Norwegian Cruise Lines Make it Easier to Cruise Caribbean

Sailing to the Caribbean has never been easier with Norwegian Cruise Line`s (NCL) 2004-2005 Caribbean schedule, the line`s widest ranging lineup ever. Passengers can visit the world`s most popular cruise destination from six close-to-home ports aboard seven NCL Freestyle Cruising ships.

NCL`s Caribbean deployment will be highlighted by a series of unique aspects, including an extended slate of 10- and 11-day itineraries on Norwegian Dawn from New York in the winter; longer port calls in the exotic Southern Caribbean and the only Western Caribbean itinerary offering Roatan, Honduras and Belize. Under NCL`s innovative Homeland Cruising program, the company will offer Caribbean departures from Charleston, S.C., Houston, New Orleans, Miami, New York and San Juan.

“NCL`s reputation for innovation began more than 30 years ago when our company launched its first Caribbean cruises,” said Colin Veitch, NCL`s president and CEO. “We continue to pioneer intriguing Caribbean itineraries but now we offer them from six Homeland Cruising cities. Our guests can now drive to the port and begin their vacation almost immediately instead of spending the first day of their vacation flying across the country.”

NCL`s Caribbean deployment for 2004-2005 will feature:

* The only cruise ship sailing year-round from Houston;
* The only cruise line offering regularly scheduled, seven-day cruises from Charleston;
* The only four-port, seven-day itinerary departing from New Orleans;
* The only exotic Western Caribbean itinerary from Miami offering Roatan and Belize;
* A seven-day deep Southern Caribbean itinerary offering full port days in Dominica and St. Kitts;
* The only cruise ship sailing year-round from New York;
* The only 10- and 11-day exotic Southern Caribbean cruises departing from New York in the winter.


In all, NCL will offer 277 Caribbean departures on seven ships - Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Dream, Norwegian Majesty, Norwegian Sea, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Wind - between Dec. 28, 2003 and April 30, 2005.
NCL `s Caribbean fleet will offer one of the industry`s most flexible, far-ranging schedules, with 14 separate itineraries sailing to the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean. Voyages are now open for sale.

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