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Norwegian Cruise Line wins top honors at World Travel Awards - EU-EN -

Wiesbaden - Sep 25, 2018

Brand named:
- “North America’s Leading Cruise Line”
- “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line”
- “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line”



MIAMI – (September 24, 2018) – World Travel Awards named Norwegian Cruise Line “North America’s Leading Cruise Line” and “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line,” for the third and sixth consecutive year respectively, at a regional gala ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica this past Saturday.

Norwegian Cruise Line is currently the most awarded cruise line of the 2018 World Travel Award season, having also secured its 11-year title as “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” earlier this year in Athens, Greece. These three highly regarded awards further emphasize the cruise brand’s status as the innovator in cruise travel in the most sought out cruise destinations in the world – the Caribbean, Europe and North America.

"We are incredibly honored to have been awarded with such prestigious accolades," said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.  "What makes these even more special is the strong support we continue to receive from our travel partners, guests and everyone who voted for us.  We will continue to strive for excellence across our 16-ship fleet, two resort-style destinations and every new and pioneering experience we offer guests who sail with us."

With the company's recent debut of Norwegian Bliss in June, the 16th ship of the modern and dynamic fleet, the brand continues to lead in creative, innovative and meaningful guest experiences. From its multi-level go-kart track and open-air laser tag arena to a 20,000-square-foot observation lounge featuring 180-degree vistas to a wide variety of high-caliber dining and entertainment venues, Norwegian Cruise Line is focused on providing guests the freedom and flexibility to design their dream vacation. 

In 2019, the company will introduce two ships to the U.S. market.  Norwegian Joy moves to Seattle in April to join Norwegian Bliss with seven-day cruises to Alaska, while Norwegian Encore debuts in Miami in November offering seven-day cruises to the Caribbean.

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About World Travel Awards
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the World Travel Awards is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive awards program in the global industry, recognizing and acknowledging excellence amongst companies involved in worldwide travel and tourism industries since 1993. The annual awards are voted on by thousands of travel and tourism professionals from across the globe and honor travel companies that provide outstanding products and customer service.   Each year, WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies held to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

WTA gala ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media. For more information about WTA visit

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 vacation 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 vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, a 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 27 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand's 16 ships.


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