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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 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.

Norwegian CEO "cautiously optimistic" for Alaska 2021 cruise season

Is there hope for an Alaska cruise season this year?

During Norwegian Cruise Line Holding (NCLH)'s four quarter, NCL President and CEO Frank Del Rio thinks there is positive momentum to salvage at least part of the Alaska cruise season.

On February 4, the Canadian Minister of Transport issued a new Interim Order banning cruise ships in all waters until February 28, 2022. 

Norwegian cancels all May 2021 sailings

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has cancelled all of its May 2021 cruises.

The cruise line announced it needs more time and will extend the global suspension of sailings through May 31, 2021 for the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.

NCLH is the first cruise line between Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line to cancel May cruises so far.

Norwegian extends ability to cancel cruises with no penalty

Norwegian Cruise Line will give its guests more time to change its mind about cancelling a cruise.

NCL said it has extended its Peace of Mind policy that allows guests to cancel their cruise without a penalty.

For new and existing bookings made by March 31, 2021, for any voyage with an embarkation date through and including October 31, 2021, guests are free to cancel anytime up to 15 days in advance of embarkation. This policy applies to individual and group bookings.

NCL will require its crew members to get a COVID-19 vaccine

All the crew members on Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines will have its crew members vaccinated for COVID-19.

While the decision to require guests to be vaccinated continues, crew members will be completely vaccinated.

A spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. confirmed that the policy change.

NCL extends cruise cancellations through April

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) announced it has cancelled its April 2021 cruises.

The cruise brands, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, will now not be able to sail through April 30, 2021.

The rationale for the new batch of cancelled cruises is more time needed to prepare for sailings to restart, "the Company continues to work through its return to service plan to meet the requirements of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”)."

NCL cancels last cruise ship sailings left in March 2021

Any chance of cruises restarting in March for NCL has ended as of today.

Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Tuesday it has decided to push back the restart of the only cruise ships that were still scheduled to sail in March 2021.

Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Joy sailings have been suspended through and including March 31, 2021. 

All other NCL sailings in March were previously suspended.

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