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NCL Introduces "BookSafe" Travel Protection Plan, Provides Guests With Coverage In Case Of Job Loss

Miami   -    Feb 25, 2009   ---   

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced its BookSafe Travel Protection Plan, enhanced to provide not only all of the features that have always been in its Travel Protection Plan, but also trip cost reinbursement should guests cancel because they lose their job prior to their cruise. NCL's BookSafe Travel Protection can help take the worry out of cruise planning, allowing to book a future cruise despite uncertain economic times.

"In this challenging economic environment, we are offering a safety net for guests who want to book a cruise, but may be uncertain about what the future holds in terms of their employment," said Andy Stuart, NCL's executive vice president of global sales and passenger services. "Our BookSafe plan helps ensure guests to book with confidence knowing that they can receive reimbursement of their prepaid, non-refundable trip costs if they need to cancel their cruise because of job loss."

Effective today, guests who purchase NCL's BookSafe Travel Protection Plan for a NCL cruise on or after May 1, 2009, are eligible for reimbursement of any cancellation charges if an insured guest loses their jobs. Should an insured guest need to cancel due to job loss, as long as the person has been an active employee at the same company for at least one year, they will receive a full refund of the cancellation charges imposed.

NCL's new travel protection plan, administered by BerkelyCare and underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, is available at an affordable cost. More information about how the plan works can be found at or by contacting a travel professional who specializes in NCL's Freestyle Cruising.

About NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is the innovator in cruise travel with a 43-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.

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