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Norwegian Joy Resumes Cruising from Miami, Offers Additional Caribbean Sailings

Norwegian Joy Resumes Cruising from Miami, Offers Additional Caribbean Sailings

MIAMI (Nov. 20, 2021) – Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, today, continues its Great Cruise Comeback with the return to service of its ninth ship Norwegian Joy, offering even more variety of Caribbean sailings from PortMiami, the “Cruise Capital of the World.”


Norwegian Joy’s Miami comeback offers a series of seven-day roundtrip Caribbean voyages calling to Roatán, Bay Islands; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Harvest Caye, Belize – the Brand’s private resort destination in Belize. The week-long itinerary is available through April 23, 2021. Guests looking to celebrate the holidays at sea in a tropical paradise can book the vessel’s 11-day cruise from Miami on Dec. 23, 2021, visiting Willemstad, Curaçao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Castries, St. Lucia; St. John’s, Antigua; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Guests can also celebrate New Year’s Day in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.


“The momentum of our Great Cruise Comeback continues as Norwegian Joy resumes voyages from our beloved hometown of Miami to join our other world-class vessels sailing from our brand-new terminal to continue delivering unforgettable guest experiences,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “With the launch of our ninth ship, we now have more than two-thirds of our berths in operation, and we couldn’t be more excited. Norwegian Joy’s comeback is perfectly timed with the recent launch of our ‘Greatest Deal Ever and latest deployment of itineraries, we’re making it even easier for our guests to book a well-deserved getaway offering them more destinations and ships to choose along with the best value at sea.”


Starting in December, PortMiami will be home to four NCL vessels including Norwegian Joy, Encore, Getaway, and soon to restart, Norwegian Pearl. Norwegian Encore, the Company’s newest and most innovative ship, will offer a series of seven-day voyages from Dec. 12, 2021 through April 10, 2022 calling to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas. Norwegian Getaway will also sail through the Eastern Caribbean with a selection of five-and-nine-day voyages available from Dec. 22, 2021 through Feb. 11, 2022. Making her restart debut, Norwegian Pearl will return to cruising on Dec. 23, 2021 with an 11-day roundtrip  Panama Canal sailing from the Magic City and making calls to Cartagena, Colombia; Panama Canal/Gatun Lake and Colón, Panama; Puerto Limón, Costa Rica; Roatán, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico. Guests looking to plan their dream cruise vacation can now take advantage of the Company’s “Greatest Deal Ever,” featuring a 70% discount off the second guest fare and seven free offers with a value up to $4,250.


The Company’s fleetwide redeployment will continue in partnership with local governments and are guided by the robust protocols of the Company’s Sail Safe Health and Safety program, which at its cornerstone requires that all crew and guests must be fully vaccinated to embark on all NCL voyages for the foreseeable future. Working with the leading experts of the SailSAFE™ Global Health and Wellness Council, the robust protocols will be regularly evaluated and modified as needed, making science-based decisions to protect guests, crew and the destinations it visits. As protocols evolve and additional information becomes available, updates will be published at


NCL invites travelers to witness its return to cruise journey with its pioneering five-part docuseries “EMBARK – The Series,” showcasing a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing measures for a healthy and safe return to cruising. The entire first season is available on-demand at In addition, the Company recently announced the next two-part episode of its “EMBARK with NCL” storytelling series, “Adventure Alaska,” inviting travelers to discover the best way to experience Alaska with NCL, will release on-demand on Dec. 9, 2021. Watch the full suite of EMBARK content on


For more information about the Company’s award-winning 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit