With the uptick in COVID-19 vaccinations, we continue to see cruise lines announcing open itineraries for summer and fall, as is the case for Norwegian and its sister brands, Regent Seven Seas, and Oceania. Are you interested in a European cruise? Keep reading to see if any of these strike your fancy!
Norwegian Cruise Lines
The Norwegian Jade begins summer service on July 25 with round trip cruises from Athens and stops in Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, Olympia, Corfu, and Santorini. The Norwegian Epic and the Getaway will begin service on September 5 with Mediterranean and Greek Isle sailings. The itineraries will include visits to Spain, Italy, and Greece.
The restart for Oceania will begin in August with Scandinavian and Western European itineraries aboard the Marina, carrying only 1,250 passengers. The Marina’s initial sailing embarks on August 29 sailing from Copenhagen to Stockholm with visits to St. Petersburg and Helsinki. The ship will then begin itineraries from Stockholm, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Barcelona, Venice, and Rome.
Regent Seven Seas
The Seven Seas Splendor will kick off its return to service on September 11 with an 11-day sailing stopping at ports in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. This cruise will be a roundtrip sailing from Southampton, and then the ship will move to the Mediterranean for sailings from Barcelona Venice, Istanbul, and Athens.
Sail Safe Health and Safety Program
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) developed the Sail Safe program with required pre-cruise, onboard, and ashore safety protocols. All crew and passengers, including minors, need to be fully vaccinated before boarding. These Sail Safe measures ensure the health and safety of passengers, crew, and the communities visited by ship passengers.