Norwegian Named “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by World Travel Awards

Norwegian Cruise Line has been named the “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards. The 19th annual awards recognize travel companies for delivering an outstanding customer experience and are voted by travel agents worldwide.  This is the first time Norwegian, which has received the award for Europe’s Leading Cruise Line for five consecutive years, has been honored on a global scale by the World Travel Awards.

ncl logo media“This award is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated team members to increase our travel partner support and education through our Partners First initiative, while also continuing to raise guest satisfaction scores to new heights,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “We are so honored to receive this prestigious award and thank our travel partners worldwide for their continuing support.  We have many exciting things to come in 2013 with the launch of Norwegian Breakaway, and we look forward to continuing to offer our guests the freedom to create their ideal vacation experience on the most contemporary ships at sea.”

Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal, World Travel Awards is recognized worldwide as the ultimate travel accolade. The awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Norwegian Cruise Line was also recently named “Best for First-Timers” in the 2012 Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards. Cruise Critic highlighted Norwegian Epic and the line’s Jewel-class ships as taking the resort-at-sea concept to new heights with the industry’s largest selection of restaurants, and the Haven suite complex.


Photos and article courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.