MIAMI — NCL has announced additional voyages setting sail from U.S. ports to the Caribbean as it continues to work towards its resumption of operations.
The cruise line previously announced the resumption of operations from U.S. and international ports this fall, as well as its return to Alaska this summer.
As part of its highly anticipated return to Miami, the Norwegian Gem is scheduled to cruise seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning Aug. 15, 2021 as well as a four-day voyage to the Bahamas in November.
The cruise line has also opened for sale additional itineraries to the following destinations:
- Bermuda, starting Sept. 26, 2021 from New York on Norwegian Breakaway
- Mexican Riviera on Oct. 24, 2021 from Los Angeles on Norwegian Bliss
- Caribbean on Nov. 13, 2021 from Port Canaveral on Norwegian Escape
In addition, Norwegian Encore, the newest ship in the fleet, will make its debut on the West Cost, 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 views of Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier or Glacier Bay.
All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated to embark for voyages through Oct. 31, 2021 as part of NCL’s SailSAFE health and safety program.
Guests and travel partners with impacted reservations will be contacted directly. All voyages in the U.S. are contingent on receiving authorization from the CDC.
“With these additional itineraries, we’re providing travellers with more opportunities to set sail from some of their favourite 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.”
NCL’s ‘Peace of Mind’ cancellation 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 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, NCL recently extended its 60-day final payment requirement to all voyages with embarkations through Dec. 31, 2021, instead of the standard 120 days.
For more details about NCL’s redeployment click here.