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 :: Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a company operating cruise ships, headquartered in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida.

It began operations in 1966 under the name Norwegian Caribbean Line. The company is best known for its Freestyle Cruising concept, which means that there are no set times or seating arrangements for meals, nor is formal attire required. NCL is a public company listed on NASDAQ, and is partially owned by the Genting Group (based in Malaysia),Apollo Management, and TPG Capital. Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8% of the total worldwide share of the cruise market.

The cruise line was founded as Norwegian Caribbean Line in 1966 by Knut Kloster and Ted Arison, with just one 830-ton cruise ship/car ferry offering low-cost Caribbean cruises. Arison soon left to form Carnival Cruise Lines, while Kloster acquired additional ships for Caribbean service. NCL pioneered many firsts in the cruise industry like: the first Out Island Cruise, the first combined air-sea program (marketed as "Cloud 9 Cruises") which combined low cost air fares with the cruise, first shipline to develop new ports in the Caribbean, like Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Like the original Sunward of 1966, NCL's second ship, the Starward had the capability to carry automobiles through a well concealed stern door. Later, this area was turned into cabins and a two deck movie theater, which is now a casino. NCL was responsible for many of the cruise innovations that have now become standard throughout the industry 

NCL made headlines with the acquisition of the France in 1979, rebuilding the liner as a cruise ship and renaming her Norway. The conversion cost more than $100 million USD. The Norway was at the time significantly larger than any existing cruise ship, and exploited the extra space available by adding a greater than usual variety of onboard entertainment. Her success paved the way for a new era of giant cruise ships. A boiler explosion in May 2003 forced NCL to withdraw the Norway from service, later being laid up in Bremerhaven, Germany until 2005 when she was towed to Port Klang Malaysia with the claimed intent to use her as an anchored casino or slow overnight casino cruises on her remaining boilers. Instead, she was sold for scrap and renamed the SS Blue Lady and later beached at Alang, Gujurat, India in August 2006 with claims that she had not been cleaned of toxic materials. On September 11, 2007, the India Supreme Court issued an order permitting her to be broken-up at Alang, despite the presence of large amounts of hazardous asbestos remaining on board.

NCL has expanded to other parts of the world, including Alaska, Europe, Bermuda, and Hawaii, (NCL America, Inc.). Between 1997 and 2001 the company also operated cruises out of Australia under the name Norwegian Capricorn Line.

Its subsidiary Orient Lines, founded in 1991 to run the Marco Polo, was acquired in 1998. NCL itself was acquired by the Star Cruises, subsidiary of Malaysia-based Genting Group, in 2000. In 2007 Star Cruises sold the Marco Polo to Transocean Tours, to be delivered in early 2008. Orient Lines will cease trading when the ship is delivered to its new owners.

In 2002, NCL purchased the half-complete hull of the first Project America ship, at the time under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA, which was towed to Germany to be completed at the Lloyd Werft shipyard. Subsequently NCL acquired the rights to move two ships built entirely outside the United States under the US flag, making it possible to start a US-flagged operation under the brand name NCL America. In 2003 the company announced the purchase of the famed American-flagged liners SS United States and SS Independence for use on the NCL America -brand. Although it has promised to restore the United States to service, the future of the great ship remains uncertain to this day. In their July 2007 fiscal report, NCL noted the sale of the Independence, renamed SS Oceanic some time before. On July 1, 2010, the SS United States Conservancy struck a deal to buy the SS United States for $3 million. On February 1, 2011, the ownership was officially transferred to the SS United States Conservancy.

In August 2007, Star Cruises took the market by surprise when it sold 50% of NCL for $1 billion to US-based Apollo Management (owners of Oceania Cruises) in order to strengthen NCL's financial position. The NCL America brand stays solely under Star Cruises ownership for the next 16 months, after which a decision will be made either to liquidate the brand or to continue operations if the brand can be made profitable. In January 2007 the Norwegian Wind was transferred to the fleet of Star Cruises, becoming their SuperStar Aquarius. Subsequently NCL reported in February 2008 that the Pride of Aloha, one of the two remaining NCL America ships, would be withdrawn from service in May of the same year. Initial reports suggested she would be transferred to the fleet of Star Cruises, but it was later announced that she would return to the NCL international fleet as the Norwegian Sky, while the Norwegian Majesty and Norwegian Dream would be sold to Louis Cruise Lines. The sale of the Norwegian Dream was subsequently cancelled. It was announced in September 2012 that the Norwegian Dream will become the Superstar Gemini for Star Cruises, she will start service in January 2013.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Vessels:

Vessel Name:Norwegian Breakaway
Date Completed:4/1/2013
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$840M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:146600
Length:324.00 meters
Decks:18
Passengers:4500
Crew:1600
Vessel Name:Norwegian Dawn
Date Completed:12/1/2002
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$400M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:92250
Length:292.00 meters
Decks:15
Passengers:2224
Crew:1126
Vessel Name:Norwegian Epic
Date Completed:7/1/2009
Where Built:France
Cost:$1200M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:155873
Length:329.50 meters
Decks:19
Passengers:4100
Crew:1708
Vessel Name:Norwegian Gem
Date Completed:10/1/2007
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$700M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:93530
Length:294.10 meters
Decks:15
Passengers:2384
Crew:1154
Vessel Name:Norwegian Jade
Date Completed:2/1/2006
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$390M
Flag:United States
Gross Tonnage:93558
Length:294.00 meters
Decks:15
Passengers:2224
Crew:1100
Vessel Name:Norwegian Jewel
Date Completed:6/1/2005
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$390M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:93502
Length:294.10 meters
Decks:15
Passengers:2376
Crew:1100
Vessel Name:Norwegian Pearl
Date Completed:11/1/2006
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$390M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:93530
Length:294.10 meters
Decks:15
Passengers:2394
Crew:1100
Vessel Name:Norwegian Pride of America
Date Completed:6/1/2005
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$450M
Flag:United States
Gross Tonnage:80439
Length:260.00 meters
Decks:15
Passengers:2138
Crew:935
Vessel Name:Norwegian Sky
Date Completed:8/1/1999
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$330M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:77104
Length:252.40 meters
Decks:13
Passengers:0
Crew:800
Vessel Name:Norwegian Spirit
Date Completed:9/1/1998
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$350M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:75388
Length:267.90 meters
Decks:14
Passengers:1996
Crew:965
Vessel Name:Norwegian Star
Date Completed:11/1/2001
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$400M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:91740
Length:294.10 meters
Decks:15
Passengers:2348
Crew:1083
Vessel Name:Norwegian Sun
Date Completed:8/1/2001
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$330M
Flag:Bahamas
Gross Tonnage:78309
Length:258.50 meters
Decks:13
Passengers:2400
Crew:968
Vessel Name:Pride of America
Date Completed:6/1/2005
Where Built:Germany
Cost:$450M
Flag:United States
Gross Tonnage:80439
Length:260.00 meters
Decks:15
Passengers:2138
Crew:935
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