Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) on Wednesday announced a further restart of operations in Europe from the homeports of Barcelona and Rome (Civitavecchia) with previously scheduled port-intensive itineraries to the Mediterranean and Greek Isles beginning September 5, showcasing the growing importance of the Greek market for the company.
It is reminded that earlier this month the company announced seven-night itineraries to cruise the Greek Isles on the Norwegian Jade from Athens (Piraeus) beginning July 25.
Itineraries to the Med and Greek Isles in September
Currently scheduled to sail from Barcelona, Norwegian Epic will cruise seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries from September 5 through October 24, with Norwegian Getaway sailing a mix of 10- to 11-day Greek Isles voyages from Rome (Civitavecchia) from September 13 to October 25. With five to eight ports of call, up to 13 hours in each city and no more than two days at sea, guests can spend their days exploring ancient ruins and medieval architecture, admiring artistic masterpieces or simply savoring a variety of local cuisine.
“Europe is a top travel destination, so we are very much looking forward to returning to some of our most beloved homeports, resuming those itineraries and welcoming our guests to experience a vacation of a lifetime in the safest possible manner,” said Harry Sommer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
NCL’s restart of operations will be guided by the robust protocols of the SailSAFE Global Health and Safety Program, and in partnership with local governments.
Itineraries in the Caribbean
NCL further announced the redeployment of 5 of its 17 ships beginning as early as July 25, sailing new and revised itineraries in Europe and the Caribbean.
Following the resumption in Europe, the company will also resume cruises to the Caribbean on August 7 with week-long Western Caribbean itineraries aboard Norwegian Joy from Montego Bay, Jamaica; and seven-night Eastern Caribbean voyages from Punta Cana (La Romana), Dominican Republic on Norwegian Gem.
The cruise line has extended its temporary Peace of Mind cancelation policy to guests sailing on cruises with embarkation dates through October 31, 2021. These guests have the flexibility to cancel their cruise 15 days prior to departure.