Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) cruises are making their return to the seas on July 25 and will kick off with week-long itineraries onboard Norwegian Jade in the Greek Isles, and the Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Gem, in the Caribbean – all at reduced capacity.
NCL told the press that all cruises for July and August will be discounted up to 30%.
“Over a year after we initially suspended sailings, the time has finally come when we can provide our loyal guests with the news of our great cruise comeback,” said NCL’s President and CEO, Harry Sommer.
Sommer added that ships would call in ports only where the majority of adults are vaccinated.
Norwegian Jade will depart from Athens and take travellers to the beautiful islands of Greece on July 25, where they will rise to eight-nine hours of port exploration every day while they are there.
Norwegian Joy will depart from Montego Bay in Jamaica from August 7 where guests will get the opportunity to visit Harvest Caye, NCL’s private resort destination in Belize.
All cruises from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic will depart on the Norwegian Gem on August 15.
NCL’s president and ceo, Harry Sommer, at a press briefing on April 8 said the chosen itineraries were in demand and guests wanted to visit those destinations the most.
“The vaccine, combined with our science-backed health and safety protocols, will help us provide our guests with what we believe will be the healthiest and safest vacation at sea. All guests sailing aboard cruises with embarkation dates up to and including October 31, 2021 will be required to be fully vaccinated and tested prior to boarding our ships,” he added.
Founded on three pillars, NCL’s new SailSAFE Health and Safety program ensures: safety for guests and crew with vaccination requirements, universal COVID-19 testing and enhanced health screening protocols; safety aboard with medical-grade air filtration, increased sanitation measures and enhanced medial resources; as well as safety ashore through the collaboration with land-based tour operator partners to extend health and safety measures each destination.