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Norwegian Cruise Line
Type Private
Industry Transportation
When it was created 1966
Headquarters Miami, Florida, USA
Key people Kevin Sheehan, CEO
Roberto Martinoli, President & COO
Things made Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a company operating cruise ships, headquartered in Miami, Florida. It began in 1966 and currently owns ten ships.

Current ships

Ship Built In service for NCL Last
refurbishment
Gross
tonnage
Flag Notes Image
Spirit class
Norwegian Spirit 1998 2004-present 2014 75,904  Bahamas Previously SuperStar Leo
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Spirit 07 IMO 9141065 @chesi.JPG
Sun class
Norwegian Sky 1999 1999-2004,

2008-present

2019 77,104  Bahamas Originally constructed as Costa Olympia but sold to NCL during construction, sailed under NCL America as Pride of Aloha from 2004 to 2008
Norwegian Sky Great Stirrup Cay 75.jpg
Norwegian Sun 2001 2001-present 2018 78,309  Bahamas
Norwegian Sun departing Port of Tallinn 25 May 2012 (cropped).JPG
Dawn class
Norwegian Star 2001 2001-present 2018 91,740  Bahamas Originally ordered as Superstar Libra
Norwegian Star arriving Tallinn 12 July 2013.JPG
Norwegian Dawn 2002 2002-present June 2016 92,250  Bahamas Originally ordered as SuperStar Scorpio
Norwegian Dawn - Great Stirrup Cay.jpg
Pride of America class
Pride of America 2005 2005-present March 2016 80,439  United States The only US-flagged ship in Norwegian's fleet
Pride of America seen from Aloha Tower (4677840953).jpg
Jewel class
Norwegian Jewel 2005 2005-present May 2014 93,502  Bahamas
Norwegian Jewel Newport September 2010.jpg
Norwegian Jade 2006 2006-present March 2017 93,558  Bahamas Formerly Pride Of Hawaii, reconstructed in 2008 as the Norwegian Jade
Norwegian jade in Venice.JPG
Norwegian Pearl 2006 2006-present February 2017 93,530  Bahamas
Norwegian Pearl.jpg
Norwegian Gem 2007 2007-present November 2015 93,530  Bahamas
Norwegian gem in Sicily 2008.jpg
Epic class
Norwegian Epic 2010 2010-present October 2015 155,873  Bahamas The only ship in her class
Rotterdam cruiseschip Norwegian Epic.jpg
Breakaway class
Norwegian Breakaway 2013 2013-present April 2018 145,655  Bahamas
Norwegian Breakaway 10.JPG
Norwegian Getaway 2014 2014-present None

(Scheduled for June 2019)

145,655  Bahamas
Norwegian Getaway 18.JPG
Breakaway Plus class
Norwegian Escape 2015 2015-present None 164,600  Bahamas
Norwegian escape.jpg
Norwegian Joy 2017 2017-present February 2019 167,725  Bahamas
Norwegian Joy nach dem Ausdocken.jpg
Norwegian Bliss 2018 2018-present None 168,028  Bahamas 9th largest cruise ship in the world after Royal Caribbean International's Quantum Class
Norwegian Bliss.jpg
Ship Built In service for NCL Last
refurbishment
Gross
tonnage
Flag Notes Image

Future ships

Ship Class Inaugural Voyage Gross tonnage Flag Notes
Norwegian Encore Breakaway Plus Class 2019 169,145
Unnamed Project Leonardo 2022 140,000
Unnamed Project Leonardo 2023 140,000
Unnamed Project Leonardo 2024 140,000
Unnamed Project Leonardo 2025 140,000
Unnamed Project Leonardo 2026 140,000
Unnamed Project Leonardo 2027 140,000

Previous ships

Ship Built In service
for NCL
Gross
tonnage
Status as of 2019 Image
Sunward 1966 1966–1976 10,558 Scrapped in 2004 at Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Sunward at Pier A (7562495404) (cropped).jpg
Starward 1968 1968–1995 15,781 Scrapped in 2018 at Alang, India.
MV Orient Queen in Beirut.jpg
Skyward 1969 1969–1991 15,653 Since 2000 Leisure World for New Century Cruise Lines.
"Skyward" - Miami, 1980.JPG
Southward 1971 1971–1994 16,710 Scrapped in 2013 at Aliaga, Turkey.
"Southward" - Miami, 1986.JPG
Sunward II 1971 1977–1991 14,194 Scrapped in 2014 at Aliaga, Turkey.
"Sunward II" - Miami, 1980.JPG
Norway 1961 1979–2003 76,049 Scrapped in 2008 at Alang, India.
Norway La Rochelle-a.jpg
Seaward / Norwegian Sea 1988 1988–2005 42,285 Previously SuperStar Libra. Now used as hotel ship for workers at MV Werften.
NorwegianSea3-23-04 (cropped).jpg
Westward 1972 1991–1993 28,613 Since 1996 Black Watch for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
Black Watch cruise ship, Liverpool Cruise Terminal (geograph 4545674).jpg
Sunward 1973 1991–1992,

1992–1993

28,551 Since 2005 Boudicca for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
Boudicca departing Tallinn 7th September 2013.JPG
Dreamward / Norwegian Dream 1992 1992–2008 50,764 Since 2012 SuperStar Gemini for Star Cruises.
Norwegian Dream1.jpg
Windward / Norwegian Wind 1993 1993–2007 51,309 Since 2007 SuperStar Aquarius for Star Cruises.
NCLWindSkagway.jpg
Leeward 1980 1995–1999 25,611 Since 2007 Cristal for Louis Cruise Lines.
MS Leeward NCL (4172632324) (cropped).jpg
Norwegian Crown 1988 1996–2000,

2003–2007

43,537 Since 2008 Balmoral for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
Norwegian Crown (876515432) (cropped).jpg
Norwegian Star 1973 1997–1998 28,518 Since 2004 MS Albatros for Phoenix Reisen.
MS Norwegian Star (4163364643) (cropped).jpg
Norwegian Dynasty 1993 1997–1999 24,344 Since 2001 Braemar for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
Norweigiandynasty cordovaalaska (4305472551) (cropped).jpg
Norwegian Majesty 1992 1997–2009 41,662 Since 2018 Crown Iris for Mano Maritime.
Norwegian Majesty-5.jpg
Independence 1951 Never entered service 26,658 Wrecked and scrapped in 2010 off Alang, India.
Oceanic Leaving SF (cropped).jpg
SS United States 1952 Never entered service 38,216 Laid up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
SS United States Philly 2012-2.JPG
Seaward 1972 Never entered service 17,042 Sank in 2016 near the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand.
"Southern Cross" - Copenhagen, 1995.jpg

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