A 'homecoming' for NCL in New York
Norwegian Breakaway returned to cruising from New York City Sunday, welcoming passengers for the first time in over a year.
'Our return to New York City is a significant milestone in our great cruise comeback from the US,' NCL President and CEO Harry Sommer said. 'We have a 30-year history of cruising from New York and were the first to sail from the destination year-round. Our return feels like a homecoming.'
Sailing from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Norwegian Breakaway will offer weeklong voyages to Bermuda through Oct. 31, which includes overnight calls to the Royal Naval Dockyard, allowing travelers three full days in Bermuda.
On Nov. 7, the ship will reposition to New Orleans on a 14-day journey via Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) Curaçao, Aruba, Colón (Panama), Puerto Limón (Costa Rica), Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
Norwegian Breakaway is the sixth in NCL's 17-ship fleet to resume operations since July 25.
Star Legend embarks in Lisbon
Star Legend, the second vessel in Windstar Cruises' $250m Star Plus Initiative, resumes service in Lisbon today.
With Star Legend, five of Windstar's six yachts are now carrying passengers.
Embarking on a 10-day voyage to Barcelona, the ship will call at Portimão, Cádiz (overnight), Gibraltar, Málaga (overnight), Cartagena,and Palma de Mallorca.
The newly extended, re-engined and updated Star Legend was delivered by Fincantieri's Palermo shipyard May 21. New suites and expanded outdoor and indoor public areas including two new restaurants were added, along with more efficient engines and generators, and a new advanced wastewater treatment system. Capacity went from 212 passengers to 312.
This follows the extension of Star Breeze, completed last year, which began passenger service in June. Star Pride's conversion will complete the project.