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NCL’s Next Cruise Ship To Be Named Norwegian Encore

Jan 31, 2018

The fourth member of the Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway Plus family will be called Norwegian Encore. This was announced today by Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line, during the steel-cutting at Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. With 169,000 tones, 333.5 meters long and 41.5 meters wide, Encore will be able to carry up to 3,998 passengers.

Norwegian Escape Crew Member Arrested for Smuggling Cocaine

Jan 22, 2018

A 25-year-old crew member was arrested in Falmouth, Jamaica, after police authorities conducted security checks at the pier on passengers and crew returning to the cruise ship on January 15. The arrested man is identified as Akim Loctor, from Castries, St.

NCL Pride of America in Honolulu during the False Missile Alert

Jan 14, 2018

“EMERGENCY ALERT: Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill”.

This false emergency message sent out to every cell phone in Hawaii by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency caused widespread panic and confusion. Hawaii residents as well as tourists swept up in the panic, immediately expressed outrage.

Cruise to Ports App – Cruise Ships and Port Schedules Search Engine

Nov 27, 2017

Cruise to Ports web app is the fastest and most versatile search engine for cruise ships and port-of-call arrivals. Primarily this app is intended for cruise passengers, crew members, and port stakeholders use. The purpose of this app is to give analytical and informative data of cruise ships location at any given time thru the entire year. By combining ships itineraries the app can display six results ranging from:

Norwegian Gem Update by the Captain

Nov 08, 2017

This is the audio from the PA system on the NCL Gem. The captain is informing passengers and crew about the engine breakdown. All the passengers are flying home and the ship will sail to Granada before reaching Barbados where passengers will disembark. Norwegian Gem disembarkation in Barbados will be on Friday and Saturday.

NCL Cancels Norwegian Gem Itinerary Due To Propulsion Problems

Nov 07, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced it will cancel the following Norwegian Gem 10-Night Eastern Caribbean voyage sailing out from New York. The cruise ship is experiencing technical problems with the Azipod propulsion system and is currently sailing with restricted speed.

Is NCL Offering Gratuities Withdraw For Unsatisfied Passengers?

Sep 23, 2017

Hi crew. Yesterday I received an email from a guest who was sailing on the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn. The email reads “I just got off of the NCL Dawn, it was a bad week for all.

Crew member who forced a miscarriage on Norwegian Dawn is released by court

Sep 14, 2017

A crew member which was arrested together with her partner in Bermuda on August 7, 2017, for causing her own miscarriage has been released by the Supreme Court. She and her partner, booth crew members of the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn walked free from the court in Bermuda yesterday, reports The Royal Gazette.

The Bahamas Cruise Ports Schedules 2018

Sep 11, 2017

Cruise ship timetables with arrival and departure times of all major cruise lines scheduled to visit ports in the Bahamas in 2018.

Hurricane Irma: NCL Deploys Norwegian Sky for Rescue Mission in St. Thomas

Sep 09, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line is sending one of its cruise ships to a rescue mission in the Caribbean. Norwegian Sky is currently sailing towards St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to retrieve some 2,000 travelers who were unable to evacuate the island prior to the devastating Hurricane. 

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