Cruiseship MS ’Norwegian Star’ exiting the Port of Piraeus (in reverse)
2,348 Berths Cruiseship, built in 2001 at Meyer Werft, Germany
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Norwegian Star II. Call Sign C6FR3, IMO Number 9195157. Dawn Class (only sistership vessel is MS ’Norwegian Dawn’.)
VESSEL OWNERS’ DETAILS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Norwegian is a publicly traded company with 44% publicly listed on NASDAQ, with major shareholders including Genting Group (28%), Apollo Global Management (20%), and TPG Capital (8%).
VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Total number of Passengers 2,600, 1120 Passenger Cabins, 2348 Passenger Berths, 11 Passenger Decks, 1,060 Crew.
Built at Meyer Werft, Bahamas Flagged, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 294.15 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 264.80 m., Draught of 8.20 m., Moulded Depth of 11.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Tonnage of 61,090 International Net and 7,380 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 91,740.
MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – MAN Diesel & Turbo 14V48/60 – 4-stroke 14-cyl. 480mm x 600mm bore/stroke 58,800mkW total at 514rpm driving 5 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz. Speed of 24.60 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil.
AUXILIARY: 1 x Emergency Gen – Cummins KTA50-M2 – 4-stroke 16-cyl. 159mm x 159mm bore/stroke 1,492mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s).
PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 2 Azimuth Propellors, 3 Bow Thruster(s). Pod (Aft) (electric), ABB Azipod™ VO2300 at 39,000ekW total AC. 3 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Brunvoll FU 100LN-2750, Ø2.75m AC.
SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Vessel was originally ordered by Star Cruises in 1999 at reportedly US$ 380 mil. While under construction, Star Cruises acquired NCL. Additional info on vessel can be found on Wiki under the entry ‘Norwegian Star’ and on the shipowners’s website by clicking here.
Previously posted on our blog images of NCL cruiseships can be found herebelow:
Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ Departing New York Harbor, April 2017
Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Gem’ Departing New York Harbor, March 2017
Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departing New York City, October 2015
Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departing New York City, August 2014.
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