Norwegian Releases 2018/2019 Cruise Schedule

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced their summer and fall 2018, and winter 2018/2019 itineraries.  The line’s deployments span across the world, and are now on sale for all cruise guests.


In summer 2018, Norwegian will be sailing Alaskan waters on three ships.  The brand-new Norwegian Bliss is being purpose-built for Alaska, and will arrive in June 2018.  Her inaugural season will offer seven-day cruises from Seattle, making it the first Norwegian ship to make its debut there.

Following an extensive renovation in 2017, Norwegian Pearl will sail seven-day Glacier Bay Alaska cruises from Seattle.

Rounding out the Alaska fleet, Norwegian Sun will return to Vancouver and Seward to offer the popular north and southbound seven-day Alaska highlights cruises, giving guests the opportunity to book back-to-back sailings for a 14-day roundtrip adventure.


Guests sailing with Norwegian in Europe will have five ships to choose from in summer 2018.  Norwegian Breakaway will leave New York in April for a 12-day transatlantic voyage to London.  She will then head into dry dock for various enhancements, then journey to her new seasonal homeport of Copenhagen.  From there, the ship will operate nine-day Scandinavia & Russia cruises throughout the summer.

Norwegian Jade will return to Europe in summer 2018, sailing a series of Norway, Iceland, and North Cape cruises from London and Hamburg – showcasing the Norwegian fjords and British Isles on select dates.

Norwegian Spirit will return also, sailing 10-day western Mediterranean and 11-day eastern Mediterranean & Adriatic cruises from Civitavecchia (Rome).

Norwegian Star will reposition to Venice, sailing a series of seven-day Greek Isles and Adriatic & Greece cruises from The Floating City.

Norwegian Epic, which recently underwent an extensive refurbishment will once again sail seven-day western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona to Rome, showcasing the best of Italy, France, and Spain.

That winter, Norwegian Spirit will sail from Barcelona to the Canary Islands & Morocco on a series of 10 and 11-day cruises for guests looking to escape winter weather and explore Northern Africa.


Norwegian will continue sailing from New York City and Boston to Bermuda between April and September 2018.  The line’s newest ship Norwegian Escape will reposition to New York, operating seven-day cruises to Bermuda each week.

Norwegian Dawn recently underwent extensive enhancements, and will also sail seven-day cruises to Bermuda, but from Boston every Friday.

Bahamas & Florida

In summer 2018, Norwegian Gem will set sail for the Bahamas and Florida each week from New York.  Norwegian Sky will continue to sail 3 and 4-day Bahamas cruises from Miami year-round, providing guests a chance to escape to Great Stirrup Cay, which is currently undergoing extensive enhancements.

In the winter, Escape will remain in New York, and bring guests to the Bahamas and Florida on seven-day cruises.  Norwegian Breakaway will return to New York from Europe, and will also sail seven-day Bahamas & Florida cruises from Manhattan during winter 2018/2019.


Seven Norwegian ships will be operating in the Caribbean during 2018 and 2019, from New York, Boston, Port Canaveral, San Juan, Miami, New Orleans, and Tampa.

From December to February, Escape will sail from New York on 12 and 14-day southern Caribbean cruises, as well as 14-day western Caribbean cruises which will include a call at the line’s new private destination in Belize – Harvest Caye.  Breakaway will also sail 10 and 11-day eastern Caribbean voyages from New York, including calls in the Virgin Islands.

New for 2018, guests cruising from Boston can set sail on Norwegian Dawn for a 14-day eastern Caribbean cruise in October 2018.

Norwegian Gem will reposition to New Orleans for 7, 10, and 11-day cruises to the western Caribbean.  Guests sailing from Miami in the winter can head to the western Caribbean as well, on Norwegian Getaway for 7-day cruises that include a stop in Harvest Caye.  Norwegian Pearl will homeport in Tampa during winter 2018, sailing seven-day cruises to the western Caribbean.

Norwegian Dawn will homeport seasonally in San Juan during the winter, sailing to the southern Caribbean on 7, 10, and 11-day cruises.  Guests can also sail to the southern Caribbean from Miami on Norwegian Jade on a 10-day cruises on select dates from November to April.

Norwegian Epic will return to Port Canaveral in fall 2018, alternating western and eastern Caribbean cruises, along with select 10 and 11-day western Caribbean sailings from November to January with a call in Harvest Caye.  Those who want to visit Great Stirrup Cay can do so from Port Canaveral in March, as Epic will also offer a four-day Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral and a five-day western Caribbean cruises that calls in Cozumel and Great Stirrup Cay.

Canada & New England

Norwegian will be operating three ships in Canada and New England in fall 2018.  Norwegian Escape will operate 7-day cruises from New York on select dates in September.

For those looking for a summer cruise, Gem will also sail north from New York in June 2018 on two 7-day cruises calling in Maine, St. John, and Halifax.  The ship will also operate extended 10-day cruises from New York that include an overnight in Québec City.

Norwegian Dawn will sail a series of northbound and southbound 7-day cruises between Boston and Quebec, offering the opportunity to combine for a 14-day ultimate fall getaway.


The recently-refurbished Pride of America will continue to sail her popular 7-day Hawaii itinerary from Honolulu each Saturday through May 2019.  The ship is the only one to sail the islands, and features calls like an overnight in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kauai; and an afternoon scenic cruise past the Nãpali Coast.

Panama Canal & Mexican Riviera

A bucket-list kind of experience, Norwegian will offer one-way and roundtrip Panama Canal cruises on three ships in 2018 and 2019.  Norwegian Jade and Pearl will sail 11 and 14-day roundtrip cruises from Tampa and Miami, giving guests the chance to see one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Those looking for an extended cruises can embark on Norwegian Star from either Miami or Los Angeles during select dates from January to March for a 14-day one-way cruise that includes a daytime transit of the canal.  Norwegian Pearl will also sail a one-way from LA to Tampa in October.

West Coast guests can embark on a seven-day Mexican Riviera sailing from Los Angeles on select dates in December and March that calls in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas.

South America

Norwegian Sun will once again return to South America, sailing a series of alternating westbound and eastbound 14-day itineraries between Valparaiso, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina in the winter, featuring a sail around Cape Horn and Tierra del Fuego’s beautiful fjords.

All sailings are available to book except Norwegian Bliss, which will open up on January 10, 2017.

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