Winner of the World Travel Award for “Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line” and eight-time winner of “Europe's Leading Cruise Line”, the Norwegian Jade isn’t lacking in accolades. And you’ll see why if you give her a spin: with plenty of exceptional dinings spots, an extravagant casino, art gallery, sports court, games room and more, this cruise is an ideal home for those at sea.
The 93,500-ton, 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade dispenses with overly traditional and formal cruise etiquette. Designed to exude a more relaxed atmosphere, the ship hosts a huge cultural mix so prepare to meet new people from all over the world as you bond over a variety of fun activities and extraordinary food.
There’s plenty of accommodation to peruse, for a range of budgets and preferences. From intimate inside cabins to the extravagant Haven penthouses boasting non-stop butler service, be prepared for space, comfort, stunning amenities and a home on the water.
The Norwegian Jade offers dining options varying from Italian or Tepannyaki to French, tapas, sushi, a buffet and even a coffee shop that’s open round the clock and serves a traditional English breakfast at any time. You’ll have a choice nightly of Freedom Dining or Speciality Dining, and with all meals being open seating, the “freestyle” atmosphere is reflected throughout the cruise.
Take in the joys of some Broadway entertainment at the lavish Art Nouveau-inspired Stardust Theatre; get lucky at the Jade Club Casino over some blackjack or roulette; dance the night away or sing your heart out at karaoke at the Medusa Lounge and Nightclub; experience the prohibition-era glamour of the Star Bar over a smooth bourbon.
The Mandara Spa is renowned at sea for its wide range of treatments and staff of expert massage therapists. So sit down to a hot stone massage and forget the world around you. The Thalassotherapy Pool will have you feeling weightless, and the steam room in the Thermal Suite will enable you to sweat out any stress. In addition, there are four hot tubs aboard the cruise so don’t worry about whether you’ll be able to lie back and soak in some true relaxation. The Body Waves Fitness Centre is open all day for a gentle cardio session or, if you’re more hardcore, one of the daily aerobics or fitness classes - and there’s a jogging track for solo athletes who want to plug in some headphones and run it out. For more of an outdoor sporting feel, you can pop down to the basketball/volleyball/tennis court for your pick of the one-on-one games. Nothing wrong with a healthy dose of competition before you unwind in the spa.
The on board library is your stop for all things literary, so pop by and grab a riveting read for the poolside; head over for cards or a board game at the Card Room; the Video Arcade will have you playing like a child as you visit and conquer new worlds; shop ‘til you drop at the Galleria Boutiques, which between them contain everything you could desire at sea.
Norwegian Jade is a family-friendly cruise, including flexible mealtimes, the Sapphire kids’ pool and Splash Academy for the little ones and the Wipe Out Club for teens, where they can hang out, play video games and make new friends. So you can have plenty of family time together, as well as some relaxation time apart. It’s your holiday, tailored to your needs.