Cruise Line Announces Newest Luxury Ship - “Jewel”
by Roy Witman © 2008
During a trip to Bremerhaven, Germany, in early
June, I had the privilege of being one of the first to
get a look at what would be christened the
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) “Jewel.” This refined
sister to the “Dawn” offers some truly spectacular
advances over those that have come before. Her
size and her complements were simply awesome.
As I strolled throughout the NCL “Jewel,” I was
impressed by some of the subtle changes the
designers made. For instance, the sports deck has
been moved in order to buffer the noise from other
areas of the ship. Three bars now comprise “Bar
Central” with interconnecting martini and cocktail,
champagne and wine, and whiskey and beer pubs.
Each has its own theme and distinct personality, but
offers easy access to the beverages of your
Appropriately decked out in warm jewel tones,
the Norwegian Cruise “Jewel” is unmistakably
luxurious without feeling stuffy. The Atrium is vibrant
and inviting and boasts a white grand piano as its
centerpiece. The Internet café provides a quiet,
state-of-the-art facility that allows business
travelers to stay in contact or lets you check on
family or pets back home. The Sapphire Pool and
other public areas are also designed to accommodate
an exciting adventure at sea for you and your
The 10 restaurants of the NCL “Jewel” each offer
unique appeal in both décor and cuisine. From Asian
to Italian to the popular landlubber's favorite,
Cagney's Steakhouse, you'll find the food to be top
notch. Buffets have also been redesigned with
themed islands offering huge selections with shorter
With increasing attention to family, Norwegian
Cruise Line has included several family-friendly
amenities onboard the “Jewel.” Interconnecting
suites (in most categories) make family travel more
comfortable. Plus the Splashdown Kid's Club,
Sapphire Kid's Pool and Underground Teen Club offer
activities kids will love and parents will approve
While the ship itself is truly amazing, the ports of
call are not to be overlooked. The Norwegian
Cruise “Jewel” will take you to some exceptional
destinations you'll want to return to frequently.
European itineraries include historic journeys to
the white cliffs of Dover (Outside the US and Canada); the lush, green
hills of Ireland; snowcapped, Scandinavian
landscapes; basking in the French Riviera or the
architecture and ancient wonders of the Greek Isles
But the NCL “Jewel” also ventures to exotic
destinations including the Caribbean. Departing from
her homeport of Miami, Florida, the “Jewel” will whisk
you away to such popular, sunny ports as Great
Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, San Juan,
Antigua, St. Thomas and more.
Rather stay close to home? Itineraries along the
Canadian and New England coast offer vibrant
landscapes, breathtaking scenery, historic landmarks
Truly an exceptional vessel, Norwegian Cruise
Line has outdone themselves with “Jewel.” It delivers
affordable luxury and intriguing ports while never
losing sight of the needs of couples and families.
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