Norwegian Jewel Review

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Launched in 2005 as the first in the Jewel-class of ships, Norwegian Jewel was also the line’s first ship that could be viewed as a total floating resort with a layout offering easy access to all public spaces. During the summer, the ship sails Alaska itineraries; during the winter she repositions to the Caribbean and sails weeklong trips.

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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