Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel Review and Specifications

Specifications of Norwegian Jewel

Year built2005  /  Age : 13
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 Tonnage93502 gt
Passengers2388 - 2866
Crew1100
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks15
Cabins1194
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byMelania Knauss-Trump

Current itinerary of Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel current cruise is 16 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore. The itinerary starts on 06 Oct, 2018 and ends on 22 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
06 Oct      Departing from Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
07 Oct 08:00 - 16:00     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
08 Oct 08:00 - 16:00     Kochi, Japan   
10 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
11 Oct 19:00 - 17:00     Hong Kong, China   
14 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Nha Trang, Vietnam   
15 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City-Saigon, Vietnam   
17 Oct 06:00 - 17:00     Sihanoukville, Cambodia   
18 Oct 08:00 - 19:00     Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand   
20 Oct 09:00 - 17:00     Koh Samui Island, Thailand   
22 Oct      Arriving in Singapore   

Review of Norwegian Jewel

Launched in 2005, Norwegian Jewel is the 1st of Norwegian Cruise Lines Jewel-class ships, together with Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade 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 Norwegian Jewel cruise ship

The 93,502-ton, 2,375-passenger cruise ship Norwegian Jewel became operational in August 2005. Built at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany she was christened on November 3, 2005 during an official ceremony at the Port of Miami. Designed to be in the category of Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian Jewel easily transports 2,400 guests and over 1,000 crew members. The special about this vessel is her speed, restaurant options, and family comfortable accommodations. Norwegian Jewel also gives passengers different options for relaxation like public bars and lounges, well equipped sports and fitness facilities, and staterooms designed with rich cherry wood finishing.

Cruise itinerary program

Norwegian Jewel itinerary program is based on 7-day Caribbean cruises from Houson TX. Feature port destinations include Cozumel Mexico, Belize and Roatan.

In 2017-2018, NCL Jewel ship was relocated for an inaugural cruise season in Australia. Steve Odell, svp and md Asia Pacific for NCLH, released pricing for the extended 2017-2018 season in Australia. The new deployment was announced in June 2016. The ship was homeported in Sydney NSW.

  • All Australian cruise bookings made by August 31 (2016) were eligible for complimentary all-inclusive deals covering everything (including beverage packages and discounted family fares).
  • The 39-day repositioning cruise from Vancouver Canada to Sydney via Hawaii (October 3, 2017) was priced from just AUD 7417 pp (inside cabin, double occupancy).
  • The 40-day repositioning cruise from Sydney to Tokyo Japan (February 20, 2018) was priced from just AUD 5973 pp (inside cabin, double occupancy).
  • The season's shortest itinerary (5-day roundtrip Sydney to Tasmania (Hobart and Burnie, departure November 12, 2017) was priced from AUD 1147 pp.

Cabins

Norwegian Jewel has a total of 1194 cabins (of which 360 Balcony, 405 Inside rooms) in 35 grades. Most Norwegian Jewel staterooms are 140-sq.foot Inside rooms. The largest aboard Norwegian Jewel are the Haven Garden Villa Suites (2320 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Passengers onboard Norwegian Jewel can seek out their preferred dishes at Cagney's Steak House, Blue Lagoon, and the signature restaurant Le Bistro, or can try the lovely pastas at Mama's Italian Kitchen and tapas at Tangos. The main restaurant, Tsar's Palace, shows the magnificence of St. Petersburg with gold ceilings, shining chandeliers, and ornate balustrades reminiscent of Faberge eggs. An electronic system onboard Norwegian Jewel 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 Norwegian Jewel cruise ship

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

  • Azura Restaurant (forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (French specialty dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Chin Chin (Asian restaurant, dinner-only, complimentary since 2015)
  • Sushi Bar (10-seat Chin Chin restaurant, a la carte); Sake Bar (inside Chin Chin)
  • Teppanyaki (Japanese Hibachi specialty, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • Tsar’s Palace Restaurant (aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
  • O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill (sports bar, with 24-hour American cuisine - burgers, steaks, desserts; complimentary)
  • Blue Lagoon (buffet restaurant for fast food; complimentary)
  • Sky High 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)
  • Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • 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).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Jewel's Bora Bora Health Spa & Beauty Salon is managed by Mandara Spa, which fuses eastern and western-style procedures for advanced massage, facials, and more. The sports deck offers the chance for playing basketball, volleyball and tennis, and the Body Waves Fitness Center features state-of-the-art equipment, a hydrotherapy pool, and classes. Children are not forgotten. The Splashdown Kids Club has a swimming pool and an underground sea theme. There are a total of 7 jacuzzis and 3 pools (Sapphire Kid’s Pool) onboard. A 24-hour Internet Cafe is available. Entertainment options also include the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), "Rock of Ages", "Cirque Dreams", "Illusionarium" (magicians show).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Jewel tipping/gratuities (US$12 pp pd). Norwegian Jewel cruise ship allows weddings (has a chapel on board).

NCL Norwegian Jewel cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Jewel 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 (Maltings Beer & Whisky Bar, Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar and Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar); Corona Cigar Bar; Topsiders Bar; Star Bar; Sugarcane Mojito
  • Fyzz Lounge & Nightclub
  • Spinnaker Lounge (394-seat, with floor-to-ceiling windows; serves as disco & night club); Java Cafe
  • Crystal 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; Jewel Club Casino
  • Galleria Boutiques/Shopping Alley (tax and duty free shops); Port O’Call (gift shop)
  • Bora Bora Spa complex (Thermal Suite, Snow Room, Salt Room, Medi Spa, Smile Spa, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop); Body Waves Fitness Centre; Sapphire Pools; Kid’s Pool
  • Splashdown Kid’s Club; Club Underground 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.

