Year built: 2005
Speed: 25 kn
Norwegian Jewel sails from Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California to Alaska.
August 30, 2005, the ship experienced power loss due to propulsion problems (portside Azipod malfunction) in Baltic Sea, en-route to call port St Petersburg, Russia. The vessel requested assistance and was tugged to call port Tallinn, Estonia, where arrived 5 hours late. On the next day, the Azipod unit was reported fixed.
November 2005, the NCL Jewel ships’ christening ceremony was held on November 3, 2005, at the Miami cruise port. The event was attended by godmother Melania Trump, the wife of the media magnate Donald Trump. Later, Mr. Trump required a 30 sec long TV commercial reviewing the Jewel ship to be placed during one of the episodes of “The Apprentice”.
On October 24, 2009, a 31-year-old male crew was arrested in Halifax NS (Canada) and charged with child pornography. The man worked on the ship as quarter master, was sentenced to 100 days in Canadian jail, and then was deported.