MIAMI (Sept. 30, 2021) – Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 54-year history of breaking boundaries, premieres “Adventure Awaits,” the final episode of “EMBARK – The Series,” tonight at 8 p.m. ET at www.ncl.com/embarkand Facebook.
The five-part docuseries chronicling the Company’s return to cruise journey comes to an end in this final episode following NCL’s Great Cruise Comeback from the U.S. In “Adventure Awaits,” viewers get a front row seat to the West Coast debut of the Brand’s newest innovative ship Norwegian Encore when she commences her first season of cruises to Alaska. The history making journey begins in Seattle, where NCL pioneered voyages to Alaska 21 years ago. For the first time in 17 months, the Company’s dedicated shipboard team welcomes guests back on board, eager to deliver the extraordinary NCL experiences travelers have missed most. From the elevated culinary offerings, industry leading attractions and Broadway and West End-caliber entertainment, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how NCL delivers on its commitment to providing safe and unparalleled vacations.
“From the beginning, we wanted to bring guests along on our Great Cruise Comeback journey,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Given the level of uncertainty over the last several months many of us have been through, we wanted to reassure travelers that we were doing everything possible to provide the safest vacation experience, while also taking the time to elevate the onboard offerings. Through ‘EMBARK – The Series’ we were able to demonstrate exactly how we were delivering on our commitment. This final episode is filled with so many emotions…and what comes through loud and clear is how excited guests and our crew are to be back out at sea with us.”
The first four episodes of the docuseries are available on-demand atwww.ncl.com/embark. The episodes showcase the Company’s efforts for a safe resumption of operations including health and safety enhancements, upgrades to the onboard dining and private resort experiences, while also providing viewers with a look into the emotional moments when guests and crew set sail aboard the Company’s first voyage after the 500-day suspension.
Norwegian Cruise Line restarted its cruise operations on July 25, 2021 following a more than 500-day suspension, with Norwegian Jade launching seven-day itineraries to the Greek Isles. Norwegian Encore became the first ship in the NCL fleet to return to cruising from the U.S. on Aug. 7, 2021 and is currently sailing her inaugural season of week-long Alaska voyages from Seattle. On Aug. 15, 2021, Norwegian Gem was the first ship in the fleet to resume operations from Miami and set sail from the new Norwegian Cruise Line Terminal at PortMiami with a selection of week-long voyages to the Caribbean and four-day cruises to the Bahamas. Norwegian Epic restarted from Barcelona on Sept. 5, 2021 offering seven-day voyages through Oct. 24, 2021 to theWestern Mediterranean, and Norwegian Getaway relaunched on Sept. 13, 2021 from Rome, where she will sail a mix of 10- to 11-day Greek Isles itineraries through Oct. 25, 2021. Most recently, Norwegian Breakaway returned to New York City as she launched her week-long voyages to Bermuda on Sept. 26, 2021 through Oct. 31, 2021. Additional ships are scheduled to restart in North America as the fall progresses.
The fleetwide redeployment will continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the robust protocols of the Company’s SailSAFE™ health and safety program, which at its cornerstone includes that all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark for voyages through Dec. 31, 2021. 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.
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.