Saturday, July 16, 2011

Norwegian’s Must-See TV

If you forgot to set your DVR to record it when it originally aired, Norwegian Cruise Line’s episode of the Emmy-nominated hit reality series "Undercover Boss" will be rebroadcast tomorrow, July 17, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT) on the CBS Television Network. The show, which first aired on Jan 2, 2011, was seen by more than 14 million people in the US and has also aired in Canada, Australia and Norway. According to Nielsen, Norwegian Cruise Line’s episode of Undercover Boss was the most-recalled brand appearance in a prime-time broadcast show in January.

Relive the suspense as Norwegian’s CEO Kevin Sheehan has his cover blown by a waitress in the Manhattan Room restaurant on Norwegian Epic and his embarrassment as he hosts the line’s signature White Hot Party, where he’s forced to step out of his comfort zone to lead a crowd of more than 1,000 guests in a line dance. Sheehan also spent time on Pride of America in Hawaii, where he worked alongside a deck repairman, John, a fellow New Yorker, who was quite critical of Sheehan’s performance.

“While I may not have performed the tasks as well as our amazing crew during the experience, we’ve received a tremendous amount of support from guests and travel partners as a result of our Undercover Boss episode,” said Sheehan. “I think the viewers were in awe of our amazing ships and phenomenal hard working crew and truly felt a connection with us.”

As an exclusive offer for the rebroadcast of the episode, if you book a Norwegian cruise vacation between July 16 and July 18, 2011 will receive a bonus of up to $200 to spend on board (based on cruise length and category) and reduced deposits for fleet-wide sailings in 2012 and 2013.

And for our friends up north in Canada, Norwegian’s Norwegian Epic will be featured on the season premiere of Discovery Channel Canada’s popular show “Mighty Ships.” For the premiere of its fifth season, “Mighty Ships” will air its Norwegian Epic episode on Wednesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET (10 p.m. PT) on Canada’s Discovery Channel.

In the hour-long episode, viewers will have a chance to get an in-depth look at the new 155,873 gross ton ship, including a behind-the-scene look at areas such as the laundry facility, ballast tanks, galley and the bridge. The show follows key ship personnel as Norwegian Epic sails a weeklong Western Caribbean cruise that took place in February. Viewers will see Hotel Director Klaus Lugmaier interact with the 4,200 guests on board; Entertainment Director Simon Murray manage world-class entertainment including Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams and Dinner™; as well as Captain Hakan Svedung navigate through a narrow harbor with crosswinds.

Each episode of “Mighty Ships” goes on board and behind-the-scenes of a different ship. Season five of Mighty Ships sails like never before, with incredible vessels ranging from the billion-dollar Norwegian Epic to an exclusive look inside the newest missile destroyer in the U.S. Navy, the USS Gravely. Audiences experience a unique combination of “high stakes, high seas and high drama.” The episode will air in the US and internationally in the coming months, so we Americans will be able to see it eventually as well.

Norwegian Epic is currently sailing from Barcelona, Spain to the Western Mediterranean through Oct 23, 2011. Beginning Nov 5, 2011, Norwegian Epic will return to Miami and sail 7-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean calling on St. Maarten, Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. For more information about Norwegian Cruise Line and Norwegian Epic, visit

Photo Courtesay of Norwegian Cruise Line

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