The Norwegian Jewel First Day out of Bayport Cruise Terminal

The Norwegian Jewel Cruise ship has arrived today Saturday October 11, 2014 to Houston Bayport Cruise Terminal in Passadena Texas, to start the 27 calls season from this new Cruise Terminal.

“This is their return to our cruise facility after seven years, and we’re thrilled to have them here for three years,” says Port of Houston Authority Chairman Janiece Longoria.


The Norwegian Jewel offers some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship’s filled with excitement: 16 dining options, 13 bars and nightclubs and that’s just the beginning. The Norwegian Jewel offers numerous enhancements such as the popular O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, the Sugarcane Mojito Bar, and delicious treats from Carlo’s Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro,  and the best part of any cruise-plenty of food.

The ship is outfitted with Marine Scrubbers & upgraded Azipods, in order to reduce fuel emissions, boost fuel efficiency, and improve energy consumption. So, come aboard in Houston and go island hopping in the Caribbean, or explore the majestic beauty of Alaska in the summer.

Starting this week, both Princess cruise line and Norwegian Cruise Line are calling on Houston Bayport Cruise terminal and sailing out of this facility, which is a good news for the local businesses such as airports, hotels, Taxis, Transportation companies, and more…..

“Houston is a big market for us,” adds Norwegian Jewel Hotel Director Steven Jacobson. “And I think with the families and the activities we offer for them, it’s going to be very successful.”

On its first trip to Bayport Cruise Terminalthe Norwegian Jewel is sailing with more than 2600 people on board, but the ship can carry about 3600 passengers when full. As the season goes along more are expected to take the same trip. That’s a few thousand more potential customers for nearby businesses.

“…Today was the first day the cruise ship actually went out. So as far as I know, we were completely booked up the night before. And I assume it’s going to be like that every weekend between now and the time cruise season is over.” says Julie Barfield who works at the Best Western Plus about a mile away from the Bayport Cruise Terminal.

Norwegian Jewel is a cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. She is the lead vessel of NCL’s Jewel class cruise ships and entered service in 2005.


Ship Amenities
Cabin Features
Bathroom w/ Shower
In-Room Mini-Safe
Tea and Coffee Makers
Classes & Services
3 Meeting Rooms
Java Café
Sky High Bar
Bar Central
Kid’s PC World Library
Spinnaker Lounge
Children’s programs
Star Bar
Club Underground
Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar
Stardust Theatre
Corona Cigar Club
Malting’s Beer & Whiskey Bar
The Chapel
Freestyle Sundeck
Medical Center
Topsiders Bar
Fyzz Cabaret Lounge & Bar
Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar
Azura Main Restaurant
Kid’s Café
Tango’s Tapas & Latin Restaurant
Blue Lagoon
Le Bistro French Restaurant
Cagney’s Steakhouse
Mama’s Italian Kitchen
The Great Outdoors
Chin Chin Asian Restaurant
Midnight Chocolate Extravaganza
The Grill
Garden Café
Sushi Bar
Tsar’s Palace Main Restaurant
6 Hot Tubs
Indoor Lap Pool
Sapphire Pool
Aqua-jet Pools
Jewel Club Casino
Art gallery
Jogging / Walking Track
Shuffleboard Court
Basketball / Volleyball / Tennis Court
Kid’s Cinema
Splashdown Kid’s Club
Body Waves Fitness Center
Kid’s Splash Pool
Sports Court
Bora Bora Health Spa & Beauty Salon
LifeStyles Room
Steam Room
Card room
Relaxation/Wet Area
Video arcade
Deck Games Area
Ship Features
Art gallery
Internet Café
Photo Gallery
Leisurely disembarkation
Crystal Atrium
Ship to shore telephones
Duty free shopping
Logo Shop
Shore Excursion Desk
Galleria Shops
Onboard telephones
Single cabins available

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