• Tom Drake

NCL Announces More Sailings. Norwegian Encore Will Replace Bliss in Alaska

Norwegian Breakaway will sail from New York beginning September 26.

Norwegian Cruise Line holdings has announced additional ships and sailings for the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. In a statement released this morning Norwegian Cruise Line holdings CEO Frank Del Rio also thanked Florida Governor DeSantis for his help and bring the seeds to the table.

“I am pleased to continue our Great Cruise Comeback

with plans already announced for 23 of our 28 ships across our three brands beginning in July 2021 and phasing in through early 2022,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “We want to thank Governor DeSantis and the State of Florida for fighting in support of our industry. His leadership helped bring the CDC to the table. We are currently in communication with his staff and legal counsel to ensure that we can offer the safest cruise experience for our passengers departing from the cruise capital of the world."

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced further details on its phased voyage resumption plan for additional ships beginning summer 2021. Newly announced expected deployment plans include the following:

  • Norwegian Gem will cruise seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning August 15, 2021 and a four-day voyage to the Bahamas in November from Miami;

  • Additional itineraries on Norwegian Breakaway are open for sale to Bermuda starting September 26, 2021 from New York;

  • Norwegian Bliss will sail on October 24, 2021 to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles;

  • Norwegian Escape will sail on November 13, 2021 to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral;

  • In addition, Norwegian Encore, the newest ship in the line’s fleet, will make her debut on the West Coast, taking the place of the previously announced Norwegian Bliss for the 2021 summer Alaska cruise season. The Alaska itinerary will include visits to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, while also offering guests majestic views of Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier or Glacier Bay. Guests and travel partners with impacted reservations will be contacted directly.

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