The following winter, NCL will base vessels for the first time in both Tampa and Civitavecchia, near Rome, during the 2011 12 winter and spring season.
“We continue to evaluate our deployment to optimize both our financial results and our guest satisfaction levels,” said NCL CEO Kevin Sheehan. (Read more Air Jordan 5s from Sheehan, In the Hot Seat.)
NCL will also base the 2,000 passenger year round in New Orleans in 2011, also a first for the line, which has previously offered only seasonal cruising from the Big Easy.
The decision to put vessels there and in Tampa, Sheehan said, was convenience.
“We added Tampa and New Orleans so that we could have more access to those drive markets and so guests would not have to deal with air travel,” Air Jordan 2 Sheehan said. theme parks.
The 2,240 passenger ‘s move to Tampa means that NCL will not operate a ship to the Mexican Riviera from Southern California next year.
“Mexican Riviera has been a challenging market,” Sheehan explained. “We’ve been pleased with our new Caribbean homeports and saw an opportunity for an additional one with Tampa.”
The move comes months after both Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises decreased capacity in that market: Carnival is moving the 2,052 passenger Carnival Elation from year round cruising in San Diego to year round Mobile, Ala., service in May, and Princess eliminated 15 Mexican Riviera cruises for this year and next.
The 2,002 passenger Norwegian Sun is moving to Copenhagen from Dover, England, where it was also offering Jordan Pro Strong Baltic cruises.
Sheehan said that decision was based on being able to offer the same itinerary on a shorter cruise, by Air Jordan CDP not having to make the long run Jordan Winterized 6 Rings from Dover to the Baltic region.
The 2,402 passenger will move from Barcelona to Civitavecchia in order to offer a new winter and spring homeport and itinerary in Europe, Sheehan said. The new itinerary will include NCL’s first call in Israel in more than a decade.