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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 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.

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 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.

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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Fox News
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:27:37 -0700

Taking a vacation with a cruise ship full of zombies sounds like the premise of a blockbuster Hollywood film, but it will be a reality now for those who get aboard the Norwegian Pearl in January of 2016. In a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line ...

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moviepilot.com
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:57:41 -0700

Passengers that step aboard the 'Norwegian Pearl' next January will be stepping directly into the horror of the critically acclaimed Walking Dead television series. Surrounded by a vast ocean, there will be no escape for these guests when the zombies ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:13:43 -0700

Setting sail in January 2016, Walking Dead fans will have the chance to take part in what sounds like a premise of a horror film itself: a zombie-themed voyage aboard the Norwegian Pearl. The three-day escape will leave from Miami on January 15 and ...

CNET

CNET
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:45:24 -0700

The Norwegian Pearl ship will host the event. It's a bit incongruous since the ship has a bubbly looking paint job, a "chic bowling alley" and a "tranquil spa." "The Walking Dead" stars Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney and Sonequa Martin ...

TravelPulse

TravelPulse
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:03:45 -0700

Taking a vacation with a cruise ship full of zombies sounds like the premise of a blockbuster Hollywood film, but it will be a reality now for those who get aboard the Norwegian Pearl in January of 2016. In a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line ...

KRBD

KRBD
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:43:13 -0700

The cruise ship Norwegian Pearl sails south through Chatham Strait on its final voyage of 2013. The ship is one of six permitted to release treated sewage into Alaska harbors this summer. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News). Did you know some cruise ships ...

Dread Central

Dread Central
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:24:21 -0700

The three-day voyage aboard the Norwegian Pearl, which sails from Miami to Nassau, allows fans to interact with some of the show's cast members. During their journey across the sea, folks will have an opportunity to take part in signings, panels, photo ...

Outbreak News Today

Outbreak News Today
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:45:08 -0700

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) is reporting an outbreak of a unspecified gastrointestinal illness on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl that has sickened more than 100 passengers. According ...
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