The one where Norwegian Jade and Spirit received a facelift…

Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Cruise Line will be sending Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade into dry dock this northern hemisphere autumn as part of their commitment to continually enhance their fleet.

Norwegian Spirit began her 13-day enhancement over the weekend in Mobile, Alabama and is slated to receive renovations including ship-wide WiFi capability, new carpet, flat screen televisions and upgrades to the ‘Stardust Theatre’ and ‘Raffles’ restaurant.

She will also welcome an aerobics room in the ‘Roman Spa and Fitness Centre’ that will offer passengers a range of classes including cycle and yoga.

With dry dock complete on 9 October, Norwegian Spirit will return to New Orleans to sail a series of seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries visiting ports including Cozumel, Honduras and Belize City before heading on a 13-day transatlantic voyage to Barcelona on 15 April 2012.

Norwegian Jade will enter an 11-day dry dock in Marseille, France on 26 November when she will  welcome signature Brazilian steakhouse, ‘Moderno Churrascaria’ which will replace ‘Paniola’s Tapas and Salsa’ restaurant on Deck 8.

She is also scheduled to undergo technical enhancements including having her hull repainted, new carpet and tiles throughout, new propeller and thrust bearings and seals on the Azipod propulsion systems.

“While we have the youngest fleet in the industry, we still want to continuously enhance our ships,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line.

“With the dry docks of Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade, we will have completed enhancements on four ships this year, a major investment for the company.”

Originally published for e-Travel Blackboard

What ships do you think are in need of a refurbishment? What features or changes would you make to your favourite ships?

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