Launched in 2005, the NCL Jewel was the first of Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Jewel-class” ships, which now includes the Jewel (2005), the Pearl (2006), the Jade (2006) and the Gem (2007). At 93,500 tons, these ships are considered by many experienced cruisers to be the optimal size (i.e., big enough to contain the modern amenities of a large cruise ship but not “too big”).
Like her three “sister ships”, the NCL Jewel is 965 feet long, 105 feet wide and has 12 decks. She carries 2,376 passengers (based on double occupancy) plus a crew of 1,081 (for a ratio of 1 crew member to every 2.2 passengers onboard).
Standard stateroom sizes on the NCL Jewel are 143 square feet for inside cabins (with no window) and 161 square feet for ocean-view cabins with a window. Standard balcony cabins are 205 square feet and can accommodate up to four passengers. Suites range in size from 285 square feet up to an incredible 3,355 square feet for a 3-bedroom Garden Villa.
There are 16 different dining options on the NCL Jewel (including 7 specialty restaurants with a cover charge), multiple lounges with music and dancing, a casino, a spa and beauty salon, and amulti-deck theater featuring Broadway-style production shows. For family cruises, the NCL Jewel appeals to kids of all ages. It features an outdoor sports court (with basketball, volleyball and tennis), a fitness center, “Club Underground” for teens, a video arcade, “Sapphire Kids Pool” with a big circular slide, “Splashdown” kids club (NCL’s supervised program for toddlers and young children) and don’t forget the cast of Nickelodeon characters featuring Sponge Bob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer and more!
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