Friday, October 27, 2017

Norwegian Jewel to Spend Second Season in Australia & New Zealand in Fall 2018/2019

Norwegian Cruise Line has opened for sale the line’s 2018/2019 Australia and New Zealand cruises aboard Norwegian Jewel. Following an expansive refurbishment, Norwegian Jewel will spend a second season down under cruising an action-packed series of itineraries taking in the best of Australia including Melbourne, Cairns, Hobart; and New Zealand including Milford Sound, Wellington and Tauranga, as well as itineraries to the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and a transpacific voyage from Vancouver to Tokyo (Yokohama).

In late October 2018, Norwegian Jewel will undergo a three-week dry-dock enhancement in Singapore as part of the Norwegian Edge multi-million-dollar revitalization program. She’ll emerge a nearly new ship for her Australian season with bow to stern refreshments and a new look across many of the ship’s public spaces.

Norwegian Jewel’s Australia and New Zealand sailings have received a great deal of anticipation and excitement from guests both locally and internationally,” said Andy Stuart president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “The region is a bucket-list destination for many of our guests with a warm culture, lush lands, sandy beaches, action-packed adventure and more. We are thrilled to be returning to this dream destination with the iconic Norwegian Jewel looking as if she were a brand new ship.”

Highlights for the new 2018/2019 season include a spectacular 19-day transpacific journey from Vancouver to Tokyo (Yokohama) via Alaska and Russia; a 19 day journey to Australia from Singapore with stops in Bali and Komodo Island; a new 13-day South Pacific itinerary and—back by popular demand—a series of sailings in and around Australia and New Zealand home-porting from Sydney, including a seven-day round-trip itinerary featuring calls in Tasmania just before the holidays in mid-December.

Norwegian Jewel boasts 15 dining options including the line’s signature specialty restaurants including Cagney’s Steakhouse serving up the finest cuts of Premium Black Angus Beef, Le Bistro, an intimate upscale French bistro and Teppanyaki, the home of sizzle and surprises with authentic Japanese Hibachi. The ship also boasts 15 bars and lounges featuring Norwegian favorites such as Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Maltings Whiskey Bar, a poolside bar for afternoon cocktails at sea and many more.

Renowned for her remarkable repertoire of entertainment at sea, Norwegian Jewel guests can enjoy world-class entertainment including acrobatics and artistry in Le Cirque Bijou, variety entertainment and more. The sports complex will get the heart started with a range of activities including basketball, dodgeball, tennis and volleyball, and kids won’t want to leave the designated kid’s pool or Splash Academy, Norwegian’s award-winning youth program. Health enthusiasts can choose from classes ranging from Zumba to yoga, while those keen to dial down the pace may want to book in to be pampered at the Mandara Spa and Thermal Suite, home to a myriad of treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate weary travelers.

Accommodation options aboard Norwegian Jewel range from inside staterooms to balcony staterooms boasting superb views and private outdoor areas. Interconnecting rooms and multiple-bedroom suites are also available for families. For an unforgettably indulgent experience, Norwegian Jewel’s ultra-exclusive The Haven by Norwegian® is home to the ship’s most luxurious suites and villas, a private courtyard, whirlpools and dedicated private deck exclusively for Haven guests, as well as dedicated concierge services. For additional information, visit

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