Norwegian Jewel Debuts In New Orleans This Sunday
Norwegian Cruise Line continues its commitment to New Orleans with the inaugural arrival this Sunday, October 13, of Norwegian Jewel, the largest and newest ship from the line to homeport in the Crescent City. The 2,376-passenger ship features Norwegian’s signature Freestyle Cruising with 16 dining options, 13 bars and lounges and exclusive Nickelodeon programming and activities.
“We’ve taken the cruise experience up a notch in New Orleans this season by bringing one of our Jewel class ships here,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and CEO. “Norwegian Jewel enhances the cruise experience for guests with a wide range of amenities and accommodations to choose from.”
Norwegian Jewel’s weekly seven-day Western Caribbean cruises will depart New Orleans’ Julia Street cruise terminal on Sundays from October 13, 2013 to April 13, 2014 with ports of call including: Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras); and Costa Maya (Mexico). Cruise fares start at $369 per person, double occupancy.
"The Norwegian Jewel demonstrates Norwegian's steadfast commitment to New Orleans with a newer and larger ship," said Gary LaGrange, Port President and CEO.
"Cruise passengers sailing out of the Port of New Orleans have yet another exciting option with this beautiful ship and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Norwegian Cruise Line for many years to come."
Norwegian Jewel offer guests the opportunity to sail in style in The Haven, Norwegian’s exclusive and luxurious accommodations which include the largest suites at sea – the 5,000 square foot, three-bedroom Garden Villas. Guests can dine around the world with 16 dining options including French, Asian, American, and the line’s newest restaurant, Moderno Churasscaria, a Brazilian steakhouse. Norwegian Jewel also features three swimming pools; six hot tubs; a contemporary spa and fitness center; sports deck with basketball, volleyball and tennis court; the Jewel Club casino; and spectacular stage shows like Le Cirque Bijou and Band on the Run in the ship’s Stardust Theatre.
Onboard Norwegian Jewel, families will delight in the exclusive Nickelodeon programming. Activities include the Pajama Jam breakfast with the characters, where kids – and adults – can eat, sing and play with SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Patrick, Diego and more; meet and greets with popular Nickelodeon characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer; and other family activities offered, including Nick Jr. story time, family trivia and special arts and crafts sessions.
Cruise Line International Association found cruise industry spending last year in Louisiana grew 42.5 percent to $399 million, generating 7,548 jobs. Those jobs resulted in $294 million in income, as New Orleans was ranked the sixth-largest cruise port in the United States.
For a limited time, as part of National Cruise Vacation Month, guests will receive up to $250 in onboard credit per stateroom plus a reduced deposit on new bookings made by November 1, 2013. For more information on Norwegian Jewel, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com.