PHOTO: Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Cruise Line. (photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
As part of its Norwegian Edge enhancement program, Norwegian Cruise Line has recently refurbished the Norwegian Pearl after a two-week dry-dock procedure. A perennial favorite for hosting theme cruises, the Pearl has been modernized with upgrades to every stateroom and several public venues.
“Norwegian Pearl is one of our most beloved ships. With this dry dock we wanted to provide her with a refreshed, clean and modern onboard atmosphere while maintaining the ship’s overall charm and flexibility that our guests enjoy so much,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer, in a press release. “Through the Norwegian Edge program we are continuing to heavily invest in our fleet to ensure that guests have a consistent experience across all Norwegian ships and the freedom to create their ideal cruise vacation.”
In total, 1,197 staterooms were refreshed with a new aesthetic of cool blues accented by silvers and turquoises. New cabin furnishings, carpets, headboards, televisions and USB charging ports have been installed, and 2,200 art pieces were hung across the private accommodations, The Haven and Cagney’s Restaurant.
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The ship-within-a-ship’s Haven Courtyard has also been redesigned, with resurfaced decks, pool and hot tubs, as well as new furnishings and cabanas. The Haven’s suites and villas themselves have additionally been redone with fresh wallpaper, furniture, carpets, drapery and finishes.
Publicly among the specialty restaurants, Cagney’s Steakhouse received updated carpet, upholstery and window treatments, and Moderno Churrascaria got new tables and chairs, wall laminates, granite bar tops and a glass entryway. Meanwhile, the complimentary O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill has also been modernized with new flooring, its own granite bar tops, shelving, fixtures, finishes, tables and chairs, including bonus banquettes.
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The pool deck known to sun worshipers and live concert lovers alike has seen resurfaced decking and repainted surfaces, extending to refreshed whirlpools. The Great Outdoors and Sky High bars have also both been redone with new flooring, and the latter has altogether been redecorated with new tables, chairs, stools and facade as well.
To see what the Norwegian Pearl looked like prior to its refurbishment, you can watch my video tour of the ship, hosted at my Popular Cruising YouTube channel.
The Norwegian Pearl now departs from Miami, Florida through April featuring the Panama Canal and the Western Caribbean before setting sail for Alaska from Seattle in the summer to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria, British Columbia.