Norwegian Cruise Line Recent Press Releases

DATE :May 11, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Opens for Sale a Year’s Worth of Aspirational Voyages

Guests Can Experience Over 20 New Destinations with Itineraries Into 2023

Cruise Line to Set Sail for All Seven Continents Including Antarctica

Miami, FL, US – May 11, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, today announced that is has opened more than a year of wish-list worthy sailings for 2021 through 2023, with voyages to over 20 new destinations across all seven continents.

Among the notable itineraries are:

  • Norwegian Star’s first voyage to Antarctica beginning in 2021 when she sails from Buenos Aires, Argentina for a season of 14-day Extraordinary Journeys, visiting five ports of call across Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the Falkland Islands, including a majestic sailing by Deception Island and Elephant Island/Cape Lookout.
  • Norwegian Star’s March 2022 South America sailing when she will become the first in the fleet to visit Fortaleza and Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, during a 15-day itinerary departing from Rio de Janeiro.
  • Norwegian Star’s July 14 and July 25, 2022 Northern European sailings, when she will make the brand’s debut in Greenland with calls to Nuuk, Qaqortoq and Nanortalik during two back-to-back 10-and -11-day sailings from Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Norwegian Jade’s 12-day Extraordinary Journey sailings from December 2021 through January 2022, when she will make Norwegian Cruise Line history as the first ship to offer roundtrip cruises from Cape Town, South Africa. The voyages will include visits to Luderitz and Walvis Bay, Namibia; Durban, and will feature overnight calls in Cape Town and Richard’s Bay, South Africa.
  • Norwegian Sun’s November 2021 sailing, when she will make her Asiadebut and will become the first in the fleet to visit the exotic destinations of Nagoya, Beppu and Himeji Japan; Manila and Coron, Philippines; Kota Kinabalu and Melaka, Malaysia; Muara, Brunei and Kampot, Cambodia.

“The just-announced itineraries for 2021 through 2023 are designed to provide guests with vacations of a lifetime,” said Harry Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer. “At this moment, we are in our respective corners of the world destination daydreaming. We wanted to use this time to provide our loyal guests with the best-of-the-best itineraries. We’ll set sail to more than 20 new incredible destinations including Antarctica, Greenland and South Africa while also sailing to the over 300 destinations our guests have come to love. This time around, we’re giving our guests more time to plan their long-awaited vacations as well as additional extraordinary ports-of-call. We can’t wait for them to experience these vacations of a lifetime.”

Among the new destinations featured in the itineraries are:

  • Elephant Island, Antarctica (No disembarkation) – January 2021 (Norwegian Star)
  • Deception Island, Antarctica (No disembarkation) – January 2021 (Norwegian Star)
  • Nagoya, Japan – November 2021 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Beppu, Japan – November 2021 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Durban, South Africa – December 2021 (Norwegian Jade)
  • Luderitz, Namibia – December 2021 (Norwegian Jade)
  • Walvis Bay, Namibia – December 2021 (Norwegian Jade)
  • Timaru, New Zealand – December 2021 (Norwegian Spirit)
  • Manila, Philippines – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Coron, Philippines – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun
  • Muara, Brunei Darussalam – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Melaka, Malaysia – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Miyakojima (Okinawa), Japan – March 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Himeji, Japan – March 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Fortaleza, Brazil – March 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Salvador de Bahia, Brazil – March 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Nuuk, Greenland – July 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Qaqortoq, Greenland – July 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Nanortalik, Greenland – July 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Yangon, Myanmar – November 2022 (Norwegian Spirit)
  • Maputo, Mozambique – January 2023 (Norwegian Jade)
  • Kampot, Cambodia – January 2023 (Norwegian Sun)

For a complete list of the new 2021 to 2023 itineraries, visit www.ncl.com.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 53 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 17 contemporary ships sail to nearly 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize.  Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the media center and follow Norwegian Cruise line on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter and Snapchat @CruiseNorwegian.

 

DATE : March 23, 2020

Norwegian Jewel Arrives to Hawaii

Cruise Line Extends Appreciation to Hawaiian Government Officials and Long-term Partners

Miami, FL, US – Mar 23, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jewel, which arrived in Honolulu on Sunday, March 22, 2020, is scheduled to disembark guests beginning March 23, 2020, when they will board chartered flights home.

Despite there not being any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 associated with the ship, all guests will undergo enhanced medical screening prior to disembarkation.

Approximately 1,000 crew members will remain aboard.

