Norwegian Cruise Line’s ‘Freestyle’ cruising appeals to us now more than ever.

It’s Norwegian Cruise Line’s freedom and flexibility that appeals to Australian passengers, especially first time cruisers, and this has seen an unprecedented number of Australians cruising with the line in 2010, said Francis Riley, NCL’s director of sales for Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, in Sydney today.

And Australian passengers can look forward to hearing more from NCL, with the line planning to offer local passengers more promotions targeted at the destinations Australian passengers wish to travel to.

Speaking at an intimate lunch with Braydon Holland, vice president sales, and other key media at Aqua Dining, Milsons Point, Riley said Australians now make up almost 70 per cent of NCL’s passengers from the Asia Pacific region, double the number from last year.

NCL has become famous for its ‘Freestyle’ cruising concept, which means you can spend your time on board NCL’s 11 Freestyle ships as you please – eat when and with whom you like, dress as you please, and enjoy entertainment when you feel like it.

The line also has two new 143,500-passenger ships scheduled for launch in 2013 and 2014 that will “have the best in entertainment from Norwegian Epic,” Riley said.