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Norwegian Cruise Line unveils features for Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed features and amenities for Norwegian Bliss, the line’s sixteenth ship, which will sail to Alaska and the Caribbean with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera beginning in June next year. The ship will have the largest race track at sea and an open-air laser tag course. Its new features will join the brand’s signature elements of freedom and flexibility that Norwegian is known for including dining options, bars and lounges, award-winning youth programs and more. Many of the ship’s amenities were announced by Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer, at an...

Norwegian Joy christened by Wang Leehom at gala naming ceremony in Shanghai

Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, was christened yesterday in a lavish ceremony held on board the vessel in Shanghai that featured an over-the-top performance by the ship’s Godfather, singer songwriter, music producer, actor and film director, Wang Leehom. At 167.725 gross tons and accommodating 3.883 guests, Norwegian Joy features an innovative design, world-class finishes and amenities tailored to provide a “First Class at Sea” experience for Chinese guests, along with Norwegian’s signature cruising style that offers guests the freedom and flexibility to design their perfect vacation experience. “After years spent carefully designing...

Norwegian Cruise Line extends cruises to Cuba through 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it will further extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba through 2018, with 33 new voyages. The all-inclusive Norwegian Sky will begin her 2018 Cuba cruise season in March, sailing four-day roundtrip cruises from Miami, with  32 of the cruises to include an overnight stay in Cuba’s historical and culturally-rich capital of Havana, as well as a call on Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas. These new cruises will begin on March 26, 2018 and are in addition to the previously announced 30 calls that Norwegian will...

Norwegian Joy begins her journey to China with conveyance along the Ems River

Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, began her journey to her home port of Shanghai, China this week, as she departed the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on Sunday 26 March for her approximately 14-hour long conveyance along the Ems River. Norwegian Joy’s river conveyance marks another key milestone in the ship’s highly anticipated delivery. Measuring 333 metres long and 41 metres wide, the ship is the second in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class and the first that was purpose-built for China. “We are thrilled Norwegian Joy has officially begun her journey to...

Norwegian Cruise Line provides first look at new Project Leonardo-Class ships

Norwegian Cruise Line showed first images of its new Project Leonardo-Class ships at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami yesterday. Four firmly ordered ships will be delivered by Fincantieri S.p.A. as of 2022. In addition, the cruise line holds the option of two further ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027. “We are looking forward to this exciting new generation of ships. The new, breathtaking design will offer our guests a flexible on-board experience with an incredible array of offerings and further integrates inside and outside spaces, so they feel more connected with the sea”, says Christian Böll, Managing Director...

Norwegian Joy, first custom-designed cruise ship for China, floats out from building dock in Germany

Norwegian Joy, soon to be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first cruise ship custom designed for China, was floated out of MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II on Saturday, March 4 in Papenburg, Germany, where the 168,800-ton ship has been under construction since September 2015. Beginning early Saturday morning, the 3,850 passenger vessel, with her distinctive hull artwork designed by Chinese artist Tan Ping, departed building dock II. Norwegian Joy is the second ship in the line’s Breakaway Plus Class. Arriving in Summer 2017 with home ports in Shanghai and Beijing (Tianjin), Norwegian Joy will be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first purpose-built ship...

Norwegian Cruise Line launching 7-Day Sale

  Next week, Norwegian Cruise Line is launching a 7-Day Sale running from 8-14 March 2017. This incredible sale offers up to 200 Euro savings per stateroom on a cruise of five days or longer on worldwide 2017/2018 sailings *. Guests can save money on exciting cruises around the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, South America, or even as far as Australia and New Zealand. Bookings made on any Norwegian Cruise Line ship sailing cruises of 5 nights or more during the week will benefit from generous savings of 50 Euro for a Studio, 100 Euro for inside...

Norwegian Pearl shines with shipwide enhancements

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl sailed into her seasonal homeport of Miami this morning following a two week dry dock where every stateroom and many of the ship’s public areas were revitalised to provide a fresh modern look. Norwegian Pearl’s extensive renovation is a part of The Norwegian Edge™, an investment programme that sets a high standard of excellence for the Norwegian brand, encompassing the entire guest experience. “Norwegian Pearl is one of our most beloved ships. With this dry dock we wanted to provide her with a refreshed, clean and modern on-board atmosphere while maintaining the ship’s overall charm...

Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Sailings to Cuba Through December 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it will extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba aboard Norwegian Sky, the largest vessel sailing to Cuba, through December 2017. Together with the five previously announced cruises in May 2017, these 25 additional cruises, which start in June 2017, all feature an overnight stay in Cuba’s historical and culturally-rich capital of Havana. “We are thrilled to be the first cruise line able to offer weekly sailings from Miami to Cuba through the fall of 2017, all with overnights in the beautiful city of Havana,” said Andy Stuart, president and...

Norwegian Cruise Line helps passengers stick to those New Year resolutions

As we kick start 2017, many of us are promising ourselves that this is the year that we will experience other cultures, travel the world, and finally see the sights that we have always wanted to. In celebration of the New Year and of the five Norwegian Cruise Line ships being deployed in Europe this summer, Norwegian Cruise Line has put together its top five resolutions. Whether exploring the picturesque town of Kotor, Montenegro – with its 9th century 64-foot protective walls, or discovering the whitewashed walls of Santorini, Greece while sailing on board Norwegian Spirit, guests have plenty of...