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NORWEGIAN PEARL, NORWEGIAN CRUISES

Norwegian Pearl is a Jewel class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line, launched in 2006, sailing itineraries primarily around Alaska and the  Caribbean.

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.

Norwegian Pearl during her middle stages of construction in PapenburgGermany on 13 August 2006.

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

General characteristics

Class and type:Jewel-class cruise ship

Tonnage:93,530 GT

Length:965 ft (294.13 m)

Beam:106 ft (32.31 m)

Draft:27 ft (8.23 m)

Decks:15

Installed power:5 × MAN 12V48/60B[3]

Propulsion:

Speed:25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)

Capacity:2,394 passengers

Crew:1,099

 

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