NCL has new addition to all-American strategy

05/15/2006 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

NCL America's new Pride of Hawaii, which will begin plying the Hawaiian waters soon, is NCL subsidiary's third U.S.-flagged ship, meaning its crew is entirely American. Conventional wisdom held that Americans weren't interested in cruise ship jobs, but because foreign-flagged ships must stop at an international port on cruises between U.S. destinations, NCL decided to send U.S.-flagged ships to Hawaii and create its own American labor force -- which has not come without challenges.

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