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Norwegian Spirit

Capacity
2018
Crew
912
Tonnage
75 904
Length
879 ft (267.92 m)
First voyage
1998
Decks
13

Norwegian Spirit is a cruise ship currently operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. She was built for Star Cruises as SuperStar Leo.

History

The vessel was constructed by Meyer Werft in Germany. Named SuperStar Leo in 1998, the vessel was the first of Star Cruises' Leo-class. She was then homeported in Singapore in 1998 and operated 2-5 Night Cruises to Malaysia and Thailand. One year later, SuperStar Virgo arrived in Singapore.... Read more

Norwegian Spirit

Capacity (DO): 
2018
Crew: 
912
Tonnage: 
75 904
Length: 
879 ft (267.92 m)
Beam: 
106 ft (32.31 m)
First voyage: 
1998
Decks: 
13

Norwegian Spirit is a cruise ship currently operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. She was built for Star Cruises as SuperStar Leo.

History

The vessel was constructed by Meyer Werft in Germany. Named SuperStar Leo in 1998, the vessel was the first of Star Cruises' Leo-class. She was then homeported in Singapore in 1998 and operated 2-5 Night Cruises to Malaysia and Thailand. One year later, SuperStar Virgo arrived in Singapore. She was then based in Hong Kong in 10 September 1999 and offered 1-5 night cruises to China, Hainan, Vietnam and the South China Sea.

In 2003, SuperStar Leo was transferred to Australia due to SARS in Asia and she returned to Hong Kong afterwards.

In 2004, Norwegian Cruise Line was planning to launch Pride of America. However, just prior to completion, the vessel partially sank when a storm hit the Lloyd Werft shipyards. To meet the already booked cruises for Pride of America, the Norwegian Sky was immediately rushed into service as Pride of Aloha. To compensate for the unexpected events, SuperStar Leo was immediately transferred to the NCL fleet, her planned cruises cancelled (thus forcing Star Cruises to refund or rebook passengers), and after only two weeks of refits, the vessel emerged as the Norwegian Spirit, ready to assume the planned cruises of Norwegian Sky.

Vessel class

Norwegian Spirit is the first ship of this design. She was followed by SuperStar Virgo, her twin sister ship which is with Star Cruises. No other ships of this particular design were constructed. She was designed for an Asian clientele, so curiously the ship is generally on a shorter scale in height than most cruise ships. This also means shorter deck chairs for lounging, hand rails in the corridors and so on.

Propulsion

Four 14-cylinder MAN B&W 14V48 medium speed diesel engines, each producing 14,700 kilowatts (19,700 hp), driving ABB electric propulsion motors coupled to twin propellers.

Cruises

Norwegian Spirit currently offers two different itineraries, based year-round in Europe; 12-night Grand Mediterranean cruises in the summer and autumn, and nine-night cruises to the Canary Islands in the winter and spring. She was designed for an Asian clientele, so curiously the ship is generally on a shorter scale in height than most cruise ships. This also means shorter deck chairs for lounging, hand rails in the corridors and so on.

Norwegian Spirit will be deployed seasonally to China beginning in summer 2020. Before this, the ship will undergo an extensive renovation.

Media

In the 2003, Japanese TV drama "Netsuretsu teki chuuka hanten" take place on SuperStar Leo.

In the 2012, movie 21 Jump Street (film) the Norwegian Spirit can be seen while they pass the bridge in the hijacked pink Volkswagen New Beetle.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Norwegian_Spirit

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Attractions on Norwegian Spirit


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Teppanyaki/Tetami

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Inside the Shogun Asian Restaurant, Teppanyaki offers a truly authentic Japanese dining experience. Sit at a large table of 10 where the process of preparing and cooking your food right before you ...

Smoking Room

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Smoking area
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Windows Main Dining Room

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Welcome to Windows, where you can enjoy delicious menus served in a beautiful room with, as its name suggests, a fabulous panoramic view.
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Stardust Theater

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It's showtime! And we've got really fantastic shows for you at the Stardust with cocktails before or after dinner in a traditional European opera house-style auditorium reaching up two decks.
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Bier Garten

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Outdoor bar serving snacks and premium beers.
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Maharini's Nightclub

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Dance the night away at this Bollywood-style lounge and nightclub.
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The Photo Shop

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Our collection of beautiful photographic prints is worthy of any wall. Be sure to check them out at the Photo Gallery.
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Library

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You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant trimmings a good library deserves including a stellar view.

Jogging Track

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Run circles around the other guests or get your daily walk in before breakfast on the outdoor track.
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Maharini's Lounge

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Dance the night away at this Bollywood-style lounge and nightclub.

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8 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Norwegian Spirit Cruise Ship


NCL has quite many nice vessels, but today we’d like to talk about the  Norwegian Spirit cruise ship . Here are some facts that most people might not know. Photo by: Digitaria/Wiki/CC BY-SA 4.0 1. Norwegian Spirit wasn’t NCL’s ship at first. She was built in Germany for the Star...