Norwegian Cruise Line named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for Ninth Consecutive Year
Norwegian Cruise Line has been named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the ninth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards, as well as receiving “Europe’s Responsible Tourism” and the “World’s Best Cruise Spa” award.
The annual awards, held on 4 September 2016 in Sardinia, Italy, recognise travel companies for delivering an outstanding customer experience and are voted for by travel agents and consumers worldwide. Norwegian, which has been honoured with the “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” accolade since 2008, has deployed four vessels in Europe this summer for the fifth consecutive year, including year-round cruises in the Mediterranean.
Norwegian will continue its commitment to Europe in 2017 with further growth in the continent, deploying five ships in Europe to mark a ground-breaking year for the Line. The expanded fleet with new itineraries includes Norwegian Jade, who will sail a series of cruises from Southampton, and Norwegian Getaway, which returns to Europe for the first time since her inaugural celebrations in 2014.
“Winning the Europe’s Leading Cruise Line award for the ninth year in a row is an exceptional achievement and is a credit to both the team and the itineraries we offer,” said Christian Boell, Managing Director EMEA, Norwegian Cruise Line, who picked up the award in the gala ceremony. “We look forward to be offering even more variety in Europe next year so guests can continue to experience the brand’s free and flexible way of cruising.”
Highlights of the 2017 summer programme are the new Northern Europe sailings out of Southampton and Hamburg, among those a nine-night sailing with Norwegian Jade to the Norwegian Fjords from Southampton (UK) or Hamburg (Germany) with stops in Skjolden; Olden, Norway; Alesund, Norway and Bergen, Norway. Norwegian Getaway will return to Europe, sailing nine-night Baltics Capitals from Copenhagen (Denmark) or Warnemünde (Germany) travelling to Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden. Norwegian Epic will continue her guest favourite seven-night Western Mediterranean from Barcelona or Civitavecchia (Rome), travelling to Naples; Civitavecchia (Rome); Livorno (Florence / Pisa), Italy; Cannes, France and new, Palma (Majorca), Spain. Norwegian Spirit will redeploy to her new seasonal homeport of Civitavecchia (Rome) in early May and sail a series of different 10- and 11-night cruises including stops in smaller ports such as Cagliari in Sardinia, Palma de Majorca, Koper or Malta as well as three new 11-night Holy Land itineraries with an overnight in Haifa while Norwegian Star will take over the 7-night cruises to the Adriatic and Greek Isles from Venice.