After a 500-day cruise suspension that arose because of the Covid-19
pandemic, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is welcoming guests back on board
its fleet and chronicling the journey of its return with an exciting
docuseries aptly titled EMBARK.
"It has been exhilarating to watch our Great Cruise Comeback unfold
over these past three months with a third of our fleet now back,
offering unforgettable vacation experiences", said Harry Sommer,
president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
The five-part docuseries is now available for viewing on YouTube.
Viewers can follow along on NCL’s fleetwide redeployment that is
gradually being unrolled in phases in close partnership with local
governments and is guided by the robust protocols of the line's Sail
Safe health and safety program, which at its cornerstone includes that
all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark for voyages
through 31st December 2021.
“Our long-awaited global return to cruising marks an incredibly
significant moment for our brand, but also brings us one step closer to
our restart in the Asia Pacific region. For our guests in Asia, the
closest thing to being back onboard right now is by tuning in to EMBARK —
a documentary series that takes you on our return to cruise journey,"
said Ben Angell, Vice President and Managing Director, APAC at Norwegian
1st Episode — The Great Cruise Comeback
Norwegian Cruise Line’s
first episode of its new docuseries offers a behind-the-scenes look at
the brand's preparations for its safe return to cruising, including
technology designed to enhance the embarkation process, how the brand's
shipboard crew and entertainers have been managing over the last year,
and how this temporary pause has affected small businesses and valued
2nd Episode — Second to None
Discover how NCL readied Great
Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas, for its return and get
an exclusive look at how NCL spent last year enhancing the guest
experience at every step of the cruise journey on board and ashore —
from elevated health and safety measures to new menu upgrades.
3rd Episode — All Hands on Deck
Shipboard and shoreside team
members come together to prepare for NCL’s great cruise comeback with
contactless technologies designed to enhance the guest experience and
support elevated health and safety protocols as well as define new
product offerings and experiences. Viewers will also have a first look
at the NCL’s new cruise terminal at Port Miami, an iconic beacon on the
4th Episode — Welcome Aboard
Norwegian Jade becomes the first ship
in the fleet to welcome guests back on board after 500 days. Witness
the emotional moments when crew reunite for the first time after many
months, as well as their excitement to deliver extraordinary
experiences. The episode will showcase the final preparations to ready
the ship before the first guests embark and Norwegian Jade makes history
as the first ship in the NCL fleet to homeport in Athens.
5th Episode — Adventure Awaits
NCL’s newest innovative ship
Norwegian Encore makes its debut in Alaska. The history making journey
begins in Seattle, where for the first time in 17 months, NCL’s
dedicated shipboard team welcomes guests back on board, eager to deliver
the extraordinary NCL experiences travellers have missed most.