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January 28, 2021 Day 9 of the First Year - History

January 28, 2021 Day 9 of the First Year - History


Vice President Kamala Harris visits with her husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Second Gentleman’s Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.


9:45 AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the President’s Daily Brief
Oval Office
Closed Press

1:30 PM THE PRESIDENT signs executive actions strengthening Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
Oval Office
Restricted In-House Pool (Gather Time 1:10 PM – Palm Room Doors)


2021 Daily Holidays that fall on January 4, include:

  • Blue Monday - January 4, 2021 (First Monday of the Year)
  • Dimpled Chad Day 
  • Divorce Monday - January 4, 2021 (First Monday of the year is when most divorces are filed)
  • Free Flower Basket Day 
  • Handsel Day - January 4, 2021 (First Monday in January)
  • I Am a Mentor Day 
  • National Spaghetti Day 
  • National Weigh-In Day - January 4, 2021 (First Monday after New Years)
  • Pop Music Chart Day 
  • Thank God It's Monday Day - January 4, 2021 (First Monday in January)
  • Tom Thumb Day 
  • Trivia Day 
  • World Braille Day 
  • World Hypnotism Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include January 4, are:

  • Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
  • Christmas Bird Count Week - �mber 14, 2020 - January 5, 2021
  • Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 3-9, 2021 (Second Week of January)
  • National Law Enforcement Training Week - January 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of January)
  • National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 3-9, 2021 (Starts First Sunday in January)
  • National Thank Your Customers Week - January 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of January)
  • New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8
  • Silent Record Week - January 1-7
  • Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8

2021 Monthly Holidays that include January 4, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out my January Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of January.

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Crafts, Games, and Fun Things to Do

January may be a cold month, but there are plenty of activities to warm up the brain and put a spark to learning. The list below is divided into sections of the month for ease of planning.

Early January Activities

January 1: Start the year off right by celebrating the start of a fresh new year with these New Years Printables. Will you make any resolutions?

Did you know that the first day of January is Betsy Ross's Birthday? Spend some time learning about this famous American woman who may or may not have made the first American flag.

January 2: On January 2, 1788, the state of Georgia ratified the Constitution of the United States. Celebrate by learning more about Georgia.

It was also on this date in 1974, that President Nixon signed a national speed limit into law.

January 3: It's National Drinking Straw Day! The drinking straw was first patented on January 3, 1888. In 1959, Alaska was admitted as a state. Learn more about the state and celebrate Alaska Admission .Day.

January 4: Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643. One of this scientist's biggest contributions to the field was Newton's Laws of Motion.

January 5: January 5 is National Bird Day. Learn about the birds in your area. Make a simple homemade bird feeder by coating a pine cone with peanut butter and rolling it in bird seed. Hang the cone from a nearby tree branch and see what kind of birds it attracts.

January 6: New Mexico became a state on this day in history in the year 1912. It's also the date that George Washington and his wife Martha were married in 1759.

January 7: The first U.S. Presidential Election was held on this date in 1789. George Washington was elected the first President of the United States. His opponent, John Adams, became his vice president.

January 8: Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, died on this day in history 1825. Learn more about this famous inventor whose invention revolutionized cotton production in the United States.

It's also National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day, so celebrate by tossing that junk!

January 9: There are two quirky holidays today, National Static Electricity Day and National Apricot Day. Try an interesting static electricity experiment like bending water with static electricity or making a dancing ghost.

January 10: January 10th is Volunteer Fireman's Day and Bittersweet Chocolate Day. Celebrate by learning about one of America's favorite sweet treats with free printables about chocolate. Then, take some chocolate goodies to your neighborhood volunteer fire department.

Mid-Month Ideas

January 11: On January 11, 1973, baseball's American League adopted the designated hitter rule. It's also National Milk Day, so enjoy a tall glass of milk while you brush up on facts about baseball.

January 12: The first x-rays were taken in the United States on January 12, 1896. It was also on this date in 1777 that the Santa Clara Mission was founded.

January 13: James Oglethorpe arrived in the New World in January 13, 1733. In 1942, during World War II, German pilot Helmut Schenck made the first successful use of the ejection seat.

January 14: On January 14, you can celebrate Bald Eagle Day or national holidays such as Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day and Dress Up Your Pet Day.

January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. His birthday became a federal holiday on November 3, 1983, It is celebrated every year on the third Monday in January.

The date is also National Hat Day and National Strawberry Ice Cream Day.

January 16: John C. Fremont was appointed Governor of California on this date in 1847. In 1870, Virginia became the first state readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.

January 17: Michelle Obama, wife of the United State's 44th president, Barack Obama, was born on this date, as was U.S. Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin.

January 18: The New York Metropolitan Opera House held its first jazz concert in 1944. Learn about jazz instruments and other musical instruments today.

On this date in 1778, Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands.

January 19: Today is National Popcorn Day and Archery Day. It's also the day that Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809.

End-of-the-Month Eats and More

January 20: Today is Penguin Awareness Day and Basketball Day.

January 21: Civil War leader, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was born on this date in 1824. It's also Granola Bar Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day, and National Hugging Day.

January 22: On this date in 1997, Lottie Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma became the first person to be hit by space debris. Commemorate the day by learning about the solar system.

January 23: Today is National Pie Day and Handwriting Day. Bake your favorite pie and practice your handwriting by writing a letter to a friend or relative.

January 24: Gold was discovered in California on this date in 1848. It's also National Peanut Butter Day.

January 25: On this date in history, 1924, the first Winter Olympics games were held.

January 26: Michigan was admitted to the Union on this date in 1837. It's also Australia Day, the official National Day of the country.

January 27: Today is National Geographic Day and Chocolate Cake Day. Thomas Edison patented the light bulb on this day in 1880.

January 28: Today is National Blueberry Pancake Day and National Kazoo Day. Enjoy some pancakes and make your own kazoo-style instrument.

January 29: On this date in 1861, Kansas became the 34th state of the United States. The ice cream rolling machine was patented in 1924. It's also Carnation Day and National Puzzle Day.

January 30: January 30th is National Croissant Day and the birth date of U.S. President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

January 31: Jackie Robinson was born on this date in 1919. Have fun learning about America's favorite pastime, baseball.

If you're looking for more educational ideas for the month, try some fun January writing prompts.


U.S. Dollar (Eurodollar) LIBOR Rates History

The London Interbank Offered Rates (LIBOR) can be described as the wholesale cost of money in the London interbank money market. Though the LIBOR rates are fixed in the United Kingdom, American consumers need to understand how LIBOR works, since LIBOR is used as an index in the pricing of many types of consumer loans in the United States.

LIBOR is the average interest rate at which a select group of banks that participate in the London interbank money market can borrow unsecured funds from each other. There are many different LIBOR rates (maturities range from overnight to 12 months) for numerous currencies, including Eurodollars. A Eurodollar is an American dollar on deposit in any bank outside the United States, and is therefore not subject to regulation by the U.S. Federal Reserve or any other American regulating body.

LIBOR rates are fixed every UK business day by the ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA).

Just before 11:00 a.m. GMT, the IBA polls a specific panel of highly reputable, high-volume banks which participate in the London wholesale money market. The IBA finds out the rate at which each bank on the panel could borrow Eurodollars from other banks, for specific maturities. The question posed is:

The IBA figures out the trimmed arithmetic mean for each maturity, then publishes these rates at about 11:45 a.m. GMT.

Three American banks are included in the panel surveyed by the IBA for Eurodollar fixing: Citibank, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. There are also 15 non-U.S. banks surveyed for Eurodollar fixing in London, bringing the total Eurodollar panel count to 18. To get the trimmed arithmetic mean for each maturity, the IBA starts with the 18 rates, discards the highest and lowest 25%, then determines the average of the remaining.

Back in the mid-1980's, the international banking system adopted LIBOR as a much needed benchmark for short-term, interbank loans. The LIBOR rates are now globally recognized indexes used for pricing many types of consumer and corporate loans, debt instruments and debt securities across the globe. For example, LIBOR is used as a benchmark for many student loans and mortgages in The United States.

LIBOR is administered by the IBA, and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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Historical Events on January 4

    Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex defeated by Danish invasion army Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty. -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz) Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"

Event of Interest

1642 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament

    Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire Netherlands, Great Britain & France sign Triple Alliance

Event of Interest

1725 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]

    Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC) Seven Years' War: Great Britain declares war on Spain & Naples

Event of Interest

1780 Snowstorm hits George Washington's army at Morristown, New Jersey

    Andre Méchain discovers M80 (globular cluster in Scorpio) Insurrection of Trinidad negroes Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens

Event of Interest

1847 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government

Historic Publication

1847 Manuscripts of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" and Anne Brontë's "Agnes Grey" sent to publisher T.C. Newby (published December 1847)

    Solomon Northup, author of the memoir "Twelve Years a Slave", regains his freedom The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama

Event of Interest

1862 Romney Campaign: Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath

    4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY The New Apostolic Church is established in Germany New York Stock Exchange opens its 1st permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad St, near Wall Street in New York City Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone" is first serialized in "All the Year Round" owned by Charles Dickins Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.

Event of Interest

1881 Johannes Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" premieres in Breslau

    Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario) The Fabian Society is founded in London. Dr William Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy in America on Mary Gartside, aged 22 Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (San Francisco to San Francisco) US President Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC

Topsy the Elephant is Electrocuted

1903 Topsy the elephant is electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company [1]

    Stanley Cup, Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa HC beats Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2-0 for 2-1 challenge series victory In 'Gonzales v Williams', the US Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may not be refused admission into continental United States not until 1917 will citizenship rights be granted South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win

Event of Interest

1907 George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" premieres in London

    Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter. 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits

Event of Interest

    1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Fort Worth Texas) French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better" Theodoros Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator

Event of Interest

1932 British Viceroy of India Lord Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru

    State of siege proclaimed in Honduras 1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen's "Willem of Orange" premieres

Event of Interest

1935 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

    Ft Jefferson National Monument, Florida established Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa Frieda Wunderlich elected 1st woman dean of a US graduate school

Event of Interest

    Resistance fighters counter d'Estienne d'Orves/Jan Doornik, 1st meet 4th NFL All Star Game, Polo Grounds, NYC: Chicago Bears beat NFL All-Stars, 35-24 Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida 7 x NL batting champion Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Event of Interest

1943 Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"

Event of Interest

1944 Ralph Bunche appointed 1st African American official in US State Department

    Operation Carpetbagger begins (aerial dropping of supplies and weapons to resistance fighters in Europe) Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances

Event of Interest

1947 Emilio G. Segrè and Carlo Perrier announce technetium, a previously unknown element and the first artificially synthesized chemical element

    Burma declares independence from UK Korean War: Chinese forces recapture Seoul KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

