Pride of Hawaii...not in Hawaii in 2008
A few weeks ago NCL reported large losses coming from the NCL America operation due to massive amounts of capacity coming into the Hawaii market from foreign flag lines. CEO Colin Veitch outlined changes the line was making to build their market share, and warned that taking one of the American-flagged ships out of the market was under consideration, but that would be the last resort.
Apparently, that last resort is in sight because NCL announced that Pride of Hawaii was being withdrawn from Hawaii and sent to Europe for the 2008 summer season. He said that NCL is viewing the move as a temporary measure.
American, Delta, Mississippi Queen
Carnival Freedom, Conquest, Holiday, Sensation, Fantasy & Triumph
Norwegian Dream, Sun, Spirit
Royal Caribbean Grandeur/Sea