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Nowegian Pearl.jpg
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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52 news items

TravelPulse

TravelPulse
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:47:53 -0700

The Haven is a luxury suite enclave available on Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Jade and, starting in fall 2015, on the new Norwegian Escape. What's more ...
 
Boston Globe
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:15:56 -0700

Norwegian Cruise Line launches its fall lineup of music festivals at sea with KISS Kruise IV, aboard the Norwegian Pearl. This four-day trip kicks off with a pre-party on the ship, featuring KISS and guest band Cheap Trick — a dream-come-true double ...

Travel Agent

Travel Agent
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:40:11 -0700

Norwegian Cruise Line will operate three ships in Alaska—Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel roundtrip from Seattle and Norwegian Sun on one-way voyages between Vancouver and Seward. Departing Saturdays, Norwegian Jewel will sail seven-day ...

ExpertCruiser.com (blog)

ExpertCruiser.com (blog)
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:45:00 -0700

Norwegian Pearl also provides guests with an unparalleled Alaska cruise experience, sailing a series of seven-day cruises from Seattle that visit popular ports including Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan and Victoria, British Columbia, every ...
 
Crossville Chronicle
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:47:05 -0700

The Panama Canal will be the destination for the fifth fund-raiser cruise sponsored by the Lake Tansi Exchange Club. They will depart for a round-trip adventure from Miami Nov. 30, 2015, for 10 nights on Norwegian Cruise Lines' beautiful Norwegian Pearl.
 
News-Sun
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Joyce introduced a seven-day cruise on the Norwegian Pearl going to the Eastern Caribbean, Feb. 6-13, 2015 for $558. Also, a six-day cruise on the Royal Caribbean in February, different ports. The October meeting will be decision time for the winter ...
 
Pollstar
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Netsky reveals plans for his “Stay Up With Me” tour featuring the Belgium bass & drums artist backed by a full band with the production sporting plenty of eye candy. The fun begins in mid-November and includes such markets as Seattle, Los Angeles ...

eTurboNews

eTurboNews
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:03:45 -0700

Or join the group KISS and rock out on KISS Kruise IV onboard the Norwegian Pearl, embarking October 31. This year's cruise includes a Halloween pre-party on the ship on October 30. During the sailing, theme nights include KISS Around The World, Dress ...
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