Music Recording

1954 Elvis Presley records his 1st demo for Sun Records at a recording studio in Memphis, "It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You" and "I'll Never Stand In Your Way"

    Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premieres "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS) Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000 Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere & burns up

Event of Interest

1958 NZ team led by Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole, the 1st to reach the Pole overland using motor vehicles and the 1st since Amundsen in 1911 and Scott in 1912

    Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm Longest recorded strike ends as the Danish barbers' assistants end a 33 year strike 1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon

Event of Interest

1965 LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

    Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting Military coup in Upper Volta leads to a new national constitution English land and boat racer Donald Campbell is killed while driving jet-powered boat Bluebird K7 on Coniston Water in England trying to beat his own water speed record Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas

Event of Interest

1970 Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

Event of Interest

1970 AFL Championship, Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland: Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders, 17-7 Chiefs defence forces 4 interceptions

    NFL Championship, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington: Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns, 27-7 Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims Philadelphia's Veteran's Stadium dedicated Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London. Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee "Good News" closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828) Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica

Event of Interest

1986 NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

    Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson scores twice as he rushes for an NFL postseason record 248 yards in 20-0 victory over Dallas Cowboys in NFC divisional playoff in Anaheim, California 16 die in a train crash in Chase Md Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean

Event of Interest

1989 George H. W. Bush is 1st Vice President since Martin Van Buren to declare himself President of the United States

    307 dead and 700 injured after overloaded passenger train collides with empty freight train in Pakistan AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable 12 year old Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia youngest world champion in the history of any aquatic event Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Goran Prpić beats American David Wheaton 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, (ends 2-1) and Yugoslavia's first title 8th= largest wrestling crowd NJPW Starcade (60,000-Tokyo Dome)

NBA Record

1992 Boston's Robert Parish becomes 5th player in NBA history to register 2,000 career blocks during Celtics' 100-96 loss at Minnesota - others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Eaton, Wayne Rollins and George Johnson

Event of Interest

1995 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives

    "Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Justin Gimelstob & Chanda Rubin clinch first title for the US beat South African pair Wayne Ferreira & Amanda Coetzer 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 for a 2-1 victory "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform "Ivanov" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater NYC Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages. A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction. Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25. College Football, 1st BCS National Championship, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ: #1 Tennessee beats #2 Florida State, 23-16, at 28th Fiesta Bowl

Event of Interest

2000 A day after accepting the head coaching position at the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns and moves to the New England Patriots

    After 2 months, Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill, reach the South Poll, the same day as Edmund Hillary 48 years before 19 are killed after two trains collide in Asta, Norway American businessman and investor Mark Cuban purchases a majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise for $285m from H. Ross Perot, Jr.

Event of Interest

2001 Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row

NBA Record

2001 Washington Wizards forward Michael Jordan becomes 4th player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points hits a free throw in 2nd quarter of an 89-83 win against his old team, the Chicago Bulls

Event of Interest

2003 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Serena Williams & James Blake beat Australian pair Alicia Molik & Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-0 win, and 2nd American title

    Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC. Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia Adam Gilchrist of Australia becomes the most prolific century scoring wicket keeper in cricket history when he smashes 113 from just 120 balls in the 3rd Test against Pakistan in Sydney Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Election of Interest

2007 The 110th United States Congress convenes and elects Nancy Pelosi as the 1st female Speaker of the House

    Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Americans Serena Williams & Mardy Fish beat Serbian pair Novak Đoković & Jelena Janković 7-6, 6-2 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, and the 5th US title Phil Taylor, with a 7–1 victory in the final over Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld wins his 12th PDC World Darts title, his 14th in all his 110.94 average remains a record for the PDC World Darts Championship final The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance. The Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building at 829.8 m (2,722 ft), officially opens in Dubai 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida 14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: France wins first title Alizé Cornet & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska & Grzegorz Panfil 6-0, 6-2 to clinch 2-1 victory Gary Anderson of Scotland beats 16-time world champion Phil Taylor, 7-6 to win his first PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace, London Colombo's Gemology Institute certifies world's largest ever blue star sapphire at 1404.49 carats, found in a Sri Lankan mine in August 2015 Truck hits a train near Kroonstad city, South Africa killing 19 passengers 'Bomb Cyclone' hits US Northeast prompting flooding and snow in New York subway system Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah is named African Football Player of the Year Indian cricket batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara scores 193 and Rishabh Pant 159no as the tourists declare at 622/7 on Day 2 of 4th Test against Australia in Sydney Pant, first Indian wicketkeeper to hit a century in Australia Thailand's worst storm in 30 years, Tropical Storm Pabuk makes landfall on country's east coast

Event of Interest

2020 Australian bushfires death toll reaches 23 as PM Scott Morrison announces national defense force will be employed to help fight the more than 200 fires, amid criticism of his leadership

    Floods and landslides caused by torrential rain in Jakarta, Indonesia, kill at least 53 First Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations given in the UK South Korea, already the country with world's lowest birth rate, records more deaths than births for the first time [1]

Event of Interest

2021 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England following Scotland, as COVID-19 variant spreads rapidly with hospitalizations now higher than the first wave


January 28, 2021 Day 9 of the First Year - History

June 17. Peter Salem and Salem Poor were two blacks commended for their service on the American side at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

November 1. The African Free School of New York City was opened.

December 31. George Washington reversed previous policy and allowed the recruitment of blacks as soldiers. Some 5,000 would participate on the American side before the end of the Revolution.

July 13. The Continental Congress forbade slavery in the region northwest of the Ohio River by the Northwest Ordinance.

September. The Constitution of the United States allowed a male slave to count as three-fifths of a man in determining representation in the House of Representatives.

March 14. Eli Whitney obtained a patent for his cotton gin, a device that paved the way for the massive expansion of slavery in the South.

September 20-24. The first National Negro Convention met in Philadelphia.

July 28. The Fourteenth Amendment was passed. It made blacks citizens of the United States.

Tennessee passed a law requiring segregation in railroad cars. By 1907 all Southern states had passed similar laws.

1922 1929

October 2. The first working, production-ready model of a mechanical cotton picker was demonstrated on a farm near Clarksdate, Mississippi.

August 29. Congress passed the Voting Rights Bill of 1957, the first major civil rights legislation in more than 75 years.

April 15-17. The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.

June-August. Civil rights protests took place in most major urban areas.

August 28. The March on Washington was the largest civil rights demonstration ever. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

March 12. Malcolm X announced his split from Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam. He would be assassinated on February 21, 1965.

July 18-August 30. Beginning in Harlem, serious racial disturbances occurred in more than six major cities.

August 11-21. The Watts riots left 34 dead, more than 3,500 arrested, and property damage of about 225 million dollars.

October. The Black Panther Party was founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California.

August 7. There was a shootout during an attempted escape in a San Rafael, California, courthouse. Implicated in the incident, Angela Davis went into hiding to avoid arrest. Davis would be acquitted of all charges on June 4, 1972.

October 16. Maynard H. Jackson was elected the first black mayor of Atlanta.

July 1. The largest single gift to date from a black organization was the $132,000 given by the Links, Inc., to the United Negro College Fund.

June 22. The state legislature of Louisiana repealed the last racial classification law in the United States. The criterion for being classified as black was having 1/32nd Negro blood. November 2. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill establishing a federal holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

August 30. Guion (Guy) S. Bluford, Jr. was the first black American astronaut to make a space flight on board the space shuttle Challenger

November 4. Bill Cosby announced his gift of $20,000,000 to Spelman College. This is the largest donation ever made by a black American.

November 7. David Dinkins was elected mayor of New York, and L. Douglas Wilder, governor of Virginia.

May 13. George Augustus Stallings became the first bishop of the African-American Catholic Church, a breakaway group from the Roman Catholic Church.

November 1. Ebony magazine celebrated its 45th anniversary.

June 18. Wellington Webb was elected mayor of Denver, Colorado.

August 3. Jackie Joyner-Kersee was the first woman to repeat as Olympic heptathlon champion.

September 12. Mae C. Jemison was first black American woman in space on board the space shuttle Endeavor.

November 3. Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois was the first black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.

October 7. Toni Morrison was the first black American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

November 8. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, ends months of speculation by announcing that he will not run for the U.S. presidency in 1996.

December 9. Kweisi Mfume is unanimously elected as president and chief executive officer of the NAACP.

October 25. Black American women participated in the Million Woman March in Philadelphia, focusing on health care, education, and self-help.

January 18, 1998. Now an annual observance, the New York Stock Exchange closed, for the first time, in honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

September 21. Track star Florence Griffith Joyner died at the age of 38. In the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Griffith became the first American woman to win four track and field medals — three gold and one silver — in one Olympic competition.


Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line Coronavirus update

NCLH's entire fleet (all vessels of the brands NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line, RSSC-Regent, Oceania) is with an expanded cancellation policy. All bookings on pre-scheduled itineraries (departures March 14, 2020, through April 30, 2021) were given the option to cancel (up to 48 hours prior departure) without penalties.

Eventually, NCLH canceled all NCL cruises leaving between March 14, 2020, and July 2021. Operations are currently planned to resume in late-July 2021.

  • In late-March 2021, NCL canceled through October-November all voyages scheduled for the ships Encore (Alaska from Seattle), Jewel (Alaska from Vancouver-Seward), Sun (Alaska from Seattle), Bliss (Alaska from Seattle), Jade (Europe-Baltic-Mediterranean), Joy (Bermuda from New York), Gem (Bermuda from Boston, and Canada New England from Boston-Quebec).
  • In early-April 2021, NCL announced new schedules for the ships Jade (7-day Mediterranean-Greek Islands from Athens/starting July 25), Joy (7-day Caribbean from Montego Bay Jamaica/starting August 15) and Gem (7-day Caribbean from La Romana-Punta Cana Dominican Republic/starting August 15). Previously the boats were planned to restart as follows - Joy (October 19, 2021/Caribbean from Miami), Gem (Oct 29, 2021/Bermuda from NYC), and Jade (January 2, 2022/South Africa from Cape Town). JOY's ex-Greece program was canceled in May. GEM's ex-Dominicana program was canceled in June.
  • In late-May 2021 were canceled Norwegian Joy's Caribbean roundtrips from Montego Bay Jamaica (Aug 7 thru Oct 9) and Norwegian Bliss' Alaskan program from Seattle (Aug-Oct).

