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OVERVIEW

Norwegian Jewel is the lead ship in Norwegian’s Jewel-class
ships, which also includes
Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jade
and
Norwegian Gem.   While at first blush the four ships appear
very similar, there are some subtle differences between the
sisters in their features and layout as well as in the decor.

Jewel was built in Germany by Meyer Werft and is one of the
faster cruise ships in service today with a speed of 25 knots.
At 93,000 gross tons and a double occupancy capacity of
approximately 2,300 passengers, Jewel is a large cruise ship but
still on a human scale.

The lifestyle onboard is guided by Norwegian’s signature concept
of Freestyle cruising.  “It is all about options. The larger the ships
get, the more of a destination in themselves they become.  Think
of it as a small little town where you have options of going to
have your Hindu food over there, Chinese over there or some
other menu over here - - giving more options, giving people more
choices to enjoy their holiday, “ explained Norwegian's Rosita
Schandy, who was once Hotel Director on Jewel.  

Freestyle gives the guests the option of deciding which of the
numerous dining venues to eat at and what time.  “The main
dining rooms will seat everybody that wants to come in.  But,
with the alternatives present everywhere giving the guests more
choices, a lot of our guests choose to eat in these specialty
restaurants.  [These restaurants charge a cover charge but [y]ou
would never be able to eat [in a shoreside restaurant] for $15 or
$20 a full meal like you eat over here at the specialty restaurants
- - really, really nice menus.    A lot of people really enjoy that.  
You have the flow of guests choosing different venues for dinner
in a time span from five in the evening all the way until 10 and
10:30.  That moves people around.  There are constantly people
in the bars because not everybody is having dinner at the same
time.”  

The Freestyle approach cruising is not just about dining.   “With
Freestyle, you also have that liberty, that freedom of dressing
how you want whenever you want.”

The goal is to have the guest design his or her vacation.  While
competing cruise lines have sought to make their onboard styles
less structured, “I think the company actually is staying ahead,
constantly inventing itself  - - picking our brains, thinking of
more ways to do things and listening to guest feedback because
that is where many of the ideas have come from in the past as
well.  [It involves] being innovative and breaking away from
traditions and trying something different.”

In recent years, Jewel has been based in New York for all or part
of the year.  Spring 2012, however, will see her move to the
West Coast and Alaska, returning to Miami later in the year.     
NORWEGIAN
JEWEL
PHOTO TOUR AND
COMMENTARY
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CRUISE LINE
Overview............................................................Page One

Pools, Spa, Sports...............................................
Page Two

Shops, Children, Other Areas..............................Page Three

Entertainment.......................................................Page Four

Bars and Lounges................................................Page Five

Dining..................................................................Page Six

Accommodations ................................................Page Seven
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next.

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NORWEGIAN JEWEL
Most interactions between
guests and management take
place in the lobby.

Above: The
Reception Desk.

Left:  The
Furture Cruise
Office.

Right:  The Shore
Excursions Desk
.
, Hotel Director Hugo Vanosmael
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CARIBBEAN
 PHOTO ESSAY
The crossroads of the ship is the
Crystal Atrium.  It encompasses
the major service desks, a bar, a
shop and is surrounded by two
restaurants on the balcony level.  
At the forward end of the room is a
giant video screen.
Captain Lars Bergstrom
Members of the ship's crew
waving farewell at the end of a
cruise.
The decor on Norwegian Jewel
ranges over a variety of styles.  
There is traditional elegance and
high tech glamour.  There are
serious works and whimsical
works inspired by pop culture.
Jewel's art collection similarly
covers a variety of styles.  It is
placed unobrustively around
the ship, blending in rather
than standing out.
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