Norwegian Jade joined the Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet in 2006. From the moment you step onboard you have the freedom to do whatever you please - from the Freestyle Dining concept in more than 15 restaurants to the impressive variety of family-friendly entertainment. Choose a contemporary stateroom or enjoy the ultimate comfort of a butler and concierge service in one of the exclusive Garden Villas in The Haven.
Spend your days relaxing on the pool deck or unwind in one of the four hot tubs. Put yourself in a tranquil mood with a hot stone massage in Mandara Spa, or lose yourself in a book in the library. Head for a workout in the fitness centre or shoot a few hoops on the sports court. Indulge in retail therapy at the Galleria Boutiques or keep in touch at the Internet cafe. Children can enjoy fun and games at the Splash Academy and Sapphire Kid's Pool; while teenagers can hang out at Wipe Out Teen's Club and the video arcade.
Alizar and Grand Pacific are the ship's main dining rooms, serving daily-changing menus, Chef's signature dishes, and a varied wine list. Garden Cafe presents a wide choice of traditional buffet-style meals and a kid's only area. Tuck into freshly grilled chicken and burgers in Bali Hai Bar & Grill or dine round-the-clock in the family-friendly Blue Lagoon food court. Made-to-order omelettes, waffles, fruit, ethnic specialities, and pasta dishes are available at the open-air Great Outdoors. Asian fusion cuisine, noodles, wok-fried dishes, and soups are served in Jasmine Garden, and the poolside Topsiders Bar & Grill offers fast food options.
A gourmet dining experience is available in the French-style Le Bistro restaurant. La Cucina offers authentic Tuscan cuisine and Moderno serves traditional Brazilian steakhouse fare to your table. Teppanyaki provides an authentic Japanese dining experience and Sushi Bar offers freshly-prepared sushi and sashimi. Savour American-style meat and fish dishes at Cagney's Steakhouse.
Norwegian Jade offers something for everyone in its eclectic mix of bars and lounges. Savour speciality coffees, teas, cookies, and pastries in the Atrium Bar, or sip cocktails at Topsiders Bar and Star Bar. People-watch as you sip a glass of champagne at the Art Nouveau-style Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar. Sip whiskey and beers at the Malting's Whiskey Bar or drink traditional sake at the Sake Bar.
Evenings on Norwegian Jade cater to your every mood and taste. Discover lively production shows on stage — including comedy, music, dancing, and magic shows — in the Stardust Theatre. Head to the Spinnaker Lounge for music and dancing or enjoy Karaoke and a late night disco in the Medusa Lounge & Nightclub. Feeling lucky? Take a chance on the slot machines and roulette tables in Jade Club Casino.
Day 1: UK to Dubai, UAE
Fly from selected UK airports to Dubai and be transferred to the port to board NCL Jade for your journey towards the Far East.
Day 2: Abu Dhabi, UAE
In the space of a generation Abu Dhabi has managed to transform herself from small fishing village into the thriving metropolis of today. A dramatic skyline of modern skyscrapers and exquisite hotels provides a contrast with the mosques and bazaars of old that can still be found here. Take a ride out to Ferrari World, the world’s largest indoor theme park providing thrills and fun for all the family, or why not take a Jeep Safari through the sand dunes surrounding the city.
Day 3: Khasab, Oman
One of the hidden gems of The Middle East, Oman will have you captivated from the moment she appears on the distant horizon. From the moment you sail into Khasab you will immediately be greeted by a striking Arabian military fort bewitching the harbour skyline enchanting you into to romance of the area. Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters surrounding the area or take a boat trip into the Fjords of Arabia, experiencing the breathtaking coast that is known as 'the Norway of the Gulf' and see if you can even spot a pod of dolphins playing nearby.
Day 4: Fujairah, UAE
Fujairah is an emirate on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates overlooking the Gulf of Oman. This place is best known for its beaches and the stunning backdrop of the Al Hajar Mountains. In the south, the city of Fujairah is home to the towering white minarets of the impressive Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The reconstructed 17th-century Fujairah Fort with its round and square towers and the ancient Al-Bidya Mosque are amazing sights to see too. You can also indulge in retail therapy at the emirate's first shopping mall, Fujairah City Centre Mall.
Day 7: Goa, India
A distinct European flavour and some of the best beaches in the country have made Goa a firm favourite with tourists the world over. Take a walk down the white sandy beaches and take part in some of the extensive water-sports of the sears such as water-boarding and parasailing. Why not take a trip into the city and visit the old town where you can still clearly see the Portuguese influence of the past, with white washed crumbling churches such as the Basilica of Born Jesus providing the area is UNESCO listed status.
Day 9: Male, Maldives
Male in the Maldives is one of the world's smallest national capitals. Its six square kilometres are home to a grid of narrow streets, colourful buildings, and historic mosques. See the golden-domed Grand Friday Mosque or soak up the local culture at Republic Square. Explore the local artefacts including sultans' thrones and ancient weaponry at the National Museum in Sultan Park. Head to the north of the city to admire the intricate wood carvings and coral stonework at the 17th-century Huskuru Miskiiy mosque. Pay a visit to Male Market to buy local handicrafts and souvenirs of your trip. Swim at the Artificial Beach pool or take a whale submarine trip to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures.
Day 11: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Once seen as the gateway to Sri Lanka, Colombo, with its growing diversity and stunning beaches, is now a popular tourist destination. Take a train ride along the coast to Mount Lavinia, then spend the afternoon relaxing on a stunning golden beach. Or explore the Talangama Wetland, a haven for nature lovers. Enjoy lush scenery and watch a cricket match at the beautiful seafront park of Galle Face Green, then enjoy a stylish afternoon tea at the historic Galle Face Hotel, after admiring the exquisite hand carved doors at its entrance.
Day 14 – 15: Phuket, Thailand
The ship drops anchor today on the island of Phuket. Be sure to head to the picturesque Patong Beach along the western coast — perhaps the most popular attraction. Take a short drive and see the famous Simon Cabaret show with its full ladyboy cast. For gorgeous scenic views over the island visit the Big Buddha statue or watch the sunset from Promthep Cape. Take a trip through the historical Old Phuket Town with its various cafes, restaurants, museums, shrines and temples. A visit to 19th-century Wat Chalong Temple is a truly magical experience.
Day 16: Penang, Malaysia
Penang is located alongside the Strait of Malacca on the north-western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Comprising two parts - Penang Island with its capital George Town and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. Ride a trishaw around the bustling streets and discover authentic local cuisine at the China House shophouses in Road Town. Travel on the cable car up Penang Hill or climb the 500 steps to Waterfall Hilltop Temple for stunning views. Explore the tropical oasis of herbs and spices at the Tropical Spice Garden or admire the winged beauties at the Butterfly Farm. While away a few hours at Batu Ferringhi beach or enjoy outdoor activities at ESCAPE theme park. Say a prayer at the Street of Harmony or gaze in awe at Wat Chayamangkalaram - Asia's largest reclining Buddha.
Day 17: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. The city's most famous landmarks - the 451 metre tall Petronas Twin Towers and also the 421-metre high Menara KL Tower – both offer city-wide views from their observation decks. Spend a few hours at the Bukit Bintang shopping and entertainment district or enjoy the 7000 artefacts on display at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Kuala Lumpur Bird Park or admire the Hindu temple at Batu Caves. Kuala Lumpur's British colonial past comes to life at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
Day 18: Singapore to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.