Norwegian Escape, which is the brand's first successful Breakaway Plus Class boat, became the 8th vessel in the 17-ship fleet to restart operations.
Norwegian Escape will set sail from Port Canaveral offering 7-day Eastern Caribbean roundtrips visiting Tortola Island (Road Town, BVI), St Thomas Island (Charlotte Amalie, USVI), and Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas NCL private island).
On December 23, 2021, the ship is scheduled to embark on an 11-day trip visiting 9 destination-rich ports of call where passengers can celebrate Christmas in Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), and partake in New Year’s Eve in St. Thomas before continuing their journey to Bridgetown (Barbados) and St. Johns (Antigua).
Also cruising from Port Canaveral will be the newest NCL ship, Norwegian Prima. From December 11, 2022, through March 19, 2023, NCL Prima will be homeported in Orlando, sailing a total of 15 roundtrip Western Caribbean cruises featuring 5, 7, and 9-day port-rich itineraries visiting Cozumel (Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), George Town (Grand Cayman Island), and Great Stirrup Cay.
NCL’s Great Cruise Comeback to redeploy the entire fleet commenced on July 25, 2021, when NCL Norwegian Jade was the first ship to set sail with week-long itineraries to the Greek Islands following a 500-day halt. Since then, NCL has relaunched 7 additional liners with more to resume service in December and into 2022.