Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Additional U.S. Sailings for Summer and Fall
Norwegian Cruise Line today announced its plans for additional fall and summer voyages from U.S. ports. This new itinerary lineup includes ships homeporting in New York, Los Angeles, Port Canaveral as well as Miami. These voyages will include port stops at destinations in Bermuda, Mexican Riviera, Bahamas, and across the Caribbean.
In addition, Norwegian has announced that its new ship, Norwegian Encore, will officially replace the Norwegian Bliss for Alaska cruises. Encore will homeport in Seattle for the summer 2021 Alaska cruises season, calling on Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, as well as cruise Endicott Arm as well as Dawes Glacier or Glacier Bay.
“With these additional itineraries, we’re providing travelers with more opportunities to set sail from some of their favorite homeports and to some of their preferred destinations,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are very excited to sail in the U.S. again, and to sail first with our latest beautiful ship Norwegian Encore. We’re able to reintroduce her to our guests and invite them to experience her world-class offerings, as she makes her debut in Seattle and Alaska.”
The newly announced lineup of summer and fall cruises from Norwegian includes:
- Norwegian Gem will offer seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning Aug. 15, 2021, and a four-day voyage to the Bahamas in November.
- Norwegian Breakaway will sail itineraries to Bermuda starting Sept. 26, 2021, from New York.
- Norwegian Bliss will sail the Mexican Riviera on Oct. 24, 2021, from Los Angeles
- Norwegian Escape will sail Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral starting Nov. 13, 2021
All of these newly announced cruises will follow Norwegian's SailSAFE Health and Safety program guidelines which include vaccine requirements for guests and crew, COVID testing, enhanced health screening protocol, and additional onboard safety measures.
Most recently, Norwegian Cruise Line announced its plans for resuming operations on 8 of its ships in the U.S. and all around the world starting this summer and spanning through early 2022. This previously announced restart plan includes itineraries in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.