Norwegian Star to Homeport in Tampa, Fla.

 

The Norwegian Star's newest homeport will be based out of Tampa until 2012. // (c) 2011 Norwegian Cruise Line.

The Norwegian Star arrived for the first time in Tampa yesterday, which will be established as her new homeport through April 2012. This is also the first time Norwegian Cruise Line has based a ship in Tampa. The 2,348-passenger ship is sailing a series of seven-day Western Caribbean cruises through April 8, 2012 with stops in Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; along with two days at sea.

The 2,348-passenger ship underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2010.

Norwegian Star features 10 Freestyle Dining options including French restaurant Le Bistro; nine bars and lounges; a swimming pool with a kid's pool and five hot tubs; a complimentary kid's club and teen lounge; a casino; a full-service spa and salon; and a fitness center offering state-of-the-art exercise equipment.

Norwegian will continue to make Tampa its home in 2012 when Norwegian Dawn arrives on Nov. 11, 2012. The ship will sail seven-day Western Caribbean cruises through April 14, 2013. The 2,224-passenger ship will call on Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

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