The NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Escape returned to service after a month of repairs. The ship grounded on a channel bed off Puerto Plata last month while leaving Dominicana.
Norwegian originally estimated repairs would take just a week. Since then, 4 cruises had been canceled in addition to the journey that was cut short when the accident happened.
NCL Escape restarted sailings from Port Canaveral/Orlando (Florida USA) on Saturday, April 16, with a 7-night Eastern Caribbean trip. Ports of call include Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas NCL private island (April 17), St Thomas Island USVI, Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands (April 19), Tortola Island BVI, Road Town, UK Virgin Islands (April 20), Puerto Plata-Amber Cove, Dominicana (April 21). The Escape ship is scheduled to arrive back in Orlando on April 23.
Norwegian Escape sets off on a transatlantic cruise on April 25 from New York (Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC) to Civitavecchia-Rome (Italy), where she will sail Mediterranean itineraries through to September prior to returning to Port Canaveral FL to sail Caribbean voyages in November.