Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two Large New Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has today announced that it’s ordered two new cruise ships from the German ship builder Meyer Werft. The agreement between the two companies will be for two large Breakaway Plus class vessels. The first ship will be built by the second half of 2018 and then the

Turku Shipyard Purchase Could Cause New Cruise Ship Orders

It’s been reported now for several days that several major cruise lines could be on the verge of ordering at least two new large cruise ships each. The German shipyard Meyer Weft which is based in Papenburg is very close to buying the struggling STX Europe shipyard in Turku, Finland

Norwegian Escape To Be Largest Ship Ever To Visit Hamburg

Norwegian Cruise Line and Hamburg Cruise Port have announced that the 163,000 ton Norwegian Escape is to visit the port for its first public sailing in 2015. The cruise ship is currently being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and will visit one of Germany’s popular Hamburg

New “Norwegian Next” To Upgrade The Fleet With 250 Million Investment

Norwegian Cruise Line have announced a major new “Norwegian NEXT” renovation program to bring all the ships in the fleet inline with the cruise lines newest ship Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. NCL will be investing over $250 Million into the new program through to 2015. The new program will

Norwegian Jewel Completes Two Week Dry Dock

Norwegian Jewel is now all set for business after a two-week dry dock has been completed. The ship will go back to regular service on May 17th 2014 and to the delight of guests will offer all the latest onboard features that Norwegian Cruise Lines has to offer. The ship

New York Ship Norwegian Breakaway Celebrates First Birthday

One of the most popular cruise ships sailing out of New York celebrated its first birthday yesterday (May 13th 2014). The ship started sailing from the Big Apple May 13th 2013 after a huge launch ceremony including godmothers the Rockettes. Since then the ship has been sailing from New York

Was Norwegian Breakaway Stuck In Hudson River Due To A Whale?

As Cruise Hive previously reported the Norwegian Breakaway was stuck in the Hudson River in New York on Sunday morning (4th May 2014). The ship was delayed getting back to Pier 88 and had to be helped by a tug boat to dock. The large cruise ship apparently had an

Propulsion Problems Have Delayed Norwegian Breakaway In New York

The Norwegian Breakaway has reportedly been delayed while trying to dock in its home port of New York by propulsion problems. The large cruise ship which is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line had an issue with it;s propulsion steering system before docking at the terminal in New York. The ship

Norwegian Epic Coming To Southampton In 2015

Norwegian Cruise Lines has announced that it’s largest cruise ship the Norwegian Epic will be making sailings to and from Southampton, UK. The ship will only call at Southampton twice so will be something special for cruisers. The ship will sail one six- and one seven-night Iberian Peninsula itinerary. The ship’s six-night