April 6, 2021 - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) starts the Corona season 2021 with three ships. The shipping company announced today that it will start shipping operations for the first time on July 25, 2021 with new routes in Europe and the Caribbean. The shipping company operates a total of 17 ships, of which the Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Gem are restarted. The ships go to destinations in Greece and the Caribbean Sea.
After more than a year of downtime, the Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Gem are on their way again. The following dates and target regions are named:
July 25, 2021 - the Greek Islands from Piraeus on Norwegian Jade
August 7, 2021 - One-week Caribbean voyages from Montego Bay / Jamaica with Norwegian Joy
August 15, 2021 - One-week Caribbean trips from Punta Cana / Dominican Republic with Norwegian Gem.
Norwegian Joy off Central America
Requirement for participation in the trips:
All guests who cruise with NCL by October 31, 2021 must fully vaccinated and tested before boarding the ships. In view of the constantly changing corona situation, the company is currently unable to make decisions about hygiene and safety protocols for cruises with embarkation dates from November 1, 2021.
The NCL's hygiene and safety protocols are based on the following principles:
Security for guests and crew
through vaccination regulations, comprehensive COVID-19 tests, and improved health screenings;
Security on board
through medical air filters, increased hygiene measures and improved medical resources;
Safety on land
by working with selected excursion providers to extend hygiene and safety measures to every travel destination.
Norwegian Jade in Dubrovnik
The company has established a SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council. The team of experts will focus on implementing, adhering to and continuously improving hygiene and safety protocols throughout the company's operations.
All cruises in July and August on Norwegian Breakaway, Dawn, Escape, Getaway, Sky, Spirit, Star and Sun were canceled today. In addition, all trips on board the Norwegian Epic until September 1, 2021 and the Norwegian Pearl until November 7, 2021 have been canceled. Credit for canceled trips can be used for future cruises within the framework of the NCL cancellation policy until December 31, 2022.