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Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway return to cruising in Europe – Cruise Industry News

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Norwegian Cruise Line now has a third of its fleet in cruise service as Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway sail in the Mediterranean.

Norwegian Epic, the fourth ship in the company’s fleet to resume operations, has successfully completed its maiden voyage to the most popular ports of Spain and Italy from Barcelona.

Among the big news, the company launched an all-new The Haven by Norwegian aboard Norwegian Epic, after a complete refurbishment in Marseille, France at the end of 2020. The recent refurbishment resulted in 75 redesigned and upgraded suites combined with Redesigned experiences, including The Haven Restaurant and The Haven Courtyard Pool and Sundeck.

“It has been exhilarating to see our great cruise comeback unfold over the past three months with a third of our fleet now back, providing unforgettable vacation experiences,” said Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “The joy of finding our families on board and welcoming our guests back on board will never grow old. Being able to return to one of our most popular home ports in Europe, to inaugurate the newly refurbished The Haven by Norwegian ™ aboard Norwegian Epic, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to extraordinary quality and raising the bar. excellence in our fleet. “

“We are delighted to welcome NCL back to the Port de Barcelona,” said Jose Alberto Carbonell, General Manager of the Port de Barcelona. “Over the past 18 months, we have worked diligently with the NCL team to ensure a safe cruise resumption from Barcelona for the guests, crew and citizens of our city. We are happy to finally celebrate the return of the cruise together.

Norwegian Getaway is embarking today on its maiden voyage from Rome (Civitavecchia). Until October 25, she will sail a mix of 10-11 day itineraries in the Greek Islands, calling at Dubrovnik, Corfu, Katakolon – NCL’s newest port of embarkation located on the Peloponnese Peninsula – Santorini , Mykonos, Naples and Livorno (Florence / Pisa).

“Reaffirming our long-standing partnership with NCL, we are delighted to welcome Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway to the Port of Civitavecchia this month, and to see both ships embark on their first voyage from our shores in nearly two years. “said Pino Musolino. , Chairman and CEO of the Central and North Tyrrhenian Sea Port System Authority. “The cruise industry is an important cornerstone for our country and our region, contributing more than 400 million euros per year to the economy of the territory of Civitavecchia alone and providing more than 1,800 jobs. As such, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome the crew and guests back to NCL, and we look forward to working closely with the team again. “