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Additional Hawaiian Cruises For Norwegian Cruise Lines

 

Additional Hawaiian Cruises For Norwegian Cruise Lines may be in their plans for the future. But it will really depend on the US economy, how strong it becomes and continues to grow in the right direction. So if you have never been on a cruise this may be a good time to get your feet wet, maybe in one of their wonderful swimming pools.

Additional Hawaiian Cruises For Norwegian Cruise Lines

Hawaii’s cruise-ship visitor industry is steadily growing again after reaching an all-time high in 2007 that was followed by a rapid decline in 2008 due to a bad economy and more supply than demand.

Like other cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line pulled ships out of the Hawaii market in the first half of 2008.

NCL had been running three ships with the Hawaiian Islands itineraries, but today only the Pride of America ship cruises the islands year-round. The Pride of Hawaii was relocated to Europe in February 2008 and the Pride of Aloha was relocated to Miami and renamed Norwegian Sky in the summer of 2008.

Additional Hawaiian Cruises For Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan told PBN in an email that the company doesn’t have any immediate plans to bring another ship to Hawaii, but is confident in the ongoing success of Pride of America and will continue to evaluate the possibility of bringing a ship back to Hawaii in the future.

Pride of America is in Hawaii ports for more than 100 hours per cruise, visiting four of the islands with two overnights on Maui and Kauai. Sheehan said Pride of America is very successful in the market.

NCL had entered Hawaii in 2004 with a $1.3 billion investment to expand its cruise operations, but by 2008, it was $250 million in the red.

Additional Hawaiian Cruises For Norwegian Cruise Lines will be a long awaited delight for Hawaii’s economy…

~~Aloha Nui Loa

 

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