The Norwegian Jewel is on her way to Sydney, fresh from a two-week dry dock in Singapore.
She is currently on a repositioning cruise and will make her debut in Down Under on December 1 where she will be showcasing new venues, updated public spaces as well as new entertainment and redesigned staterooms.
Offering seven to 19-day itineraries to some of the region’s most exotic destinations, she’ll spend her summer 2018 and autumn 2019 seasons cruising from Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, before joining Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy in Alaska for the North-American summer.
“Norwegian Jewel’s complete renovation showcases our dedication to providing guests with quality experiences across the fleet and around the world,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
“Not only are we revealing updated designs and accommodations throughout the ship, but guests will also enjoy new venues and three incredibly exciting shows, one of which premieres for the first time on Norwegian Jewel.”
Norwegian Jewel will feature two new shows – “Rock You Tonight,” and ship exclusive “Velvet,” illustrating the company’s commitment to providing high-calibre entertainment. “Rock You Tonight” showcases a medley of songs from the best bands of the 70s, including Queen, Journey and The Who. The Australian hit musical “Velvet” makes its debut at sea with disco classics, a stellar combination of circus acrobatics, cabaret and burlesque elements, and features the talented Brenda Edwards of “X Factor UK” as the lead, with “The Voice USA” finalist, Frenchie Davis to follow.
New and Updated Restaurants, Bars and Lounges
Nearly all dining, bar and lounge offerings on Norwegian Jewel were updated, and two new venues were opened – The Pit Stop and Bliss UltraLounge, replacing the Sky High Bar and FYZZ Cabaret Lounge.
Drawing inspiration from the 1950’s, The Pit Stop is an all-American bar retrofitted with vintage licence plates, gas station signage and other classic car elements of the era. Bliss Ultra Lounge offers late-night entertainment in a modern and upscale setting, with more intimate seating options now available.
All 1,188 staterooms were upgraded with new televisions and USB outlets, as well as new carpet, artwork and furniture. The Haven by Norwegian® received updates to the courtyard, additional cabanas on the sun deck and new finishes, carpets, tiles, drapes, artwork and furniture for all suites and villas. The ship also boasts two new Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites, at nearly 111.4 square metres and featuring large, 52.6-square-metre balconies, two private jacuzzis and accommodates up to four guests.
Enhanced Public Spaces and Recreation Areas
As the heart of the ship, the Atrium has been revitalised with an entirely refreshed look centred around a custom-design chandelier and includes updated flooring, refurbished reception and shore excursion desk areas, the addition of relaxed banquette seating and a large TV screen.
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