December 15th, 2015 Honored By Cruise Industry Leaders

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --®, one of the world's largest full service travel sites, announced today that it has been named "Online Partner of the Year" by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and MSC Cruises in 2015. This marks the third year Expedia has been named "Partner of the Year" by Norwegian Cruise Line. Logo

"We are incredibly proud to be honored with these distinctions from our partners," said Koreen McNutt, Senior Director of the Expedia, Inc. Global Cruise business. "We don't just sell cruise cabins, we work with our partners to continuously improve guest experiences from inspiration to disembarkation."

The accolades acknowledge Expedia's commitment to growing cruise options to ensure every customer can find the right option every time, as well as its dedication to developing meaningful partnerships with suppliers.

"We're thrilled to congratulate Expedia on being named Norwegian Cruise Line's Online Partner of the Year and thank them for their commitment, dedication and innovation," said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line's President and Chief Operating Officer. "We applaud them for all their support of Norwegian in 2015 and look forward to many future successful years of partnership."

2015 marks the first year Expedia has received the award from Royal Caribbean International and MSC Cruises. Each of the companies acknowledged the strength of their respective partnerships.

"We consider ourselves privileged to work with such a powerful, knowledgeable and technologically advanced company such as Expedia to market and sell MSC Cruises. The partnership has driven growth for both businesses and we are honored to give this well-deserved recognition to our partners on the Expedia team," remarked Ken Muscat, Executive Vice President of MSC Cruises.

Joanne M. Schimelman, Vice President, Sales & National Accounts for Royal Caribbean International continued, "Expedia was named an Online Partner of the Year for 2015 after achieving record-breaking growth. This recognition acknowledges the deep loyalty Expedia shows to our brand while helping us reach more first time cruisers together."

Cruises offer a range of experiences in a unique environment, including thrilling entertainment and nightlife, world-class dining and exclusive programming for children, teens and adults. Expedia features a robust selection of the world's leading cruise lines, offering great prices for top destinations and experiences at any budget. For more information on booking a cruise with Expedia, please visit

About is one of the world's largest full service travel sites, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. (, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of top vacation destinations, cheap tickets, hotel deals, car rentals, destination weddings, cruise deals and in-destination activities, attractions, services and travel apps. With the Expedia® Best Price Guarantee, customers can get the best rates available online for all types of travel.

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