Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl current position

Norwegian Pearl current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 25.01368 N / -79.53117 W) cruising en route to MIAMI,USA. The AIS position was reported 12 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl current cruise is 4 days, round-trip Emos Not Dead. The itinerary starts on 26 Feb, 2024 and ends on 01 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
26 Feb 15:30    Departing from Miami, Florida hotels
28 Feb 08:00 - 16:30    Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas NCL private island
01 Mar 07:00    Arriving in Miami, Florida hotels

Specifications of Norwegian Pearl

Year of build2006  /  Age: 18
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassNCL JEWEL
Building costUSD 390 million
Speed25 kn / 46 km/h / 29 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)38 m / 125 ft
Gross Tonnage93530 gt
Passengers2394 - 2873
Crew1072
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks15
Cabins1197
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byRosie O'Donnell
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Pearl Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip The Rock Boat XXIII Cruise Miami
2024 Feb 04 6 days, round-trip The Outlaw Country Cruise 8 Miami
2024 Feb 10 4 days, round-trip Maxwells Urban Hang Suite Cruise Miami
2024 Feb 14 5 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye Cozumel Miami
2024 Feb 19 4 days, round-trip Great Stirrup Cay Key West Miami
2024 Feb 23 3 days, round-trip Jay And Silent Bob Present Cruise Askew Miami
2024 Feb 26 4 days, round-trip Emos Not Dead Miami
2024 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Cayamo Miami
2024 Mar 08 5 days, round-trip Cruise To The Edge Miami
2024 Mar 13 5 days, round-trip The Broadway Cruise 2 Miami
2024 Mar 18 4 days, round-trip Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea IX Miami
2024 Mar 22 3 days, round-trip Tammys Pontoon Party Miami
2024 Mar 25 4 days, round-trip Chefs Making Waves Miami
2024 Mar 29 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Miami $479
2024 Apr 01 4 days, round-trip Midland The Last Resort Cruise Miami
2024 Apr 05 5 days, round-trip On The Blue Cruise Miami
2024 Apr 10 3 days, round-trip McDonald Labelle Cruise Miami
2024 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Love And Harmony Cruise Miami
2024 Apr 18 4 days, round-trip Summer of 99 Miami
2024 Apr 25 14 days, one-way from New York to Southampton New York $749
2024 May 09 9 days, one-way from Southampton to Barcelona Southampton $949
2024 May 18 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Trieste Barcelona $1629
2024 May 27 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1499
2024 Jun 05 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $2099
2024 Jun 14 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Trieste $1329
2024 Jun 24 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1399
2024 Jul 03 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $1749
2024 Jul 12 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1299
2024 Jul 22 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1379
2024 Jul 31 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $1449
2024 Aug 09 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1149
2024 Aug 19 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1089
2024 Aug 28 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $1509
2024 Sep 06 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Trieste $1349
2024 Sep 16 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1599
2024 Sep 25 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $1799
2024 Oct 04 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Trieste $1249
2024 Oct 14 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1279
2024 Oct 23 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $1319
2024 Nov 01 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome Trieste $899
2024 Nov 11 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Le Havre-Paris Civitavecchia-Rome $1129
2024 Nov 21 9 days, one-way from Le Havre-Paris to Barcelona Le Havre-Paris $799
2024 Nov 30 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona $729
2024 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Cozumel Miami $429
2024 Dec 19 5 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Cozumel Miami $529
2024 Dec 24 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Miami $499
2024 Dec 27 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Miami $519
2024 Dec 30 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $719
2025 Jan 03 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Antigua, Dominican Republic St. Thomas Miami $1319
2025 Jan 17 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Miami $449
2025 Jan 20 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Jamaica Costa Rica Miami $1129
2025 Jan 31 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Miami $419
2025 Mar 05 9 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Antigua Miami $1039
2025 Mar 14 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Miami $469
2025 Mar 17 5 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Dominican Republic Miami $659
2025 Mar 22 5 days, round-trip Caribbean Great Stirrup Cay Cozumel Miami $659
2025 Mar 27 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $559
2025 Mar 31 12 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Miami $1279
2025 Apr 12 9 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic St. Maarten Miami $1179
2025 Apr 24 14 days, one-way from New York to Southampton New York $1979
2025 May 08 12 days, one-way from Southampton to Civitavecchia-Rome Southampton $1599
2025 May 20 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $1499
2025 May 31 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1749
2025 Jun 11 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Istanbul Trieste $1449
2025 Jun 21 11 days, one-way from Istanbul to Trieste Istanbul $1599
2025 Jul 02 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1499
2025 Jul 12 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1649
2025 Jul 23 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1449
2025 Aug 02 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1649
2025 Aug 13 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Istanbul Trieste $1399
2025 Aug 23 11 days, one-way from Istanbul to Trieste Istanbul $1499
2025 Sep 03 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1379
2025 Sep 13 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1499
2025 Sep 24 10 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1299
2025 Oct 04 11 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste Piraeus-Athens $1399
2025 Oct 15 11 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Athens Croatia Trieste $1299
2025 Dec 22 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Jamaica Costa Rica Miami $1599
2026 Jan 02 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Jamaica Costa Rica Miami $1199
2026 Jan 13 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Jamaica Costa Rica Miami $1199

Norwegian Pearl Review

Review of Norwegian Pearl

The 2006-built Norwegian Pearl cruise ship is the 3rd of NCL's Jewel-class liners, together with Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Jewel.

