Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Line Information

Type Private
Industry Transportation
Founded 1966
Headquarters Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Key People Kevin Sheehan, CEO
Products Cruises
Website http://www.ncl.com

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian cruise line is a company that deals with cruise ships which began in in1966 under the name Norwegian Caribbean Line. The company’s headquarters is in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is the freestyle Cruising concept that makes the Norwegian cruise line different from other cruise lines. No fixed times and seating arrangements and everything is informal in Norwegian cruise lines.

Norwegian Cruise Lines History

Knut Kloster and Ted Arison founded Norwegian cruise lines as Norwegian Caribbean line in 1966. NCL America, jointly owned by Star Cruises and Apollo management is a sister company of Norwegian cruise lines. Around 8% of the total worldwide share of the cruise market is controlled by Norwegian cruise lines.

Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships

Norwegian cruise lines fleet include 5 major classes of ships.

Sky Class

  • Norwegian sky
  • Norwegian sun

Libra Class

  • Norwegian  star
  • Norwegian dawn

Leo Class

  • Norwegian spirit

Jewel Class

  • Norwegian jewel
  • Norwegian pearl
  • Norwegian gem
  • Norwegian jade

F3 Class

  • Norwegian epic

The sister company NCL America operates the ship Pride of America. Norwegian cruise line expects two ships- Norwegian breakaway and Norwegian gate away- in near future.

Norwegian Cruise Lines Destinations:

Norwegian cruise lines offers cruises to the most exciting regions around the world including Alaska, Bahamas, Florida, Bermuda, Canada, New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexican Riveria, Pacific coastal, Panama canal and Transatlantic.

Norwegian Cruise Lines Major Attractions On-Board:

Freestyle dining, free style fun and entertainment and freestyle accommodations make the sail with Norwegian cruise lines an ever memorable one.

Norwegian Cruise Line Fleets

NCL

Ship Built Entered Service
for NCL
Tonnage Flag
Norwegian Sky 1999 1999/2008 77,104 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Sun 2001 2001 78,309 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Star 2001 2001 91,740 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Dawn 2002 2002 92,250 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Spirit 1998 2004 75,338 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Jewel 2005 2005 93,502 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Pearl 2006 2006 93,530 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Gem 2007 2007 93,530 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Jade 2006 2008 93,558 tons Bahamas
Norwegian Epic 2012 2012 155,873 tons Bahamas

NCL America

Ship Built Entered service
for NCL America
Tonnage Flag
Pride of America 2005 2005 80,439 GRT  United States

Norwegian Cruise Line Future Ships

Ship Class Inaugural Run Gross Tonnage Flag
unnamed   2013 143,500 GT Bahamas
unnamed   2014 143,500 GT Bahamas

Norwegian Cruise Line Former Ships

Ship Built In service for NCL Tonnage
Norwegian Majesty 1992 1997–2009 40,876 GT
Sunward (1966) 1966 1966–1976 8,666 GRT
Starward 1968 1968–1995 12,948 GRT
Skyward 1969 1969–1991 16,254 GRT
Southward 1971 1971–1994 16,607 GRT
Sunward II 1971 1977–1991 14,151 GRT
Norway 1961 1979–2003 70,702 GRT
76,049 GRT
Seaward
Norwegian Sea
1988 1988-1997
1997-2005
42,276 GRT
Westward 1972 1991–1993 28,221 GRT
Sunward (1991) 1973 1991–1992, 1992–1993 28,078 GRT
Dreamward
Norwegian Dream
1992 1992-1998
1998-2008
39,172 GT
50,764 GT
Windward
Norwegian Wind
1993 1993-1996
1996-2007
39,127 GT
50,760 GT
Leeward 1980 1995–1999 25,611 GT
Norwegian Crown 1988 1996–2000, 2003–2007 34,242 GRT
Norwegian Dynasty 1993 1997–1999 19,089 GRT
Norwegian Star (1997) 1973 1997–1998 21,848 GRT
Independence 1951 Never entered service
owned 2003-2006
20,221 GRT
SS United States 1952 Never entered service
owned 2003 - 2012
53,330 GT

Norwegian Cruise Line Hot Cruise Deals

Ship Departs Departure Dates Ports of Call Tickets
Norwegian Sun Roundtrip from Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral) 2012: Feb 19 Orlando & Beaches , Cozumel, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Belize City, Key West Balcony: $999
Norwegian Jade Roundtrip from Barcelona 2012: Mar 27 Barcelona, Rome (Civitavecchia), Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Izmir), Alexandria, Valletta Inside: $799
Oceanview: $1249
Balcony: $1799
Suite: $2229
Norwegian Gem Roundtrip from New York 2012: Apr 23 , 30 New York, Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral), Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau Inside: $569
Oceanview: $619
Balcony: $869
Suite: $999
Norwegian Pearl Roundtrip from Seattle 2012: May 15 Seattle, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria Inside: $729
Oceanview: $999
Balcony: $1399
Suite: $1649
Norwegian Jade Barcelona to Venice 2012: Apr 29 Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Katakolon, Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Izmir), Alexandria, Venice Inside: $1149
Oceanview: $1249
Suite: $2499
Norwegian Sun Roundtrip from Orlando & Beaches 2012: Feb 26 Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral), Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Maarten Inside: $449
Oceanview: $599
Suite: $1099
Norwegian Sun Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral) to Copenhagen 2012: Apr 23 Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral), Ponta Delgada, Lisbon, Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge), Amsterdam, Copenhagen Inside: $699
Oceanview: $729
Balcony: $1049
Suite: $1999
Norwegian Pearl Roundtrip from Miami 2012: Feb 27 Miami, Roatan, Belize City, Costa Maya, Key West Inside: $449
Oceanview: $549
Balcony: $779
Suite: $1149
Norwegian Dawn Roundtrip from Miami 2012: Feb 25 Miami, Samana, Tortola, Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts Inside: $599
Oceanview: $749
Balcony: $1249
Suite: $1499
Norwegian Jewel Roundtrip from New York 2012: Apr 10 New York, Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral), Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau Inside: $469
Oceanview: $519
Balcony: $729
Suite: $879
Norwegian Spirit Roundtrip from New Orleans 2012: Feb 27 New Orleans, Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatan, Cozumel Inside: $499
Oceanview: $599
Norwegian Jewel Roundtrip from New York 2012: Feb 20 New York, At Sea, Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral), Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau Inside: $949
Oceanview: $1079
Balcony: $1149
Suite: $1679
Norwegian Sky Roundtrip from Miami 2012: Feb 25 Mar 18 Miami, Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay Inside: $219
Oceanview: $259
Balcony: $379
Suite: $999