Norwegian Cruise Line Returns To New York City. Company Celebrates Cruise Comeback from Manhattan with “Norwegian Breakaway” Restarting Voyages to Bermuda
Boasting eye-catching hull art of the iconic New York City skyline, Norwegian Breakaway made her grand debut back to the Big Apple, on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 when she welcomed guests back for the first time in over a year.
On board, travelers will enjoy a breadth of experiences including world-class dining across its 16 restaurant options, 20 bars and lounges and Broadway-caliber entertainment including “Six: The Musical,” which premiered onboard Norwegian Breakaway before hitting the stage on Broadway in March 2020.
“Our return to New York City is a significant milestone in our Great Cruise Comeback from the U.S.,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We have a 30-year history of cruising from New York and were the first to sail from the destination year-round. Our return feels like a homecoming. This fall, as New York comes back to life after more than a year, with Broadway and other top attractions opening back up, we are honored to be part of its story and to provide travelers easy access to a safe and exceptional warm-weather vacation experience from one of the top cruise destinations on the East Coast.”
Setting sail from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Norwegian Breakaway will offer week-long voyages to Bermuda through Oct. 31, 2021, which includes overnight calls to the Royal Naval Dockyard, allowing guests three full days to warm up on the pink sand beaches, explore the historic sites and immerse themselves in the culinary scene of this tropical destination.
On Nov. 7, she will reposition to New Orleans, following a 14-day journey to the Caribbean with calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Colón, Panama; Puerto Limón, Costa Rica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Norwegian Breakaway is the sixth of the Company’s 17-ship fleet to redeploy since July 25, 2021, when Norwegian Jade was the first to set sail with seven-day itineraries to the Greek Isles after a 500-day suspension.
Norwegian Encore became the first ship in the NCL fleet to return to cruising from the U.S. on Aug. 7, 2021 and is currently sailing her inaugural season of week-long Alaska voyages from Seattle. On Aug. 15, 2021, Norwegian Gem was the first ship in the fleet to resume operations from Miami and set sail from the new Norwegian Cruise Line Terminal at PortMiami with a selection of week-long voyages to the Caribbean and four-day cruises to the Bahamas.
Norwegian Epic restarted from Barcelona on Sept. 5, 2021 offering seven-day voyages through Oct. 24, 2021 to the Western Mediterranean. Most recently, the Company relaunched Norwegian Getaway on Sept. 13, 2021 from Rome, where she will sail a mix of 10- to 11-day Greek Isles itineraries through Oct. 25, 2021. Additional ships are scheduled to restart in North America as the fall progresses.
Norwegian Cruise Line invites travelers on its return to cruise journey with its pioneering five-part docuseries showcasing the ongoing measures for a healthy and safe return to sailing. The season finale of “EMBARK – The Series” premieres Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET. To watch this episode and the full suite of EMBARK content including Stories and Spotlights, visit www.ncl.com/embark.
The Company’s fleetwide redeployment will continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the robust protocols of the Company’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 Dec. 31, 2021. 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 www.ncl.com/sail-safe.