Pride of America will once again offer thoroughly immersive itineraries and deeply authentic experiences that support business and tourism in Hawai’i, while providing travellers with everything they seek from a vacation in paradise.

NCL CEO Harry Sommer


NORWEGIAN Cruise Line has taken another step in its post-pandemic recovery with Pride of America returning to its regular route in Hawaii.

The vessel, which is the 15th ship in the NCL fleet to return to service, will sail week-long roundtrip voyages through the Hawaiian island with itineraries designed so passengers enjoy almost 100 hours of port time.

Pride of America’s itinerary includes overnight stops in both Maui and Kauai with the ship launching the new season on April 9.

Ben Angell, NCL’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, was expecting the ship to be popular with Australian travellers looking to get back into the swing of cruising.

“Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations amongst our Aussie guests, for good reason,” he said.

“With Hawaii cruises recommencing this week and sailing throughout the year, our award-winning itinerary aboard Pride of America is the ideal close-to-home escape for Australian travellers who can’t wait to set sail again.”

Pride of America’s return to Hawaii marked a big moment for NCL in the company’s Great Cruise Comeback, with only two ships in the fleet still to return to service.

But that was expected to happen by the begining of next month with NCL’s fleetwide redeployment continuing in sooperation with local governments and “guided by the robust protocols” of the company’s Sail Safe health and safety program.

NCL’s Sail Safe health and safety program requires that “all guests ages twelve and over, as well as all crew, must be fully vaccinated to embark on all NCL voyages for the foreseeable future”


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