Norwegian Jewel at anchor in Newport, Rhode Island.
|Owner:||Norwegian Cruise Line|
|Port of registry:||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Builder:||Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany|
|Laid down:||3 June 2004|
|Christened:||3 November 2005|
|Acquired:||25 June 2005|
|Class & type:||Jewel-class cruise ship|
|Length:||965 ft (294.13 m)|
|Beam:||106 ft (32.31 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft (8.23 m)|
|Installed power:||4 × MAN-B&W 12V48/60B
72,000 kW (combined)
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
This ship entered service in August, 2005. 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.
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.
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.
- Melania Trump christens world's largest, most luxurious gem - NCL's Norwegian Jewel
- Candidates for NBC's “The Apprentice” to create 30-second freestyle cruising ads for their NCL task challenge
- "Building Boom Ushers in New Class System". Cruise Travel. January 1, 2001. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
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