Been There

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Starbucks ‘Been There’ Mugs

Coffee mug souvenir collectors rejoice! Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is introducing a series of Starbucks ‘Been There’ mugs, set to debut and be exclusively available aboard nine NCL ships, starting with the launch of the ground-breaking Norwegian Viva in August 2023.


  • These collectible limited-edition mugs are the perfect way for cruisers to commemorate their journey and capture the unique essence of each NCL ship they sail on.
  • The exclusive mugs will be sold only at the Starbucks Cafes aboard select NCL vessels, offering guests a one-of-a-kind souvenir to bring back home.
  • Each mug captures the spirit and highlights of the ship it represents, making it a truly special keepsake for guests to cherish.
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Here’s a little travel secret – wherever The Sandton Times goes globally, along with colleting Christmas tree decorations, we make a point of picking up a Starbucks mug with a unique City or Country design, from the Czech Republic to South Korea. Whilst the South African Starbucks mugs are left wanting, news that NCL will be releasing Starbucks ‘Been There’ mugs featuring some of their most iconic ships, is certainly something to look forward to.


The Starbucks ‘Been There’ mugs will be available on the following NCL ships: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Prima, and the much-anticipated Norwegian Viva, the second ship of NCL’s elevated Prima Class.



What sets these mugs apart is the thoughtfully crafted design of each vessel’s unique elements. For instance, the Norwegian Bliss mug showcases the magnificent whale tail hull art, a stunning design created by the renowned ocean conservationist Wyland. Meanwhile, the Norwegian Prima mug features the exhilarating dueling slides, and the Norwegian Sky mug depicts the towering zipline at Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas.


NCL has been at the forefront of offering the Starbucks experience across all its ships. This extended partnership allows for licensed stores and ‘We Proudly Serve’ cafes to be available on all 18 of NCL’s ships. This means that guests can enjoy their favorite Starbucks handcrafted espresso beverages not only at the Starbucks Cafes but also at main dining rooms and specialty restaurants. Additionally, select ships even offer self-pour coffee stations, ensuring that coffee lovers have easy access to their caffeine fix throughout their cruise journey.


With the addition of the Starbucks ‘Been There’ mugs, NCL continues to elevate the onboard experience for its guests. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or a passionate cruiser, these limited-edition mugs will make for a cherished and treasured reminder of your time aboard Norwegian Cruise Line.


The Norwegian Viva’s debut in August 2023 will mark the beginning of this exciting Starbucks mug collection. So, if you’re planning to set sail on any of the mentioned NCL ships, make sure to keep an eye out for these exclusive mementos. They will undoubtedly add an extra layer of joy to your cruise experience, allowing you to take a piece of the adventure home with you.


As NCL continues to innovate and enhance the onboard offerings, the Starbucks ‘Been There’ mugs promise to be a delightful addition for guests who appreciate both the pleasures of cruising and the comforts of a good cup of coffee.


So, get ready to cruise in style and savor the flavors of Starbucks aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s remarkable ships. Cheers to an unforgettable journey filled with magical moments and a sip of your favorite brew!


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