Monfalcone – Norwegian Cruise Line has also announced its return to service away from the United States. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has yet to set a date to allow us to operate again from US ports and Ncl should also follow in the footsteps of its competitors to focus on other departure ports. Starting next July 25, The company will begin offering new routes in Europe and the Caribbean, aboard the vessels “Norwegian Jade”, “Norwegian Joy” and “Norwegian Gem”: all operating at reduced capacity. It will be possible to choose between the new seven-day cruises to the Greek islands on the “Jade” of Piraeus, or the choice of the Caribbean islands with one-week itineraries available from Montego Bay starting from August 7 on “Joy” or from Punta Cana on ” Al Jawhara “As of August 15, 2021:” More than a year after the initial suspension of departure, it is finally time when we can provide our loyal guests with the wonderful news of our return to navigation – explains Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Ncl. They are sailing on cruises with boarding dates until October 31, 2021 They have completed the vaccination course and must be tested before boarding our ships. November 1, 2021. We will continue to assess our health, safety protocols, rely on science and expert advice as we make decisions and update our policies and procedures. ”
What will be the catchment area for these trips? The itinerary will primarily target the Caribbean North Americans who are the orphans of their traditional boarding ports. Jamaica and the Dominican Republic were selected based on the availability of air connections from these destinations with the states. Instead, cruises from Athens will target a staging area for vaccinated Europeans, so with UK guests taking center stage (if Johnson’s government loosens restrictions on overseas travel). Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has been working with the Royal Caribbean Group in recent months To develop and improve improved health and safety protocols, using the latest scientific findings and expert advice. The SailSafe Health and Safety program is born, which is based on three pillars: the safety of guests and crew with vaccination requirements, and tests to check the negative of the coronavirus on all advanced health protocols; Safety on board with clinical-class air purification, increased sanitation and improved medical resources; Ground safety by collaborating with partners of ground tour operators to expand health and safety measures at every destination.
Additionally, Ncl has canceled all onboard July and August itineraries From Breakaway, Dawn, Escape, Getaway, Sky, Spirit, Star, and Sun. Even the “Epic” voyages until September 1 and the “Pearl” until November 7, 2021, had a similar fate (meaning that Italy would still suffer from a dry mouth). Meanwhile, Nclh’s president and CEO, Frank Del Rio, has written a letter to Community Development Centers (CDCs) to demand the resumption of his ships’ voyages from US ports from next July 4. Who knows if the manager will be heard this time.