Norwegian cruise ship itinerary has been changed and an additional port has been added


Norwegian Cruise Line has announced small changes to Norwegian Joy’s sailings from New York. Change is change that customers are likely to be able to appreciate. In May 2022, the cruise line added Norfolk, Va. To the 7-day New York to Bermuda itinerary for four crossings.

NCL adds Virginia Beach to Norwegian Joy itinerary

For Norwegian Felicity in 2023, Norwegian Cruise Line had already added Norfolk, Virginia, to the itinerary. It seems reasonable that the cruise line will do the same for cruises in 2022. And it is.

For cruises on May 1, May 8, May 15, and May 22, 2022, passengers will now be able to enjoy a full day in Virginia Beach or schedule a visit to Colonial Williamsburg before Norwegian joy will depart for another point of historical interest, the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda. It also appears that customers who booked cruises in June and July also have an additional stopover.

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The new route now departs New York on Sundays; the following Monday was spent in Norfolk, followed by a day at sea. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were then spent alongside the Royal Naval Dockyard. Saturday was spent at sea before arriving in New York on Sunday morning.

The addition of Norfolk, Virginia certainly adds more incentive for guests to book. It has the largest naval base in the world, historic Williamsburg is nearby, and several beautiful historic neighborhoods can be explored.

Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach (Photo credit: Sherry V Smith /

Hampton Roads Naval Museum and the battleship USS. Wisconsin provides a glimpse into the city’s long naval history, and walking along the downtown waterfront is a great way to see ships, sailboats, and tugs moored.

There have been quite a few rerouting changes for Norwegian Cruise Line in recent weeks. Visits to two ports for the Norwegian Gem cruise on November 28 from New York have been canceled, a stopover in Bermuda for Norwegian Getaway’s 17-day transatlantic trip was eliminated, Norwegian Encore’s November 14 sailing from Miami has been canceled and the Norwegian Epic’s transatlantic voyage has also been changed.

Norwegian Joy is back

The breakaway-plus Norwegian joy will reposition itself in New York towards the end of April 2022, when it concludes its winter cruise season from Port Miami. Her first cruise from New York will be a 5-day Bermuda cruise, while her subsequent cruises will be the 7-day cruises, as mentioned.

The 167,725 gross ton cruise ship resumption of activities on November 20, when she sailed from PortMiami after a more than 19 month hiatus in operations.

Norwegian Joy cruise ship
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The ship operates a series of seven-day round-trip Caribbean cruises that call in Roatán, Honduras; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Harvest Caye in Belize, the private island destination of the cruise line. Norwegian joy will offer these week-long crossings until April 2022.

Norwegian joy had been intended to navigate the Chinese market; however, the cruise line withdrew the ship from Asia in April 2019 to resume operations from the United States.

According to some reports, the ship operated in China for just over a year; however, several difficulties arose between the cruise line and local customs, prompting the cruise line to withdraw from China with Norwegian joy.

The company has chosen to take an itinerary that consists of sailing only with 100% of the guests and crew members fully vaccinated on board, without exemption. This process has worked well for the cruise line, despite recent reports of a minor workload. on board Norwegian escape.

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