Next are listed all NCL ships and their scheduled first departure dates/homeports in 2021 - BLISS (Oct 24/Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles), BREAKAWAY (Sept 26/Bermuda from NYC), DAWN (Oct 3/Mediterranean-Venice), ENCORE (Aug 7/Alaska from Seattle), EPIC (Sept 5/Mediterranean-Barcelona), ESCAPE (Nov 13/Port Canaveral), GEM (Aug 15/Caribbean from La Romana Dominican Republic), GETAWAY (Sept 2/Mediterranean-Rome), JADE (July 25/Mediterranean-Athens), JEWEL (Jan 20, 2022/Panama Canal roundtrips from Panama City), JOY (Oct 19/Miami), PEARL (Dec 23/Miami), SKY (Sept 5/Miami), SPIRIT (Feb 9, 2022/Australia-New Zealand from Sydney and Auckland), STAR (Oct 3/Europe from Southampton), SUN (Jan 28, 2022/Japan from Hong Kong), PRIDE OF AMERICA (Nov 6/Hawaii from Honolulu).

All affected bookings receive 125% refund in FCC (future cruise credit) transferred to a booking (any itinerary, fleetwide) for voyages departing through and on December 31, 2022. All canceled bookings 2020 (August 13 through October 18) received a 100% monetary refund (reimbursed to the original form of payment).

Norwegian Cruise Line fleet

Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Jewel

Pride of America

Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Star

Review of Norwegian Cruise Line

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, NCLH's entire fleet (all vessels of the brands NCL-Norwegian, RSSC-Regent, Oceania) is with an expanded cancellation policy. All bookings on pre-scheduled itineraries (departures March 14, 2020, through April 30, 2021) were given the option to cancel (up to 48 hours prior departure) without penalties.

Eventually, NCLH canceled all NCL cruises leaving between March 14, 2020, and July 2021. Operations are currently planned to resume in late-July 2021.

  • In late-March 2021, NCL canceled through October-November all voyages scheduled for the ships Encore (Alaska from Seattle), Jewel (Alaska from Vancouver-Seward), Sun (Alaska from Seattle), Bliss (Alaska from Seattle), Jade (Europe-Baltic-Mediterranean), Joy (Bermuda from New York), Gem (Bermuda from Boston, and Canada New England from Boston-Quebec).
  • In early-April 2021, NCL announced new schedules for the ships Jade (7-day Greek Islands from Athens/starting July 25), Joy (7-day Caribbean from Montego Bay Jamaica/starting August 15) and Gem (7-day Caribbean from La Romana-Punta Cana Dominican Republic/starting August 15). Previously the boats were planned to restart as follows - Joy (October 19, 2021/Caribbean from Miami), Gem (Oct 29, 2021/Bermuda from NYC), and Jade (January 2, 2022/South Africa from Cape Town). JOY's ex-Greece program was canceled in May. GEM's ex-Dominicana program was canceled in June.
  • In late-May 2021 were canceled Norwegian Joy's Caribbean roundtrips from Montego Bay Jamaica (Aug 7 thru Oct 9) and Norwegian Bliss' Alaskan program from Seattle (Aug-Oct).
  • All affected bookings receive 125% refund in FCC (future cruise credit) transferred to a booking (any itinerary, fleetwide) for voyages departing through and on December 31, 2022.

Next are listed all NCL ships and their scheduled first departure dates/homeports in 2021 - BLISS (Oct 24/Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles), BREAKAWAY (Sept 26/Bermuda from NYC), DAWN (Oct 3/Mediterranean-Venice), ENCORE (Aug 7/Alaska from Seattle), EPIC (Sept 5/Mediterranean-Barcelona), ESCAPE (Nov 13/Port Canaveral), GEM (Aug 15/Caribbean from La Romana Dominican Republic), GETAWAY (Sept 2/Mediterranean-Rome), JADE (July 25/Mediterranean-Athens), JEWEL (Jan 20, 2022/Panama Canal roundtrips from Panama City), JOY (Oct 19/Miami), PEARL (Dec 23/Miami), SKY (Sept 5/Miami), SPIRIT (Feb 9, 2022/Australia-New Zealand from Sydney and Auckland), STAR (Oct 3/Europe from Southampton), SUN (Jan 28, 2022/Japan from Hong Kong), PRIDE OF AMERICA (Nov 6/Hawaii from Honolulu).

Company history

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line (website) was founded in 1966 (under the name "Norwegian Caribbean Line") by two shipping magnates - Knut Kloster (Norwegian, 1929-2020) and Ted Arison (Israeli, 1924-1999). Passenger shipping operations started with one vessel (cruiseferry/combined cruise ship and car ferry) operating on short and cheap Caribbean roundtrips from the USA. When Ted Arison left NCL in 1972 (to establish CCL-Carnival Cruise Lines), Knut Kloster acquired more ships for NCL's Caribbean operations. NCLH corporation's current President and CEO (through 2023) is Frank Del Rio. NCL's CEO is Harry Sommer (since 2020).

The American-Bermudian corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH) was founded in 1966. NCLH is headquartered in Miami (Florida USA), and is a stock traded company (NASDAQ) listed on NYSE (NYC). In 2014, NCLH's major shareholders were three corporations - Genting Group (Malaysian/25%), Apollo Global Management (American/24%), TPG Capital (American/7%), while the remaining stocks were publicly owned.

In 2017, NCLH had worldwide cruise market share 9,5% (passengers) and 12,8% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns and manages the fleets of three subsidiary cruise companies (sister-brands) - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Oceania and RSSC-Regent Seven Seas.

NCLH's ownership is equally shared by Star Cruises (subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong / GHK multinational corporation specializing in resorts, leisure, and gambling) and Apollo Global Management (among world's largest alternative asset management companies).

  • In 2011, NCL had around 8% global market share. As of 2018, NCL's global market share is around 20%, ranking it world's 3rd largest passenger shipping company (after Carnival and RCCL).
  • In January 2013 NCL went public. In 2013 the company had revenues USD 2,57 billion (13% increase over 2012).
  • On August 31, 2014, was announced that NCLH is in "advanced talks" to buy the Miami-based company Prestige Cruise Holdings Inc (owner of RSSC-Regent and Oceania - a combined fleet of 8 top-luxury ships with total berths around 6500) for USD 3,025 billion (including debt's assumption). Prestige's owner (Apollo Global Management) also owns 20% of NCLH. On September 2 was announced the acquisition agreement. On November 19 the acquisition of Prestige Cruises International was completed.
  • In mid-August 2017, Apollo, GHK and TPG Global affiliated funds started selling 15 million NCLH shares to a group of underwriters (Barclays Capital, Citigroup Global Markets. Goldman Sachs). The negotiated fixed price per share was USD 54.57, or total value USD 0,8185 billion.
  • Until 2015, GHK was NCLH's principal shareholder, when the corporation started selling down its stake in order to buy Crystal Cruises, expand Star Cruises in Asia and create (in 2016) the premium brand Dream Cruises (Asia).
  • In 2018, NCLH had 8 ships on order (7 for NCL and 1 for RSSC) to be delivered 2019 through 2027. Company's newest class (PRIMA/fka LEONARDO) has GT tonnage 142,500 tons and passenger capacity 3300.
  • On July 30, 2018, following industry's "eco-trend", NCL announced banning fleetwide single-use plastic straws. The policy also includes the private islands Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas) and Harvest Caye (Belize). As result, annually are eliminated 50+ million plastic straws.
  • In June 2019, NCL announced its exclusive partnership with Scarpetta Restaurants via LDV Hospitality (USA-based boutique hospitality company specializing in unique restaurant and bar experiences). By this deal, on the newbuild Norwegian Encore (2019) was introduced fleet's first "Onda by Scarpetta" - specialty restaurant offering dining premium experiences fleetwide. The new restaurant joins Scarpetta's land-based restaurants in NYC, The Hamptons (Long Island NY), Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, Newport RI, Las Vegas NV, and London OH. "Onda by Scarpetta" restaurant's menu showcases the unique flavours of the modern Italian cuisine featuring a selection of beautifully presented seafood and signature dishes, including daily handmade pasta and traditional gourmet desserts. The new NCL Scarpetta restaurant is similarly designed to the land-based venues, with an interior featuring walnut wood and Calacatta marble.
  • Since January 2020, NCL cruisers pay USD 9.95 per room service order. The mandatory fee was introduced in 2015 (April). Currently, from this rule are excluded only Haven Suite passengers and the Continental Breakfast orders.
  • On January 1, 2020, NCL became industry's first major company to eliminate single-use plastic beverage bottles fleetwide (via partnership with the 2012-founded JUST Goods Inc).

NCL's list of "cruise industry firsts starts with the first-ever fly-cruise deals (under the name "Cloud 9 Cruises"), the first cruise ships capable to ferry cars, the ever first cruise company with a private island (Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas), the first company to develop new Caribbean seaports of call (Jamaica's Ocho Rios). Both NCL's first cruise ships - Sunward (1966) and Starward (1968) - were car-ferries, but later their car decks were refitted into cabin decks (housing staterooms) and a 2-deck high theatre lounge.

A new history page for NCL Norwegian was the year 1979 when was purchased the Transatlantic ocean liner SS France - thoroughly refitted and renamed SS Norway. Cruise ship's drydock conversion cost over USD 100 million, but it was money well spent. Bigger than any other cruise liner, SS Norway in its time offered extra space for a great variety of onboard entertainment, thus starting the new era of "ship cruise for fun" and creating the time of mega-liners.

Norwegian Cruise Line (better known by the NCL abbreviation) as a brand represents one of world's top 3 major cruise line companies (following only Carnival and Royal Caribbean). It is best known for its revolutionary "Freestyle Cruising" (trademarked) concept signifying no fixed dining times or seatings, and no formal dress-code required fleetwide.

The list of NCL's destinations includes all the world's most popular ship travel regions - Alaska and Hawaii, Europe (including UK itineraries), Bahamas-Caribbean and Bermuda, Asia, Australia-New Zealand. Under the brand name "Norwegian Capricorn Line" (1997-2001), NCL operated exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. A whole new era for the company started in 2002 when it purchased the first Project America vessel (under construction at the time). The future Pride of America was towed (as hull) from its initial building yard at Pascagoula (MS, USA) to be completed in Germany by Lloyd Werft.

Pride of America is the largest US-flagged passenger ship, homeported in Honolulu for year-round Hawaiian Islands cruises with roundtrip itineraries. Due to financial considerations, the other NCL America ships in Hawaii - Pride of Aloha (now Norwegian Sky) and Pride of Hawaii (now Norwegian Jade) were later transferred to company's international fleet.

NCL's Caribbean itineraries always visit company's Bahamian private island Great Stirrup Cay (purchased in 1977). A port of call exclusively for NCL ships, Great Stirrup's vacation experience starts and ends with the "Bahama Rama Mama" tender boat (capacity of 300 passengers).

