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Norwegian Gem Update by the Captain

Nov 08, 2017

This is the audio from the PA system on the NCL Gem. The captain is informing passengers and crew about the engine breakdown. All the passengers are flying home and the ship will sail to Granada before reaching Barbados where passengers will disembark. Norwegian Gem disembarkation in Barbados will be on Friday and Saturday.

NCL Cancels Norwegian Gem Itinerary Due To Propulsion Problems

Nov 07, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced it will cancel the following Norwegian Gem 10-Night Eastern Caribbean voyage sailing out from New York. The cruise ship is experiencing technical problems with the Azipod propulsion system and is currently sailing with restricted speed.

Is NCL Offering Gratuities Withdraw For Unsatisfied Passengers?

Sep 23, 2017

Hi crew. Yesterday I received an email from a guest who was sailing on the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn. The email reads “I just got off of the NCL Dawn, it was a bad week for all.

Crew member who forced a miscarriage on Norwegian Dawn is released by court

Sep 14, 2017

A crew member which was arrested together with her partner in Bermuda on August 7, 2017, for causing her own miscarriage has been released by the Supreme Court. She and her partner, booth crew members of the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn walked free from the court in Bermuda yesterday, reports The Royal Gazette.

The Bahamas Cruise Ports Schedules 2018

Sep 11, 2017

Cruise ship timetables with arrival and departure times of all major cruise lines scheduled to visit ports in the Bahamas in 2018.

Hurricane Irma: NCL Deploys Norwegian Sky for Rescue Mission in St. Thomas

Sep 09, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line is sending one of its cruise ships to a rescue mission in the Caribbean. Norwegian Sky is currently sailing towards St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to retrieve some 2,000 travelers who were unable to evacuate the island prior to the devastating Hurricane. 

Cruise itineraries affected by the most powerful Hurricane Irma

Sep 06, 2017

With maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 kph), recorded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center, the Category 5 Hurricane Irma is feared to be the most catastrophic storm ever. On Wednesday the storm will hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti on Friday, and Cuba on Saturday before possibly reaching Florida over the weekend.

William Shatner Letter to NCL CEO Frank Del Rio: Don’t Exploit Dolphins for Profit

Aug 04, 2017

William Shatner, the pop-culture icon, who famously portrayed Captain Kirk in Star Trek, has written a letter urging Norwegian Cruise Line CEO and organizers of Star Trek Cruise not to exploit dolphins for profit. Next year the annual Star Trek Cruise will take place on board Norwegian Jade. In fact there will be two cruises departing from Miami on January 5, and January 11, offering “swim with dolphins” programs as part of their port excursions in Costa Maya.

Captain Mikael Hilden Says Farewell to NCL

Jun 23, 2017

After 18 years career at Norwegian Cruise Line, Captain Mikael Hilden leaves the company. On the social media, he posted a photo handing over the keys of Norwegian Breakaway to the new captain Dan Svensson. However, his sea adventure will continue as captain for Viking Ocean Cruises which have launched their latest 47,800 tons cruise ship named Viking Sky.

Norwegian Cruise Line Head Mixologist Wins Diageo Bartender Award

Jun 21, 2017

Marc McArthur of Norwegian Cruise Line has been named Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender for 2017. This global bartender competition was held yesterday, June 20, at the Diageo 396 Bar in Miami. In the semi-finals, Marc McArthur, competitors were Lazar Milosavljevic of Celebrity Cruises and Claudio Santos Liborio of Seabourn. The NCL Head Mixologist won this prestigious award with his ‘The Autumn Dram’ cocktail.

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