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Registered Owner: Norwegian Star Ltd. - USA - Operator: Norwegian Cruise Line - USA  

                  First NCL ship with a Pod propulsion and painted hull art.
Original ordered for parent company Star Cruises - Malaysia as a Libra class ship. After some modifications the ship was able to used as NCL's Freestyle cruising concept.

Entered service: 2001 - Refit: 2004-2010-2015-2018 - Gross tonnage: 91.740 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 2348 - All berths: 2846 - Passenger decks: 11 - Length: 294,13 m.-  Beam: 32,20 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make B&W-MAN-type 14V48/60 total output 58.800 kW. - Propulsion: 2 ABB Azipods 19.000 kW each - Max. speed: 24,6 knots - Service speed: 20 knots - Built: Meyer Werft - Germany  -Yard no: 648 - Classification: DNV/GL - Flag: Bahamas

Sistership: Norwegian Dawn

Febr.15-2017 Norwegian Star returned to service on Tuesday afternoon (local time) when the ship left Melbourne (Australia) after technicians completed repairs on both Azipod propulsion pods, which failed leaving the ship adrift last week off the coast of Melbourne.


Drifting powerless of the southern coast of Victoria after the second of its two azipods failed early this morning. After limping around Asia and Australia with cancelled port calls and modified itineraries due to propulsion problems, the situation has gone from bad to worse for the Norwegian Star.
The ship became adrift yesterday in the Tasman Sea, with both ABB pods offline, and is now under tow back to Melbourne, Australia. Once the vessel is back in Melbourne, engineers will evaluate the azipod failures.
Dec.31-2016 Ship had problems with its Azipod system in Singapore late last year at the start of the companyís first  Asia program in more than a decade.Now Norwegian Star has experienced a further technical malfunction and is travelling at reduced speed. Technical problems continue to plague Norwegian Star
2015 Due to a technical issue with the shipís ABB-manufactured Azipod propulsion system, Norwegian Starís 15-day Panama Canal cruise, scheduled to depart on April 12 from Los Angeles, has been canceled.
The ship will be out of service from April 12-26 to repair the Azipod, a Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman said. Norwegian Star is to resume scheduled sailings on April 27 from Miami. Norwegian Star had just re-entered service after a two-week drydock refurbishment that included an Azipod hydrodynamic upgradehe ship received an Azipod hydrodynamic upgrade and silicone hull coating to further improve fuel efficiency.
   Passenger space ratio all berths:32.23


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