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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.

Analysis: Norwegian Cruise Line Statistics by Ports 2017

Feb 07, 2017

The following analysis shows how many cruise destinations will be visited by Norwegian Cruise Line entire fleet of cruise ships in 2017. NCL statistics shows how many ports will be visited and the top destinations by the cruise company. Please note, this is unofficial statistics created by the Crew Center team and is intended for informative use only. As a base for creating this analysis, cruise itineraries provided by a third party was used.

Harvest Caye cruise port schedule 2017

Jan 10, 2017

Timetable for cruise ships scheduled to arrive in the NCL Island port of Harvest Caye, Belize 2017 including arrival and departure times. The cruise timetable data of the schedules showing which cruise ships are in Harvest Caye, is based on the cruise lines itineraries. All ships are linked to their complete cruise itinerary In order for you to see the next port of call just click on the specific vessel.

Kevin Lyttle on Norwegian Pearl

Nov 29, 2016

The 1st Ever Soca Cruise organized by Ubersoca, set sail from Miami to Ocho Rios on November 9th on Norwegian Pearl. The next level of Soca entertainment had impressive artist lineup, including Kevin Lyttle. Embracing the energy of Caribbean carnivals, party people who boarded NCL Pearl created the ultimate interactive experience. The culmination of the cruise was Kevin Lyttle performance on the ship’s open deck where he took the stage, performing his megahits.

Harvest Caye - Dream Island like you've never seen it before

Nov 24, 2016

NCL’s private paradise island Harvest Caye is officially open. Describing this island in one sentence will be: Dream Paradise Island on earth. With the seven acre pristine beach, covered by Belize’s stunning white powder sand and crystal clear blue waters. Visitors can enjoy the day on chaise loungers, relax in privacy at one of the island’s 11 luxury beach villas.

NCL Reveals Norwegian Bliss Hull Art

Oct 27, 2016

Continuing with the tradition of exceptional art with a unique artistic motif Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the hull design of their latest cruise ship, Norwegian Bliss. Named “Cruising with the Whales,” the hull art by the famous marine artist Wyland features image of a mother humpback whale and her calf as centerpiece of the ships distinctive design.

Fire Damages Several Decks on Norwegian Joy

Oct 10, 2016

Red fire alert was sounded at the German Shipyard Meyer Werft on Saturday. The fire broke out in the early morning hours on the Norwegian Cruise Line new build ship Norwegian Joy. The fire started on one of the staterooms balcony on Deck 9, at around 7:50 a.m. The hall was evacuated, and luckily no one was injured. Affected by the fire are several decks of the 326 meter long vessel. 130 firefighters and dozens of rescue workers were deployed to the shipyard.