SAR - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - Norwegian
Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, is counting down to
its long-awaited global return to cruise on 25 July, exactly 500 days since guests
last stepped aboard the line's fleet of 17 ships. For Asian travellers, the
closest thing to being there is EMBARK – The Series – a docuseries with over 1.5 million views that takes its audience
inside the incredible undertaking that the line's return to service entails.
From meeting the people who are driving real change to discovering innovative
technologies that truly elevate the guest experience and of course, visiting
the world's most beautiful destinations, this on-demand series will inspire, entertain
the 60 second teaser for Episode 3: "All Hands on Deck" here
instalment of the five-part series, "All Hands on Deck", is set
to be released on 30 July 2021 at www.ncl.com/embark. Viewers can expect to see behind-the-scenes stories of the line's
preparation to return to sail on Norwegian Jade from Athens, from where guests
will experience the Greek Islands on the 100% vaccinated cruise, as well as the
unveiling of new upgrades that NCL is soon to offer – from contactless
technologies to the line's brand-new dedicated cruise terminal at Port Miami.
"The last year has been an incredible journey, and we are
beyond ready to welcome our guests back in just a few weeks when Norwegian Jade
becomes the first ship in the fleet to return to service," said Harry Sommer,
president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Our return has
been 500 days in the making, and now we are putting the finishing touches on
every detail of the guest experience to ensure we come back in the best and
safest way imaginable."
EMBARK – The Series tells compelling stories of the brand's
incredible comeback since the global pandemic. NCL has launched two episodes
thus far, debuting with "Great Cruise Comeback", which chronicles
the relaunch of the brand's 17-ship fleet; and "Second to None",
which takes a behind-the-scenes look at health and safety protocols, as well as the
evolution of NCL's culinary offerings and the intricacies of operating one of
the world's largest travelling production companies.
episode of 'EMBARK – The Series' set the stage for what viewers can expect
throughout the five-part series, and episode two continues to bring
viewers along for an honest look at the future of cruising as it unfolds," said
Sommer. "The most exciting part is that we are filming each episode in real
time, so viewers are truly experiencing decisions regarding our return to
service as they're being made."
travel restrictions remain in many parts of our region, EMBARK is a wonderful
opportunity for us to be a part of our global return to service. We are committed to bringing Norwegian Sun
to Asia in 2022. In the meantime, I highly recommend tuning into the
docuseries for a fascinating first-hand look at just what it takes to get our
ships sailing again," said Ben Angell, Vice President and Managing Director,
APAC at Norwegian Cruise Line.
NCL will commence voyages beginning 25 July 2021
in Europe and 7 August 2021 in the U.S. with sailings to Alaska. The Company's
restart efforts continue in partnership with local governments and are guided
by the robust protocols of the SailSAFE™ health and safety program, which at
its cornerstone includes that all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to
embark voyages through 31 October 2021. Working with the leading experts of the
SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council, the robust protocols will
regularly be 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 www.ncl.com/sail-safe.
to EMBARK with NCL begins at www.ncl.com/embark.
more about Norwegian Cruise Line's 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or
to book a cruise, please call Hong Kong on +852 2165 6000 and Southeast Asia on
+65 3165 1680, visit www.ncl.com or contact a
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