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One-Third of Norwegian Cruise Line Fleet Back in Service

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A third of Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet is officially back in service.

Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway have both resumed sailings in the Mediterranean, marking the milestone for the cruise line.

Epic set sail on September 5, and has successfully completed her first voyage to Italy and Spain from Barcelona. With the restart of Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line debuted an all new The Haven complex, following an extensive renovation of the ship at the end of 2020. The changes resulted in 75 reimagined and upgraded suites, as well as updated The Haven Restaurant and The Haven Courtyard Pool and Sundeck.

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Norwegian Epic (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

“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 joy of reuniting with our shipboard families and welcoming our guests back on board will never grow old.”

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Norwegian Getaway launched today from Civitavecchia — the port for Rome. Through October 25, she will sail 10 and 11-night Greek isles cruises calling in Dubrovnik, Corfu, Katakolon — Norwegian’s newest embarkation port, Santorini, Mykonos, Naples, and Livorno.

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Norwegian Getaway (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

“Reaffirming our longstanding partnership with NCL, we’re pleased to welcome Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway back to the Port of Civitavecchia this month, and to see both ships embark on their first voyage from our shores in almost two years,” said Pino Musolino, president and chief executive officer of Port System Authority of the Central Northern Tyrrhenian Sea.

“The cruise industry is an important corner stone for our country and region, contributing more than €400 million annually to the economy of the territory of Civitavecchia alone and providing for more than 1,800 jobs. As such, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome back both NCL’s crew and guests, and look forward to working closely with the team once again.”

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on eight cruises so far, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her over on her Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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