Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) continues its Great Cruise Comeback celebration, resuming voyages aboard Norwegian Escape from Orlando, Fla. (Port Canaveral) to the Eastern Caribbean. Norwegian Escape, the first of the Brand's successful Breakaway Plus Class ships becomes the eighth vessel in the Company's 17-ship fleet to resume operations.
"We have welcomed back more than 110,000 guests worldwide as part of our global redeployment efforts," said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Our Great Cruise Comeback stems beyond the relaunch of our vessels but also the return of our shipboard team members who have been excited to return to deliver unforgettable vacations experiences to our guests."
Norwegian Escape will sail from Port Canaveral near Orlando offering seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean visiting major ports including Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Great Stirrup Cay, the company's private island in the Bahamas. On 23 December 2021, she will embark on an 11-day holiday journey visiting nine destination-rich ports of call where guests can celebrate Christmas Day in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and partake in New Year's Eve festivities in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands before continuing their voyage to Bridgetown, Barbados and St. John's Antigua.
Also sailing from Port Canaveral will be the Brand's newest and most in-demand ship ever launched Norwegian Prima. From 11 December, 2022, to 19 March, 2023, Norwegian Prima will homeport in Orlando, sailing 15 roundtrip Western Caribbean voyages featuring five, seven, and nine-day port-rich itineraries visiting notable destinations, including Cozumel, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and NCL's private island, Great Stirrup Cay, in the Bahamas.
NCL's Great Cruise Comeback to redeploy its entire fleet began on 25 July 2021 when Norwegian Jade was the first vessel to set sail with seven-day itineraries to the Greek Isles after a 500-day suspension. Since then, the Brand has relaunched seven additional ships with more vessels to resume operations in December 2021 and into 2022.