Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates 50 Years

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates 50 Years with #NorwegiansFirst50 Campaign

Cruise News – September 29, 2016

2016 marks 50 years since M/S Sunward made her first voyage from Miami to the Caribbean on December 19, 1966, signifying the birth of Norwegian Caribbean Lines. Today, the company is known as Norwegian Cruise Line and now has 14 ships sailing to more than 300 destinations worldwide.

To celebrate this golden milestone, Norwegian is inviting guests, travel professionals, partners, and team members to share 50 years of memories made through the company’s #NorwegiansFirst50 Anniversary Campaign.

“We are celebrating 50 years of incredible moments aboard our ships and it’s the people — our guests, travel partners, team, and crewmembers — who make our history so special. We wouldn’t be here today without their loyalty and dedication,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO for Norwegian Cruise Line. “We invite everyone who has sailed with us, commemorated a special occasion with us, or made memories on board to share their favorite moments and celebrate our first 50 years along with us.”

Through the global initiative, entrants are invited to upload their photos and stories to, which showcases a dynamic timeline of moments. Visitors to the site are also encouraged to share their memories with friends on their social networks. There’s also the chance of winning a free cruise (in participating markets).

Those who wish to sail during Norwegian’s official 50th anniversary this December can select from 8-day cruises departing December 18 from New York to Florida & The Bahamas on Norwegian Breakaway; from Miami to the Western Caribbean on Norwegian Getaway; and from Tampa to the Western Caribbean on Norwegian Jade. On December 19, cruisers can set sail from New York on Norwegian Gem to the Eastern Caribbean on a 10-day holiday cruise, and from Miami on Norwegian Pearl, for a 10-day Panama Canal cruise. These anniversary cruises also offer a special holiday bonus of $100 in onboard credit, which is combinable with Norwegian’s Free At Sea offer.

Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line

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