Norwegian Cruise Line Honored as Leading Cruise Line in North America, Caribbean and European Regions by World Travel Awards
Miami, Florida, U.S. - Sep 19, 2016
Norwegian Cruise Line has been named "North America's Leading Cruise Line" for the first time, along with being honored as the "Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line" for the fourth consecutive year at the 2016 World Travel Awards, announced Sunday evening at the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Earlier this month, Norwegian also received awards for "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" for the ninth consecutive year, "Europe's Responsible Tourism Award" for the second consecutive year and the award for "World's Best Cruise Spa" for the Mandara Spa® on board Norwegian Cruise Line.
“We are thrilled to once again be honored as a leader in the travel industry by the World Travel Awards, and celebrate our first ever win as North America’s Leading Cruise Line,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We sincerely thank the many industry professionals who voted for us, and remain focused on providing an unforgettable vacation experience to each and every guest who sails with us.”
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 honor travel companies that provide outstanding products and customer service.
Norwegian's fourteen ships sail a variety of exciting itineraries, from the Caribbean to the Panama Canal, Europe, South America and the Mediterranean, as well as the Far East and Australia. Norwegian has eight ships, including the line's newest ships, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Getaway, cruising to the Caribbean and the Bahamas during the Winter/Spring 2016/2017 season from convenient homeport locations including Miami, New York, Tampa, Port Canaveral (Orlando), New Orleans and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This fall, Norwegian Cruise Line will cruise to the Far East for the first time since Fall/Winter 2001-2002, with Norwegian Star sailing to the region for several unique itineraries that also feature first-ever visits to The Gulf and India. This winter, Norwegian Sun will journey south for a season full of adventure and culture with a multitude of seven, 10 and 14 day sailings departing from Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rounding out the fleet this fall is Norwegian Jewel, sailing seven-day itineraries to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles; Norwegian Spirit, sailing the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands from Barcelona; and the recently renovated Pride of America, sailing weekly intra-Hawaii cruises that offer guests the best way to see the islands, with 100 hours of port time.