Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) recently announced additional voyages scheduled to sail from New York, Los Angeles, Port Canaveral, and Miami, and confirmed that its newest and most innovative ship, Norwegian Encore, will replace Norwegian Bliss in cruises to Alaska this summer.
The Cruise Line announced its highly anticipated return to Miami, with Norwegian Gem scheduled to sail on 7-day itineraries to the Caribbean, starting Aug 15, with additional 4-day voyages to the Bahamas in November.
NCL has also opened for sale additional itineraries from New York to Bermuda, starting Sept 26, aboard Norwegian Breakaway; from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera starting Oct 24, aboard Norwegian Bliss; and from Port Canaveral to the Caribbean starting Nov 13, aboard Norwegian Escape.
Another ship to set sail soon is the Norwegian Encore, NCL’s most innovative ship, making her debut this summer from Seattle on the West Coast, and replacing Norwegian Bliss, on her voyage to Alaskan ports of Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Icy Strait Point, while offering passengers majestic views of Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier or Glacier Bay. All voyages in the U.S. are contingent on authorization from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“With these additional itineraries, we’re providing travelers with more opportunities to set sail from some of their favorite homeports and to some of their preferred destinations,” according to Mr. Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are very excited to sail in the U.S. again and to sail first with our latest beautiful ship Norwegian Encore. We’re able to reintroduce her to our guests and invite them to experience her world-class offerings, as she makes her debut in Seattle and Alaska.”
NCL’s Peace of Mind cancelation policy remains in effect for passengers with embarkation dates through Oct 31. These passengers will have the option to cancel their cruise 15 days before departure. Those opting to take advantage of the Peace of Mind policy will receive a full refund in the form of a future cruise credit, which may be applied to any voyage through Dec 31, 2022. In addition, the Company recently extended its 60-day final payment requirement to all voyages till the end of the year, instead of the standard 120 days, allowing for more flexible payment terms.