February 27, 2017
(3:15 p.m. EST) -- Following a two-week dry dock, Norwegian Pearl has arrived in its Miami homeport with refurbished cabins, public spaces and restaurants.
All of the ship's 1,197 staterooms were redone with a blue, turquoise and silver color palette, reflected in new furniture, carpet, headboards and TVs. USB charging outlets have also been added.
Further, The Haven, Norwegian Cruise Line's exclusive luxury area, now boasts an upgraded courtyard with new cabanas. Cabins in The Haven have also received upgrades in the form of new furniture, curtains, artwork, wallpaper and carpeting.
Additionally, facelifts have been given to several restaurants, including Moderno Churrascaria, the ship's Brazilian steakhouse; Cagney's, the traditional onboard steakhouse venue; and O'Sheehan's sports bar and grill. Enhancements range from new window treatments and seating to light fixtures and granite bar tops.
The pool area and hot tubs also got makeovers, as did the Great Outdoors and Sky High bars.
"Norwegian Pearl is one of our most beloved ships," Andy Stuart, Norwegian's president and CEO, said in a statement. "With this dry dock we wanted to provide her with a refreshed, clean and modern onboard atmosphere."
The vessel, known as the line's theme cruise ship, recently hosted the popular Walker Stalker cruise, which brought aboard stars from TV show "The Walking Dead." Next month, the ship will host the Pitbull After Dark Party, featuring rapper Pitbull, who served as godfather to Norwegian Escape.
Following a series of Miami-based Western Caribbean and Panama Canal sailings through April, Norwegian Pearl will relocate to Seattle for a season of Alaska voyages.
--By Ashley Kosciolek, Editor