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Norwegian and Carnival Cruise Lines Kickstart U.S. Operations This Summer

Norwegian Cruise Line announces additional voyages scheduled to set sail from New York, Los Angeles, Port Canaveral, Fla., and Miami and confirmed that its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, will replace Norwegian Bliss in Alaska this summer. Carnival Cruise Line, meanwhile, today confirmed its plans to return to guest operations from Port of Galveston on July 3 with Carnival Vista, followed by the return of operations on Carnival Breeze on July 15.

As part of its relaunch plan, Norwegian has announced its highly anticipated return to Miami, with Norwegian Gem scheduled to cruise seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning Aug. 15, 2021 and a four-day voyage to the Bahamas in November. The Company has also opened for sale additional itineraries to Bermuda starting Sept. 26, 2021 from New York on Norwegian Breakaway; the Mexican Riviera on Oct. 24, 2021 from Los Angeles aboard Norwegian Bliss; and the Caribbean on Nov. 13, 2021 from Port Canaveral, Fla. on Norwegian Escape.

In addition, Norwegian Encore, the newest ship in the fleet, will make her debut on the West Coast, replacing the previously announced Norwegian Bliss in Seattle for the 2021 summer cruise season, calling to the Alaska ports of Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, while also offering guests majestic views of Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier or Glacier Bay.