NCL’s Norwegian Joy and HAL’s Nieuw Statendam resume sailings
Ribbon-cutting for Holland America's Nieuw Statendam restart, Nov. 21, 2021

NCL’s Norwegian Joy and HAL’s Nieuw Statendam resume sailings

MIAMI — NCL’s Norwegian Joy resumed sailings from Miami on Nov. 20, while Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam restarted operations from Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 21.

Norwegian Joy’s Miami comeback offers a series of seven-day roundtrip Caribbean voyages calling at Roatán, Costa Maya and Cozumel and Harvest Caye, Belize. The week-long itinerary is available through April 23, 2021. There’s also an 11-day holiday cruise from Miami on Dec. 23, 202 to Curaçao, Aruba, St. Lucia, Antigua and USVI, plus the ship will be in Puerto Plata for New Year’s Day.

Starting in December, PortMiami will be home to four NCL vessels including Norwegian Joy, EncoreGetaway, and soon to restart, Norwegian Pearl.

Also this past weekend, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam departed Fort Lauderdale on its first cruise since the industry-wide pause last year. The ship marks the fifth Holland America Line vessel to reenter service, joining RotterdamKoningsdamEurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam.

To commemorate the occasion, Holland America Line held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the terminal to open embarkation, and team members greeted guests with flag-waving fanfare as they boarded the ship. Nieuw Statendam set sail on a seven-day western Caribbean itinerary that will visit Nassau, Ocho Rios and Port Royal and Half Moon Cay.

Nieuw Statendam will spend from November through April in the Caribbean on cruises ranging from seven to 11 days, all roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades. For longer getaways, clients can book a Collectors’ Voyage offering combined back-to-back itineraries.