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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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Palm Beach Post
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 ...


Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:07:30 -0700

The Big Ditch is having a very big birthday. On Aug. 15, the Panama Canal will turn 100, a red-letter date that attests to both the waterway's impact on world trade and its enduring appeal to cruise fans. “The Panama Canal is a bucket-list cruise for a ...

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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 ...
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0700

4, 2014. On your round-trip cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl from Miami to the Bahamas, you'll enjoy gourmet dining, ob-board amenities, plus an indoor rock show with KISS. Cheap Trick will perform at the pre-party night before departure. (WENN.com).


Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:45 -0700

Separate incidents on two cruise ships forced both to return to port, shortly after leaving Seattle on Sunday. The Coast Guard said there was a medical emergency on the Norwegian Pearl. Medics were waiting at the pier and the ship continued on with its ...

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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:04:46 -0700

The Norwegian Pearl, which had spent the day at Pier 66 downtown, had to deal with a medical emergency, according to this tweet by KIRO, and is already back out to sea, heading through north Puget Sound. 10:23 PM: The Grand Princess is under way ...

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Anchorage Daily News
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:59 -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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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700

The Kid Rock's Sixth Annual Chillin' The Most Cruise will take place from March 2 to 6 on the Norwegian Pearl from Miami to Cozumel. The cruise included performances, guest stars (the band Date Night) and theme nights. In addition to Pamela – who he ...

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