MIAMI, Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) (the "Company" and together with NCL Corporation Ltd., "Norwegian"), today announced the closing of its previously announced initial public offering of 27,058,824 of its ordinary shares at a price of $19.00 per share. The number of shares sold includes 3,529,412 shares sold as a result of the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares. The net proceeds of the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated expenses, were approximately $477.6 million. UBS Investment Bank and Barclays acted as bookrunners and the representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan also acted as bookrunners for the offering. DNB Markets, HSBC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Wells Fargo Securities and Lebenthal Capital Markets acted as co-managers for the offering. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective on January 17, 2013 by, the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering is being made only by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. A copy of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, Phone (888) 827-7275; or Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Phone (888) 603-5847 or Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.