Norwegian Jewel to debut in Alaska

Norwegian Jewel is set to make its inaugural debut in Alaska on May 19. This season marks the first time that Norwegian Cruise Line will have two Jewel-class ships sailing in Alaska. Norwegian Pearl, sister ship to Jewel, will also be cruising in Alaska. As part of the line’s “Norwegians Take it to the Next Level “sales event, new Alaska reservations made through Feb. 19 will receive a mini-suite for the price of a balcony; balcony staterooms for the price of an oceanview, and oceanview staterooms for the price of inside staterooms. Cruise deposits during this time for Alaska sailings are reduced by 50%. In addition, the line is offering same category upgrades and e-coupons worth up to $400 in on-board savings (for sailings taking place before Dec. 31). Norwegian Jewel ‘s weekly Sawyer Glacier cruises will depart on Saturdays from May 26 to Sept. 8, 2012 with ports of call including: Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska; and Victoria. Norwegian Jewel will also sail a seven-day Sawyer Glacier cruise from Vancouver to Seattle on May 19 and a seven-day Sawyer Glacier from Seattle to Vancouver on Sept. 15. (