Cruise Norwegian Cruise Line completes IPO By Tom Stieghorst / January 18, 2013 Share 1 -- Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings begin trading Friday on the NASDAQ exchange, after underwriters priced the stock at $19 a share, raising $446.5 million. The offering price was above the expected range of $16 to $18 per share set forth in a prospectus. Norwegian will use the proceeds to pay down debt. The 23.5 million shares sold amount to 12% of the ownership of Norwegian. The majority of the company's shares remain owned by Genting HK, Apollo Group and TPG Viking funds, with Apollo having control of Norwegian's nine-member board of directors. Norwegian's stock symbol is NCLH. Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly.