Norwegian Cruise Line has celebrated the completion of its return to operations with the departure of Norwegian Spirit, the 17th and final ship in its fleet to return to service.
NCL’s return to service after a 500-day hiatus began with Norwegian Jade’s departure on July 25, 2021 from Athens (Piraeus), Greece. Since then, the company has relaunched its ships around the world, welcoming guests and crew members aboard its vessels.
“This is an incredibly important day in our history and a defining moment for our future,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are moving full speed ahead, having already welcomed more than half a million guests to enjoy an exceptional holiday at sea.
“Norwegian Spirit will cruise the South Pacific, visiting eight ports in 12 days, with departures from the beautiful island of Tahiti. Itinerary highlights include a trip to Bora Bora; Raiatea, considered the most sacred island in the South Pacific; or Nāwiliwili (Kaua’i), nicknamed “The Garden Island”.
This cruise ship departed from Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia on Saturday, May 7, 2022, and disembarks on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Honolulu, Oahu.As part of the renovation, Norwegian Spirit now features 14 new spaces, additional and updated staterooms, upgraded public areas and new hull art.