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Norwegian Jade

Capacity
2402
Crew
1037
Tonnage
93 558
Length
965 ft (294 m)
First voyage
2006
Decks
15

Norwegian Jade is a cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), originally built as Pride of Hawaii for their NCL America division. She was christened in a ceremony at the San Pedro Pier in Los Angeles, California on 22 May 2006. The vessel is a Panamax form-factor ship that was built at Meyer Werft Shipyard, in Papenburg, Germany, and registers at just over 93,500 gross tons.

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Norwegian Jade

Capacity (DO): 
2402
Crew: 
1037
Tonnage: 
93 558
Length: 
965 ft (294 m)
Beam: 
106 ft (32 m)
First voyage: 
2006
Decks: 
15

Norwegian Jade is a cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), originally built as Pride of Hawaii for their NCL America division. She was christened in a ceremony at the San Pedro Pier in Los Angeles, California on 22 May 2006. The vessel is a Panamax form-factor ship that was built at Meyer Werft Shipyard, in Papenburg, Germany, and registers at just over 93,500 gross tons.

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Norwegian Jade is the second of NCL's four Jewel-class ships. She was preceded in 2005 by Norwegian Jewel, then followed in 2006 by Norwegian Pearl, and in 2007 by Norwegian Gem. Each ship has unique amenities, but has a similar exterior and interior design.

Norwegian Jade has a similar exterior appearance to NCL's ships Norwegian Star, which entered service in 2001, and Norwegian Dawn, which entered service in 2002. The interior design and amenities, however, are significantly different and merit Norwegian Jade having a Jewel class designation.

History

When built, the ship comprised the third in a series of U.S. flagged ships operated by NCL America for the Hawaii market. At a cost of over half a billion U.S. dollars, Pride of Hawaii was the largest and most expensive U.S. flagged passenger ship ever built. Her design was originally planned to be a sister ship to Pride of America, utilizing parts from the Northrop Grumman Shipyard and the failed Project America series of ships. Later, NCL America decided that it would be better to enlarge Pride of Hawaii and make her a sister ship to Norwegian Jewel. The ship was christened in Los Angeles by Senator Daniel Inouye. After delivery to NCL, she joined Pride of America and Pride of Aloha as the final ship in the NCL America fleet to deliver 7-day cruises to the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island (Hawai'i).

On 11 April 2007, NCL announced that Pride of Hawaii would be withdrawn from the Hawaiian market in February 2008 and subsequently re-deployed to Europe for the summer. In a press release, NCL's CEO Colin Veitch cited substantial 2006 losses that had been caused by downward pricing pressure in the Hawaii market following the addition of Pride of Hawaii to the fleet, as well as an increase in the amount of foreign flagged competition entering the Hawaii market from the west coast as the reason for the vessel's redeployment. NCL did not commit to sending Pride of Hawaii back to Hawaii until the other NCL America vessels reach an acceptable level of profitability. On 4 February 2008, Pride of Hawaii departed from Pier 2 in Honolulu for the last time. After several repositioning cruises, name change, new livery, and an added onboard casino, she made her debut in Europe. Despite the changes, Norwegian Jade maintained much of her original Hawaiian themed decor until a refit in 2017. Additionally, Matson menu-inspired artwork and a large statue of King Kamehameha grace the main dining room. In November 2011, she underwent a dry dock in Marseille, France for two weeks. The ship received new carpets and tiling throughout and the hull was repainted plus the usual annual maintenance took place.Norwegian Jade was used as a floating hotel during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The ship underwent a three-week dry dock in March 2017, replacing the Hawaiian theme with a 'contemporary style'. The ship also received two brand new restaurants and two new bars and lounges, updated design and décor in many public spaces, and a refurbishment of all staterooms with new carpets, furniture, flat screen TVs, new larger headboards with USB charging outlets.

On 6 April 2018, American rock band Paramore embarked on a special four-day voyage entitled "Parahoy!". The event saw fans embark on the Norwegian Jade on a return trip from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. The event featured three concerts and numerous activities. Support acts Local Natives, Judah & The Lion, mewithoutYou, Now, Now, Halfnoise, and comedians Jordan Rock, and Ryan O'Flanagan also joined the voyage.

On 27 October 2018, professional wrestler and musician Chris Jericho hosted the first-ever Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea, a 4-day professional wrestling and rock music-themed cruise.

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Attractions on Norwegian Jade


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Sun Deck

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Sunbathig, relaxation, reading, meditating, walking... You can choose any option
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Medusa Lounge & Nightclub

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Get ready to dance until the wee hours in this high-energy lounge and nightclub. There are also three private Karaoke Rooms that can be reserved for private parties.

Hair Salon

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Your hair will always be perfect
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Video Arcade

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Stop by and capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Anything is possible at the Video Arcade.

Karaoke Rooms

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Here you can sing as loud as you want
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Spa & Salon

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The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body. Feel the weightlessness and total relaxation created by the kneading effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool. Head to...
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Entourage Teen Club

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Entourage is a place where teens can be themselves, hang out, meet new friends and get lost in a world of cool comfort. Ages 13-17 are welcome to this inviting venue, designed like a chic adult lou...
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Freestyle Sun Deck

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Sunbathig, relaxation, reading, meditating, walking... You can choose any option
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Sake Bar

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Full sake bar within the Jasmine Garden Asian Restaurant.
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Library

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You'll find our well stocked library has an excellent selection of things to read in elegant surroundings.

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