NCL Unveils More Details Of Its U.S. Restart

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has provided additional details of voyages scheduled to set sail from New York, Los Angeles, Port Canaveral, Fla., and Miami; and it also confirmed that its newest ship, Norwegian Encore will replace Norwegian Bliss in Alaska this summer.

Out of Miami, the Norwegian Gem is scheduled to offer seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning Aug. 15, 2021 and a four-day voyage to the Bahamas in November.

And NCL has also opened for sale additional itineraries to Bermuda starting Sept. 26, 2021 from New York on Norwegian Breakaway; the Mexican Riviera on Oct. 24, 2021 from Los Angeles aboard Norwegian Bliss; and the Caribbean on Nov. 13, 2021 from Port Canaveral, Fla. on Norwegian Escape.

In addition, Norwegian Encore, the newest ship in the fleet, will make its 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 views of Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier or Glacier Bay.

Guests and travel partners with impacted reservations will be contacted directly. NCL notes that all voyages in the U.S. are contingent on receiving authorization from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said that: “With these additional itineraries, we’re providing travelers with more opportunities to set sail from some of their favorite homeports and to some of their preferred destinations. 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.”

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