The 93,530-ton Norwegian Pearl boasted an industry first when she arrived in December 2006 - a four-lane ten-pin bowling alley; and two NCL firsts - a rock-climbing wall and two top-of-the-ship Deluxe Owner's Suites.
The 2,394 passenger ship includes a world of innovative features and amenities, including ten restaurants, 13 bars and lounges, two swimming pools and a casino, among others.
She was the seventh vessel purpose-built for NCL’s signature Freestyle Cruising - an approach that leaves regimented schedules behind, and is characterised by having no fixed dining times, no formal dress codes, relaxed disembarkation, up to ten different restaurants and even more lounges, bars, theatres and other entertainment and activity options.
NCL’s industry first - a four-lane, ten-pin bowling alley at sea - was part of an all-new, all-day entertainment, sports bar and nightclub complex called Bliss Ultra Lounge and Night Club. During the day, Bliss is a sports bar with a bowling alley, multiple flat-screen televisions and arcade games. In the evening, Bliss transforms into a hip, high-energy ultra-lounge, with plasma screens playing video tracks to the non-stop music spun by Norwegian Pearl’s own DJ. A spacious dance floor, full bar and mood-lit bowling all add to the atmosphere of a completely unique seagoing experience.
Norwegian Pearl also features a rock climbing wall, another first for NCL. Constructed at the back of the ship’s funnel on deck 14, the wall stands at an impressive 30ft in height and 19ft in width and has been designed with five different climbing routes, each with varying degrees of difficulty.
Operated by Norwegian Cruise Line
Built by Meyer Werft, Germany
Cost: 390 million dollars
Entered service: November, 2006
Gross tonnage: 93,000 tons
Cabins: 1,188 including
- 783 outside
- 540 with balcony
- 405 inside
- 25 for wheelchairs
Two main dining rooms, eight alternative dining options, show lounge, cinema, casino, library, three swimming pools (one inside), fitness centre.
Norwegian Cruise Line
For 46 years Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionised the industry by allowing guests to eat what they want, wear what they want and do what they want. More...
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