Find Heaven At The Haven & Other Indulgences On Norwegian Jewel

17 November 2016
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If you’ve ever dreamed of having a butler, hurry to the Norwegian Jewel for a stay at The Haven by Norwegian. The butler – trained at the International Institute of Modern Butlers – is yours 24 hours a day. He or she will unpack your suitcase, pour your Champagne and serve you fine cuisine in your suite, complete with a white tablecloth.

You’ll also have a personal concierge, who can arrange priority access to embarkation and debarkation, tenders, spa treatments, entertainment and dining.

The Haven Garden Villa living space. Tinkle the ivories at sea when you stay at The Haven. Picture: NCL

The Haven, which is an exclusive area on board ship, has its own lounge, restaurant and courtyard with a private pool and sundeck. There is a range of staterooms, including  the three-bedroom Garden Villa, which sleeps up to eight people and has a spacious living room, broad ocean views, a luxurious bath, private garden with hot tub, and even a baby grand piano.

But you don’t have to be staying in The Haven to experience luxury aboard Norwegian Jewel, which will be based in Australasian waters from October 3, 2017. Here are five more indulgent experiences for your cruising pleasure.

Dining

Tsar's Palace restaurant on board Norwegian Jewel. Keep an eye out for Chocoholic Night at Tsar's Palace. Picture: Michel Verdure/NCL

Indulge your sweet tooth on Chocoholic Night at the ornate Tsar’s Palace, which has been inspired by the grand palaces of Russia. The specialty chocolate-based desserts are available once per sailing. But if that’s not enough, you can try the French macaroons, chocolate pralines and cupcakes at The Bake Shop. Still want to indulge? Head to the French Art Deco-style Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar for a bottle of bubbly.

Shopping

Norwegian Jewel's onboard Art Gallery. Wander among works of art on the waves. Picture: Michel Verdure/NCL

Build your art collection at Norwegian Cruise Line’s onboard art galleries – you’ll find works by well-known artists and can make a bid at one of the Art Auctions at Sea (check the Freestyle Daily for auction times). If a sparkling investment is more to your taste, be dazzled by the emeralds, diamonds, sapphires and rubies at Colombian Emeralds International – you can even try on the Signature Million-Dollar Diamond ring.


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Pampering

Relaxation stations at Mandara Spa face the ocean onboard Norwegian Jewel. Let your worries drift away at Mandara Spa. Picture: Michel Verdure/NCL

Mandara Spa is the place for pampering, be it a hot-stone massage, sauna, or beauty salon treatment. Spa Thermal Suite, meanwhile, boasts heated chaise longues, a therapeutic salt room, hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms and more. If you prefer to work up a sweat, hit the Body Waves Fitness Centre for some more strenuous stress relief.

Exploring

Milford Sound, New Zealand. Allow a moment of awe at Milford Sound. Picture: Getty Images

From its Australasian base next year, Norwegian Jewel will have a range of itineraries, including Sydney round-trip cruises; a nine-day Eden, Kangaroo Island and Tasmania cruise; to longer New Zealand cruises, and more. Indulge yourself in the cheeses of Tasmania, or the glorious views of New Zealand’s Milford Sound and Bay of Islands, or luxuriate in the waters of sunny Bondi Beach. Bon voyage!


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Renae Spinks

Travel for me is about conversations and connections. There’s nothing like setting foot in a new land and meeting people a world apart. From talking to North Sea fishermen in Norway’s Lofoten Islands to breakfast chat at a B&B in my own back yard, there’s always a story to share and a tale to tell.