NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line to restart operations on select sailings in November 2020

   September 16, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced it is planning to restart operations on select sailings in November, including some that depart from Miami Florida, and stop along Mexico's Caribbean coast.

The first of the cruises is a ‘Caribbean Round-trip Miami’ voyage aboard Norwegian Joy that is scheduled to depart from PortMiami on November 21, sailing over 7 days to Honduras and Belize prior to stopping at Cozumel and Mahahual in Quintana Roo Costa Maya region.

On the west coast of Mexico, Norwegian also has voyages scheduled to depart Los Angeles CA to Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas starting as early as November 1.

The operational restart is due to commence as soon as the USA's CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) “No Sail” order, remaining in effect through October 31, 2020, expires. CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) is also observing the operational suspension of all sailings through the end of October.

Mexico's typically tourism-rich regions have not seen cruise ship calls since March when the COVID crisis officially escalated into a pandemic and cruises around the globe were forced to halt operations.