NCL Corporation today announced that Norwegian Majesty will sail a new seven-day Bahamas and Florida itinerary beginning this fall through April 2009. This family-friendly itinerary offers guests the opportunity to experience four diverse ports, in place of the existing three-port Western Caribbean itinerary. In addition, guests on Norwegian Majesty this fall will experience a number of Freestyle 2.0 enhancements, further adding to the overall cruise experience.
Starting November 15, 2008, the 1,462 passenger Norwegian Majesty will depart Charleston on Saturdays with stops in Grand Bahama Island; Nassau; Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas; and Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida. This new itinerary goes on sale today. Guests with existing reservations on Norwegian Majesty this fall will automatically be moved to the new itinerary or they will have the option to cancel.
“Our similar Bahamas and Florida itinerary from New York is extremely popular as it offers a range of family-friendly destinations from beaches and water sports to the theme parks of Orlando,” said Andy Stuart, NCL’s executive vice president of marketing, sales and passenger services. “With this new itinerary on Norwegian Majesty, we are offering an exciting new Freestyle Cruising choice for guests departing from Charleston.”
In addition to the new itinerary, a number of Freestyle 2.0 enhancements will be in place on Norwegian Majesty, specifically in regard to food and beverage. On embarkation day, guests will receive a bubbly welcome. Lobster Galore will be featured in the main dining rooms and lobster dishes will be available in the specialty restaurants every night of the cruise. Le Bistro, Norwegian Majesty’s French restaurant, will introduce new specialty items, including Côte de Boeuf, a 32-ounce premium gold angus rib eye steak; Plateau de Fruits de Mar, a cold seafood platter including mussels, lobster tail, shrimp and raw oysters on the half shell; and Cardinal of the Seas, a braised Maine lobster. Nighttime entertainment on Norwegian Majesty will also be enhanced with the addition of two new themed parties.
“These Freestyle 2.0 enhancements take Freestyle Cruising on Norwegian Majesty to a new level,” added Stuart. “With the combination of the new itinerary and the enhanced guest experience, we believe Norwegian Majesty will offer an exceptional and memorable cruise for our guests.”
NCL Corporation Ltd. is the holding company for various subsidiary companies involved in owning and operating the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line.
NCL is building two new third generation Freestyle Cruising ships for delivery in 2010. NCL today has the youngest fleet in the industry, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of Freestyle Cruising on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea, and has recently added its latest new ship, the 2,400 passenger Norwegian Gem.