Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) president and CEO Harry Sommer has offered Australian and Kiwi cruisers hope promising it would return by February 2022.
Mr Sommer has made this estimate off the back of Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealing that he expects travel to return to normality at an 80% vaccination threshold.
Speaking in Seattle ahead of the Norwegian Encore’s first cruise to Alaska, Mr Sommer said: “We hope we can start cruising again in the Australia and New Zealand bubble in early February of next year.”
If you’ve been waiting for a show of confidence before you get to booking, NCL currently has two Australian itineraries lined up for February, with bookings available on both.
The first is a 12-day, $11,161pp cruise starting in Sydney that goes through Australia and New Zealand, with stops at 10 different ports including Eden, Burnie, Tauranga and others. Inside, oceanview and suites are already sold out but balcony bookings remain, with an offer for 50% off for a second guess.