Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
http://admin.travelmole.com/images/stories/2009/images/Norwegian_Bliss(17).jpg

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

NCL confirms US cruise restart in August






Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will resume US cruises in August.


It will start with Alaska week-long cruises on Norwegian Bliss from Seattle planned for 7 August.


The date is still dependent on it getting a Conditional Sailing approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


SailSAFE health and safety standards will be in place onboard and all guests and crew must be fully vaccinated.


"This is a moment we have all been waiting for and it would not have been possible without the strong support of the Alaska congressional delegation who worked tirelessly to pass legislation that temporarily waives certain requirements of the Passenger Vessel Services Act," the line said.


A waiver to the PSVA is expected to be passed which would allow cruise ships to travel directly to Alaska without the need to make a mandatory port call in Canada.


Canada has banned large cruise ships until 2022.


NCL said it will reintroduce other ships in a phased-in manner over the coming weeks and months.


Thee Carnival Corp brands - Holland America, Princess and Carnival Cruise Line - plan to restart Alaska cruises in late July.

Story Image



Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:






Email other comments made to this story


NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Have you seen a surge in demand for US trips?



LATEST 'MOLE VIDEOS

UKinbound are in Manchester for the Annual Convention - What can you expect?

Qatar moved from red to amber list: Phil Dickinson details the growth plans for the destination

Japan - The bucket list destination - five experts describe a life in the day of a visitor

Lonely Planet launch UK Road trip Guide

Ottawa - Capital of Canada is open for business and ready for visitors

UPCOMING EVENTS
\m