March 30, 2017.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade sailed into her seasonal homeport of Tampa as an essentially new vessel this morning, following a three week dry dock period that added numerous enhancements to every part of the ship.
Norwegian Jade’s extensive renovation is a part of The Norwegian Edge™, an investment program that sets a high standard of excellence encompassing the entire guest experience across Norwegian’s fleet.
Norwegian’s 24-hour neighborhood pub-style restaurant, O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, has been added to deck eight. Serving up cold brews and snack-time favorites in a relaxed atmosphere, the new venue features modern flooring, refurbished front and back bars and new banquet seating.
The Pit Stop, a newly installed concept for Norwegian Jade, will serve up poolside fare in a 1950s-style American diner atmosphere, clad with vintage license plates, gas station signage and classic car elements.
Moderno Churrascaria received a new home on deck 13 and features a new glass door entrance, floor-to-ceiling windows, new flooring, wall coverings and upgraded furniture.
Cagney’s Steakhouse has added additional seating to the completely refurbished space, which offers a new color scheme, upgraded flooring, new wall linings and a new virtual fireplace.
La Cucina Italian specialty restaurant received a modernization with several new features including updated décor and furniture, flooring, a new decorative bar and a wine display wall.
Teppanyaki Japanese hibachi grill restaurant was enhanced with updated furnishings and fittings while complimentary favorites Jasmine Garden and the Garden Café also received extensive enhancements including newly designed spaces with upgrades to furniture, new flooring and much more.
Those looking to dance the night away can now do so in the new Bliss Ultra Lounge on deck seven, which has the feel of an upscale Miami nightclub and features a cool color palette of silvers, greys and black.
Guests can enjoy a favorite mojito, or opt for a flight and try them all, at the new Sugarcane Mojito Bar on deck 13 adjacent to Moderno Churrascaria. Sugarcane features granite bar fronts, as well as new furnishings and finishes. Spinnaker Lounge also received a complete redesign of the entire space to include new flooring and window treatments, decorative chandeliers, re-upholstered seating and refurbished bars with contemporary mosaic tiling and LED lighting.
Every stateroom on the ship was enhanced during this renovation, with all receiving new carpets, furniture, flat screen TVs, new larger headboards with USB charging outlets and more than 2000 new pieces of artwork.
Guests sailing in The Haven®, Norwegian’s ship-within-a-ship luxury suite concept, will now enjoy a more modern chic atmosphere in all suites and villas, as they now feature new finishes to walls and ceilings, new flooring throughout the suites and balconies, plus new soft goods and drapery. Norwegian Jade’s villas and suites also received more than 250 new pieces of artwork alone.
Luxury has been taken to the next level aboard Norwegian Jade with a complete refurbishment of the ship’s Haven Courtyard. Guests of the ship’s top villas and suites can soak up the sun in style one of the Haven’s four new plush cabanas nestled at the top of the ship or take a dip in the newly refinished pool surrounded by modern furnishings and new artwork.
Other enhancements were made to The Atrium, with a new look and custom-designed marquee chandelier.
Norwegian Jade will also now offers guests easier ways to view and purchase mementos of their cruise vacation with an upgraded Photo Gallery featuring new individual digital monitors.
Norwegian Jade has all-new TechnoGym fitness equipment and new rubber flooring, ideal for weightlifting and plyometric workouts.
Junior cruisers can now enjoy playtime with new floorings in Splash Academy that include new noise reducing mats so kids are free to play into the evening hours. The ship’s elevator landings were also all refurbished with updated interior finishes and flooring, new wall coverings, new carpet and updated light fixtures. In addition, the ship’s stairways all received new carpeting featuring a new contemporary designed featuring new modern artwork in in all mid-stairwell landings.
Norwegian Jade is currently sailing the final part of her winter season, cruising from Tampa to the Western Caribbean. On April 30, she will relocate to her summer homeports of Southampton and Hamburg, where the ship will visit the Norwegian Fjords as well as Norway & North Cape itineraries.