JIS News

The Norwegian Cruise vessel, ‘Norwegian Jewel,’ made its first official call to the island on November 17, when it docked at the Reynolds Pier in St. Ann with some 2,450 passengers on board.
Officials from Lannaman and Morris Shipping Company, led by Managing Director, Fritz Pinnock and members of the St. Ann business community, were on hand to greet the vessel.
A welcome reception followed on board the ship, with Jamaican artwork and spices presented to ship captain Constantinos Falfalios, who in turn handed over plaques on behalf of the crew. Captain Falfalios told JIS News that Norwegian Jewel was a relatively new ship, being only three months old and was commissioned in Germany on August 4. “Since its commission, we have had several successful cruises from New York to New England, through the Mediterranean, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean,” he informed. He said that the vessel would be making weekly cruises out of Miami and into the Caribbean and would visit Jamaica every other week. “Our company is expanding because we have more ships to come. Three more ships are to come and the first one is already under construction and will be out in the year 2006”, Captain Falfalios boasted. He noted further, “we are growing very fast and as far as I know, the NCL is the fastest growing cruise company and within the next two years we are going to be the company that has the newest ships in the cruise shipping industry.” (more)
Norwegian Jewel.2The reception was followed by a tour of the various decks and culminated with a luncheon in Tsars Palace located on deck 6.The Norwegian Jewel will be offering regularly scheduled seven-day itineraries to the eastern and western Caribbean from November 6 to April 23, 2006.

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