Jade Refurbishment For UK Season

Norwegian Jade underwent a three week refurbishment in dry dock, in May 2017, as part of the ‘Norwegian Edge’ program.

£30 million has been spent replacing her Hawaiian-themed interiors, which were installed when the ship sailed as ‘Pride of Hawaii’ up until 2008.

New eateries and bars, refurbished staterooms and expanded restaurant spaces are just a few of the improvements competed.

The ship now offers 24-hour pub grub at O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, complimentary poolside fare at Pit Stop and a 1950s-style diner where classic car themed décor, complete with vintage license plates.

Additionally, Moderno Churrascaria was relocated and now offers sea views; more seating was added to Cagney’s Steakhouse, which now boasts a virtual fireplace; La Cucina, the ship’s Italian restaurant, now features a wine wall; and the Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant, along with Jasmine Garden and Garden Café all have undergone a major face-lift.

Other upgrades to public spaces include upgrades to the pool areas, the Sugarcane mojito bar and the Spinnaker Lounge; new TechnoGym equipment in the fitness centre; and the addition of Bliss Ultra Lounge, the nightclub. In the atrium, a new custom-designed chandelier hangs overhead, replacing the Hawaiian ‘lays’.

All the staterooms have received new carpet, drapes, furniture, flat-screen TVs and headboards with USB charging outlets. The Haven also features four new cabanas. In all, the ship’s staterooms display more than 2,250 pieces of upgraded artwork.

Jade has become a firm favourite with US and UK passengers alike.

Jade will arrive at in the UK, on May 13th 2017, where she will spend the summer offering cruises to the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland. There will also be some cruises offered from Hamburg, Germany.



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9 Responses to “Jade Refurbishment For UK Season”

  1. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Hi Jo, yes I had a nice cruise on Jade too.

  2. Jo Walker Says:

    Malcolm- I wouldn’t know about MacDonald’s, living in the sticks… we visit once a year in Southampton, for a cheap bacon butty (REAL back bacon, not streaky) We’ve had two enjoyable cruises on Jade, but have fallen out with all the tipping on such ships… which happens without explanation. If the truth was told at booking, we would be happier.

  3. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    ‘she always looked like Fourth of July a Dollywood.’ Don’t get too excited Fredrick, she probably still does in places! ;-)

  4. Ian Says:

    I think Jade is at Falmouth today (13th) and Southampton tomorrow (14th).

  5. Fredrick V. James Says:

    I think it was the old Matson line ships that looked so great for the Hawaii cruise, rattan, framed antique Hawaiian quilts, potted palms…Good to hear the pride of America was remodeled, she always looked like Fourth of July a Dollywood.

  6. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Fredrick, I believe POA has just had a major refit. She retains her original ‘themes’, but I suspect some areas may have been toned down. There are some pictures online somewhere.

  7. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Jo i’s like McDonald’s they have gone form bright Red, Yellow and orange to a more subtle Cappuccino-bar style. Even Carnival’s decor has become more toned-down, almost ‘classy’ dare i say.

  8. Jo Walker Says:

    My goodness, that’s a toning down for her…mainly greys and beiges now, instead of the vibrant colours. I thought it was those former colours, especially the carpets, which made her so different.

  9. Fredrick V. James Says:

    Very nice, subtle! Theres a thought LOL. Has the “Pride of America” been redecorated or are there any plans to give her a makeover? Her current decor of Federal meets Queen Anne meets Las Vegas with all the gaudy HUGE red white and blue, stripes, stars, etc…is the reason I’ve taken the “Grand Princess” to Hawaii.

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