Posts Tagged ‘Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’

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. (

Norwegian Adds 33 Cuba Sailings in 2018

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

The Norwegian SkyNorwegian Cruise Line announced today (April 4) that it will extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba through 2018, with 33 new cruises. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Rolls Out Inclusive Fares for U.K. and International Passengers

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

U.K. holidaymakers booking a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line from April 6 will benefit from unlimited inclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including a large variety of premium brands, as well as gratuities, rolled into the fare. (

Norwegian Jade Cruise Ship Emerges From Dry Dock With New Bars, Restaurants and Refurbished Cabins

Friday, March 31st, 2017

A handful of new eateries and bars, revamped cabins and expanded restaurant space are just a few of the improvements Norwegian Jade received during its three-week March dry dock. (

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy Completes Conveyance to the Sea

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-made ship for the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Joy, has completed its journey along the River Ems from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to the Netherlands. (

NCL reiterates commitment to India; Norwegian Star calls on Indian shores

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Norwegian Star (Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line)Norwegian Star, one of the flagship vessels of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) made ports of call to the Indian shores as part of Norwegian Cruise Line’s voyages in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. (

Meyer Werft announces River Conveyance of Norwegian Joy

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Artist impression courtesy NCL)The new cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line (USA), the Norwegian Joy, will probably leave Papenburg on Sunday, 26 March 2017 to be conveyed on the river Ems to Eemshaven (Netherlands). (more…)

Norwegian Cruise Line Names New Ship Class Project Leonardo

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The Leonardo Project  (Artist impression courtesy NCL - Fincantieri)Norwegian Cruise Line has dubbed its new class of ship, first announced February 16, the Leonardo Project. The new class will consist of four ships, which will be built by Fincantieri Spa. (

Global Eagle and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Enter Strategic Partnership Agreement

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) to enhance internet and entertainment services across its Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brand’s fleet of 14 ships. (

Escape Room Concept Rolls Out to Four Norwegian Cruise Line Ships

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic have unveiled “Escape the Big Top,” the line’s own rendition of an escape room, an increasingly popular activity in which players are “locked” in a room and need to solve puzzles in order to escape within a set timeframe. (

DJ Khaled Announces Summerfest Cruise 2017 With Future, Migos, And More

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

It appears that the Snapchat saga that was DJ Khaled’s nighttime jet ski adventure didn’t completely ruin the open ocean for the social media guru: Khaled has just announced the first inaugural Summerfest Cruise 2017, a four-day festival that will take place aboard a cruise ship headed to the Bahamas. (

Norwegian Pearl shines with shipwide enhancements

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The Norwegian PearlNorwegian 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 revitalized to provide a fresh modern look. (

Norwegian Cruise Line expands Cirque Dreams and Dinner entertainment

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Norwegian is expanding the one-of-a-kind theatrical dining experience Cirque Dreams & Dinner to Norwegian Getaway for her summer season in Europe, as well as debuting a new dining format and must-see show elements of the popular Cirque Dreams & Dinner experiences on Norwegian Breakaway beginning March 5 an on Norwegian Epic starting April 14. (

Norwegian to Design 2019 Newbuild for China

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The Norwegian Joy (Artist impression courtesy NCL)Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings will design its 2019 newbuild for the Chinese market, according to President and CEO Frank del Rio, speaking on the company’s fourth quarter and full-year earnings call on Wednesday, Feb 22. (

Artist Guy Harvey to Sail Conservation Themed Cruise on Norwegian Escape

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line and renowned artist Guy Harvey are partnering for a week-long conservation themed cruise aboard Norwegian Escape, a ship whose hull features Harvey’s art. (

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. (