Norwegian’s new cruise itineraries

Norwegian Cruise Line has opened its North American winter 2020/2021 itineraries for sale. Sister ships, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore, will sail from Miami to the Caribbean. Norwegian Escape will debut in Port Canaveral and Norwegian Epic will return to San Juan. “We are so pleased with the variety of itineraries we are providing, including positioning sister ships, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore, to sail from the Cruise Capital of the World, where we can showcase the ship’s stand-out amenities to thousands of guests each week,” Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line says.

Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida and Panama Canal

Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy sea trial.

Norwegian Joy sea trial. Picture: NCL

Norwegian Joy will set sail from Miami for the first time and cruise a mix of five-to-seven-day Western and Eastern Caribbean voyages. Beginning 24 October the ship’s Western Caribbean cruises will include calls to Roatan Island, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. The Eastern Caribbean voyages will include Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and the company’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.

Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Encore will return to Miami to sail seven-day cruises to the Western Caribbean with calls to Roatan Island, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. She will also sail 12-to-13-day cruises through the Panama Canal, with visits to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.

Norwegian Escape

From 21 November, Norwegian Escape will homeport in Port Canaveral, sailing five-and-seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries with calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The ship will also sail two, four-day Bahamas cruises with visits to Nassau, Freeport and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

Norwegian Breakaway

Following her North-American summer season in Miami, Norwegian Breakaway will return to New Orleans on 22 November, cruising seven-day voyages to the Western Caribbean with calls to Roatan Island, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico from 20 December. She will sail seven-day cruises to the crystal blue waters of the Southern Caribbean with visits to Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Castries, St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Kralendijk, Bonaire.

Norwegian Getaway

From December Norwegian Getaway will sail select seven-and-eight-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida from New York which will include calls to Port Canaveral, Florida; Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The ship will also cruise five-day Eastern Caribbean voyages out of Miami, with stops in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas as well as and seven-day Western Caribbean cruises with calls to Roatan Island, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

Norwegian Gem

From 30 November Norwegian Gem will return to New York cruising a variety of 10,11,12 and 14-day Southern Caribbean voyages. Ports include Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; St. John’s, Antigua; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. Maarten, Netherlands; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Jade will call Tampa, Florida home from 22 November. The ship will sail a variety of Western and Southern Caribbean cruises through to 11 April. Seven-day cruises to the Western Caribbean will include calls to Roatan Island, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico while Southern Caribbean cruises will visit George Town, Cayman Islands; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Castries, St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. John’s, Antigua; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Line. Picture: NCL

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl will sail a mix of Western and Southern Caribbean cruises as well as Panama Canal and Bahamas itineraries from Miami beginning 4 November. The ship’s five-day Western Caribbean voyages will include visits to Harvest Caye, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico. Norwegian Pearl’s 11-day Panama Canal cruises will sail to Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan Island, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico. Her 14-day voyage to the Southern Caribbean will stop in Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John’s, Antigua; St. Maarten, Netherlands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The ship’s four-day Bahamas cruise will include visits to Freeport, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.

Mexican Riviera

From 18 October Norwegian Bliss will return to Los Angeles to sail an array of voyages including five-to-seven-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera with visits to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta and Ensenada. She will embark on select 16-day Panama Canal cruises from Los Angeles to Miami and back, featuring calls to Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; and Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While in Miami, she will sail seven-day Eastern Caribbean voyages with stops in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

Australia

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel – at sea. Picture: NCL

Recently renovated with bow-to-stern enhancements, Norwegian Jewel will embark on Australia and New Zealand cruises beginning 9 October. Her popular Australia and New Zealand cruises will visit some of New Zealand’s most beautiful destinations including Milford Sound, Doubtful Fjord, Dusky Fjord, Dunedin, Picton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Bay of Islands and Auckland.

South America

From 19 December, Norwegian Star will sail 14-day South American cruises with calls to Montevideo and Punta Del Este, Uruguay; Puerto Madryn, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; Ushuaia, Argentina; Punta Arenas, Cape Horn, Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt, Chile. All itineraries are open for sale with the exception of the Norwegian Jewel, Pearl and Star sailings which will open for sale on 21 December.

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