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September 8th, 2005, 11:14 PM

MIAMI, August 4, 2005 –NCL Corporation (NCL) is proud to announce the completion of its newest gem, Norwegian Jewel. Today, at a ceremony in Emsehaven, Holland, Bernard Meyer, Managing Partner of Meyer Werft handed over the 93,502-ton vessel to NCL President and CEO Colin Veitch. The ship is a sister to the company’s popular Norwegian Star and Norwegian Dawn and is the fifth new ship that NCL Corporation has launched in four years.

“We are thrilled to introduce our newest masterpiece and welcome Norwegian Jewel into our fleet of state-of-the-art ships,” Veitch said. “Modeled after her sisters Norwegian Star and Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Jewel features the most luxurious suite complex at sea plus extensive family facilities, a new bar concept and itineraries to some of the world’s most exciting destinations including the Eastern and Western Caribbean and the Mediterranean.”

On August 10, Norwegian Jewel will sail a series of European voyages before heading to New York for inaugural festivities. She will begin her Homeland Cruising program of Canada and New England Fall cruises on September 18th and then reposition to Miami for another series of inaugural events and cruises to the Caribbean during the winter.

Shining from bow to stern, Norwegian Jewel boasts a brand new style of accommodations - 10 Courtyard Villas - which along with the ship’s two Garden Villas -- make up the biggest, most luxurious, most innovative suite complex at sea. The suite complex features a private courtyard and sundeck on deck 14 and both courtyard and garden villa guests have a concierge lounge available to them. Dedicated butlers offer continental breakfast, refreshments all day and canapés and drinks before dinner.

Norwegian Jewel also features the most versatile, family-friendly accommodations afloat as well as an array of amenities including 10 restaurants, three swimming pools, a contemporary spa and more. Additionally, Norwegian Jewel features a new concept for NCL – a “Bar Central” – featuring a martini bar, a champagne and wine bar, and a beer and whisky pub all connected but with three distinct personalities, plus 10 other bars and lounges for passengers to enjoy. On August 10, 2005 Norwegian Jewel will sail from London (Dover), calling on Lisbon, Portugal; Gibraltar, UK; Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, Frances and Barcelona and Almeria, Spain. Then on August 23, the ship will sail to the Baltic Capitals from London (Dover) sailing to Oslo, Norway; Helsinki, Finland; spending the night in St. Petersburg, Russia before sailing to Stockholm, Sweden; Berlin (Warnemunde) Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark before repositioning from London to New York. The transatlantic cruise, called Path of the Vikings, departs Dover on September 4, 2005 and stops in Cobh, Ireland; Reykjavik, Iceland; St. John’s, Newfoundland and Newport, Rhode Island before arriving in New York on September 14, 2005.

Beginning September 18, 2005, Norwegian Jewel will sail a series of 11-day Canada/New England Cruises roundtrip from New York. The itinerary features calls in Boston, Massachusetts; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; cruise Cabot Strait and the Gulf of St. Lawrence; Quebec City, Quebec; cruise the Saguenay River, Sydney, Nova Scotia; cruise Bay of Fundy and St. John, New Brunswick.

After transitioning from New York to Miami, where the ship will spend her winter season, Norwegian Jewel will begin her regularly scheduled, seven-day itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Eastern Caribbean sailings call in San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John’s, Antigua; St. Thomas, USVI and NCL’s Private Island, Great Stirrup Cay. Western Caribbean itineraries will call at Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Roatan, Bay Islands.

Norwegian Jewel will feature these itineraries each Sunday from November 4, 2005 through April 23, 2006. NCL will then deploy Norwegian Jewel in Europe to sail Mediterranean and Egypt and Greek Isles itineraries for the summer 2006 season.

NCL Corporation ("NCL") is an innovative cruise company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a fleet of 16 ships in service and under construction. The corporation oversees the operations of Norwegian Cruise Line, NCL America, and Orient Lines. On June 17, 2005, NCL made U.S. maritime history when it christened Pride of America, the largest U.S. Flagged ship ever built and the first new one in half a century. The 2,138 passenger ship is 100 percent U.S.-crewed, and sails year-round in Hawai`i under the NCL America brand alongside Pride of Aloha and Norwegian Wind from sister brand, Norwegian Cruise Line.

The company is currently building three ships, including one more for the NCL America brand in Hawai`i - Pride of Hawai`i (delivery in April 2006), and two further Norwegian Jewel class ships are scheduled for delivery in 2007.

For further information on the Graham cruise, NCL or NCL America, agents in the U.S. and Canada may contact NCL at (800) 327-7030; visit NCL’s website at www.ncl.com or on AOL at keyword: NCL; or to download high-resolution photography visit www.ncl.com/hires.

September 9th, 2005, 07:53 AM
^ Any info as to what time she will arrive in NYC on 9/14?

September 9th, 2005, 10:35 AM
Latest info states 7AM

photos (http://magwa.fotki.com/cruising/norwegian_jewel_2005/)

September 9th, 2005, 12:54 PM
^ Thanks...

Even though they call her a "Jewel", she's not the most graceful ship on the sea:

http://images14.fotki.com/v209/photos/1/192066/2527430/norwegianjewel387a-vi.jpg (http://magwa.fotki.com/cruising/norwegian_jewel_2005/norwegian_jewel/norwegianjewel-392.html)

September 9th, 2005, 12:58 PM
And looks a bit like Vegas on the inside:

http://images14.fotki.com/v207/photos/1/192066/2530201/norwegianjewel325-th.jpg (http://magwa.fotki.com/cruising/norwegian_jewel_2005/crystal_atrium/norwegianjewel-325.html)


September 11th, 2005, 08:22 PM
Greyhound on the Ocean

Let's see: Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian This, Norwegian That.

Trump Tower, Trump Place, Trump This, Trump That.

Stylistic similarities?

September 11th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Greyhound on the Ocean
LMAO - Exactly!!

Zip - Maybe they have an opening for you in their marketing department?