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March 20, 2008

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2009 Alaska, Bermuda, and Europe Deployment

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Miami - Mar 12, 2008
Today at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami, NCL Corporation (NCL) unveiled its 2009 Alaska, Bermuda and Europe deployment and itineraries. Nine Freestyle Cruising ships will give guests the opportunity to explore exotic destinations, from the wilderness of Skagway, to the pink sand of St. George's, to the pyramids of Giza. These cruises go on sale March 20, 2008.

"With the introduction of Freestyle 2.0, which will be firmly in place by the summer of 2008, we made a promise to enhance our guests' total experience," said Colin Veitch, NCL's president and CEO. "NCL's 2009 Alaska, Bermuda and Europe itineraries further that commitment by offering a diverse set of itineraries to some of the most popular cruising destinations in the world."

The Last Frontier
NCL will offer the following Alaska itineraries in 2009:

Norwegian Pearl
Seven-day Glacier Bay, roundtrip from Seattle
Ports of call include Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia
Norwegian Pearl sails May 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5, 12, 19 and 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and September 6 and 13

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 9, 16, 23 and 30; June 6, 13, 20 and 27; July 4, 11, 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and September 5 and 12

Norwegian Sun
Seven-day Sawyer Glacier itinerary, roundtrip from Vancouver
Ports of call include Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska
Norwegian Sun sails May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5, 12, 19 and 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and September 6
See You In Bermuda

In 2007, NCL and the Bermuda Government reached a comprehensive, long-term agreement that calls for two of NCL's newest and largest ships to be deployed to Bermuda for the next 10 years, commencing 2009 and running through 2018. The agreement also calls for NCL to continue its tradition of being the exclusive line to sail from Boston to Bermuda.

NCL will offer the following Bermuda itineraries in 2009:

Norwegian Dawn
Seven-day itinerary, roundtrip from New York
Three days in King's Wharf, Bermuda
Norwegian Dawn sails May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5, 12, 19 and 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and October 4, 11, 18 and 25

Norwegian Majesty
Five- and seven-day itineraries, roundtrip from Baltimore
Calls in St. George's, Bermuda
Norwegian Majesty sails a five-day itinerary August 23 and a seven-day itinerary May 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5, 12, 19 and 26; and August 2, 9 and 16
Six- and seven-day itineraries, roundtrip from Charleston
Calls in St. George's, Bermuda
Norwegian Majesty sails a six-day itinerary May 16 and a seven-day itinerary May 2 and 9
Seven-day itinerary, roundtrip from Philadelphia
Calls in St. George's, Bermuda
Norwegian Majesty sails September 26 and October 3, 10, 17 and 24

Norwegian Spirit
Seven-day itinerary, roundtrip from Boston
Three days in King's Wharf, Bermuda
Norwegian Spirit sails May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; June 5, 12, 19 and 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; August 7, 14, 21 and 28; and September 4, 11 and 18
All Oceans Lead To Europe

Beginning March 30, 2008, NCL will deploy a ship year-round in Europe, a first in the company's 41-year history. The 2,400-passenger Norwegian Jade will remain in Europe through spring of 2010.

NCL will offer the following Europe itineraries in 2009 and 2010:

Norwegian Gem
Seven-day Western Mediterranean itinerary, roundtrip from Barcelona
Ports of call include Valletta, Malta; Naples, Rome ( Civitavecchia) and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; and Cannes or Nice (Villefranche), France*
In 2009, Norwegian Gem sails May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5, 12, 19 and 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; October 4, 11, 18 and 25; and November 1, 8, 15 and 22
* May 10 and August 30 sailings call in Nice (Villefranche), France.

Norwegian Jewel
12-day Baltic Capitals, roundtrip from London ( Dover)
Ports of call include Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden
In 2009, Norwegian Jewel sails April 28; May 10 and 22; June 3, 15 and 27; July 9 and 21; August 2, 14 and 26; and September 7

Norwegian Jade
Nine-day Canary Islands and Morocco, roundtrip from Barcelona
Ports of call include Casablanca and Agadir, Morocco; Las Palmas, Canary Islands; Funchal, Madeira; and Granada ( Malaga), Spain
In 2009, Norwegian Jade sails January 16; February 6 and 27; and March 20
In 2010, Norwegian Jade sails January 15; February 5 and 26; and March 19
12-day Eastern Mediterranean roundtrip from Barcelona
Ports of call include Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey; Alexandria, Egypt; and Valletta, Malta
In 2009, Norwegian Jade sails January 4 and 25; February 15; March 8 and 29; and April 10
In 2010, Norwegian Jade sails January 3 and 24; February 14; and March 7 and 28
21-day Eastern Mediterranean, Canaries and Morocco, roundtrip from Barcelona
Ports of call include Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Athens, Greece; Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey; Alexandria, Egypt; Valletta, Malta; Barcelona and Granada (Malaga) Spain; Casablanca and Agadir, Morocco; Las Palmas, Canary Islands; and Funchal, Madeira
In 2009, Norwegian Jade sails January 4, 16 and 25; February 6, 15 and 27; and March 8 and 20
In 2010, Norwegian Jade sails January 3, 15 and 24; February 5, 14 and 26; and March 7 and 19
NCL Corporation Ltd. is the holding company for various subsidiary companies involved in owning and operating the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line.

NCL is building two new Third Generation Freestyle Cruising ("F3") ships for delivery in 2010. NCL today has the youngest fleet in the industry, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of Freestyle Cruising on the newest, most contemporary ships in the market, and has recently added its latest new ship, the 2,400-passenger Norwegian Gem.

Posted by Denise at March 20, 2008 01:39 PM
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