Smallest to Largest: Norwegian Cruise Line’s 17 Ships Organized By Size

Norwegian Cruise Line has a lot of ships of varying sizes, and it can become confusing trying to keep track of how old they are, how big they are, and what features are available on each vessel. To help, we’ve put together this overview of each ship in the fleet, organized from smallest to largest by gross tonnage.

1. Norwegian Spirit

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(Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
  • Ship Size: 75,904 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 1998
  • Year Refurbished: 2020
  • Guest Count: 2,018
  • Crew: 912

Key Features: Silk Asian restaurant, Bier Garten, Onda by Scarpetta Italian restaurant, Spice H2O adults-only sundeck, Blazing Boots show, Elements show, World Beat show, a spa with thermal suite, and Henry’s Pub

2. Norwegian Sky

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(Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
  • Ship Class: Sun-class
  • Ship Size: 77,104 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 1999
  • Year Refurbished: 2019
  • Guest Count: 2,004
  • Crew: 899

Key Features: Le Bistro restaurant, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Pinnacle Lounge and Sushi Bar, Mandara Spa, Rock You Tonight show, Sky Casino, and The Local Bar & Grill open 24 hours a day

3. Norwegian Sun

norwegian sun
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  • Ship Class: Sun-class
  • Ship Size: 78,309 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2001
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Guest Count: 1,936
  • Crew: 906

Key Features: Mandara Spa, Rock You Tonight show, World Beat show, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, Los Lobos Cantina, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse, and the Sun Casino

4. Pride of America

Norwegian PRIDE OF AMERICA
(Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
  • Ship Size: 80,439 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2005
  • Year Refurbished: 2016
  • Guest Count: 2,186
  • Crew: 927

Key Features: Mandara Spa, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, Lights, Camera, Music! show, Cadillac Diner, Cagney’s Steakhouse, La Cucina Italian restaurant, Gold Rush Saloon, Napa Wine Bar, and Entourage Teen Club

5. Norwegian Star

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  • Ship Class: Dawn-class
  • Ship Size: 91,740 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2001
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Guest Count: 2,348
  • Crew: 1,031

Key Features: Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse, Le Bistro restaurant, Ginza Asian restaurant, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Spice H2O adults-only sundeck, Band on the Run show, Mandara Spa with thermal suite, Paradis show, Splash Academy kids’ clubs

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6. Norwegian Dawn

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  • Ship Class: Dawn-class
  • Ship Size: 92,250 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2002
  • Year Refurbished: 2016
  • Guest Count: 2,340
  • Crew: 1,032

Key Features: Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse, Dawn Club Casino, Elements show, Mandara Spa, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, and Entourage Teen Club

7. Norwegian Jewel

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  • Ship Class: Jewel-class
  • Ship Size: 93,502 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2005
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Guest Count: 2,376
  • Crew: 1,069

Key Features: Bliss Ultra Lounge, Entourage Teen Club, Velvet show, Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse, Rock You Tonight show, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, O’Sheehan’s, and Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar

8. Norwegian Pearl

norwegian pearl

  • Ship Class: Jewel-class
  • Ship Size: 93,530 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2006
  • Year Refurbished: 2017
  • Guest Count: 2,394
  • Crew: 1,072

Key Features: Mandara Spa with thermal suite, O’Sheehan’s 24 hours a day restaurant, Lotus Garden Asian restaurant, Legends In Concert show, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, and La Cucina Italian restaurant

9. Norwegian Gem

norwegian gem
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  • Ship Class: Jewel-class
  • Ship Size: 93,530 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2007
  • Year Refurbished: 2015
  • Guest Count: 2,394
  • Crew: 1,070

Key Features: La Cucina Italian restaurant, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Gem Club Casino Bar, Entourage Teen Club, Mandara Spa & Salon with thermal suite, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, Blazing Boots show, Get Down Tonight show, and Swing! The Musical

