Sail Into The Season of Love and Friendship with Norwegian Cruise Line

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Travel Expert and Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic, Colleen McDaniel, teamed up with Norwegian Cruise Line on a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss top cruise destinations, tips for planning, and much more.

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Cruise Critic Editor-in-Chief, Colleen McDaniel, Teams Up with Norwegian Cruise Line to Highlight Why Now is the Time to Plan Your Next Getaway (or Sail Away) to Bucket-List Worthy Destinations, Including Europe and Hawaii with the People You Care For Most

Love is in the air, and this February it's all about reconnecting with those we cherish most. Whether you are celebrating Valentines Day with your romantic partner, or Galentines Day, the celebration of female friendships founded by the legendary, but fictional Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, with the heroines in your life, February is a reminder of the extraordinary connections with friends, family and partners.

Theres no better way to reconnect with the important people in your life than by disconnecting from the whirlwind of daily responsibilities and embarking on a new journey together.

Cruises provide the perfect setting for couples seeking a romantic escape, where they can indulge in exquisite restaurants, multiple bars and lounges, relaxing spa treatments, and adult-only areas for the ultimate dreamy getaway. Couples looking to splurge on their vacation can stay in The Haven by Norwegian, NCLs ship-within-a-ship luxury, keycard access only complex with a private restaurant, bar, lounge, 24-hour butler, and concierge service. The Haven offers couples a truly private experience when they want to be alone, as well as easy access to all of the excitement and attractions of the rest of the ship.

And for those looking to celebrate their friendships cruises are a great way to nurture those cherished connections and maximize the time spent with those most important.

Finally, cruising is an easy way to explore popular destinations like Europe and Hawaii. NCL offers a great variety of immersive European itineraries visiting multiple countries in one voyage with few sea days and an average of 10.5 hours in port that allows for guests to bond and indulge in culturally rich destinations. In 2024, NCL will have 10 ships in the region, including the newest ships, Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, offering couples and groups of girlfriends an array of itineraries sailing through the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Greek Isles.

NCL is also the only cruise line to offer exclusive seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruisesone of the most sought-after voyages featuring nearly 100 hours of port time. The award-winning sailing visits the idyllic islands of Oahu, The Big Island; as well as two overnight stays in Maui and Kauai making it the perfect way to honeymoon with your partner or the most photo-worthy trip with your girls.

Visit to learn more about available itineraries and the best deals to start planning your ultimate vacation at sea.

About Colleen McDaniel

Colleen McDaniel is Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic, the worlds largest online cruise resource. She considers cruising to be a true passion, having traveled the world by water from Alaska, the Caribbean and Hawaii, to Europes rivers, Antarctica and Africa on ships of all shapes and sizes. Shes regularly quoted as a cruise expert in media outlets across the country, including outlets like The Associated Press, Good Morning America, CNN, FOX Business, CNBC, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure and Skift. Cruise Critic is the worlds largest cruise reviews and information site, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers — from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 50M+ opinions, reviews & photos and hosts the world's largest online cruise community. Cruise Critic is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 57 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 19 contemporary ships sail to 450 of the world's most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company's private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, club balcony suites, and The Haven by Norwegian, the company's ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the NCL Newsroom and follow Norwegian Cruise Line on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter @CruiseNorwegian.

Norwegian Cruise Line is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH). To learn more, visit

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