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February 18, 2005

NCL America To Host Gala Fundraiser Cruise In Hawaii

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NCL AMERICA TO HOST GALA FUNDRAISER CRUISE IN HAWAI`I

Charity cruise is the third for NCL in Hawai`i following Norwegian Star in December 2001 and Pride of Aloha in July 2004

HONOLULU – (February 16, 2005) --NCL America announced today that it will hold an overnight fund-raising cruise on July 22, 2005 to benefit three local charities. The cruise is part of the inaugural festivities for the arrival of the brand’s second U.S.-flagged ship, Pride of America. The new ship, which will be based year-round in Hawai`i, is the first new U.S.-flagged cruise ship in nearly 50 years and showcases a “Best of America” theme.

All ticket revenue from the cruise will benefit Child & Family Service, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and Kapi‘olani Children’s Miracle Network. NCL America will donate the use of the ship and all food and beverage services and amenities for the cruise.

This is the third charity cruise in Hawai‘i sponsored by NCL.
“Our first two cruises raised more than half a million dollars for local charities,” said Robert Kritzman, NCL's executive vice president and managing director of Hawai`i Operations. “Hawai`i is our home and we are proud to partner with these organizations, which make such an important contribution to our community. We look forward to continuing and growing our partnership with them.”

Guests on the charity cruise will enjoy a full evening and morning of culinary delights with Pride of America’s eight different restaurants as well as a sail away cocktail party, live entertainment and a comedy show.

Prices for the overnight charity are per cabin and are:
o Inside Cabins $300
o Outside Cabins $500
o Balcony Cabins $700
o Family Suites $1,000
o Penthouse Suites $1,250
o Deluxe Penthouse Suites $1,500

Celebrating 100 years of caring for Hawai`i's people, Child & Family Service (CFS) is Hawai‘i's largest and most comprehensive private human services organization, with more than 36 program sites on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i and the Big Island. CFS is dedicated to strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children.

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) seeks to support the advancement of Native Hawaiians through empowerment and informational activities. CNHA provides programs and services that promote collaboration, networking, information sharing, capacity building and partnerships among organizations.

Kapi‘olani Children’s Miracle Network is committed to developing and promoting state-of-the-art health-care services and programs dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the people of Hawai‘i, the Pacific Basin and Pacific Rim.

Pride of America will be based year round in Hawai`i beginning July 23, 2005. She joins NCL America’s first U.S.-flagged ship, Pride of Aloha, which began sailing seven-day round-trip Hawaii voyages last July.

NCL America is a brand under NCL Corporation ("NCL"), an innovative cruise company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a fleet of 14 ships in service and under construction. The corporation oversees the operations of Norwegian Cruise Line, NCL America, and Orient Lines. On July 4, 2004, NCL made U.S. maritime history when it introduced the reflagged Pride of Aloha, the first modern U.S.-flagged cruise ship in nearly 50 years. The 2,002 passenger ship is 100% U.S.-crewed, and sails year-round in Hawai`i under the NCL America brand alongside Norwegian Wind from sister brand, Norwegian Cruise Line. The company is currently building three ships, including two more for the NCL America brand in Hawai`i - Pride of America (delivery in June, 2005) and Pride of Hawai`i (delivery in April 2006). Norwegian Jewel will join the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet in August 2005.

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Posted by Denise at February 18, 2005 11:32 AM

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February 18, 2005

NCL America To Host Gala Fundraiser Cruise In Hawaii

diamondprincess.jpg

NCL AMERICA TO HOST GALA FUNDRAISER CRUISE IN HAWAI`I

Charity cruise is the third for NCL in Hawai`i following Norwegian Star in December 2001 and Pride of Aloha in July 2004

HONOLULU – (February 16, 2005) --NCL America announced today that it will hold an overnight fund-raising cruise on July 22, 2005 to benefit three local charities. The cruise is part of the inaugural festivities for the arrival of the brand’s second U.S.-flagged ship, Pride of America. The new ship, which will be based year-round in Hawai`i, is the first new U.S.-flagged cruise ship in nearly 50 years and showcases a “Best of America” theme.

All ticket revenue from the cruise will benefit Child & Family Service, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and Kapi‘olani Children’s Miracle Network. NCL America will donate the use of the ship and all food and beverage services and amenities for the cruise.

This is the third charity cruise in Hawai‘i sponsored by NCL.
“Our first two cruises raised more than half a million dollars for local charities,” said Robert Kritzman, NCL's executive vice president and managing director of Hawai`i Operations. “Hawai`i is our home and we are proud to partner with these organizations, which make such an important contribution to our community. We look forward to continuing and growing our partnership with them.”

Guests on the charity cruise will enjoy a full evening and morning of culinary delights with Pride of America’s eight different restaurants as well as a sail away cocktail party, live entertainment and a comedy show.

Prices for the overnight charity are per cabin and are:
o Inside Cabins $300
o Outside Cabins $500
o Balcony Cabins $700
o Family Suites $1,000
o Penthouse Suites $1,250
o Deluxe Penthouse Suites $1,500

Celebrating 100 years of caring for Hawai`i's people, Child & Family Service (CFS) is Hawai‘i's largest and most comprehensive private human services organization, with more than 36 program sites on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i and the Big Island. CFS is dedicated to strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children.

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) seeks to support the advancement of Native Hawaiians through empowerment and informational activities. CNHA provides programs and services that promote collaboration, networking, information sharing, capacity building and partnerships among organizations.

Kapi‘olani Children’s Miracle Network is committed to developing and promoting state-of-the-art health-care services and programs dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the people of Hawai‘i, the Pacific Basin and Pacific Rim.

Pride of America will be based year round in Hawai`i beginning July 23, 2005. She joins NCL America’s first U.S.-flagged ship, Pride of Aloha, which began sailing seven-day round-trip Hawaii voyages last July.

NCL America is a brand under NCL Corporation ("NCL"), an innovative cruise company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a fleet of 14 ships in service and under construction. The corporation oversees the operations of Norwegian Cruise Line, NCL America, and Orient Lines. On July 4, 2004, NCL made U.S. maritime history when it introduced the reflagged Pride of Aloha, the first modern U.S.-flagged cruise ship in nearly 50 years. The 2,002 passenger ship is 100% U.S.-crewed, and sails year-round in Hawai`i under the NCL America brand alongside Norwegian Wind from sister brand, Norwegian Cruise Line. The company is currently building three ships, including two more for the NCL America brand in Hawai`i - Pride of America (delivery in June, 2005) and Pride of Hawai`i (delivery in April 2006). Norwegian Jewel will join the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet in August 2005.

Press Release By NCL

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Posted by Denise at February 18, 2005 11:32 AM

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