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Monday, January 14, 2013

Norwegian named "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" for fifth consecutive year


MIAMI – Norwegian Cruise Line has been named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards for the fifth consecutive year.
The 19th annual awards recognize travel companies for delivering an outstanding customer experience and are voted by travel agents and consumers worldwide.
  Norwegian, which has been honored with the accolade in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, has four ships that offer magnificent cruise vacations through Europe ranging from seven to 14 days.

            “We are incredibly honored to be recognized with this prestigious award for the fifth year running. We appreciate the support of travel partners and consumers from all around the world who voted for us,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “Norwegian is dedicated to offering an array of exciting itineraries that make it easy and convenient for guests to explore Europe’s most popular ports of call all while enjoying the freedom of Freestyle Cruising on the most contemporary ships at sea.

Named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly, and “Best Ship for Sea Days,” by Cruise Critic, Norwegian’s newest ship, Norwegian Epic, sails on seven-day Western Mediterranean itineraries from May 5, 2013 - October 13, 2013. Ports of call include Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia) and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Palma, Majorca, Spain and Provence (Marseilles), France.  Guests have the flexibility to begin their cruise in either Barcelona, Rome (Civitavecchia), or Provence (Marseilles), France, allowing them to customize a vacation that suits their specific needs.  

Beginning last November, Norwegian Spirit began nine-day Canary Islands cruises, departing from Barcelona through April 8, 2013, calling on exotic European ports including Funchal, Madeira; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands; along with Granada (Malaga), Spain.  

           Norwegian Jade sails from Rome (Civitavecchia) on 11-day Mediterranean and Holy Land cruises through April 6, 2013.  Ports of call include Alanya, Turkey; Limassol, Cyprus; Haifa and Ashdod, Israel; Iraklion, Crete, Greece; and Naples, Italy

            Norwegian Star offers nine-day Baltic Capitals voyages from May 7, 2013 through September 10, 2013. Sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, this voyage includes an overnight stay in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Additional ports of call include Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden.

            To book an award-winning cruise through Europe with Norwegian, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 45-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of
Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.
Today, Norwegian invites consumers to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of its 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. The Company has two 4,000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, on order for delivery in April 2013 and early 2014.
Norwegian’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and has been named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly and “Best Ship for Sea Days” by Cruise Critic. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, The Second City®, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top. 
For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line, visit www.ncl.com, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Norwegiancruiseline, Pin us on Pinterest, watch us on YouTube, or contact us in the U.S. and Canada at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784).

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