Did You Catch Norwegian Jewel on "The Apprentice"?

March 27, 2006
In case you missed it, Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Jewel was the star attraction last night on NBC-TV's "The Apprentice". The task in episode five of this combative series? Create a 30-second commercial promoting Freestyle Cruising. Not easy for this group of folks who obviously were not cruise-savvy and a challenge made all the more difficult by the fact that they had just three hours to pull it together.

For those who TiVo'd the episode and haven't yet watched, we won't reveal whether Synergy or Gold Rush won (go to NBC.com to find out) but we will say that the winners were gifted with a trip to Brink's Security, where the team was presented with $30,000 worth of diamonds.

Viewers get a chance to win something, too. NCL is holding a nationwide contest in which you have to answer three questions (trust me, for cruise aficionados they're easy). The grand prize winner will receive a trip to New York with first class air, three nights at the Trump Hotel, and a cruise out of New York on Norwegian Dawn or Norwegian Spirit (the two ships NCL has based in the Big Apple).

Prizes for the runners-up aren't too shabby either -- sans the perks of air and hotel, 10 folks can also win a seven-night cruise to anywhere NCL ships sail.

The contest runs through April 3. We'll try to save you the trouble of reading the excruciatingly long list of rules and restrictions that's almost impossible to read in the first place by noting that only legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (minus Quebec) qualify to play. Once you answer the questions on the site you are automatically entered. Luddites can mail their responses on a 3 x 5 card in an envelope to NCL headquarters; entries must be postmarked by April 3.