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    Norwegian Cruise Line and their Freestyle Cruising [NCL]

    At our old forum board, we have an 8-page thread with news and details about Norwegian Cruise Line ( http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...pic.php?t=1637 ) which I would like to continue on here.

    I therefore open the thread at our new home with an image of the Norwegian Sun captured in Ushuaia recently:

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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  • #2
    Norwegian Sky's newest doctor!! My foreign exchange student "son" and dear friend, Mattias--


    We have another convert to the seas!!!
    Last edited by ehp; March 1st, 2009, 00:24.

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    • #3
      EHP I am beginning to think that your ties to the sea run deep.

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      • #4
        Nope--Just lucky !!!!!!

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        • #5
          He looks VERY Swedish-y.... (kind of jealous of his life on board a cruise vessel).

          Based on what you sent me, I dare bet that he enjoys his time on board 120%... which is very important for a healthy ship. I think he will charm many a rich Lady on a rough sea day with sea sickness pills and a waltz..
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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          Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
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          • #6
            We are trying to create the a more complete story of Norwegian Cruise Line and are looking for great sunny images of the ships in the NCL fleet:

            Norwegian Dawn

            Norwegian Gem

            Norwegian Jade

            Norwegian Jewel

            Norwegian Pearl

            Norwegian Sky

            Norwegian Spirit

            Norwegian Star

            Norwegian Sun

            Pride of Hawaii


            The images we are looking for should be of reasonably good quality, preferably from sunny days, and will be posted in the story of NCL on the CaptainsVoyage mother-page and accredited photographer (naturally).

            If you have any good images to share which we could use, please send me an e-mail or a PM now.

            Additionally, we are also looking for images of some of the Star Cruises ships:

            Superstar Virgo

            Superstar Libra

            Superstar Aquarius


            Should you have any details or important mile stones to add, we also like to hear from you.

            What we have so far: Norwegian Cruise Line ::: 40 Years :::

            Both please and thank you.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
            Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
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            • #7
              Norweigan Cruise Line announced details of the 128 studio cabins that will be on Norweigan Epic. These cabins will be 100 square feet and the smallest of any modern cuise ships. Basically the new cabin class is just a bathroom and enough space for a bed. There is a common "living room" available only to studio cabin passengers.

              Links to a couple articles on Cruise Critic:
              http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3124

              http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3123

              And if you want the info straight from NCL:
              http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/pressroom/...Code=PR_031809
              Last edited by pilotdane; March 20th, 2009, 14:40.

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              • #8
                Had a nice visit with my "son" when he spent the night with us last night...
                He had fun as a ship's doctor for 3 months, and will do it again sometime in the future.

                The routine was either 3 or 4 days Miami-Nassau-Freeport- Private island-Miami. Got a bit boring after a while.

                But he said the main problem was the constant flow of people with "issues/shipboard injuries" trying to get a free cruise out of the line!!!!!

                And a LOT of almost out-of-control partying. He said the detention area is next to the medical center, and it usually had a few folks in there....

                Especially the weeks of college spring break. He said give THESE kids a few ****tails, and suddenly girls' t-shirts were coming off............

                Ah, youth....American youth at its finest...........

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                • #9
                  What's up with the Norwegian Dream?

                  Found some images of her at Gibraltar Port website, and strangely, her NCL livery on the funnel has been removed?

                  Photographs dated April 27th 2009.

                  http://www.gibraltarport.com/fulldet...m?PhotoID=3595

                  http://www.gibraltarport.com/photo_l...tartrow=10#top
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                  Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                  Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    What's up with the Norwegian Dream?

                    Found some images of her at Gibraltar Port website, and strangely, her NCL livery on the funnel has been removed?
                    ...
                    Hi Jan-Olav,
                    the NORWEGIEAN DREAM isn't in service for NCL anymore. I think the ownership has been transfered to 'Star Cruises' and now they want to sell the ship (in this case not to indian breakers like in many other cases )
                    Rumors say 'Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' was interested, but I don't know more about that...
                    Currently the NORWEGIAN DREM is on the way to Piraeus if I'm right she will arrive there tomorrow or on saturday


                    Best regards
                    Eric

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ehp View Post
                      Had a nice visit with my "son" when he spent the night with us last night...
                      He had fun as a ship's doctor for 3 months, and will do it again sometime in the future.

                      The routine was either 3 or 4 days Miami-Nassau-Freeport- Private island-Miami. Got a bit boring after a while.

                      But he said the main problem was the constant flow of people with "issues/shipboard injuries" trying to get a free cruise out of the line!!!!!

                      And a LOT of almost out-of-control partying. He said the detention area is next to the medical center, and it usually had a few folks in there....

                      Especially the weeks of college spring break. He said give THESE kids a few ****tails, and suddenly girls' t-shirts were coming off............

                      Ah, youth....American youth at its finest...........

                      Thank you for reminding me why I do not cruise on NCL anymore.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WhiteStarLine View Post
                        Hi Jan-Olav,
                        the NORWEGIEAN DREAM isn't in service for NCL anymore. I think the ownership has been transfered to 'Star Cruises' and now they want to sell the ship (in this case not to indian breakers like in many other cases )
                        Rumors say 'Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' was interested, but I don't know more about that...
                        Currently the NORWEGIAN DREM is on the way to Piraeus if I'm right she will arrive there tomorrow or on saturday


                        Best regards
                        Eric
                        Thanks Eric. That explains a lot. I guess she would be heading to Piraeus for lay up and possible sale then. Maybe Louise Cruise Line will have a look at her, though, selling such a large ship may not be too easy. Has she been listed for sale for a long time?
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                        Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                        Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

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                        • #13
                          One question concerning a former white swan of NCL... last seen operating in the far East under the name Flamenco or Flamenco I.... does anyone have any update on the status of this ship....?

                          A friend of mine today, well, a colleague actually, stated he had seen the ship in an image looking abandoned and "out - of - service"...
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                            One question concerning a former white swan of NCL... last seen operating in the far East under the name Flamenco or Flamenco I.... does anyone have any update on the status of this ship....?

                            A friend of mine today, well, a colleague actually, stated he had seen the ship in an image looking abandoned and "out - of - service"...
                            The Flamenco was never a real NCL ship. She was ordered as a sister to "Southward" and was to be given the name "Seaward", but during construction she was sold to P&O and given the name "Spirit of London", later "Sun Princess".

                            Shipspotting has a picture of her dated 13.06.09 and she looks pretty abandoned.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ostafjells View Post
                              The Flamenco was never a real NCL ship. She was ordered as a sister to "Southward" and was to be given the name "Seaward", but during construction she was sold to P&O and given the name "Spirit of London", later "Sun Princess".

                              Shipspotting has a picture of her dated 13.06.09 and she looks pretty abandoned.
                              Ahaaa.... this is the one which was to become the P&O ship! Now, I remember!

                              Wonder if she is soon to be seen at Alang?
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                              Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                              Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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