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About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (adapted from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. prospectus): Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation is a global cruise line operator, providing cruise experiences for travelers with a wide variety of itineraries in North America (including Alaska and Hawaii), Central and South America, Bermuda, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the Baltic. Their goal is to generate the highest customer loyalty and greatest numbers of repeat customers through excellence in service and experience. Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation created a unique style of cruising called "Freestyle Cruising" onboard all of their ships, which provides the passengers with the freedom and flexibility associated with a resort style atmosphere and experience as well as significantly more dining options than a traditional cruise. Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation established the very first private island developed by a cruise line in the Bahamas with a diverse offering of activities for passengers. They are also the only cruise line operator to offer an entirely inter-island itinerary in Hawaii. By providing such a unique experience and appealing combination of value and service, Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation straddles both the contemporary and premium segments.
During 2010, including their scheduled itineraries, Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation docked at over 125 ports worldwide, with itineraries originating from 17 ports of which 10 are in North America. Many of the North American ports utilized are part of their "Homeland Cruising" program in which NCL uses homeports which are close to major population centers, such as New York, Southern California, New England and South Florida. This reduces the need for vacationers to fly to distant ports to embark on a cruise and helps reduce the customers' overall vacation cost.
NCL states that "As of September 30, 2010, we have the youngest fleet of cruise ships in the industry among the Major North American Cruise Brands, with a weighted-average age of 5.9 years."
This description is adapted from NCL Corp prospectus. This description is not intended to be a recommendation to buy stock from this company. To see the company's full description, view their prospectus..
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