With Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line Brings "First Class at Sea" Experiences to China

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SHANGHAI, China, June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After maiden calls to Singapore, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian), a leading global cruise brand of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH), welcomed its newest cruise ship, Norwegian Joy, to her new home port of Shanghai, China.  The arrival of Norwegian Joy to Shanghai marks a significant milestone for the storied cruise line as it enters the Chinese cruise market.  Norwegian Joy was engineered in Germany and designed for China.

"Norwegian Cruise Line is extremely proud to welcome the newest addition to our fleet, Norwegian Joy, to her home port of Shanghai, China," said David Herrera, President of NCLH China.  "Norwegian Joy's arrival demonstrates our commitment to the Chinese cruise market.  She was custom-built with Chinese cruise guests in mind."

From the first race track at sea to the innovative virtual reality experiences available at the Galaxy Pavilion to the 28 local and international dining options, Norwegian Joy has an abundance of features that appeal to the modern Chinese family, including staterooms especially designed for multi-generational families traveling together.  An international standard of entertainment is easily accessible, with Las Vegas-style performances, as well as a wide variety of luxury shopping options.  With this incredible ship, Norwegian's signature onboard experience has been expanded and customized, adding exciting features, services and amenities that combine both East and West to deliver a "First Class at Sea" experience.

On a preview voyage which departed from Shanghai on June 10, Norwegian Cruise Line welcomed over 1,700 VIP members and guests of Alibaba Group (Alibaba), the world's largest online and mobile commerce company, for a four-day preview cruise.

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