Posts Tagged ‘Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’

Cleophas, Norwegian Cruise Line, Named Bartender of the Year

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Beating competition from over 2,500 entries across 13 different cruise lines, Wade Cleophas from Norwegian Cruise Line has scooped the title of 2017 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year, according to a statement. (

Is Norwegian Star the unluckiest cruise ship at sea? Blighted vessel abandons another five ports of call

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

A cruise ship whose voyages have on several occasions been blighted by mechanical breakdown and missed ports of call has been given the all-clear. (

Norwegian Star Sets Sail, to Resume Itinerary in Auckland February 18

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Norwegian Star (Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line)Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Star is underway and scheduled to be alongside in Auckland, New Zealand, at 9:30 a.m. local time on February 18, according to the latest statement from the line provided to Travel Agent. (

Fincantieri to Built A New Class Of Ships For Norwegian Cruise Line

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Fincantieri was awarded an order from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. for the construction of 4 new generation cruise ships with an option for additional 2, for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brand. (more…)

Stricken Norwegian Star cruise liner set to return to sea on Tuesday

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

A cruise ship stranded off the coast of Australia after a mechanical failure will return to sea bound for New Zealand on Tuesday. (

‘I’ve had a great time!’ Chuffed cruise passenger makes most of being stranded on ship

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

A cheerful cruise passenger has been praised for his extremely positive outlook after he found himself stuck on the luxury ship while it was stranded off the coast of Australia for two days. (

Norwegian Star Under Tow to Melbourne After Pod Failure

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Norwegian Star (Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line)After limping around Asia and Australia with cancelled port calls and modified itineraries due to propulsion problems, the situation has gone from bad to worse for the Norwegian Star. (

Norwegian Adds 25 Cuba Sailings

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Norwegian SkyNorwegian Cruise Line announced today that it will extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba aboard Norwegian Sky through December 2017, according to a statement. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Updates Latitudes Rewards Program

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the line’s enhanced loyalty program, Latitudes Rewards. Offering new benefits at all tier levels, the new program will be available for all cruises beginning on February 3. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Alters Norwegian Star Itinerary Due to Propulsion Issue

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Norwegian Star (Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line)Weeks after repairs to Norwegian Star’s starboard-side azipod, a separate propulsion-related problem forced the line to alter the ship’s itineraries. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Brings Bidding-For-Upgrades To The Cruise Industry

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The Norwegian Escape (Courtesy Meyer Werft)Norwegian Cruise Line will kick off the new year with a cruise industry first: an upgrade program that allows passengers who have paid for a cruise to bid for an upgrade to a higher-category stateroom. (

Norwegian Bliss to feature two observation lounges

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The Norwegian Bliss at Seattle (Artist impression courtesy NCL)Norwegian Bliss, the latest newbuilding of Norwegian Cruise Line, will differ from the other members of the class by the fact that it will feature an observation lounge for all passengers and another one for Haven passengers. (

Norwegian Bliss to Miami for 2018-2019 Season

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Norwegian Bliss at Seattle (Artist impression courtesy NCL)Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Norwegian Bliss will seasonally homeport in Miami in winter 2018. Beginning on November 17, 2018, Norwegian Bliss will sail seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami, featuring calls in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas. (

Norwegian Joy: Tailored for Chinese

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Artist impression courtesy NCL)Chinese passengers embarking on the Joy later this year will get a variety of food and beverage offerings ranging from Chinese hot pot to an alternative French restaurant, with 28 in total. The majority of venues will mimic the Norwegian Escape, but have adjusted menu options for Chinese guests. (

Norwegian Gem and Pearl Get Scrubbers

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the completion of the retrofitting of new exhaust gas cleaning systems (i.e. scrubbers) on the Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem. (

Cruise Planners Earns Norwegian Cruise Line’s Highest Award

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line just announced that for the first time, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, won the Elite Travel Agency of the Year Award. This is the highest award from the cruise line. (more…)

Norwegian Announces 2018 Deployment, Number of Adjustments

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The Norwegian Bliss at Seattle (Artist impression courtesy NCL)Norwegian Cruise Line today announced its summer 2018 and fall/winter 2018/2019 itineraries. Among the big news, and already known, is the Bliss, which will homeport in Seattle for Alaska cruises in summer 2018. (

