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March 26, 2011

Norwegian Cruise Line Selects A New Advertising Agency

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On Friday, March 25th Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced they have selected a new advertising company. This is big news for the cruise line and cruise retailers.

The Martin Agency is NCL's choice. If you are unfamilar with their company name think back to the last GEICO television advertisement you saw. It is funny, thoughtful and has a simple message which is memorable. View the commercial on their website www.martinagency.com

Cruise vacations are known for being a good value, but how does the industry attract new vacationers? The majority of the population in the world have not taken a cruise vacation and many people have thoughts (stereotypes) in their head. I'm hopeful The Martin Agency will bring new ideas, thoughtful commercials and memorable advertising. Below is the press release from NCL.

Written by Denise Blackmore, MCC

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Miami - Mar 25, 2011 - Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has chosen The Martin Agency of Richmond, VA, as its new Agency of Record following a four month review process.

"We were looking for an agency partner to help us create brand desire for our unique proposition in a highly engaging and relevant way," said Maria Miller, Norwegian Cruise Line's senior vice president of marketing. "The Martin Agency impressed us with their creative and thoughtful approach to our brand."

The Martin Agency was among four finalists in the review along with McCann and Grey, both of New York, and incumbent agency GSD&M of Texas. The assignment will include strategic and creative development, media planning and buying and an assortment of digital responsibilities.

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"Our team is fired up to work with Norwegian Cruise Line," said Michael Chapman, VP/Group Planning Director who led The Martin Agency's review effort. "Few things in our business are more invigorating than working with a brand with great ambition. Norwegian was looking for much more than a campaign. They wanted a creative platform that could raise both revenue and awareness. We can't wait to get started."

The first work from the agency is slated to appear later this year and billings are undisclosed.

"While we're excited about this new journey with The Martin Agency, we want to commend GSD&M for all that they've done during the past five years to help build and promote our brand," added Miller. "They have been a great partner and we wish them well."

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About The Martin Agency
The Martin Agency offers unified advertising, strategic planning, media, direct response, interactive, data analytics, design and content creation. Clients include the American Cancer Society, BFGoodrich, Discover Financial, ESPN3.com, Expedia, GEICO, Hanes, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, PING, Pizza Hut, Sun Life Financial, Tylenol and Walmart. www.martinagency.com.

About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 44-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.

Today, Norwegian has 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. The Company contracted for two 4,000-berth vessels for delivery in spring 2013 and spring 2014.

Norwegian's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, debuting for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, Second CityŽ Comedy Troupe, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, Gibson Guitar, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams" & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.

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March 22, 2011

Crystal to Go All Inclusive in 2012 - Gratis Gratuities, Wines and Bar Service Added

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LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2011 - Crystal Cruises is enhancing its already expansive host of luxury services and amenities. Effective spring 2012, vacations on the award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will include complimentary fine wines and premium spirits throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges, and pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff. The complimentary gratuity amenity also includes Penthouse butler service as well as service in all of Crystal's fine specialty restaurants and sushi bar.

"Our 'All Inclusive' is an evolution of Crystal's luxury services and responds to the desires of today's upscale cruise traveler," says Gregg Michel, president of Crystal Cruises. "As many lines throughout our industry have itemized their services for additional charges, Crystal is maximizing the guest experience by eliminating additional transactions - further enhancing the ease and luxury of a Crystal cruise. We believe this service will offer greater convenience, simplicity and comfort."

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The new benefits begin with each ship's first Trans-Atlantic cruise next year: Crystal Symphony's "Beyond the Sea" sailing from Miami to Lisbon on March 19, 2012, and Crystal Serenity's "New World to Norway" voyage from New York to London on May 8, 2012.

A complete list of 2012 Crystal itineraries, with fares, for all cruises is now posted on Crystal's website, www.crystalcruises.com, and all cruises are now open for booking. Also included with all cruises is free round-trip air transportation from two dozen North American gateways (or a generous air credit), with airport/ship transfers included.

Since its inception, Crystal Cruises has added to its award-winning luxury vacation experience each year with more and more complimentary amenities, services, workshops and dining opportunities.

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Always included at no additional cost are: all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks and fresh juices; all meals, including dining in specialty restaurants that feature the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio; high tea; ice cream and frozen yogurt bar; gym, steam, saunas and whirlpools; numerous fitness classes such as Spinning and group Pilates Reformer instruction; golf lessons with PGA pros; Walk-on-Water weighted vests and Nordic Pole walking equipment; Yamaha keyboard classes; Berlitz language classes; paddle tennis; dozens of computer/technology classes; art classes; Crystal Visions lecture series, featuring Crystal Visions lecture series featuring distinguished speakers; award-winning entertainment; in-stateroom movie and CD rentals; film screenings in the onboard cinema; dance lessons; dedicated junior cruiser facilities; early embarkation luncheon; welcome champagne; comfortable shuttles to town; pillow menus; self-service laundries; twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service; and 24-hour room service.

