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Norwegian Cruise Line adds Katakolon as new embarkation port in Greece


Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 54-year history of breaking boundaries, today announced the addition of Katakolon (Olympia) as its new embarkation port in Greece. Starting September 17, 2021, guests sailing onboard Norwegian Getaway’s immersive Mediterranean sailings in 2021 will have the chance to embark at the Ionian port, located on the Peloponnese peninsula.

The announcement marks the first time NCL has added a secondary homeport in Greece, as part of its ongoing exploration of new itinerary options and in partnership with the Greek government.

The move follows NCL’s recent deployment of Norwegian Jade in Athens (Piraeus) for the first time as part of a long-term strategy to further increase the Line’s presence in Europe, one of its most popular cruise destinations. Through 2023, the Company plans to position nine ships in the region, with Norwegian Dawn, Epic, Escape, Getaway, Gem, Jade and Star scheduled to sail in Greece.

“We are excited to embark on the Great Cruise Comeback with a brand-new homeport for our brand, offering our guests an even greater selection of unique experiences both on land and at sea,” said Eamonn Ferrin, Norwegian Cruise Line Vice President of International Business. “Greece has proven to be a dream destination for non-European guests, with Norwegian Jade’s first Greek Isles voyages selling out shortly after we made the announcement that we were on our way back. With such strong demand, we are thrilled to expand our offering in Greece with a new opportunity for embarkation in this highly sought-after destination, providing our guests with a range of exciting itineraries to choose from.”

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About Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

As the innovator in global cruise travel, NCL has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 54 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 17 contemporary ships sail to over 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. NCL not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveller staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites, and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept.

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