Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will resume operations from additional U.S. and international ports from the Autumn.
Guests will once again sail aboard Norwegian Breakaway, Encore, Escape, Pearl, Jewel, Sun, Spirit and Norwegian’s Pride of America to explore Hawaii, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Asia and much more.
Earlier this week, NCL also announced its return to Seattle for the Alaska cruise season, with a start date of 7 August 2021. 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”).
NCL’s redeployment plans for the following ships:
- Norwegian Joy will cruise from Miami beginning 19 October 2021 with five to 11-day Caribbean voyages.
- Norwegian Breakaway will cruise seven-day itineraries to Bermuda from New York beginning 24 October 2021.
- Pride of America will offer seven-day Hawaii inter-island voyages from Honolulu beginning 6 November 2021.
- Norwegian Bliss will cruise from Los Angeles for seven-day Mexican Riviera voyages beginning 7 November 2021.
- Norwegian Encore will offer seven-night itineraries from Miami to the Caribbean beginning 14 November 2021.
- Beginning 20 November 2021, Norwegian Escape will cruise for the first time from Orlando (Port Canaveral), offering seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean.
- Norwegian Pearl will sail from Miami offering Panama Canal, Bahamas and Caribbean cruises beginning 23 December 2021.
- Beginning 20 January 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 28 January 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 9February 2022.
Commenting on the news, Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said: “When we first welcome our guests aboard Norwegian Jade this July, it will be exactly 500 days since our ships last sailed.”
“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.”