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Norwegian Cruise Line

Information about Norwegian Jewel
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Norwegian Jewel started sailing in 2005. Former names: none. The Norwegian Jewel is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Jewel has 1196 cabins.

You can expect between 2392 to 2870 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Norwegian Jewel has a space ratio of 32.6. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 39.1.

The Norwegian Jewel has 1100 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2005- Norwegian Jewel
2006- Norwegian Jade
2006- Norwegian Pearl
2007- Norwegian Gem


There are 27 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

15 Decks

There are 15 on this ship. The highest deck number is 15. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 8.

45% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

Built in 2005, this is the first ship in the Jewel-class.

During drydock Oct 22 to Nov 5 2018 all parts of the ships received new carpeting and décor. The Pit Stop replaced Sky High Bar and Bliss Ultra Lounge replaced FYZZ. Staterooms have new televisions and USB outlets.

During December 2021 drydock bathtubs were removed from many suites and club balconies.

There are 1188 staterooms on board, with the largest being the Haven Garden Villa. There are 3 pools, and 7 jacuzzis.

All restaurants aboard are open seating. They include:

Azura Restaurant- Main Dining Room, complimentary
Garden Cafe- Buffet, complimentary
The Great Outdoors- Outdoor buffet, complimentary
Topsiders Bar & Grill- poolside, complimentary
Moderno Churrascaria- Brazilian Steakhouse with outdoor seating, specialty with cover charge
Le Bistro- French specialty with cover charge
Chin Chin- Asian, complimentary
Sushi Bar & Sake Bar- ala carte
Teppanyaki- Japanese Hibachi specialty with cover charge
La Cucina- Italian Restaurant with outdoor seating, specialty with cover charge
OSheehans Bar & Grill- complimentary
Tsars Palace Restaurant- main dining, complimentary
Cagneys Steakhouse- specialty dinner, extra charge

Nightly entertainment can be found at the 2-level Stardust Theater, which offers 2 nightly shows. There is also a secondary showroom called Spinnaker Lounge which offers passenger participation games, and a mixture of comedy, lounge music, and cabaret shows. Adults can also enjoy the many bars and lounges on board, including a wine and champagne bar, a whiskey bar, Martini bar, casino, and Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub.

For a little relaxation, adults can enjoy the Bora Bora Spa Complex with fitness center and pools. For guests in the Haven area, there is also an exclusive Fitness & spa complex area.

Kids will enjoy the kids and teen lounges, video games arcade, rock-climbing wall, sports court, and kids pool.

Norwegian Jewel Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2005
Years Old 19
Tons 93,502
Speed 25.0 knots
Length 971 feet
Beam 105 feet
Total Cabins 1,196
Crew 1,100
Expected Passengers 2,342 to 2,870
Expected Space Ratio 33
Total decks 15
Decks with cabins 8

Norwegian Jewel Features


  • 1 Indoor Pools
  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 6 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area
  • Private pool for suite guests.

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is strictly prohibited in all staterooms and on balconies, in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, The Haven outdoor areas, and children's pool areas
  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is permitted only in designated indoor and outdoor public spaces to include designated smoking lounges and cigar bars, and in the casino for players only.
  • On ships with "The Waterfront", smoking is permitted on the starboard side excluding any food service areas.

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