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Captain Mikael Hilden Says Farewell to NCL

Jun 23, 2017

After 18 years career at Norwegian Cruise Line, Captain Mikael Hilden leaves the company. On the social media, he posted a photo handing over the keys of Norwegian Breakaway to the new captain Dan Svensson. However, his sea adventure will continue as captain for Viking Ocean Cruises which have launched their latest 47,800 tons cruise ship named Viking Sky.

Norwegian Cruise Line Head Mixologist Wins Diageo Bartender Award

Jun 21, 2017

Marc McArthur of Norwegian Cruise Line has been named Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender for 2017. This global bartender competition was held yesterday, June 20, at the Diageo 396 Bar in Miami. In the semi-finals, Marc McArthur, competitors were Lazar Milosavljevic of Celebrity Cruises and Claudio Santos Liborio of Seabourn. The NCL Head Mixologist won this prestigious award with his ‘The Autumn Dram’ cocktail.

Three NCL Crew Members Arrested in Belize for Smuggling Cocaine

Jun 20, 2017

Police authorities in Belize arrested three Norwegian Cruise Line crew members last Tuesday, reports Channel 7NewsAccording to the news article, 3 NCL employees were charged with drug trafficking of two kilos of cocaine which they smuggled into the cruise ship from Roatan, Honduras.

Norwegian Spirit Passenger Dies in Iraklion

May 31, 2017

A 64-year-old British passenger sailing on Norwegian Spirit was transferred to University Hospital of Iraklion, after suffering from abdominal aortic aneurysm. The man who had serious health problems was traveling with his wife on 11-Night Eastern Mediterranean voyage. Ships doctor notified the port authorities about the emergency and requested an ambulance. Imidietley after transfer to the hospital, Doctors performed urgent surgery.

Flo Rida Banned from Norwegian Cruise Line?

Apr 09, 2017

G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid and the rapper Waka Flocka Flame are officially banned from Norwegian Cruise Line over a poop-related prank on Gronk’s Party Ship, the cruise hosted in February 2016, by New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The Gronk cruise was on board Norwegian Pearl, and according to Whoo Kid, all celebrities from the VIP list are banned from NCL including Flo Rida, Redfoo, 3LAU, Sammy Adams, and Matt Riffe.

NCL Adds 33 Sailings to Cuba on Norwegian Sky

Apr 04, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line announced 33 new trips to Cuba in the summer season 2018. The cruises, which will depart from Miami, will be operated by the cruise ship Norwegian Sky and all-inclusive 4 day voyages will include an overnight in Havana and a call at Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas. These new cruises will start on 26 March 2018.

NCL to Raise Gratuities. What About Higher Wages For Crew?

Mar 18, 2017

Starting April 1, 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line will increase the onboard guests gratuities. Travelers occupying standard cabins on all NCL cruise ships, except Norwegian Sky, will be charged $13.99 instead of the current rate of $13.50 per person, per day, and $16.99 for the suites, up from the current $15.50.

Security Exercise: Norwegian Jewel Blocked by Protesters in Acapulco

Mar 03, 2017

Acapulco port authorities and Mexican Navy conducted security exercise simulating a protest in which boats have blocked the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel while the vessel was anchored on March 1.

NCL’s Wade Cleophas Wins ‘Bartender of the Year’ Award

Feb 18, 2017

Wade Cleophas representing Norwegian Cruise Line was crowned 2017 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year in the finals held in Miami, on 13 February.

NCL to add 4 new class cruise ships

Feb 16, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has announced the order of four new class ships which will join the NCL fleet by the end of 2025. The first of four new concept cruise ships will be delivered in 2022 by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Each ship will cost 800 million euro and will be able to accommodate 3,300 passengers.

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