NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line marks the return of Norwegian Escape to Europe

   July 24, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line marked the successful return of Norwegian Escape, the first liner of the brand's Breakaway-Plus class, to Europe.

Back in 2015, the ship completed her maiden voyage to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Escape is NCL's largest ship in Europe as well as the first Breakaway-Plus class vessel to sail European waters for a full season. NCL Escape will homeport in Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy), offering sailings from 7 to 11 nights in length. 

The itineraries feature calls at the most sought-after ports in the region, including Naples, Livorno (Florence-Pisa, Italy), Santorini and Mykonos Island (Greece), and hidden gems like Messina (Sicily Italy) and Valletta (Malta). Docking in 5 to 8 ports until 1:00 p.m. and no more than 2 days at sea, passengers can spend their days exploring medieval architecture and ancient ruins, or enjoying the local cuisine.

Norwegian Escape will debut NCL's Meet the Winemaker series in Europe as she sails around Italy and the Greek Islands. The October 17th edition is to be hosted by the globally acclaimed Sandro Bottega.

Norwegian Prima, the newest member of the fleet and the first of the revolutionary Prima class, will also debut in European waters in 2022.

NCL's 8 ships for the 2022 European season include Dawn, Epic, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Jade, Star, and Prima.

NCL offers a variety of itineraries this summer, from cruising the Norwey's fjords and visiting the ancient ruins of the Greek islands, to basking in the Mediterranean sun.

Norwegian Escape cruise ship

Harry Sommer (NCL's President & CEO) said Europe had always been a top destination for travelers from around the world and a key cruise destination for NCL. 

"We strive to offer our new and loyal guests a wide range of destinations and itineraries. We are excited that this year's European season is our most extensive yet with eight ships and more than 100 ports. Our Guest First philosophy forces us to put our guests at the heart of every decision and development we make, which is why we continue to innovate our product offering, as we have done for the past 55 years.”