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Norwegian Cruise Line wins top cruise award

It is the eleventh year in a row that NCL has won the award, beating nine competitors.

Norwegian Cruise Line has been awarded Europe’s Leading Cruise Line at the annual World Travel Awards, which took place in Athens at the Europe Gala Ceremony.

It is the eleventh year in a row that Norwegian has won the award, beating nine other competitors to win the top spot.

The awards are voted on by thousands of travel and tourism professionals from across the globe, recognising travel companies that provide outstanding products and customer service since 1993.

“We are delighted to once again be honoured as a leader in the travel industry by the World Travel Awards and to celebrate an eleventh consecutive win as Europe’s Leading Cruise Line,” said Kevin Bubolz, the line’s vice president and managing director Europe.

“We would like to thank the industry professionals who voted for us, as we continue to strive for excellence in offering those who sail with us an unforgettable holiday experience.”

Ships on order
Norwegian’s sixteen ships sail a variety of itineraries, from the Caribbean to the Panama Canal, Europe, South America and the Mediterranean, as well as Australia and the Far East.

All itineraries feature Norwegian’s exclusive Premium All Inclusive, offering customers “a world of choices with premium branded beverages, specialty coffee with meals, 60 minutes’ free Wi-Fi per person and all services charges and tips related to all-inclusive services included in the fare”.

Norwegian will introduce an additional new Breakaway Plus class cruise ship in 2019 and has four additional vessels on order for delivery beginning in 2022, with an option to introduce two more in 2026 and 2027.

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