PHOTO: Norwegian Jade's updated atrium. (photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade is now sailing from Tampa, Florida as a refreshed ship following a three-week dry-dock refurbishment.
The renovation is part of The Norwegian Edge enhancement program that added two new restaurants and two new bars and lounges to the ship, as well as updating all of its cabins and the bulk of the rest. The ship will next sail from Hamburg, Germany and Southhampton, UK in the summer to the Norwegian Fjords.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Norwegian Jade back into the fleet with her new stylish finishes and modernized onboard atmosphere,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer.
“It is our sincere goal to deliver a fantastic vacation experience across our entire fleet, and this update to Norwegian Jade is an opportunity for us to enhance the ship’s hardware to match the fantastic guest experience our hardworking crew delivers to our guests every day.”
Among the added restaurants are the line’s signature O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill for a 24-hour neighborhood pub and the Pit Stop for a retro poolside diner. Meanwhile, Moderno Churrascaria was relocated to deck 13 for new panoramic views, and the newly redesigned Cagney’s Steakhouse now has extra seating and a virtual fireplace.
La Cucina has also been modernized while Teppanyaki got new furnishings. Jasmine Garden and the Garden Cafe were similarly enhanced.
For a new nightclub experience, there is now the Miami-like Bliss Ultra Lounge, and other Norwegian favorite Sugarcane Mojito Bar has also come along for the ride next to Moderno Churrascaria. The Spinnaker Lounge also was updated with new flooring and fittings.
The hub of the entire ship at the atrium (pictured above) has been redesigned with a central chandelier and overall modern aesthetic extending to the reception and shore excursion desks. There are also a new jumbo television and banquette lounge seating here. Additionally, the Photo Gallery now features digital monitors and larger paneling.
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Plus, the main pool deck has been resurfaced, and the fitness center now showcases TechnoGym equipment. The Splash Academy kids facility also has new floors with noice-reducing mats. Elsewhere, elevator landings got new finishes and fixtures while the stairwells received new carpets and artwork.
As for accommodations, every cabin was refreshed with new carpets, furniture, flat screen televisions, larger headboards with USB charging ports and artwork.
The Haven’s suites and villas have also been enhanced top to bottom with new ceiling, wall and floor finishes, plus furnishings, draperies and art. The Haven Courtyard has been entirely refurbished, and there are now four new private cabanas.
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In total, more than 2,000 new pieces of art were added to staterooms with over 250 going to the villas and suites alone.
The Norwegian Jade is currently cruising in the Western Caribbean and will head to Europe, crossing the Atlantic on April 30, 2017.