Norwegian Cruise Line has announced select fall/winter itineraries for the 2017 and 2018 season. Highlights include a variety of Caribbean voyages from New York, Miami, and Port Canaveral; 10-day Canary Islands cruises from Barcelona; and the cruise line’s popular 7-day Hawaii sailings from Honolulu.
Florida, Bahamas, and Caribbean
Norwegian’s newest ship, Norwegian Escape, will continue to do 7-day eastern Caribbean voyages every Saturday from Miami, year round. It will call in St. Thomas, Tortola, and Nassau. The ship features 28 dining choices, Broadway entertainment, the first nursery for 6 mo-2 yr, and more.
Norwegian Getaway will be sailing to the western Caribbean from Miami, which returns to the US from the Baltic in fall 2017. She will sail 7-day cruises each Sunday from October 29, 2017 to April 22, 2018. The voyages will call in Roatán, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and the cruise line’s newest destination: Harvest Caye.
Also returning to the US in fall 2017 is Norwegian Epic, to homeport seasonally in Port Canaveral through the winter. The ship will be sailing 3, 4, and 7-day itineraries to the eastern and western Caribbean and Bahamas. Her featured call will be in Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay. The island will be receiving new amenities, features, and enhancements over the next 16 months, and will be an almost-new destination when it welcomes guests next year.
The Epic will sail alternating week-long cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean from Port Canaveral from November 5, 2017 to March 21, 2018. The eastern itinerary will call in Tortola, St. Thomas, and Great Stirrup Cay. The western itinerary will stop in Cozumel, George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, and Great Stirrup Cay. The ship will also offer 3 and 4-day Bahamas cruises in March 2018 with stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.
Guests looking for a longer itinerary will enjoy a cruise on the recently enhanced Norwegian Gem, from October 21, 2017 to April 17, 2018. The ship will offer alternating 10 and 11-day cruises to the eastern Caribbean from New York City. She will call in San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Tortola. The 11-day voyage also features a stop in Basseterre, St. Kitts.
Norwegian Sky will continue to sail short 3 and 4-day cruises from Miami year-round. Those voyages will feature a free open bar on all sailings.
Norwegian Spirit will enter dry dock early next year for major enhancements, and will stay in Europe for fall and winter 2017, sailing the Canary Islands from Barcelona. From November 23, 2017 to April 24, 2018, she will do a 10-day Canary Islands, Spain, and Morocco cruise. Ports of call include Casablanca, Morocco; Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands; Funchal, Madeira; and Malaga and Alicante, Spain.
Canada and New England
In addition to the already announced week-long cruises from New York City during fall foliage season, Norwegian Gem will also sail a 10-day eastern Canada and Quebec voyage from New York City, which calls in Halifax, an overnight in Quebec City, Newfoundland, and Sydney.
Pride of America will continue her popular 7-day Hawaiian itinerary from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2018. The voyage offers over 100 hours of in-port time, and calls in Hilo, an overnight in Kahului, Kona, an overnight in Nãwiliwili, and an afternoon cruise past the Nãpali Coast.
In a case of great timing, Norwegian also rolled out their updated website, featuring, among other things, an entire section dedicated to photos and information on recent updates, as well as a calendar of upcoming drydocks. The site now gives visitors a glimpse into the classed-up Bliss Ultralounge aboard the Norwegian Gem, the Norwegian Epic’s Cavern Club, (named after the Liverpool club where the Beatles got their big break) and a preview of Harvest Caye, the southern Belize destination spot set to open this November. All of this and more can be accessed by clicking on the Norwegian Edge tab on the homepage.