NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced additional sailings from New York City, Los Angeles CA, Port Canaveral FL, and Miami FL, and confirmed that its newest innovative liner, Norwegian Encore will replace Norwegian Bliss in Alaska during the summer.
As part of the relaunch plan, NCL announced its highly anticipated return to Miami FL with Norwegian Gem scheduled to sail 7-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning August 15, 2021, and a 4-day trip to the Bahamas in November.
The cruise line also opened for sale additional itineraries to Bermuda beginning September 26, 2021, from NYC on Norwegian Breakaway; the Mexican Riviera on October 24, 2021, from LA on Norwegian Bliss; and the Caribbean on November 13, 2021, from Port Canaveral FL on Norwegian Escape.
Norwegian Encore will debut on the West Coast, replacing Norwegian Bliss in Seattle WA for the 2021 summer season, visiting the Alaska ports of Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, while offering views of Endicott Arm Fjord and Dawes Glacier/Glacier Bay.
Passengers and travel partners with impacted bookings will be contacted directly. All cruises in the USA are contingent on receiving authorization from the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The NCL Peace of Mind cancelation policy is in effect for passengers sailing on voyages with embarkation dates through October 31, 2021. These guests can cancel their journey 15 days before departure. Those who take advantage of the cancelation policy receive a full refund in the form of an FCC (future cruise credit) which may be applied to any cruise through December 31, 2022. In addition, Norwegian recently extended its 60-day final payment requirement to all sailings with embarkations through December 31, 2021, instead of the standard 120 days.