Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus

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.


Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Star’ departing the Port of Piraeus (moving in reverse) under the Aegean sun of a glorious summer afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ Departing New York Harbor

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’                                                                                     (2,382 Berths, Cruiseship Vessel, built in 2007 at Meyer Werft)

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name: Norwegian Gem. Call Sign C6VG8, IMO Number 9355733. Built at Meyer Werft, Germany;  Bahamas Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 294.10 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 263.50 m., Draught of 8.30 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 93,530, Moulded Depth of 11.50 m., Tonnage of 63,890 International Net and 9,840 Dwt (long).

ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 4 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12V48/60B, MAN Engine, Speed of 25.00 kts, Horsepower of 97,850B at 500. 3 Bow Thruster(s).

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL); additional information on the Cruiseship from NCL’s website can be found here: ‘Norwegian Gem’ deck plans.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 2,670, 1188 Passenger Cabins, 2,382 Passenger Berths, 1,100 Crew.

Previously posted images on our blog of of the cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ can be found here:
MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ on August 10, 2014, and
MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ on August 20, 2014.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound, products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’ inbound; Statue of Liberty in the middle. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound by the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor; Statue of Liberty visible to the left. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline, including the World Trade Center, in the background. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline, including the World Trade Center and Empire State Building, in the background. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline, including the World Trade Center, in the background. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline in the background, Fort Wadsworth / Battery Weed in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Fort Wadsworth in the foreground and Verrazzano Narrows Bridge to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Verrazzano Narrows Bridge to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Verrazzano Narrows Bridge to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.