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NCL cancels South Africa sailings on Norwegian Jade

Nov 30, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced cancelations of five South Africa sailings on the Norwegian Jade with embarkation dates from December 3, 2021, through January 26, 2022. An NCL spokesperson said that the reason for the latest cancelation is the safety of the guests, crew and communities they visit, as the company’s highest priority.

Norwegian Joy Resumes Cruises from Miami

Nov 22, 2021

This past weekend, Norwegian Joy, the Norwegian Cruise Line’s ninth ship to resume cruise operations, started sailing from Miami to the Caribbean.

Letter from NCL Crew Member - We are being held to criteria not dictated by safety and perceived risk factor

Nov 16, 2021

After Crew Center published two letters sent by crew members on board Norwegian Cruise Line ships, (Can you imagine how it feels not being able to get off in ports? and NCL Crew Demand Shore Leave Restrictions to be Lifted

NCL Changes COVID-19 Testing Policy For Guests

Nov 16, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced changes of the COVID-19 testing policy for guests boarding cruise ships from the U.S. and non-U.S. ports. Starting January 17, 2022, guests will be allowed to board with one negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result. 

Bob Binder Moves From Oceania Cruises CEO to Advisory Role With NCLH

Nov 16, 2021

Some important changes in the management were announced this week by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Oceania Cruises co-founder, president and CEO Bob Binder, is transiting to another role, vice chairman of NCLH. To be more specific, he will now report to Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of NCLH. 

Norwegian Epic to homeport in Haifa in 2022

Nov 12, 2021

Norwegian Epic is NCL's first cruise ship that will experience the beauty of Haifa for the first time in the history of the company. The ship has been most popular among the Israeli market, for Mediterranean cruises to the port of Civitavecchia in Rome. Its first cruise is scheduled for November 2022, 11-day-itinerary, visiting Limassol, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Istanbul, Patmos, Piraeus, Naples, Livorno and Rome. 

NCL Crew Demand Shore Leave Restrictions to be Lifted

Nov 12, 2021

A week ago Crew Center published a letter sent by a crew member from the Norwegian Breakaway seeking information when NCL will allow its crew shore leave. Crew Center received a subsequent letter, this time from a crew member aboard the Norwegian Epic.

Cruise Ships Adjust Itineraries Ahead of the 48-hour Strike in Greek Ports

Nov 09, 2021

Several cruise ships had to adjust itineraries after Panhellenic Maritime Federation (PNO) announced a 48-hour general strike beginning November 10. The strike by the port workers is expected to put all major Greek ports on hold suspending ferry service and cruise ship arrivals.

Vaccine Mandate on NCLH extended “Indefinitely”

Nov 05, 2021

NCLH is extending the vaccine mandate for passengers "indefinitely," the company's CEO said on Wednesday. All guests, without exception, are obliged to be fully vaccinated in order to sail on the three of the company’s cruise lines: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. 

Letter from Norwegian Breakaway crew member - Can you imagine how it feels not being able to get off in ports?

Nov 04, 2021

Letter from Norwegian Breakaway crew member - Can you imagine how it feels not being able to get off in ports while guests can?