The Norwegian Jewel cruise ship returned to the Port of Newcastle Thursday morning, almost one year after its maiden arrival in the Harbour in February 2018.
The 294 metre vessel is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line; the lead of the company's Jewel class cruise ships. Norwegian Jewel arrived in Newcastle around 6am, and is due to depart around 5pm later today.
The largest cruise ship of the season, Explorer of the Seas, is due to arrive in Newcastle again on Saturday.
THE NORWEGIAN JEWEL
- Crew: 1,069
- Gross tonnage: 93,502
- Length: 294 metres
- Beam: 125 feet
- Passengers: 2,370
- Refurbished: 2018
- Speed: 25 knots
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Earlier this year the ship spent three weeks in a Singapore dry-dock undergoing a $50 million renovation. Prior to its revamp the Herald took a tour onboard.
The arrival follows the first cruise visit of the season on October 25, when the Caledonian Sky powered through the heads on its maiden voyage to Newcastle.
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