Norwegian Breakaway Set for 2018 Season in Baltic

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Norwegian BreakawayThe Norwegian Breakaway will follow in the waves of the Norwegian Getaway, re-positioning from the domestic North American market to spend summer 2018 sailing in Northern Europe. The Escape is expected to take the Breakaway’s place sailing from New York. (

Norwegian Star Delays Asia Cruise, Alters Itineraries Due to Propulsion Problems

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Norwegian Star (Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line)Norwegian Star has been forced to overnight in Singapore at the start of an Asia cruise and drastically alter its current itinerary, as well as the one for the following sailing, due to propulsion problems. (

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes Norwegian Jade for 2016-2017 Season

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Port Tampa Bay officials presented a plaque to the captain and crew of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade, Sunday, December 11, welcoming the ship to Tampa for the 2016-2017 cruise season. (

Inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea to Set Sail in 2017

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Vans Warped Tour, along with Sixthman, which specializes in music festivals at sea, and music management firm MDDN, will launch the inaugural Warped Rewind At Sea in 2017 on a four-day cruise aboard Norwegian Pearl. (

Norwegian, Oceania and Regent to Sail to Cuba in 2017

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced that it has received approval from the government of the Republic of Cuba to operate cruises to Cuba, beginning March 2017. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Details Black Friday Bonus

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line announced its Black Friday Bonus and Cyber Monday Special. During this limited time event, Norwegian is only requiring a $50 per person deposit on all sailings fleetwide in Studio, inside, oceanview, balcony, and min-suite staterooms. (

Wang Leehom Named Godfather to Norwegian Joy

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Norwegian Joy (Artist impression courtesy NCL)Norwegian Cruise Line announced the naming of Mandopop artist Wang Leehom as Godfather of the Norwegian Joy. Leehom will also represent NCL China as its brand ambassador, introducing Norwegian Cruise Line’s cruise experience to Chinese consumers. (

Action 9 investigates risky diamond deals on cruise ships

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Two families said their cruise vacations were ruined by shopping nightmares at stores promoted by the cruise lines. (

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Harvest Caye Welcomes First Ship

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Harvest Caye, Norwegian’s purpose-built private island hybrid in Southern Belize, today (Nov. 17) welcomed its first cruise ship. On a voyage roundtrip from New Orleans, Norwegian Dawn docked at the island, bringing 2,340 passengers who witnessed a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by cruise line and local government officials. (

Nightmare on Capital Jazz Cruise Festival

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Imagine saving up your money for a Jazz cruise of a lifetime, only to spend your hard-earned money on a nightmare. According to cruise-goers, this is exactly what they encountered on the 10th Annual Capital Jazz Cruise, on the Norwegian cruise line, out of Miami, Florida, last week. (

Norwegian Names Camille Olivere Sr. VP Sales

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Camille Olivere is joining the brand as senior vice president, sales effective November 30, 2016. (

Steel cutting for Norwegian Bliss. The construction of a cruise liner specially developed for Alaska begins

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The Norwegian Bliss at Seattle (Artist impression courtesy NCL)The steel cutting of the vessel with yard number S.707 at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg marks the start of the construction of a further cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line. (more…)

Hull Art Revealed for Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The Norwegian Bliss at Seattle (Artist impression courtesy NCL)A gorgeous mural of a humpback whale and her calf, along with other sea animals, will grace the hull of Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line revealed today. The ship is being custom-built for Alaska itineraries and set to debut spring 2018. (

French Riviera Cruise Club and the Norwegian Epic Host Environmental Ship Tour

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The Norwegian EpicThe French Riviera Cruise Club (FRCC) organized a so-called environmental tour with Norwegian Cruise Line aboard the Norwegian Epic while in port in Cannes on Oct. 21. (

Port of Seattle, Norwegian Cruise Line announce biggest season, largest vessel

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The Norwegian Bliss at Seattle (Artist impression courtesy NCL)The Port of Seattle and Norwegian Cruise Line made two major announcements today, the Norwegian Bliss, the newest ship in the Norwegian fleet, will homeport in Seattle beginning in 2018 and the Port of Seattle will have its biggest cruise year ever in 2017, expecting over one million revenue passengers through its cruise terminals. (more…)