Sailing from Barcelona to Italy, she is the fourteenth NCL ship returning to service.
The Norwegian Star returned to service today in Spain. The Star is the fourteenth ship to get back to work for NCL. Her first cruise will be a ten-night voyage to Italy sailing from Barcelona with stops in St. Tropez, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, and Split, before arriving in Trieste.
The ship built initially for Star cruises will stay in Europe until November and with itineraries in Northern Europe, including visits to Iceland, the British Islands, the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic, and more. According to NCL's website, the ship was initially ordered for Star Cruises and entered service in 2001. The ship is 91,000 tons, and it can carry up to 2,200 guests on double occupancy. The ship has 1,031 crew members.
The ship offers Norwegian's Freestyle Cruising concept and features more than ten dining venues. Options include favorite specialty restaurants, such as the French Le Bistro and the Cagney's Steakhouse. The vessel also has nine bars and lounges, a swimming pool, five hot tubs, a casino, a full-service spa and salon, and a fitness center.
As part of the Norwegian Edge program, the Norwegian Star was completely refurbished in 2018. During an 18-day drydock, the vessel received several enhancements, including a revamped atrium, renovated cabins, and redesigned restaurants. Following the Norwegian Star, the Pride of America is also scheduled to resume service for the Norwegian Cruise Line in April. The Hawaii-based vessel is welcoming back for its seven-night inter-island cruises on April 9.
After first resuming guest service in July 2021, Norwegian Cruise Line has now brought 14 ships back into revenue operations.