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Norwegian Cruise Line’s 13th ship returns to service

Norwegian Cruise Line returned its 13th cruise ship to service last week when Norwegian Jewel resumed cruising.

Norwegian Jewel is NCL’s first cruise ship to depart from Panama City, Panama, and offers immersive itineraries to Alaska before her homeport in Panama beginning Nov. 24, 2022.

November cruises will mark the cruise line’s first homeport in the destination from either port – Colón Cruise Terminal and Fuerte Amador Cruise Terminal in Panama City. NCL’s seasonal Panama cruises will offer passengers around the world more immersive Caribbean itineraries, with the added benefit for non-US passengers of not requiring a US visa.

Norwegian Jewel’s maiden voyage will be a 12-day adventure sailing along the South American coast, visiting nine notable ports. This cruise departed from Panama City (Colón), Panama on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, and disembarked on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in San Diego, California.

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Norwegian Jewel guests can enjoy a host of amenities, including action-packed activities at the outdoor sports complex, high-energy Zumba and Flywheel Sports classes, and numerous uniquely themed bars and lounges, including the Bliss Ultra Lounge where guests can dance the night away.

Norwegian Jewel, with a capacity of 2,376 passengers (double occupancy), also offers some of the largest suites at sea with staterooms to suit every style and budget. The ship also offers a Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite which offers the most luxurious and well-appointed accommodations on board, including 24-hour butler service.

“Norwegian Jewel’s maiden sail is not only another major milestone in our great return to cruising, but a sign of a bright future as we set sail seasonally from incredible Panama in November. “said Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “With Norwegian Jewel’s diverse itineraries from Alaska to the Caribbean, passengers will be able to see the world aboard one of our award-winning ships.”

Until the end of March 2023, Norwegian Jewel will offer a total of eight round-trip Panama Canal cruises, ranging from eight- to ten-day itineraries departing from Colón, the Caribbean part of Panama, and ending in Panama City (Fuerte Amador), the Pacific Side of Panama, and vice versa. Additionally, the ship will offer a selection of 12-day open-jaw repositioning voyages that begin or end their sailings in Panama City (Colón), Panama.