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Norwegian Cruises Reopening: Everything You Need To Know

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Norwegian cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for March 1st, 2021

According to the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) website, one of the first sailings is a 5 day Caribbean cruise departing from Miami to the Bahamas.

NOrwegian Encore In Bermuda
Norwegian Encore (Image:NCL)

Norwegian extended the suspension of cruising with the following statement. 

“The safety, security and well-being of our guests, crew and communities we visit is our number one priority. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and the global health environment. With COVID-19 continuing to impact communities and ports around the globe, we have extended our voluntary temporary suspension of all voyages through November 2020 and cruises on Norwegian Star, Norwegian Spirit, and Norwegian Dawn through March 2021.”

Norwegian Cruise ship painting in dock

For guests that are seeking refunds, Norwegian is issuing future cruise credits that can be used through 2022 according to their website. 

“Guests who had an active reservation on one of the suspended cruises have automatically received a refund of their cruise fare in the form of a Future Cruise Credit which must be used one year from issued date for ANY Norwegian Cruise Line voyage.” 

Guests who prefer to not take advantage of a future cruise credit for suspended sailings scheduled to embark beginning July 1 – July 31, can elect to receive a lesser refund to the original form of payment 90 days after submitting a Refund Form found here and must be submitted by no later than 11:59 pm EST on June 19, 2020.

Norwegian Spirit cruise ship with old sailing ship in front

On June 10th, 2020 Norwegian Cruise Line cancelled the upcoming 2020/21 deployment of the Norwegian Jewel in Australia and Asia according to Sea Trade.

Here are the Norwegian cruise ships scheduled to reopen sailings in 2021

  • Norwegian Sky
  • Norwegian Sun
  • Norwegian Epic
  • Norwegian Encore
  • Norwegian Spirit
  • Norwegian Dawn
  • Norwegian Escape
  • Norwegian Jade
  • Norwegian Pride of America
  • Norwegian Star
  • Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Cruise Ship In Mexico

Starting in January, 2021 is when the Norwegian cruises reopening really ramps up adding sailings worldwide departing from the following destinations:

  • New York
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Barcelona
  • Rome
  • Athens
  • Venice
  • Copenhagen
  • Honolulu
  • London
Passengers dining on the norwegian dawn

Norwegian Cruise Line is scheduled to sail to the following ports starting in 2021:

  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Key West, Florida
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Bermuda
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Naples, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Florence, Italy
  • Cannes, France
  • Palma, Morjca
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Athens, Greece
  • Rhodes, Greece
  • Kusadasi,Turkey
  • Instanbul, Turkey
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Volos, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Patmos, Greece
  • Argostoli, Kefalonia
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Venice, Italy
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Split, Croatia
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Tallinn, Estonia
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Chania, Crete
  • Valletta, Malta
  • Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Sicily, Italy
  • Honolulu, Oahu
  • Kahului, Maui
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Kona, Hawaii
  • Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i
  • London, England
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Inverness, Scotland
  • Ullapool, United Kingdom
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dublin, Irelan
Norwegian sun at sea

Sailings are subject to change at anytime and depends on the current health situation of each country. 

*Note: This information is based on information directly from the Norwegian Cruises Website. Sailings and reopening dates can change without notice. We do not endorse or encourage traveling against government travel advisories. 

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Walker Culberson

Thursday 1st of October 2020

did not see my cruise on NCL Joy from Miami on 7 November 2020 to Eastern Carribean

Colette Maguire

Monday 31st of August 2020

Did not see the gem for 2020


Saturday 15th of August 2020

I do not see NCL Bliss listed on the NCL ships scheduled to sail in Nov. My cruise is still on for the third week in Nov. on the Bliss says NCL. I really hope it's going.

Kev green

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

More crap trying to get people’s hopes up

Michael Bellefeuille

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

This article is inaccurate. Spoke with NCL this morning about my Alaskan cruise planned for August 1 - 8. That is still on for now. No cruises have been canceled officially beyond the previously announced July 31 date.