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Norwegian Star

Capacity
2348
Crew
1031
Tonnage
91 740
Length
294.13 m (965 ft)
First voyage
2001
Decks
14

Norwegian Star is a Dawn-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). Ordered by and intended for Star Cruises, it was originally named SuperStar Leo before being transferred to NCL. Norwegian Star is a Panamax cruise ship; its 294-meter-length (965 ft) and 32.2-meter-beam (105.6 ft) nears the limit for ships transiting the Panama Canal.

Norwegian Star was built by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Construction began on Norwegian Star in 2000 and... Read more

Norwegian Star

Capacity (DO): 
2348
Crew: 
1031
Tonnage: 
91 740
Length: 
294.13 m (965 ft)
Beam: 
32.2 m (105.6 ft)
First voyage: 
2001
Decks: 
14

Norwegian Star is a Dawn-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). Ordered by and intended for Star Cruises, it was originally named SuperStar Leo before being transferred to NCL. Norwegian Star is a Panamax cruise ship; its 294-meter-length (965 ft) and 32.2-meter-beam (105.6 ft) nears the limit for ships transiting the Panama Canal.

Norwegian Star was built by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Construction began on Norwegian Star in 2000 and was completed in mid-2001, with the ship put into service later that year. Originally circumnavigating the Hawaiian Islands since its introduction, Norwegian Star was moved to the Pacific Coast of North America in 2004.

Design

Norwegian Star's gross tonnage (GT) is 91,740. She is 294 meters (965 ft) long, with a beam of 32.2 meters (105.6 ft) and a draft of 8.2 meters (27 ft). Norwegian Star is a Panamax ship and was designed at the maximum size that can be accommodated by the locks of the Panama Canal. Four 14,700-kilowatt (19,700 hp) MAN B&W diesel generating sets power the ship, which can run on either diesel fuel or heavy fuel oil. Propulsion is provided by two 19,500-kilowatt (26,100 hp) Azipods built by the ABB Group, and a set of three 2,390-kilowatt (3,210 hp) bow thrusters. Norwegian Star is equipped with a pair of stabilizers with an area of 8 square meters (86 sq ft) each.

Amenities

Norwegian Star has a maximum capacity—assuming double occupancy—of 2,348 passengers. Of Norwegian Star's 1,176 cabins, 70 percent had views of the ocean. Unusual, for a cruise ship, are its twin 220-square-meter (2,370 sq ft), three-bedroom, suites situated atop the ship complete with private garden and sundeck. When built, Norwegian Star was also one of the few cruise ships built without a casino, something that was prohibited by Hawaiian law; a 900-square-meter (10,000 sq ft) casino was added in 2005 when she was repositioned. Because the ship was ordered by Star Cruises and to be based out of Singapore, the decor and layout of Norwegian Star was meant to appeal to Asian and Australian passenger rather than Americans where she was ultimately based. The Norwegian Star has ten different dining areas.

History

Norwegian Star was originally intended to operate with Star Cruises under the name SuperStar Libra. The plans for SuperStar Libra were unveiled on 7 June 1999, with the vessel costing US$400 million. She was to be the first of two Libra-class vessels constructed by the German shipyard Meyer Werft. The first of 60 prefabricated "blocks" of SuperStar Libra was laid on 23 June 2000. When the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) was bought by Star Cruises, SuperStar Libra and the second Libra-class cruise ship, SuperStar Scorpio, were transferred to NCL in March 2001.

Under NCL, SuperStar Libra was renamed Norwegian Star and Scorpio became Norwegian Dawn; subsequently Libra class became referred to as Dawn class. On 30 September 2001, Norwegian Star was floated-out from the shipyard's building dock to its fitting-out pier. Two days later, she departed Papenburg and transited the Ems. The vessel was christened on 17 November 2001 at the Miami, Florida in a dual ceremony with another NCL ship, Norwegian Sun.

Norwegian Star entered regular service on 16 December with cruises around the Hawaiian Islands. In 2004, she was moved to the West Coast for cruises to Alaska in the summer and to the Mexican Riviera in the winter. Norwegian Star gained the addition of hull art, a new steakhouse and a casino as part of the transfer. The ship was replaced in Hawaii with the newly refurbished Pride of Aloha.

Norwegian Star was chartered to serve as a floating hotel for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, however the deal was cancelled because of financial costs and lack of demand. The cancellation allowed NCL the extra two weeks to move up a refurbishment planned for late 2011. Norwegian Star entered drydock at the Victoria Shipyards in nearby Victoria on 16 February. The majority of the renovations consisted of the relocation of the gift shops and lounge, as well as the addition of 58 new suites and staterooms; a similar project was carried out on Norwegian Dawn a year later. Norwegian Star left Victoria on 2 March and returned to service four days later.

Norwegian Star was repositioned in October 2011 to Tampa, Florida and the western Caribbean Sea instead of returning to the Mexican Riviera. In summer 2012, she was moved from Alaska to New York City. Norwegian Star replaced Norwegian Gem in cruises to Bermuda from April to October. In return for coming to New York, the slightly larger Norwegian Jewel replaced Norwegian Star in Alaska. She wintered in New Orleans, Louisiana where she replaced Norwegian Spirit. Starting 2013, Norwegian Star alternates between northern Europe and the Baltic Sea in the summer, and the Mexican Riviera and Panama Canal cruises in winter.

In March 2015, the ship was brought to Vigor Industrial's dry dock in Portland, Oregon for maintenance, including repairs to the Azipod units. During the refit, maintenance was performed on its bow thrusters and stabilizers, as well as the Azipod units, ballast and bilge piping were replaced, a low-resistance silicone paint aimed at increasing fuel efficiency was applied to the hull, and the release mechanisms for the lifeboat tenders were upgraded. The Norwegian Star's dining and entertainment spaces were also renovated and digital signage, first introduced on the Norwegian Breakaway, was installed.

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Attractions on Norwegian Star


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Teen Club

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A hip place for teens to hang out. It features a video wall, jukebox, football table and air hockey. By night the Teen Club turns into a teen disco.
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Teppanyaki

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The Teppanyaki Room, part of the Ginza Asian Restaurant, offers a truly authentic Japanese dining experience. Sit at a large table where the process of preparing and cooking your food right before ...
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The Oasis Pool

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Our main pool has two hot tubs nearby and Topsider's Bar & Grill. Plus, there’s ample room for sunning.
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The Promenade

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Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk on a freesh air. Enjoy the breeze and beautiful view
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Topsiders Bar

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Topsiders Bar & Grill is on deck near the Oasis Pool and two hot tubs. All you need now is a sun lounger.
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Splash Academy Youth Center

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Jump into a splash of fun at Splash Academy just for kids 3-12. Join us for active games, arts and crafts, and jump into character with the creative theme days.
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Java Cafe

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For that double vanilla, extra hot latte with extra foam, the Java Cafe is at your service with a wide variety of speciality coffees, teas, pastries and cookies.
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The Grill

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Topsiders Bar & Grill is on deck near the Oasis Pool and two hot tubs. All you need now is a sun lounger.

Helipad

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Special spot for helicopters
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Versailles Main Dining Room

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Get a taste of elegance and fine continental dining with fantastic views in this main dining room.