Norwegian Cruise Line has launched its summer 2023 programme – the furthest in advance the line has ever launched its itineraries.
The company said it was releasing its 2023 itineraries so early to give guests “the ultimate freedom of time in this uncertain environment”.
Eamonn Ferrin, Norwegian Cruise Line’s vice-president and managing director UK & Ireland, explained the move. “Now is the time to break free from the hold 2020 has had on us, dream big and plan for the cruise holiday we’ve all been waiting for.
“Our newest itineraries provide guests with the perfect opportunity to book, save and indulge in a cruise holiday of a lifetime.”
The 2023 programme includes NCL’s first visit to Nessebar in Bulgaria as part of Norwegian Jade’s Extraordinary Journeys trip through the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Jade will also make its first calls to Bodrum, Turkey, and the Greek island of Paros as part of a seven-day round-trip from Athens.
The three other ships to sail around the Med in 2023 will be Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Gem, which will be operating a range of five- to 11-day cruises.
NCL’s programme will see four ships sailing to Alaska between April and October 2023, including two of the latest Breakaway Plus Class vessels, Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Joy.
The line has also announced a new online documentary series, entitled Embark – The Series, which begins with a 40-minute episode bringing together the cast of The Choir of Man at London’s Garrick Theatre for a performance of the show that features on NCL ships. The episodes will be streamed on NCL’s website with further shows planned.
“We can’t wait to return to sea, but until we can do so, we are proud to be able to provide our guests with a bit of inspiration, entertainment and behind-the-scenes action with the launch of Embark – The Series,” added Ferrin.