Norwegian Cruise Line wins Best Suites

first_imgNorwegian Cruise Line wins Best SuitesNorwegian Cruise Line wins Best SuitesNorwegian Cruise Line has today been awarded “Best Suites” in Cruise Critic Australia Editors’ Picks Awards for 2017. The purpose of the awards it to highlight the best cruise lines of the year across dozens of categories, as chosen by the site’s international team of editors.Cruise Critic said of the win: “Norwegian Jewel has introduced the ‘ship within a ship’ concept to Australia with The Haven. Hidden away on the top deck, this private area houses huge family suites, courtyard penthouses and a three-bedroom garden villa with three bathrooms and terrace. Other perks for Haven passengers include an exclusive lounge, sun deck, pool and hot tub, with a dedicated butler and concierge service.”Vice President of Sales for Norwegian Cruise Line Australia and New Zealand, Nicole Costantin, said: “Norwegian Cruise Line has been leading the way in innovative and accessible cruising for the past fifty years, and we are thrilled to have been recognised by Cruise Critic for giving our guests access to some of the best suites in contemporary cruising. This follows the recent commencement of Norwegian Jewel’s highly anticipated inaugural Australia and New Zealand homeporting season, illustrating Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings long-term commitment to the region.”The Haven by Norwegian® is a ship-within-a-ship key card access-only enclave, offering the ultimate in luxury and service. Norwegian ensures that guests staying in The Haven will be pampered with privacy, personalised service and a deluxe array of complimentary amenities so they can experience everything a luxury holiday should offer discerning guests.  All guests staying in The Haven will enjoy 24 hour butler and concierge service, with butlers trained and certified by the International Institute of Modern Butlers; Priority embarkation and disembarkation; Distinctive gold keycard; priority boarding of tenders to shore; In-suite espresso/cappuccino machines; Gourmet treats delivered each evening; Bliss Collection by Norwegian™ pillow-top mattress; fine linens, feather duvet and pillow menu, along with plush bathrobes, slippers, and oversized towels; Access to a shore side concierge desk exclusively for guests of The Haven, which provides pre-cruise assistance enabling guests and travel partners to pre-arrange a variety of services and amenities; Complimentary room service delivery; and Bvlgari bath products.Following her inaugural Australian and New Zealand season, Norwegian Jewel will travel to Asia, and then on to Alaska for the Northern Hemisphere summer before making her way back to Australia and New Zealand next year. The 2018/2019 homeported sailings are now on sale and offer a number of new itineraries, taking in destinations such as Cairns, Hobart, Milford Sound, and Tauranga, as well as sailings to the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and a transpacific voyage from Vancouver to Tokyo (Yokohama).Last refurbished in 2014 to exacting standards, Norwegian Jewel can host up to 2,376 guests, with personalised attention from 1,069 professional crew.For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line visit www.ncl.com; contact us in Australia on 1300 255 200 or in New Zealand on 0800 969 283; or follow us on the following social channels for the latest company news & exclusive content: Facebook, Instagram and Youtube: @NorwegianCruiseLine; Twitter, Periscope and Snapchat: @CruiseNorwegian.Source = Norwegian Cruise Linelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterEntries are open for the Luxperience Awards, run in conjunction with the annual luxury travel expo, Luxperience. The Awards recognise the industry’s endeavours and the evolution of luxury travel while highlighting the shining stars and visionaries of the premium leisure and experiential travel markets.“This year our Awards will align with our theme for 2018: The Blue Print – A World Re-Designed,” Michelle Papas, Event Director at Luxperience, said.“We’re taking Luxperience and the industry, to the next dimension: providing the framework, the connections and collaboration to create exclusive experiences and unique opportunities for the end consumer. The Awards will emphasise this by acknowledging the architects and creative designers re-imagining and motivating the experiential, luxury travellers’ behaviours.“The Awards component of Luxperience is now in its fourth year and winning one of the Awards is now a highly sought after accolade,” Papas said.“We’re expecting submissions from some of the world’s most impressive suppliers in the global premium travel arena. With the involvement of our new Diamond Partner, Tourism Australia, we are anticipating an avalanche of entries from Australian elite suppliers.“These Awards recognise not only their efforts but the evolution of luxury travel and highlight the trendsetters of this uber-luxe community,” Papas adds. “Our winners set industry standards for inspiration, innovation and quality, raising the bar for others to emulate.”Awards are open to both leisure and business event specialists emphasising the impact and influence of luxury travel across both segments. Submissions must be received by 3 August, 2018 to be included in the judging.The full list of Award Categories are:Inspiring AwardMeaningful AwardConnections AwardOutstanding Destination AwardThe Inspiring Award will recognise a buyer or supplier (leisure or premium business events) that best demonstrates excellence in the planning and development of innovative products, events and services, acknowledging entrepreneurial vision, market leadership and uniqueness.The Meaningful Award will pay tribute to a buyer or supplier (leisure or premium business events) that contributes to a greater understanding of history, heritage and culture, incorporating elements such as sense of community, experiential travel or social responsibility within their program or product.The Connections Award will recognise a successful marketing strategy and campaign, both from the buyer or supplier side, which effectively connect with key target markets within the luxury or high end experiential travel space or events and incentives areaIn addition to these awards, Luxperience will recognise an Outstanding Destination, which has influenced the development of luxury and experiential tourism or business events within their country or region.The invitation-only business forum, taking place in Sydney on 16-19 September, 2018, is the only one of its kind based in the Australasia and Pacific region that connects the world’s most exclusive travel and business event providers dealing in luxury and experiential travel.For more information on submissions click hereGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more