Melania Trump Christens WORLD’S largest,
MoST LUXURIOUS Gem – ncl’S norwegian jewel
MIAMI, November 3, 2005 -Tonight, at an official
ceremony at the Port of Miami, Melania Trump christened
the world's largest gem, NCL's Norwegian Jewel. The newest
vessel in NCL's Freestyle Cruising fleet, Norwegian Jewel
boasts a luxurious suite complex plus 10 distinct restaurants,
13 bars and lounges, three swimming pools and a state-of-the-art
The evening ceremony included presentations
by Star Cruises Chairman Tan Sri KT Lim, President and CEO
of NCL Corporation Colin Veitch and the ship's Godmother
Melania Trump. Additionally, NCL's talented cast of singers
and dancers performed various vignettes to celebrate Norwegian
Jewel's diverse ports of call in the Caribbean, Europe,
the Mediterranean, Egypt and Greek Isles.
"We are so proud to present our newest
ship to the world, and we are privileged to have such an
iconic beauty as Melania Trump serve as her Godmother,"
said Star Cruises Chairman Tan Sri KT Lim. "As NCL's
fourth purpose-built ship for Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian
Jewel is our newest, most innovative masterpiece and we're
extremely excited to see her shine."
"Norwegian Jewel is truly setting a
new standard for cruise accommodations across the industry,"
said Colin Veitch, president and CEO of NCL Corporation.
"Her Garden Villas and Courtyard Villas are a new brand
luxury offering and she is the first ship in the industry
to offer this exclusive class of accommodations."
"I am honored NCL selected me to christen
Norwegian Jewel and to serve as her Godmother," said
Melania Trump. "At 93,502 gross tons, she is by far
the largest, most luxurious Jewel I have ever seen and is
Norwegian Jewel features 10 Courtyard Villas
which along with the ship's two Garden Villas make up the
largest, grandest, most luxurious, most innovative suite
complex at sea. The suite complex boasts a private courtyard
and sundeck and both Courtyard and Garden Villa guests have
a concierge lounge available to them. Dedicated butlers
offer continental breakfast, refreshments all day, canapés
and drinks before dinner and a concierge available around
the clock to take care of all arrangements both on and off
The vessel also features the most versatile,
family-friendly accommodations afloat as well as an array
of amenities including 10 restaurants, three swimming pools,
a contemporary spa and more. Additionally, Norwegian Jewel
features a new concept for NCL a Bar Central featuring a
martini bar, a champagne and wine bar, and a beer and whisky
pub all connected but with three distinct personalities,
plus 10 other bars and lounges for passengers to enjoy.
Norwegian Jewel will sail Eastern and Western Caribbean
itineraries out of Miami through April 2006. Eastern Caribbean
sailings call in San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John's, Antigua;
St. Thomas, USVI and NCL's Private Island, Great Stirrup
Cay. Western Caribbean itineraries will call at Great Stirrup
Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman
and Roatan, Honduras. Norwegian Jewel will spend summer
of 2006 in Europe sailing Mediterranean, Egypt and Greek
NCL Corporation ("NCL") is an innovative cruise company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a fleet of 15 ships in service and under construction. The corporation oversees the operations of Norwegian Cruise Line, NCL America, and Orient Lines. The company is currently building three ships, including one more for the NCL America brand in Hawai`i - Pride of Hawai`i (delivery in April 2006), and two further Norwegian Jewel class ships are scheduled for delivery in 2007.
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