Posts Tagged ‘Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’

30 day countdown to Norwegian Jewel’s inaugural Australian season

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Norwegian JewelNorwegian Cruise Line is set to begin its inaugural Australian season from Sydney in just 30 days, as Norwegian Jewel sails into Sydney Harbour for the first time on November 12 before embarking on a five-day ‘Taste of Tasmania’ cruise departing the same evening. (

Carnival: No American Travelers Report Health Issues From Visiting Cuba. Norwegian Cruise Line also reports that it will continue to operate its Cuba cruises

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line will continue cruises to Cuba despite last week’s State Department travel warning, according to John Heald, the line’s brand ambassador. (

Norwegian Cruise Line announces newer and larger ship to homeport at Port of New Orleans in 2018

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today it will deploy the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway to the Port of New Orleans beginning November 2018. The 1,068-foot vessel will be the largest cruise ship in both length and passenger occupancy to ever sail from Port NOLA, and its arrival will nearly double Norwegian’s guest occupancy from New Orleans. (more…)

Norwegian splits EMEA function into two markets

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line, the contemporary market unit in the Norwegian Cruise Line Holding, Ltd group, said it is splitting its Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) business into two markets. (

Chris Jericho launching ‘Rock & Wrestling’ cruise for ‘Jericoholics’

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

WWE wrestler Chris Jericho has held a wide range of jobs over the years, from rock singer to game show host to best-selling author. But on Tuesday, he added another entry to his ever-growing resume: cruise-ship entertainer. (

Cruise lines to help evacuate Irma-ravaged St. Thomas

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Two cruise lines on Saturday said they were diverting ships to the hurricane-ravaged island of St. Thomas to drop relief supplies and evacuate stranded travelers. (

Cruise ship passengers arrested after fight

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Two cruise ship passengers were arrested yesterday (31 Aug.) in connection with a violent incident in Dockyard in the early hours of the morning that left a pair of island teenagers in hospital with serious injuries. (

Norwegian cancels far-right group’s “Rebel Cruise” from Miami

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Canadian far-right media group Rebel Media won’t be sailing out of Miami for a week-long conference aboard a Norwegian cruise ship scheduled for November. (

Norwegian Confirms Karting and More For Bliss

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Norwegian Bliss at Seattle (Artist impression courtesy NCL)Norwegian Cruise Line today (Aug. 13) revealed new Norwegian Bliss details, including the largest competitive race track at sea and an open-air laser tag course. (

William Shatner Tells ‘Star Trek’-Themed Cruise to End Dolphin Swims

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Captain Kirk and an animal rights group raised the cruelty alarm over Norwegian Cruise Line’s “swim with dolphins” experiences for Trekkies on an upcoming voyage. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Begins Fivefold Promotional Cruise Offer

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled a new limited-time-only Norwegian’s Distinctive Voyages promotion. The promotional package provides cruisers with five distinct offers affecting select cruises. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Opens Bookings for Second Cuba Ship

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at today (July 26), new bookings to Cuba through Norwegian Cruise Line are available. The 2018 itineraries will be aboard Norwegian Sun, which will homeport in Port Canaveral starting next May. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Sails for Prime Time

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Scheduled for later this month, Norwegian Cruise Line will be featured in a one-hour episode of CNBC’s reality series “The Profit.” (

Norwegian Cruise Line to Host Top Winemakers on Cruise Series

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The Norwegian Escape (Courtesy Meyer Werft)Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the lineup for the brand’s 2017/18 Meet The Winemaker Cruises, a selection of cruises aboard Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Dawn during which guests will have the opportunity to wine and dine with top figures in the winemaking industry. (

Norwegian to Send Jewel to Alaska, Sun to Cuba

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The Norwegian SunNorwegian Cruise Line announced updates to its summer 2018 deployment, as the Norwegian Sun will introduce short sailings to Cuba from South Florida while the Norwegian Jewel takes the Sun’s place in the Alaska market. (

Norwegian Joy Christened in Shanghai

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The 164,600-ton Norwegian Joy was christened today in a ceremony in Shanghai that featured a performance by the ship’s Godfather, Wang Leehom, a singer songwriter, music producer, actor and film director who is well known in China. (

