Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, marked its debut in South Africa today as Norwegian Jade became the first of its 18 ships to homeport in Cape Town, South Africa.

Norwegian Jade will sail on a 12-day Extraordinary Journey around the coast of South Africa and Namibia with seven ports of call, including Richard’s Bay, Durban, Mossel Bay and Lüderitz.

South African guests aboard Norwegian Jade will be able to holiday without the worry of visas and flights and enjoy NCL’s unique ‘Freestyle Cruising’ concept, which allows the ultimate freedom and flexibility at sea. A smaller ship at 2,402 guest capacity (dual occupancy), Norwegian Jade is packed full of features that enable guests to make the most of their precious vacation time. She boasts a broad variety of staterooms including The Haven by Norwegian™, NCL’s exclusive ship-within-a-ship concept, 16 dining options, Broadway-style shows and the serene Mandara Spa.

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[divider]About Norwegian Cruise Line[/divider]

As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 55 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionised the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes.

Today, its fleet of 18 contemporary ships sail to over 400 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. NCL not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveller staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites, and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, visit or contact a travel professional.

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