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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.

Norwegian Getaway Crew Rescues 34 People

Jul 25, 2021

Today Crew Center received a message that the Captain of the Norwegian Getaway Konstantinos Gkokas, and his crew performed a successful rescue operation of 34 people that were stranded on a small boat which was not under command. The rescue operation took place on July 23, 2021 in the Mediterranean after the boat was found in distress.

Port of Civitavecchia Starts Cruise Ship Crew Vaccination - Norwegian Epic Crew First to Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Jul 16, 2021

Port of Civitavecchia started to coordinate COVID-19 vaccine distribution to cruise ship crew members which will be able to get vaccinated directly on board. Around 10.000 crew are expected to be vaccinated in the following weeks, thanks to the Lazio Region, the Port System Authority of the Central Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, Asl Roma 4 and Usmaf.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Sues Florida Over The Vaccine Passport Ban

Jul 14, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has filed a lawsuit against the Florida surgeon general, Dr Scott Rivkees calling for an end to the new law and asking for a preliminary injunction that would prevent the state from enforcing it until the suit is settled.