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Employee of the Month Award on Cruise Ships - a good way to recognize the hard working crew

Nov 02, 2021

Since I have worked on land, I have attended so many focus groups related to large corporations and other government entities attempting to figure out how to maintain long term employees. Just as the cruise industry, I presently work in a high burnout profession where the turnaround is 5-10 years.

NCL Cancels Bermuda Stop on Norwegian Getaway Transatlantic Cruise

Nov 01, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line has informed travel agents about the recent change in itinerary of the transatlantic cruise from Europe to the USA onboard Norwegian Getaway. The 17-day voyage departing from Rome (Civitavecchia) on December 5, 2021 will be modified and the cruise ship will skip the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda and stay overnight in Miami.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings on the list of Forbes’ World’s Best Employers for 2021

Oct 23, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced that it has been named by Forbes World’s Best Employers for 2021.

Alaska 2021 cruise season comes to an end with Norwegian Encore departure from Ketchikan

Oct 22, 2021

Today’s departure of the Norwegian Encore out of Ketchikan with 2,238 guests, marks the end of Alaska 2021 cruise season. On Wednesday Norwegian Encore was the final large cruise ship, to visit Juneau, sailing on a 7-Night Alaska itinerary out of Seattle. The ship started Alaska season on July 23, is not sailing with full capacity, as per CDC health and safety regulations.

NCL crew get COVID-19 vaccines at Port of Marseilles

Oct 17, 2021

Unvaccinated crew members on three NCL ships (Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Spirit, and Norwegian Jewel), currently docked at the port of Marseilles today received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccination was onboard the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl which arrived at the pier 8, yesterday. 

Norwegian Jade to Host Blues Cruise with Legendary Steve Winwood and Joe Bonamassa

Oct 12, 2021

Norwegian Jade will host "Keep the Blues Alive," having the Legendary Steve Winwood and Joe Bonamassa onboard. After seven sold-out Caribbean cruises and the sold-out Mediterranean cruise, follows Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II, 23-28th of August, 2022-sailing on the Norwegian Jade from Athens, Greece to Mykonos and to Kushadasi, Turkey.

NCL is Crewing Up The Norwegian Pearl In Montenegro

Oct 07, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line is crewing up the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl for the upcoming cruise season. NCL is once again using the port of Bar, Montenegro to welcome its crew members just like they did during the restart of Norwegian Jade, the first ship in the fleet to start Greek Isles cruise back in July, 2021.

Norwegian Prima floated out at shipyard

Aug 13, 2021

Today NCL’s newest flag ship Norwegian Prima was floated out from her drydock at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, marking a major milestone as the game-changing vessel touches water for the first time. With a 142,500 gross tonnage and nearly 300 meters in length, Norwegian Prima can accommodate up to 3215 passengers.

Judge rules in favor of Norwegian Cruise Line to require proof of vaccination in Florida

Aug 09, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced on Sunday that a federal judge ruled to temporarily halt the Florida law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis prohibiting businesses from requiring proof of vaccination for customers. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams granted the preliminary injunction, allowing NCLH to require vaccine proof from guests while the case heads to trial. 

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.