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Norwegian Cruise Line Honoured As Leading Cruise Line in Europe, North America and Caribbean by World Travel Awards

September 22, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Norwegian Cruise Line has been awarded “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the ninth consecutive year, “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award” for the second consecutive year and “World’s Best Cruise Spa” for it’s on board Mandara Spa® by the 2016 World Travel Awards. The line has also been awarded “North America’s Leading Cruise Line” for the first time, and honoured as the “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fourth consecutive year.


“We are thrilled to once again be honoured as a leader in the travel industry by the World Travel Awards, and celebrate our first ever win as North America’s Leading Cruise Line,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “We sincerely thank the many industry professionals who voted for us, and remain focused on providing an unforgettable vacation experience to each and every guest who sails with us.”

Vice President of Sales for Norwegian Cruise Line Australia and New Zealand, Nicole Costantin, said: “Norwegian Cruise Line has been leading the way in innovative, contemporary cruising for the past fifty years, and we are thrilled that from January 2017, Australians and New Zealanders will be able to experience Norwegian’s award-winning style of cruising, right from their doorstep, with Norwegian Star and then aboard our new Australasian deployment, Norwegian Jewel, from October 2017.”

The World Travel Awards has been recognising and acknowledging excellence amongst companies involved in the global travel and tourism industries since 1993. The annual awards are voted on by thousands of travel and tourism professionals from across the globe and honour travel companies that provide outstanding products and customer service.

Norwegian’s fourteen ships sail a variety of exciting itineraries, from the Caribbean to the Panama Canal, Europe, South America and the Mediterranean, as well as Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Norwegian has eight ships, including the line’s newest ships, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Getaway, cruising to the Caribbean and the Bahamas during the Northern Hemisphere Winter/Spring 2016/2017 season from convenient locations accessed by major international airports, including Miami, New York, Port Canaveral (Orlando), Tampa and New Orleans. Norwegian Sun will offer a season of South American adventure and culture with a series of seven, 10 and 14 day sailings departing from Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Norwegian Spirit will remain in Europe, sailing the Mediterranean and Canary Islands from Barcelona; while the recently renovated Pride of America will continue to sail its weekly intra-Hawaii cruises – offering guests the best way to see all four islands, with up to 100 hours of port time.

Norwegian Jewel, which was recently announced to become Norwegian Cruise Lines’ dedicated Australasian vessel (from October 2017), will spend the Northern Hemisphere Winter sailing seven-day itineraries to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles.

During the Australasian Summer cruise season, Norwegian Cruise Line will visit Asia, Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2002, with Norwegian Star sailing to the region for several unique itineraries that also feature first-ever visits to The Gulf and India.

To book an award-winning cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, contact a travel professional, or:

Australia, visit call 1300 255 200 or email

New Zealand, visit, call 0800 969 283 or email

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