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MEYER WERFT Delivers Norwegian Dawn

Papenburg, 03.12.2002 - MEYER WERFT shipyard delived the 92,250 GT cruise liner Norwegian Dawn to Norwegian Cruise Line (Miami, USA) in Eemshaven, Holland. The Norwegian Dawn is the second cruise liner the Papenburg-based MEYER WERFT has built for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). NCL is a subsidiary of the Asian cruise line operator Star Cruises. Norwegian Dawn combines the trendsetting features of NCL's "freestyle cruising concept" with luxurious outfitting and furnishing meeting state-of-the-art technical demands. In addition to the new design, this luxury liner offers the passengers a lot of special features and amenities. Around 70% of cabins are outside staterooms and most of these have balconies. With an average of one crew member per stateroom, NCL ensures an outstanding service. The diesel-electric podded drive, interactive communication devices and a sophisticated stage technology guarantee safety and entertainment according to state-of-the-art technical standards. After delivery, Norwegian Dawn will leave Eemshaven heading to her first public presentation in Southampton, England. From there, she will start her inaugural trip on December 7 arriving in New York City on December 14, 2002. The christening of the Norwegian Dawn is scheduled in New York on 16 December. Regularly scheduled sailings from the port of Miami to the Eastern and Western Caribbean will begin on December 21, 2002. Norwegian Dawn - Main Particulars

Tonnage92,250 GT
Length overall294.13 m
Breadth moulded32.2 m
Number of decks15
Draught8.20 m
Loading capacity7,500 t
Engine power58.800 kW (4 x 14,700 kW)
Propulsive power39,000 kW=53,000 HP (2 x 19,500 kW)
Speed25 kts
Passengers capacity (double occupancy) 2,224
Number of passenger cabins 1,112
Number of outside cabins (suites included) 759
Number of inside cabins353
Officers and crew 1,130
Theatre capacity 1,037
Number of restaurants10
Number of bars/lounges14
Total weight of paint applied abt. 220 t
Total length of cables laid2000 km
Total length of pipes laid200 km
Flag Bahamas
ClassificationThe ship was built under the survey of the Classification Society "Det Norske Veritas" to obtain the class notation ✠ 1 A 1 "Passenger Ship" ECO CLEAN
Cabins Suites

The Garden Villa suites offer an unprecedented 5,350 square feet of living space at sea. Positioned high atop the vessel in a private area aft of the main sundeck, each villa features sweeping views of the ocean and an impressive assortment of amenities: large dining room, living room, three bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows and luxurious baths with a whirlpool and a separate shower. Outside, the suites feature private rooftop terraces, Jacuzzis, outdoor dining, gardens and secluded relaxation areas. Owner's Suites, expansive views from a private balcony enhance the beautiful furnishings within. Elegant bedroom separate from the living room. Bathroom with shower and whirlpool tub. Penthouse Suites feature spacious living room area, private balcony, dining area, separate bedroom. Luxury baths with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Mini-Suites featuring elegant design and spaciousness. Plush sitting area, private oceanview balcony, luxury bath and shower. Cabins Three different types of standard cabins are available on board: inside cabins, outside cabins and oceanview cabins w/balcony. All staterooms feature NCL's new standard in cabins with rich cherry wood finishing, refrigerators, tea and coffee makers and a much larger private bathroom unit containing separate WC, shower and washstand compartments separated by sliding doors, colour TV's, telephones, safes, individual temperature control units and Internet access. There will also be 24 cabins of various types designed for passengers with disabilities.

Total suites/cabins on board:

Garden Villa2
Owner's Suite4
Penthouse Suite30
Mini-Suite107
Outside Balcony356
Outside Window242
Disabled Cabins - outside 18
Disabled Cabins - inside6
Inside Cabins347
Public Rooms "Atrium" (Deck 7-15) "Dawn Club Casino" (Deck 6) "Galleria" (Deck 7) Stardust Theatre (Deck 5-7) Dazzles Lounge & Nightclub (Deck 7) Photo Gallery (Deck 7) "Bamboo" - A Taste of Asia (Deck 7) Venetian Main Restaurant (Deck 6) The Pearly Kings Pub & Blue Lagoon (Deck 7) Health Club - Fitness Centre (Deck 11/12) Spinnaker Lounge (Deck 12)

