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Norwegian Pearl - NCL Norwegian Cruise Line - cruise ship review and photos.

Forty years ago NCL successfully initiated 7-day Caribbean cruises from Miami and grew into one of the most popular cruise lines in the world. After a rough spot in the nineties the cruise line was purchased by the Genting Group in 2000. Under new Malaysian ownership, NCL was completely restructured and a vast number of product innovations were introduced which have lead to a rebirth of Norwegian Cruise Line as one of the world's leading cruise lines.

Norwegian Pearl at Rotterdam. This photo  Cees de Bijl

Norwegian Pearl is the living proof of NCL's newfound success. Built by Meyer Werft, the 93,502 vessel was delivered on November 28, 2006 at Eemshaven, Netherlands and sailed directly for Rotterdam to host a rousing one night pre-inaugural party enabling travel and media representatives to sample the line's  unique 'Freestyle Cruising' concept. 

With 12 restaurants, 11 bars, the world's first oceangoing bowling alley, a sports court, climbing wall, beautiful Spa, 4,390 sq ft Garden Villas and a host of colorful spaces, Norwegian Pearl managed to wow her 1,800 invited guests on the overnight cruise to nowhere from Rotterdam. Let's quickly hop on board to discover the "Freestyle Difference" of this colorful ship.

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Built: 2006
Building Yard: Meyer Werft, Papenburg
Gross Tonnage: 93,502
Length: 294.1 m (964.9 ft)
Beam: 32.2 m (105.6 ft)
Passengers (norm.): 2,376
Passengers (max): 4,080
Crew: 1,154
Service speed: 24.0 knots
Sister ships: Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Star, Pride of Hawai'i, Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Pearl at Rotterdam. This photo  Cees de Bijl
Norwegian Pearl at Rotterdam. This photo  Cees de Bijl
Norwegian Pearl at Rotterdam. This photo  Cees de Bijl
Norwegian Pearl at Rotterdam. This photo  Henk van Geilswijk
Norwegian Pearl at Rotterdam. This photo  Cees de Bijl

 

Photos (unless otherwise noted) and text: 2006 Bart de Boer - www.ShipParade.com. Exterior photos Cees de Bijl & Henk van Geilswijk

First published on December 26, 2006

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