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Norwegian Cruise Line Adds Port Canaveral Florida as Home Port

October 15, 2010 By: Katie Tandy Travel Agent

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 1,936-guest Norwegian Sun will call Port Canaveral, Orlando home when the ship arrives on Saturday, October 16. The ship, purpose-built for Freestyle Cruising, will sail alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing every Saturday from October 16, 2010 through April 7, 2012.

“By adding Port Canaveral as one of our home ports, we’re able to offer our Freestyle Cruising experience to the millions of residents who live in Central Florida and surrounding areas,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. 

Those looking for an outdoor adventure can enjoy a scenic airboat tour within the heart of the Central Florida Everglades, kayak through the eco-trails of the Indian River, or spot native wildlife from a pontoon boat, extending their vacation in Florida with easy access to pre- and post-cruise shore excursions.  In addition,  excitement can found at any number of amusement parks from Universal Studios to Walt Disney World Resort, or by spending a day learning how to surf at Cocoa Beach.

Norwegian Sun features 14 Freestyle Dining options including Norwegian’s signature French restaurant, Le Bistro, 10 bars and lounges, a swimming pool with a kid’s pool and five hot tubs, a complimentary kid’s club and teen lounge, a casino, a full-service spa and salon, and a fitness center offering state-of-the-art exercise equipment. 

Norwegian Sun’s extensive choice of accommodations is suitable for families on vacation to couples on a romantic getaway.  Families of all sizes can choose from a large number of staterooms (including suites and mini-suites) that can interconnect to create multiple bedroom configurations, with a separate bathroom and shower.  Couples may unwind in the luxurious Romance Suite with floor-to-ceiling doors that open to a private balcony, bedroom with queen-sized bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Norwegian Sun’s seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise will stop in Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The ship’s seven-day Western Caribbean cruise will call in Cozumel, Mexico; Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala; Belize City, Belize and Key West, Florida. The two itineraries can be easily combined to create a port-rich 14-day Caribbean tour for guests looking for a longer cruise escape. 

Beginning May 2011, Norwegian Sun will spend her summer in Europe sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, for the first time in the company’s history, embarking on 15 nine-day Baltic Capitals cruises.  Ports of call include: Berlin (Warnemünde), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden.

To book a cruise on Norwegian Sun call 866-NCL-CRUISE.

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