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Norwegian Cruise Line adds extra US sailings this summer

Norwegian Cruise Line has added extra sailings from New York, Los Angeles, Port Canaveral and Miami – and confirmed its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, will replace Norwegian Bliss in Alaska this summer.

The line announced its return to Miami as part of its relaunch, with Norwegian Gem to cruise seven-day Caribbean itineraries from August 15 and a four-day voyages to the Bahamas in November.

NCL has also put additional itineraries on sale, including Bermuda departures from New York starting on September 26 on Norwegian Breakaway; the Mexican Riviera on October 24 from Los Angeles on board Norwegian Bliss; and the Caribbean on November 13 from Port Canaveral on Norwegian Escape.

Norwegian Encore (pictured) will make her debut on the West Coast, replacing Norwegian Bliss in Seattle for the 2021 summer season. Encore will call into Alaskan ports Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, and the cruises will feature views of Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier or Glacier Bay.

All voyages in the US are contingent on receiving authorisation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the line said.

“With these additional itineraries, we’re providing travellers with more opportunities to set sail from some of their favorite homeports and to some of their preferred destinations,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.

“We are very excited to sail in the US 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.”

The Cruise Line’s Peace of Mind cancellation policy remains in effect for guests sailing on cruises with embarkation dates through October 31, 2021.


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