Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it expects to resume cruise operations from the USA in August with week-long voyages from Seattle to Alaska.

NCL’s Norwegian Bliss will sail revised itineraries from 7 August 2021 through 16 October 2021, offering seven to 13 hours of port time in Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, Alaska.  On select sailings, guests will also have the chance to take in the serene views of Glacier Bay National Park or the Holkham Bay Glacier Fjord.

The news follows the temporary waiver of the Passenger Vessel Services Act, allowing cruising to Alaska to resume upon obtaining the pending Conditional Sailing Certificate from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).

Commenting on the resumption of USA voyages, Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said: “Seattle has always been our second home, and we are beyond excited to return to this incredible homeport and to once again bring our guests to Alaska.”

“Twenty-one years ago, we were the first to offer itineraries to Alaska from Seattle, and we continue to celebrate a strong relationship with our partners in this spectacular destination. We have been waiting for a very long time to announce a resumption of cruising from the U.S. We are so proud to be sailing for the first time in over a year from our special homeport of Seattle to the breath-taking state of Alaska.”

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