November 29, 2021


Norwegian Joy, launched in 2016, serves over 3800 passengers.

MIAMI – 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, 2022. 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.

“Norwegian Joy resumes voyages from Miami 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. 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.”

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

About Anne Vipond

Anne Vipond is the author of several guidebooks to cruising destinations around the world. She draws on an extensive sailing background to impart her enthusiasm for cruise travel. From her home port of Vancouver, she travels by cruise ship to a wide range of destinations to keep her books current and useful for her cruise readers. Her cruising articles have been published in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and over seas.