Fast Facts: Norwegian Jewel
Length: 965 feet
Width: 105 feet
Passenger capacity: 2,376 (double occupancy)
Interior staterooms (without window): 143 square feet
Ocean-view staterooms (with porthole or window): 161 square feet
Balcony staterooms (with private veranda): 205 square feet
Suites: 285 – 3,355 square feet
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!
So, whether you’re looking for the perfect family vacation or just a nice relaxing getaway for the two of you, the Norwegian Jewel is bound to please.
Norwegian Jewel Reviews
On the Norwegian Jewel, you’ll be taken on a luxurious excursion to exciting destinations aboard one of the most fascinating cruise ships in the industry. You’ll marvel at the many amenities and feel comfortable as you’re served by the friendly staff. With Cagney’s Steak House, Le Bistro, Blue Lagoon, Tangos, and Mama’s Italian Kitchen, you’re sure to find a flavor that satisfies your desire for exquisite cuisine from across the globe. You’ll find a multitude of drinking establishments with a variety of atmospheres where you can relax with a nice drink after dinner and watch the waves, gaze at the stars, or just look into someone’s eyes.
There’s so much to do on a Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise that you’ll never be at a loss for activity. If you fancy physical fitness, you’ll be glad to know that you can enjoy several different fun sports or go jogging right on the boat. There’s also a gym with state-of-the-art work-out equipment, and multiple hot tubs for relaxing in afterward. The entire family will love Le Cirque Bijou, a mesmerizing Cirque-thriller with singing and dancing, bungee-jumps, gymnastics, and incredible acrobatics! Kids can’t help but have fun on Norwegian’s Jewel cruise ship. Treat them to the Nickelodeon Character Breakfast where some of their favorite characters will be singing and dancing while the children dine on a kid-friendly breakfast menu. Also, let them compete in Nickelodeon’s Slime Time Live contest where they’ll compete in classic Nickelodeon challenges and answer pop-culture trivia questions to gain points and earn the honor of getting “SLIMED!”
There’s more for young ones aboard the Norwegian Jewel… like the Splashdown Kid’s Club, complete with an obstacle course and an arts and crafts area. The video arcade is always exciting, and the Sapphire main pool is fun for everyone! There’s also a Sapphire Kid’s Pool that’s just for little ones, which they can enjoy while you soak in a nearby hot tub. Anyone can have a blast aboard the Jewel – so come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family to have what can truly be called the ride of a lifetime!