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Ship Review: Polished Pearl pleases passengers

Above the dive-friendly, turquoise waters of the Caribbean, a playground of another kind beckons. The 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl is a world unto itself, epitomizing Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) “Freestyle Cruising’’ concept where passengers enjoy a myriad of onboard entertainment and dining choices yet with no set...

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Dining, NCL

Pearl offers stunning array of restaurant venues

By Michael Coleman The biggest culinary fan aboard Norwegian Pearl may also be the most disappointed passenger on disembarkation day. With 12 restaurants and 11 bars and lounges to choose from, it’s next to impossible to sample all of the ship’s culinary venues on a typical, seven-day Caribbean voyage. The 2,394-passenger ship...

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Onboard: Passengers embracing polished Pearl

Cruise News Weekly Editor Michael Coleman is onboard the NCL Pearl this week. Here’s his latest update: TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Dec. 16, 2009 – Above the dive-friendly, turquoise waters here a playground of another kind beckons. The 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl is a world unto itself, epitomizing Norwegian Cruise...

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Caribbean, NCL

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Onboard: Norwegian Pearl Eastern Caribbean voyage

Norwegian Pearl at anchor off Samana, Dominican Republic, Monday Dec. 14, 2009. The 2,394-passenger vessel is in the midst of a seven-night Eastern Caribbean voyage and will also be calling on St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; Tortola, B.V.I.; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Cruise News Weekly Editor Michael Coleman is onboard and will be posting...

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Caribbean, Carnival, Costa, NCL, Ports, Princess, Royal Caribbean

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Cruise Guide: Caribbean voyages in vogue

By Michael Coleman The cruise industry is just a few weeks away from ushering in the 2010 Caribbean season. If picture-perfect tropical islands, sun-drenched beaches and boundless shopping opportunities float your boat, a Caribbean cruise on one of the following mass-market lines may be for you. Carnival – The largest Carnival ship...

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Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, NCL, Princess, Regent, Royal Caribbean

Cruise Guide: Cupid eyes high seas romance

By Michael Coleman Some of the top mass market, premium and luxury cruise lines are playing cupid. Here’s a sampling of the top cruise lines and how they’re taking romance to new heights on the high seas....

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Costa, Europe, NCL

In Port Today: Two in Turkey

Costa Serena, left and Norwegian Jade docked Sept. 18, 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey. Image courtesy Michael Coleman....

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Photos: Norwegian Epic gets her funnels

Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ship, Norwegian Epic, reached another milestone yesterday with the fitting of its two huge funnels at STX Europe in Saint-Nazaire, France....

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NCL shows off Epic’s hull artwork

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the contemporary hull design which will adorn Norwegian Epic, scheduled for delivery in May 2010. Epic’s hull artwork, designed by the company’s internal marketing team, is painted on both sides with free form rolling waves of varying sizes that run through a modern color spectrum of lime, aqua,...

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NCL, Ports, Princess

Cruise Guide: Princess, NCL move ships

By Michael Coleman Princess Cruises will offer Caribbean voyages from Fort Lauderdale and New York in the summer of 2010 while Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced that it will re-deploy two of its vessels next summer. Look for Emerald Princess to sail on seven-day roundtrip cruises from Fort Lauderdale to the Western and Eastern...

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