The namesake of the ‘Jewel Class’ cruise ships, the Norwegian Jewel offers guests everything they could want or need on holiday. Onboard you’ll find some of the biggest suites at sea, 16 dining options, 15 bars and clubs, and that’s just the beginning of what’s on offer. The Norwegian Jewel, like the rest of the fleet, features signature vibrant hull artwork which sets these ships apart from the rest. With a recent refurbishment in 2018, just over 2,300 passengers now step aboard the newly polished Norwegian Jewel for one of the best freestyle cruising experiences available at sea.
Although the cruise line primarily focuses on destinations like Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean, they also having sailings in Australia and New Zealand. View magnificent glaciers and stunning wildlife during an Alaskan Cruise visiting the famous ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway or Victoria. Sail from picturesque scenery to urban city views on a cruise to Asia with exciting excursions in Bali and Ho Chi Minh. Or travel to sunny beaches and unparalleled landscapes in New Zealand, Australia or Hawaii. Another way to experience even more is with a repositioning cruise where guests begin in one destination and disembark in another. One of our Fly Cruise packages might be the right choice if you want to explore a faraway cruise destination.
For those wanting a rich cruising experience, book the Haven at the top of the ship for spacious accommodation and breathtaking views. The vessel features suites, mini-suites, balcony (highly recommended), ocean view and inside cabins to cater to everyone’s accommodation needs. No doubt the water parks, sports complex, casino and restaurants are the more popular spaces; however, there are also so many lesser-known delights on board. We recommend taking some time out in the heated chaise loungers in Mandara Spa or grab a book and curl up in a cosy nook at the ship’s Library.
Discovering your perfect spaces onboard the Norwegian Jewel might take a few days, but it’s one of our favourite parts of cruising.
The beauty of cruising is that once you step aboard, there’s a range of different experiences and activities to suit everyone. With masterclasses, relaxing spas, adrenaline-pumping activities, fitness classes and high-energy nightlife spots - you’ll find activities to enjoy from sunrise to sunset. Wake up with a reinvigorating Zumba class, or seek some inner peace from the top deck with a yoga routine. Take part in a volleyball or basketball game in the sports complex then dance the night away at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Find some live music in one of the many bars or watch a lively musical with dinner. The production shows are not to be missed, and the comedians will have you in hysterics.
Maybe a little retail therapy is in order? The ship features an array of top shopping spots selling luxury clothing, jewellery as well as snacks and souvenirs. When it's time to unwind, a sun-drenched pool chair and a cocktail is the obvious choice, or you could treat yourself to a hot stone massage at the spa. From top to bottom, Norwegian Jewel has plenty of onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise holiday.
Dress up, dress down, eat dessert for dinner and dinner for breakfast. There are no rules when it comes to NCL’s freestyle cruising, and that extends to dining experiences too. There’s a range of culinary delights to please every palate on Norwegian Jewel, including two main dining rooms with daily menu changes, a buffet and a variety of casual cafes, grills and on-the-go choices. We recommend grabbing breakfast or a snack on the go at O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, which is open 24/7.
The specialty dining options will have your mouth watering, and for a fraction of the price that you would pay on land, we suggest trying them all. Sip on a recommended glass of wine as you choose from the delicious menu at Cagney’s Steakhouse. Enjoy fresh pasta at the rustic Italian eatery, La Cucina. Or try the gourmet French cuisine at Le Bistro.
Reading about the marvellous things you can experience on the Norwegian Jewel is only a taster of what it’s like aboard a vessel like this. To fully understand and explore the many attractions that Norwegian Cruise Line offers, get in touch with the team at Cruise Sale Finder. We’ll help you find a Norwegian Jewel sailing that’s perfect for your next holiday at sea.