Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to The NASDAQ Stock Market

Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to The
NASDAQ Stock Market

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that the trading of Norwegian Cruise Line
Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) commenced on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on
Friday, January 18, 2013 under the ticker symbol NCLH.

Norwegian Cruise Line Bell Ceremony
 Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan
 is joined by Norwegian and NASDAQ
 management teams to celebrate the
 company's IPO from Norwegian Epic in
 Miami, Florida.

Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd. Bell Ceremony
 Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan
 is joined by Norwegian and NASDAQ
 management teams to celebrate the
 company's IPO from Norwegian Epic in
 Miami, Florida.

Photos accompanying this release are available at:

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=16702

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=16703

Norwegian Cruise Line is a leading global cruise line operator with a 46-year
history of innovative cruise travel. Norwegian offers travelers a variety of
cruise experiences in North America (including Alaska and Hawaii), the
Mediterranean, the Baltic, Central America, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Norwegian Cruise Line has created a distinctive style of cruising called
"Freestyle Cruising" which provides guests with the freedom and flexibility
traditionally associated with a resort style atmosphere and experience.

"Norwegian Cruise Line has transformed the way people vacation and has
continued to break the boundaries of traditional cruising," said Bruce Aust,
Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "Norwegian Cruise
Line embodies the innovative drive that is characteristic of NASDAQ-listed
companies. We congratulate Norwegian Cruise Line on their initial public
offering and look forward to a successful and enduring partnership with the
company and its shareholders."

Since its foundation, NASDAQ OMX has consistently been the exchange of choice
for some of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies. By listing
with NASDAQ, Norwegian Cruise Line joins leading travel and leisure companies,
including JetBlue Airways, Priceline.com and Expedia.

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