Norwegian Cruise Line: Normality will not be reached before 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line: Normality will not be reached before 2023


November 12, 2020 -Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings boss Frank Del Rio sees the coming year as a year of transition for the three companies in the NCL Group. Full employment can be expected in 2022. Normality will only come about in 2023.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCL) President and CEO Frank Del Rio sees great uncertainty about the restart. Del Rio expects the entire fleet to be in service in the late second half of 2021. The year 2022 is the way to normality. The normal state will not be reached again until 2023.

Norwegian Spirit off Cozumel

Norwegian Spirit off Cozumel


There are travel restrictions anywhere in the world. Airlines would have to start working again and ports would have to reopen. After all, there is the framework of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The first requirement would be test drives. NCL wants to start with them early in January 2021. In addition to the CDC program, there are 74 further recommendations to be observed. After the first test run, the question arises when the first cruise with guests is possible. Nobody can answer this question at the moment. Trips under test conditions would be accompanied by the Norwegian classification society DNV-GL. The CDC experts then evaluate the results. The necessary measures would have to be carried out separately for each ship.