This week, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade sailed into her seasonal homeport of Tampa following three weeks in dry dock.
The ship is being described as ‘nearly new,’ after an extensive renovation, part of ‘Norwegian Edge,’ an investment program aiming to deliver a consistently high standard of excellence for the guest experience across Norwegian’s fleet.
The enhancements come ahead of the summer season, the brand’s first-ever complete season sailing from Hamburg, Germany to the Norwegian Fjords, with embarkation also available in the UK.
Norwegian Jade now offers two new restaurants, as well as redesigned spaces in many of the ship’s existing restaurants, two new bars and lounges, updated design and décor in many public spaces, and a refurbishment of all staterooms.
O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, Norwegian’s 24-hour neighbourhood pub-style restaurant, has been added to deck eight and features modern flooring, refurbished front and back bars and new banquet seating.
Also new, the Pit Stop shows off a 1950s-style American diner atmosphere, with vintage license plates, gas station signage and classic car elements.
Existing restaurants that received extensive enhancements include Moderno Churrascaria, Cagney’s Steakhouse, La Cecina, Teppanyaki, Jasmine Garden, and the Garden Café. Clients can expect newly designed spaces with upgrades to furniture, new flooring and much more.
New lounge spaces on Jade include Bliss Ultra Lounge on deck seven and Sugarcane Mojito Bar on deck 13 while the existing Spinnaker Lounge received a complete redesign of the entire.
Every stateroom on the ship was enhanced during this renovation with details ranging from new carpets and furniture to new larger headboards with USB charging outlets.
Other areas to receive a new look include The Atrium, the ship’s main pool deck and whirlpools, the fitness area and Splash Academy.