Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Norwegian Pearl unveils refreshed look in staterooms, public spaces

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl has emerged from a two-week dry dock, revitalized with a fresh, modern look thanks to the cruise line’s Norwegian Edge™ program.

The 2,400-passenger ship arrived at her seasonal home port of Miami on Monday, Feb. 27, sporting upgrades and enhancements to every stateroom and many of the ship’s public areas as the line continues to invest in upgrades that align with the high standards of excellence for the Norwegian brand, the company said.

Norwegian Pearl departs Seattle, summer of 2016
Norwegian Pearl departs Seattle, summer of 2016
Photo by Carl Dombek
“We wanted to provide [Norwegian Pearl] with a refreshed, clean and modern onboard atmosphere while maintaining the ship’s overall charm and flexibility that our guests enjoy so much,” Andy Stuart, Norwegian’s president and CEO said. “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.”

Every one of Norwegian Pearl’s 1,197 staterooms was touched during the dry dock modernization. All accommodations received a completely refreshed look with cool blue hues reminiscent of the calming ocean, accented with touches of silver and turquoise.

Each stateroom features new furniture, new carpeting, new headboards, new televisions as well as the addition of USB outlets so guests can conveniently charge the electronic devices with which many of us travel today. More than 2,200 pieces of art work were installed in guest staterooms as well as in Cagney’s Restaurant and The Haven.

Guest stateroom aboard Norwegian Pearl
Guest stateroom aboard Norwegian Pearl
The Haven is Norwegian’s signature ship-within-a-ship luxury suite complex. Guests who book a sailing in The Haven will experience a completely refurbished Haven Courtyard that offers an appealing atmosphere for sunbathing. The refurbishment includes new finishes on the decks, pool and hot tubs as well as new furniture. It also includes new cabanas, contributing to a chic resort-style experience.

The Haven’s suites and villas also received extensive modernizations with new wall paper, new furniture, new finishes on the ceilings and balconies, new carpets, new drapery and artwork.

Dining upgraded

Cagney’s Steakhouse, one of Norwegian Pearl’s most popular dining venues, received fresh new upgrades to carpet, artwork, furniture upholstery and window treatments.

In addition, guests sailing aboard Norwegian Pearl can now indulge in as many cuts of meat and seafood as their hearts desire in a more elegant and modern setting at Moderno Churrascaria. The upgrades to that venue inclue new tables and chairs, wall laminates, new granite bar tops in the restaurant’s bar and salad bar areas and a new crisp glass-door entrance.

Owners' suite aboard Norwegian Pearl
Owners' suite aboard Norwegian Pearl
Guests seeking a pub-style experience will find a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere at O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill with modern flooring and an entirely refurbished bar featuring new granite tops, bar back shelving, new ceiling and lighting fixtures, and new wall finishes throughout the restaurant. Upgrades also include new tables and chairs and banquet seating for larger parties.

Norwegian Pearl’s pool deck, where guests bask in the sun or dance in the evening, now features refurbished whirlpools, fresh flooring and new paint. The Great Outdoors bar and Sky High bar were also both refreshed, with upgrades ranging from new flooring to new tables, chairs, bar stools and a new bar façade.

Norwegian Pearl sails from Miami through April and offers a variety of itineraries including round-trip sailings through the Panama Canal and itineraries to the Western Caribbean.

During the summer months, Norwegian Pearl will sail seven-day cruises to the glacier-filled waters of Alaska from Seattle with ports on call including Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria, British Columbia.

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