Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 54-year history of breaking boundaries, announced additional voyages scheduled to set sail from the US and international ports and confirmed that its newest innovative ship, Norwegian Encore, will replace Norwegian Bliss in Alaska this summer.
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.
In addition, Norwegian Encore, the newest ship in the fleet, will make her debut on the West Coast, replacing the previously announced Norwegian Bliss in Seattle for the 2021 summer cruise season, calling to the Alaska ports of Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, while also offering guests majestic views of Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier or Glacier Bay.
Guests and travel partners with impacted reservations will be contacted directly. All voyages in the US are contingent on receiving authorisation from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Cruise Line has announced its redeployment plans for the following ships:
Norwegian Gem is scheduled to cruise seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning August 15 2021 from Miami, the Cruise Capital of the World, and a four-day voyage to the Bahamas in November.
Norwegian Joy will cruise from Miami beginning October 19, 2021 with five to eleven-day Caribbean voyages.
Norwegian Breakaway will cruise seven-day itineraries to Bermuda from New York beginning Sept. 26, 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 Oct. 24 2021.
Norwegian Encore will offer seven-night itineraries from Miami to the Caribbean beginning Nov. 14, 2021.
Norwegian Escape will cruise from Orlando (Port Canaveral), Fla., offering seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean from Nov.13, 2021,
Norwegian Pearl will sail from Miami offering Panama Canal, Bahamas and Caribbean cruises beginning Dec. 23, 2021.
Norwegian Jewel will be the first ship in the fleet to offer roundtrip Panama Canal cruises from Panama City (Colón and Fuerte Amador) sailing from Jan. 20, 2022.
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.
“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 NCL. “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 Sail Safe 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.”
The Cruise Line’s Peace of Mind cancelation policy remains in effect for guests sailing on cruises with embarkation dates through Oct. 31, 2021. These guests have the flexibility to cancel their cruise 15 days prior to departure.
Those who take advantage of the Peace of Mind policy will receive a full refund in the form of a future cruise credit which may be applied to any sailing through Dec. 31, 2022. In addition, the Company recently extended its 60-day final payment requirement to all voyages with embarkations through Dec. 31, 2021, instead of the standard 70 days, allowing for more flexible payment terms.
The Company’s restart efforts continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the robust protocols of the Sail Safe health and safety program, which at its cornerstone includes that all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark for voyages through Oct. 31, 2021.
Working with the leading experts of the Sail Safe Global Health and Wellness Council, the robust protocols will regularly be evaluated and modified as needed, making science-based decisions to protect guests, crew and the destinations it visits. As protocols evolve and additional information becomes available, updates will be published at www.ncl.com/sail-safe.
For more information about the Company’s award-winning 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call Hong Kong on +852 2165 6000 and Southeast Asia on +65 3165 1680 or visit www.ncl.com.