On October 17, 2012, NCL Norwegian and Meyer Werft reached an agreement for the construction of two new Breakaway-Plus class vessels with scheduled delivery in 2015 and 2017. The order for the 2nd ship was placed in July 2013. In September 2013, the two new cruise ships were named Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Bliss, through an online campaign. The "Breakaway-Plus" project's contract value was estimated to be EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.92 billion). Two more ships were ordered on July 14, 2014, to enter service in 2018 and 2019.

For FY2017 (fiscal year) NCLH reported the following data:

  • GAAP ("Generally Accepted Accounting Principle") net income was USD 760 million (USD 633,1 million FY2016).
  • The adjusted GAAP was USD 907,7 million (USD 776,3 million in 2016).
  • EPS ("Earnings Per Share") was USD 3,31 (USD 2,78 in 2016).
  • The adjusted EPS was USD 3,96 (USD 3,41 in 2016).
  • NCLH's Net Revenue was USD 4,2 billion (11,2% increase over 2016 / USD 3,8).
  • The adjusted ROIC (Return On Invested Capital") for 2017 was 16,26%.
  • NCLH's total revenue reached USD 5,4 billion (10,7% increase over 2016 / USD 4,9 billion).
  • Gross Yield (yield on investments before deduction of taxes and expenses) increased 4,4%.
  • Adjusted Net Yield increased by 5% (Constant Currency basis).
  • Marine fuel expenses in 2017 were USD 361 million.

NCL ship refurbishments

Ship refurbishments were the biggest part of "The Norwegian Edge" (fleetwide upgrade program). Drydock refurbishments started in October 2015 with NCL Epic, followed NCL Gem in November 2015. Scheduled drydocks in 2016 were for Pride of America, NCL Dawn, NCL Sun. These dry docks were longer than usual for NCL ships (some up to 3 weeks).

All NCL liners (except NCL Jewel) were refurbished by the end of 2017 (Jewel in 2018). The "Norwegian Edge" project covered 11 vessels - all older ships launched before NCL Breakaway (2013). On all these ships NCL added new venues, did extensive restaurant makeovers (La Cucina Italian, Cagney's Steakhouse, Le Bistro French, Moderno Churrascaria Brazilia). Decors were changed in MDRs (main dining rooms) and Lido-buffets. Most public spaces (including all lounges, bars, complimentary food bars) received new furniture and flooring, some were completely re-designed.

Another major upgrade was the shipwide Wi-Fi, installing interactive digital signage boards and way finders, new teak flooring (on open decks), new carpeting (hallways and corridors), adding more shaded seating areas, private cabanas and loungers/deck chairs on sundecks.

NCL's new drydock refurbishment program (2016-2018) was budgeted over USD 400 million. Along with the fleet upgrades, it also included updates of onboard culinary and enrichment programs, private island upgrades, enhanced cruise tour/destination amenities and services. Detailed refurbishment reviews per vessel you will find at their CruiseMapper's deckplan pages.

As part of the program was enhanced Great Stirrup Cay (NCL's private island in Bahamas), This project resulted in building new facilities, newly added bars, and lounges, redesigned and renovated venues, enhanced The Haven Suite passenger experience. Details on all these changes are available at the above island link.

In November 2017, the company MAN PrimeServ (a division of the marine engines manufacturer "MAN Diesel and Turbo") confirmed order from NCLH for SOLAS insulation upgrades for all 9 liners (44 diesel engines total) from the NCL fleet. MAN provided the necessary equipment for all engines with power output 375+ kW, which included heat insulation, spray protection, resistance to flammability and fluid density. Upgrades received all NCL ships with MAN marine diesel engines models 48/60B, 48/60A and 58/64. The project was scheduled for completion in 2018.

NCL cruise ship dining packages

On each of its ships, NCL offers up to 28 dining options. In 2016 on all ships were introduced upgraded main dining room menus (complimentary) with added new (a la carte priced) menu items. The upgraded complimentary food menus offer more variety of appetizers, soups, and salads, signature entrees, desserts. New are the seafood offerings (fresh grouper, shrimp ceviche, seared scallops).

  • Since January 31, 2016, NCL expanded brand's specialty dining menus on Norwegian Escape and introduced them fleetwide. These new menus are for at-fee restaurants - Cagney's Steakhouse, Le Bistro (French cuisine), La Cucina (Italian cuisine), Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian Steakhouse) and Teppanyaki (sushi). Among the new menu choices are Bouillabaisse, pan-seared scallops, and sea bass filet, veal medallions, antipasti, risotto, Osso Buco Alla Milanese.
  • NCL has partnered with the ACF (American Culinary Federation) for training and certification of fleet's dining and culinary teams.
  • Since August 2015, NCL offers specialty dining packages available fleetwide. The new packages prices start at USD 59 per person (3-day package purchased prior departure). These deals help save on the cover charges of all onboard specialty restaurants (including Teppanyaki, Cagney's Steakhouse, Moderno Churrascaria, La Cucina, Le Bistro).
  • Specialty dining packages allow NCL passengers to dine at a la carte priced and cover charge restaurants at an additional cost raging USD 7-15. Follows the list of restaurants and the cover charge / fixed fee in USD (shown in brackets): sushi bar ($7), Raw Bar ($7), Pincho Tapas Bar ($7), Bayamo ($10), Illusionarium ($10 general- and $15 premium seating), Cirque Dreams ($10 general-, $15 premium- and $35 VIP seating), Ocean Blue ($15), Dear John Hughes ($15).
  • Packages can be purchased at discounted pricing online (prior to departure) or onboard (but only during the itinerary's first 2 days). On 3-day cruises, NCL dining packages are available for purchasing only on the 1st / embarkation day. Specialty dining reservations can be made online (within 90 days prior departure) or onboard.

NCL is noted for its high-quality shipboard foods, restaurants, unique dining concepts, well-trained certified chefs-waiters-sommeliers.

  • Almost all the shipboard food (98%) is made on the ship and from scratch - including all sauces, bread, pastries, and desserts.
  • All ships have full-service butcheries.
  • All fish is bought whole and cut and trimmed on the ship.
  • Cruise Itinerary-based regional dishes and local beers and wines are always available,
  • On NCL Bliss were introduced the restaurants Q (Texas BBQ smokehouse serving smoked meats, brisket, beef-pork ribs, pulled pork, various sides) and Los Lobos (Mexican, also serving tequilas and mezcals).

Private cruise island enhancements

NCL Norwegian expanded the company's plans for its Bahamian privately-owned island Great Stirrup Cay and the exclusive luxury resort destination Harvest Caye (Belize). Harvest Caye port features a large-sized swimming pool, private beach, shallow lagoon (watersport activities), private cabanas available for rent, as well as a huge flora and fauna diversity.

Great Stirrup Cay was last enhanced in 2014 and by 2017 spring features several new offerings and amenities (for details see the island's review above).

All-inclusive NCL cruise package

Since 2017, NCL offers all-inclusive cruise itineraries in some markets. The company's new program was named "Premium All Inclusive" and is included in NCL's fares. The new program is only available to travelers living in select countries and as destinations - on cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, Asia, Bermuda, Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, South America.

  • The list of "select countries" includes Scandinavia and Russia, Belgium, Holland, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Angola, Algeria.
  • Passengers 21+ yo enjoy drinks-inclusive cruises with included unlimited spirits, bottled and draft beers, wines (by the glass), cocktails (priced up to USD 15), light beers, soft drinks, juices. Even the NCL's 18% gratuity is included. A 20% discount is given on onboard purchased bottles of wine, champagne, sparkling wines.
  • Passengers aged 20-20-yo enjoy unlimited soft drinks, water and juices (excluding freshly squeezed) in all onboard bars, lounges, and restaurants during the entire cruise. here also the 18% gratuity is included.
  • The new NCL package also includes bottled water (1 L) per person per day (in the stateroom) and specialty coffees (in all restaurants at mealtimes).
  • All gratuities and service charge related to the new all-inclusive onboard services are cruise ticket price inclusive.
  • Passengers in "The Haven" staterooms and those in Suites receive 250 minutes of free WiFi, USD 100 in OBC (onboard credit) and complimentary specialty restaurants reservations (3 dinners on itineraries 3-9 nights, and 4 dinners on 10+ nights itineraries).

NCL's "Premium All Inclusive" deals were introduced on April 3, 2017, and include all cabin categories. Since September 2017, NCL offers "Premium All-Inclusive Plus" package. The new offer includes 5 additional benefits for passengers booking a selection of port-intensive longer voyages (9 nights or longer) in all worldwide destinations. The additional perks are 250-min internet package, 120-min phone package, US$50 shore excursion credit (per call port), up to GBP 75 hotel credit (in select call ports) and up to GBP 150 flight credit.

In 2015, on NCL Sun and NCL Sky ships was introduced fare-inclusive open bars for all passengers 21 years and older. However, this program was terminated in 2019 (effective for itineraries on or after September 7, 2019). Via NCL/s "Free at Sea" program on both vessels, passengers may continue to enjoy an unlimited open bar, complimentary specialty dining, free WiFi, excursion credits, family members sail free, reduced or free airfare.

NCL's Priority Access

In 2019, NCL started to test a program (Priority Access) that allows new customers to buy the perks generally associated with NCL's loyalty program (Latitudes). "Priority Access" is currently being tested on 2 liners (Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Breakaway) with pricing between USD 69 and 199 per stateroom.

NCL Priority Access passengers receive:

  • Priority check-in, security, boarding, tendering, debarkation (homeport)
  • Access to daily, complimentary Room Service Breakfast Menu
  • Spa Credit (USD 50) on port days only
  • Canapes (delivered on the 2nd day of the voyage)

NCL Priority Access prices (per stateroom) are:

  • US$69 - for itineraries 3-5 days
  • US$99 - for itineraries 6-9 days
  • US$149 for itineraries 10-15 days
  • US$199 for itineraries 16/16+ days

During this test period in 2019, Priority Access is limited to 25 cabins per cruise.

NCL cruise ship weddings

Since 2016, Norwegian Cruise Line offers weddings at sea, including same-gender ceremonies. The weddings are performed by the ship's Captain.

  • For now, these offers are only for the company's newest (largest) vessels of the Breakaway- and Breakaway-plus classes.
  • Formerly, couples were not allowed to marry at sea, but only ashore (in ports of call along the cruise itinerary). They also had to produce a marriage certificate before participating in an onboard ceremony. By the NCL's new policy, cruise ship captains can perform the wedding ceremonies on the ship, with a Bahamas-issued marriage license.
  • NCL also offers absolutely legal same-gender ceremonies. However, these offers are only available in cruise port destinations where such marriages are recognized by local law. The list of such destinations in the USA includes Hawaii, Boston MA, NYC New York, Los Angeles CA, Seattle WA, Florida (Miami, Port Canaveral, Tampa), also Vancouver BC (Canada).
  • NCL's new package "Wedding at Sea" includes a bridal bouquet, 1 matching boutonniere, 1 wedding cake for 2, champagne toast. The company also provides an experienced wedding coordinator.
  • In addition to the "Wedding at Sea" program, Norwegian Cruise Line also offers harborside ceremonies (when the ship is docked in ports of call along the itinerary), also destination weddings (beach and resort) and vow renewals.

