Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it is returning to the United States, and is throwing a huge celebration buffet. The cruise line has not sailed in the US since 2011, but now they are back with a bang!
Norwegian Cruise Line has returned to sailing in the United States. The company threw a huge celebration buffet for all of their passengers. Read more in detail here: norwegian cruise line news.
Norwegian Cruise Line is making up for lost time by hosting a huge Celebration Day Buffet to commemorate a year’s worth of missed holidays and milestones.
The Celebration Day Buffet, a combination of culinary favorites from holidays and other events throughout the year, was served to passengers on Norwegian Encore’s maiden trip from the United States in almost a year, traveling from Seattle to Alaska.
With over 2,600 passengers enjoying a variety of holiday favorites aboard Norwegian Encore’s maiden trip to Alaska, the cruise line’s first departure from the United States in over 500 days, guests were able to commemorate missed holidays and reunions.
“Not just for NCL, but also for the state’s communities, our return to Alaska represents a watershed moment,” Norwegian CEO Harry Sommer stated. “The loss of $1.5 billion due to the lack of cruises last year was devastating to these communities.”
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For New Year’s Day, there were Alaskan King Crab legs and beef Wellington, decadent sweets for Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July BBQ favorites, over-the-top birthday cakes, and more.
A passenger aboard the Norwegian Encore remarked, “I’ve never seen anything like this.” “Reliving all of the holidays that we missed has been a lot of fun… It’s good to see you again. This is why I like NCL so much… how much you care for us.”
Norwegian Encore will stop at three famous Alaskan ports—Icy Strait Point, Juneau, and Ketchikan—before returning to Seattle and continuing her season of week-long excursions to the area through October 16.
Sommer added, “Our return reflects our ongoing dedication to Alaska and the well-being of the places we visit.” “By investing in Icy Strait Point, we are giving our visitors additional chances to experience and appreciate the destination’s natural and cultural splendor, as well as the people who live there.”
On Tuesday, a double-ribbon cutting ceremony was held to formally open the new Wilderness Landing dock, which is the first of two gondola systems to be built as part of NCLH and Huna Totem’s joint investment.
Norwegian Cruise Lines announced an extended collaboration with Starbucks earlier this month, with intentions to have a Starbucks Cafe on board every NCL cruise ship by the end of 2022.
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