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Norwegian Launches Incentives Awards Program

Awarding a Freestyle Cruising vacation just got easier; program features ability to purchase certificates for future cruises

Miami   -    Sep 15, 2009   ---   

Norwegian Cruise Line today officially launched its new Incentive Awards by Norwegian Cruise Line program providing companies and organizations the opportunity to purchase individual cruise awards for a variety of programs including motivating employees or recognizing top performers, fundraising and promotional purposes, among other things. In addition, travel partners have their own incentive with commissions paid at the time of booking.

Incentive Awards by Norwegian Cruise Line offers three tiers of pricing -- Ultimate, Preferred and Value ? updated on a quarterly basis allowing for attractive pricing with the availability to choose from balcony, ocean view or inside staterooms on most of Norwegian's Freestyle Cruising ships, including the new Norwegian Epic set to launch next summer, to a variety of destinations including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, Europe, the Mexican Riviera and Hawai'i.

"A cruise is not only a memorable and enjoyable vacation, but it can also be a highly motivational incentive. With our Incentive Awards program, we now provide freedom and flexibility for businesses and organizations that want to reward their people with a cruise vacation, and at the same time the award recipient is given the freedom and flexibility to select the ship and sailing date that is most attractive to them," said Andy Stuart, executive vice president of global sales and passenger services. "Travel partners who supply their clients with our Incentive Awards will also be rewarded with a commission making the program a win-win for all involved."

As part of the program, once staterooms are purchased, special cruise certificates are generated and sent to the purchaser who can award them at their convenience. Norwegian handles the fulfillment and redemption of the cruise certificates making it an easy and seamless program. Upon receiving a certificate, recipients can simply call Norwegian's Incentive Awards desk to book the cruise of choice. To add to the flexibility, award recipients can purchase accommodation upgrades and add additional guests to the same stateroom for a nominal rate.

Incentive Awards by Norwegian Cruise Line cruise certificates are for two guests per stateroom and include the cruise fare, government taxes and fees and pre-paid service charges. Certificates are valid for up to 18 months from the date of purchase and no minimum purchase is required.

To purchase incentive cruise certificates or for more information, travel partners, incentive houses, corporate travel executives and organizations, should call Norwegian Cruise Line's Incentive Awards at (866) 584-9755 or visit ncl.com/incentives.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian) 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, Norwegian 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.

Norwegian is presently building Norwegian Epic, a new third generation Freestyle Cruising ship, for delivery in 2010. High resolution, downloadable images are available at www.ncl.com/pressroom. For further information on Norwegian, visit www.ncl.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or contact Norwegian in the U.S. and Canada at (866) 234-0292.

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Vanessa Picariello
Senior Director of Public Relations
Public Relations Department
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126
305-436-4713
publicrelations@ncl.com