NCL cruise ship lifeguards

In April 2017, NCL Norwegian Cruise Line announced the company will employ certified lifeguards on some of its vessels (in summer 2017) and fleetwide (by the year 2018). The news made NCL, the 3rd major cruise company with lifeguards onboard its ships - following Disney and Royal Caribbean.

  • The onboard lifeguards are stationed only at the family pools during scheduled swimming pool hours. This staff will be "American Red Cross" trained and certified.
  • NCL will also offer complimentary swim vests for both adults and kids. Parents can obtain safety vests at the Lido Deck's towel station during daytime hours.
  • The first NCL ships with lifeguards will be Norwegian Epic (homeported in Port Canaveral), Norwegian Escape (Miami), Norwegian Getaway (Miami) and Norwegian Breakaway (NYC New York).
  • NCL started testing monitoring through CCTV cameras at family pools (on fleet's largest ships only) since 2015. So adding full-time lifeguards was a decision for more safety on pool decks. However, it should be known that lifeguards don't replace parental supervision and that parents (legal guardians) remain the best form for preventing onboard accidents. employs certified lifeguards since 2013. RCI Royal Caribbean employs cruise ship lifeguards since February 2017 (by the line's "water safety program"). RCI's onboard lifeguards are dressed in special uniforms (bright red and white) and stationed at every onboard swimming pool, including the Solarium (adults-only retreat) during the complex' opening hours.

NCL cruise cabin upgrades

In February 2017, NCL started a new (industry's first) cruise cabin upgrade program that allows already booked passengers to bid for upgrades to higher-category staterooms.

  • The new "Norwegian Upgrade Advantage" program was tested and approved by a group of top travel agencies. The entire system is automated and don't require travel agent intervention and pays commissions on the enhanced fare.
  • NCL's senior sales VP Camille Olivere commented: "After final payment guests can bid on an upgrade and there's a little dial that will show them in red, yellow or green the likelihood their bid is going to be accepted. When NCL offers the cabin upgrade to the guest we email the travel agency of record, so they see the guest has been offered the ability to upgrade, and if the bid is accepted we notify the agency. The agency has to do absolutely nothing".
  • Once the passengers' bids are accepted, they are assigned to an available higher-level stateroom - interior to oceanview, oceanview to balcony, balcony to a suite or to The Haven accommodation. However, they can't choose the exact stateroom (number) to which they are assigned.

(NEW) NCL cruise gratuities (2021)

Daily gratuities are per person (pp):

  • USD 14,50 pp (interior, oceanview, balcony staterooms, both adults and kids) - increased from USD 13,99 pp (effective since April 1, 2018)
  • USD 17,50 (suites receiving concierge / butler services) - increased from USD 16,99 pp (effective since April 1, 2018)
  • Gratuities increases apply to all NCL cruise vessels, excepting Norwegian Sky (which is drinks-inclusive). On NCL Skyship, standard cabin and mini-suite passengers pay per person USD 18,99 per day, while suite passengers pay USD 21,99 pp per day.
  • Daily gratuity is an automatic service charge added to the passenger's onboard account each day.
  • Passengers can prepay gratuities.
  • The amount of gratuities is split between the ship's staff (dining, housekeeping, cabin stewards, butlers, concierges, support).
  • Ship's specialty restaurants (a la carte priced or cover charge venues) add an 18% gratuity service charge.

NEWS: Since April 1, 2019, NCL increased fleetwide (except Sun and Sky ships) the daily tips to USD 15 pp (all cabin categories through Mini-Suite) and USD 18 pp (for Suites and The Haven staterooms).

(NEW) NCL Cruise Cancellation Policy

Since January 2016, NCL adjusted the company's final payment and cancellation policies. Under the new cruise cancellation policy, booked NCL customers will incur penalties further from departure date when canceling.

Before 2016, NCL cruise itineraries 6 days or longer, canceled 56 to 75 days prior to embarkation date guaranteed full deposits back. Under the new cancellation policy, final payment for itineraries 6 or more days is due 90 days prior to departure date (vs the old policy's 75 days). Cancellation penalties start 89 days prior to departure date.

NCL's cruise deposit schedule also shifted. Previously, for itineraries 6 to 9 nights long, booked customers had to put down a USD 250 pp (per person) deposit. After January 2016, that was changed to USD 250 pp for itineraries 7 to 9 days, and USD 100 pp for itineraries 2 to 6 nights long.

Final payments for holiday cruises (Christmas and New Year) are now due 120 days prior to departure dates, only excluding cruises on the ship Norwegian Sky.

Itinerary of Norwegian Cruise Line

All NCL cruise ships are either new or recently refurbished. As you can see from their list below, the oldest one (NCL Sky) is just 14 years old. NCL's fleet is one of the world's biggest and most innovative ones. NCL ships are big (to really large), well-equipped, offering feature amenities and onboard activities, and sailing worldwide.

NCL ships itineraries overview

  • 2021: 7-day Alaska itineraries, visiting Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, and Victoria BC beginning on April 24, 2021 7-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Los Angeles CA beginning October 24, 2021.
  • As of December 17, 2022, NCL Bliss homeports in Miami for 7-day Western Caribbean roundtrips through April 1, 2023, visiting Roatan Island, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, Cozumel.
  • October 30, 2022, through April 16, 2023: US West Coast between Los Angeles CA and San Diego (Mexican Riviera 5-7-8-day roundtrips)
  • Summer 2023: debut of NCL Norwegian Bliss at the Royal Naval Dockyard during her 7-day roundtrip sailing to Bermuda from New York City on May 21 Norwegian Bliss is due to visit Norfolk, Virginia, and make her debut at Bermuda's Royal Naval Dockyard as she begins a series of 5- and 7-day roundtrip cruises from New York City
  • As of April 13, 2021, NCL Breakaway sails on 5-7-9-day Eastern-Western-Southern Caribbean itineraries from Miami. Eastern Caribbean cruises visit Puerto Plata, St Thomas, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay. Western Caribbean itineraries visit Roatan Island, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Harvest Caye. Southern Caribbean voyages visit Oranjestad, Willemstad, Kralendijk, Puerto Plata.
  • Following the Caribbean program from Miami on August 24, 2021, NCL Breakaway offers 7-day Canada and New England voyages from NYC New York to Bar Harbor, Portland, Halifax, Saint John.
  • 7-day itineraries to Bermuda from New York City beginning September 26, 2021
  • 2022: Northern Europe (for the first time) with a 10-day British Isles cruise from London (May 14, 2022) to Dublin and Edinburgh prior disembarkation in Amsterdam.
  • 5-7-9-day Western Caribbean roundtrips (starting November 20, 2022)
  • May-October 2023: 5- to 11-day voyages through the Mediterranean

USA departures (New Orleans and Boston) and Canada (Quebec City)

  • 7-day Boston to Bermuda
  • 14-day Boston to New England
  • 7-day Western Caribbean - New Orleans to Mexico
  • 14-day relocation Boston to New Orleans visiting Jamaica

Beginning on May 2, 2021, NCL Dawn cruises the Greek Isles from Venice (7-day itineraries) with Kotor, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Argostoli.

  • Miami, Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Southampton (the UK, repositioning) departures
  • 7-day Western Caribbean Miami to Jamaica
  • 3-, 4-, 7-day Bahamas/Caribbean from Port Canaveral
  • 7-day Mediterranean Barcelona, Rome
  • 14-day Mediterranean departing from Venice

On all ex-Port Canaveral cruises is featured Great Stirrup Cay, which adds island-wide enhancements, new features, and amenities over the next 16 months. Norwegian Epic also sails alternating 7-day eastern and western Caribbean voyages. The eastern route includes St. Thomas, Great Stirrup Cay, and Tortola, while the western itinerary has Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, Great Stirrup Cay, and Cozumel.

On April 25, 2021, NCL Epic returns to Europe for 7-day itineraries from Barcelona and Rome and visits Naples, Livorno, Cannes, Palma de Mallorca.

May-October 2023: 5- to 11-day voyages through the Mediterranean

NCL Encore entered service in November 2019. From homeport Miami, the ship operates roundtrips (Sunday departures) on 7-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries with call ports San Juan Puerto Rico, St Thomas USVI, and Tortola BVI.

After her first summer season in NYC, NCL Encore returned to Miami for 7-day Western Caribbean itineraries visiting Roatan Island, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, Cozumel. Also sails 12-13-day Panama Canal cruises with visits to Puerto Plata, Kralendijk, Willemstad, Oranjestad, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Colon, Puerto Limon.

  • 2021: NCL Encore starts an Alaska summer season, 7-day roundtrips from Seattle) to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria BC. All Alaskan itineraries include Glacier Bay 7-night itineraries from Miami Florida to the Caribbean beginning November 14, 2021.
  • October 23, 2022: 21-day Panama Canal repositioning cruise Seattle to Miami.
  • December 23, 2022: 11-day roundtrip Southern Caribbean from Miami to Castries, St Lucia, Saint John's, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Kralendijk, St Thomas, Puerto Plata.
  • Between April 22-October 15, 2023, Alaska welcomes 4 NCL ships: Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Jewel, and two of the brand's Breakaway Plus Class - Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore. The ships sail 5- to 9-day cruises from Seattle, Vancouver, and Seward. Every 7- and 9-day itinerary offers a glacier experience.
  • Miami and Southampton (Transatlantic) departures
  • 10-day Southampton to Miami Inaugural cruise
  • 7-day Eastern Caribbean departing from Miami

Returning to Europe on May 28, 2021, NCL Escape offers 9-day Baltic itineraries from Copenhagen to Warnemunde, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, St Petersburg Russia (overnight). Beginning November 13, 2021, Norwegian Escape sails for the first time from Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, offering 7-day itineraries to the Caribbean.

2022: sailing the Greek Isles for the first time on an 11-day Greek Isles roundtrip from Rome (October 21, 2022) to Piraeus-Athens, Livorno, Santorini.

2023: Sailing roundtrip from Miami FL, Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Escape offer a mix of 5- to 9-day cruises between Eastern and Western Caribbean.

  • 7-day Florida and the Bahamas
  • 7-day Canada New England
  • 9-10-day to Puerto Rico (Eastern Caribbean)

From April 18, 2021, NCL Gem sails on 7-day Bermuda itineraries from Boston and 7-day Canada and New England voyages (out of Boston and Quebec City) to Bar Harbor, Portland, Halifax, Sydney, Saguenay, Charlottetown.

