Norwegian Pearl Resumes Miami Service – Cruise Industry News

Another Norwegian Cruise Line ship resumes service today as Norwegian Pearl welcomes guests to Miami.

After a 21-month operational hiatus, the ship is embarking on a series of cruises in the Bahamas, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean.

The premier sailing cruise lasts 11 nights and includes partial transit of the Panama Canal, plus visits to popular southern and western Caribbean ports.

During the voyage, guests will be able to celebrate vacations at sea, while sailing to Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize and more.

Sailing round-trip from Miami, Norwegian Pearl’s schedule also includes shorter cruises, such as a three-night cruise to the Bahamas on January 14. The trip includes a visit to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island destination, as well as a stopover in Freeport.

Norwegian Pearl debuted in 2006, as the third of Norwegian’s four Jewel Class ships. Built by the Meyer Werft shipyard, the ship weighs 93,000 tons and has a capacity of nearly 2,400 guests.

In 2016, the Norwegian Pearl was included in the Norwegian Edge program, a series of $400 million ship renovations carried out by Norwegian Cruise Line.

While in drydock, the ship received both technical and guest-side upgrades, including the addition of new exhaust gas cleaning systems.

The design of all public rooms and cabins has also been updated, to give a new modern look. The ship’s luxurious suite complex inside the ship has also been completely renovated, with new furnishings and finishes.

Several new artworks have been installed in the ship’s public area, including the facelifted Cagney’s Steakhouse, with new carpets, upholstery and more.

Norwegian Cruise Line resumed paid services for the first time in July, after a 500-day operational pause.

With ten ships currently in service, the brand added two ships to its active lineup in December.

In addition to Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Dawn resumed guest service earlier, launching a Tampa-based program on Dec. 8.