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WATCH THIS: Get behind the scenes tour of a cruise comeback

The next episode of Norwegian Cruise Lines’ “EMBARK – The Series,” will stream live on 30 July, 2021 at 10am (AEST) and 12pm (NZST) at


“While international travel is still not possible from our part of the world – the global excitement is palpable,” Ben Angell, NCL’s MD and VP in APAC said.


“We are committed to bringing Norwegian Spirit to Australia in 2022.  In the meantime, I highly recommend tuning into our EMBARK - the Series – it is 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.


The third episode of the five-part docuseries provides a behind-the-scenes look at how onboard and shoreside team members are coming together to prepare for a defining moment in the Brand’s 55-year history. The episode showcases how NCL is preparing for its great cruise comeback with contactless technologies designed to enhance the guest experience and support elevated health and safety protocols as well as highlight new product offerings and experiences. Viewers will also have a first look at the Company’s new cruise terminal at Port Miami, an iconic beacon on the Miami skyline.


This “All Hands on Deck” episode also follows executives including Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, and Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, as they visit Norwegian Gem to discuss the upcoming renovations to the ship. Norwegian Gem will be the first ship to sail from the new NCL terminal in Port Miami, when she returns to service on 15 August, 2021.


“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.”


“All Hands on Deck” will stream live on Friday 30 July at 10am AEST/12pm NZST on and Facebook.  Viewers will also find the first two episodes of “EMBARK – The Series” and the full suite of EMBARK with NCL episodes, spotlights and stories highlighting the passionate people and partners of NCL on the site.


NCL will commence voyages beginning 25 July, 2021 in Europe when Norwegian Jade departs from Athens and 7 August, 2021 in the U.S. The Company’s restart efforts continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the robust protocols of the Sail Safe 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 Sail Safe 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


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Published: 18 July 2021

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