May 8, 2021


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NCL Outlines European and Caribbean Restart, Cancels More Voyages

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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) declared a even further restart of functions in Europe from the home ports of Barcelona, Spain and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, with two much more ships, Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway, repositioning to these ports.

From Barcelona, Norwegian Epic will cruise on seven-evening western Mediterranean itineraries concerning September 5, 2021 and October 24, 2021. Norwegian Getaway will sail 10 to 11-day Greek Isles voyages from Civitavecchia (Rome) concerning September 13, 2021 and October 25, 2021. Itineraries contain five to 8 ports of call, up to 13 several hours in every single metropolis and no much more than two days at sea. For the restart, individuals two ships will be part of Norwegian Pleasure, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Gem in running from new home ports in Greece, Spain, Italy, and the Caribbean on 6 itineraries. 

Norwegian designs to resume Caribbean cruises on August 7, 2021 with 7 days-extensive Western Caribbean itineraries operated by Norwegian Pleasure from Montego Bay, Jamaica, and seven-night Eastern Caribbean voyages from Punta Cana (La Romana), Dominican Republic on Norwegian Gem

At the exact same time, NCL also cancelled far more voyages, these kinds of as all those for Delight of The us and Norwegian Bliss by way of July 31, 2021, and on several slide voyages across the fleet on multiple other ships. You can see the total record of cancelled voyages at

Restarting in Europe

Harry Sommer, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line, said NCL is actively doing the job with its local associates and govt officials, as the line programs to resume cruising. Though cruising has not still restarted from Spanish ports, NCL’s announcement mentioned the Port of Barcelona has been intently doing work and cooperating with the Spanish Ministry of Overall health and with the Well being Department of the nearby government of Catalonia.

The target is “resumption of cruise website traffic next the most secure protocols for friends, crew and the inhabitants of Barcelona,” said Mercè Conesa, president, Port of Barcelona, in a press announcement. “We are hopeful that we will before long welcome Norwegian Cruise Line and its attendees to Barcelona.”

Norwegian Epic Redesign

When returning to support, Norwegian Epic will present an all-new “The Haven by Norwegian” ship-within just-a-ship upscale complex. That was created during the ship’s in depth refurbishment in Marseille, France, late last year. 

Norwegian Epic was the to start with vessel in the line’s fleet to debut that ship-inside of-a-ship idea in 2010. The recent renovation resulted in 75 upgraded suites mixed with redesigned encounters together with The Haven Restaurant and The Haven Courtyard Pool and Sundeck. “Although we have been unable to hook up with our friends at sea, we have utilised the last yr to put together for their return by investing in our fleet and our onboard choices,” reported Sommer.

Norwegian also extended its short term “Peace of Thoughts” cancellation coverage to company sailing on cruises with embarkation dates by October 31, 2021. These company have the adaptability to terminate their cruise 15 times prior to departure. Those who consider edge of the “Peace of Mind” coverage will acquire a full refund in the variety of a long term cruise credit history which may well be applied to any sailing by December 31, 2022. In addition, ultimate payment for all voyages with embarkations by way of October 31, 2021, will have to have payment 60 times prior to embarkation compared to the regular 120 times.

Norwegian’s sister lines, Oceania Cruises and Regent 7 Seas Cruises, as documented by our sister publication Luxury Travel Advisor, also introduced their restart designs right now. All a few makes are owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. 

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