Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl current position

Norwegian Pearl current location is at Adriatic Sea (coordinates 42.09025 N / 19.08595 E) cruising en route to BAR, MONTENEGRO. The AIS position was reported 16 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Norwegian Pearl

Year built2006  /  Age: 15
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassJewel
Building costUSD 390 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line
Speed25 kn / 46 kph / 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
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Norwegian Pearl Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jan 03 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Costa Rica Belize Miami $1014
2022 Jan 14 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Miami $370
2022 Jan 17 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Costa Rica Belize Miami $1070
2022 Feb 07 5 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye Costa Maya Miami $468
2022 Feb 16 5 days, round-trip Voragos Miami
2022 Feb 21 4 days, round-trip Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea VII Miami
2022 Feb 25 6 days, round-trip Outlaw Country Cruise 6 Miami
2022 Mar 03 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Costa Rica Belize Miami $1385
2022 Mar 18 7 days, round-trip Cayamo Cruise Miami
2022 Mar 28 4 days, round-trip Flogging Mollys Salty Dog Cruise Miami
2022 Apr 01 4 days, round-trip Keshas Weird Wonderful Rainbow Ride 2 Miami
2022 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $790
2022 Apr 09 5 days, round-trip The Broadway Cruise New York
2022 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $874
2022 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $846
2022 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $832
2022 May 06 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $923
2022 May 13 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $909
2022 May 20 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1014
2022 May 27 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1154
2022 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1042
2022 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1000
2022 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $993
2022 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1098
2022 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1042
2022 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1028
2022 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1098
2022 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1000
2022 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $972
2022 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $958
2022 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $923
2022 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $937
2022 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $1007
2022 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $846
2022 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $846
2022 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $839
2022 Sep 23 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $832
2022 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $902
2022 Oct 07 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $874
2022 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $818
2022 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $713
2022 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $699
2022 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $650
2022 Nov 11 4 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $559
2022 Nov 18 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Jamaica Costa Rica Miami $895
2022 Nov 29 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Costa Rica Belize Miami $860
2022 Dec 10 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Jamaica Costa Rica Miami $769
2022 Dec 23 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Costa Rica Belize Miami $1763
2023 Jan 02 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Costa Rica Belize Miami $1175
2023 Jan 13 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Key West Miami $468
2023 Jan 16 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Jamaica Costa Rica Miami $1175
2023 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $713
2023 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $713
2023 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1014
2023 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1014
2023 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $867
2023 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $867
2023 May 05 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $916
2023 May 12 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $965
2023 May 19 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $965
2023 May 26 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $965
2023 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $965
2023 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1014
2023 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1063
2023 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1119
2023 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1119
2023 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1119
2023 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1119
2023 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1119
2023 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1063
2023 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1063
2023 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1014
2023 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Boston $1014
2023 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $881
2023 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $1070
2023 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $1056
2023 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $1042
2023 Sep 22 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $993
2023 Sep 29 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $1042
2023 Oct 06 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $993
2023 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $881
2023 Dec 21 12 days, round-trip Panama Canal Round-Trip Miami Costa Rica, Aruba, Curacao Miami $1511

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.

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.

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