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New itineraries for second local season: book early for Norwegian Jewel’s 2018/19 Australia and New Zealand sailings

October 25, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Norwegian Cruise Line today opened for sale the line’s 2018/19 Australia and New Zealand cruises aboard Norwegian Jewel, which will be back for its second season, fresh from a multi-million dollar refurbishment. Norwegian Jewel’s second season will consist of exciting Australian and New Zealand itineraries taking in destinations such as Melbourne, Cairns, Hobart, Milford Sound, Wellington and Tauranga, as well as itineraries to the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and a transpacific voyage from Vancouver to Tokyo (Yokohama).

Ahead of her 2018/19 season in Australia and New Zealand, Norwegian Jewel will undergo a refurbishment in Singapore as part of the multi-million-dollar Norwegian Edge™ revitalisation program, before emerging with a new look for a series of Australasian sailings.

“The excitement around Norwegian Jewel’s highly anticipated Australian season, beginning next month, has reached fever pitch. We can’t wait for local cruise fans to experience the freedom and flexibility of cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line first hand. Buoyed by strong bookings from Aussie travellers for her first local season, she will be returning refreshed and ready for her second season in Australian waters beginning November 2018,” explained Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

Highlights for the new 2018/19 season include a spectacular 19-day transpacific journey from Vancouver to Tokyo (Yokohama) via Alaska and Russia; a 19 day Journey to Australia from Singapore with stops in Bali and Komodo Island; a new 13-day South Pacific itinerary and – back by popular demand – a series of sailings in and around Australia and New Zealand, including a seven-day Tasmania itinerary in the days leading up to Christmas.

Norwegian Jewel: what’s on board?

Norwegian Jewel boasts up to 16 dining options including seven specialty dining venues and eight complimentary restaurants. Onboard guests can experience Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Feel Free” style of cruising, with no fixed dining times or preassigned seating. The ship also has raft of specialty bars and lounges including champagne, cabaret, sake, mojito, whiskey and cabaret, as well as a poolside bar for afternoon cocktails at sea.

Renowned for her remarkable repertoire of entertainment at sea, Norwegian Jewel’s Australian guests will again be treated to iconic shows, cirque, magic and comedy performances during her second season. An outdoor court will get the heart started with a range of activities including basketball, dodgeball, tennis and volleyball, while kids won’t want to leave the aqua park, Sapphire pools and kids’ clubs. Gym fans can choose classes ranging from Zumba to yoga, while those keen to dial down the pace may want to book in to be pampered at the Mandara Spa and Spa Thermal Suite, home to myriad treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate weary travellers.

Accommodation options aboard Norwegian Jewel range from cost-effective inside staterooms through to balcony staterooms enjoying superb views and private outdoor areas. Interconnecting rooms and multiple-bedroom suites are also available for families.

For an unforgettably indulgent experience, Norwegian Jewel’s ultra-exclusive ‘The Haven by Norwegian®’ is home to the line’s most luxurious suites and villas, many with private courtyards, spas, pools and deck areas, as well as dedicated concierge services.

For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line visit; contact us in Australia on 1300 255 200 or in New Zealand on 0800 969 283; or follow us on the following social channels for the latest company news & exclusive content: Facebook, Instagram and Youtube: @NorwegianCruiseLine; Twitter, Periscope and Snapchat: @CruiseNorwegian. High resolution, downloadable images are available

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