Two Norwegian Cruise Line ships return to Mediterranean

Norwegian Cruise Line ships Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway have resumed operations in the Mediterranean.

Epic (pictured), the fourth ship in the company’s 17-vessel fleet to restart, sailed a seven-day itinerary from Barcelona to Livorno, Naples, Cagliari and Mallorca.

The Haven area on Epic, launched in 2010, has been upgraded after the ship underwent “an extensive refurbishment” in Marseille at the end of 2020.

Seventy-five suites have been revamped in The Haven and new venues – including The Haven Restaurant and The Haven Courtyard and Sundeck – have been redesigned.

Norwegian Getaway resumed operations on Monday with its first sailing out of Civitavecchia (Rome).

Until October 25, Getaway will sail a mix of 10 to 11-day Greek Isles itineraries, calling to Dubrovnik, Corfu, Katakolon, Santorini and Mykonos.

NCL restarted its cruise operations on July 25, with Norwegian Jade launching seven-day itineraries to the Greek Isles.

The line says a third of its 17 ships are now back in operation.

President and chief executive Harry Sommer said: “It has been exhilarating to watch our great cruise comeback unfold over these past three months, with a third of our fleet now back offering unforgettable vacation experiences.”

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