Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is celebrating its return to the U.S. East Coast with Norwegian Breakaway commencing week-long voyages to Bermuda from New York City.
The ship made its return to the Big Apple, on Sept. 26, 2021, welcoming guests back for the first time in over a year.
Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, observed: “Our return to New York City is a significant milestone in our Great Cruise Comeback from the U.S.” We have a 30-year history of cruising from New York and were the first to sail from the destination year-round. Our return feels like a homecoming.”
Sommer continued: “This fall, as New York comes back to life after more than a year, with Broadway and other top attractions opening back up, we are honored to be part of its story and to provide travelers easy access to a safe and exceptional warm-weather vacation experience from one of the top cruise destinations on the East Coast.”
Setting sail from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Norwegian Breakaway will offer week-long voyages to Bermuda through Oct. 31, 2021, including overnight calls to the Royal Naval Dockyard, allowing guests three full days to warm up on the pink sand beaches, explore the historic sites and immerse themselves in the culinary scene of this tropical destination.
On Nov. 7, the ship will reposition to New Orleans, following a 14-day journey to the Caribbean with calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Colón, Panama; Puerto Limón, Costa Rica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Norwegian Breakaway is the sixth of the company’s 17-ship fleet to redeploy since July 25, 2021, when Norwegian Jade was the first to set sail with seven-day itineraries to the Greek Isles after a 500-day suspension.
Norwegian Encore became the first ship in the NCL fleet to return to cruising from the U.S. on Aug. 7, 2021 and is currently sailing her inaugural season of week-long Alaska voyages from Seattle.
On Aug. 15, 2021, Norwegian Gem was the first ship in the fleet to resume operations from Miami and set sail from the new Norwegian Cruise Line Terminal at PortMiami with a selection of week-long voyages to the Caribbean and four-day cruises to the Bahamas.
Norwegian Epic restarted from Barcelona on Sept. 5, 2021 offering seven-day voyages through Oct. 24, 2021 to the Western Mediterranean.
Most recently, the company relaunched Norwegian Getaway on Sept. 13, 2021 from Rome, where she will sail a mix of 10- to 11-day Greek Isles itineraries through Oct. 25, 2021. Additional ships are scheduled to restart in North America as the fall progresses.