NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line sending its North America-based ships to Europe

   August 17, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The world's 3rd-largest cruise shipowner - NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line - is sending a proportion of its North America-homeported cruise ships to Europe. Most of them arrived this weekend. Some liners have been reunited with sisterships already deployed in Europe since May 2020.

First to arrive were two of NCL’s newest vessels - Norwegian Encore (2019-built, 169,116 GT) followed by the Norwegian Bliss (2018-built, 168,028 GT). Both were bound for Copenhagen Denmark, with Encore arriving on Wednesday, August 12, and Bliss on Sunday, August 16.

The next NCL liners arrived together - Norwegian Dawn (92,250 GT) and Norwegian Spirit (75,904 GT). Both berthed in Siracusa Sicily Italy on Friday, August 14.

On Sunday, August 16, the Norwegian Breakaway (145,655 GT) berthed at Marseille-Fos Port, France, where the sistership Norwegian Getaway had already been since May 25.

One of the last NCL ships to arrive -  Norwegian Star (91,740 GT) docked in Southampton UK on Sunday, August 16. The ship followed the Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas (168,666 GT) which had arrived on Saturday, August 15.

The last of the NCL's “COVID-19 Convoy” - the uniquely designed Norwegian Epic (155,873 GT, on the above photo) is due at Naples Italy Tuesday evening, August 18.