NCL to Livestream Great Cruise Comeback Press Panel Ahead of Norwegian Encore Restart

Aug 04, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced a Great Cruise Comeback Press Panel ahead of its highly anticipated return to cruising from the U.S. with the West-Coast debut of its newest innovative ship Norwegian Encore.

NCL’s newest innovative ship, Norwegian Encore, will be the first of the Company's 17 ships to return to service from the U.S., when she debuts in Seattle for her inaugural Alaska season. sailing on August 7, 2021.

Norwegian Cruise Line has a 21-year history with Seattle, as it pioneered Alaska voyages from the city. Cruise line executives and other officials will discuss the exceptional onboard experience as well as the brand's commitment to the health and safety of its guests, crew and communities it visits, as well as its efforts to drive a positive impact on society and the environment. 

To register for the livestream NCL Great Cruise Comeback Press Panel, please visit using the password GREATCRUISECOMEBACK.

Speakers to include:

  • Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
  • Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Howard Sherman, executive vice president of Onboard Revenue and Destination Services, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Chairman of the SailSAFE™ Global Health and Wellness Council
  • Stephen Metruck, executive director of the Port of Seattle
  • Andrea DeMarco, senior vice president of ESG, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
  • Tom Norwalk, president and CEO of Visit Seattle, will serve as moderator.

Norwegian Cruise Line recently 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. The fleetwide redeployment will continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the robust protocols of the Company's SailSAFETM health and safety program, which at its cornerstone includes that all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark for voyages through Oct. 31, 2021. Working with the leading experts of the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council, the robust protocols will regularly be evaluated and modified as needed, making science-based decisions to protect guests, crew and the destinations it visits.