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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH)

Participants
Andrea DeMarco Senior Vice President-Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and ESG
Frank Del Rio President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Kempa Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Grambling Goldman Sachs
Brandt Montour JP Morgan
Steve Wieczynski Stifel
Patrick Scholes Truist Securities
Robin Farley UBS
Jamie Katz Morningstar
Vince Ciepiel Cleveland Research
Ivan Feinseth Tigress Financial
Call transcript
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Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Josh, and I will be your operator. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions for the session will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder to all participants, this conference call is being recorded. to conference like host, to now Ms. would turn over the your I Vice Relations, of ESG. DeMarco, President Andrea Senior Investor Corporate and Communications Ms. DeMarco, please proceed.

Andrea DeMarco

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Frank Del Rio

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Mark Kempa

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Frank Del Rio

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Operator

Our Instructions] Thank you, [Operator Rio. Goldman Del question Sachs. Mr. Grambling comes first with from Stephen

question. your with proceed may You

Stephen Grambling

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Frank Del Rio

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inflation, – the that. it's good hear you so and are we're power, inflation, about is inflation prices with pricing of to up we means And go it's that very positive side seeing pleased too which see so

Stephen Grambling

since a in And different I industry, but mentioned bit hospitality a of guess as of course shortages have lot you follow-up, the a of the model. of inflation, there you talk is been obviously a labor labor

So should I'm inflation resume how and between – efficiency puts seeing front your are investors should takes the thinking generally you sailing, for on versus curious on the as overall be labor how and cost actions structure? you through start what you prepping the

Frank Del Rio

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Stephen Grambling

to I'll looking Thanks. helpful. there. back out go Florida, That's the

Frank Del Rio

Thanks, Steve.

Operator

you. Thank

Brandt from Morgan. comes question Montour with next Our JP

your with question. You may proceed

Brandt Montour

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Frank Del Rio

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Brandt Montour

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Frank Del Rio

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Mark Kempa

not in to all in want this our we're guests, instill our passengers, We of a constituents. said, always we've as Brandt, do race. properly, And we our confidence to want

we So that the it just we key. and manner, it's the to that's in want going, methodical a start do momentum important

Brandt Montour

Got Thanks luck. for that it. good guys and

Operator

Thank you.

with from next comes question Stifel. Wieczynski Our Steve

question. proceed may your You with

Steve Wieczynski

Hey morning. guys, good

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Frank Del Rio

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on in too So, don't we latest because have I to. and paid simulated voyages, to really fully participating we going the to We're vaccinated therefore be haven't that plan won't program. much attention

don't timing. of to I the your terms know question So answer just in – I

Steve Wieczynski

me And a you. little Got this Okay. differently bit let then. ask

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Frank Del Rio

just piece of Steve, – meat you just they red threw answer me. I at a won't listen, it.

talk casino, less venue a we We’re a resort school, make a person your that outrages, just And hotel like when isn't building to willing on casinos airplanes, – every vaccinate aboard about perplexed we're not or building, an cruise apartment much venue or we're about office that ship. entertainment earth, There the venue. claim. another can every factory, single not not flabbergasted,

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Steve Wieczynski

Mark, have you're question Caribbean you adequate pretty guess this feel in today? feel you at the meaning of you I ask for, American July, sit more obviously timeframe, could liquidity around mark for one one enough other it's to whatever probably Europe the August, going do parts Mark. with point, comfortable started you cruising, quick near-term. operations And some and position, where whether the if September, I is, North current that your

Mark Kempa

a we Steve. very billion have quarter. Hi, of Look, the $X.X at solid end liquidity position the almost today,

should foundation the we still but key feel to a But a have amount – we ahead is, we have tools of is need lot there. a sufficient uncertainty we forward, out the like stay toolbox, there it? have we have really key our they're uncertain, So of our great of relatively is going in needs, that still we

we the the the to industry. and So encouraged recent have momentum and have the that watch place us that taken bodes while that well rest discussions with with for of and we're certainly restart certainly the

we momentum see going have just a as in But we should we today. position So to we we need continued do strong need sit forward. but tools that feel we're it, very here

Steve Wieczynski

of Okay, great. Thanks luck. guys. Best

Operator

Thank you.

Securities. Patrick from comes Truist with question next Scholes Our

You may proceed your questions. with

Patrick Scholes

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Frank Del Rio

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Patrick Scholes

for answer. you detailed Okay. Thank that

Operator

you. Thank

Our with next UBS. question comes Farley from Robin

with your proceed may question. You

Robin Farley

else, the restart timing, all Thank you. the but that answers. I there know have everyone and I aren't Like about questions

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slides the and ahead maybe private of it the infrastructure plan, island recovery One talking de-leveraging. mentioned of some about even

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Mark Kempa

Hi, Robin. It's Mark.

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Robin Farley

Thank very you much. great. Okay,

Operator

Thank you.

Our next Jamie question comes Morningstar. with Katz from

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Jamie Katz

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Frank Del Rio

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Jamie Katz

you. Thank

Operator

Thank you.

next Cleveland from question comes Your Vince Ciepiel with Research.

You may question. proceed your with

Vince Ciepiel

elevated over of up of your dynamics shaking Question scrapping going that the capacity couple longer-term right delaying you forward? how or industry on you And with does of today the industry shape out was And ends XXXX? are industry what next do supply/demand additions, seeing concern seeing pricing now pre-COVID, and capacity there in thanks. longer years? on Hi, on of sailings think limited view scheduled early arrivals, what XXXX power the pricing for dated how in based you're lower much

Frank Del Rio

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Vince Ciepiel

you. That's Thank really helpful.

Andrea DeMarco

And Josh, for time you. last one have question we for

Operator

Thank you.

Feinseth comes Ivan Financial. question last Our with Tigress from

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Ivan Feinseth

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Frank Del Rio

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Mark Kempa

comment your Ivan, better. on And demand, getting the

that we I doubled, about think ATS seeing with data our talk growing. continually volumes that are our you're spot on, points. see we we When booking have

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around hopeful very that. we're So

Ivan Feinseth

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from So hopefully getting we're there soon.

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Frank Del Rio

you. you, Thank best Ivan. to the All

Andrea DeMarco

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Operator

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