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Norwegian Cruise Line Recognized with Three World Travel Awards

Brand named: World's Leading Cruise Line, World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line, and World's Leading Cruise Line Website

Miami, FL, US - Dec 12, 2019

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, has been named “World’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fourth consecutive year at the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA).

The brand also claimed two additional top honors at WTA’s grand finale gala ceremony in Muscat, Oman, winning the categories of “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for the eighth consecutive year, and for the seventh time, the title of “World’s Leading Cruise Line Website.”

Earlier this year the brand was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line" for the twelfth consecutive year, “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the seventh consecutive year, and “North America’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fourth year in a row.

“We are humbled and honored to once again be recognized by our travel partners, guests and everyone who voted for us,” said Harry Sommer, incoming president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “These accolades are a representation of our brand’s continued commitment to providing guests superior service and exciting experiences across our fleet of 17 ships and two resort-style destinations, Great Stirrup Cay and Harvest Caye.”

With the debut of Norwegian Encore, the newest and mostinnovative ship in the company’s fleet and part of the most successful class in the brand’s history, Norwegian Cruise Line continues to pioneer creative, unique and meaningful guest experiences. From the onlyat sea go-kart racetrack, the virtual reality Galaxy Pavilionand open-air laser tag arena, to a wide variety of high-caliber dining venues, including Onda by Scarpettaand award-winning entertainment, the company is focused on providing guests the freedom and flexibility to design their dream holiday.   

In 2020, Norwegian Cruise Line will unveil the most extensive bow-to-stern renovation in the company’s history with the reimagined Norwegian Spirit. Drawing inspiration from the brand’s most recent and highly successful newbuilds, the updated elements on board Norwegian Spirit will take guest experiences to the next level. Norwegian Spirit will sail extended itineraries from five to 24 days, calling to some of the most desired destinations across multiple continents including Asia and Africa.

For more information or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit





About Norwegian Cruise Line
As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 53 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 some 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 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.


About World Travel Awards

WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year, WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise 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.

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