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Norwegian Cruise Line celebrates top cruise honour at World Travel Awards in Athens - EU-EN -

Norwegian Cruise Line once again, receives recognition as Europe’s Leading Cruise Line

Wiesbaden - Jul 03, 2018

Karen Sequeira receiving Europe's Leading Cruise Line Award from Graham Cooke founder of World Travel Awards


Norwegian Cruise Line is proud to announce it has been awarded ‘Europe’s Leading Cruise Line’ at the annual World Travel Awards, which took place in Athens at the Europe Gala Ceremony on 30 June. This marks the eleventh year in a row that Norwegian Cruise Line has won this award, beating nine other leading industry competitors to win this top spot.

“We are delighted to once again be honoured as a leader in the travel industry by the World Travel Awards and to celebrate an eleventh consecutive win as ‘Europe’s Leading Cruise Line,” said Kevin Bubolz, Vice President and Managing Director Europe, Norwegian Cruise Line. “We would like to thank the industry professionals who voted for us, as we continue to strive for excellence in offering those who sail with us an unforgettable holiday experience.”

The World Travel Awards has been recognizing and acknowledging excellence amongst companies involved in the global travel and tourism industries since 1993. The annual awards are voted on by thousands of travel and tourism professionals from across the globe and honour travel companies that provide outstanding products and customer service. 

Norwegian’s sixteen ships sail a variety of itineraries, from the Caribbean to the Panama Canal, Europe, South America and the Mediterranean, as well as Australia and the Far East. All itineraries feature Norwegian’s exclusive ‘Premium All Inclusive’ offering bringing customers a world of choices with premium branded beverages, specialty coffee with meals, 60 minutes free Wi-Fi per person and all services charges and tips related to all-inclusive services included in the fare.

About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising.  Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise holiday on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise holiday on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodation options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, private pool and dining, concierge service and personal

butlers. Norwegian Cruise Line sails around the globe, offering guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own time and experience up to 28 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand’s 16 ships.
Recently, the line was named "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" for the eleventh consecutive year, "World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line" for the sixth consecutive year, the "Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line" for the fifth consecutive year, as well as "World's Leading Cruise Line" and "North America's Leading Cruise Line" both for the second straight year by the World Travel Awards. Norwegian's newest ship, the highly anticipated Norwegian Bliss, deputed April 2018 featuring many firsts-at-sea for the global market including the largest race track at sea, award-winning Broadway entertainment, two observation lounges for guests to enjoy stunning ocean and glacier views and more.  Norwegian will introduce an additional new "Breakaway Plus" Class cruise ship in 2019 and has four additional ships on order for delivery beginning in 2022, with an option to introduce two more ships in 2026 and 2027.

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