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Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade to Enter Dry Dock for Enhancements

September 22, 2011 By: Elliott Mest Travel Agent


The Norwegian Spirit will enter dry dock on Sept. 25, 2011 and emerge Oct. 9, 2011. // (c) 2011 Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade will enter dry docks this fall for multi-million dollar enhancements.

The 2,018-passenger Norwegian Spirit enters a 13-day dry dock on Sept. 25, 2011 in Mobile, Ala., to receive renovations including outfitting the entire ship for WiFi, laying new carpet, installing flatscreen televisions and upgrading the Stardust Theater and the ship’s action station restaurant, Raffles Court. Norwegian Jade will undergo enhancements including the addition of Norwegian’s signature restaurant Moderno Churrascaria, new carpet and tile installed throughout the ship and painting the hull among other maintenance updates during an 11-day dry dock in Marseille, France.

“While we have the youngest fleet in the industry, we still want to continuously enhance our ships,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO. “With the dry docks of Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade, we will have completed enhancements on four ships this year, a major investment for the company.”

When the ship returns to

New Orleans

on Oct. 9, 2011, she will sail a series of seven-day

Western Caribbean

itineraries departing every Sunday, calling on

Costa Maya








Bay Islands




Belize City



; along with two relaxing days at sea through April 8, 2012.  The ship will then set off on a 13-day transatlantic cruise to


on April 15, 2012.  She will arrive in Barcelona on April 28, 2012 where she will begin sailing 12-day Grand Mediterranean cruises alternating from Barcelona and


through Oct. 13, 2012. Beginning on Nov. 6, 2012,

Norwegian Spirit

will sail nine-day

Canary Islands

cruises from Barcelona through April 8, 2013.

Norwegian Jade enters dry dock in Marseille, France on Nov. 26, 2011 to Dec. 8, 2011. During this time, the 2,402-passenger ship will receive the line’s signature Brazilian steakhouse, Moderno Churrascia, replacing Paniolo’s Tapas and Salsa restaurant on Deck 8. The ship will also receive technical enhancements including new propeller and thrust bearings; seals on the Azipod propulsion systems; as well as a new coat of hull paint. After dry dock, Norwegian Jade, which sails year-round from Europe, will cruise a nine-day itinerary departing Barcelona, Spain, calling on Funchal, Madeira; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; Arrecife, Canary Islands and Malaga, Spain.

Both Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Sun also received major enhancements earlier this year.


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Elliott Mest
Elliott Mest is the Associate Editor of Travel Agent magazine.

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By Elliott Mest | September 22, 2011
The Norwegian Spirit will enter a 13-day dry dock on Sept. 25, 2011 in Mobile, Ala., while the Norwegian Jade will enter an 11-day dry dock in Marseille, France.
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