HONG KONG, 28 February 2022: Norwegian Cruise Line invites agents and their clients to explore “Adventure Alaska” virtually with a two-part special “EMBARK with NCL” episode, available to view on-demand at www.ncl.com/embark.
In the episode, viewers will follow two members of NCL’s
shoreside team, Andrea and Jayne, as they travel to the destination for the
very first time to learn first-hand the experiences guests can expect when
cruising Alaska with NCL.
Their journey takes them from the Inside Passage, where five
of NCL’s ships will offer a selection of five-to-16-day itineraries during the
summer of 2022, to the interior of Alaska to understand NCL’s Cruise Tour
experience, which combines ocean voyages with shoreside adventures.
“Alaska is a bucket-list destination for so many travellers,”
said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise
Line. “It provides endless opportunities for adventure, wildlife
encounters and awe-inspiring moments. While it is important for us to deliver
these incredible experiences to our guests, we also support and enrich these
communities that rely on our presence each summer for their well-being. It’s a
partnership that we value tremendously and have demonstrated through
sustainable developments and programs across the region.”
The episode includes visits to Skagway, Anchorage and
Denali, Alaska, as well as the port cities where the brand’s parent company,
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd. (NCLH), has made significant investments
to the local communities, including Juneau, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan,
As the ladies are guided through downtown Juneau and
immersed in the local culture, art and flavours, a team of NCLH executives
visit the area to discuss their plans to transform the last waterfront parcel
to benefit the local community.
While in Icy Strait Point, Andrea and Jayne, tour the
authentic Alaska destination, which boasts 23,040 acres of private beach and
temperate rain forest, as well as endless wildlife viewing opportunities. They
explore the new Wilderness Landing, which was built in partnership between NCLH
and the Huna Totem Corporation, the village corporation owned by approximately
1,400 Alaska Native shareholders with aboriginal ties to Hoonah and the Glacier
Bay area. The new guest experience includes a debuting pier and a Transporter
Gondola system built to support a vehicle-free zone. While touring the island,
they encounter a family of coastal brown bears from the most accessible viewing
platform in Southeast Alaska; and no trip to Icy Strait Point would be complete
without visiting the mile-long ZipRider, the world’s largest zip line.
In Ketchikan, Alaska, they tour the Mill at Ward Cove, a new
sustainable development project converting an Environmental Protection Agency
designated superfund cleanup site to a sustainable, environmentally friendly
and entertaining destination for the community and visitors. The collaborative
project between NCLH and the Ward Cove Dock Group, LLC was recently recognized
by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for its joint
sustainability efforts. The new site opens up more areas of exploration for
guests, including easier access to the Tongass National Forest, the nation’s
largest national forest.
No Alaska voyage would be complete without a glacier
experience, so Andrea and Jayne adventure to new heights and soar up to
Mendenhall Glacier by helicopter for a once-in-a-lifetime trek on the glacier.
The trip continues from trains to planes with a ride aboard the glass-dome
Wilderness Express Railway, offering panoramic views as the ladies journey to
Alaska’s interior to visit the six million-acre-Denali National Park and
Preserve. Rising up to an elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level, Andrea and
Jayne fly up to the summit of Mount Denali, the highest mountain peak in North
Viewers can follow the complete exploration of the destination on 9 December 2021 when “Adventure Alaska” premieres on-demand at www.ncl.com/embark.
Norwegian Cruise Line offers the best way to experience
Alaska with a variety of five-to-16-day port-rich itineraries to explore the
pristine beauty and wilderness of Alaska. Guests can choose from smaller
vessels such as Norwegian Jewel, Sun and the newly reimagined Norwegian Spirit
for a more intimate onboard experience, or can embark aboard the brand’s newest
ships, including Norwegian Encore and Bliss, which were designed to bring the
outside in, with expansive observation lounges and outdoor promenades. All
itineraries include opportunities to witness the area’s impressive glaciers,
from Hubbard Glacier to Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier, or Glacier Bay National
To learn more about the Company’s Alaska itineraries and the latest deals, visit www.ncl.com.
For more information or to book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, please contact a travel professional; call NCL Hong Kong on +852 2165 6000 and Southeast Asia on +65 3165 1680; or visit www.ncl.com.