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Norwegian Cruise Line extends Covid-19 vaccination requirement until end of 2021

If you want to sail on Norwegian Cruise Line this year, you will need to be fully vaccinated.

Norwegian Cruise Line extended its mandatory vaccination protocols required for all guests and crew for all sailings through Dec. 31, 2021.

Guests must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, in order to board.

Norwegian Cruise Line granted temporary right to require vaccines for cruisers sailing from Florida

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd. has won the first battle in its fight against the state of Florida over Covid-19 vaccine requirements for cruise passengers. 

A United States district judge has granted the parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas an injunction, meaning that the cruise lines can require that cruisers show proof of Covid vaccination in order to board their cruise ship, even when sailing from Florida.

Great Stirrup Cay: Everything you need to know about Norwegian’s private island

Great Stirrup Cay is one of the ports of call on your Norwegian Cruise Line, but you can't find the island on a map. What is this island, which is a staple on the line's Bahamas and Caribbean cruises?

You’re in for a pleasant surprise because Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island, is the ideal place for an idyllic beach getaway, with plenty to do and little hassle.

Read on to discover everything you need to know about Great Stirrup Cay.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s parent company sues Florida over vaccine law

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) has sued the State of Florida over the state’s law preventing businesses from requiring customers to show proof of vaccination in order to receive services. 

The parent company for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises is determined to set sail with fully vaccinated passengers, but it currently cannot do so from Florida homeports without risking “crushing penalties of up to $5,000 per passenger.”

Norwegian announces restart plans from the US for 8 cruise ships

Norwegian Cruise Line is ready to bring back a number of its cruise ships to the United States this fall.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) announced plans for restart across its three brands, including ships sailing from the U.S.

Norwegian Cruise Line announced plans for eight additional ships to relaunch beginning Fall 2021. Oceania Cruises will resume cruise operations with three additional ships, Riviera, Insignia, and Sirena, between October 2021 and January 2022. Regent Seven Seas Cruises will see all five ships back exploring the oceans by February 2022. 

Norwegian Prima will be name of new NCL ship to debut in 2022

We now know the name of Norwegian Cruise Line's newest cruise ship, and details on where she will sail to.

NCL announced its new ship will be named Norwegian Prima, and will begin offering cruises in Summer 2022.

Prima will be one of six Prima class cruise ships, and will be smaller than the Breakaway class ships. Prima will be about 140,000 tons.

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO is "flabbergasted" and "outraged" at new CDC test cruise rules

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO did not mince words about his feelings towards the CDC's latest cruise guidelines.

During its first quarter 2021 earnings call, NCLH CEO Frank Del Rio called the CDC's test cruise instructions released yesterday as "preposterous, impractical and onerous".

The CDC's new rules call for extensive mask use onboard, social distancing, and vaccine requirements.

NCL Latitudes Benefits, Tiers and Cruise Loyalty FAQ

Latitudes, Norwegian Cruise Line's cruiser loyalty program, is designed to reward passengers who cruise frequently with the line, offering them extras like shore excursion discounts, free laundry and specialty dinners and even complimentary cruises.

Want to know more about each level, what it takes to get there and which perks you're entitled to when you do? We've compiled all of that information and more, including some of your most burning frequently asked questions.

NCL cancels its June 2021 cruises

Norwegian announced it will not be able to restart cruises until at least July 2021.

The three cruise brands operated by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have had their June 2021 cruises cancelled.

In a statement by the cruise line, the company said it is still working with various groups towards a restart of cruises.

When Will Norwegian Cruise Line Ships Sail Again?

This article was last updated on May 1, 2021.

More than one year into the cruise industry's voluntary suspension of North American operations, passengers are curious when they might begin to see Norwegian Cruise Line's ships sailing again.

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