MIAMI, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in international cruise journey, immediately introduced an additional restart of operations in Europe from the homeports of Barcelona and Rome with beforehand scheduled port-intensive itineraries to the Mediterranean and Greek Isles starting Sept. 5, 2021.
Guided by the sturdy protocols of the Sail Secure™ World Well being and Security Program, and in partnership with native governments, NCL plans to welcome vacationers to expertise the nice and cozy and vibrant cultures and websites of Spain, Italy and Greece. Presently scheduled to sail from Barcelona, Norwegian Epic will cruise seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries from Sept. 5, 2021 via Oct. 24, 2021, with Norwegian Getaway crusing a mixture of 10 to 11-day Greek Isles voyages from Rome (Civitavecchia) from Sept. 13, 2021 to Oct. 25, 2021. With 5 to eight ports of name, as much as 13 hours in every metropolis and not more than two days at sea, company can spend their days exploring historical ruins and medieval structure, admiring inventive masterpieces or just savoring quite a lot of native delicacies.
“Europe is a prime journey vacation spot, so we’re very a lot wanting ahead to returning to a few of our most beloved homeports, resuming these itineraries and welcoming our company to expertise a trip of a lifetime within the most secure doable method,” mentioned Harry Sommer, president and chief government officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We’re actively working with our native companions and authorities officers, as we plan for resumption of voyages within the area with Norwegian Epic and Getaway becoming a member of Norwegian Jade this summer season. Relaunching Norwegian Epic and Getaway will permit us to offer a larger number of extremely sought-after itineraries for these vacationers getting ready to take their first cruise trip in over a 12 months.”
“Whereas cruising has not but restarted from Spanish ports, the Port of Barcelona has been intently working and cooperating with the Spanish Ministry of Well being and with the Well being Division of the native authorities of Catalonia in direction of the identical goal: the resumption of cruise visitors following the most secure protocols for company, crew and the inhabitants of Barcelona,” mentioned Mercè Conesa, president of the Port of Barcelona. “We’re hopeful that we’ll quickly welcome Norwegian Cruise Line and its company to Barcelona.”
Norwegian Epic Redesign
Reaffirming the Firm’s dedication to elevating the visitor expertise at sea, the Cruise Line will debut an all-new The Haven by Norwegian advanced aboard Norwegian Epic, following an in depth refurbishment in Marseille, France on the finish of 2020. Norwegian Epic was the primary within the fleet to premiere the Model’s key-card entry ship-within-a-ship idea in 2010, full with non-public facilities, devoted companies and probably the most luxurious lodging on board. The latest renovation resulted in 75 reimagined and upgraded suites mixed with redesigned experiences together with The Haven Restaurant and The Haven Courtyard Pool and Sundeck. Norwegian Epic options one of many largest The Haven complexes within the Norwegian fleet.
“Though we have now been unable to attach with our company at sea, we have now used the final 12 months to arrange for his or her return by investing in our fleet and our onboard choices,” mentioned Sommer. “Norwegian Epic’s redesign is a testomony to our unwavering dedication to extraordinary high quality and elevating the usual of excellence throughout our fleet.”
EMBARK – The Sequence, Episode 2
Following this month’s extremely profitable international debut of “EMBARK – The Sequence,” the five-part docuseries chronicling the Firm’s extremely anticipated comeback, is the second episode, “Second to None,” scheduled to premiere on Thursday, Might 20, 2021 at eight p.m. ET at www.ncl.com/embark and Fb. The episode will additional discover themes of well being and security, the evolution of the Firm’s culinary choices and the intricacies of working one of many world’s largest touring manufacturing corporations.
“The primary episode of ‘EMBARK – The Sequence’ set the stage for what viewers can anticipate all through the five-part collection, and episode two will proceed to carry viewers alongside for an trustworthy take a look at the way forward for cruising because it unfolds,” mentioned Sommer. “Essentially the most thrilling half is that we’re filming every episode in actual time, so viewers are really experiencing selections relating to our return to service as they’re being made.”
