The ship of the month for November of 2017 is Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jewel!
Norwegian Jewel Ship Stats
The Norwegian Jewel was built in 2005, is a Jewel-Class Cruise Ship, and can carry 2,376 passengers. She is 965 feet long, 105 feet wide, and comes in at a total of 93,000 tons. Jewel’s top cruising speed is 24 knots. She features 15 decks with 11 bars and lounges. There are six types of staterooms offered on board. The types include interior staterooms, ocean view staterooms, balcony staterooms, Mini-Suites, Suites, and Haven Suites.
Norwegian Jewel Itinerary
The Norwegian Jewel currently sails nine, ten, thirteen, fourteen, and sixteen Australia and new Zealand cruises from Sydney. Ports of call include Eden, Australia; Kangaroo Island, Australia; Geelong, Australia; Adelaide, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Burnie, Tasmania, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand; Napier, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand; Aukland, New Zealand; Bay of Islands, New Zealand; Port Chalmers, New Zealand; and finally Akaroa, New Zealand.
Norwegian Jewel Ship Tour
Below is a video of a deck by deck tour from CruiseTipsTV on Youtube!
Norwegian Jewel Incidents and Events
On August 30, 2005, the ship experienced power loss due to propulsion problems (portside Azipod malfunction) in Baltic Sea, en-route to call port St Petersburg, Russia. The vessel requested assistance and was tugged to call port Tallinn, Estonia, where arrived 5 hours late. On the next day, the Azipod unit was reported fixed.
On November 2005, the Norwegian Jewel’s christening ceremony was held on November 3, 2005, at the Miami cruise port. The event was attended by godmother Melania Trump, the wife of the media magnate, and now President of the United States, Donald Trump. Later President Trump required a 30 sec long TV commercial reviewing the Jewel ship to be placed during one of the episodes of “The Apprentice”.
On October 24, 2009, a 31-year-old male crew was arrested in Halifax NS (Canada) and charged with child pornography. The man worked on the ship as quarter master, and was sentenced to 100 days in Canadian jail, and then was deported.