Penthouse accommodations also include personal butler service, pressing, stocked bar, and other amenities and services.

All guests enjoy Six-Star service from gracious European-trained wait staff, concierges who belong to the prestigious "Les Clefs d'Or," and sommeliers certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Crystal's passion for taking care of guests in an inviting environment of extraordinary space, quality and choices has earned the company more "World's Best" awards than any other cruise line, resort, or hotel in history.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a Crystal Cruise Specialist at Cruising2Europe.com #1-800-738-8837.

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March 19, 2011

New River Cruise Ships Offer Large Suites & Balconies!

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Recently Viking River Cruises announced their next generation of vessels (river cruise ships). What is exciting about this announcement is the accommodations offered onboard.

Viking River Cruises is planning to spend $120 million to build four ships, all planned for 2012. The top suites on these ships will measure 445 square feet. That's more than double what most accommodations on a river cruise offer. These suites will also feature a separate living room, bedroom, bathroom and private wrap-around balcony.

Take a look at these incredible pictures:

View of the Wrap-Around Balcony:
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Living Room
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Viking River Cruises chairman and CEO has stated the company is trying to appeal to people who have been on ocean ships. He says that people have become so used to balconies on ocean ships (that) they are demaning balconies when they go on river cruises.

I agree that people like the idea of floor-to-ceiling windows with a glass door that opens to fresh air and stunning views. If you have not taken a river cruise before it is considered a great value. Onboard the ship you have three meals a day included. While the ship is in port (sometimes two ports a day) a sightseeing tour is included.

The four new ships Viking River Cruises are building will be named Viking Freya, Viking Idun, Viking Njord and Viking Odin. Each ship is being built to have 95 staterooms. Here is a picture of a regular Balcony Stateroom:

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To save space on these new ships they have removed the spa onboard. Instead they will offer passengers spa and health club packages at four and five star facilities while the ship is in port. Additionally, the ship'a main lounge will have four built in screens and surround sound which would allow the lounge multiple uses.

Bookings for these four new ships started on Friday, March 18th. Contact a Viking River Cruise Specialist at Cruising2Europe.com #1-800-738-8837 or click on the banner below.

Written by Denise Blackmore, MCC


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March 16, 2011

A Mayan Discovery with an Unlikely Guide: Tulum, Mexico

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Special Article by Steve Nielsen, Vice President of Caribbean and Atlantic Shore Operations

March 15, 2011 - I have traveled all over the world, but I stumbled upon my most memorable travel experience during a business trip. Let me qualify that. It was a quick side trip during a business trip. Almost an afterthought. Still, that afternoon has stuck with me ever since and I revisit the location whenever my schedule allows.

Thirty-seven years ago, I came upon Tulum, Mexico, the ruins of an ancient Mayan city that was all but untouched by tourists at that time. I was scouting the Caribbean for Princess Cruises, as the company planned to expand from its Los Angeles base to Fort Lauderdale. When I arrived, I met with Princess's Mexico general agent at the time, German Osuna, to look at possibilities for excursion trips in Cozumel and along the stunning Yucatan peninsula.

At the time, the Mexican government was just beginning to lay the foundation for what is now the wildly popular resort town of Cancun. Cancun is like Miami Beach or Orlando - it was built to attract tourists. Then, it was just in its infancy, with little more than architectural models and high hopes hinting at its future.

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German and I checked out Cancun and then headed down the peninsula. He wanted to show me an interesting area of architectural exploration - a monument to the Mayan past, Tulum. I knew nothing of Tulum, just that the peninsula was rich in Mayan culture and that would be of interest to our passengers.

At the time, in the mid 1970s, workers were still excavating the site, a process that had been going on since 1913. Situated between the jungle on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, Tulum escaped with little recorded history. It's mentioned in the writings of the Spanish conquistadors Juan Diaz and Juan de Grijalva in 1518. In 1843, Tulum's ruins are described by the English explorers, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, who mapped the site. Although they discovered a stele, a commemorative marker that dated back to AD 564, it's believed that Tulum's heyday ran from the 1200s until the Spanish arrived 300 years later and brought Old World diseases that wiped out Mayan society.