The upcoming episode will present perception into visitor and crew security protocols being carried out each on board and on land, together with a behind-the-scenes take a look at the Model’s non-public island within the Bahamas, Nice Stirrup Cay. Viewers will preview the sweeping well being and security modifications being carried out and the steps NCL is taking to protect the thrill-filled expertise company have come to know and love. The episode may even return viewers to New York Metropolis to John Kristiansen’s Customized Costume Store, the place the designer costumes for the Firm’s Broadway and West Finish-caliber productions are masterfully created. Kristiansen shares his story about how the short-term pause of the leisure and cruise industries have impacted his staff and operation and the way they’re overcoming these extraordinary circumstances to return again higher than ever. Onlookers may even pull up a seat for a non-public tasting of the revitalized menu for the specialty onboard restaurant, Le Bistro, alongside the Firm’s government management staff, together with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ President and Chief Govt Officer Frank Del Rio and President and Chief Govt Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Harry Sommer.
The primary episode of “EMBARK – The Sequence,” which to this point has obtained practically 700,000 views, premiered dwell on April 15, 2021 and is now streaming on-demand as a part of NCL’s lately introduced EMBARK with NCL content material platform at www.ncl.com/embark. The subsequent episode, “Second to None,” is scheduled to air on Might 20, 2021 at www.ncl.com/embark and Fb at eight p.m. ET.
Together with immediately’s redeployment announcement, the Cruise Line has canceled all voyages on Norwegian Bliss and Pleasure of America via July 31, 2021; Norwegian Getaway via Sept. 2, 2021; Norwegian Daybreak, Spirit and Star via Sept. 30, 2021; Norwegian Solar via Oct. 7, 2021; Norwegian Escape via Oct. 10, 2021; Norwegian Breakaway via Oct. 17, 2021; and Norwegian Gem from Oct. 29 via Nov. 17, 2021. Visitors and Journey Companions with impacted reservations might be contacted straight.
As of immediately, the Firm has introduced the redeployment of 5 of its 17 ships starting as early as July 25, 2021, crusing new and revised itineraries in Europe and The Caribbean, as a part of its return to service plans. Visitors will have the ability to cruise the Greek Isles with seven-night itineraries on Norwegian Jade from Athens (Piraeus) starting July 25, 2021; or aboard Norwegian Getaway with 10 to 11-day voyages departing from Rome (Civitavecchia) from Sept. 13, 2021 to Oct. 25, 2021. As well as, week-long Western Mediterranean itineraries might be out there on Norwegian Epic from Barcelona between Sept. 5, 2021 via Oct. 24, 2021. The Firm may even resume cruises to The Caribbean on Aug. 7, 2021 with week-long Western Caribbean itineraries aboard Norwegian Pleasure from Montego Bay, Jamaica; and seven-night Jap Caribbean voyages from Punta Cana (La Romana), Dominican Republic on Norwegian Gem. As these first ships put together to welcome company again on board, the Firm seems ahead to asserting additional redeployments within the close to future.
The Cruise Line additionally prolonged its short-term Peace of Thoughts cancelation coverage to company crusing on cruises with embarkation dates via Oct. 31, 2021. These company have the pliability to cancel their cruise 15 days previous to departure. Those that make the most of the Peace of Thoughts coverage will obtain a full refund within the type of a future cruise credit score which can be utilized to any crusing via Dec. 31, 2022. As well as, remaining cost for all voyages with embarkations via Oct. 31, 2021, would require cost 60 days previous to embarkation versus the usual 120 days.
Norwegian Cruise Line will proceed to take a considerate method to redeploying its fleet, working in partnership with its vacation spot companions and the main specialists of the Sail Secure World Well being and Wellness Council. The Council will commonly consider the sturdy protocols of the Sail Secure Well being and Security program and make science-based selections to guard company, crew and the locations it visits. As protocols evolve and extra data turns into out there, updates might be revealed at www.ncl.com/sail-safe.
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About Norwegian Cruise Line
Because the innovator in international cruise journey, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of conventional cruising for 54 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the business by providing company the liberty and suppleness to design their splendid trip on their most popular schedule with no assigned eating and leisure occasions and no formal costume codes. At this time, its fleet of 17 up to date ships sail to over 300 of the world’s most fascinating locations, together with Nice Stirrup Cay, the corporate’s non-public island within the Bahamas and its resort vacation spot Harvest Caye in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not solely gives superior visitor service from land to sea, but in addition affords all kinds of award-winning leisure and eating choices in addition to a variety of lodging throughout the fleet, together with solo-traveler staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the corporate’s ship-within-a-ship idea. For extra data or to ebook a cruise, contact a journey skilled, name 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or go to www.ncl.com. For the newest information and unique content material, go to the media heart and comply with Norwegian Cruise line on Fb, Instagram and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter and Snapchat @CruiseNorwegian.
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