NCLH Announces Return to Cruising of Oceania and Regent Seven Seas, Plus 2 NCL Ships

Apr 28, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced today the next phase of return to cruising which includes restart of its two brands Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises outside the U.S.

Oceania Cruises will resume operations with voyages to Scandinavia and Western Europe beginning in August. As part of the phased return to cruising, Oceania Cruises will restart operations with the cruise ship Marina in August, resuming her originally published voyage commencing on August 29, 2021 in Copenhagen.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will restart cruise operations with voyages from the U.K. beginning in September. Regent will return to sailing with the cruise ship Seven Seas Splendor sailing from the U.K. on September 11, 2021. The voyage will also mark the resumption of Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural season, with the ship having only completed two cruises with guests after being christened in February 2020.

Norwegian Cruise Line is continuing with the restart plan with Mediterranean voyages on board Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway in September, following its previously announced Caribbean and Europe itineraries beginning in July and August. Norwegian Epic will cruise seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries from Sept. 5, 2021 through Oct. 24, 2021 and Norwegian Getaway will sail 10 to 11-day Greek Isles voyages from Rome (Civitavecchia) from Sept. 13, 2021 to Oct. 25, 2021. The Company previously announced its initial restart with sailings originating in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Greece beginning in July 2021 with Norwegian Joy, Jade and Gem. Certain sailings for Norwegian Cruise Line outside of these newly announced voyages have been cancelled. Impacted guests on voyages that will not operate will be notified accordingly.

“We are pleased to unveil the next chapter of our resumption of cruise voyages embarking outside of the U.S. with sailings in Europe on all three of our award-winning brands. We value the health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew and the communities we visit above all else and we have worked tirelessly to develop our science-backed plan to safely resume cruising, including mandatory vaccinations and robust SailSAFE preventative protocols,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

“As part of our two-pronged approach to return to cruising within and outside of the U.S., we are simultaneously planning for a potential resumption of cruising from U.S. ports while we await further discussion with the CDC regarding our proposal for a July 4th restart to participate in America’s national opening.”