Norwegian Jade was built in 2006 and refurbished in 2011. It has a length of 965 feet and a gross tonnage of 93,558. It is the second Jewel-class vessel from the fleet owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. The family-freindly ship sails the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Norwegian Jade carries 2,402 passengers and 1,047 crew.
There are 1,201 staterooms on board Norwegian Jade, including 360 with balconies and 417 inside cabins. The standard cabins have ample storage space and various amenities (salon-style hairdryer, mirrored vanity tables, mini-fridge and television as well as writing table). There is a range of suites, including two-bedroom family penthouses with balconies. At the top of the ship, The Haven features the most luxurious, well-appointed accommodation with 24-hour butler service, concierge service and a private sundeck.
There are many different dining destinations on board Norwegian Jade. Grand Pacific and Alizar are the main dining rooms and provide Freestyle Dining (no set table or times). There are also specialty restaurants including Le Bistro for French cuisine, Cagney’s Steakhouse and an Italian eatery, La Cucina. Japanese hibachi dishes are offered at the Teppanyaki Room, Sushi and Jasmine. Buffet meals are offered at Blue Lagoon, Great Outdoors and the Kids Café/Garden Café.
Norwegian Jade offers various ways for their guests to relax and stay healthy while traveling. The Mandara Spa has a beauty salon and treatment rooms for Western and Eastern style facials, massages and treatments. The Body Waves Fitness Centre has modern equipment, a hydrotherapy pool and fitness classes. There is a combined sports court for tennis, basketball and volleyball and a jogging track.
Norwegian Jade has plenty for young cruisers. There is the Splash Academy for kids aged three to 12 years, with active games, arts and crafts, and creative theme days. Teenagers have the Wipe Out Teen’s Club where they can hang out and play video games, a jukebox and air hockey. There is also a dedicated kids’ pool.
– Cruise Passenger
Just returned home from the 12 night NCL Jade Caribbean cruise that departed from Tampa January 25. It was FANTASTIC!! This was our 8th NCL cruise – 2nd on the Jade. We picked this cruise, in part, because of the fantastic experience we had on the Jade on our 2014 Mediterranean cruise and that the same Hotel Director (Jovo) was HD on this cruise. He and the staff were exceptional on that cruise and even exceeded our high expectations on this (2017) cruise. -CaptainDMW
– Cruise Critic
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