Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the completion of the refurbishment of Norwegian Jewel as part of The Norwegian Edge fleet update program. Following a two-week dry dock in Singapore, Norwegian Jewel will debut in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, December 1, with refreshed venues, updated spaces, premiere entertainment and redesigned staterooms.
Offering seven to 19-day itineraries, the ship will spend winter 2018 and spring 2019 cruising from Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, before joining Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy in Alaska for the summer.
Norwegian Jewel will sail with two new shows – “Rock You Tonight,” and ship exclusive “Velvet.” “Rock You Tonight” showcases a medley of songs from the best bands of the 70's, including Queen, Journey and The Who. The Australian hit musical “Velvet" makes its debut at sea with disco classics, a combination of circus acrobatics, cabaret and burlesque elements, and Brenda Edwards of “X Factor UK” as the lead, with “The Voice” finalist Frenchie Davis to follow.
New and Updated Restaurants, Bars and Lounges
Nearly all dining, bar and lounge offerings on Norwegian Jewel were updated, and two new venues were opened – 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. The ship also has two new Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites, at nearly 1,200 square feet and with large, 567-square-foot balconies and two private jacuzzies. The new suites each accommodate up to four guests.
Enhanced Public Spaces and Recreation Areas
As the heart of the ship, the Atrium has a refreshed look centered around a custom-designed chandelier. The space also includes updated flooring, refurbished reception and shore excursion desk areas, the addition of relaxed banquette seating and a large TV screen.