Posts Tagged ‘Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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. (travelbizmonitor.com)

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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. (globenewswire.com)

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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. (thefader.com)

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. (etbtravelnews.global)

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. (etbtravelnews.global)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (independent.co.uk)

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. (travelagentcentral.com)

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. (stuff.co.nz)

‘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. (au.news.yahoo.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (travelagentcentral.com)

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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. (travelmarketreport.com)

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. (cruisebusiness.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (travelagentcentral.com)