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Oct 28

Norwegian Gem To Feature Nickelodeon Family Programming

Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon today announced the expansion of their   exclusive partnership, extending the popular family entertainment and   programming from two to three ships with the addition of Norwegian Gem,   beginning in February 2012. Nickelodeon-themed family events, shows and   activities were first introduced in April 2010 on Norwegian Jewel and in July   2010 on Norwegian Epic.

“We’ve   had tremendous success with the Nickelodeon-themed entertainment and programming   to date on Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Jewel,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian   Cruise Line’s chief executive offer. “Families are flocking to these ships for   the unique experience available to them through Nickelodeon.  Based on this   success, we wanted to give more families the opportunity to experience sailing   with their favorite Nickelodeon characters, so we are pleased to roll out this   programming on Norwegian Gem.”

“Nickelodeon’s   entertainment programs on Norwegian have resonated with families around the   world,” said Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer, Nickelodeon Networks Group.    “We look forward to expanding the program and offering even more kids and   families the opportunity to experience Nickelodeon alongside all the wonderful   amenities on Norwegian’s amazing cruise ships.”

Each Norwegian   Gem cruise will feature a live Nickelodeon-themed interactive show in the main   theater; Nick Live Poolside!, where families can take part in interactive games and activities by the pool;   Breakfast with the Characters, where kids – and adults – can eat, sing and play   with SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Patrick, Diego and more; Dora’s Dance Party, where kids can join   Dora and the Nickelodeon cast to dance and sing along; meet and greets with   popular Nickelodeon characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the   Explorer and many more. In addition, there are also other family activities   offered, including Nick Jr. Story Time, family trivia and special arts and   crafts sessions.

Norwegian   Gem will begin offering Nickelodeon programming year-round beginning on the   February 19, 2012 cruise, sailing from New York City to the Bahamas & Florida. The   ship is sailing a series of seven-day Bahamas & Florida voyages from   New York City   through September 1, 2012.  Ports of call include Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s private island)   and Nassau,   Bahamas, as well   as three relaxing days at sea.

If   the kids can’t wait until next February to experience Nickelodeon, Norwegian   Epic and Norwegian Jewel both already offer the family-friendly programming.   Norwegian Epic   returns to Miami in time for Thanksgiving Break, sailing the Eastern Caribbean   with stops in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; St.   Thomas, Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas. Norwegian Jewel is currently   sailing from New York City on seven-day   Bahamas and Florida cruises, calling on Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), Florida; and Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas.

To book a cruise   on Norwegian, contact a travel professional, visit www.ncl.com; or call 888-NCL-CRUISE   (625-2784).