The vessel (IMO number 9342281) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 309653000) and registered in Nassau.

NEWS: On January 5, 2023, NCLH/shipowner announced the new brand “Experiences at Sea”. The new program is a partnership with the NCL's subsidiary "Sixthman Festivals at Sea" and NCL’s CM&I division (Charters, Meetings & Incentives). NCLH's new brand annually schedules several themed B2Bs/back-to-back cruises/consecutive itineraries for Norwegian Pearl which target corporate clients as well as incentive and affinity-focused customers from NCLH's fleet (NCL-Norwegian, Oceania, RSSC-Regent). The new brand is managed by Anthony Diaz (Sixthman's CEO and CM&I's Senior VP). Voyages are usually themed on music (Rock, Country, Pop, Blues, Broadway celebrity performances, etc), also Atlantis Events/LGTBQIA+, Comedy Influencers, Sports, and others. The itineraries are in the Caribbean (roundtrips from Miami) and all visit NCLH's private islands - The Bahamas' Great Stirrup Cay, and Belize's Harvest Caye.

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had a worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania and RSSC-Regent.

NCL Norwegian Pearl cruise ship

The 2400-passenger ship Norwegian Pearl was built with the idea of Freestyle Cruising - no dress code (no formal attire needed) and no restrictions on when and where you dine. Norwegian Pearl is a luxurious ship, featuring amazing amenities, such as the first bowling alley to hit the high seas.

Decks and Cabins

Norwegian Pearl staterooms (1197 total, in 36 grades) include 182x Suites, 360x Balcony, 243x Oceanview and 412 Inside cabins. Most staterooms are sized 140-160 ft2 (13-15 m2). The largest accommodations are the 3-Bedroom The Haven Garden Villa (2320 ft2 / 216 m2, with terrace sized 1035 ft2 / 96 m2).

The boat has 15 decks, of which 12 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

A lot of dining options are available with the multiple restaurants onboard Norwegian Pearl. You can eat whatever you want at any time. Traditionalists can have dinner at the same time, in the same place every night, just have to inform the maitre d' in advance. Otherwise, the multitude of dining venues allows for various options. Norwegian has gone back to the reservation system and it allows guests to make plans a day in advance. Some restaurants are included in cruise fare, while others incur additional fees.

NCL Norwegian Pearl cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Pearl restaurants and food bars.

  • Indigo Restaurant (forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (French speciality dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Lotus Garden (Asian restaurant, dinner-only, complimentary since 2015)
  • Sushi Bar (10-seat Lotus Garden restaurant, a la carte); Sake Bar (inside Lotus Garden)
  • Teppanyaki (Japanese Hibachi speciality, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • Summer Palace Restaurant (aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
  • Blue Lagoon (buffet restaurant for fast food; complimentary)
  • Sky High Bar & Grill (complimentary fast food bar); Bali Hai (grill)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (speciality dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialities; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
  • Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • La Cucina (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations); Kid's Cafe
  • The Great Outdoors (outdoor buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill (poolside, complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

There are a lot of bars and lounges onboard Norwegian Pearl to spend your free time, as well as sparkling pools, fitness and luxury spa facilities. Other ships might have surf parks and ice skating, but Norwegian Pearl has bowling: 4 family-friendly lanes flank the Bliss Ultra Lounge on Deck 7, filled with beds and pillows, divans and loungers. It becomes the ship's after-party hotspot at night. Bowling costs $5 per person, per game, which includes shoe rental. There are also the usual shipboard entertainment options, with improv comedy by Chicago's Second City troupe, production shows in the Stardust Theater on Decks 5 and 6, pianists and singers throughout the ship, audience-participation games and some adults-only late-night comedy shows. The ship also has 7 jacuzzis and 3 pools (1 kids pool). Entertainment options also include the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), "Rock of Ages", "Cirque Dreams", "Illusionarium" (magicians show).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Pearl tipping/gratuities (US$12 pp per day). NCL Pearl cruise ship weddings are held in her chapel.

