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Katy Perry named godmother of Norwegian Prima

Mar 18, 2022

Pop singer Katy Perry will be the godmother of Norwegian Prima, the newest Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship and the first of the class from which it takes its name, Katy Perry, who is part of the jury of the popular television contest "American Idol", will attend the christening of the ship in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.

Norwegian Escape is Stuck on Sandbar in Puerto Plata

Mar 15, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship Norwegian Escape ran aground on a sandbar today, March 14, just off the coast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The incident happen as the cruise ship with 3.223 guests and 1.618 crew departed the port and got stuck shortly after at Taino Bay. Several tug boats were called to assist the ship, however, at this moment there is no progress as the Norwegian Escape has been stuck for 3 hours.

NCL to rise daily services charges - Will this reflect the distribution of the crew salaries?

Mar 03, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line announced an increase of the daily services charges of crew gratuities. In a letter sent to guests and travel agents the company said that starting April 1, 2022, will be making a nominal adjustment to the daily service charges. 

Cruise Lines relax COVID-19 restrictions for crew – Shore leave is back, quarantine for new sign-on reduced

Feb 13, 2022

As the Covid-19 surge caused over the past several months by the Omicron variant continues to decline and many cruise ships are reporting zero Covid cases in the past few weeks, several cruise lines decided to relax some of the safety measures. This week Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line announced rolling back of its onboard mask policy for guests, allowing fully vaccinated passengers to go without masks in most of the public areas.

Letter from NCL crew member: What sense does it make to deny shore leave to a crew member who is fully vaccinated, boosted, and recently had Covid?

Feb 03, 2022

“Take your food, consume it, and leave.”

Companies show interest to purchase Dream Cruises 9500 passenger ship under construction

Jan 25, 2022

The sale of some of Genting Group global assets, including shipyards and cruise ships, could become a reality after the company announced appointment of joint provisional liquidators by a Bermuda court.

Crew Member Dies on Norwegian Escape

Jan 22, 2022

A 36-year-old crew member has died on the cruise ship Norwegian Escape this morning. The crew member had reportedly completed his 10-day COVID isolation, and one day after his release he passed away. According to our source, the deceased crew member is an Indian national who was working in the bar department. The cause of the death is unknown.

NCL Cancels Norwegian Gem's current 10-day cruise

Jan 14, 2022

The current voyage on Norwegian Gem was cancelled mid-cruise and the ship will return to New York ahead of the schedule due to COVID-related circumstances. Guests sailing on the current 10-day voyage received a letter that their Norwegian Gem voyage was cancelled.

Norwegian Pearl shows canceled through April 15, cast members to disembark the ship in Miami

Jan 14, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line is pulling out the cast members from the Norwegian Pearl, and it seems that Creative Studios shows onboard will be temporarily pausing performances for the next three months. In a letter sent out by the Senior Director of Entertainment Production for NCLH Robert Dean Hertenstein, cast/ band members were informed about the canceled shows which are expected to return on April 15. The cast members are expected to disembark the Norwegian Pearl today in PortMiami.

NCL’s next cruise ship to be named Norwegian Viva

Jan 11, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line next Prima-class ship set to be delivered by Fincantieri shipyards in 2023 will be named Norwegian Viva. The vessel is the second of six NCL’s Prima-class ships that will eventually join the cruise line by 2027.