10. Norwegian Jade

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  • Ship Class: Jewel-class
  • Ship Size: 93,558 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2006
  • Year Refurbished: 2017
  • Guest Count: 2,402
  • Crew: 1,037

Key Features: Jade Club, Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse, Entourage Teen Club, Mandara Spa & Salon with thermal suite, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, Bliss Lounge, Spinnaker Lounge, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Blazing Boots show, Elements show, and Palace of Lights

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11. Norwegian Prima

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Infinity Beach on Norwegian Prima (Rendering courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
  • Ship Class: Prima-class
  • Ship Size: 142,500 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2022
  • Guest Count: 3,215
  • Crew: 1,388

Key Features: The Rush dueling slides, Norwegian Speedway go kart racetrack, Infinity Beach sundeck, Onda by Scarpetta Italian restaurant, Palomar Mediterranean restaurant, Mandara Spa with a waterfall and charcoal sauna, Syd Norman’s Pour House, Galaxy Pavilion virtual reality games, and The Haven ship-within-a-ship complex

12. Norwegian Breakaway

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  • Ship Class: Breakaway-class
  • Ship Size: 145,655 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2013
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Guest Count: 3,963
  • Crew: 1,657

Key Features: Syd Norman’s Pour House, The Waterfront oceanside promenade, Bliss Ultra Lounge, Burn the Floor show, five multi-story waterslides, and the largest ropes course at sea

13. Norwegian Getaway

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  • Ship Class: Breakaway-class
  • Ship Size: 145,655 gross tons
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Year Refurbished: 2019
  • Guest Count: 3,963
  • Crew: 1,646

Key Features: An aqua park, Entourage Teen Club, Getaway Casino, Mandara Spa & Salon with thermal suite, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, a sports complex, Burn the Floor show, Syd Norman’s Pour House, Howl at the Moon show, Million Dollar Quartet

14. Norwegian Epic

norwegian epic exterior
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  • Ship Class: Epic-class
  • Ship Size: 155,873 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2010
  • Year Refurbished: 2020
  • Guest Count: 4,100
  • Crew: 1,724

Key Features: Burn the Floor, Howl at the Moon, an aqua park, Bliss Ultra Lounge, bowling alley, Mandara Spa & Salon, Entourage Teen Club, and Headliners Comedy Club

15. Norwegian Escape

norwegian escape exterior
(Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
  • Ship Class: Breakaway Plus-class
  • Ship Size: 164,998 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2015
  • Guest Count: 4,266
  • Crew: 1,733

Key Features: Moderno Churrascaria, After Midnight show, Howl at the Moon show, The Choir of Man show, a ropes course, Entourage Teen Club, an aqua park, and 678 Ocean Place

16. Norwegian Joy

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  • Ship Class: Breakaway Plus-class
  • Ship Size: 167,725 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2017
  • Year Refurbished: 2019
  • Guest Count: 3,802
  • Crew: 1,821

Key Features: Go kart racetrack, laser tag, Q Texas Smokehouse, Galaxy Pavilion virtual reality games, an aqua park, Mandara Spa & Salon, Footloose show, Elements show, Social Comedy and Night Club, and The Cavern Club

17. Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss
(Photo via Meyer Werft)
  • Ship Class: Breakaway Plus-class
  • Ship Size: 168,028 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2018
  • Guest Count: 4,004
  • Crew: 1,716

Key Features: Observation Lounge, go karting racetrack, laser tag, Los Lobos specialty restaurant, Jersey Boys Broadway show, Mandara Spa with thermal suite, and Q Texas Smokehouse

18. Norwegian Encore

norwegian encore at sea
(Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
  • Ship Class: Breakaway Plus-class
  • Ship Size: 169,116 gross tons
  • Entered in Service: 2019
  • Guest Count: 3,998

Key Features: Go karting racetrack, laser tag, Galaxy Pavilion virtual reality games, an aqua park, The Choir of Man show, Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical, Onda by Scarpetta Italian restaurant, Social Comedy & Night Club, and The Cavern Club

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