Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed selections of their fall/winter 2019/2020 schedule, which will feature a great variety of cruises in the Caribbean, Bahamas, South America, and Canada/New England. Most of the line’s newest and largest vessels will be calling a new city home in 2019. Norwegian’s new itineraries will open for sale tomorrow, January 17 for returning guests and Thursday, January 18 for the general public.
Bahamas & Florida
The upcoming new ship Norwegian Bliss will be launching this summer, and will lead the youngest fleet sailing to the Bahamas from New York City for winter 2019/20. The ship will boast 27 dining options, a two-story electric racetrack, and Broadway-style shows. It will be the newest and largest ship sailing from the Big Apple with a wide range of itineraries – 18 to be exact. There will be 7 and 8-day Bahamas & Florida sailings, along with 12 and 14-day cruises to the southern and western Caribbean.
Norwegian Bliss will homeport in Manhattan beginning November 24, 2019 and set sail each Sunday for the Bahamas and Florida. Those cruises will stop in Port Canaveral, Nassau, and the line’s private island Great Stirrup Cay.
Norwegian Gem will kick off the 2019 holiday season with an 8-day Bahamas & Florida cruise from New York City on December 13, 2019. The family-friendly itinerary includes an overnight stay and two days in Port Canaveral (near Orlando), a call in Nassau, and a day in Great Stirrup Cay.
Those looking for a quick winter getaway can board Norwegian Dawn from Tampa for a five-day Bahamas & Florida cruise departing January 16, 2020. The schedule includes stops in Key West, Nassau, and Great Stirrup Cay.
On December 1, 2019, Norwegian Bliss will begin a 12-day journey to the Southern Caribbean, stopping in San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Antigua on the way. The vessel will also offer a 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise on January 19 that will additionally call in Tortola and St. Maarten. Guests looking for a western Caribbean extended 14-day cruise on Bliss have two dates to choose from: January 5 and February 2. It includes calls in Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Roatán, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, and Cozumel.
Guests cruising from New Orleans will be able to experience Norwegian Breakaway in 2018 and Norwegian Getaway in 2019. For the first time, Norwegian Getaway will sail a mix of 7, 9, and 12-day cruises to the western Caribbean from New Orleans beginning November 8, 2019. Also for the first time, Norwegian Epic will be sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. From December 8 to March 15, she will be the youngest and largest ship to homeport there. Itineraries include 7, 10, and 11-day voyages.
Following 1.5 years in New York City, Norwegian Escape will return to Miami on November 23, 2019 and operate 7-day Western Caribbean cruises through April 18, 2020. The 4,200 guest ship features 27 dining options, 21 bars and lounges, and the largest aqua park and ropes course at sea. The cruises will visit Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatán, and Harvest Caye.
Norwegian Breakaway will extend her stay in Florida by repositioning from Miami to Port Canaveral, arriving on November 23, 2019. As one of the largest ships in Canaveral, she will spend her winter 2019/20 season operating 7-day eastern and western Caribbean cruises every Saturday. The eastern itinerary includes stops in St. Thomas, Tortola, and Great Stirrup Cay. The western includes Falmouth, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.
Norwegian Dawn will be returning to Tampa, with cruises from November 24, 2019 to March 22, 2020. The recently renovated ship will sail primarily 7-day western Caribbean cruises with a variety of ports of call including Roatán, Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Harvest Caye. Norwegian Gem will return to the Big Apple for winter 2019 from November 22, 2019 to March 16, 2020. Gem will sail a variety of 10 and 11-day southern Caribbean cruises and one 14-day cruise from New York with ports including St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Thomas, and St. Lucia.
Canada and New England
Norwegian Escape will complete her stay in New York City with some beautiful Canada and New England cruises. Throughout September 2019, the ship will offer four roundtrip 7-day cruises to the Canadian coastline, with calls in Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick; and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Gem will both offer a selection of bucket-list cruises through the Panama Canal. Gem will cruise from New York to San Francisco on a 20-day journey departing January 4, 2020, and then back to New York on a 21-day cruise departing January 24. Along the incredible coast-to-coast voyages guests will stop in Curaçao, Aruba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, and Southern California.
Norwegian Dawn will operate a unique 15-day cruise from New York City to Tampa to the Panama Canal, departing November 9, 2019. The open jaw sailing will call in Curaçao, Aruba, two cities in Colombia, a daytime transit of the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Roatán, Harvest Caye, and Costa Maya. The ship will also sail a 14-day roundtrip Panama Canal cruise from Tampa on December 1, 2019.
Guests looking to explore the beauty and adventure of South America can do so on the recently-updated Norwegian Star, which will replace Norwegian Sun in December 2019. The ship will sail South America for the winter season in 2019 and 2020, offering 14-day sailings from Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The eastbound cruises depart on December 21, January 18, and February 15 and the westbound voyages depart on January 4, February 1, and February 29, 2020. Among a number of ports, guests will also sail the Patagonic Channels, Chilean Fjords, Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Canal Moraleda, and around Cape Horn.