Norwegian Jade, the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to depart from Britain left Southampton last week with almost 1,600 passengers on board.


Norwegian Jade embarked on a two-week Mediterranean inaugural cruise from the south coast port. Last Friday agents and journalists were invited on board to celebrate the launch of the NCL 2008/09 brochure which features nine new cruise itineraries in Europe, Alaska, Hawaii,the Caribbean and South American.


Norwegian Jade launch: Sally Jones and Carol Donnarumma of Ocean World Travel
Sally Jones and Carol Donnarumma of Ocean World Travel;
Ali Hills (centre), NCL


Norwegian Jade launch: Plaques and Keys Ceremony Captain Tommy Stensrud and the Mayor of Southampton
Plaques and Keys Ceremony:
Captain Tommy Stensrud with the Mayor of Southampton


Steven Park, NCL
Steven Park, NCL


Waikkiki pool, Debbie Butler, Davis World Travel, Sarah Hartley, NCL, Bev Pulkford, Success Tours
Waikkiki pool: Debbie Butler, Davis World Travel;
Sarah Hartley, NCL; Bev Pulkford, Success Tours


Waikkiki pool, Nick Wilkinson, NCL, Gary Llloyd, Travelsphere, Phil Nuttal, The Cruise Village
Waikkiki pool: L-R Nick Wilkinson, NCL;
Gary Llloyd, Travelsphere; Phil Nuttal, The Cruise Village