Highlights include three new Alaska itineraries; Bermuda and Bahamas & Florida cruises from New York City; Boston to Bermuda sailings; Canada & New England cruises; and three- and four-night all-inclusive cruises from Miami to the Bahamas
Wiesbaden, December 15, 2015 –Norwegian Cruise Line today announced its summer 2017 deployment, featuring an array of exciting itineraries, all featuring Norwegian’s signature freedom and flexibility on board. Whether guests wish to experience the adventure of a lifetime in Alaska; enjoy a relaxing cruise to the pink sands of Bermuda; or sail away to the clear blue waters of the Bahamas, there is a cruise available from convenient ports of departure including New York, Boston and Miami. The new itineraries go on sale on December 22, 2015 for Latitudes Rewards guests and travel partners and on December 23, 2015 for all bookings.
“Guests sailing on Norwegian Cruise Line in summer 2017 can explore the world through a variety of cruises to spectacular destinations, all while enjoying the freedom and flexibility that only a Norwegian cruise can offer,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Guests can feel free to cruise to the best of Bermuda and the Bahamas on four beautiful ships, including the recently refurbished Norwegian Gem, or experience the scenic beauty of Alaska on some of the youngest ships in the industry.”
Exploring Alaska by sea will now be more exciting than ever with Norwegian, with a number of itineraries ranging in length from seven to 14 nights. Norwegian will continue to offer the youngest fleet in Alaska, with three ships sailing in the summer of 2017: Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel, sailing seven-night Glacier Bay and Sawyer Glacier itineraries, respectively, from Seattle; and Norwegian Sun, sailing seven-night Alaska cruises alternating between Vancouver, Canada and Seward, USA.
New for summer 2017, Norwegian will offer three longer itineraries, giving guests the opportunity to be fully immersed in the beauty and wonder of Alaska. On Norwegian Jewel, guests can choose from a breath-taking eight-night Sawyer Glacier cruise from Vancouver to Seattle on May 5, 2017, featuring port calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point, USA; Victoria, Canada; and a cruise past the Sawyer Glacier. Also on Norwegian Jewel, guests can explore the wonder of this majestic state with a ten-night Ultimate Alaska cruise from Seattle to Vancouver on September 23, 2017. This incredible itinerary features the finest the last frontier has to offer, beginning with a cruise through the Inside Passage followed by calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Sitka, USA; Prince Rupert, Canada; plus a cruise to Sawyer Glacier and Glacier Bay.
Guests looking for the definitive Alaska cruising experience can opt for a 14-night Ultimate Alaska cruise from San Francisco to Vancouver on Norwegian Sun, departing on May 15, 2017. This itinerary provides guests the chance to experience the best of the forty-ninth state, with calls in Astoria, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Sitka, USA; Prince Rupert and Nanaimo, Canada; and cruises through Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, Sawyer Glacier and the Inside Passage.
Bahamas and Florida
The recently refurbished Norwegian Gem will sail seven-night Bahamas & Florida cruises from New York in 2017, from April 29, 2017 to August 26, 2017. This popular family-friendly itinerary includes visits to Port Canaveral (Orlando), Norwegian’s private island Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. Along with the addition of brand favourites Sugarcane Mojito Bar and O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill last year, Norwegian Gem also recently received extensive interior enhancements including upgrades to fabrics, fixtures and carpeting in all speciality restaurants, bars, lounges, staterooms and suites.
For a shorter Bahamas cruise option, Norwegian Sky will offer the freedom and flexibility of the most inclusive contemporary cruise holiday at sea, with three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas year-round from Miami departing Fridays and Mondays, with free unlimited beer, wine and premium spirits included. Ports of call include: Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island.
Norwegian will continue its tradition of sailing from both New York City and Boston to the pink sand beaches of Bermuda between April and October, 2017. Norwegian Breakaway will sail from New York City to Bermuda on seven-night cruises every Sunday from April 23, 2017 through September 24, 2017. From Boston, Norwegian Dawn will sail seven-night cruises, departing every Friday, from May 5, 2017 through September 15, 2017 as well as on October 20 and 27, 2017.
Canada & New England
Norwegian Gem will again offer two summer Canada & New England roundtrip cruises from New York City in 2017. These seven-night sailings on June 10 and June 24, 2017 call in the iconic ports of Halifax and Saint John, Canada as well as Bar Harbor and Portland, USA.
During prime foliage season, Norwegian Gem will also offer alternating seven-night roundtrip cruises from New York City from September 2 to October 14, 2017, visiting four beautiful ports of call: Halifax and Saint John, Canada as well as Portland, USA and Bar Harbor or Boston, USA. Sailing from Boston, Norwegian Dawn will offer two seven-night, one-way Canada & New England cruises on September 22 and October 6, 2017, with calls in Portland, USA; Halifax; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Gaspésie and Saguenay, Canada; ending in Quebec City. Norwegian Dawn will also offer two return seven-night cruises from Quebec City to Boston on September 29 and October 13, 2017, with an overnight in Quebec City, followed by calls in the picturesque ports of Sydney, Halifax and Saint John, Canada as well as Bar Harbor, USA.
Norwegian’s summer 2017 Caribbean and European itineraries will be unveiled in early 2016.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is an internationally operating cruise line headquartered in Miami, Florida with three offices in Wiesbaden, Malta and Southampton overseeing operations in Europe.
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 49-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to explore the world on one of 14 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise holiday on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. In September 2015, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the eighth consecutive year, as well as in October 2015, for the third consecutive year, “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards. In addition the company has received the World Travel Award as “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” from 2012 to 2015.
The Company recently took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4.200-passenger Norwegian Escape in October 2015 and has three further 4.200-passenger vessels on order at Meyer Werft with delivery in the spring of 2017, 2018 and autumn of 2019.
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