Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is celebrating the resumption of voyages yesterday aboard Norwegian Escape from Orlando, Fla. (Port Canaveral) to the Eastern Caribbean. Norwegian Escape, the first of the Brand’s successful Breakaway Plus Class ships becomes the eighth vessel in the Company’s 17-ship fleet to resume operations.
Norwegian Escape will sail from Port Canaveral near Orlando offering seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean visiting major ports including Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas. On Dec. 23, 2021, she will embark on an 11-day holiday journey visiting nine destination-rich ports of call where guests can celebrate Christmas Day in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and partake in New Year’s Eve festivities in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands before continuing their voyage to Bridgetown, Barbados and St. John’s Antigua.
Also sailing from Port Canaveral will be the Brand’s newest and most in-demand ship ever launched Norwegian Prima. From Dec. 11, 2022, to March 19, 2023, Norwegian Prima will homeport in Orlando, sailing 15 roundtrip Western Caribbean voyages featuring five, seven, and nine-day port-rich itineraries visiting notable destinations, including Cozumel, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and NCL’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, in the Bahamas.
NCL’s Great Cruise Comeback to redeploy its entire fleet began on July 25, 2021 when Norwegian Jade was the first vessel to set sail with seven-day itineraries to the Greek Isles after a 500-day suspension. Since then, the Brand has relaunched seven additional ships with more vessels to resume operations in December 2021 and into 2022.
The Company’s fleetwide redeployment will continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the robust protocols of the Company’s Sail Safe health and safety program, which at its cornerstone requires that all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark on all NCL voyages for the foreseeable future. Working with the leading experts of the SailSAFE™ Global Health and Wellness Council, the robust protocols will be regularly evaluated and modified as needed, making science-based decisions to protect guests, crew and the destinations it visits. As protocols evolve and additional information becomes available, updates will be published at www.ncl.com/sail-safe.
NCL invites travelers to witness its return to cruise journey with its pioneering five-part docuseries “EMBARK – The Series,” showcasing a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing measures for a healthy and safe return to cruising. The entire first season is available on-demand at www.ncl.com/embark. Watch all five episodes and the full suite of EMBARK content including Stories and Spotlights.
For more information about the Company’s award-winning 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com.