Construction began October 3, 2005, and Norwegian Pearl was floated out of the Meyer Werft Shipyard covered building dock on October 15, 2006. She then spent a couple of days in the Netherlands where workers and their families could spend some time on board.
On November 30, the ship stopped in Southampton, England, to celebrate her entry into service. She made her first voyage with paying passengers on December 2, from Southampton to Miami, Florida, where the ship was based for her first season. Rosie O'Donnell is Norwegian Pearl'sgodmother. The christening ceremony took place in Miami's Port of Miamion December 16, 2006
Length:965 ft (294.13 m)
Beam:106 ft (32.31 m)
Draft:27 ft (8.23 m)
Speed:25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)