Norwegian Cruise Line Homeports in Amsterdam for the First Time

Norwegian Pearl in Amsterdam
Norwegian Pearl in Amsterdam.

This weekend, Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated its first season of cruises from its new homeport in Amsterdam with the European debut of Norwegian Pearl. Bringing Norwegian Pearl to Europe brings the brand’s presence to six ships in the region for the first time.

On May 11, 2019, the 2,400-passenger Norwegian Pearl embarked on her first summer season in Europe, where she became the largest ship to sail on the Thames River at Tilbury in Essex, England. She will cruise the North and Baltic seas until the end of June, before repositioning to Rome (Civitavecchia) for a season of varied Mediterranean voyages.

“As the only North American cruise line to sail Europe year-round, we are very excited to offer guests new and interesting itineraries full of history, culture and diverse landscapes while they enjoy our various ships in the region, including Norwegian Pearl, which is homeporting in Europe for the first time,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, in press materials.

During her first season in Europe, Norwegian Pearl will sail 10- to 14-day cruises to the Greek Isles, the Med, and the French, Spanish and Italian riviera’s from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Venice and Rome through Oct. 14, 2019. Norwegian Pearl will also host the first European Jon Bon Jovi Runaway To Paradise cruise, featuring performances by Jon Bon Jovi and the 11-piece Kings of Suburbia band. This themed-cruise sails from Barcelona to Palma Majorca, Spain Aug. 26-30.

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