Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) ‘Norwegian Jewel’ is due to arrive in Sydney (NSW) on 1st December following a two week drydocking in Singapore.
The extensive refurbishment project is part of NCL’s Norwegian Edge programme and the vessel will showcase refreshed venues, updated spaces, premiere entertainment and redesigned staterooms, the company said.
Offering seven to 19-day itineraries to some of the region’s most exotic destinations, she will spend the winter 2018 and spring 2019 seasons cruising from Sydney (NSW), Hong Kong and Singapore, before joining ’Norwegian Bliss’ and ‘Norwegian Joy’ in Alaska for the summer season.
“’Norwegian Jewel’s’ complete renovation showcases our dedication to providing guests with quality experiences across the fleet and around the world,” said Andy Stuart, NCL President and CEO. “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’.”
Nearly all the dining, bar and lounges on board ‘Norwegian Jewel’ were updated, and two new venues were created – The Pit Stop and Bliss Ultra Lounge, 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 license 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 were installed. The ship also boasts two new Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites, at nearly 1,200 sq ft and featuring large, 567 sq ft balconies, two private jacuzzies and room for up to four guests.
At 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.