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Seventh ship in NCL’s fleet restarts operations

The seventh Norwegian Cruise Line ship to restart operations has started week-long voyages to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles.

Norwegian Bliss will be the brand’s second vessel sailing from the US west coast, following the restart of sister ship Norwegian Encore, which resumed voyages to Alaska from the Seattle in August.

Entertainment on Norwegian Bliss includes Six: The Musical, which premiered onboard Norwegian Breakaway before hitting the stage on Broadway in March 2020.

Harry Sommer, NCL president and chief executive, said: “Having [Norwegian Bliss] make her long-awaited return from the ‘City of Angels’ sets another landmark in our Great Cruise Comeback journey as we reignite half of our fleet.”

Norwegian Bliss will sail from the Los Angeles World Cruise Center, offering week-long voyages and five-day sailings to the Mexican Riviera.

On January 21, 2022, it will embark on a 14-day journey, crossing the Panama Canal on the way to Miami, via Costa Rica and Cartagena in Colombia.

In July, Norwegian Jade was the first NCL vessel to resume, with seven-day itineraries to the Greek islands.

Norwegian Encore became the first ship in the fleet to return to cruising from the US in August, and Norwegian Gem was the first ship in the fleet to resume operations from Miami.

Norwegian Epic restarted from Barcelona in September, shortly followed by Norwegian Getaway from Rome and then Norwegian Breakaway Bermuda from New York.

Additional ships from NCL’s 17-strong fleet are scheduled to restart in North America during autumn.

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