'World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line' Named Norwegian Cruise Line

World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” has been awarded to Norwegian 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.

World Travel Awards and Norwegian
Francis Riley (left), Norwegian Cruise Line’s Vice President & General Manager International, accepts the award for World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line from Sion Rapson (right)
Global Business Director at World Travel Awards

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.

“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.

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