Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Half a Century at Sea

It seems like it was only yesterday, but our first cruise on the ss Norway was more than 27 years ago. At that time, the iconic Norway was the largest and longest cruise ship at sea and Norwegian Cruise Line was praised as innovative for restoring the former-liner, the ss France, for cruising the Caribbean.

Launched in Miami as Norwegian Caribbean Line 50 years ago this week, the rechristened Norwegian Cruise Line continues to be an innovator. It was Norwegian that introduced large ships, "Freestyle" flexible dining, specialty restaurants, Broadway-style musicals, a private island, the availability of numerous single occupancy staterooms, as well as high-end suites in the Haven—the ship-within-a-concept—and more. Additionally, it was with the creation of Norwegian Caribbean Line that Miami came to be the world's busiest and most important cruise ship homeport.

We won't be around to celebrate a full century of "Cruising Like a Norwegian" but we look forward to following the line's innovations during the time we have left.

ss Norway Image: Norwegian Cruise Line Postcard

No comments: