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Miami, April 26, 2004 - With breathtaking views, superb year-round weather and world-class golf resorts, Hawai`i is one of the top golf destinations in the world. Today, NCL America announced that it has created a comprehensive shore side golf program, complete with the first golf pro shop at sea, for the new Pride of Aloha.
Beginning July 4, 2004 with Pride of Aloha's inaugural voyage, passengers can tee it up with NCL's Golf Hawai`i program, which will offer golf outings to championship courses on all four main islands, including Ko`olau on O`ahu; Poipu Bay and The Prince Course on Kaua`i; Mauna Lani Resort and Hapuna Golf Course on the Big Island of Hawai`i; and Kapalua and Wailea on Maui. All courses feature 18 holes of golf with a variety of layouts ranging from 5,873 to 7,263 yards in length.
"Hawai`i is one of the world's premier golf destinations and with Pride of Aloha's full days in port we are able to offer a golf program that truly caters to golf enthusiasts," said Andy Stuart, NCL America's executive vice president of marketing, sales and passenger services. "It will be a comprehensive program including the industry's first dedicated pro shop at sea."
The Pride of Aloha Pro Shop will provide all that is needed for a great golf experience in Hawai`i. The ship will feature top-of-the-line golf equipment including Callaway clubs and Adidas shoes for rent; guaranteed tee-times and NCL Golf Hawai`i logo items for purchase including Callaway apparel, Top-Flite and Callaway balls, gloves and hats. The shop will also feature onboard clinics with local golf pros and three practice nets.
Prices start from $95 per person. Transportation is included in all rounds of golf.
Pride of Aloha, currently sailing as Norwegian Sky, will undergo a multi-million dollar remodeling in May and be re-flagged into the U.S. registry. The 2,000-passenger ship begins her new schedule in early June in California and culminates with an inaugural celebration and ship christening on July 4 in Hawai`i when she will then begin seven-day inter-island Hawai`i cruises.