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NCL Pride of America to Host Regis and Kelly

NCL Pride of America to Host Regis and Kelly
Originally published at: http://www.modernagent.com/x/modernagent/visitor/resources/travelpulse.cds?f=4-26-2005#1499
July 6, 2005  

NCL America's newest ship, the U.S.-flagged Pride of America, will host the daytime TV show "Live with Regis and Kelly" on its maiden voyage June 18-24 down the East Coast. The program will air a full week's of shows from the ship June 20-24. The talk show, which stars Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, will give away 1,000 cruises to their viewers from May 16 to June 10. Each day, they will give away 20 cruises to one winner, who then can invite 20 family members or friends on the cruise. "It's the first time we've ever done shows live from a moving ship, and the first time we've given away a thousand trips to our viewers," said Michael Gelman, executive producer of "Live." The Pride of America is the first U.S.-flagged ship in almost 50 years. It is operated by NCL America, the U.S.-flagged brand of NCL Corp. The Pride of America's inaugural voyage cruises from New York to Boston, Philadelphia, Norfolk and Miami. The ship is heading to its permanent homeport in Honolulu. "This is an unprecedented event for the cruise industry and we are very excited to be working with 'Live with Regis and Kelly' on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity aboard the new Pride of America," said Colin Veitch, president and CEO of NCL Corp. Contest details are available at www.liveregisandkelly.com. For more information on NCL, call 800-327-7030 or visit www.ncl.com.