The annual awards, held on August 2, 2014 in Athens, Greece, recognize travel companies for delivering an outstanding customer experience and are voted by travel agents and consumers worldwide.
Norwegian, which has been honored with the accolade since 2008, has for the third consecutive year deployed four Freestyle Cruising vessels in Europe in summer, offering an array of sailings ranging from four to fourteen nights. The company will deploy its largest ship, Norwegian Epic, year-round in Europe beginning next summer.
“Receiving this award for an unprecedented seventh year in a row is a testament to Norwegian’s unique cruise experience, and our wide variety of exciting itinerary options,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “This award shows that both industry professionals and guests appreciate our world-class cruise vacation and we’re so proud to be named Europe’s Leading Cruise Line once again.”
Norwegian’s European sailings provide guests with the opportunity to visit the most beautiful places in Europe with the convenience of only unpacking once. Currently, Norwegian Jade sails seven-day Greek Isles and seven-day Adriatic, Greece and Turkey cruises from Venice, Italy. In the upcoming fall/winter season 2014-2015, the ship will sail a 10-day Eastern Mediterranean and an 11-day Western Mediterranean itinerary from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. Norwegian Spirit currently offers 12-day Grand Mediterranean voyages between Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy and in the winter season will sail a 10-day Canary Islands and Morocco itinerary from Barcelona, Spain.
On September 22, 2014, Norwegian Star will embark the popular, 14-day Norway, Iceland and Faroe Islands itinerary from Copenhagen, Denmark visiting Bergen and Alesund, Norway; Lerwick, Shetland Islands; Thorshavn, Faroe Islands; Reykjavik, Iceland; Glasgow, Scotland; and Dublin, Ireland.
Norwegian Epic, currently sailing the Western Mediterranean through October 19, will return to the Mediterranean year-round next spring, offering seven-day Western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, Spain and from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy beginning May 3, 2015. The itinerary features five exciting ports of call in three different countries: Italy, Spain and France and includes a stop in the very chic port of Cannes, France.