The Norwegian Pearl is officially back in the cruise game, as she sets sail from Miami today on her first passenger voyage in 21 months.
Today’s cruise is an 11-night part-transit Panama Canal cruise that will visit the ports of Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico.
The voyage kicks off a series of Bahamas, Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises, many of which are themed cruises chartered from late February to early April. These include The Beach Boys Good Vibrations Cruise, Outlaw Country Cruise and Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea.
Norwegian Pearl debuted in 2006 and is the third of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Jewel Class ships after Norwegian jewel and Jade. In 2007, the fourth and final ship of the class debuted: Norwegian gem. The ship built by Meyer Werft weighs 93,530 gross tons and can accommodate 2,394 passengers in double occupancy.
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In 2016, the ship went into drydock to receive extensive refurbishments, including a complete refurbishment of The Haven – an exclusive part of the ship with communal areas reserved for guests staying at The Haven complex. Other updates included a refresh of Cagney’s Steakhouse, redesigned cabins and public areas, and technical improvements such as new exhaust cleaning systems.
Two cruise ships have now resumed service this month – in addition to Pearl of Norway, Dawn of Norway resumed passenger cruising from Tampa on Dec. 8.
The cruise line first returned to guest operations in July 2021, when norwegian jade began a program of cruises to the Greek islands departing from Athens, Greece.
Norwegian Cruise Line now has ten ships back in service.
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