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Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic in New York
Norwegian Epic and Carnival Miracle in New York

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) boasts one of the most elaborate histories in the industry. The company was established in 1966 by Oslo-based Klosters Rederi A/S, one of Norway’s oldest and most respected shipping firms, when it acquired its first leisure ship. The M/S Sunward was repositioned from Europe to the then-obscure port of Miami, and NCL launched regularly scheduled, one-class Caribbean voyages. Within the next five years, NCL had introduced four newer ships. In 1979, NCL acquired the former S/S France and after a serious retooling, renamed it S/S Norway.

NCL currently operates a 10-vessel fleet that sails to more than 140 ports around the world. New additions include Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Star , both launched in 2001, and sister ship Norwegian Dawn , which was unveiled in December 2002. In September 2003, NCL will get yet another ship, though not a new build: Crown Odyssey , which will transfer from Orient Lines.

Ships

Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Crown, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Dream, Pride of America, Pride of Aloha, Norwegian Majesty, Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Star, Norwegian Wind

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Resources

NCL.com

Pictures of Norwegian Cruise Line ships

Norwegian Dawn
The Norwegian Dawn leaving the port of New York on 30 October 2005, passing the Statue of Liberty. The view from Top of the Rock – observation deck atop GE building in Rockefeller Center.

Norwegian Dawn
The Norwegian Dawn leaving the port of New York on 30 October 2005. The view from Top of the Rock – observation deck atop GE building in Rockefeller Center.

Norwegian Dawn
The Norwegian Dawn leaving the port of New York on 29 October 2005. The view from Top of the Rock – observation deck atop GE building in Rockefeller Center.

Pride of America
Pride of America arriving in New York on 15 June 2005.

Norwegian Dawn
The Norwegian Dawn luxury liner limped into New York’s waters after being battered by a rogue wave. 18 April 2005.

Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn is leaving the port of New York on the way to week-long Bahamas cruise.

Norwegian Sun
The cruise ship Norwegian Sun docked in Roatan, Honduras.

Norwegian Dawn
The cruise ships Norwegian Dawn and Nordic Empress in Cozumel, Mexico.

Norwegian Sea
The cruise ship Norwegian Sea at the shores of Belize.

Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky and Adventure of the Seas of Royal Caribbean in Puerto Rico.

Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky and Adventure of the Seas of Royal Caribbean in Puerto Rico.

Comments

  1. […] Norwegian Epic arrived in the city on Thursday after a maiden trans-Atlantic voyage from Southampton, England. At 200 feet tall, the ship cleared the Verrazano Bridge at the entrance to the New York harbor by just 24 inches. After today’s christening ceremony, Norwegian Epic will set sail on a two-night voyage before returning to New York on the morning of July 4th to host the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show; it then heads for Miami, where it will begin its first season of seven-night Caribbean cruises. […]