Norwegian Cruise Line Outlines High Level Plans On Returning to Cruising


Published: March 01, 2021 - 12:01 AM

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Cruise Lines States It Needs 90 Days for Cruising to Resume once the CDC gives approval.

Norwegian Cruise Line has released some details on their plan to return to cruising and a possible timeline. In the briefing call last week, the cruise line stated that the guidelines provided by the CDC were not easy to meet and that the CDC had not given the cruise lines the approval to return to service. The CDC is expected to provide an update in the coming month. NCL stated that the cruise line would require approximately 90 days lead time before sailings could begin. Once past the initial introduction and confident of the protocols put in place, one ship per week would be added until the entire fleet is operational. Best guess cruising may begin in June / July but could extend longer.

No details were shared about which ships would be introduced first and from which ports.

It should also be noted that with the return to cruising uncertain, NCL began the process of sending their non-essential crew members home in late January.

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