Cruises that do not depart until summer 2023 has been put on sale by Norwegian Cruise Line.

This is the furthest in advance that Norwegian has ever released its itineraries, giving passengers “the ultimate freedom of time in this uncertain environment”.

The brand last week announced a new ‘docuseries’, EMBARK – The Series, aimed at inspiring armchair travellers ahead of authorities allowing cruises to resume following months of Covid shutdown.

The series kicks off with a showcase at London’s Garrick Theatre for a special reunion that brings The Choir of Man on board cast together for the first time in many months.

NCL vice president and UK and Ireland managing director Eamonn Ferrin said: “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.

“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.”

The summer 2023 itineraries range from Alaska, Canada and New England to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Northern Europe.

New itineraries include the first visit to Nessebar in Bulgaria, Norwegian Bliss making its debut in Bermuda from New York and Norwegian Jade’s first visit to Bodrum and Paros.

Details of sailings from Southampton have not been disclosed despite the line agreeing a partnership with MSC Cruises and Associated British Ports to open a fifth terminal at the UK port in 2021.

Northern Europe sailings for 2023 will be run by Norwegian Getaway from Copenhagen while Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Jade will sail five to 11-day Med cruises from ports including Piraeus for Athens and Civitavecchia for Rome.

Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Sun, and two of the brand’s newest Breakaway Plus Class vessels – Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Joy – will sail in Alaska.