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Norwegian Cruise Line Named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” For Sixth Consecutive Year

September 6, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Norwegian Cruise Line has been named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the sixth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards.

The annual awards, held on August 31, in Antalya, Turkey, recognize travel companies for delivering an outstanding customer experience and are voted by travel agents and consumers worldwide. vcsPRAsset_950942_102874_6eefec2d-e6fa-45e1-9fab-7643496f2f5d_0Norwegian, which has been honored with the accolade since 2008, has for the second consecutive year deployed four Freestyle Cruising vessels in Europe in summer, offering an array of sailings ranging from four to fourteen nights.  The company will also deploy four ships in Europe next summer.

“We are thrilled that travel partners and consumers worldwide have chosen us for this award for the sixth year in a row,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “A Norwegian Cruise Line vacation is all about freedom and flexibility at sea and receiving this prestigious award shows that both industry professionals and guests really appreciate this unique cruise experience and our varied European cruise program.”

Norwegian’s European sailings provide guests with the opportunity to visit the most beautiful places in Europe in a short period of time. Of the four ships present in European waters during the summer season, two sail Europe year-round.  In the upcoming winter season 2013/14, Norwegian Spirit cruises from Barcelona and Málaga to Casablanca, Morocco; Madeira; as well as Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, while Norwegian Jade visits the Eastern and Western Mediterranean on 10- and 11-night cruises from/to Civitavecchia (Rome).

Norwegian’s largest ship to date, Norwegian Epic, sails the Western Mediterranean during the summer season, allowing guests to explore historic destinations such as Rome, Pompeii and Pisa in 7-night round trips from Barcelona and Civitavecchia. In 2014, Norwegian Epic will sail this itinerary on various dates between May 11 and October 19.

Other ships sailing in Europe throughout 2014/15 include Norwegian Jade, sailing 7-night Greek Isles and Adriatic itineraries from/to Venice in summer; Norwegian Spirit, sailing the Mediterranean on 12-night cruises between Barcelona and Venice; and Norwegian Star sailing the Baltic Capitals out of Copenhagen.

For more information on Norwegian Cruise Line, or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 866-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit  Additional information on Norwegian Getaway can be found at

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