Norwegian Cruise Line Receives Prestigious 2012 Good To Great Award?
Norwegian Cruise Line was honored with the 2012 Good to Great Award? in the category of 1,000+ employees by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. The award, which honors South Florida companies that embody ideals from Jim Collins’ best-selling business book “Good to Great,” was presented at the Chamber’s annual Goals Conference on Friday, June 1. While the context of the award is based on the Jim Collins book, the award criteria have been localized to reflect the uniqueness of South Florida.
“We have been utilizing Collin’s book, “Good to Great,” as our playbook for the past several years incorporating many of the philosophies and principles into our every day running of the business,” said Norwegian Cruise Line Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan. “Having our efforts recognized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is extremely gratifying for our more than 16,000 team members. We are proud of our journey from Good to Great and are thrilled to be recognized with this award.”
Judging for this prestigious award was based on a nominee’s ability to demonstrate a pattern of solid-to-great performance over a four-year period. Companies were also asked to demonstrate leadership within management ranks and to speak to their processes for a solid workforce base. Five area universities, business schools at Barry University, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Johnson & Wales University and Nova Southeastern University determined the judging criteria and shepherded the award process.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 45-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.
Today, Norwegian invites consumers to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of its 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. The Company has two 4,000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, on order for delivery in April 2013 and April 2014.
Norwegian’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and was recently named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, Second City? Comedy Troupe, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams? & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.
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