Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel
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Norwegian Jewel cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9304045, owned by the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track Norwegian Jewel position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 93,500-ton 2400-passenger NCL cruise ship Jewel was built in 2005 by the Meyer Werft shipbuilding company in Germany.

Norwegian Jewel accidents & incidents

NCL Norwegian Jewel accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Norwegian Jewel CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of the Norwegian Cruise Line Jewel ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and USCG (Coast Guard) reports.

Here we also post updates on NCL Jewel cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

You can add more details or submit your own NCL Jewel ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

This is link to the ship’s official site NCL.com.

Technical incidents

  • August 30, 2005, the ship experienced power loss due to propulsion problems (portside Azipod malfunction) in Baltic Sea, en-route to call port St Petersburg, Russia. The vessel requested assistance and was tugged to call port Tallinn, Estonia, where arrived ~5 hours late. On the next day, the Azipod unit was reported fixed.
  • November 2005, the NCL Jewel ships’ christening ceremony was held on November 3, 2005, at the Miami cruise port. The event was attended by godmother Melania Trump – the wife of the media magnate Donald Trump. Later, Mr Trump required a 30 sec long TV commercial reviewing the Jewel ship to be placed during one of the episodes of “The Apprentice” (reality game TV series).

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • Fortunately, no such accidents were officially reported so far.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • October 24, 2009, a 31-year-old male crew was arrested in Halifax NS (Canada) and charged with child pornography. The man (of Filipino origin) worked on the ship as quarter master, was sentenced to 100 days in Canadian jail, and then was deported.

Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks

  • September-October 2008, CDC reported on the voyage Sept 28 to Oct 8, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 144 passengers (out of 2132, or 6,8%) and 9 crew (out of 1071, or 0,8%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. On the next voyage (Oct 8 to 18), another Noro virus outbreak affected a total of 86 passengers (out of 2098, or 4,1%) and 11 crew (out of 1084, or 1%). Both incidents occurred on 10-days Caribbean cruises roundtrip from homeport NYC New York.
  • Note: When the itinerary doesn’t include US cruise ports, the ship is not required to report to CDC, thus no official illness report would be issued.

Norwegian Jewel current position


On the above map you can track Norwegian Jewel cruise ship’s position now. It shows the vessel’s current location at sea (or in port) by live tracking of its IMO number 9304045. If you lose the ship on the map, please reload this page.

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