Norwegian Cruise Line announces select 2020 and 2021 itineraries
Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel, today announced select 2020 and 2021 itineraries for 12 of its 17 ships.
The itineraries include Norwegian Encore’s debut in Seattle where she will sail seven-day cruises to Alaska alongside her sister ship Norwegian Bliss, as well as Norwegian Joy’s arrival in New York for the first time. Further, Norwegian Spirit, which will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar revitalisation in early 2020, will sail a variety of port-intensive itineraries from Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China. Norwegian Jewel will sail French Polynesia, Hawaii and South Pacific cruises in the Northern-Hemisphere spring of 2020 and 2021.
“We are very excited to have opened for sale incredibly appealing itineraries across our innovative fleet,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “With these compelling sailings as well as the introduction of our latest ships, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore, and the revitalisation of our mid-size vessels, we are confident guests will continue to savor every moment of their cruise vacation when they travel with us.”
Following are the itineraries announced today:
Norwegian Bliss, which launched last year, will be joined in Seattle this year and next by Norwegian Joy and in 2021 by the soon-to-debut Norwegian Encore. Both Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Encore will offer a variety of seven-day cruises. Norwegian Bliss will call to Juneau, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, Alaska as well as to Victoria, British Columbia beginning 24 April, 2021. Her first visit to Icy Strait Point will be on 12 May, 2021. Norwegian Encore will commence her Alaska season on 2 May, 2021, sailing to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia. All of Norwegian Encore’s Alaska itineraries will feature Glacier Bay. Norwegian Joy will sail to Alaska, visiting Juneau, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point as well as Victoria, British Columbia from April 2020 to October 2020. Beginning 10 May, 2021, Norwegian Jewel returns to Vancouver, British Columbia and Seward, Alaska to sail her incredibly popular seven-day Glacier Bay Northbound and Inside Passage itineraries.
On 25 April, 2021, Norwegian Epic will return to Europe to sail her popular seven-day itineraries from Barcelona, Spain and Rome (Civitavecchia) with calls to Naples and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, France; and Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Beginning 2 May, 2021, Norwegian Dawn will once again cruise the Greek Isles from Venice, Italy with seven-day sailings that include visits to Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Argostoli, Greece.
As of 29 April, 2021, Norwegian Getaway will offer 10 and 11-day cruises to the Greek Isles and Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy with stops in Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Naples and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy.
Returning to Europe on 28 May, 2021, Norwegian Escape will offer nine-day cruises to the Baltic region from Copenhagen, Denmark with calls to Warnemünde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden and an overnight in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Asia and South Pacific
Beginning 9 May, 2020 and opening for sale on 1 May, 2019, Norwegian Spirit will sail a variety of port-intensive itineraries from Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China. These 11 to 15-day itineraries will feature bucket-list worthy destinations including calls to Shanghai and Beijing, China; Osaka, Okinawa, Mount Fuji (Shimizu) and Sapporo, Japan; and Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan.
In early 2020, as part of the company’s Norwegian Edge® program, Norwegian Spirit will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar revitalisation including new venues, updated staterooms and public spaces.
Norwegian Jewel will sail a variety of French Polynesia, Hawaii, and South Pacific cruises in the Northern-Hemisphere spring of 2020 and 2021. Opening for sale on 17 April , 2019, these 11 to 21-day sailings will cruise from Sydney, Australia; Papeete, Tahiti; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Vancouver, British Columbia featuring visits to incredible destinations such as Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, and Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia; Lautoka, Suva, and Dravuni, Fiji; Noumea, Lifou, and Ille des Pins, New Caledonia; Mystery Island, Espiritu Santo, and Port Vila, Vanuatu; and the Big Island (Hilo and Kailua-Kona), Maui (Kahului), Kauai (Nawiliwili), and Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii.
As of 13 April, 2021, Norwegian Breakaway will cruise a mix of five, seven and nine-day Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean cruises from Miami. Her Eastern Caribbean sailings will include calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. Her Western Caribbean cruises feature visits to Roatán Island, Honduras; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and the Caribbean’s premier resort-style destination in Belize, Harvest Caye. Norwegian Breakaway’s Southern Caribbean cruises will visit Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaçao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Bermuda, Canada and New England
Beginning 14 April, 2021, Norwegian Joy will homeport in New York City for the first time, sailing a mix of Bermuda as well as Canada and New England cruises. Her seven-day Bermuda sailings will offer guests three full days to explore the island, while her five-day Canada and New England voyages will feature visits to Portland, Maine and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
From 18 April, 2021, Norwegian Gem will sail a mix of seven-day Bermuda cruises from Boston as well as seven-day Canada and New England cruises from Boston and Quebec City, Canada. Visits include Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Saguenay, Quebec; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Following her Caribbean cruises from Miami on 24 August, 2021, Norwegian Breakaway will sail seven-day Canada and New England cruises from New York that will include calls to Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Saint John, New Brunswick.
For more information or to book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, please contact a travel professional; call Norwegian in Australia on 1300 255 200 or in New Zealand on 0800 969 283; or visit www.ncl.com.
SOURCE: Norwegian Cruise Line