Ellen DeGeneres gives away NCL cruises on her Christmas show

Norwegian Cruise Line spread holiday cheer by taking part in The Ellen DeGeneres show’s 12 Days of Giveaways with a huge surprise for the entire audience: a seven-day Freestyle Cruising vacation for two.

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic

Airing today,  on day 11 of the 12-day series on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the cruise giveaway to more than 300 in-studio audience members was also in celebration of Norwegian declaring 2010 as “The Year of the Freestyle Vacation.”

The audience cheered and jumped up from their seats as Ellen announced that they would all receive a cruise for two aboard Norwegian Cruise Line while four ship officers distributed the bright yellow cruise packets to the audience. A video clip of the giveaway can be seen at www.ellentv.com.

“We are thrilled to present Ellen’s audience members with a cruise on one of our signature Freestyle Cruising vessels as part of our ‘Year of the Freestyle Vacation’ promotion,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “Ellen is one of the funniest, most engaging personalities on television today. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 2010 as the year to take a Freestyle vacation than by giving away cruises to Ellen’s entire audience so that they can experience Norwegian’s signature Freestyle Cruising for themselves.”

With Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian provides a more flexible cruising experience, so guests have the freedom to enjoy their cruise with a variety of choices. Sailing to destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Bermuda and Mexican Riviera, Norwegian Cruise Line offers up to 20 dining options, luxury accommodations,  nightlife, and a variety of family activities, including the only bowling alleys, first rappelling wall and largest bowl slide at sea.

The company is preparing to welcome its largest, most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date, Norwegian Epic, next summer.

Norwegian is offering at-home viewers the opportunity to book a Freestyle vacation similar to the one provided to Ellen’s audience. For more information and to book a Freestyle vacation, fans of the Ellen show should visit www.ncl.com/ellen.

Norwegian’s “Year of the Freestyle Vacation” promotion offers up to a six-category upgrade and on-board savings certificates of up to $400 for bookings from now until March 14, 2010 on any of the line’s 10 Freestyle Cruising ships.

In addition, bi-weekly promotions will feature special offers on select ships and destinations. The first offer from January 4-17, 2010 includes reduced deposits and kids from $249 for bookings on Norwegian Epic‘s seven-day cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line, visit www.ncl.com, call (866) 234-7350 or contact your preferred travel agent.

About Cynthia Boal Janssens

Cynthia Boal Janssens is the editor and chief blogger for AllThingsCruise.com. She is a former national president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She has sailed on over 40 cruises all over the world.

2 Responses to Ellen DeGeneres gives away NCL cruises on her Christmas show

  1. Cherry Lane January 6, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Ellen is amazing, isn’t she? One of my local stations aired her show at 9 and it was a great start to the day.

  2. Janey Karasek January 18, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    I heard that Elle Degeneres would be the next judge in American Idol. Oh well, i love to watch Ellen in any show. Her own show is already super good.

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