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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 by 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.

The entire Impractical Jokers epsiode "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'" including all of the challenges and a double punishment of Murr and Joe were filmed on board the Norwegian Pearl . The episode aired on May 7, 2015.

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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Travel Market Report
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:30:00 -0700

The lineup for Norwegian's 2nd Annual “Florida Georgia Line: This Is How We Cruise” just got better. Singer Jason Derulo, who topped the charts several times over the past year, will join a star-studded country-music lineup aboard the Norwegian Pearl ...


Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:15:00 -0700

This year, on a sold out holiday sailing on the Norwegian Pearl from Miami, the rock group will celebrate its 40th anniversary by playing live their first gold album, "Alive!" Here are some more creepy cruise ship happenings. Carnival Cruise Line ...

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Palm Beach Post
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:56:15 -0700

BREWS CRUISE: Is it a beer cruise with music, or a music cruise with beer? The Lebrewski Cruise sets sail from PortMiami March 1 on board Norwegian Pearl, for a four-night inaugural voyage with some of the big names in the craft beer world. Mix and ...

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Cruise Critic
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:08:01 -0700

The yard has constructed the bulk of the line's ships, including Norwegian Star, Norwegian Dawn; the Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Gem series; and both Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. (Meyer Werft ...


Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:29:25 -0700

Love for Sail: This 2012 Lifetime dating reality show has singles romping around the Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Star in episodes such as "I Want a Real Man" and "Smooth Moves." Only nine episodes were filmed, but amidst onboard ...
West Seattle Blog (blog)
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 15:42:38 -0700

Around 4 pm, Holland America Line's Amsterdam and Noordam and Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl are scheduled to sail out of Elliott Bay, ending the 2015 Seattle cruise season. According to the Port of Seattle's media advisory for the departures:.


Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:40:21 -0700

Organized by music cruise company On the Blue, the four-night sailing on the 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl will be hosted by Kyle Hollingsworth, who is both a brewer and member of the band The String Cheese Incident. Sponsors for the event include ...


Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:00:55 -0700

There will be plenty of room for those fans, too: Gronk is taking over the 93,530-ton Norwegian Pearl—not just a block of cabins, the whole ship. To put this in Gronk scale, the ship is roughly two and a half football fields long. And to quote Gronk ...

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