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Norwegian Cruise Line announces Season Finale of “Embark – The Series”

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 54-year history of breaking boundaries, today announced that the final episode of EMBARK – the Series, “Adventure Awaits,” will premiere on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 8 a.m. HKT at and Facebook.

The five-part docuseries chronicling the Company’s return to cruise journey comes to an end in this final episode following NCL’s Great Cruise Comeback from the U.S.  In “Adventure Awaits,” viewers get a front-row seat to the West Coast debut of the Brand’s newest innovative ship Norwegian Encore when she commences her first season of cruises to Alaska.  The history-making journey begins in Seattle, where NCL pioneered voyages to Alaska 21 years ago.  For the first time in 17 months, the Company’s dedicated shipboard team welcomes guests back on board, eager to deliver the extraordinary NCL experiences travellers have missed most.  From the elevated culinary offerings, industry leading attractions and Broadway and West End-caliber entertainment, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how NCL delivers on its commitment to providing safe and unparalleled vacations.

“From the beginning, we wanted to bring guests along on our Great Cruise Comeback journey,” said Harry Sommer, president, and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.  “Given the level of uncertainty over the last several months many of us have been through, we wanted to reassure travellers that we were doing everything possible to provide the safest vacation experience, while also taking the time to elevate the onboard offerings. Through EMBARK – The Series we were able to demonstrate exactly how we were delivering on our commitment.  This final episode is filled with so many emotions…and what comes through loud and clear is how excited guests and our crew are to be back out at sea with us.”

“Adventure Awaits” will premiere live on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 8 a.m. HKT. This next episode and the suite of EMBARK content including The Series, Spotlights, and Stories are available at

Norwegian Cruise Line restarted its cruise operations on July 25, 2021, following a more than 500-day suspension, with Norwegian Jade launching seven-day itineraries to the Greek Isles. Norwegian Encore became the first ship in the NCL fleet to return to cruising from the U.S. on August 7, 2021, and is currently sailing her inaugural season of week-long Alaska voyages from Seattle. On August 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 September 5, 2021, offering seven-day voyages through October 24, 2021, to the Western Mediterranean. Most recently, the Company relaunched Norwegian Getaway on September 13, 2021, from Rome, where she will sail a mix of 10- to 11-day Greek Isles itineraries through October 25, 2021.  Additional ships are scheduled to restart in North America as the fall progresses. 

The fleetwide redeployment will continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the robust protocols of the Company’s SailSAFE™ health and safety programme, which at its cornerstone includes that all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark for voyages through December 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