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Happy 50th birthday NCL! (Brochures from the 60s)

Norwegian Cruise line has just hit 50!

It has launched a #NorwegiansFirst50 campaign which has seen people from all over the world sharing their NCL cruising memories. It’s honestly hard for me to imagine 50 years, strange to think that the company is over double my age!

Despite that, I do have some amazing NCL memories, I first cruised with NCL at just 11 years old. Since then I have been lucky enough to go on 9 NCL cruises on a number of their ships. I think I’m only missing a couple of NCL ships from my cruise history collection.

I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on some of NCL’s earliest brochures and publications. I like to think that these are like the embarrassing baby photos of the cruise ship world! Scroll down for a journey through time…

The 1960s!

The 1970s!

The 1980s!

The 1990s!

All I can say is that I’m glad I’m cruising now instead of the 60s. NCL’s first ship, the Sunward, looks more like a ferry to me… I love looking at things like this, it makes me wonder what cruising will be like in another 50 years. Hopefully I’ll still be cruising when I’m 72, might have to change the name of my blog though…

Paul and Carole Morgan

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Great post, which it was still the same price lol!

Emma Le Teace

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Me too!! ha ha...