NCL Scheduled For Second Ship

Largest cruise deployment ever for Hawaii

NCL Corp. said the second U.S.-flagged ship to sail in Hawaii will launch service on July 23, 2005.

The Pride of America will offer seven-day roundtrips from Honolulu or Maui, as well as three- and four-day cruises between Honolulu and Maui.

NCL America already operates the Pride of Aloha, which cruises weekly from Honolulu. Meanwhile, the Norwegian Wind will continue to operate 10- and 11-day cruises from Honolulu that include a stop in remote Fanning Island.

“With two NCL America ships sailing inter-island cruises and a Norwegian Cruise Line ship sailing a Hawaii/Fanning Island itinerary, this will be the largest cruise deployment ever for Hawaii,” said Colin Veitch, president and CEO of NCL Corp.