NCL Ramps Up Bahamas Visits

Norwegian Cruise Lines on Thursday said it would increase its calls to The Bahamas, adding a total of 32 cruises there between now and 2009. NCL's newest ship, Norwegian Gem, will be responsible for 28 of the calls. "This deployment reaffirms NCL's long-standing commitment to its relationship with The Bahamas," said Andy Stuart, NCL's executive vice president, marketing, sales and passenger services. "We also have a long history of pioneering the development of new cruise destinations and we are pleased to be a part of establishing Grand Bahama Island as a major cruise destination." Gem will sail seven-day Bahamas and Florida itineraries roundtrip from New York in December 2007 and February, April and December 2008. Visit [http://www.ncl.com]. (DE)