Norwegian Jewel to call Australia home

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Jewel will be based year-round in the Asia Pacific with departures to and from Australia commencing October 2017.

From Airlie Beach to Auckland, Port Lincoln to Papeete, Burnie to Bali and Kangaroo Island to Komodo, Norwegian Jewel will be visiting some of the region’s most incredible ports. The line will kick-start their inaugural schedule with 15 sensational sailings through to March 2018 and bookings will open on 29 June 2016.

Executive Vice President of International Business Development for NCL, Mr Harry Sommer, said: “We are incredibly excited that Norwegian Jewel will be giving local travellers the opportunity to cruise to or from Sydney on a range of amazing itineraries along the Australian and New Zealand coastlines, together with enticing island destinations such as Tahiti, Fiji and New Caledonia, before she begins a series of south-east Asian journeys early in 2018.”

“Norwegian Cruise Line offers freedom and flexibility never before seen in Australia, and we’re delighted that Australians will now be able to experience premium-contemporary freestyle cruising much closer to home, with some additional local flair,” said Mr Sommer.

In a nod to Norwegian Jewel’s new adopted home port, when on board you will be treated to the finest local, Australian produce including regional beef, lamb, seafood, fine wines and ales. Additionally, you will enjoy award-winning entertainment with the epic, home-grown ballroom spectacular, ‘Burn the Floor’ being confirmed as part of Jewel’s on-board entertainment.

The 15 specially-crafted itineraries commences with a 39-night combination cruise from Vancouver to Sydney taking in Hawaii and the South Pacific which can be undertaken at a full trip or in three segments.

Following her Australian season, Norwegian Jewel will undertake a range of exotic Asian itineraries visiting Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Korea and more, offering Australian travellers the opportunity to explore some of the best Asia has to offer on a 40-night combination voyage from Sydney through to Yokohama – Gateway to Tokyo.

About Norwegian Jewel

Reflecting NCL’s reputation as an innovator in delivering enhanced freedom and flexibility, Norwegian Jewel offers an incredible range of entertainment, activity and dining options, as well as a plethora of accommodation options. 965 feet in length, Norwegian Jewel accommodates a maximum of 2,376 guests, catered for by 1,100 crew.

Lounge and Dining Highlights

Choose from nine complimentary dining venues including a la carte restaurants, bountiful buffets and casual cafes, serving cuisines ranging from Asian fusion to contemporary European, classic Italian to Irish pub, as well as divine desserts. 

Norwegian Jewel also features seven specialty dining venues, including Brazilian steakhouse Moderno, sizzling specials at Teppanyaki Room, authentic American fare at Cagney’s Steakhouse, Tuscan country flavours at La Cucina and sushi and sake at Chin Chin Asian.

Accommodation Highlights

Featuring Norwegian Cruise Line’s innovative cabin designs, Norwegian Jewel offers a range of stateroom options, from comfortable and cost-effective inside and ocean-view staterooms, through to spacious balcony suites and the line’s exclusive enclave, The Haven – providing luxurious accommodation paired with 24-hour butler and concierge services and access to a private sundeck.

Entertainment & Activity Highlights

Relaxation is resplendent aboard Norwegian Jewel, with 14 phenomenal bars and lounges to enjoy a tipple or dance the night away; an on-board art gallery; well-stocked library; dedicated cards room for bridge, chess, checkers or Scrabble®; indulgent The Galleria shopping precinct; multiple pools and hot tubs and a spacious sundeck. For the ultimate relaxation, the luxurious Mandara Spa offers an extensive menu of treatments and a unique Spa Thermal Suite complete with Thalasso Therapy Pool and steam room.

Indoor action includes a casino, video arcade, and fitness centre, while outdoors action-lovers will delight in the ship’s waterslides, expansive tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, and top-deck walking and jogging track. Norwegian Jewel’s Stardust Theatre features incredible, not-to-be-missed shows, ranging from music, dance and Cirque acrobatics, to comedy and magic. The ship’s signature White Hot Party, complete with glow-in-the-dark accessories and white-winged angels, invites guests to dance the night away under the stars.

Just for kids

Norwegian Jewel’s dedicated Sapphire Kid’s Pool, obstacle courses at Splashdown Kids’ Club, purpose-built teenage Club Underground and complimentary youth programmes make her ideal for multigenerational travel.

For more information or to book

A dedicated 12-page brochure, ‘Norwegian Jewel – a new style of cruising to call Australian home’, is also available online, or as hardcopy by request.

For additional information on Norwegian Jewel and her 2017-18 Australasian itineraries, click here.


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