Norwegian Resumes Voyages from Orlando

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Views of Norwegian Prima. (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.)

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) continues its Great Cruise Comeback celebration, resuming voyages today aboard Norwegian Escape from Orlando, Fla. (Port Canaveral) to the Eastern Caribbean. Norwegian Escape 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, in a press statement. “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 offering 7-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 Dec. 23, 2021, she will embark on an 11-day holiday journey visiting nine ports of call where guests can celebrate Christmas Day in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and take part 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 ship Norwegian Prima. From Dec. 11, 2022, to March 19, 2023, Norwegian Prima will homeport in Orlando, sailing 15 roundtrip Western Caribbean voyages featuring 5, 7, and 9-day itineraries visiting destinations including Cozumel, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and NCL’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, in the Bahamas.

The Company’s fleetwide redeployment will continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the protocols of the company’s Sail Safe health and safety program, which at its requires that all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark on all NCL voyages for the foreseeable future. Working with the leading experts of the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council, the robust protocols will be regularly evaluated and modified as needed, making science-based decisions to protect guests, crew and the destinations it visits. As protocols evolve and additional information becomes available, updates will be published at

Travel advisors, you can take a look at NCL’s return to cruise with its five-part docuseries “EMBARK – The Series,” showcasing a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing measures for a healthy and safe return to cruising. The entire first season is available on-demand at

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