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Norwegian Jade

Capacity
2,402
Crew
1,038
Tonnage
93 558
Length
965 ft (294 m)
First voyage
2006
Decks
15

Norwegian Jade is a cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line, originally built as the Pride of Hawaii for their NCL America division. She was christened in a ceremony at the San Pedro Pier in Los Angeles, California on May 22, 2006. This Panamax form-factor ship 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... Read more

Norwegian Jade

Capacity: 
2,402
Crew: 
1,038
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, originally built as the Pride of Hawaii for their NCL America division. She was christened in a ceremony at the San Pedro Pier in Los Angeles, California on May 22, 2006. This Panamax form-factor ship was built at Meyer Werft Shipyard, in Papenburg, Germany, and registers at just over 93,500 gross tons.

Vessel class

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, the Norwegian Star, which entered service in 2001, and the 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, the 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 the 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 the Pride of Hawaii and make her a sister ship to the Norwegian Jewel. The ship was christened in Los Angeles by Senator Daniel Inouye. After delivery to NCL, she joined the 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 (aka Hawai'i).

On April 11, 2007 NCL announced that Pride of Hawaii would be withdrawn from the Hawaiian market in February, 2008 and subsequently redeployed 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 February 4, 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. There is little chance that she will ever return to Hawaii, as it would be difficult to regain her former US registration. In November 2011 she underwent a dry dock in Marseille in France for two weeks. The ship received new carpets and tiling throughout and the hull was repainted plus the usual annual maintenance took place. The 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 Hawaiin theming with a 'contemporary style' as part of “The Norwegian Edge” investment program. 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.

 

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Attractions on Norwegian Jade


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Stardust Theater

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It's showtime! And we've got a really big show for you at the Stardust. Enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows with cocktails before or after dinner.
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Teppanyaki

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Within the Jasmine Garden Asian Restaurant is Teppanyaki - a truly authentic Japanese dining experience. Sit at a large table of 10 where the process of preparing and cooking your food right before...

Aerobics

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There are numerous ways to stay in shape while on board the Jade. The Body Waves Fitness Center is open from 06:00 to 23:00 with a full gym and aerobics/fitness classes daily.
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Сagney's Steakhouse

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Like Cagney himself, our upscale, traditional steak house is right out of the 1930's. Enjoy succulent steaks, filet mignon, prime rib, lamb, fresh seafood, grilled chicken and more.
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Jade Club Casino

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Welcome. Try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Let It Ride® against a backdrop of vintage travelling circuses.
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The Promenade

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Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk on a freesh air. Enjoy the breeze and beautiful view
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Pool

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Dive into the shimmering Pool with slides and hot tubs nearby. Topsiders Bar & Grill is located poolside along with 323 deck chairs and 144 sun lounges.

Jogging Track

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Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk while you're at sea. Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk or run, right?
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Cigar Club

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Step into the world of rolled premium cigars, cognacs and spirits at the Cigar Club. This is one place where it is completely acceptable to light up in public.
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Atrium Cafe & Bar

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Serves frozen coffees, expressos, cappucinos, teas, pastries and cookies.

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