Norwegian Cruise Line is continuing its phased restart with the return to service of Norwegian Joy out of PortMiami today.
The vessel set sail on a seven-night western Caribbean cruise this evening, and will call in Roatán, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and the line’s private destination in Belize — Harvest Caye.
The ship will continue to sail the same itinerary through April 23, 2021, with the exception of a special 11-night holiday voyage. That sailing — which departs from Miami on December 23, will visit Curaçao, Aruba, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Thomas, and 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.”
Originally built for the Asian market, Norwegian Joy was redeployed to the U.S. in 2019 and underwent a renovation to make her more like sister ship Norwegian Bliss. She features an open-air go-kart track, a laser tag arena, a water park, kids’ and teens’ clubs, and a variety of bars and lounges. Restaurants include The Local Bar & Grill open 24 hours a day, Teppanyaki, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Food Republic serving a fusion of foods from around the world, Q Texas Smokehouse, and La Cucina Italian restaurant.
Norwegian Joy is Norwegian Cruise Line’s ninth ship to return to service out of its 17-vessel fleet.
In December, PortMiami will be home to four Norwegian Cruise Line vessels: Norwegian Joy, Encore, Getaway, and Pearl — the latter of which will be restarting cruises on December 23.