SYDNEY, 22 December 2017: Norwegian Cruise Line introduced its fleet line-up of northern hemisphere summer 2019 itineraries this week.
Billed as featuring some of the world’s hottest destinations, guests choose from five ships sailing in Europe, three to Alaska and two calling on Bermuda.
Other itineraries include the Bahamas and Florida, the Caribbean, Canada and New England and the Hawaiian Islands.
Norwegian’s new itineraries are open for sale after a pre-release offer for returning guests that closed yesterday for a variety top cruise to popular destinations.
The youngest fleet to sail to the breathtaking glaciers of Alaska will return to the region in 2019, with Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel all cruising to this ‘last frontier’. After making her debut in 2018, Norwegian Bliss will return for her second Alaska season, sailing seven–day Glacier Bay voyages departing each Sunday from Seattle, beginning 5 May through to 22 September 2019.
The largest ship to sail to Alaska, Norwegian Bliss is the first cruise ship custom–built with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience, including observation lounges and a waterfront featuring dining and lounges.
Norwegian Pearl, which recently underwent an extensive renovation, earlier this year, will sail seven–day Alaska cruises from Seattle departing on Saturdays from 18 May 18 through to 21 September.
Rounding out the Alaska fleet, Norwegian Jewel will return to Vancouver and Seward after a bow to stern enhancement in the North–American autumn 2018 to sail seven–day Glacier Bay northbound and Inside Passage southbound Alaska voyages, offering guests the opportunity to combine back–to–back sailings over a 14–day roundtrip cruise.
Bahamas & Florida
For the first time since 2010, Norwegian Dawn will return to her first homeport of New York City as essentially a new ship, after undergoing bow to stern enhancements in late 2016. Norwegian Dawn will set sail from Manhattan on seven–day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida, bringing guests the best of beaches, theme parks and sunshine from 25 May to 31 August 31 2019.
In 2019, Norwegian will once again offer guests two departure ports from which to set sail for Bermuda. Guests sailing from Boston will enjoy exploring this exotic Atlantic island from a newer and larger ship, Norwegian Gem, a popular Jewel–class ship that will homeport in Beantown from 29 March 29 through 8 November, 2019.
Norwegian Escape, which moves to New York City for the North–American summer 2018, will continue her stay in the Big Apple through the 2019 season, sailing to Bermuda from 14 April until 20 October 2019. Both Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Escape will offer the perfect city getaway, with seven–day cruises to Bermuda featuring three full days in port and two overnight stays, so guests can experience the beautiful British territory at their leisure.
Canada & New England
Early in the northern hemisphere summer is the best time to enjoy the beauty and stunning scenery of New England and coastal Canada. Norwegian Dawn will offer four, seven–day cruises to this spectacular coast line in May and June 2019, with calls in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick; Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; and Newport, Rhode Island.
After returning from her first North–American winter season in New Orleans, Norwegian Breakaway will reposition from the Big Easy to the cruise capital of the world, Port Miami, for the first time. As one of the largest ships in the fleet, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway will homeport in Miami for her North-American summer 2019 season and cruise a mix of Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. Norwegian Breakaway’s seven–day Western Caribbean itineraries will visit Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and the beautiful island destination of Harvest Caye, Belize. Norwegian Breakaway’s seven–day Eastern Caribbean itinerary will feature some of the region’s most popular ports–of–call including St. Thomas, USVI; Tortola, BVI; Nassau, Bahamas and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Guests will explore Europe aboard Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Star and Norwegian Spirit.
The popular Norwegian Epic will return to Europe in the Northern–Hemisphere summer, 2019 to sail seven–day western Mediterranean cruises, with embarkation available in either Barcelona and Rome (Civitavecchia), showcasing the best of Italy, France and Spain.
With departures from 12 May through 3 November 2019, guests sailing aboard Norwegian Epic’s seven–day western Europe cruises will encounter some of the most culturally rich and iconic destinations in the world.
Following an extensive renovation in 2017, Norwegian Jade will spend her northern hemisphere summer 2019 season cruising the waters of the Greek Isles and Italy from 12 May through ti 24 October, 2019. Norwegian Jade’s 10 and 11–day itineraries from Rome (Civitavecchia) will have port of calls in Santorini, Athens (Piraeus), Mykonos, and Crete (Chania), Greece; Valletta, Malta; Messina, Sicily; as well as Naples and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy.
Norwegian Star, which will undergo a refurbishment in spring 2018, will also sail the Greek Isles and eastern Mediterranean, offering seven–day cruises and a small selection of nine, 10, 11, and 12–day sailings departing from Venice, Italy from 12 May through to 10 November 2019.
The ship will call at some of Greece’s most enchanting island destinations including Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Cephalonia, as well as the outstanding Adriatic destinations of Kotor, Montenegro and Dubrovnik, Croatia on the glimmering Dalmatian Coast.
Norwegian Spirit will home port in Southampton for the northern hemisphere summer of 2019 and sail a selection of 10–day or longer itineraries journeying to the British Isles, Iceland, Norwegian Fjords, the Arctic Circle, and the Baltics. Full itinerary details will be released when the ship opens for sale in mid–January.
Norwegian is the only cruise line that offers a seven–day inter–island itinerary, on the US–flagged Pride of America.
The itinerary offers nearly 100 hours of port time in Hawaii’s main islands, including an overnight in Kahului, Maui; a call in Hilo; Kailua, Kona; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kauai; and an afternoon cruising past the breathtaking Nãpali Coast. Norwegian’s Pride of America will depart from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2021.