7-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning August 15, 2021, and a 4-day trip to the Bahamas in November 2021

2022: sailing the Greek Isles for the first time on a 9-day Greek Isles roundtrip from Venice (May 20, 2022) to Corfu, Mykonos, Dubrovnik.

NCL Gem also offers 11-12-day voyages to and from NYC and Panama City (January-February 2023).

May-October 2023: 5- to 11-day voyages through the Mediterranean

As of April 29, 2021, NCL Getaway offers 10-11-day Greek Isles and Italy voyages from Rome to Kotor, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Piraeus-Athens, Naples, Livorno.

November 14, 2022: 13-day repositioning from Southampton to Civitavecchia-Rome visits Oporto, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cadiz-Seville, Malaga, Cartagena, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Lisbon, Le Havre-Paris, Livorno, Naples.

On January 8 and February 26, 2023, NCL Getaway has scheduled 12-day roundtrip Southern Caribbean cruise from NYC to Antigua (St John's), San Juan, Basseterre, Castries, Bridgetown, Puerto Plata, St Thomas.

December 23, 2022, through April 8, 2023, NCL Getaway cruises on 8-day Bahamas and Florida roundtrips from NYC to Port Canaveral, Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay.

In December 2022 and February-March 2023 are planned 5-day roundtrips.

May 8-October 17, 2023: Norwegian Getaway's 9-day Baltic roundtrips from Copenhagen feature an overnight (total 36 hours in port) in Sankt Petersburg Russia.

Europe cruises (MEDITERRANEAN)

  • Barcelona (on repositioning), Venice and Houston TX departures
  • 14-day Venice to Turkey and Greece (Mediterranean)
  • 7-day Houston to Mexico (Western Caribbean)

NCL Jade is homeported in Tampa for Western and Southern Caribbean voyages (through April 11, 2021). 7-day Western Caribbean cruises visit Roatan, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, Cozumel. Southern Caribbean itineraries visit George Town, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Kralendijk, Castries, Basseterre, St John's, St. Thomas, Puerto Plata.

In December 2021 - January 2022, Jade offers NCL's first South African itineraries leaving roundtrip from Cape Town. The 12-day "Extraordinary Journeys" visit Namibia (Luderitz, Walvis Bay) and Durban, with overnights in Richards Bay and Cape Town.

Summer 2023: Norwegian&rsquos first visit to Nessebar, Bulgaria on NCL Norwegian Jade&rsquos Extraordinary Journeys through the Mediterranean and the Black Sea first visit of the ship to Bodrum and Paros during her 7-day roundtrip cruise from Athens (Piraeus) May-October: 5- to 11-day voyages through the Mediterranean

NCL Jewel has planned Australia and New Zealand itineraries to NZ's Milford Sound, Dusky Fjord, Doubtful Fjord, Dunedin, Wellington, Picton, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands.

NCL Jewel also visits ports in French Polynesia, Hawaii, South Pacific Islands (spring 2021). These 11- to 21-day cruises (from Sydney NSW, Papeete Tahiti, Honolulu, Vancouver BC) visit Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, Nuku Hiva, Lautoka, Dravuni, Noumea, Ille des Pins, Mystery Island, Port Vila, Hilo and Kailua-Kona, Maui (Kahului), Kauai (Nawiliwili), Oahu (Honolulu).

2021: Beginning on May 10, 2021, NCL Jewel cruises between Vancouver BC and Seward AK with 7-day Glacier Bay Northbound and Inside Passage itineraries.

Beginning January 20, 2022, Norwegian Jewel is the first cruise ship in the fleet to offer roundtrip Panama Canal sailings from Panama City (Colon and Fuerte Amador).

November 12, 2022: starts 12-day Panama Canal cruises (from Los Angeles, San Diego, Colon Panama) with calls to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, San Juan del Sur, Puntarenas, Acajutla.

October 30, 2022, through April 16, 2023: US West Coast (between Los Angeles and San Diego) are operated 5-7-8-day Mexican Riviera roundtrips.

Between April 22-October 15, 2023, Alaska welcomes 4 NCL ships: Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Jewel, and two of the brand&rsquos Breakaway Plus Class - Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore. The ships sail 5- to 9-day cruises from Seattle, Vancouver, and Seward. Every 7- and 9-day itinerary offers a glacier experience.

NCL Joy is homeported in Miami (for the first time) for 5- to 7-day Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises. Western Caribbean roundtrips visit Roatan, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, Cozumel, while the Eastern Caribbean roundtrips are to Puerto Plata, St Thomas, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay.

Beginning on April 14, 2021, NCL Joy homeports in NYC (for the first time) for Bermuda, Canada and New England itineraries. The 7-day Bermuda roundtrips offer 3 full days stay. The 5-day Canada and New England roundtrips visit Maine, Halifax, Portland.

Joy sails from Miami Florida beginning October 19, 2021, with 5 to 11-day Caribbean cruises.

December 4, 2022: NCL Joy departs from Port Canaveral on a 14-day repositioning cruise to Los Angeles CA that visits San Juan Del Sur (first time), Cartagena, Puerto Caldera-Puntarenas, Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas.

November 2022: NCL Joy cruises to Bermuda on 5- and 7-day roundtrips from New York City with Royal Naval Dockyard overnights.

October 30, 2022, through April 16, 2023: US West Coast (between Los Angeles and San Diego) operates 5-7-8-day Mexican Riviera roundtrips.

Between April 22-October 15, 2023, Alaska welcomes 4 NCL ships: Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Jewel, and two of the brand&rsquos Breakaway Plus Class - Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore. The ships sail 5- to 9-day cruises from Seattle, Vancouver, and Seward. Every 7- and 9-day itinerary offers a glacier experience.

NCL Pearl cruises to the Western and Southern Caribbean plus Bahamas and Panama Canal itineraries from Miami (beginning November 4). The 5-day Western Caribbean itineraries visit Harvest Caye and Costa Maya. The 11-day Panama Canal cruises visit Cartagena, Colon, Puerto Limon, Roatan, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya. The 14-day Southern Caribbean itinerary visits Oranjestad, Willemstad, Kralendijk, Castries, Bridgetown, St John's, St Maarten, St Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Plata. The 4-day Bahamas cruise visits Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay, Freeport.

Beginning December 23, 2021, the ship sails from Miami Florida offering Bahamas, Caribbean, and Panama Canal cruises.

Norwegian Prima is a newbuild (2022) ship with Maiden Voyage currently scheduled for August 17, 2022. The inaugural season in Northern Europe (August 17 through September 13, 2022) includes 10-day Baltic itineraries leaving from Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

(December 2022 and March 2023) NCL Prima from Port Canaveral offers 5-7-9-day roundtrips to Western Caribbean.

(March through May 2023) the ship from NYC offers 5-7-day Bermuda cruises.

In Europe (May-September 2023) are scheduled 10-11-day Norway & Iceland itineraries leaving from Reykjavik Iceland and Southampton UK. Then NCL Prima returns to the USA for Bermuda and Caribbean cruises (also visiting Galveston TX).

(November 19 through December 3, 2023) NCL Prima from PortMiami offers 3x 7-day Western Caribbean voyages to Harvest Caye Belize, Cozumel Mexico, Isla Roatan Honduras.

January 20, 2023, through May 29, 2023, NCL Sky cruises on 3- and 4-day roundtrips from Miami to Nassau, Freeport, Great Stirrup Cay.

Starting June 2 through December 29, 2023, Norwegian Sky sails 3- and 4-day roundtrip cruises from Miami Florida, calling at Freeport, Nassau, and Great Stirrup Cay. Sailing roundtrip from Miami FL, Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Escape offer a mix of 5- to 9-day cruises between Eastern and Western Caribbean.

EUROPE cruise (Mediterranean, Canaries)

  • repositioning Transatlantic
  • 9- to 15-day cruises from Tokyo and Hong Kong showcasing the best of the region, including 4 new ports of call for the brand: Kumamoto, Beppu, Nagoya, and Niigata.

Beginning February 9, 2022, Norwegian Spirit sails 12-day Australia & New Zealand cruises from Sydney Australia and Auckland New Zealand.

In January 2021, NCL Star cruises to Antarctica (14-day "Extraordinary Journeys") from Buenos Aires Argentina to Elephant Island and Deception Island.

In March 2022, NCL Star offers fleet's first South American cruise that visits in Brazil Fortaleza and Salvador de Bahia (15-day out of Rio de Janeiro). In 2022 (departures July 14 and July 25) are planned Northern European voyages (10-day and 11-day B2Bs) that depart from Reykjavik Iceland and visit Greenland (NCL's first-time) with 3 port calls - Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Nanortalik.

  • Alaska, South America
  • 14-day Alaska cruises roundtrip from Vancouver
  • 14-day from Buenos Aires and Santiago to South America

Norwegian Sun is for the first time sailing in Asia beginning January 28, 2022, offering a 5-day Japan itinerary from Hong Kong, prior to sailing a series of 11-day voyages from Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Hong Kong, and Singapore.

In November 2021 - March 2022, NCL Sun is planned to sail an inaugural season in Asia. The itinerary program includes NCL's first visits (maiden calls) to ports in Japan (Nagoya, BeppuHimeji), The Philippines (Manila, Coron), Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu, Malacca), Brunei (Muara) and Cambodia (Kampot, in Jan 2023).

Between April 22-October 15, 2023, Alaska welcomes 4 NCL ships: Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Jewel, and two of the brand&rsquos Breakaway Plus Class - Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore. The ships sail 5- to 9-day cruises from Seattle, Vancouver, and Seward. Every 7- and 9-day itinerary offers a glacier experience.

The NCL America ship continues cruising the classic 7-day Hawaii inter-island itinerary which offers

100 hours of port time in Hawaii and visits Hilo, Kona, overnights (in Kahului, Maui, Nawiliwili), afternoon cruising along Na Pali Coast Wilderness Park. Pride of America departs from homeport Honolulu every Saturday.

7-day Hawaii interisland cruises from Honolulu Oahu Island beginning November 6, 2021.

In 2021-2022, NCL has planned a collection of new European voyages with 7 liners deployed in the region and port-intensive itineraries that are often with late departure times. NCL's 2021-2022 Mediterranean program is based on homeporting in (departures from) Piraeus-Athens, Barcelona, Civitavecchia-Rome, Venice and Dubai UAE. NCL's Northern Europe cruises depart from Southampton, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Reykjavik Iceland.

In September 2020, NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line introduced a range of winter 2022-2023 worldwide voyages for 13 of its 18 liners, providing guests with a variety of warm-weather destinations to choose from:

EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS: The new sailings offer a selection of Extraordinary Journeys - longer, one-of-a-kind port-rich cruises.

