Norwegian Named One Of The Top Lines

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NCL Wins Multiple, Outstanding Accolades in the Ocean Category for Solo Travel, Spa and Specialty Dining

Cruise Critic®, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has named the winners of its 15th annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards – the industry’s most comprehensive awards – recognizing the best cruise lines of the year, as chosen by the site’s international team of cruise experts.

Norwegian Cruise Line was recognized as one of this year’s best cruise lines, winning:

  • Best for Solo Travelers (Ocean Category)
  • Best Spa (Ocean Category)
  • Best Specialty Dining (Ocean Category)

“We’re honored to receive these prestigious industry awards that recognize our fleet’s beautiful, well-appointed spas and diverse specialty dining venues, as well as our leading solo traveler offerings,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “These accolades showcase our strong focus on elevating the guest experience at every touchpoint of our guest’s journey with us. Most recently, we showcased our commitment to our popular solo traveler offerings by expanding solo stateroom categories across our 19-ship fleet, which is a first for the industry. We look forward to continuing to listen to our guests and bring them more of what they love in the new year ahead.”

Guided by the Cruise Critic editorial team’s impartial cruise expertise – based on first-hand experiences and industry knowledge – the awards name the best-in-industry while also helping travelers select the best cruise for their specific interests and needs.

NCL Prima Onda Interior
NCL Prima Onda Interior

“This was a banner year for the cruise industry,” explains Colleen McDaniel, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic. “On Cruise Critic, we saw demand for cruises surpass pre-pandemic times, and a number of lines reported ships sailing at over 100% capacity. Cruising has always been a high-value vacation, but with costs of land- and air-based travel through the roof, the true value of a cruise really hit home this year.”

For the full details of this year’s winners, visit 2023 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards.

Cruise Critic is the world’s largest cruise reviews and information site, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers, featuring more than 50 million opinions, reviews, and photos. It hosts the world’s largest online cruise community.

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