Norwegian Jewel wiki

  • Jewel is the first of the Jewel-class NCL ships. Her sisters in the fleet are the NCL ships GemJade and Pearl. The ship was christened on November 3, 2005, at PortMiami. The vessel's godmother is the wife of the real estate magnate (multi-multibillionaire and future US President) Donald Trump - Melania Trump (Slovenian, born Apr 26, 1970). Later, Mr Trump required a 30 sec long TV commercial reviewing the new NCL ship to be placed during one of the episodes of “The Apprentice” (reality game TV series).
  • The Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was on August 10, 2005 (Mediterranean/Europe), Caribbean Inaugural on November 4, 2005 (from Port Miami).
  • NCL Jewel, just like the fleetmate Pearl, was a TV commercial star. The "big show" was for about 30 sec in one of the episodes of the NBC's "The Apprentice" TV-series (US game show hosted by Mr Trump).
  • During NCL Jewel's 2014 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.

Asia-Australia itineraries 2017-2018

For winter 2017-2018 season, the NCL Jewel ship was relocated from USA-California to Asia-Australia. The new itinerary program offers departures from Australia and Singapore (starting Nov 2017).

In 2017-2018, NCL Jewel ship was relocated for an inaugural Australian cruise season. The new deployment was announced in June 2016. In Australia, the ship was homeported in Sydney NSW.

  • All Australian cruise bookings made by August 31 (2016) were eligible for complimentary all-inclusive deals covering everything (including beverage packages and discounted family fares).
  • The 39-day repositioning cruise from Vancouver Canada to Sydney via Hawaii (October 3, 2017) was priced from just AUD 7417 pp (inside cabin, double occupancy).
  • The 40-day repositioning cruise from Sydney to Tokyo Japan (February 20, 2018) was priced from just AUD 5973 pp (inside cabin, double occupancy).
  • The season's shortest itinerary (5-day roundtrip Sydney to Tasmania (Hobart and Burnie, departure November 12, 2017) was priced from AUD 1147 pp.
  • NCL's Australian cruises were all 7 round-trip itineraries from Sydney (5-day to Tasmania, plus a 9-day South Pacific Islands) and all ten 16-day Australia and New Zealand cruises (Nov 2017 through Feb 2018).  Followed an 18-day Australia to Asia repositioning (Sydney to Singapore, February 20, 2018).
  • The new Asian itinerary program offered departures from Singapore (starting Nov 2017). In Asia were scheduled itineraries visiting ports in Vietnam, Japan, China (incl Hong Kong), Singapore, South Korea.

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Norwegian Jewel Itineraries

The below listed Norwegian Jewel 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 Oct 06 16 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore Yokohama
2018 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Southeast Asia from Singapore Singapore
2018 Nov 12 19 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore$899
2018 Dec 01 12 days, round-trip Australia & New Zealand from Sydney Sydney$649
2018 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Australia & Tasmania from Sydney Sydney$349
2018 Dec 20 16 days, round-trip Australia & New Zealand from Sydney Sydney$1049
2019 Jan 05 13 days, round-trip South Pacific from Sydney Sydney$619
2019 Jan 18 12 days, round-trip Australia & New Zealand from Sydney Sydney$619
2019 Jan 30 14 days, round-trip Australia & New Zealand from Sydney Sydney$699
2019 Feb 13 19 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney$999
2019 Mar 04 12 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore$899
2019 Mar 16 13 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong$699
2019 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Southeast Asia from Singapore Singapore$499
2019 Apr 05 12 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore$749
2019 Apr 17 10 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong
2019 Apr 27 8 days, round-trip Golden Week from Tokyo (Yokohama) Yokohama$1199
2019 May 05 15 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama$699
2019 May 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$499
2019 May 27 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$499
2019 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$699
2019 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$699
2019 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$719
2019 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$749
2019 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$749
2019 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$749
2019 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$749
2019 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$729
2019 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$699
2019 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$729
2019 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$749
2019 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$699
2019 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$599
2019 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$619
2019 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$579
2019 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$549
2019 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Alaska with Holkham Bay Glacier Fjords from Vancouver Vancouver$499
2019 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska with Holkham Bay Glacier Fjords from Vancouver Vancouver$499
2019 Oct 07 6 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver$499
2019 Oct 21 11 days, one-way from Vancouver to Honolulu Vancouver$1299
2019 Nov 01 13 days, one-way from Honolulu to Papeete Honolulu$1749
2019 Nov 14 17 days, one-way from Papeete to Sydney Papeete$2099
2019 Dec 01 10 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$899
2019 Dec 11 11 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$1099
2019 Dec 22 12 days, round-trip Australia & New Zealand from Sydney Sydney$1399
2020 Jan 03 10 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$949
2020 Jan 13 10 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$999
2020 Jan 23 12 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$1199
2020 Feb 04 10 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$1099
2020 May 11 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$649
2020 May 18 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$649
2020 May 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$699
2020 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$799
2020 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$799
2020 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$849
2020 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$849
2020 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$899
2020 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$899
2020 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$899
2020 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$899
2020 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$899
2020 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$899
2020 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$849
2020 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$849
2020 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$799
2020 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver$749
2020 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward$749