German and I parked the car and then hiked along a dirt footpath with jungle on either side of us for about half a mile toward Tulum. It was hot and there was lots of sweating but the beauty of the landscape more than compensated. My mind was busy calculating whether or not Tulum would make a good excursion for our passengers.

Somewhere outside of the ancient Tulum walls ("Tulum" means 'fence' or 'wall' in the Mayan language of the Yucatan), German and I encountered a little boy of four or five years old. He was sitting outside his family's very modest one room house and dressed in nothing more than shorts. By his features, he appeared to be a direct descendent of the Mayans - an heir to this stunning land.

The boy chatted brightly away in Spanish. He was offering to take us on a tour of Tulum. We looked around. No parents or guardian in sight. This young tour guide was a solo practitioner. We took him up on his offer and soon were headed over the low Tulum walls and venturing into the ruins. That first sight is awesome. Tulum emerges in front of you from the middle of the jungle. If you approach Tulum from the Caribbean Sea, the approach is equally inspiring to see the ruins seated atop a bluff.

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That day, no archeologists were on site, so we felt as if we were discovering the city for the first time. It was an incredible experience to climb up and down rocks, walk among the ruins and try to imagine how it appeared circa 1200.

Our young guide led us around, pointing out specific points of interest. I remember saying to German, "Life is really funny, we've traveled all over the world but this little boy probably won?t leave the area?his life is pretty much confined to what he is where he is."

We finished looking at the ruins and headed back to the little boy's home. I made some notes in my notebook for a few minutes then we took leave. That's when the little boy started to cry! German said, "He was our tour guide, he must want a tip." So I gave him a one peso coin. The boy looked at it, turned it around in his hand. I said, "You don't know one peso?" Without skipping a beat, he replied, "I only know five pesos." Chastised, I upgraded his tip and reconsidered my somewhat limited opinion of his future. That boy was going places for sure.

Since then, Tulum has emerged as an important historical site and major point of interest in Mexico. I've returned many times as I was transferred from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale 16 years ago to look after Caribbean and Atlantic shore operations for Princess. The last time I was there was about two years ago.

In the intervening years, the approach into Tulum has been cleared and there are paved highways with commercial establishments on either side. The archeologists have completed their jobs and now the Mayan ruins are fully exposed. You can see where the central area was, where the homes were situated, where people cooked, had their meals and slept. There is a beautiful coliseum-type building for social activities.

I have to admit, it feels a little crowded for someone who had experienced Tulum like an explorer would with a colleague and an unlikely preschool-age guide. I could never have predicted that Cancun would become the most popular tourist destination in Mexico and Tulum would be a busy, world-renown historical site and popular shore excursion. The two seem to have grown out of the ground together.

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I think, how funny it is that the distance from brand new Cancun to an ancient Mayan city is not that far apart. I found the beginnings of a modern tourism Mecca 15 miles away from a 1,000 year old ruin. And there was a descendent of the Mayans waiting to show me something new.

I often think about that boy and wonder what happened to him. Today, he's probably a successful tour operator in Cancun. What travel has taught me most of all is how much alike we are, how similar we are through our basic human traits.

In 2011-2012 Princess Cruises will offer the Sapphire Princess for 7 night Mexican Riviera cruise vacations. The ship will sail from Los Angeles down the coast to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. For more information contact a Princess Expert at Cruising2Mexico.com #1-800-738-8837.

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March 12, 2011

Camillus House Names New Campus After Norwegian Cruise Line, In Recognition of $5 Million Gift

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Miami - Mar 10, 2011 --- Camillus House is one step closer to their goal of ending chronic homelessness in Miami-Dade County after receiving a $5 million pledge today from Norwegian Cruise Line to support ongoing construction of its new three-acre Campus on Northwest 7th Avenue in Miami's Health District. In recognition of this gift, which represents the largest corporate contribution to Camillus House's capital campaign, the new home of the prominent not-for-profit organization was named the Norwegian Cruise Line Campus of Camillus House.

"We are profoundly honored and grateful to Norwegian Cruise Line for this generous gift to our campaign," said Dr. Paul Ahr, Camillus House President and Chief Executive Officer. "Thanks to their support, we have taken a giant step toward achieving our goal of ending chronic homelessness in our community."

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During the naming ceremony held today at the construction site, Camillus House and Norwegian Cruise Line representatives unveiled renderings of Miami's newest landmark -- a 120-foot tower -- displaying the Campus' new name. Once erected in October 2011, the tower will be visible from Interstate 95 and the Dolphin Expressway. Community leaders and guests also had the opportunity to tour the $84 million construction site, getting a first glimpse of the nearly completed Shepherd's Court permanent housing apartments.

