Three Norwegian Cruise Line Ships Temporarily Call Norfolk Home

Three Norwegian Cruise Line ships are calling Norfolk, Virginia home while they wait to resume cruises.

By Monday evening, Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Encore, and Norwegian Bliss were docked at the Portsmith Marine Terminal.

Cruise Radio listener Ryan Difernando submitted these photos of Encore and Bliss.

The vessels will stay docked along the pier with the exception of heading to sea to take on water and returning shortly after.

Where Do The Ships Normally Sail? 

  • Norwegian Spirit is slated to sail a Greek Isles itinerary this summer
  • Norwegian Encore is scheduled to spend the summer and fall sailing from New York City
  • Norwegian Bliss was purpose-built for Alaska and would be sailing from the Northwest at the end of May
Cruise Radio listener Ryan Difernando submitted these photos of Encore and Bliss.

Per the Centers for Disease Control regulations, the crew will have to remain on board while the ship while docked. The cruise industry announced a voluntary shutdown of sailings on March 13, and out of the three vessels, the last guest disembarked March 24.

Norwegian Cruise Line has spent the past two months trying to raise funds and liquidity to keep its business afloat during these challenging times for the industry.

Currently, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has a return-to-cruise date of July 1.

 

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