Norwegian Cruise Line Adds 8 Ships to Restart Plan
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced additional plans for its restart to cruising operations! The cruise line today unveiled its plans to resume operations from additional U.S. and International ports on 8 of its ships.
According to the line’s official announcement, voyages expected to operate in the U.S. are contingent on the line obtaining a Conditional Sailing Certificate from the CDC.
“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 of Norwegian Cruise Line. “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.”
Today’s resumption announcement includes redeployment plans for the following ships:
- Norwegian Joy will cruise from Miami beginning Oct. 19, 2021, with five to 11-day Caribbean itineraries
- Norwegian Breakaway will cruise seven-day itineraries to Bermuda from New York beginning Oct. 24, 2021.
- Pride of America will offer seven-day Hawaii interisland voyages from Honolulu beginning Nov. 6, 2021.
- Norwegian Bliss will cruise from Los Angeles for seven-day Mexican Riviera voyages beginning Nov. 7, 2021.
- Norwegian Encore will offer seven-night itineraries from Miami to the Caribbean beginning Nov. 14, 2021.
- Beginning Nov. 20, 2021, Norwegian Escape will cruise from Port Canaveral offering seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean.
- Norwegian Pearl will sail from Miami offering Panama Canal, Bahamas, and Caribbean cruises beginning Dec. 23, 2021.
- Beginning Jan. 20, 2022, Norwegian Jewel will be the first ship in the fleet to offer roundtrip Panama Canal cruises from Panama City (Colón and Fuerte Amador).
- Norwegian Sun will sail for the first time in Asia beginning Jan. 28, 2022, offering a five-day Japan itinerary from Hong Kong, before sailing a variety of 11-day cruises from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok.
- Norwegian Spirit will cruise 12-day Australia and New Zealand voyages from Sydney, and Auckland, New Zealand beginning Feb. 9, 2022.
Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced its return to cruising in Alaska this Summer. The line will sail the Norwegian Bliss on a series of 7-night Alaskan itineraries from August 7 - October 16, 2021.
In conjunction with today’s announcement, Norwegian has canceled the following voyages: all sailings on Pride of America through Oct. 30, 2021; Norwegian Escape through Nov. 2, 2021; Norwegian Jewel through Jan. 9, 2022; Norwegian Pearl through Dec. 7, 2021; Norwegian Spirit through Jan. 28, 2022; Norwegian Sun through Jan. 18, 2022; and the Oct. 24, 2021 itinerary aboard Norwegian Bliss.
Norwegian Cruise Line is continuing the safe approach to redeploying its fleet, working in partnership with destination partners, governing bodies and the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council. As health and safety protocols evolve updates will be shared at: www.ncl.com/sail-safe.