Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are both set to resume U.S. sailings this weekend, with Norwegian set to offer cruises to Alaska and Royal Caribbean set to sail out of Miami. Norweigan will launch its inaugural Alaskan cruise on June 29 in Seward, Alaska and sail its first Alaskan voyage on August 3. Royal Caribbean will launch its inaugural Miami cruise on July 7, with the line set to sail out of Miami on July 14.

Norwegian Cruise Line is returning to the U.S. this weekend after being suspended from using government ports due to a labor dispute. As a result, Norwegian is canceling its six-night sailing to Alaska, which was set to depart from Seattle on Friday. The company is planning to resume sailings from the Port of Los Angeles on June 24, with stops in San Diego, San Francisco, and San Diego.

The Norwegian Independence, the newest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line, will return to New York this Sunday, after a brief stay in Bermuda. On the ship, you’ll find Norwegian’s newest amenities, including an Aveda Spa, a Sonos digital music system, and panoramic views from the top deck. The Independence will be sailing on an eastern North Atlantic itinerary, departing from New York on Thursdays and Fridays in April, and from New York in May and June.. Read more about will cruises resume in 2021 usa and let us know what you think.

Norwegian Cruise Line has returned to the high seas after a brief hiatus in the United States.

The Norwegian Encore is scheduled to depart from Seattle tomorrow on the first of a series of seven-night excursions to Alaska.

Due to temporary legislation granted by the US government, Alaska cruises will be able to skip their normally obligatory foreign port visit in Canada this year, resulting in a shorter Alaska season. For the second year in a row, Alaska trips would be impossible to take without the temporary modification, since Canada has barred all cruise ships until November.

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Encore in Norwegian (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and the Port of Seattle held an event and press panel Q&A in Seattle today to celebrate Norwegian Cruise Line’s U.S. return to service.

The following were the panelists:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. president and CEO Frank Del Rio
  • Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and CEO, Harry Sommer
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. executive vice president of onboard revenue and destination services Howard Sherman
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Chairman of the SailSAFETM Global Health and Wellness Council and former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration
  • The Port of Seattle’s executive director, Stephen Metruck
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s senior vice president of ESG, Investor Relations, and Corporate Communications, Andrea DeMarco

The moderator was Tom Norwalk, president and CEO of Visit Seattle.

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During the Q&A portion of the event, many questions were asked about the vaccination mandate, testing, and the resumption of service in other parts of the world. When asked about whether Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings brands would be requiring the booster shot once it becomes widely available in the future, Del Rio indicated that the company had not yet made a decision, saying “We’ll have to wait and see.”

Del Rio responded to another inquiry by saying that all aboard staff members are properly vaccinated and checked at least once a week.

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The Spirit of Norway (Norwegian Cruise Line provided this image.)

When Norwegian Cruise Line intends to restart operations in Australia/New Zealand and Asia has received some notice. In answer to these inquiries, Sommer said that Norwegian Spirit would begin trips through Australia and New Zealand in February 2022, but that this is contingent on when those nations reopen to cruising. For example, Australia will not reopen to foreign travel until at least 80% of its eligible adult population has been vaccinated. By the end of the year, the nation hopes to have reached at least 80%. However, it is now dealing with a new wave of cases.

Sommer also mentioned the rising vaccination rates in Singapore and Japan, stating that Norwegian Cruise Line expects to restart sailings there by the end of January or early February.

On July 25, Norwegian Cruise Line relaunched its global operations with the departure of Norwegian Jade from Piraeus, Greece.

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Norwegian Cruise Line is bringing back its U.S. sailings this weekend. From July 12th through July 17th, the company will run daily cruises from Miami to the Bahamas. The company will call its return to the U.S. the “Cruise of Hope,” which will commemorate the third year of the company’s “Hope of Glory” relief effort in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.. Read more about latest news on cruising and let us know what you think.

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Has Norwegian Cancelled cruises for 2021?

Norwegian Cruise Line has not announced any cancellations for 2021.

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The Norwegian Cruise Line is not going to be offering cruises in the near future.

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