CruiseThe docuseries takes an inside look at the cruise line's journey in relaunching its fleet.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s EMBARK docuseries chronicles its comeback

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Norwegian Cruise Line has marked another milestone in its Great Cruise Comeback with a third of its fleet of 17 ships now back in operation.
Norwegian Cruise Line has marked another milestone in its Great Cruise Comeback with a third of its fleet of 17 ships now back in operation. Photo Credit: Norwegian Cruise Line

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 Cruise Line.

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 partners.

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 Miami skyline.

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.

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