"As a long standing member of the Miami community, Norwegian Cruise Line is proud to support Camillus House," said Kevin Sheehan, Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Camillus House has long been a leader in this community and has helped thousands of people in need. We are proud to have our name associated with this shining example of their strong positive force in Miami, our hometown."

The new eco-friendly Campus, which is expected to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, will feature seven buildings surrounding two open courtyards. Once fully operational, the Norwegian Cruise Line Campus will provide services to more than 3,000 people in need each year integrated with a variety of employment, social service and clinical treatment programs, including an expansion of emergency housing and a residential treatment for women and Spanish-speaking individuals. In addition, the Campus will provide the following services: emergency, treatment and permanent housing beds; basic human services of food, clothing, showers and overnight shelter; primary health care; residential and outpatient treatment for mental illness and addiction; employment training and job placement. In addition, there will be a kennel for pets.

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The first phase of the construction began in mid-2010, and it is expected to be completed in 2012. The construction has simulated the local economy with the creation of 200 construction jobs. In addition, 100 new full-time positions will be created once the Campus is completed.

About Camillus House
Camillus House provides humanitarian services to persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade. Established by the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd in 1960, Camillus House has grown steadily over the years from a small overnight shelter into a full-service center for persons who are poor and homeless. For more information on Camillus House, visit www.camillus.org or www.facebook.com/camillus.house.

About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 44-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.

Today, Norwegian has 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. The Company contracted for two 4,000-berth vessels for delivery in spring 2013 and spring 2014.

Norwegian's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, debuting for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, Second CityŽ Comedy Troupe, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, Gibson Guitar, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams" & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.

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March 11, 2011

Princess Cruises to Return to Port of Galveston for 2012-13 Caribbean Season

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Crown Princess to Sail on Western Caribbean Itineraries from Texas

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. --- For the first time since 2007, a Princess Cruises ship will again set sail from the port of Galveston, offering cruises to the sunny Western Caribbean.

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Crown Princess will offer 19 departures from Galveston between December 22, 2012 and April 27, 2013. The seven-day roundtrip Western Caribbean itinerary features ports of call at Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico.

"We've received a great deal of feedback from cruisers interested in sailing from Galveston again," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. "So we're excited to be returning in 2012 to bring our Western Caribbean sailings back to Texas."

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The 3,070-passenger Crown Princess offers greater capacity than Princess ships previously based in Galveston. The 113,000-ton vessel debuted in 2006 and offers the line's popular signature features, including a piazza-style atrium with International Cafe and Vines wine bar; the 300-square-foot Movies Under the Stars poolside theater; The Sanctuary, an adults-only "oasis of tranquility"; and a variety of dining, recreation and entertainment options.

"Welcoming back Princess Cruises and hosting Crown Princess is a great addition to the Texas cruise market. We're excited that the return of Princess Cruises will offer our passengers additional options of cruise vacations sailing from Texas' premiere cruise port," said Steven M. Cernak, Galveston port director. The remainder of the Princess Cruises Caribbean schedule will be announced later this month.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a Princess Expert at Cruising2Mexico.com #1-800-738-8837.

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March 02, 2011

Oceania Cruises President Comments On 'Taste The Wonderful World'

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Comments By Bob Binder, President of Oceania Cruises . . .

Some of my favorite people were signing autographs onboard Marina during her inaugural sailing. As fond as I am of Oceania Cruises' cuisine, you know I must be equally fond of our team of Executive Chefs and Culinary Directors who have made our dream of serving the finest cuisine at sea a reality. I never cease to be amazed and impressed by the creations that emerge from the galleys, where numerous chefs, sous chefs and prep cooks continuously strive to ensure each recipe is executed flawlessly. It is a fascinating process, from the initial concept of an entree in the creative mind of a chef to the final realization of the chef's vision.

In fact, we found the process to be so intriguing, the passion of our culinary team to be so astounding, and the results to be so spectacular, we wanted to share the story of Oceania Cruises' culinary program with the world. Thus was conceived the idea for a book that, while it would contain a wealth of recipes, would be so much more than a cookbook. We envisioned a culinary lifestyle book that would illustrate the depth of our passion for cuisine and how it is such an integral part of the Oceania Cruises experience. And this vision has become a reality, as Taste the World: The Food and Flavors of Oceania Cruises will soon be for sale on amazon.com.

