NCL summer schedule includes ship switch for Alaska

Norwegian Cruise Line will operate cruises from New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Port Canaveral, Fla., this summer and fall.

The deployments are in addition to its Alaska plans, which have been changed to have the line’s newest ship, Norwegian Encore, replace the Norwegian Bliss out of Seattle in August. 

NCL will return to Miami with the Norwegian Gem scheduled to cruise seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning Aug. 15. The Norwegian Breakaway will sail to Bermuda from New York starting Sept. 26, and the Norwegian Bliss will move to Los Angeles to offer Mexican Riviera cruises starting Oct. 24. The Norwegian Escape will launch Caribbean cruises on Nov. 13 from Port Canaveral.

The Encore will launch Alaska sailings on Aug. 7, calling in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point. As per NCL’s health and safety program, all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark on any of its cruises through Oct. 31.

Royal Caribbean International on Friday revealed that it will launch six ships this summer from ports in the U.S. and reversed its vaccination policy to be recommended but not required.

Carnival Cruise Line on Monday confirmed its plans to resume cruising from Galveston, Texas, on July 3, on sailings with fully vaccinated passengers and crew.

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