“We are so very thankful to our Hawaiian partners and friends, especially Governor David Ige, Attorney General Clare Connors and Hawaii Department of Transportation Director Jade Butay and Deputy Director Derek Chow for their assistance in developing a coordinated disembarkation plan which keeps both guests and Hawaii residents safe and secure,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “The spirit of Aloha is alive and well.  We have been sailing the Hawaiian Islands for over 15 years, drawing well over 100,000 travelers to the state each year. We look forward to returning and to continuing to celebrate the culture, history and people of Hawaii.”

Norwegian Jewel was the last vessel in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet with guests aboard at sea. All ships will soon be berthed in ports around the world until the temporary sailing suspension is lifted.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 53 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 17 contemporary ships sail to nearly 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize.  Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the media center and follow Norwegian Cruise line on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter and Snapchat @CruiseNorwegian.

DATE : March 10, 2020

Public Invited to Help Choose Artist to Paint New NCL Terminal at Port Miami


20 Finalists to Be Celebrated at the Gary Nader Art Centre in Miami this Month

Winner to Receive $100,000 and 10-day Artist Residency on an Oceania Cruises Ship

Miami, FL, US – Mar 10, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, in collaboration with The Nader Museum, today opened the public voting for its first ever Call to Artists.

The submissions for the masterpiece to be featured at Norwegian’s new state-of-the-art terminal were narrowed down to 20 local artists, who will be celebrated at the Gary Nader Art Centre in Wynwood, Miami. The public has an opportunity to help choose the winner by reviewing the 20 finalists’ submissions here and submitting a vote to info@nadermuseum.com. Voters need only email the artist name and number associated with the artwork. Voting begins today and closes on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

In addition to his/her artwork featured on the terminal wall for a year, the winner will receive $100,000 and a 10-day artist residency at the Artist Loft on an Oceania Cruises ship. The artwork will debut in June at the grand opening of the new terminal, dubbed the “Pearl,” where it will be viewed by millions of guests who arrive or depart from PortMiami as well as all those transiting the MacArthur Causeway.

“We received an overwhelming response from the South Florida art community, and we’re honored that so many talented artists are looking to be a part of our story,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “The ‘Pearl’ will be a significant part of Miami’s iconic skyline, which is why we invite the public to help us choose the artwork that will reside on our terminal and be reflective of our city’s unique flair.”

The artwork of the 20 finalists is currently on display through Thursday, March 19, 2020 in a special exhibition open to the public at the Gary Nader Art Centre located at 62 NE 27th Street Miami, Florida 33137. The winner will be chosen through a combination of public votes and by a selection committee comprised of art experts. The winner will be announced at an invitation-only function on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

At nearly 166,500 square feet, the new Norwegian Cruise Line terminal, designed by Miami-based global architect firm Bermello, Ajamil & Partners Inc., will accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers. The modern terminal draws its inspired design from the Fibonacci nautilus, with its spiraled and multi-level façade, providing vast grand water views. A dedicated lounge and service area will offer a warm and welcoming arrival for guests, and a new parking garage and valet parking area with direct access to the terminal will streamline the arrival and departure process for more efficiency.

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About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.  With a combined fleet of 27 ships with approximately 58,400 berths, these brands offer itineraries to more than 490 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce ten additional ships through 2027.

DATE : March 6, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Offers Travelers Peace of Mind with New 48-Hour Cancelation Policy for Sailings through September 30, 2020

New Peace of Mind policy invites travelers to book with confidence and start planning their next vacation today

Miami, FL, US – Mar 06, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line is encouraging travelers to plan their next vacation with its new Peace of Mind policy, offering guests who book voyages through Sept. 30, 2020 the opportunity to cancel up to 48 hours prior to the sail date and receive a 100% future cruise credit for use on any sailings through Dec. 31, 2022.

This new offer applies to all new guests as well as those already booked on voyages beginning March 10, 2020.

“We understand travelers are thinking carefully about their next vacation, and we are here to reassure them that now is the right time to start planning,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel. “Taking time off is important. It allows us to reconnect with the ones that mean the most to us. As a matter of fact, this summer, I’m looking forward to cruising to Europe with my family and discovering the incredible destinations we will visit together. I encourage our guests to do the same and to feel confident in spending their valuable time off with us.”

Norwegian Cruise Line is recognized for providing guests with freedom and flexibility and a breadth of experiences across its 17-ship fleet, while calling to over 300 destinations around the world. Guests can plan as little or as much as they want, discovering the tropical islands of the Caribbean or Hawaii, exploring the natural wonders of Alaska or immersing themselves in the culturally rich itineraries of the Company’s new Extraordinary Journeys.

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