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Norwegian Prima floated out at shipyard

Aug 13, 2021

Today NCL’s newest flag ship Norwegian Prima was floated out from her drydock at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, marking a major milestone as the game-changing vessel touches water for the first time. With a 142,500 gross tonnage and nearly 300 meters in length, Norwegian Prima can accommodate up to 3215 passengers.

Judge rules in favor of Norwegian Cruise Line to require proof of vaccination in Florida

Aug 09, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced on Sunday that a federal judge ruled to temporarily halt the Florida law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis prohibiting businesses from requiring proof of vaccination for customers. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams granted the preliminary injunction, allowing NCLH to require vaccine proof from guests while the case heads to trial. 

NCL to Livestream Great Cruise Comeback Press Panel Ahead of Norwegian Encore Restart

Aug 04, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced a Great Cruise Comeback Press Panel ahead of its highly anticipated return to cruising from the U.S. with the West-Coast debut of its newest innovative ship Norwegian Encore.

Norwegian Getaway Crew Rescues 34 People

Jul 25, 2021

Today Crew Center received a message that the Captain of the Norwegian Getaway Konstantinos Gkokas, and his crew performed a successful rescue operation of 34 people that were stranded on a small boat which was not under command. The rescue operation took place on July 23, 2021 in the Mediterranean after the boat was found in distress.

Port of Civitavecchia Starts Cruise Ship Crew Vaccination - Norwegian Epic Crew First to Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Jul 16, 2021

Port of Civitavecchia started to coordinate COVID-19 vaccine distribution to cruise ship crew members which will be able to get vaccinated directly on board. Around 10.000 crew are expected to be vaccinated in the following weeks, thanks to the Lazio Region, the Port System Authority of the Central Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, Asl Roma 4 and Usmaf.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Sues Florida Over The Vaccine Passport Ban

Jul 14, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has filed a lawsuit against the Florida surgeon general, Dr Scott Rivkees calling for an end to the new law and asking for a preliminary injunction that would prevent the state from enforcing it until the suit is settled. 

Crew Internet: What is free and what is available during the restart?

Jun 26, 2021

No doubt the internet is one of the most important things for crew working onboard the cruise ships. The net is the window to the outside world, connecting the crew with their loved ones back home.

NCL crew on Norwegian Joy and Gem to be vaccinated in Puerto Rico

Jun 04, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line crew members onboard Norwegian Joy and Gem will receive vaccine against Covid-19 in Puerto Rico during the technical stops in June and July.

Norwegian Joy will dock in San Juan on June 19, to vaccinate around 1900 crew members currently on board. Norwegian Gem is scheduled to arrive on July 5, to vaccinate around 1500 crew.

Crew Member Medically Evacuated From Norwegian Jade

Jun 02, 2021

A 53-year-old crew member of the cruise ship Norwegian jade was medically evacuated off the coast of Chania, Crete and transferred to a local hospital.

NCLH Announces Restart of Additional Cruise Ships Across Its Three Brands

May 26, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced today the next phase of its planned restart of cruising across its three cruise lines. NCL will resume cruise operations on eight additional ships by the beginning Fall 2021, Oceania Cruises with three, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises will deploy all five ships back to service by February 2022. All initial cruises will operate with fully vaccinated crew and in addition to the Company’s multi-layered SailSAFE™ health and safety program.