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: Southampton, UK
Arrive at Southampton Port and board Norwegian Jade for your cruise around Northern Europe.
Day 2: Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is your next port of call. See the city's oldest harbour, Oude Haven, before taking a look at the 'glass palace' of Van Nelle Fabriek — an UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the ever-changing exhibitions at the Kunsthal and the expansive collection of Dutch and European art at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Ride to the top of Euromast observation tower for 360-degree city-wide views, stop by Miniworld Rotterdam to view the city in miniature, or pop into the Kubuswoningen cube house and museum.
Day 4: Oslo, Norway
Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast and is known for its spectacular snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills. Take a stroll around the modern city and be mesmerised by the eclectic mix of ancient castles and dazzling lakes. Journey back in time at the Viking House Museum or revel in the enchanted atmosphere at the magic Ice Bar Oslo. Stop by the Vigeland Sculpture Park and become fascinated with the ‘wonder-world’ of stone, iron and bronze human figures.
Day 5: Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city, is your next port of call. Ride the old-style amusement rides at Tivoli Gardens or get up close to colourful marine life at National Aquarium Denmark. Shop 'til you drop along the world's longest pedestrian shopping street - Strøget. A tour of the Carlsberg Brewery is a popular choice or enjoy family-fun at Dyrehavsbakken amusement park. Kronborg Castle and Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen Island are a must-see for culture fans. If you fancy something different, why not head out to the workshops, galleries and organic eateries at Freetown Christiania? No trip to Copenhagen would be complete without a photo opportunity at the world-famous Little Mermaid statue.
Day 7: Hamburg, Germany
Germany's largest port and second-biggest city is found on the River Elbe in the north of the country. Hamburg has been an integral part of German trade since the Middle Ages and its strong maritime history can be seen throughout its culture, atmosphere and UNESCO-listed architecture today. Stroll through the legendary Fish Market, take a scenic barge tour, or visit one of many museum ships to learn more about Hamburg's seafaring past. Tower over Hamburg Airport and the Alps at the home of the largest model railway in the world — Miniatur Wunderland — or start at the Jungfernstieg in the city centre to find shops, cafes and multicultural restaurants.
Day 9: Southampton, UK
Your cruise comes to an end at Southampton where you disembark and make your way home.