Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. - Company portrait


Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCL) is active worldwide, just like Carnival, MSC and Royal Caribbean. The brands Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises operate under the umbrella of the holding company.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. - Facts and figures

As of the beginning of 2024, the three cruise brands together operate 32 cruise ships with more than 66.000 beds. The group announces the takeover of five more ships by 2028. The group of companies employs more than 40.000 people worldwide. The ships call at over 700 destinations. The number of passengers from the three brands was recently put at around 2,7 million. With Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas and Harvest Caye in Southern Belize, two private resorts are maintained for NCL guests.

The NCL Holding conducts its business in the legal form of a stock corporation. Their headquarters are in Miami/Fl. The majority of shares are held by institutional investors such as The Vanguard Group Inc., Capital Research & Management Co., Apollo Management, BlackRock Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation Ltd.

The cornerstone of the core brand Norwegian Cruise Line was laid in 1966. It is not without reason that the brand celebrates itself as an innovator in the cruise industry and as the inventor of “freestyle cruising”. The company concept offers ship guests a state-of-the-art fleet, many restaurants and first-class entertainment. At first glance, all of this seems as if the NCL brand was aimed solely at mass business. That is only partly true. The luxurious enclave “The Haven by Norwegian” offers discerning and wealthy guests a suite area with a private restaurant, private pool, concierge service and butlers.


Norwegian Sun in Ketchikan, Alaska



Norwegian Sun - Great Outdoors Buffet 


At the beginning of 2024, the company operates 19 ships. Apart from the Pride of America, all ships fly the Bahamas flag. Only the Pride of America, which undertakes cruises between the Hawaiian islands, flies the US flag.

In order to optimize the brand portfolio, Norwegian acquired Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. for USD 2014 billion in autumn 3,025. It is the parent company of the brands Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Oceania Cruises

Oceania Nautica in Hong Kong


Oceania Nautica in Hong Kong


Oceania Marina in Montevideo


Oceania Marina in Montevideo 


The Oceania Cruises brand plays the role of “premium cruise provider plus” within the group. The Oceania ships cruise all the world's oceans. More than 400 destinations worldwide are on the route lists. The excellently equipped ships are positioned in the medium size segment. They offer high-quality cabin design, around 6.300 beds and excellent restaurant services.  


Oceania Sirena - Grand Dining Room



Oceania Sirena - Grand Bar 


The shipping company advertises the “best cuisine at sea”. Oceania Cruises currently owns seven cruise ships. Another medium-sized Allura-class ship is in preparation.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

The company's motto is “Expect a unique experience”. Regent currently operates six ships with nearly 4.100 beds. Cruise ships from this provider stand for the highest level of luxury, lavish space and all-inclusive offers at sea. Offering unparalleled 5-star service, gourmet cuisine and world-class entertainment. Travel with Regent Seven Seas Cruises usually includes air tickets, premium wines and spirits, unlimited internet access, land transfers, included gratuities and tour programs at all destinations visited. Regent cruise ships sail to more than 450 destinations in all parts of the world.


Regent Seven Seas Voyager in Aqaba



Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Sydmey/Cape Breton 


Regent currently deploys five ships. A sixth ship, the Seven Seas Grandeur, is in preparation. The Seven Seas Grandeur is measured at 55.500 GT. She accommodates 750 passengers.

Update February 2024