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NCL Invites Families To Cruise Into Savings With Kids Sailing From $99

Book a NCL cruise between now and March 15, receive up to $250 to spend onboard

Miami   -    Feb 3, 2009   ---   

Now is the time to book a summer Freestyle Cruising vacation on board any of Norwegian Cruise Line's (NCL) 11 ships with its extended Freestyle Resolution promotion. Families who book a cruise from now through March 15, 2009 on many of NCL's sailings* can take their kids for as low as $99 each, and also receive up to $250 in on-board credit** to be used on everything from shore excursions and specialty dinners to spa treatments, the casino and more.

"This summer, NCL offers families a vacation of a lifetime to fantastic destinations like Alaska, Bermuda, Hawai'i, and Europe all at an affordable price," said Kevin Sheehan, NCL's president and CEO. "Family cruises on NCL have great activities for kids of all ages, from our expanded Kid's Crew program allowing parents to take the night off for a romantic dinner, to the two-story Nintendo Wii, four-lane bowling, rock climbing wall, teen disco, and arcade, not to mention all the exciting shore excursions in each port of call - there's no doubt kids will have as much fun as adults."

Popular summer sailings include, a seven-day Sawyer Glacier cruise round-trip from Vancouver, British Columbia on Norwegian Sun with ports of call including Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, Alaska, from $599 per person. Norwegian Spirit features a seven-day Bermuda cruise round-trip from Boston, from $599 per person; and Norwegian Gem features a seven-day Western Mediterranean sailing round-trip from Barcelona, Spain to Valletta, Malta; Naples, Rome and Florence, Italy; and Cannes, France; from $599 per person. Pride of America offers a seven-day inter-island Hawai`i cruise departing from Honolulu and visiting Hilo and Kona, Hawai`i; along with overnights in Kahului, Maui and Nawiliwili, Kaui from $999 per person.

With NCL's new Groups 2.0 program, families looking to host reunions onboard can save. When booking eight or more staterooms via a travel partner, amenities offered range from the ability to make advance Freestyle Dining reservations in any restaurant prior to sailing, to a group cocktail party, on-board credits which can be used throughout the ship, and Freestyle Bowling in the Bliss Ultra Lounge, amongst others.

To book a sailing, guests should contact a travel professional or NCL at 866-234-0292. Further information can be found online at

*One and two-day sailings are excluded from NCL's Freestyle Resolution promotion. ** The amount of the on-board credit varies depending on the length of cruise* and category of stateroom booked. For example, on sailings of six days or longer, the on-board credit ranges from $25 for an inside stateroom; up to $75 for a balcony, $150 for a suite or villa and $250 for a garden villa. For three to five day sailings, the on-board credit ranges from $15 for an inside stateroom up to $75 for a suite/villa.

About NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is the innovator in cruise travel with a 42-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, NCL has the youngest fleet in the industry with 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea.

NCL is presently building Norwegian Epic, a new third generation Freestyle Cruising ship, for delivery in 2010.

High resolution, downloadable images are available at further information on NCL, visit or contact NCL in the U.S. and Canada at (866) 234-0292.


AnneMarie Mathews
Vice President of Public Relations
Public Relations Department
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126