Port Tampa Bay officials presented a plaque to the captain and crew of Norwegian Jade on December 11, welcoming the ship home for the winter cruise season.
The 2,402-passenger ship is replacing Norwegian Star from last cruise season, and will operate 7-day cruises to the western Caribbean departing on Sundays to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Honduras, and Harvest Caye in Belize. The ship will also sail two 8-day western Caribbean holiday sailings this month, visiting Cozumel, Costa Maya, Honduras, Harvest Caye, and Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala.
Furthering the itinerary lineup will be two 10-day and two 11-day eastern Caribbean cruises from Tampa. Jade‘s 10-day will depart January 15 and March 19 visiting Key West, Tortola, Antigua, St. Maarten, and San Juan. The cruise line will call in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the first time aboard the ship’s 11-day itinerary departing January 25 and March 29. Additional ports of call include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. Thomas or Tortola, and San Juan.
Built in 2006 and weighing in at 93,558 gross tons, Norwegian Jade offers extensive dining options, an award-winning casino, and a wide range of accommodations.
To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line’s private destination in Belize, Harvest Caye, read this article.