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Norwegian Pearl during her final stages of construction in Papenburg, Germany
Career
Name: Norwegian Pearl
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Ordered: 2004 December 24[1]
Builder: Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany[1]
Yard number: 669[1]
Laid down: 4 October 2005[2]
Launched: 15 October 2006
Completed: 28 November 2006[1]
In service: 30 November 2006
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Jewel-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 93,530 GT
Length: 965 ft (294.13 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32.31 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.23 m)
Decks: 15
Installed power: 5 × MAN 12V48/60B[3]
Propulsion: Two ABB Azipod azimuth thrusters
3 × Brunvoll bow thrusters[3]
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Capacity: 2,394 passengers
Crew: 1,100

Norwegian Pearl is a Jewel class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line, launched in 2006, sailing itineraries primarily around Alaska and the Caribbean.

History[edit]

Construction began October 3, 2005, and Norwegian Pearl was floated out of the Meyer Werft Shipyard covered building dock on October 15, 2006. She then spent a couple of days in the Netherlands where workers and their families could spend some time on board.

On November 30, the ship stopped in Southampton, England, to celebrate her entry into service. She made her first voyage with paying passengers on December 2, from Southampton to Miami, Florida, where the ship was based for her first season. Rosie O'Donnell is Norwegian Pearl's godmother. The christening ceremony took place in Miami's Port of Miami on December 16, 2006.[4]

The first attempt of the ship's passage under a power line on the Ems River in Germany is claimed to have been the source for the massive power outage that affected first Germany and then all of Europe on late November 4, 2006.[5]

As with the rest of NCL's fleet, Norwegian Pearl utilizes the "Freestyle" cruising concept, which allows guest to dine in any number of restaurants, in casual attire, at times of their own choosing.

Norwegian Pearl was featured on the 2009 CNBC documentary Cruise Inc.: Big Money on the High Seas.[6]

Norwegian Pearl was used in KISS for their annual KISS Kruise 2 in 2012 & KISS Kruise 3 in 2013.

In March 2014, American rock band Paramore embarked on a special three-day event entitled "Parahoy!". The event saw fans embark on a cruise with the band members and featured activities and 2 concerts.

Vessel class[edit]

Norwegian Pearl is the third of NCL's four Jewel-class ships. She was preceded by Norwegian Jewel in 2005, and Pride of Hawaii (now Norwegian Jade) in 2006. She was followed by Norwegian Gem in 2007. Each ship has unique amenities, but has a similar exterior and interior design.

Norwegian Pearl has a similar exterior appearance to NCL's Libra-class ships; Norwegian Star, which entered service in 2001, and Norwegian Dawn, which entered service in 2002. The interior design and amenities, however, are significantly different and merit Norwegian Pearl a Jewel-class designation.[7]

Current cruises[edit]

Norwegian Pearl sails Caribbean cruises out of Miami, and Alaska cruises out of Seattle depending on the time of year. The ship has Panamax dimensions, which make it possible for her to transit the Panama Canal while repositioning between the two ports.[8]

It was unofficially announced that the Norwegian Pearl will not be going to New York, and instead will remain in Miami, while the Norwegian Jewel will stay in New York.[8]

The Norwegian Pearl at port in Astoria, Oregon

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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USA TODAY
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:56:15 -0700

Multi-platinum alternative rock band 311 announced plans for its fourth annual concert cruise. The "311 Caribbean Cruise" will take place from February 25 - March 1 on the 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl. The four-day sailing will embark from Miami.

Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage Daily News
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:54:44 -0700

Bob Kratz and his family were in Southeast Alaska last week as part of a cruise on the Norwegian Pearl, a trip they took to celebrate his upcoming 50th birthday, his mother's upcoming 75th birthday and his sister and brother-in-law's 25-year anniversary.
 
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:26:15 -0700

25-March 1 aboard the 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl. Hexum, 44, who was born in Wisconsin before moving to Omaha, Nebraska, where 311 was formed, says he does have some, however “vague,” childhood memories of the Nebraska State Fair.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:15:00 -0700

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:59:39 -0700

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USA TODAY
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:03:48 -0700

Many are organized by Atlanta-based Sixthman, which also brings other genres including country, blues and pop to the high seas aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl. Passengers are able to mingle with performers at onboard ...

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:56:15 -0700

The options are plentiful during this promotion as you can sail onboard one of NCL's three ships in Alaska: Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Jewel, or Norwegian Pearl. You can look at the beautiful coastline; go on an Alaska Cruisetour; take a dog sledding and ...

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There's plenty to do in between ports, too: You'll be cruising on the Norwegian Pearl, which has a bowling alley, rock-climbing wall, 16 dining options, casino, spa, and other amenities. What to do: The five-day itinerary starts in Vancouver, where you ...
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