Garden Café / Kid's Café (Deck 12) Extending over a third of a deck and including trademark "action stations" featuring prepared-to-order omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta in addition to extensive selections arranged along 130 yards of buffet and counters. Expansive views enhance the beautiful interior decoration. Kids are sure to love the Kid's Café with its kid-sized buffet, chairs and tables. Meeting Area, Cinema and Library (Deck 12/13) High-quality furnished meeting room area featuring four individual rooms that can be used together or separately (deck 12). Board Room, main meeting room with full business center support. Cinema screening the latest release movies or video presentations for corporate and incentive groups. The Library located on deck 12 offers a large selection of books and magazines. T Rex Kid's Center (Deck 13) Supervised facility for children featuring a play gym, movie theatre with children's movies, computer center, arts and crafts area, sleeping area. Includes the Teen Club, a teenager hangout. Area is a teen center by day featuring a jukebox and exclusive teen disco by night featuring a DJ. "The Oasis" Pool Area (Deck 12) Main outdoor pool area. Ambiance is Côte d'Azur beach Riviera with terraced areas featuring sun loungers, tables and chairs and beach umbrellas. Four whirlpools complement the main pool. Sunning areas arranged on several levels. Bimini Bar & Grill located on deck 14. Colourful Bahamian style beach bar offering Caribbean snacks and cocktails. Beautiful view on the entire pool area. T Rex Kids' Pool Area (Deck 12) Children's pool area with dinosaur theme, featuring slides and paddling pool. Also has a Jacuzzi. Stairways For the passengers' utmost convenience, all three stairways are equipped with four elevators each. Four glass lifts in the Atrium for panoramic view of the centre of the cruise liner. Engineering, Supply and Disposal Safety Systems Norwegian Dawn is divided into seven main fire zones. She complies with the rules of a two-compartment vessel and is designed in accordance with the latest IMO regulations. The vessel is provided with six tenders and 14 lifeboats as well as two fast-rescue boats. In addition, six so-called "marine evacuation systems" have been installed. These rescue chutes allow very fast and safe evacuation in case of emergency. Propulsion System and Electric Power Supply Four diesel generators with a 14,700-KW output each are provided for power generation. The MAN B&W type 14V48/60 diesel engines can be operated both with diesel oil and heavy fuel oil. The generators (supplied by ABB) provide a voltage of 11,000 v. The ship is propelled by means of two azipods with an output of 20,000 KW each. Their 360 efficiency provides the vessel with outstanding manœuvring capabilities. The new propulsion system also ensures stable and quiet sea-keeping characteristics and an extremely low vibration level on board. Integrated Bridge System Norwegian Dawn is equipped with an integrated bridge system type NACOS 65-4 supplied by STN Atlas Marine Electronics. This system includes all components which ensure safe and comfortable navigation even in much-frequented and narrow waters. The main components are two multi pilots which allow the radar screen, the electronic sea chart and important data of the ship to be displayed on one monitor. All bridge units are fitted with high-resolution colour monitors, making it easier for the navigator to distinguish between the various symbols used. Stage Equipment The theatre is provided with a sophisticated stage equipment. The lower machinery consists of a rotary platform. In addition, nine lifts have been installed which can be operated on stage level. The upper machinery comprises a total of 11 rails, three of which serve for the effect illumination, while eight rail systems are provided for the curtains. All systems are computer-controlled and can be operated from various positions. TV-Plant Norwegian Dawn is fitted with an interactive aerial network applying ATM technique with glass fibre and CAT5 cables allowing the passenger to "create" his own TV programme (Pay-TV, tele-shopping, etc.). Manœuvring Aids To ensure optimum manœuvrability, the Norwegian Dawn is equipped with two azipods (see propulsion system) and three bow thrusters which can all be operated via a joystick. In addition, the vessel can be manœuvred by means of a dynamic positioning system (DP system), which keeps the vessel in the given position. The defined position allows, for instance, automatic berthing of the vessel. Galleys Catering of both, guests and crew is provided from seven galleys and various pantries and bars. Besides the bakery on deck 3 and the main galley on deck 6, the vessel features a crew galley on deck 5, a Chinese galley on deck 6 as well as a Japanese galley on deck 7 and a so-called Lido galley on deck 12. All food processing areas meet the strict regulations of the American health authority USPH. To ensure food to be quickly stored during lay times of the vessel in the harbour, all stores and cold stores can be accessed by electric powered forklifts. Water Supply and Discharge On board of Norwegian Dawn up to 2,700,000 l of potable water can be produced per day. The potable water is generated by three evaporators and a reverse osmosis system. Water consumption is reduced, for instance, by collecting condensed water from the air conditioning system and using it in the laundry. The hot water circuit is heated with steam. In addition, potable water can be taken onboard from bunker stations ashore. Sewage System The sewage water is collected in four vacuum systems through a piping system. It can be temporarily stored in tanks, if necessary. The sewage water produced is treated in four biological processing systems prior to being discharged. Waste Handling System All waste on board is separated (recyclable and non-recyclable; combustible and not combustible). The waste is either temporarily stored and later disposed of ashore or it is incinerated on board strictly observing the international immission regulations and disposed of later ashore. Air Conditioning System The air conditioning system of Norwegian Dawn is suitable for worldwide operation and guarantees a constant and comfortable room temperature with outside temperatures between -5 C and 35 C. In all, the 284 air conditioning units on board handle an hourly air volume of abt. 3,070,000 m3.