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NewsNorway • 2011-01-27

Select the country and object's type On time for its Baltic season, Norwegian Sun shines brighter with recent renovations

Two additional Freestyle Cruising ships to receive updates this year

Wiesbaden, January 27, 2011 – Norwegian Sun re-entered service this week after undergoing a multi-million dollar 12-day dry dock during which the 1.936-passenger ship received extensive renovations focused on enhancing the guest experience. The Freestyle Cruising ship received enhancements to its public areas, suites and restaurants. Following on the popularity of the Brazilian steakhouse that debuted on Norwegian Epic, the Moderno Churrascaria has been added as a new on-board restaurant. Guests can sample a variety of skewered meats presented by tableside passadors, as well as a salad bar. Additional updates and enhancements were made to some of the back-of-house areas of the ship to increase efficiencies.

“We have a company-wide commitment to ensuring our ships are in excellent condition. Therefore, Norwegian Sun is the first of three ships this year that will enter dry dock for enhancements, along with several that will take place in 2012,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “We will continue to enhance and refresh Freestyle Cruising for our guests and are pleased to now offer a new restaurant choice on Norwegian Sun.”

Additional ships undergoing dry dock improvements this year are: Norwegian Dawn in May and Norwegian Spirit in September.

Norwegian Sun’s refurbishment to guest areas includes:

· Updated décor in all 33 of the ship’s suites;

· Improvements to the Kids Crew area which offers complimentary children’s programs;

· The addition of Moderno Churrascaria, the line’s new and popular Brazilian steakhouse (in the space previously occupied by Pacific Heights);

· Overall replacement of carpets and wall coverings in public areas.

In addition, back-of-house enhancements include:

· An energy conservation project focused on the ship’s HVAC system to save an estimated six million kilowatts per year (when complete in May 2011);

· Replacement of all potable water piping (continuing over the next 12-18 months);

· Propeller and rudder modifications to decrease power consumption by six percent;

· Removal and replacement of all lifeboat davit hooks with new state-of-the-art hooks to further ensure guest safety.

Following her Caribbean season, Norwegian Sun will spend her summer in Europe sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, for the first time in the company’s history, embarking on 15 nine-day Baltic Capitals cruises as of May 8, 2011. Ports of call include: Warnemünde (Berlin), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland and Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden. These cruises are available from 969 Euro per person. In addition, with the recently extended Pocket Money Weeks promotion, guests booking before February 14, 2011 will receive an on-board credit of up to 500 US Dollar per stateroom.

Norwegian Sun has a variety of stateroom options, a choice of 14 dining venues, 10 bars and lounges, multiple entertainment venues, a luxurious spa and salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, a complimentary kid’s club and teen lounge, a sports deck and several spacious public rooms.

An overview of the complete Norwegian Cruise Line programme as well as further information is available in the 2nd edition of the 2011/12 Freestyle Cruising brochure as well as online on

About Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

NCL Corporation Ltd. is an internationally operating cruise line headquartered in Miami, Florida. NCL (Bahamas) Ltd., Wiesbaden Office is the responsible branch office for the Continental European market.

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 44-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.

Today, Norwegian Cruise Line has 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing the guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. The Company has reached an agreement for two 143.000-gross ton vessels for delivery in 2013 and 2014.

NCL’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010. Three of its modern Freestyle Cruising ships are deployed in Europe in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 season. NCL is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, debuting for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert and NickelodeonTM, the number-one entertainment brand for kids.

In October 2010, the cruise line received the World Travel Award as “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the third year running.

High resolution, downloadable images are available at

For more information on the new Norwegian Epic visit

Further information and bookings in travel agencies or at:

NCL (Bahamas) Ltd., Wiesbaden Office

Continental Europe Branch

Kreuzberger Ring 68, 65205 Wiesbaden, Germany

In Europe toll free: Tel.: 00800 03 10 21 21; Fax: 00800 03 10 21 22

From France: Tel: +49 1805 62 55 27 (€ 0,14/min from landline network)



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