  • Beginning November 12, 2022, Norwegian Jewel offers a selection of Panama Canal cruises featuring 12-day experiences from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Colon Panama, allowing passengers to plan additional vacation days pre-/post-cruise. The itineraries call at Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, San Juan del Sur, Puntarenas, and Acajutla. embarks on a 13-day European trip from Southampton UK to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy on November 14, 2022. The vessel is scheduled to debut in Oporto and Villefranche-sur-Mer and call at Seville (Cadiz), Malaga, Cartagena, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris (Le Havre), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), and Naples.

PANAMA CANAL: From October 2022 through March 2023, Norwegian Cruise Line offers a variety of itineraries ranging from 8 to 21-day sailings traversing the Panama Canal onboard NCL Norwegian Encore, Jewel, Pearl, Bliss, Gem, and Joy. The ships visit popular destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Norwegian Encore begins a 21-day Panama Canal cruise on October 23, 2022, sailing from Seattle, repositioning to Miami FL. During the sailing, 8 out of 11 port-of-calls include a minimum of 9 to 11 hours of port time.
  • Norwegian Joy debuts in Port Canaveral FL as she departs on a 14-day trip from Orlando to Los Angeles CA on December 4. During the voyage, she also calls at San Juan Del Sur for the first time and visits Cartagena, Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas.
  • Kicking off the New Year, NCL Norwegian Gem offers 11- and 12-day voyages to and from New York City and Panama City in January-February 2023. During her 12-day cruise from New York City on January 2, she debuts in Puerto Limon and the Pacific Cruise Terminal in Panama City during an 11-day trip on January 14.

CARIBBEAN: Beginning January 28, 2022, through May 17, 2023, the cruise company offers a range of 5- to 14-day sailings across the Eastern, Western, and Southern Caribbean. NCL's itineraries include visits to Harvest Caye (resort destination in Belize), as well as calls at its private island resort in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay. Ships sailing the Caribbean include NCL Bliss, Breakaway, Dawn, Encore, Epic, Escape, Gem, Getaway, Pearl, and Sky.

  • Norwegian Encore sails an 11-day roundtrip Southern Caribbean cruise from Miami FL on December 23, 2022, making her debut in Castries, St. Lucia, and Saint John&rsquos, and visiting Oranjestad, Willemstad, Kralendijk, St. Thomas, and Puerto Plata.
  • Norwegian Breakaway, which is currently the newest and largest cruise ship sailing from New Orleans (Port NOLA), offers a mix of 5-, 7-, and 9-day roundtrip sailings to the Western Caribbean starting November 20, 2022.
  • As of December 17, 2022, Norwegian Bliss calls Miami Florida home as she embarks on a cruise season of 7-day Western Caribbean roundtrip sailings through April 1, 2023, with calls at Roatan Island, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, and Cozumel.
  • On January 8 and February 26, 2023, passengers can embark on NCL Norwegian Getaway for a 12-day roundtrip sailing in the Southern Caribbean from New York City. The liner debuts in St. John&rsquos, Antigua, and calls at San Juan, Basseterre, Castries, Bridgetown, Puerto Plata, and St. Thomas U.S.V.I.

MEXICAN RIVIERA: Sailing from the West Coast between Los Angeles CA and San Diego CA, passengers can take in the Mexican Riviera beauty with a mix of 5-, 7-, and 8-day roundtrip sailings between Norwegian Bliss, Joy, and Jewel beginning October 30, 2022, through April 16, 2023.

  • Norwegian Joy kicks off her sailings on December 18, 2022, with an 8-day roundtrip sailing where she visits San Diego CA for the first time.

BAHAMAS: From December 23, 2022, through April 8, 2023, NCL Norwegian Getaway sails select 8-day voyages to the Bahamas and Florida from New York City which include calls at Port Canaveral, Nassau, and Great Stirrup Cay. Beginning January 20, 2023, through May 29, 2023, NCL Norwegian Sky sails 3- and 4-day roundtrip voyages from Miami FL, calling at Nassau, Freeport, and Great Stirrup Cay.

BERMUDA: In November 2022, NCL Norwegian Joy offers passengers a Bahamian winter escape on 5- and 7-day roundtrip sailings from New York City featuring overnights at the Royal Naval Dockyard. NCL Getaway also offers a 5-night cruises - in December 2022 and February-March 2023.

NCL cruises to Cuba

In December 2016, NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings) received permission to operate cruises to Cuba - beginning March 2017. The first-ever NCL ship visiting Cuba was Norwegian Sky.

  • NCL Sky's itinerary program offers 4-night cruises from Miami that include Havana overnights. The itinerary also visits the NCL private island Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas).
  • In 2018, NCL expands its Cuba cruise program to a total of 63 itineraries, most of which offer Havana overnight.
  • Norwegian Sun completed her first season of voyages to Cuba from Port Canaveral FL with her last roundtrip on September 3, 2018, before she moved to Miami for select itineraries before South America (for fall/winter season). Being the first Port Canaveral-homeported vessel to Cuba, NCL Sun ship served 30,000+ travelers on 15 roundtrips (4-day Cuba itinerary) during summer 2018 season, visiting Key West Florida and Havana (overnight). Following the successful first season, NCL Sun returned to Port Canaveral in April 2019 with Cuban itineraries.

IMPORTANT: On June 4, 2019, the US Government announced new regulations (economic sanctions) that ended group travel to Cuba, including via US-homeported cruise liners, effective immediately. The ban relates to "private and corporate aircraft, cruise ships, sailboats, fishing boats, and other similar aircraft and vessels". The US travel restrictions impacted hundreds of pre-scheduled cruise itineraries, which were adjusted to no longer stop in Cuban seaports.

NCL's Cuban cruise program was based on two Florida-homeported liners - Norwegian Sky (from Miami) and Norwegian Sun (from Port Canaveral). Following the US Gov's June 2019-issued ban on group travel to Cuba from USA, NCL revised all its scheduled itineraries visiting Cuban seaports. All planned departures beyond September 2 (2019) were auto-cancelled. Cuba-visiting itineraries prior September 2 were modified to exclude Havana and visit other Caribbean ports - including in Bahamas (Great Stirrup Cay Island, Freeport, Nassau) and Florida (Key West). The list of passenger shipping lines offering cruises to Cuba included:

    leaving from Tampa Florida - cheapest prices (from USD 480 pp) (ship Empress of the Seas, leaving from Miami Florida) (ship Veendam) leaving from Fort Lauderdale since December 2017 (ship Norwegian Sky, 4-day itineraries with Havana overnights - starting May 2017 (ship MSC Opera, leaving from Havana) (ships Marina and Regatta) starting in 2017, Cuba circumnavigation, stops in Cienfuegos and Havana, also part of some Panama Canal transition itineraries. (ship on Azamara Quest from Miami) (ship Marella Dream) 7-day, leaving roundtrip from Jamaica (Montego Bay) to Havana (yacht Le Ponant, leaving from Miami Florida)
  • Pearl Seas Cruises (ship Pearl Mist, leaving from Fort Lauderdale Florida) (chartered sailing ship MS Panorama II, leaving from Havana) (ship Celestyal Crystal, leaving from Havana and Montego Bay Jamaica) (ship MV Clio / ex Tere Moana) one-way from Miami to Havana, or the reverse from Havana to Miami (embarkation/disembarkation in port Cienfuegos).
  • International Expeditions (leaving from Havana, charter flights out of Miami)
  • Victory Cruise Lines - MS Victory I (former MS Saint Laurent) - fly-cruises from Miami to Havana (home-port Cienfuegos /departures)

According to the current Cuban law, US citizens of Cuban origin (born in Cuba) are not allowed to visit the island country (including on cruise ships). Regardless of their US citizenship status, Cuban-born Americans were denied booking on cruise itineraries visiting ports in Cuba. However, the situation changed in April 2016, after Carnival Corporation negotiated with the Cuban government for allowing ships with Cuban-born passengers, as such US citizens are allowed to visit the country on USA-Cuba charter flights. The Carnival-fathom line started Miami to Cuba cruises in May 2016.

Alaska Airlines offers regular nonstop flights to Havana from Los Angeles (California USA). An 80-min ling JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Havana costs less than USD 100. Previously, air travel from the USA to Cuba was thought charter flights only.

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USA's CDC eases warnings for cruises and recommends fully vaccinated travel

The USA's CDC agency (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) eased its warnings for cruises via a notch from the highest level that led to a.

$2 million donation from NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings turned down by Juneau Assembly

Juneau city leaders declined a US$2 million donation from NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings amid concerns from Assembly members about the public.

NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line reveals additional ex-USA sailings

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced additional sailings from New York City, Los Angeles CA, Port Canaveral FL, and Miami FL, and confirmed that its.

Crew medevaced from NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian jade

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NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line cancels Gem ship's ex-Dominicana schedule

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced it is canceling a 2nd ship that was scheduled to sail from outside the USA this summer. Scheduled voyages from.

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line redeploys 8 additional ships

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will resume operations from additional international and US homeports this fall. Passengers will once again.

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line resumes voyages from the USA on August 7 (Seattle to Alaska)

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it expected to resume operations from the United States beginning August 7, 2021, with week-long sailings.

NCL's newest cruise ship Norwegian Prima debuts with record-breaking sales

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line is once again breaking the boundaries of cruise vacation experiences via the reveal of its Norwegian Prima, which became.

VIDEO: NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line unveils new details on Norwegian Prima

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line revealed more details on its newest ship (scheduled for delivery by Fincantieri in summer 2022) Norwegian Prima. NCL Prima.

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line will name its newest ship Norwegian Prima

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line named its newest ship (scheduled for delivery by Fincantieri in summer 2022) Norwegian Prima. NCL Prima will be the.

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Scriptures and Themes

Note: “Inspired Version” (IV) Bible verse numbers are noted where they differ bold indicates scripture(s) to which the theme is most closely tied. Parentheses indicate verses that may be omitted from readings.

