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Norwegian Pearl during her final stages of construction in Papenburg, Germany
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 and 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.


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.

In Feb 2015, this ship was used for the annual "Shiprocked" cruise headlining Limp Bizkit, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, and a pre-party Headlined by Chevelle. Many other artists and events took place during the cruise both on the ship and on the private island of Great Stirrup Cay.

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


External links[edit]

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1016 news items

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:15:00 -0800

Mad Decent and Diplo will host another insane boat adventure this year during their Mad Decent Boat Party on November 11-15, 2015 during a voyage aboard the Norwegian Pearl that will travel from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico and the Play Mia Grand Beach ...

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Breaking Travel News
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:07:30 -0800

While captain Hoyt is enjoying his vacation, captain Gunnar Hammerin will take command of Norwegian Escape. Currently serving as captain of Norwegian Pearl, Hammerin began his nautical career more than 40 years ago serving in the Merchant Marine.

Travel Agent

Travel Agent
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:47:58 -0800

When Captain Hoyt is on vacation, Captain Gunnar Hammerin will take command of Norwegian Escape. Currently serving as captain of Norwegian Pearl, Captain Hammerin began his nautical career more than 40 years ago serving in the Merchant Marine.

LessThan3 (blog)

LessThan3 (blog)
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0800

Initially launched in 2014, the MDBP sets course for Cozumel, Mexico in its sophomore voyage on the Norwegian Pearl (pictured). She shoves off Nov. 11-15 and will play host to performances by Gent & Jawns, Ape Drums, and Jauz among others, making for ...


Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:28:28 -0800

While most people watched the Super Bowl with family and friends in the comfort of their own homes or at local bars, hundreds of rock and metal fans boarded ShipRocked's Norwegian Pearl to catch this year's big game, eat some damn good food and see ...


Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:15:00 -0800

ShipRockers woke up in the sunny Bahamas for the second day docked near the island, The Great Stirrup Cay. After polishing off a delicious breakfast aboard the Norwegian Pearl, everyone was ready to hit the beach to meet some of the bands and also a ...


Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:07:30 -0800

Get away on a 10-day Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Pearl embarking on March 16, fares from only $429. You visit beyond-the-norm ports – St. Kitts & Nevis, Martinique, Dominica, Antigua/Barbuda and St. Thomas. The cruise is from Miami. Cruise from ...
Palm Beach Post
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:02:30 -0700

Norwegian Cruise Line and Sixthman have announced the fall and spring lineups for their musical festivals at sea aboard Norwegian Pearl. Highlights include: Norwegian Pearl sets stage for musical festivals at sea photo Deborah Cannon. Lyle Lovett will ...

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