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Published on Thursday, May 27, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line to redeploy eight more ships

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL will resume operations from a host of additional US and international ports this fall.

It is reactivating eight ships - Norwegian Breakaway, Encore, Escape, Pearl, Jewel, Sun, Spirit and Norwegian's Pride of America, on sailings to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, and Asia.

Earlier this week, NCL also announced its return to Seattle for the Alaska cruise season, with a start date of 7 August 2021.

Voyages expected to operate in the US. are still subject to obtaining a Conditional Sailing Certificate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Norwegian Joy will cruise from Miami beginning 19 October 2021 with five to 11-day Caribbean voyages, and Norwegian Breakaway will cruise seven-day itineraries to Bermuda from New York beginning 24 October 2021.

Pride of America will offer seven-day Hawaii interisland voyages from Honolulu beginning 6 November 2021, while Norwegian Bliss is scheduled to offer Los Angeles departures for seven-day Mexican Riviera voyages from 7 November 2021.

In addition, Norwegian Encore will operate seven-night itineraries from Miami to the Caribbean from 14 November 2021 and beginning 20 November 2021, Norwegian Escape will cruise for the first time from Port Canaveral, offering seven-day Caribbean itineraries.

"When we first welcome our guests aboard Norwegian Jade this July, it will be exactly 500 days since our ships last sailed," said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.

"Our efforts to resume cruising safely will continue to be slow and steady, guided by the science-backed protocols of our Sail Safe health and safety program and in collaboration with our destination partners. We cannot wait to see our guests rediscover the world."

Due to the previously disclosed lead time needed to relaunch a vessel and in order to maximize the short Alaska cruise season, the cruise line has made the decision to transfer crew from Norwegian Joy to Alaska and has cancelled itineraries aboard Norwegian Joy from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Guests and travel partners with impacted reservations will be contacted directly.

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