NCL to rename Pride of Hawaii the Norwegian Jade

The Norwegian Jade will be the new name of the Pride of Hawaii when it is reflagged and deployed to Europe, NCL Corp. said Monday.

The vessel will be reflagged into the Bahamas registry during a wetdock in Honolulu in February, where the ship will be fitted with a casino and new hull artwork.

It will arrive in Europe at the end of March and will sail 12-, 13- and 14-day eastern and western Mediterranean cruises, sailing from Barcelona, Istanbul and Athens; it will then reposition to Southampton, England, for a series of cruises to the Mediterranean, North Cape, Western Europe and the British Isles.

The ship will offer a series of sailings from Southampton designed specifically for the U.K. market, NCL said, which will include a pair of two-day sampler cruises and four 14-day western Mediterranean voyages.

The Jade will be joined in Europe by the Norwegian Gem, which will sail western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, and the Norwegian Jewel, which will sail in the Baltic region from Dover, England. The Jewel will replace the Norwegian Dream in the region.

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