The cruise ships of the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) have been idle for more than a year due to the corona pandemic. In the summer, three steamers cast off again – but only vaccinated people are allowed on board.
Three ships of the 17-strong fleet will operate new routes around Greece and the Caribbean:
▶ ︎ The “Norwegian Jade” will sail from Piraeus around the Greek islands for a week from July 25, 2021, announced the US shipping company.
▶ ︎ The “Norwegian Joy” is scheduled to set sail from Montego Bay (Jamaica) on August 7th.
▶ ︎ From August 15, cruises with the “Norwegian Gem” from the Dominican Republic are in the program.
Passengers must be fully vaccinated and tested against the coronavirus before they can board the ships. This measure should apply until October 31, 2021, the company said.
In addition to the vaccinations and tests for passengers and crew, the shipping company promised “medically high-quality air filtration” on board as well as increased “hygiene measures and improved medical resources”.
In 2020 tourism collapsed more sharply than ever before. International tourist arrivals fell 74 percent. The UN Tourism Organization called it “the worst year in the history of tourism” with losses of $ 1.3 trillion.