NCL Norwegian Pearl cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Pearl lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Stardust Theatre (1042-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand shows per night)
  • Bar City complex (Maltings Beer & Whisky Bar, Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar and Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar); Corona Cigar Bar; Sugarcane Mojito Bar; Star Bar; Topsiders Bar
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub
  • Spinnaker Lounge (394-seat, with floor-to-ceiling windows; serves as disco & night club); Java Cafe
  • Crystal Atrium (2-deck midship hub area with a big-size LED screen, dance area and live entertainment)
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar (speciality tea & coffee bar)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour); Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop
  • LifeStyles Room; Library; Card Room
  • Pearl Club Casino
  • Trade Routes Boutiques (tax and duty-free shops); Port O’Call (gift shop)
  • South Pacific Spa complex (Thermal Suite, Snow Room, Salt Room, Medi Spa, Smile Spa, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop); Body Waves Fitness Centre; Tahitian Beach Pool; Kid’s Pool
  • Aqua Kid’s Club; Metro Center Teen’s Lounge & Disco Club; Video Games Arcade
  • The Haven area Courtyard Fitness & Spa complex (Villas-guests only, Steam Room, Gym)
  • Rock Climbing Wall; Combined sports court; Jogging Track; Golf Nets; Shuffleboard, Giant Chess.

Itineraries

Norwegian Pearl itinerary program is based on Alaska cruises from Seattle WA in the summer. The NCL Pearl also sails to the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean out of Miami FL and on repositioning crossings through Panama Canal.

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Pearl is one of NCL's Jewel-class liners, with sisterships Gem, Jade and Jewel. Vessel's construction started on October 3, 2005. The ship was launched (floated out from drydock) on October 15, 2006, and christened in PortMiami on December 16, 2006. Her Godmother was Roseann O'Donnell (1962-born US comedian actress, author, TV personality). The Inaugural Cruise/Maiden Voyage was on December 2, 2006 (Transatlantic repositioning crossing from Southampton England to Miami Florida).

An interesting fact is that Pearl is one of 12 cruise liners allowed to discharge their treated wastewater in Juneau, Ketchikan and other main Alaskan harbors. These liners are also permitted to discharge laundry, shower and kitchen runoff (called "grey water").

Fun fact is, that Norwegian Pearl, just like the NCL Jewel ship, was a TV star. In 2009, the CNBC TV channel showed a documentary titled "Big Money on the High Seas" featuring Norwegian Pearl. Pearl is the NCL fleet's first liner with a rock-climbing wall.

Ship's Captain is Paul von Knorring.

Itineraries 2017-2018

For the 2017-2018 season, the NCL Pearl ship will reposition from Miami to NOLA New Orleans. The ship will operate on 7-8-9-day round-trip Western Caribbean cruises (between Oct 22, 2017, and April 1, 2018). NOLA itineraries will visit ports in Mexico (Cozumel, Costa Maya), Honduras (Roatan); Belize (Harvest Caye). Longer itineraries will additionally visit Grand Cayman and Guatemala (Santo Tomas de Castilla).

NCL Pearl refurbishment 2017 review

Ship's drydock 2017 refurbishment (February 14-26, in Freeport Bahamas) resulted in the following deckplan changes, new amenities and renovations:

  • All cruise staterooms were refreshed with cool blue hues. All cabins also received new furniture, carpeting, bed headboards, flat HDTVs (infotainment system), USB outlets (for device charging).
  • Over 2200 new artworks were installed throughout the ship (including in all cabins).
  • The Haven suite complex had its Haven Courtyard refurbished with new finishes on outdoor deck areas, the swimming pool, the hot tubs. New deck furniture and cabanas were added.
  • The Haven suites and villas all received extensive renovation - new wallpapers, furniture, finishes, carpeting, drapery, artworks.
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse received new carpeting, artworks, upholstery, window treatments.
  • Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) restaurant received new tables and chairs, wall laminates, new granite bar tops, remodeled glass-door entrance.
  • O’Sheehan’s Bar and Grill was updated with new flooring, refurbished granite-topped bar, new bar back shelves, ceiling, lighting fixtures, wall finishes, furniture (tables and chairs), plus new banquet seating for large groups.
  • Pool Deck received new deck flooring and the whirlpools were refurbished. The bars "Great Outdoors" and "Sky High" received new flooring.
  • During drydock 2017, NCL Pearl was retrofitted with new "scrubbers" (exhaust gas cleaning systems). The new scrubber technology reduces the equivalent of approx 1500 tons of the poisonous gas Sulfur Oxide. Norwegian Cruise Line was the first cruise company retrofitting with a scrubber hybrid system vessels while in service. The new in-line scrubbers (5 units) are lightweight and able to operate in a dry mode, as well as in open and closed loops.

Drydock 2017 was part of NCL's "Norwegian Edge" program for fleetwide upgrades (2-year project budgeted USD 400 million). Each drydock costs around USD 35-40 million.