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Cruise Comeback: NCL Resumes More European Operations This September

Norwegian Cruise Line is preparing for the resumption of cruising from its Spanish and Italian homeports this September.

Norwegian Cruise Line is preparing for the resumption of cruising from its Spanish and Italian homeports this September.

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced a further restart of operations in Europe from the homeports of Barcelona and Rome (Civitavecchia) with previously scheduled port-intensive itineraries to the Mediterranean and Greek Isles beginning 5 September 2021.

“Europe is a top travel destination, so we are very much looking forward to returning to some of our most beloved homeports, resuming those itineraries and welcoming our guests to experience a vacation of a lifetime in the safest possible manner,”

Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Guided by the protocols of the Sail Safe Global Health and Safety Program, and in partnership with local governments, NCL plans to welcome travellers to experience the warm and vibrant cultures and sites of Spain, Italy and Greece.

Currently scheduled to sail from Barcelona, Norwegian Epic will cruise seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries from 5 Sept 2021 through 24 Oct 2021, with Norwegian Getaway sailing a mix of 10 to 11-day Greek Isles voyages from Rome (Civitavecchia) from 13 Sept 2021 to 25 Oct 2021. 

With five to eight ports of call, up to 13 hours in each city, and no more than two days at sea, NCL says guests can spend their days exploring ancient ruins and medieval architecture, admiring artistic masterpieces or simply savouring a variety of local cuisine.

Norwegian Epic Redesign

Norwegian Epic

The Cruise Line is also set to debut an all-new The Haven by Norwegian complex aboard Norwegian Epic, following an extensive refurbishment in Marseille, France at the end of 2020. 

NCL says the Norwegian Epic was the first in the fleet to premiere the Brand’s key-card access ship-within-a-ship concept in 2010, complete with private amenities, dedicated services and the most luxurious accommodation on board.

The recent renovation resulted in 75 reimagined and upgraded suites combined with redesigned experiences including The Haven Restaurant and The Haven Courtyard Pool and Sundeck.  Norwegian Epic features one of the largest The Haven complexes in the Norwegian fleet.

EMBARK – The Series

Earlier this month NCL launched “EMBARK – The Series,” a five-part docuseries chronicling the Company’s highly anticipated comeback.

The second episode in the series, “Second to None,” is scheduled to premiere on Friday, 21 May 20, 2021 at 10am AEST/12pm NZST at and Facebook.