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Registered Owner: Pride of America Shipholding Inc. - USA - Beneficial owner Norwegian Cruise Line Holding - USA - Operator: Norwegian Cruise Line -USA 

Pride of America is the only ship that sails year-round from Honolulu on 7-night intra-Hawai段 cruises. This one-of-a-kind itinerary offers nearly 100 hours of port time and visits Hawai段痴 main islands, including an overnight in Kahului, Maui; an overnight in Nāwiliwili, Kaua段; stops in Hilo, Hawai段 and Kona, Hawai段; as well as an afternoon cruise by the spectacular Nā Pali Coast.
NCL has contracted with Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) to buy all of the materials and equipment and the work performed to date on the two "Project America" vessels of the defunct American Classic Voyages under construction at Northrop's Ingalls shipyard in Mississippi. The substantially completed hull of the first vessel, plus all of the associated equipment and materials, will be transported to Europe, where work will be completed on German's Lloyd Werft.

The original design of the 2 "Project America" ships has been modified and will sail under the NCL brand as the latest addition to the company's revolutionary Freestyle Cruising fleet. The new name of the first ship will be  PRIDE of AMERICA expected delivery end of 2003 in time for the summer season. NCL wanted the orginal 256 m. long hull lengthened by 25 m. to 281 m. Two additional diesel engines would also be installed, for increasing the service speed of the vessel. Raising in total to 6.

What will happen to the second ship was still not clear. It seemed unlikly that materials would be assembled at Lloyd Werft which is not a newbuilding yard. Earlier reports spake of Meyer Werft and an unidentified German yard being interested in some of the work. NCL said once completion of the first ship was under way, it 努ill explore the feasibility of completing the second vessel based on the word in progress and materials that have been purchased.

July - 2004 The materials for Project America 2 are being moved from Lloyd Werft to Meyer Werft in Papenburg for use in ongoing Norwegian Cruise Line newbuilds. NCL had purchased the materials from the US Maritime Administration. The materials has been used on the Pride of Hawaii under construction at Meyer Werft.


January 14-2004: The Norwegian Cruise Lines uncompleted PRIDE OF AMERICA sank at Lloyd Werft shipyard Bremerhaven, Germany this morning. It is believed that storm driven waves poured into an opening in the almost finished vessel and caused her to list enough to fill with water.The vessel settled to the bottom of the harbour with the lower three to six decks flooded including the engine spaces, and is resting at 12 degree list. Delay in delivery will be important.  Reflagging of Norwegian Sky into the U.S. registry and renamed into Pride of Aloha is in response to the Pride of America incident which has delayed her delivery is moved foreward and effected in May 2004

The first of the Project America vessels, Pride of America, has been delayed. As some of you may know, the vessel listed 15 degrees while docked at her shipyard and took on water up to three decks in a heavy windstorm in January. The ship, which was slated to begin cruising on July 4th in Hawai`i, was recently refloated and we are working with the shipyard to assess damages and determine a new delivery date for that ship.

July 4-2004 - Lloyd Werft confirmed that work on NCL痴 Pride of America has already started following an agreement by the insurers to pay the claim. Pride of America will now be delivered by Lloyd Werft on June 6, 2005.

May 23-2005 - The Pride of America returns today to Bremerhaven after her first trials.

June 17-2005 - Pride of America was christened in a festive ceremony in New York on a perfect summery day.  The 80,439-ton vessel is the largest cruise liner ever built for the US passenger fleet and the first new ocean liner carrying the US flag in half a century. POA was christened by US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao who released the traditional bottle against the ship痴 hull amid a shower of confetti streamers.

September 19, 2013 Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled 32 brand new staterooms last week on the company痴 Hawaii-based vessel, Pride of America. The final elements in a U.S. $30 million enhancement project that began in March 2013, the addition of the new luxurious suites, studios for solo travellers and inside staterooms offers guests a new way to experience a spectacular inter-island cruise in Hawai段. Pride of America entered a 14-day dry dock on March 23, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawai段. The 2.186-passenger ship received major renovations including the addition of Moderno Churrascaria, the line痴 signature Brazilian-style steakhouse, and Cagney痴, the line痴 traditional steakhouse; ship wide wireless internet connectivity; new carpeting throughout; flat screen televisions in all staterooms; updated d馗or; upgrades to the fitness centre; new directional signage; renovations to the gift shop, photo gallery and art gallery; and much more

March 29, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line痴 US-flagged Pride of America returned to her homeport of Honolulu this Saturday, March 26, as a nearly new ship following a three and half week dry dock where she received ship-wide enhancements, including newly designed public spaces, brand new venues and refreshed d馗or in all staterooms. Pride of America痴 extensive renovation is a part of The Norwegian Edge program,

Entered service: 2005 - Refit: 2013/2016 - Gross tonnage: 80.439 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 2186  - All berths: 2492 - Passenger decks: 11 - Length: 280,59 m.-  Beam: 32,20 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 6 diesel engines make Wartsila type 8L46C  total output 33.600 kW. - Propulsion: ABB 2 azipods 12.500 kW.each - Max. speed: 21 knots - Built:Built: 2003 Cascao Ingalls Shipbuilding - USA - Completed and lengthened at Lloyd Werft-Bremerhaven - Germany - Yard no. 7671 (Ingalls)  - Flag: USA - Classification: DNV/GL

Former Name: Queen of the Americas (American Classic Voyages name)

    Passenger space ratio all berths: 32.78

Original design of Proj. America vessels.

Arrival at Lloyd Werft-Germany

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