Norwegian Cruise Line will be the third cruise line to add lifeguards to its fleet. Since 2015 the cruise line has had crew members acting as pool monitors, which were not trained in lifesaving. The new lifeguards will be trained and certified by the American Red Cross. The crew members will monitor family pools during scheduled pool hours.
From summer 2017, lifeguards will be introduced on board the four largest ships in the fleet, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic.