Norwegian Jewel

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Norwegian Jewel Newport September 2010.jpg
Norwegian Jewel at anchor in Newport, Rhode Island.
Career
Name: Norwegian Jewel
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Yard number: 667
Laid down: 3 June 2004[1]
Christened: 3 November 2005
Acquired: 25 June 2005
In service: 2005
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Jewel-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 93,502 GT
Length: 965 ft (294.13 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32.31 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.23 m)
Decks: 15
Installed power: 4 × MAN-B&W 12V48/60B
72,000 kW (combined)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Capacity: 2,376 passengers
Crew: 1,100

Norwegian Jewel is a cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. She is the lead vessel of NCL's Jewel class cruise ships and entered service in 2005.

History[edit]

This ship entered service on 4 August 2005.[2] She was constructed at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and was christened on November 3, 2005 at an official ceremony at the Port of Miami. Her godmother is Melania Trump, spouse of Donald Trump.[3]

In an episode of The Apprentice, Donald Trump required the contestants to create a 30-second commercial of the ship, featuring both exterior and interior shots.[4]

Vessel class[edit]

Norwegian Jewel is NCL's first of four Jewel-class ships. She was followed in 2006 by Norwegian Jade (originally Pride of Hawaii) and Norwegian Pearl, and then in 2007 by Norwegian Gem. Each ship has unique amenities, but has a similar exterior and interior design.

Norwegian Jewel was preceded at NCL by two Libra-class ships; Norwegian Star, which entered service in 2001, and Norwegian Dawn, which entered service in 2002. Although the Libra-class ships have a similar exterior appearance to the Jewel class, there are significant interior and amenity differences that merit their different class designation.[5]

Current cruises[edit]

She currently sails 7-Day round-trip cruises from Seattle sailing to Alaska; in the fall of 2013 she will reposition to New Orleans to operate a season of Western Caribbean sailings. Summer 2014 will see her return to Seattle for Alaska cruising, repositioning in the fall of 2014 to Houston, Texas for the 2014/2015 Caribbean cruise seasons.[6]

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