I may be biased, but I think you'll agree if you check it out that the book is truly beautiful. It was produced by Susie Heller (above left), the Emmy-winning television producer and coauthor of several award-winning cookbooks, including Thomas Keller's The French Laundry Cookbook. Deborah Jones did the stunning photography. She has worked with Susie Heller on many of her famous books and has likewise been honored with awards from many different groups including the James Beard Foundation. I swear you feel like you can taste the pages, each shot is so vivid. We were thrilled to have both of them as part of our team.

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Our Executive Culinary Director, the esteemed Master Chef Jacques Pepin (above right), was heavily involved in bringing the book to life, contributing not only the foreword of the book and many of his own personal recipes, but also the inspiration for our entire culinary program. He has always been such an essential part of our success and one of the driving forces behind the zeal that all of our chefs bring to the table. And of course, our extraordinary team of Executive Chefs and Culinary Directors crafted this project every step of the way, sharing their own family recipes, their personal stories, and their heartfelt commitment to creating the finest cuisine.

The book actually takes you through a full 24-hour day onboard, so you can see exactly how much passion is behind the process. The galleys never close. Any given minute of any given day, there are chefs preparing for the next meal. You observe Corporate Pastry Chef Olivier Simon overseeing the preparation of croissants at 3:00 a.m., using only the finest Planchot flour imported from France. Later Corporate Executive Chef Wolfgang Maier (pictured in the Curtis Hustace photo above) coaches the team on how to sauté the perfect Wiener Schnitzel. Having grown up in Austria, the dish is a matter of personal and national pride for him. It is his recipe, as his family had it nearly every Sunday for lunch, and he ensures it is done exactly right from the initial seasonings to the breading to the sauté pan. The resulting delicate, crisp, beautifully puffed golden cutlet is a thing to behold.

If you experience this book, you'll know that the secret ingredient to Oceania Cruises' cuisine is the heart and soul of every chef onboard. Which brings me back to the autograph signing. Guests onboard Marina recently got a sneak peak at Taste the World, and those featured in the book autographed the pages where their delicious recipes and fascinating stories appeared.

It was a fantastic event, and we are thrilled with the results of the hard work and immense dedication of these great culinary minds. You can bet I'll be sharing more photos of their creations here on the blog soon!

Before signing off, I wanted to mention that, as you might imagine, I am an avid reader and ardent fan of Cruise Critic. Today I happened to notice that Marina showed up in their Daily Poll, which asks you to vote for the best new cruise ship. I don't need to tell you how I voted. If you feel as I do that Marina is by far the best new cruise ship out there, please feel free to vote for her in the Cruise Critic Daily Poll. And as always, thank you so much to all of our loyal guests, fans, and followers.

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Back row L to R: Executive Chef Tino Daab, Producer Susie Heller, Master Chef Jacques Pepin, Fleet Corporate Chef Franck Garanger. Front row L to R: Corporate Pastry Chef Olivier Simon, Corporate Executive Chef Wolfgang Maier, Culinary Director Eric Barale.

For more information about Oceania Cruises contact a travel specialist at Cruising2Europe.com #1-800-738-8837.

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March 01, 2011

Norwegian To Increase Cruise Fares On April 1, 2011

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Line extends Wave Season promotion

Miami - Mar 1, 2011 - Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that it plans to raise cruise fares up to ten percent on April 1, 2011. The company also announced it will extend its "Free Upgrades For All" Sales Event through March 31, 2011. This popular Wave Season promotion provides up to a four-category upgrade on select sailings, along with e-coupons in on-board savings of up to $400. This extension will give those planning to book a cruise extra time to take advantage of this offer prior to price increases which will take effect on April 1, 2011.

"We've seen exceptional demand spurred by our Wave Season promotion, particularly for the popular summer destinations. In fact, we surpassed our weekly booking record three times in the last eight weeks," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. "Based on this demand, we will increase our fares on April 1. We wanted to give consumers and travel agents the opportunity to take advantage of these offers before the price increase."

Norwegian's signature Freestyle Cruising provides extraordinary value by offering premium deployments on one of the youngest fleets in the industry, and includes an unparalleled variety of dining options along with non-stop entertainment experiences.

Travel partners should take advantage of the current pricing environment for their individual bookings and to block group space up to four months prior to sailing without paying a deposit.

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For more information on Norwegian or to book a cruise, contact a FreeStyle Certified Agent at Cruising2Alaska.com #1-800-738-8837.

About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 44-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.

Today, Norwegian has 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. The Company has reached an agreement for two 143,000-gross ton vessels for delivery in 2013 and 2014.

Norwegian's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, debuting for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, Second City Comedy Troupe, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, Gibson Guitar, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams" & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.

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