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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]
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 episode "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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Sun Sentinel

Sun Sentinel
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:22:25 -0800

Next up for refurbishments will be Pride of America and Norwegian Sun in spring 2016; Norwegian Dawn in summer 2016; Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Pearl in winter 2017; and Norwegian Jade in spring 2017. Norwegian Jewel will ...

Sun Sentinel

Sun Sentinel
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:41:33 -0800

The Coast Guard has suspended its search efforts for Kaylyn Rose Sommer, 24, of Charleston, S.C., who fell from the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship about 22 nautical miles off Cuba on Thursday night. The search was suspended at 11 a.m. Saturday morning ...

Palm Beach Post

Palm Beach Post
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:13:35 -0800

On the schedule for refurbishment in 2017 are Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Pearl in winter, and Norwegian Jade in the spring. Other aspects of Norwegian Edge include enhanced dining room menus, expanded specialty dining menus, ...


NBC 6 South Florida
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:10:16 -0800

The command center received the initial report from crew members of the Norwegian Pearl, who said a woman had fallen from the deck of the ship. USCG crews and an aircrew from Air Station Clearwater were en route to assist in the search for the woman.

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:53:39 -0800

Norwegian Pearl Here at Cruise Law News, we try to stay on top of "everything the cruise lines don't want you to know." Sometimes, for various reasons, we don't hear of significant events, such as cruise ship fires. A reader on our Facebook page ...


Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:30:00 -0800

Amid a long slide in U.S. soda sales, PepsiCo is opening an “experiential lounge” in New York City called Kola House. The company promises an “artisanal menu” of foods paired with soda, and cocktails like this one made with kola extract. NANCY ...

Your EDM

Your EDM
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:02:37 -0800

If there's any succinct way to describe the four day experience atop the Norwegian Pearl, it's probably with the three descriptors above. But as you might imagine, that leaves a lot left to the imagination. So what else was Groove Cruise about? First ...


Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:32:44 -0800

On the third day of ShipRocked 2016, fans woke up in sunny Costa Maya, Mexico, while others who decided to stay on the boat enjoyed the tranquility and peace of having the Norwegian Pearl to themselves. Bands and fans who got off the ship either ...

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