Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced that it will resume further operations from additional U.S. and international ports this fall.
Ships deployed will include Norwegian Breakaway, Encore, Escape, Pearl, Jewel, Sun, Spirit and Norwegian’s Pride of America, and will visit destinations such as Hawaii, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Asia and more.
NCL has also announced its return to Seattle for the Alaska cruise season, with a start date of Aug. 7, 2021. NCL voyages expected to operate in the U.S. are contingent on obtaining a Conditional Sailing Certificate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Itineraries will include 7-day Hawaii inter-island voyages from Honolulu on the Pride of America beginning Nov. 6, 2021; 7-day Mexican Riviera voyages on the Norwegian Bliss beginning Nov. 7, 2021; 11-day Caribbean voyages from Miami on the Norwegian Joy beginning Oct. 19, 2021, and more.
Norwegian Sun will sail for the first time in Asia beginning Jan. 28, 2022, offering a 5-day Japan itinerary from Hong Kong, before sailing a variety of 11-day cruises from Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. While Norwegian Spirit will cruise 12-day Australia and New Zealand voyages from Sydney, and Auckland, New Zealand beginning Feb. 9, 2022.
Further redeployments are expected to be announced in the near future.
“When we first welcome our guests aboard Norwegian Jade this July, it will be exactly 500 days since our ships last sailed,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer, Norwegian Cruise Line, in a press release statement. “I am so happy that we’re finally getting back to what we love the most, and I’m very proud that we continue to redeploy our fleet methodically. We always said we wouldn’t rush to sail again, but that we’d get back to it when we felt we could do so safely while maintaining our incomparable guest experience. Our efforts to resume cruising safely will continue to be slow and steady, guided by the science-backed protocols of our SailSAFE™ health and safety program and in collaboration with our destination partners as well as with a variety of governing bodies. We cannot wait to see our guests rediscover the world and make memories with their loved ones again.”
Due to the previously disclosed lead time needed to relaunch a vessel and in order to maximize the short Alaska cruise season, the cruise line has made the decision to transfer crew from Norwegian Joy to Alaska and has canceled itineraries aboard Norwegian Joy from Montego Bay, Jamaica. Guests recoverwith impacted reservations will be contacted directly.
For more information, visit ncl.com.