Scriptures and Themes - Year A (2019-2020)

NOVEMBER

November 22, 2020—Matthew 25:31-46—See Christ Among Us
Ordinary Time (Proper 29), Reign of Christ
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23

Scriptures and Themes - Year B (2020-2021)

NOVEMBER

November 29, 2020—Isaiah 64:1–9—God, Come among Us
First Sunday of Advent (Hope)
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37

DECEMBER

JANUARY

January 3, 2021—John 1:1–18—The Word Lives among Us
Second Sunday after Christmas Day
Psalm 147:12–20 Ephesians 1:3–14 Jeremiah 31:7–14

January 17, 2021—1 Samuel 3:1-20—Here I Am!
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Ordinary Time
Racial Justice Day
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51

January 31, 2021—Mark 1:21-28/1:19-25 IV—Recognize the Holy One
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Ordinary Time
Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Deuteronomy 18:15-20

FEBRUARY

February 7, 2021—Mark 1:29-39/1:26-35 IV—Proclaim Wholeness
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Ordinary Time
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Isaiah 40:21-31

February 14, 2021—Mark 9:2-9/9:1-6 IV—God's Beloved
Youth Ministries Day
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Transfiguration Sunday
Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 2 Kings 2:1-12

MARCH

March 7, 2021—Exodus 20:1-17—Hear God's Guidance
Third Sunday in Lent
World Hunger Emphasis
Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22

APRIL

April 4, 2021—Mark 16:1-8/16:1-7 IV and John 20:1–18—Risen!
Easter Day
Resurrection of the Lord
Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Isaiah 25:6-9 [same as All Saints’ Day]

May 9, 2021—Psalm 98—Sing!
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:44-48 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17

May 30, 2021—Isaiah 6:1-8—Here Am I, Send Me!
First Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Sunday, Ordinary Time
Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Scriptures and Themes – Year C (2021-2022)

NOVEMBER

November 28, 2021—Jeremiah 33:14-16—The Day Is Coming
First Sunday of Advent (Hope)
Psalm 25:1-10 Luke 21:25-36 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

DECEMBER

December 5, 2021—Malachi 3:1-4—Prepare the Way
Second Sunday of Advent (Love)
Luke 1:68-79 Luke 3:1-6 Philippians 1:3-11

December 12, 2021—Zephaniah 3:14-20—Sing and Rejoice!
Third Sunday of Advent (Joy)
Isaiah 12:2-6 Luke 3:7-18 Philippians 4:4-7

December 19, 2021—Micah 5:2-5a—O Little Town of Bethlehem
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Peace)
Psalm 80:1-7 Luke 1:39-55 Hebrews 10:5-10

December 25, 2021—Isaiah 9:2-7—A Child Is Born for Us
Christmas Day
Psalm 96 Luke 2:1-20 Titus 2:11-14

December 26, 2021—Luke 2:41-52—Listen to the Child
First Sunday after Christmas Day
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17

JANUARY

January 2, 2022—Jeremiah 31:7-14—Gladness for Sorrow
Second Sunday after Christmas Day
Psalm 147:12-20 John 1:1-18 Ephesians 1:3-14

January 6, 2022—Matthew 2:1-12—Offer Precious Gifts
Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12

January 9, 2022—Isaiah 43:1-7—Called by Name
First Sunday after the Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord (Ordinary Time)
Psalm 29 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Acts 8:14-17

January 16, 2022—John 2:1-11—A Sign of Things to Come
Second Sunday after the Epiphany (Ordinary Time)
Racial Justice Day
Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

January 23, 2022—Luke 4:14-21—A Call to Ministry
Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Ordinary Time)
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

January 30, 2022—Luke 4:21-30—Speak Truth to Power
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Ordinary Time)
Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

FEBRUARY

February 6, 2022—Isaiah 6:1-13—Whom Shall I Send?
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Ordinary Time)
Psalm 138 Luke 5:1-11 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

February 13, 2022—Jeremiah 17:5-10—Trust in the Lord
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Ordinary Time, Proper 1)
Youth Ministries Day
Psalm 1 Luke 6:17-26 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

February 20, 2022—Genesis 45:3-11, 15—Show Mercy
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany (Ordinary Time, Proper 2)
Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 Luke 6:27-38 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

February 27, 2022—Luke 9:28-43—Transform Us
Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Transfiguration Sunday
Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12—4:2

MARCH

March 2, 2022—Joel 2:1-2, 12-17—Return to God
Ash Wednesday
Psalm 51:1-17 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10

March 6, 2022—Luke 4:1-13—Enter the Wilderness
First Sunday in Lent
World Hunger Emphasis
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13

March 13, 2022—Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18—Count the Stars
Second Sunday in Lent
Psalm 27 Luke 13:31-35 Philippians 3:17—4:1

March 20, 2022—Isaiah 55:1-9—Seek the Lord
Third Sunday in Lent
Psalm 63:1-8 Luke 13:1-9 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

March 27, 2022—Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32—Come, Be Reconciled
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

APRIL

April 3, 2022—John 12:1-8—Generously Share
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14

April 10, 2022—Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29—Blessed Is the One Who Comes
Palm Sunday
Luke 19:28-40

April 10, 2022—Luke 22:14—23:56—Behold, Your King!
Passion Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11

April 14, 2022—Exodus 12:1-14—Share the Passover
Maundy Thursday
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

April 15, 2022—John 18:1—19:42—Lament, Suffering, and Grief
Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13—53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25

April 17, 2022—John 20:1-8 and Luke 24:1-12—He Is Risen!
Easter Day, Resurrection of the Lord
Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

April 24, 2022—John 20:19-31—Believe!
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 150 Revelation 1:4-8

May 1, 2022—Psalm 30—Clothed with Joy
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:1-20 John 21:1-19 Revelation 5:11-14

May 8, 2022—John 10:22-30—Hear the Shepherd’s Voice
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17

May 15, 2022—John 13:31-35—Love One Another – Can We Do It?
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6

May 22, 2022—John 14:23-29—Prepare a Sanctuary
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22—22:5

May 29, 2022—Luke 24:44-53—Receive Blessing
Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension of the Lord
Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 Ephesians 1:15-23

June 5, 2022—Acts 2:1-21 and John 14:8-17, 25-27—Come, Holy Spirit, Come
Day of Pentecost/Endowment Sunday
Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:14-17

June 12, 2022—John 16:12-15—Guide Us into Truth
First Sunday after the Pentecost, Trinity Sunday (Ordinary Time)
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5:1-5

June 19, 2022—1 Kings 19:1-15a—Discern Holy Presence
Ordinary Time (Proper 7)
Psalm 42 and 43 Luke 8:26-39 Galatians 3:23-29

June 26, 2022—Luke 9:51-62—What Matters Most?
Ordinary Time (Proper 8)
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25

July 3, 2022—2 Kings 5:1-14—Forgive Our Pride
Ordinary Time (Proper 9)
Psalm 30 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Galatians 6:1-16

July 10, 2022—Luke 10:25-37—Who Is My Neighbor?
Ordinary Time (Proper 10)
Amos 7:7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1:1-14

July 17, 2022—Amos 8:1-12—Cry for Justice
Ordinary Time (Proper 11)
Psalm 52 Luke 10:38-42 Colossians 1:15-28

July 24, 2022—Luke 11:1-13—Teach Us to Pray
Ordinary Time (Proper 12)
Hosea 1:2-10 Psalm 85 Colossians 2:6-19

July 31, 2022—Luke 12:13-21—Be Rich Toward God
Ordinary Time (Proper 13)
Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11

AUGUST

August 7, 2022—Luke 12:32-40—Where Is Your Heart?
Ordinary Time (Proper 14)
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

August 14, 2022—Luke 12:49-56—Jesus Brings Holy Disruption
Ordinary Time (Proper 15)
Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 Hebrews 11:29—12:2

August 21, 2022—Jeremiah 1:4-10—Listen for the Prophetic Call
Ordinary Time (Proper 16)
Psalm 71:1-6 Luke 13:10-17 Hebrews 12:18-29

August 28, 2022—Luke 14:1, 7-14—Humble Yourself
Ordinary Time (Proper 17)
Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

SEPTEMBER

September 4, 2022—Jeremiah 18:1-11—Clay in the Potter’s Hands
Ordinary Time (Proper 18)
World Hunger Emphasis
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Luke 14:25-33 Philemon 1-21

September 11, 2022—Luke 15:1-10—Rejoice! The Lost Is Found
Ordinary Time (Proper 19)
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17

September 18, 2022—Luke 16:1-13—Practice Faithful Stewardship
Ordinary Time (Proper 20)
Heritage Day
Jeremiah 8:18—9:1 Psalm 79:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7

September 25, 2022—Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15—A Word of Hope
Ordinary Time (Proper 21)
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 Luke 16:19-31 1 Timothy 6:6-19

OCTOBER

October 2, 2022—Luke 17:5-10—Si tuvieras fe/If You Only Had Faith
Ordinary Time (Proper 22)
Lamentations 1:1-6 Psalm 137 2 Timothy 1:1-14

October 9, 2022—Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7—Seek the Welfare of the City
Ordinary Time (Proper 23)
Psalm 66:1-12 Luke 17:11-19 2 Timothy 2:8-15

October 16, 2022—Jeremiah 31:27-34—Written on Our Hearts
Ordinary Time (Proper 24)
Children’s Sabbath
Psalm 119:97-104 Luke 18:1-8 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5

October 23, 2022—Joel 2:23-52—Rain Down
Ordinary Time (Proper 25)
Psalm 65 Luke 18:9-14 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

October 30, 2022—Habakkuk 1:1-4 2:1-4—Write the Vision
Ordinary Time (Proper 26)
Psalm 119:137-144 Luke 19:1-10 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

NOVEMBER

November 1, 2022—Luke 6:20-31—Blessing in Action
All Saints’ Day
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1:11-23

November 6, 2022—Haggai 1:15b—2:9—Have Courage
Ordinary Time (Proper 27)
Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 Luke 20:27-38 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17

November 13, 2022—Isaiah 65:17-25—Prepare for a New Creation
Ordinary Time (Proper 28)
Isaiah 12 Luke 21:5-19 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

November 20, 2022—Jeremiah 23:1-6—Witness the Suffering Servant
Ordinary Time (Proper 29), Christ the King
Luke 1:68-79 Luke 23:33-43 Colossians 1:11-20

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1 January 20218:0616:027h 56m
2 January 20218:0616:037h 57m
3 January 20218:0616:047h 58m
4 January 20218:0616:057h 59m
5 January 20218:0616:078h 1m
6 January 20218:0516:088h 3m
7 January 20218:0516:098h 4m
8 January 20218:0416:108h 6m
9 January 20218:0416:128h 8m
10 January 20218:0316:138h 10m
11 January 20218:0316:158h 12m
12 January 20218:0216:168h 14m
13 January 20218:0216:178h 15m
14 January 20218:0116:198h 18m
15 January 20218:0016:218h 21m
16 January 20217:5916:228h 23m
17 January 20217:5816:248h 26m
18 January 20217:5716:258h 28m
19 January 20217:5616:278h 31m
20 January 20217:5516:298h 34m
21 January 20217:5416:308h 36m
22 January 20217:5316:328h 39m
23 January 20217:5216:348h 42m
24 January 20217:5116:358h 44m
25 January 20217:4916:378h 48m
26 January 20217:4816:398h 51m
27 January 20217:4716:418h 54m
28 January 20217:4516:428h 57m
29 January 20217:4416:449h 0m
30 January 20217:4316:469h 3m
31 January 20217:4116:489h 7m

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