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    Plan to cruise or work with NCL? Find out how this company will treat you with the new FREE STYLE CRUISING 2.0, Really...really different and amazing.
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    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. Norwegian Cruise Line has a sister company, NCL America. NCL itself is jointly owned by Star Cruises (who in turn are owned by the Genting Group based in Malaysia) and Apollo Management, with both companies owning 50% of NCL. Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8% of the total worldwide share of the cruise market.


    The company 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 boiler. 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 back 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.

    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.

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      NCL is  searching for dynamic hospitality professionals to join our onboard team to bring our innovative and renowned Freestyle Cruising to life. Come join Norwegian Cruise Line's onboard team and work with the best of the hospitality field worldwide.
      It is Norwegian Cruise Line's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and marital or veteran status. EOE.

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      Norwegian Dawn

      Look how beautifull this Ship...


      The Norwegian Dawn passes Lower Manhattan on the way to Bermuda and the Bahamas.


      Norwegian Dawn

      Norwegian Cruise Line

      Norwegian Cruise Line

      Port of registry:
      Nassau, Bahamas


      Seven Night cruises out of Miami, Florida

      Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

      $450 million

      Yard number:

      Laid down:
      September 1, 2001

      05 FEB 2002 [1]

      03 DEC 2002 [1]

      Maiden voyage:
      December 7, 2002

      In service:

      IMO number 9195169[2], Callsign C6FT7

      In service

      General characteristics

      Class and type:
      Libra Class, cruise ship

      92,250 gross register tons (GRT)

      7500 DWT (metric)[1]

      292 m (958.0 ft)[1]

      32.2 m (105.6 ft)[1]

      195.2 ft (59.50 m)

      27.9 ft (8.50 m)

      27 ft (8.23 m)

      15 decks

      Installed power:

      4 MAN B&W diesel electric generators (58.8 MW total)

      2 ABB marine cyclo converters (20.0 MW each)

      25-knot (46 km/h; 29 mph)

      2,224 passengers

      1,126 crew

      Minggu, 28 Februari 2010


      What Is Freestle Cruising?
      Welcome to Freedom of Cruising..!!!
      At NCL we think there's only one thing to do with regulation - get lost of them. so that's what we've done. Welcome to freedom, welcomed for freestyle NCL Cruising ®. You see, we take the left side, we know you're going to love and the rest, it's you, what good to you. So, get on board with NCL . Free to explore and we take you to your dream destination of the Caribbean to Hawai'i, Alaska to the new England, South America to mexico, or make this the year when you discover europe to find you've never saw it before.

      Freestyle Accomodation
      Freestyle did not stop when you get to your room. The most tender of our rooms and suites in the sea, with more choices of connecting rooms more than other cruise line, our EXCLUSIVE REMEDY additional ship-within-a-ship complex of luxury villas and Deluxe line of the owners. Ferfect to you, you'll always enjoy the personal touch that you let you stay your way.
      At Freestyle cruising, you will experience the luxury, yor room is your way, a family friendly accomodation, you'll get a sweetdreams, stay together with family with widest choise of accomodations, and easy disembarkation.

      Freestyle Dining

      Here, you can ear whatever you like, whenever you like,and with who ever you want. No fixed table, waiter or schedule. No dress code and no more sitting with strangers unless you want. Ncl has up to 20 restaurants and dining room on every ships. You will find the ferfect menu and place that fit to your appetite. You may dine the way you want, just like on land, NCL has wide variety of reataurants and menu.Eat any time when you fell hungry. And you will never get hungry.

      Freesyle Entertainment

      Get your game on
      You haven't played Nintendo Wii" until you've played on a two-story screen. Try your hand at some Nintendo, or get the whole group together and throw some strikes on the only bowling alleys at sea that light up at night for a good view of that gutterball.

      Hit the nitelife
      With up to 20 different bars and lounges, you will be spoilt for choice to dance the night away. Piano bars, cigar bars, espresso bars, wine bars, dance clubs - even private karaoke rooms where you can sing your heart out We've got just about everything on board - except a schedule.

      Play outside
      You can play by the pool all day if you like. Ride the slides, warm up in the hot tub or chill out in a designated quiet zone.

      Want more action? Play a little one-on-one on the court, or see the seas from atop a breathtaking rock climbing wall approximately 10 meters high.

      The friendliest casinos
      Have a flutter on your favourite table game, or ask one of our friendly croupiers to give you a free lesson. Play the slots and keep those fingers crossed for the big jackpot payout. Who knows, your winnings could pay for your next cruise.

      Spa, sport and fitness
      Ready for some R&R? Take in a relaxing massage at the spa. Bask in the sun in peace at the pool's quiet zone. Treat yourself to a manicure after a day of playing in the sun or on the shore. Or let our experienced hair care professionals get you ready for a special night on board.

      Make it extra special
      Most guests say that every cruise with NCL is one long party, but if you have a big celebration coming up, why not add the bells and whistles to make it an occasion to remember.