Norwegian Jewel reaches Hawaii, guests to fly home today

MIAMI — The Norwegian Jewel has arrived safely in Honolulu, with passengers scheduled to disembark today.

As the last vessel in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet with guests aboard at sea, the Norwegian Jewel docked in Honolulu on March 22. Guests will now board chartered flights home starting today, March 23.

Despite there not being any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 associated with the ship, all guests will undergo enhanced medical screening prior to disembarkation.

Approximately 1,000 crew members will remain onboard.

“We are so very thankful to our Hawaiian partners and friends, especially Governor David Ige, Attorney General Clare Connors and Hawaii Department of Transportation Director Jade Butay and Deputy Director Derek Chow for their assistance in developing a coordinated disembarkation plan, which keeps both guests and Hawaii residents safe and secure,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “The spirit of Aloha is alive and well. We have been sailing the Hawaiian Islands for over 15 years, drawing well over 100,000 travellers to the state each year. We look forward to returning and to continuing to celebrate the culture, history and people of Hawaii.”

All ships in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet will soon be berthed in ports around the world until the temporary sailing suspension is lifted.

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