatavecchia) Civitavecchia$1479
2019 Jul 21 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1549
2019 Aug 01 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civatavecchia) Civitavecchia$1399
2019 Aug 11 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1449
2019 Aug 22 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civatavecchia) Civitavecchia$1549
2019 Sep 01 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1499
2019 Sep 12 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civatavecchia) Civitavecchia$1549
2019 Sep 22 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1599
2019 Oct 03 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civatavecchia) Civitavecchia$1549
2019 Oct 13 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1499
2019 Oct 24 14 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$2379