May 18, 2024

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NCL Outlines European and Caribbean Restart, Cancels More Voyages

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced a further restart of functions in Europe from the household ports of Barcelona, Spain and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, with two more ships, Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway, repositioning to all those ports.

From Barcelona, Norwegian Epic will cruise on seven-evening western Mediterranean itineraries in between September 5, 2021 and October 24, 2021. Norwegian Getaway will sail 10 to 11-working day Greek Isles voyages from Civitavecchia (Rome) among September 13, 2021 and Oct 25, 2021. Itineraries incorporate five to eight ports of contact, up to 13 hrs in each individual metropolis and no extra than two days at sea. For the restart, people two ships will join Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Gem in working from new residence ports in Greece, Spain, Italy, and the Caribbean on 6 itineraries. 

Norwegian ideas to resume Caribbean cruises on August 7, 2021 with week-very long Western Caribbean itineraries operated by Norwegian Joy from Montego Bay, Jamaica, and seven-night time Jap Caribbean voyages from Punta Cana (La Romana), Dominican Republic on Norwegian Gem

At the exact time, NCL also cancelled much more voyages, these as those for Pleasure of America and Norwegian Bliss by July 31, 2021, and on different drop voyages across the fleet on several other ships. You can see the total checklist of cancelled voyages at

Restarting in Europe

Harry Sommer, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line, said NCL is actively operating with its local partners and governing administration officers, as the line designs to resume cruising. When cruising has not yet restarted from Spanish ports, NCL’s announcement reported the Port of Barcelona has been intently functioning and cooperating with the Spanish Ministry of Health and fitness and with the Well being Section of the nearby governing administration of Catalonia.

The objective is “resumption of cruise targeted visitors adhering to the safest protocols for guests, crew and the inhabitants of Barcelona,” reported Mercè Conesa, president, Port of Barcelona, in a push announcement. “We are hopeful that we will shortly welcome Norwegian Cruise Line and its company to Barcelona.”

Norwegian Epic Redesign

When returning to company, Norwegian Epic will provide an all-new “The Haven by Norwegian” ship-within just-a-ship upscale elaborate. That was created during the ship’s in depth refurbishment in Marseille, France, late previous 12 months. 

Norwegian Epic was the first vessel in the line’s fleet to debut that ship-in just-a-ship thought in 2010. The recent renovation resulted in 75 upgraded suites blended with redesigned ordeals like The Haven Cafe and The Haven Courtyard Pool and Sundeck. “Though we have been not able to link with our guests at sea, we have used the last yr to prepare for their return by investing in our fleet and our onboard offerings,” mentioned Sommer.

Norwegian also extended its short-term “Peace of Head” cancellation coverage to attendees sailing on cruises with embarkation dates through October 31, 2021. These friends have the versatility to terminate their cruise 15 times prior to departure. Individuals who just take benefit of the “Peace of Thoughts” plan will obtain a total refund in the sort of a upcoming cruise credit history which may be used to any sailing as a result of December 31, 2022. In addition, ultimate payment for all voyages with embarkations by way of October 31, 2021, will have to have payment 60 days prior to embarkation as opposed to the common 120 times.

Norwegian’s sister lines, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as noted by our sister publication Luxurious Journey Advisor, also announced their restart ideas today. All a few brand names are owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. 

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