New Season of “Embark With NCL” Premieres

Embark with NCL - Norwegian Encore sailing the Caribbean rendering


NCL’s Video Series Showcases the Easiest Way to Travel through the People, Places and Passion Behind the NCL Experience 

First Two-Part Episode, “Caribbean Adventures,” Premieres June 30, 2022 at 8 P.M. at and Facebook 

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 55-year history of breaking boundaries, today announced the next season of its visual storytelling platform, “EMBARK with NCL,” with the first two-part episode, “Caribbean Adventures,” premiering Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET at and on Facebook.

Following its successful first season, which garnered nearly 3 million views and showcased the Company’s fierce resiliency as it returned to cruising after a 500-day pause, this second season will focus on the high-caliber offerings onboard and ashore, as well as the most guest-favored destinations, beginning with the Caribbean.  In addition, American television personality and world traveler Zay Harding, will bring viewers along this season as the host of EMBARK, chronicling his cruise adventures around the globe. 

Harry Sommer Norwegian Cruise LIne

“EMBARK with NCL allows us to visually showcase the incredible experiences we offer across our dynamic fleet, as well as the unforgettable vacation moments awaiting our guests at some of the most bucket-list worthy destinations around the world,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.  “This season, our guests will be able to discover, or rediscover, some of their favorite places, and get a sneak peek into the future of NCL with episodes dedicated to our next best-in-class ship, Norwegian Prima.”

Harry Sommer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line

In season two, guests will have a front row seat to both the onboard experience and the over 300 incredible destinations visited by NCL each year.

Christine Da Silva

“What’s most exciting about this new season is the relevancy of the content to travelers who may not be familiar with cruising,” said Christine Da Silva, SVP of Branding and Communications of Norwegian Cruise Line.  “Season one provided us an opportunity to connect with loyal guests, as well as those who know us and missed being at sea with us. Season two is all about the experience … about the food, entertainment and the incredible places we visit. We’re happy to bring all of the benefits and joy of cruising to anyone who wants to see the world.”

Christine Da Silva, Senior Vice President Branding & Communications, Norwegian Cruise Line

Continuing this season, NCL will invite guests to also discover the majestic islands of Hawaii, when Harding sets sail aboard Pride of America, the only ship to offer roundtrip inter-island voyages from Honolulu.  Three additional EMBARK with NCL specials will premiere throughout the year including the “Great Cruise Cookoff,” where NCL’s culinary champions battle it out in the kitchen for a chance to have their creations featured aboard the highly anticipated Norwegian Prima. The “Evolution of Innovation,” will celebrate the brand’s storied history and its legacy of “firsts” that has propelled it to where it is today, on the verge of launching the Prima Class, its next elevated fleet of ships. 

NCL speedway

Last, but certainly not least, in the season finale, Harding will travel to Reykjavik, Iceland to attend the event of the season, the Christening of Norwegian Prima.  He will bring viewers along for this history making celebration, where godmother Katy Perry will not only fulfill the longstanding maritime tradition of blessing and officially naming Norwegian Prima, but she will perform during the christening ceremony before the new ship sets sail on its inaugural voyages. 

 To watch the first episode of the new EMBARK with NCL season, “Caribbean Adventures,” tune in on June 30, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET at or Facebook.  Additional premiere dates forthcoming. For more information on EMBARK with NCL, or to watch the complete collection of available content visit,   

For more information about the Company’s award-winning 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit

About Zay Harding

Zay Harding is an adventure traveler through and through.  Growing up in the tropical islands of Hawaii has given him an appreciation for culture, along with a curiosity for what could be beyond the surrounding deep blue sea.  Following his passion for travel, he has visited 57 countries, including some of the most remote places of inhabitation, and shared his experiences throughout his 21 years as on on-camera host for TV networks including PBS, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, National Geographic and the Travel Channel. 

Always up for new experiences, there is little Harding will not try.  With an open heart and an open mind, he is genuinely interested in learning about life everywhere, both on our planet and beyond.  Harding is appreciative he has gotten to experience more than most, but he still has a world of places he’d love to visit. Not bad for a kid from Kauai.

TV Hosting Credits Include:

  • National Geographic, Canada “Treks in a Wild World” (Season 1)
  • Travel’s “Lonely Planet” (Season 7)
  •  PBS’ “Globe Trekker” (14 Seasons)
  • Discovery Channel’s “Tribal Challenge” (Pilot Episode)
  • History’s “Digging for the Truth” (Season 4)
  • Men’s Journal Online Magazine “Discover Puerto Rico Travel Segment”

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