SUPPLIER: Norwegian Cruise Line
In an effort to stimulate tourism to the United States’ 50th state, Norwegian Cruise Line, along with the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau, hosted a private event earlier this month in Hilo.
Taking place at the Imiloa Astronomy Center, the event was attended by Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of NCL, Ross Birch, executive director of the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau, and State Representative Richard Onishi, who emphasized the need for tourism across the Hawaiian Islands.
Stuart, meanwhile, highlighted NCL’s longstanding support for the destination and its history of inter-island sailings from Honolulu 52 weeks each year. He also announced the company’s most recent effort to promote tourism – a new Free at Sea offer that provides free and reduced airfare from 37 airports across the U.S., as well as from Vancouver.
The limited-time promotion launched Oct. 4 with more details found at ncl.com.
Each year, Norwegian Cruise Line draws over 111,000 travellers and adds close to US$436 million to the state’s economy. The company has been sailing its exclusive Pride of America seven-day, inter-island itinerary for the past 14 years.
Pride of America is the only U.S. flagged ship offering roundtrip cruises from Honolulu.
In addition to the private event in Hilo, Norwegian Cruise Line invited over 50 travel professionals to sail Pride of America and participate in curated itineraries designed to showcase the grandeur and uniqueness of each island.
For more information visit ncl.com.