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Norwegian Viva Floats Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Aug 03, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated the float out of the Norwegian Viva, the second of six ships in its Prima Class, from its dry dock at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice), Italy. The landmark is important in construction and represents the first time a vessel touches water.

Coast Guard investigates Norwegian Pearl collision with fishing vessel

Aug 03, 2022

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation is underway into the collision between the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl and the fishing vessel Gabby G.

The Gabby G, was returning to port when it struck the Norwegian pearl, which was on its way to Bermuda, the Coast Guard said. The crash happened at 2:25 a.m. in rainy conditions about 35 miles southeast of Nantucket.

NCL takes delivery of the Norwegian Prima

Aug 02, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its newest ship Norvegian Prima at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Venice.

The milestone marks the arrival of the first ship in NCL's Prima class. Six more ships of this class will be delivered by 2027.

NCL celebrates Norwegian Escape's return to Europe

Jul 21, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line marks the successful return of Norwegian Escape, the first ship of the brand's highly successful Breakaway-Plus class, to Europe in 2015 when she completed her maiden voyage to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from Norwegian Encore

Jul 20, 2022

A Coast Guard Sitka aircrew evacuated a man from the Norwegian Encore cruise ship in the Chatham Strait on Monday.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on the scene at 7:27 a.m. and safely lifted and transported the patient to awaiting EMS personnel at the Mt. Medical Center Edgecumbe in Sitka.

NCL Introduces New ‘Prima Class’ Cruise Ships

Jul 12, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line presented its new Prima Class vessels, which have an impressive series of firsts not only for the brand but also for the entire cruise industry.

NCLH will no longer require COVID-19 testing staring August 1st

Jul 12, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line will no longer require guests to complete pre-cruise COVID-19 testing unless required by local regulations, effective August 1, 2022. The announcement covers NCLH three brands the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Norwegian Sun Hits Iceberg in Alaska

Jun 27, 2022

The cruise ship Norwegian Sun came in contact with a small iceberg due to thick fog during its voyage to Alaska. As a result, the vessel was forced to skip a port of call and proceed to Juneau to assess the damage.

Countdown Begins for the Norwegian Spirit Arrival in Australia

Jun 22, 2022

Today marks six months until the arrival of the Norwegian Spirit in Australia, only after a $ 144 million renovation, making it the most expensive in the Norwegian Cruise Line’s history.

Report from Norwegian Escape crew member: We are tired of extended contracts

Jun 15, 2022

I’m a crew member currently here onboard Norwegian Escape. 

We have a situation here that most of the crew members are being extended without our consent.