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Norwegian Cruise Line Surprises Ellen's Entire Audience With A 7-Day Freestyle Cruise Giveaway

Miami   -    Dec 17, 2009   ---   

Norwegian Cruise Line spread holiday cheer by taking part in The Ellen DeGeneres show's 12 Days of Giveaways with a huge surprise for the entire audience: a seven-day Freestyle Cruising vacation for two. Airing today, December 17 on day 11 of the 12-day series on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the cruise giveaway to more than 300 in-studio audience members was also in celebration of Norwegian declaring 2010 as "The Year of the Freestyle Vacation." The audience cheered and jumped up from their seats as Ellen announced that they would all receive a cruise for two aboard Norwegian Cruise Line while four ship officers distributed the bright yellow cruise packets to the audience. A video clip of the giveaway can be seen at www.ellentv.com.

"We are thrilled to present Ellen's audience members with a cruise on one of our signature Freestyle Cruising vessels as part of our ?Year of the Freestyle Vacation' promotion," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. "Ellen is one of the funniest, most engaging personalities on television today. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate 2010 as the year to take a Freestyle vacation than by giving away cruises to Ellen's entire audience so that they can experience Norwegian's signature Freestyle Cruising for themselves."

With Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian provides a more flexible cruising experience, so guests have the freedom to enjoy their cruise with a variety of choices. Sailing to destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Bermuda and Mexican Riviera, Norwegian Cruise Line offers up to 20 dining options, luxury accommodations, incredible nightlife, and a variety of family activities, including the only bowling alleys, first rappelling wall and largest bowl slide at sea. The company is preparing to welcome its largest, most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date, Norwegian Epic, next summer.

Norwegian is offering at-home viewers the opportunity to book a Freestyle vacation similar to the one provided to Ellen's audience. For more information and to book a Freestyle vacation, fans of the Ellen show should visit www.ncl.com/ellen.

Norwegian's "Year of the Freestyle Vacation" promotion offers up to a six-category upgrade and on-board savings certificates of up to $400 for bookings from now until March 14, 2010 on any of the line's 10 Freestyle Cruising ships. In addition, bi-weekly promotions will feature special offers on select ships and destinations. The first offer from January 4-17, 2010 includes reduced deposits and kids from $249 for bookings on Norwegian Epic's seven-day cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

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 10 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, the company's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date, for delivery in summer 2010. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, debuting for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic.

High resolution, downloadable images are available at www.ncl.com/pressroom. For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line, visit www.ncl.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NCLFreestyle or contact us in the U.S. and Canada at 866-234-7350.

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AnneMarie Mathews
Vice President of Public Relations
Public Relations Department
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126
305-436-4713
publicrelations@ncl.com