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 MV ‘Dallas Express’ Entering the Port of New York / New Jersey

Images of MV ‘Dallas Express’ Entering the Port of New York / New Jersey             Panamax, Fully-cellular Containership Vessel, 4,800 TEU, built in 2000

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Antwerpen Express, Tokyo Express. Intermediate Containership 3,000-5,999 TEU, Call Sign DGAF, IMO Number 9193288. Built at Hyundai HI (Ulsan), Germany Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class, Length Overall of 294.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 283.20 m., Moulded Depth of 21.80 m., Draught of 13.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 53,300, Tonnage of 23,876 International Net, 19,823 Light Displacement and 66,084 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH, Germany. Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH is a subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 4,800 Total, 3,370 Homogeneous and 740 Reefer, 6 Holds, 17 Hatches, Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, and is also able to transit the old locks. 370 x Sockets, Reefer.  No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7K98MC Mk5 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 40,037mkW total at 94rpm. Speed of 24.00 kts at 142.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 54,435.

AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 4,600ekW total, (5,750kVA total), 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 1,750ekW total, (2,187kVA total), 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 300ekW total, (375kVA total).

PROPULSOR & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 94rpm. 1 x Pos, 1 Bow Thruster(s) of 2100.00, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 2,100ekW total AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding price of US$ 59 million, contracted in May 1998.


Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ sailing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ sailing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York / New Jersey. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York / New Jersey; cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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Images of Products Tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’ Entering New York Harbor

Products Tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’ Entering New York Harbor (Ex-name: West Point) 50,850 DWT Products & Chemicals Tanker, built in 2006

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name: West Point. Launch Name was West Point. Handy Tanker, Call Sign 9HTD8, IMO Number 9318034.

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Built at STX SB (Jinhae), Double Hull, Malta Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E3 Class, Length Overall of 183.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 173.90 m., Draught of 12.70 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 52.00 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion. Moulded Depth of 19.10 m., Lightship air draft of 38.10 m., Keel to mast air draft of 46.40 m., Tonnage of 24,950 Panama Canal Net, 27,700 Suez Canal Net, 12,150 International Net, 11,110 Light Displacement and 50,040 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 30,050.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Interorient Marine Services (Germany) GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany. Interorient Marine Services (Germany) GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidary of Interorient Navigation Co Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 51,560 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps with a total Capacity of 7,200 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 3, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 65 degrees celsius, 7 Cargo Separations, Marpol Certificate.  7 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, Cargo connections have diameters of 16 inches, Manifold height above deck of 2.10 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 96.20 m., 12 Centrifugal Pump(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 7,200 t/hr, S/Steel SUS 316L cargo lines, Crude Oil Washing. Solas Certificate, High Level Alarms, Automatic Ullaging, Inert Gas System, Vapor Return Ashore, Centre Line Bulkhead.
MAIN ENGINE : 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S60MC-C7.1 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 13,560mkW total at 105rpm. , MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 15.90 kts at 44.40 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 18424.

AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – MAN Diesel & Turbo 6L23/30H Mk.1 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 225mm x 300mm bore/stroke 1,776mkW total at 900rpm driving 2 x generator(s), 1 x Emergency Gen – Cummins NT855-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 140mm x 152mm bore/stroke 280mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x generator(s).

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 105rpm.

POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric).

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reportedly Vessel was sold to her present Owners in May 2006 at US$53.5m.


Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, passing under the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, passing under the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, passing under the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Statue of Liberty; cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ is outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Statue of Liberty; cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ is outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ is outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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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.

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.


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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.