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Norwegian Cruise Line Closes 2020 with Global Accolades

Company Recognized for its New Innovative Ship Norwegian Encore, Industry Leading Guest Experiences and More

Miami, FL, US - Jan 04, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a 54-year history of breaking boundaries, rounds up an unprecedented year by achieving more than 20 top honors across multiple categories from leading industry organizations and publications.

The brand’s newest innovative ship, Norwegian Encore, received award-winning praise following her November 2019 debut, including “Best New Ship” or “Best Ocean Ship” by Cruise Critic, Porthole Cruise Magazine, TravelAge West and Travel Weekly, as well as being included on Condé Nast Traveler’s coveted “2020 Hot List.”  Reaffirming the Company’s commitment to industry leading offerings, the 1,100-foot Norwegian Encore Speedway, the largest and most thrilling at sea, earned the ship Travel Agent Central’s “Coolest Cruise Award.”

“Despite this historical year, where we’ve missed connecting with our guests and delivering to them the experiences they have come to know and love of us, it brings us great pride to be recognized by these esteemed organizations,” said Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Harry Sommer. “These honors remind us, inspire us and propel us forward in our continued effort to  elevate the cruise experience, allowing us to better serve our guests in 2021 and beyond. I share these accomplishments with our nearly 30,000 team members worldwide, whom without this would not be possible.”

In 2020, Norwegian Cruise Line was presented with the following awards:

- Best Cruises: Norwegian Encore – Condé Nast Traveler’s “2020 Hot List
- Best Multi-Concept Hospitality Beverage ProgramNorwegian Cruise Line  Cheers Beverage Excellence (BevX) Awards
- Wine Spectator’s 2020 Restaurant Award: Cagney’s Steakhouse – Wine Spectator Magazine
- Coolest Cruise Award: Coolest Cruise Ship Feature, Norwegian Cruise Line's Racetrack on Norwegian Encore – Travel Agent Central
- Best New Ship (ocean):  Norwegian Encore – Cruise Critic
- Best Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers (ocean): Norwegian Cruise Line – Cruise Critic
- Best Cruise Line – Hawaii: Norwegian Cruise Line Travvy Awards
- Best Art Collaboration: Norwegian Cruise Line and Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, Norwegian Encore Porthole CruiseMagazine’s 2020 Editor-in-Chief Awards
- Best New Ship: Norwegian Encore Porthole CruiseMagazine’s 2020 Editor-in-Chief Awards
- Best Hawaiian Itineraries: Norwegian Cruise Line Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2020 Editor-in-Chief Awards
- Best Ocean Ship: Norwegian Encore – Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards
- Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers: Norwegian Cruise Line – Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards
- Best Casino Rewards Program: Norwegian Cruise Line – Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards
- Best Nightlife: Norwegian Cruise Line – Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards
- World's Leading Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line – World Travel Awards 2020
- Europe's Leading Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line – World Travel Awards 2020
- Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line – World Travel Awards 2020
- North America's Leading Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line – World Travel Awards 2020
- Best New Ship (ocean-going): Norwegian Encore – TravelAge West's WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards
- Best Cruise Line for Hawaii Sailings: Norwegian Cruise Line – TravelAge West's WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards
- Best Family-Friendly Cruise Line Kids Club: Norwegian Cruise Line, Splash Academy – 2020 Wherever Awards
- Cruise Supplier of the Year: Norwegian Cruise Line Oasis Travel Network
- Best Advisor Loyalty Program: Norwegian Cruise Line Travel Weekly's Readers Choice Awards
- Best Cruise Ship (new): Norwegian Encore Travel Weekly's Readers Choice Awards
- Best Cruise Line Hawaii/Pacific: Norwegian Cruise Line Travel Weekly's Readers Choice Awards

For more information about the Company’s award-winning 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com.

 

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About Norwegian Cruise Line

As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 54 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 17 contemporary ships sail to nearly 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize.  Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the media center and follow Norwegian Cruise line on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter and Snapchat @CruiseNorwegian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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