Published on : Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line has finally returned to the Greek waters, Norwegian Jade was not only the first of its 17-ship fleet to welcome guests after 500 days, she also made NCL history as the first vessel to homeport in Athens (Piraeus).
Until November, guests sailing aboard Norwegian Jade’s immersive Greek Isles itinerary will wake up in a new destination every day, able to spend eight-to-nine hours exploring some of Greece’s most picturesque islands.
These include the luxurious Crete, bustling Mykonos, historical Rhodes and the iconic blue and white Santorini. Until 2023, Norwegian plans to position nine ships in Europe, with Norwegian Dawn, Epic, Escape, Getaway, Gem, Jade and Star scheduled to sail in Greece.
Norwegian Jade is the first ship to recommence voyages as part NCL’s larger restarts efforts. On August 7th, Norwegian Encore will be the first ship to return to service from the United States, when she debuts in Seattle for her inaugural season of Alaska cruises.
Harry Sommer, Chief Executive, Norwegian Cruise Line mentioned welcoming the guests and crew onboard has been one of the most memorable moments of his over 30-year career. He shared that the line is excited to embark on the Great Cruise Comeback with a brand-new itinerary and homeport for the brand, offering guests an even greater selection of unique vacations at sea.
Greek Minister of Tourism, Harry Theoharis, added that they are overjoyed to welcome Norwegian Jade and her guests to Greece. He stated that the planned itineraries will offer unique experiences that combine rich history, bustling culture and famous gastronomy.