Let the good times roll

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Cruises are back

Hip, hip, hooray! Ships are back in the water.  Several are now heading north to Alaska. Some are doing the Caribbean. Others are in Iceland and Greece.

Among the latest re-entry after the 500-day coronavirus- pause is  NCL. And it’s doing it with Norwegian Jade which is making NCL history as its first vessel to homeport in Athens (Piraeus).

Through  November 2021, Norwegian Jade’s Greek Isles itinerary features a new destination every day with lots of time in port.  We’re talking from eight-to-nine hours in port for exploring the islands.  Stops include Crete,  Mykonos,  Rhodes and Santorini.

NCL welcomes back guests

Welcoming guests and crew  back on board is one of the most memorable moments of my over 30-year career,” says Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “It’s exciting to embark on the Great Cruise Comeback with a brand-new itinerary and homeport.”

Athens part of strategic plan

Norwegian Jade is leading NCL’s reboot followed by  Norwegian Encore which will  be the first sailing from the U.S. She will sail from Seattle for her inaugural season of Alaska cruises.

Fleetwide deployment

The fleetwide redeployment follows robust protocols of NCL’s  SailSAFETM health and safety program. Additional information is available at www.ncl.com/sail-safe. Bookings are available from Pavlus Travel at 800-528-9300.



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