Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the restart dates for two more ships in Europe later this year.

Norwegian Epic (pictured) will offer seven-night western Mediterranean sailings out of Barcelona from September 5 to October 24.

The lines’s Norwegian Getaway ship will be based in Civitavecchia, near Rome in Italy, and operate a mix of 10 and 11-day Greek islands sailings from September 13 to October 25.

Itineraries will feature no more than two sea days and between five and eight ports of call.


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Harry Sommer, NCL’s president and chief executive, said: “Europe is a top travel destination, so we are very much looking forward to returning to some of our most beloved homeports, resuming those itineraries and welcoming our guests to experience a vacation of a lifetime in the safest possible manner.”

Last year, Norwegian Epic underwent a period in dry dock in Marseille. A new upgraded version of The Haven, the line’s luxury complex, has been added to the vessel.

The ship was the first in the fleet to feature The Haven in 2010. Norwegian Epic now has 75 upgraded suites and luxury venues – including The Haven Restaurant, The Haven Courtyard Pool and Sundeck – making it one of the largest The Haven complexes in the Norwegian fleet.

The news comes after the line announced Norwegian Jade would resume operations from July 25 with a series of seven-day Greek Isles itineraries from Piraeus.

Sommer added: “We are actively working with our local partners and government officials, as we plan for resumption of voyages in the region with Norwegian Epic and Getaway joining Norwegian Jade this summer.”

Norwegian Joy is scheduled to sail from Jamaica from August 7 and Norwegian Gem from the Dominican Republic from August 15.

The line has cancelled all voyages on Norwegian Bliss and Pride of America through July 31; Norwegian Getaway through September 2; Norwegian Dawn, Spirit and Star through September 30; Norwegian Sun through October 7; and Norwegian Escape through October 10.

Scheduled voyages on Norwegian Breakaway have also been cancelled until October 17; and on Norwegian Gem between October 29 and November 17.

The line said agents with affected bookings would be contacted directly and that more announcements surrounding other ships and their itineraries would be revealed “in the near future”.


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