NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that the trading of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) commenced on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Friday, January 18, 2013 under the ticker symbol NCLH. http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=16702 http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=16703 Norwegian Cruise Line is a leading global cruise line operator with a 46-year history of innovative cruise travel. Norwegian offers travelers a variety of cruise experiences in North America (including Alaska and Hawaii), the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Central America, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Norwegian Cruise Line has created a distinctive style of cruising called "Freestyle Cruising" which provides guests with the freedom and flexibility traditionally associated with a resort style atmosphere and experience. "Norwegian Cruise Line has transformed the way people vacation and has continued to break the boundaries of traditional cruising," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "Norwegian Cruise Line embodies the innovative drive that is characteristic of NASDAQ-listed companies. We congratulate Norwegian Cruise Line on their initial public offering and look forward to a successful and enduring partnership with the company and its shareholders."