NCL to deploy 10 ships worldwide this autumn

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced its worldwide ship deployment from this autumn, with sailings in Hawaii, the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and in Asia and Australia.

All four Norwegian Breakaway-plus class vessels – Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Bliss, and Norwegian Encore – will resume operations.

Norwegian Joy (pictured) will offer five to 11-day Caribbean voyages out of Miami, starting from October 19 and Norwegian Escape will sail week-long itineraries out of Florida’s Port Canaveral from November 20.

From Los Angeles, Norwegian Bliss will offer seven-day Mexican Riviera voyages starting on November 7 and Norwegian Encore will offer seven-night Caribbean itineraries out of Miami from November 14.

The line announced earlier this week that it expected to resume Alaska sailings on Norwegian Bliss from August.

Other ships within the line’s fleet have also been included in the latest deployment plans.

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Norwegian Breakaway will sail seven-day sailings to Bermuda from New York, starting on October 24, while Norwegian Pearl will offer cruises in the Bahamas, Caribbean and the Panama Canal from December 23.

Norwegian Jewel will be the first ship in the fleet to offer roundtrip Panama Canal cruises from Panama City, starting on January 20, 2022.

Norwegian Spirit will cruise 12-day Australia and New Zealand voyages from Sydney and Auckland, beginning on February 9 next year.

Norwegian Sun will sail for the first time in Asia starting on January 28, 2022. It will offer a five-day Japan itinerary from Hong Kong, before sailing a series of 11-day cruises from Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

The line’s Pride of America ship will sail week-long Hawaii island voyages out of Honolulu from November 6, 2021.

As part of the redeployment, NCL has cancelled sailings on Norwegian Bliss scheduled before October 24, on Pride of America scheduled before October 30; Norwegian Escape until November 2; Norwegian Pearl until December 7; Norwegian Jewel until January 9, Norwegian Sun until January 18, and Norwegian Spirit until January 28.

The line said further deployment announcements would be made in the “near future”. Passengers and agents affected by the latest changes will be contacted, NCL said.

President and chief executive Harry Sommer said: “We always said we wouldn’t rush to sail again, but that we’d get back to it when we felt we could do so safely while maintaining our incomparable guest experience.”

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