Norwegian Cruise Line Again Named “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by World Travel Awards

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Company receives prestigious award for the second consecutive year.

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We are continuing to enhance and expand our fleet so that our guests can create a customized vacation experience, and this award shows that we are leading the industry. We’re very proud of this achievement.

Norwegian Cruise Line has been named the “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards, making the company the top global cruise line for the second consecutive year.

The honor was given at the organization’s 20th annual Grand Final Gala, held on November 30th in Doha, Qatar, and is based on votes by travel agents and consumers across the globe to recognize travel companies that provide outstanding products and customer service. In addition to the award for top cruise line worldwide, Norwegian Cruise Line has also received the award for “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the past six consecutive years from the World Travel Awards, and has been named “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line.”

“We are honored that our travel partners and guests around the globe have shown their confidence in our product with this incredible award,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are continuing to enhance and expand our fleet so that our guests can create a customized vacation experience, and this award shows that we are leading the industry. We’re very proud of this achievement.”

Norwegian has eight spectacular Freestyle Cruising vessels sailing the Caribbean this winter from four convenient departure ports, and will soon have a ship sailing to the Caribbean year-round from Miami when Norwegian Getaway joins the fleet in February. The line also has two ships sailing in Europe year-round and four ships during the summer season.

The World Travel Awards has been recognizing and acknowledging excellence amongst companies involved in the global travel and tourism industries since 1993, and has set high standards for all of their participants.

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

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 47-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 12 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the sixth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards.

The Company took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway on April 25, 2013 and was named “Best New Ship” by the editors of Cruise Critic and received six gold Travel Weekly Magellan Awards including the Contemporary, Large Cruise Ship and Pool Design categories. Known as New York’s ship, Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city and includes hull art by legendary artist Peter Max; seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian; bakery by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series “Cake Boss;” and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship’s iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment lineup includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy.

Sister ship Norwegian Getaway, currently under construction at Meyer Werft, will be the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami and will sail Eastern Caribbean voyages beginning in February. The Company also has two larger vessels on order: Norwegian Escape with delivery scheduled in the fall of 2015; and Norwegian Bliss with delivery in the spring of 2017.

The Company’s largest ship, the 4,100 passenger Norwegian Epic has been named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row and “Best Ship for Sea Days” by Cruise Critic.

Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of the Miami Dolphins/Sun Life Stadium, Blue Man Group and Legends in Concert; and the official cruise line partner of The GRAMMY Awards and is an official partner of the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall.

High resolution, downloadable images are available at For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line, visit, 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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