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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 & 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.

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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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0800

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Last month Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) pulled its cruise ships out of Tunis after Tunisian officials at the port prohibited Israeli passengers from entering the country. It could have been confusion over visa and immigration issues, but NCL issued a ...


Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:05:52 -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.
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:02:30 -0700

Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies will headline The Rock Boat XV cruise aboard Norwegian Pearl in January. Related. View Larger · Norwegian Pearl sets stage for musical festivals at sea photo. Deborah Cannon. Lyle Lovett will entertain aboard ...
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:40:38 -0800

12 on Norwegian Cruise Line's 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl, calling in Nassau, Bahamas, and Norwegian's private island, Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Music cruise organizer Sixthman said the festival would include performances on multiple stages ...


Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:26:15 -0800

"Damian and I talked about collaborating long before we recorded 'Riot,'" Sean explained to Billboard inside the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner's Star Bar. "We wanted our collaboration to be something different but true to our roots; we tried other songs ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:45:00 -0800

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:11:15 -0700

Some 2,300 passengers will share the Norwegian Pearl with 52 performers, such as Diplo, Major Lazer, Flosstradamus and Zed's Dead. Concert cruises are not for the casual fan. Passengers pay between $600 and $3,000 per ticket to leave their landlubbing ...

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