Norwegian Jewel completes bow-to-stern renovation

Norwegian Jewel has returned from a two-week refurbishment shining bright like a diamond. The refurbishment brings updated designs and accommodations, new venues and three incredibly exciting shows, one of which premieres for the first time on Norwegian Jewel.

Following a two-week dry dock in Singapore, as part is part of The Norwegian Edge program, Norwegian Jewel will debut in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, Dec. 1, showcasing refreshed venues, updated spaces, premiere entertainment and redesigned staterooms.


Norwegian Jewel features three new shows – “Rock You Tonight,” and ship exclusives “Le Cirque Bijou” and “Velvet,” illustrating the company’s commitment to providing high-caliber entertainment. The Australian hit musical “Velvet” makes its debut at sea with disco classics, a stellar combination of circus acrobatics, cabaret and burlesque elements.

“Le Cirque Bijou,” only showing on Norwegian Jewel, provides a mesmerizing journey of artistic and high-flying acrobatic performances, while “Rock You Tonight” showcases a medley of songs from the best bands of the 70s, including Queen, Journey and The Who.


Nearly all dining, bar and lounge offerings on Norwegian Jewel were updated, and two new venues were opened – The Pit Stop and Bliss Ultra Lounge, replacing the Sky High Bar and FYZZ Cabaret Lounge.

Drawing inspiration from the 1950’s, The Pit Stop is an all-American bar retrofitted with vintage license plates, gas station signage and other classic car elements of the era. Bliss Ultra Lounge offers late-night entertainment in a modern and upscale setting, with more intimate seating options now available.


All 1,188 staterooms were upgraded with new televisions and USB outlets, as well as new carpet, artwork and furniture. The Haven by Norwegian® received updates to the courtyard, additional cabanas on the sun deck and new finishes, carpets, tiles, drapes, artwork and furniture for all suites and villas. The ship also boasts two new Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites, at nearly 1,200 square feet and featuring large, 567-square-foot balconies, two private jacuzzies and accommodates up to four guests.


As the heart of the ship, the Atrium has been revitalized with an entirely refreshed look centered around a custom-design chandelier and includes updated flooring, refurbished reception and shore excursion desk areas, the addition of relaxed banquette seating and a large TV screen.

Norwegian Jewel is sailing Southeast Asia in the fall of 2018 and winter of 2019, Alaska in the summer of 2019, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, South Pacific, and Australia and New Zealand in the fall and winter of 2019-2020, and Alaska again in summer 2020.


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