Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ in Piraeus, Greece

MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ Entering the Port of Piraeus
Cruiseship of 2,018 Berths, built in 1998 at Meyer Werft, Germany

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Call Sign C6TQ6, IMO Number 9141065. Ordered in 1995 and built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, delivered in Jun 1998, Bahamas Flagged, DNV Classed, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 268.60 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 235.60 m., Draught of 8.40 m., Moulded Depth of 11.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 75,338, Tonnage of 45,235 International Net and 8,395 Dwt (long).

The vessel was constructed by Meyer Werft in Germany in 1998 for account of Star Cruises, the Malaysia-based subsidiary of the Genting Group. Her Launch Name was MV ‘SuperStar Leo’ and she was the first vessel of Star Cruises’ Leo-class. Vessel originally home-ported in Singapore and operated for Star Cruises to Malaysia and Thailand. In 2000, Star Cruises acquired Norwegian Caribbean Line; In 2007, Star Cruises sold 50% of Norwegian for $1 billion to US-based Apollo Management (owners of Oceania Cruises).

In 2004, Norwegian Cruise Line was planning to launch the cruiseship MV ‘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 MV ‘Pride of America’, the cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Sky’ was immediately rushed into service under the name MV ‘Pride of Aloha’. To compensate for the unexpected events, cruiseship MV ‘SuperStar Leo’ was immediately transferred to the NCL fleet, her planned cruises cancelled, and after only two weeks of refits, the vessel emerged as the cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’, ready to assume the planned cruises of MV ‘Norwegian Sky’.

There is only one sistership vessel built under the ‘Leo Class’ (now ’Spirit Class’ with NCL), the cruiseship MV ’SuperStar Virgo’ which is owned by Star Cruises. Since the ‘Leo Class’ vessels were designed for the Asian market, this cruiseship 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.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), United States. [Norwegian is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with major shareholders including Apollo Global Management (15.8%), Genting Group (11.1%), and TPG Capital (2.3%). Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8% of the total worldwide share of the cruise market.]

PASSENGER CAPACITY: Total number of Passengers 2,300, 983 Passenger Cabins, 2018 Passenger Berths, 959 Crew. 14 decks.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – MAN Energy Solutions 14V48/60 – 4-stroke 14-cyl. 480mm x 600mm bore/stroke 58,796mkW total at 514rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR: 2 x Azimuth (Aft) (electric) AC.

NEWBUILDING COST: Reported newbuilding price of US$ 350 million, contracted in 1995.


Images of Norwegian Cruise Line cruiseships posted previously on our blog, mostly from their port calls to New York Cruise Terminal and in Piraeus can be accessed by clicking on following link!


Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. A pilot boat outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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

Images of the Cruiseship MV departing New York have been hosted twice previously on our blog,

MV ‘NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY’ in August 2014, and                                                  
MV ‘NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY’ (Part II) in October 2015.

Quick Vessel description as per herebelow:

Description of the Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’. Source: Wikipedia.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Statue of Liberty visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Statue of Liberty visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Statue of Liberty visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Statue of Liberty visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ majestically departing New York. Here passing under  the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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MV ‘NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY’ (Part II)

Images of Cruiseship MV ‘NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY’ departing New York City      Pictures taken during an August-2015 port call                                                    (4,028 Berths, Cruiseship Vessel, Built 2013 at Meyer Werft, Germany)

Images of MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ from previous port call in New York City (August 2014) can be found at another posting, by clicking here!

IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Norwegian Breakaway. Call Sign C6ZJ3, IMO Number 9606912. Built at Meyer Werft, Bahamas Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 325.64 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 300.12 m., Draught of 8.60 m., Beam of 39.70 m., Gross Tonnage of 145,655, Moulded Depth of 11.40 m., Tonnage of 132,549 International Net and 10,826 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 4 S.A. 14-cyl., Engine Model 14V48/60CR MAN Engine, Speed of 22.00 kts, Horsepower of 84,801B at 514. 2 Propellors, 3 Bow Thruster(s).

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL); company website: http://www.ncl.com.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 4,028, 4028 Passenger Berths, 1595 Crew.

MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ flies the Bahamian flag but she’s home-ported at New York City and the New York City Passenger Ship Terminal in Manhattan. Typically the vessel departs New York every Sunday for seven-day cruises to Bermuda, and thus the evocative name. At almost 326 meter length (1,069 ft) and eighteen decks, she’s presently the ninth largest cruiseship in the world.  Until this year, MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ and her sistership MV ‘Norwegian Getaway’ (of the ‘Breakaway Class’), were the biggest vessels in the Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet.

At the time of her delivery, it was posted: “Designed as “New York’s” ship, “NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY will bring the best of NYC to sea when she arrives to her year-round homeport in early May 2013, offering the high-caliber dining and entertainment options that New York is known for worldwide. To date, the company has revealed the ship’s groundbreaking design, including an open-air boardwalk, The Waterfront, and 678 Ocean Place; a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that will create a whole new complex at sea that enhances guests’ connection with the ocean.  Norwegian Breakaway’s entertainment will include three Broadway shows: five-time Tony nominated ROCK OF AGES; the dance sensation BURN THE FLOOR; and CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER JUNGLE FANTASY.  The famed comedy troupe The Second City, Howl at the Moon dueling pianos, and New York’s own Slam Allen will perform on the vessel. Norwegian Breakaway will also feature an exciting fireworks show on every cruise that will dazzle guests on the second to last night at sea each week, and will be the grand finale of a decadent 1980s-themed deck party.”


 

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 1@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 2@ W CELEBRITY SUMMIT

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. One World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan skyline visible. Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ can be seen sailing upstream. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 3@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge can be seen aft of the vessel. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 4@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 5@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 6@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 7@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 8@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 9@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 10@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 11@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 12@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 13@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Panoramic view of Lower Manhattan. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.


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MV ‘NAUTICA’

Images of Cruiseship MV ‘NAUTICA’ (Ex-name: R Five)
684 Berths, Cruise Vessel, Built 2000

IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name / Launch Name is ‘R Five’. Call Sign V7DM4, IMO Number 9200938. Built at Ch. de l’Atlantique, Marshall Islands Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 181.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 157.85 m., Draught of 5.95 m., Beam of 25.46 m., Gross Tonnage of 30,277, Moulded Depth of 18.10 m., Tonnage of 11,481 International Net and 2,948 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 4 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12V32D. Wartsila Engine, Speed of 18.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Oceania Cruises Inc., company website: http://www.oceaniacruises.com. More info on the vessel from the Owners website can be found at: MV ‘NAUTICA’  by clicking here. Oceania Cruises Inc is wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 777, 342 Passenger Cabins, 684 Passenger Berths, 9 Passenger Decks, 400 Crew.

MV NAUTICA 1

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 2

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 3

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 4

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 5

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 6

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 7

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 8

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 9

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 10

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 11

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

MV NAUTICA 12

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com


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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.