Posted by: Bill MacBride | July 30, 2009

NCL Freestyle Certified

 Contact:  Bill MacBride

 Award-winning cruise line graduates its first class of
 Freestyle Certified agents   

 Newark, DE 02/13/2009
 Norwegian Cruise Line is proud to announce that Bill MacBride is among the first to graduate from its new online travel agent university, NCL University.  This progressive, state-of-the art online school is geared to deliver an enhanced level of knowledge and insight into Freestyle Cruising – NCL’s popular style of cruising, as well as NCL destinations, NCL ship programs and operations, and many other “behind-the-scenes” elements not available anywhere else. Each graduate is required, within one year, to earn a minimum number of credits through a choice of accredited courses and electives. The rigorous curriculum includes testing at every level in order to move forward.
 Norwegian Cruise Line’s online university opened its virtual doors in 2008 and is one of the most innovative and successful programs available to travel agents today. With thousands of registered students and growing, NCL U plans to expand its training from the interactive experience of its online program to a continuing educational experience that includes a Ph.D. @ Sea™ program aboard its ships.
 “At NCL, we highly recommend the use of a travel professional when booking an NCL cruise,” says Andy Stuart, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Passenger Services.  “With NCL U, we are investing in our travel partners’ product knowledge, marketing and sales skills so our guests will know they are relying on an expert who knows our product inside and out.”
By earning NCL U’s Freestyle Certification, Bill is considered among the most qualified and expert representatives for NCL’s cruise product. To reach Bill, please contact at


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