Norwegian Jade Review

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Cruise Ship Overview

Introduced in 2006 for Norwegian Cruise Line’s Hawaiian venture as Pride of Hawaii, the ship underwent a minor transformation in 2008 and was rechristened Norwegian Jade, the third vessel to enter the Jewel-class. Since it was conceived and built along the lines of Norwegian Jewel, the only element necessary to bring Norwegian Jade up to speed was the addition of a casino. The ship is positioned year-round in Europe, sailing Eastern and Western Mediterranean as well as Adriatic itineraries.

Jewel-class ships are the next step in the continuing evolution of Freestyle ship design: the interior location of some public rooms and restaurants has been tweaked since the introduction of Freestyle cruising vessels, and new categories of deluxe accommodations have been added.

These ships have more than a dozen dining alternatives, a variety of entertainment options, and expansive areas reserved for children and teens. Pools have waterslides and a plethora of lounge chairs, although when your ship is full, it can be difficult to find one in a prime location. Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem introduced the line's first rock-climbing walls, as well as Bliss Lounge, which has trendy South Beach decor, and the first full-size 10-pin bowling alleys on modern cruise ships.

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