Alipay Goes Live on Norwegian Joy

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Courtesy Meyer Werft / Norwegian Cruise Line)Norwegian Cruise Line has deployed Alipay on the new Norwegian Joy, a mobile payment solution targeted at Chinese cruise passengers. (

Peek at the private island for cruisers that just got a major makeover

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Cruising’s original private island, Great Stirrup Cay, is emerging from a major makeover. As can be seen in the photo tour, the 268-acre beach getaway owned by Norwegian Cruise Line has been spruced up over the past year with new and revamped food and drink venues, rebuilt cabanas and expanded areas of powdery soft sand. (

Norwegian Joy completes first preview cruise from Shanghai

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Courtesy Meyer Werft / Norwegian Cruise Line)After maiden calls to Singapore, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Norwegian Cruise Line, welcomed its newest cruise ship, Norwegian Joy, to her new home port of Shanghai, China. (

Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan Return for Third Annual ‘Walker Stalker’ Cruise

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Grab your comic books, a zombie apocalypse survival kit and as much undead face paint as you can cram into your carry-on. (

Cruise Lines in difficulties trying to appoint Counsel in Québec Small Claims Proceedings

Monday, June 12th, 2017

In two strikingly similar recent cases before the small claims division of the Court of Québec, the court has held twice that the defendant cruise lines may not be represented by lawyers, as questions with respect to the application of Canadian maritime law and the interpretation of the Marine Liability Act are not considered to be complex questions of law under section 542 of the Québec Code of Civil Procedure. (

The Norwegian Jade is making Hamburg its new home port for the 2017 summer season

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The Norwegian Jade at Hamburg (Photo credit NCL / André Lenthe)For the very first time in its corporate history, Norwegian Cruise Line is positioning a cruise ship in Hamburg scheduled for multiple voyages: the Norwegian Jade. Freshly spruced up and completely modernised, the ocean liner presented itself yesterday during its first-time arrival in Hamburg with a lap of honour in front of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. (more…)

Norwegian Bliss’ keel laying ceremony held at Meyer Werft in Germany

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line and Meyer Werft today, May 24,2017, celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Bliss at the yard’s state of the art facility in Papenburg, Germany. (more…)

Paramore Announce 2018 Parahoy! Festival Cruise

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Set sail with the band for karaoke, acoustic sets, Q&A, and more

Paramore have announced their third Parahoy! Festival, an interactive concert cruise that sails from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. (

Norwegian Jewel Set to Sail in Asia for 2018 Summer

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Norwegian JewelWhile the Norwegian Joy arrives in China this June, and a second newbuild hits the Chinese market from Norwegian Cruise Line in 2019, the Norwegian Jewel appears to be moving to Asia for the summer 2018 season. (

Norwegian Sky Becomes Line’s First Ship To Visit Cuba

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

When Norwegian Sky pulled into Havana this morning, it became the first ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet to visit Cuba, a country long off-limits to American travelers because of a long-standing embargo. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery Of Norwegian Joy, the First Purpose-built Ship For China

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Courtesy Meyer Werft / Norwegian Cruise Line)Norwegian Cruise Line today took delivery of Norwegian Joy, the brand’s fifteenth ship and the first custom-designed for the Chinese cruise market, from Meyer Werft during an on board ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany. (more…)

Norwegian Cruise Line Infographic: 50 Years

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 50 Year History is now available for download from Cruise Industry News as a PDF infographic. The infographic was designed and developed by Cruise Industry News, and first published in the 2017 Cruise Industry News Spring Quarterly Magazine.

Norwegian to Add Lifeguards to Fleet

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line said that it will begin employing certified lifeguards at all of the family pools across its ships. The first responders will be trained and certified by the American Red Cross in lifesaving rescue measures and will monitor the family pools during scheduled pool hours. (

This new mega cruise ship will have a Ferrari-branded racetrack

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Joy, a ship the Doral-based cruise line is building to sail in China, will be the first ever to feature a racetrack — from Ferrari, no less. (

Colin Veitch Adds Second Lawsuit Against Norwegian Cruise Line

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Colin Veitch, former president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, has added a second lawsuit against the cruise company as part of an on-going legal dispute. (

Norwegian to return to Southampton next year, 2019

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line will return to Southampton next year and again in 2019, company officials said at a presentation in London on 3 April. (