Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) recently announced plans to sail three of its ships from Greece, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic beginning in July 2021.
The Norwegian Jade will offer seven-day Greek Isles options, sailing from Athens, beginning July 25. For travelers who prefer the Caribbean, the Norwegian Joy will sail from Montego Bay on week-long itineraries starting August 7, and the Norwegian Gem will highlight the Caribbean from Punta Cana from August 15 onward.
Guests aboard the Norwegian Jade will visit a new port each day, including Olympia, Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, Corfu & Santorini.
Passengers departing from Montego Bay will enjoy two days in each of the following locations: Harvest Caye (Belize), Roatan, Cozumel and Ocho Rios, while passengers who sailed from Punta Cana will see Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Maarten, also spending two days in each destination.
Guests on the three ships mentioned above will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and no exemptions based on age will be made – meaning would-be travelers who are too young to qualify for the vaccine will not be allowed set sail. The vaccine mandate is in place through October 31, 2021, at which time it will be reevaluated. All three ships will initially operate at 60% capacity.