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9 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Norwegian Jade Cruise Ship

5 minutes read • July 11th, 2018
Did you know that Norwegian Jade was not the liner’s original name? And that she set a couple of records? Or did you know that the

Norwegian Jade cruise ship

once performed an unusual function?
Well, let’s discuss these and other interesting facts about this Norwegian Cruise Line's representative that you probably did not know!
Norwegian Jade cruise ship
© Public Domain/Pixabay

First, we’ll check some general information about NCL Jade.
Our heroine began operations in 2006 under the NCL America flag.
Senator Daniel Inouye officially named her in the City of Angels in May of the same year.
Norwegian Jade capacity is 3,590 cruise lovers and more than 1,000 crew members.
Currently, the vessel operates various voyages in Europe and the Caribbean.

These were just “plain facts.” Now we’ll tell you some interesting details about the liner and her story.

1. The vessel joined the cruise family as Pride of Hawaii. It’s easy to guess that she was intended to help her guests explore Hawaii. In this market, she became a companion of Pride of America (still operates sailing for NCL under this name) and Pride of Aloha (today known as Norwegian Sky).
Pride of Hawaii cruise ship
Photo courtesy of Meyer Werft

2. Initially, she was meant to be a sister of Pride of America. Instead, she became an NCL Jewel’s "relative."
Let’s compare these two vessels.
Pride of America cruise ship
Photo by Daniel Ramirez/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Norwegian Jewel cruise ship
Photo by Kyle.died.rich/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0


3. This cruise lady cost the company more than half a billion dollars. She became the largest and most expensive ever United States-flagged passenger vessel.

4. In 2008, the liner was repositioned to Europe. One of the primary reasons was increased competition between companies offering sailings in Hawaii. She got a new name and appearance, as well as a casino.
Norwegian Jade cruise ship
July 6, 2008
Photo 
by TrondheimHavn/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0


5. It’s interesting to know that despite her redeployment, the vessel still had  Hawaiian themed decor until a dry dock in 2017. A bit later, we’ll talk about this makeover in more detail.

6. Together with Louis Olympia, Thomson Spirit, Grand Holiday, and other well-known liners, Norwegian Jade helped to ease accommodation shortages in Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics.

7. In spring 2017, she had a significant renovation. After three-week-long refurbishment, Norwegian Jade received new style, new dining venues, and lounges, refurbished staterooms, refreshed décor, etc.
Norwegian Jade cruise ship
September 9, 2017
© Public Domain/Wikimedia


8. Before the "Star Trek: The Cruise" voyage aboard Norwegian Jade in January of the current year, William Shatner who played James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise requested NCL to stop offering swimmings with dolphins on this sailing. We didn’t find official comments of NCL.
BTW, our heroine will take another Star Trek voyage early next year. She will depart from Miami on 1/4/2019. We wonder whether William Shatner’s colleagues (Michael Dorn, Nana Visitor, Gates McFadden, and others) will support his idea?

9. Another themed sailing that our heroine will take soon is the Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea. The voyage from Miami to the Bahamas will take place on 10/27/2018-10/31/2018.

It's time to check several more Norwegian Jade pictures!
 

Публикация от @flyjetsetter

 

Публикация от Mark (@markrich5000)


You can check Norwegian Jade deck plans to find out more about her onboard attractions via this link.

How about a virtual tour of several Norwegian Jade cabins?
Norwegian Jade Inside Cabin by Angelo Chiello
 

Norwegian Jade Oceanview Stateroom (Accessible) by Cruising with wheels

 
Norwegian Jade Balcony Cabin by The Average Tourist
 
Norwegian Jade Mini Suite by thepropertyvaluer

What do you think about the Norwegian Jade cruise ship? Have you already sailed on her? Do you know other interesting facts about the liner? Please share your thoughts in the comments!
Norwegian Jade cruise ship
Photo by Ivan T./Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

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