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June 14, 2006

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2007 Alaska Deployment


Three ships including company’s newest ship Norwegian Pearl – to sail Alaska cruises from Seattle and Vancouver; NCL features youngest fleet sailing Inside Passage cruises

MIAMI – May 30, 2006 – NCL Corporation (NCL) today announced that Norwegian Pearl, its newest Freestyle Cruising vessel to be delivered in November, will join Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Star in Alaska for the 2007 season. Norwegian Star and Norwegian Pearl will sail sevenday roundtrip cruises from Seattle, and Norwegian Sun will return to Vancouver for sevenday
roundtrip cruises. NCL has the youngest fleet sailing Inside Passage cruises and all of its itineraries will feature either Glacier Bay or Sawyer Glacier giving NCL guests plenty of time to enjoy the natural majesty of Alaska.

“Alaska is one of the most compelling destinations in the world, and its unique
combination of beauty and nature make it one of our most desirable destinations," said Colin Veitch, NCL's president and CEO. “By dedicating three new ships to this market, including Norwegian Pearl, we are giving our guests ships rich with balconies and suites that are perfectly suited for viewing Alaska’s inspiring natural beauty.”

NCL offers the following Alaska itineraries from May through September 2007:

  • Norwegian Pearl - Seven day Alaska Glacier Bay, roundtrip from Seattle: Ports of call include Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia
    -Norwegian Pearl sails May 13, 20 and 27; June 3, 10, 17 and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; August 5, 12, 19 and 26; and September 2, 9 and 16.

  • Norwegian Star - Seven day Sawyer Glacier itinerary, roundtrip from Seattle: Ports of call include Ketchikan , Juneau and Skagway, Alaska and
    Prince Rupert, British Columbia
    -Norwegian Star sails May 5, 12, 19 and 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23 and
    30; July 7, 14, 21 and 28; August 4, 11, 18 and 25; and September 1, 8 and 15.

  • Norwegian Sun - Seven day Sawyer Glacier itinerary, roundtrip from Vancouver: Ports of call include Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska
    -Norwegian Sun sails May 6, 13, 20 and 27; June 3, 10, 17 and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; August 5, 12, 19 and 26; and September 2 and 9.

    Cruises are on sale now beginning at $749 US.

    NCL’s Alaska voyages all feature Freestyle Cruising with passengers enjoying a
    more relaxed lifestyle, with a resortstyle experience offering up to 10 restaurants to choose from, familyfriendly accommodations, dynamic public rooms, resort casual attire and more than 80 adventurous shore excursions including:

  • Four Glacier Helicopter and Dogsled Adventure. This tour in Juneau gives
    guests the opportunity to experience some of the Iditarod’s top dog mushing
    teams, as well as soar over glacial landscapes where they will see four
    unique glaciers – HoleintheWall Glacier, Taku Glacier, Norris Glacier and a
    unique, floating glacier.

  • Rainforest Canopy and Zip Line Adventure. This tour in Juneau combines
    a onceinalifetime thrill of flying across a series of zip lines in the rich
    rainforest, traversing a suspended “skybridge”, crossing the channel aboard
    an expedition craft, ascending a mountain in a 6 x 6 offroad vehicle, and
    exploring hidden relics of a worldfamous historical gold mine.

  • Whales and Marine Life Encounter. This tour by Zodiac in Prince Rupert
    takes passengers on an exciting ride to the whale viewing grounds. While
    whales are the tour’s focal point, it is a complete nature experience with an
    array of other marine wildlife residing in these waters.

  • Haines Wilderness Kayak. This tour in Skagway provides unrivaled
    mountain scenery, making it one of Alaska’s most interesting destinations for
    kayaking. Depending upon the time of the season, explorers may see eagles,
    humpback whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters, numerous sea birds,
    spawning sockeye or pink salmon, brown bear or moose.

    Press Release by Norwegian Cruise Line

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    Posted by Denise at June 14, 2006 08:43 AM

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