She also differs from most modern cruise ships by not providing boarding passengers with the, now traditional, breathtaking entranceway through a Grand Atrium. Passengers, instead, board through a rather plainly designed “entrance hall”. NCL apparently believes, “first impressions” are NOT everything!
Dreamward is 39,217 tons. 623.3 feet long. 93.5 feet wide with a 22.3 foot draft. She is registered in the Bahamas with Norwegian Officers and an International Crew. She is diesel powered.
In 1998, Dreamward was stretched, a new 135 foot section inserted into her mid-section. Upon completion, her name was changed to “Norwegian Dream”, the name under which she continues to sail. Her new dimensions are: 46,000 tons. 758 feet long. And a, still rather shallow, 23 foot draft.
Dreamward has one identical sister, Windward. Windward also underwent the identical stretching process and now sails as Norwegian Wind.
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