Norwegian Cruise Line to Offer Long Itineraries, Roundtrip Panama Canal Cruises in 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced plans to launch an “Extraordinary Journeys” portfolio of longer, more port-immersive cruises for the 2021 cruise season. These itineraries will be available on the Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Star and Norwegian Sun

The new “Extraordinary Journeys” sailings will range from 11 to 22 days in length. From January 2 to April 16, 2021, the Norwegian Star will sail eight of these itineraries, seven in South America and one in Northern Europe. The ship will sail a series of 14-day voyages from Santiago (San Antonio), Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina, from January 2 to March 13, 2021, offering guests the opportunity to explore the continent’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts by sailing around its southernmost point – Cape Horn. Throughout its voyage, the ship will visit Puerto Montt, Puerto Chacabuco and Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; and Montevideo and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

On March 27, the Norwegian Star will operate a 17-day South America itinerary calling at six countries and transiting the Panama Canal before arriving in Miami. The ship will visit Coquimbo and Arica, Chile; Pisco, Lima (Callao) and Trujillo (Salaverry), Peru; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico.

Returning to Europe on April 16, Norwegian Star will depart New York on a 16-day Extraordinary Journey to Southampton, United Kingdom, cruising to the British Isles, France and Iceland. The ship will offer calls at Halifax, Nova Scotia; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dublin and Cork (Cobh), Ireland; Liverpool and Portland, United Kingdom; and Paris (Le Havre), France; as well as an overnight in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The Norwegian Jade will sail a 15-day Extraordinary Journey starting April 22 from New York to Amsterdam visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia; an overnight in Reykjavik, Iceland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Holyhead, United Kingdom; Paris (Le Havre), France and Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium.

Panama Canal Cruises

In other new offerings for the 2021 season, starting January 13 Norwegian will introduce roundtrip Panama Canal cruises from Panama City. Eight to 16-day itineraries will be available on Norwegian Sun through March 17 and nine-day voyages on Norwegian Sky from November 2 to 29. Guests will begin or end their cruise from either side of the Panama Canal, in Colon or Fuerte Amador, Panama, sailing from coast-to-coast. Ports of call include Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Puerto Limon and Puntarenas, Costa Rica; San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Acajutla, El Salvador; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Huatulco, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Cartagena, Colombia; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Roatan, Honduras; Castries, St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; the cruise line’s private resort area in Belize, Harvest Caye and its private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay.  

Norwegian Sun will also operate select Panama Canal voyages between Port Canaveral, FL, and Panama City in January and February. On March 25, the ship will cruise from Panama City to Seattle to reposition to Alaska. In October and December, Norwegian Sky will sail select Panama Canal cruises between Miami and Panama City. On December 23, Norwegian Pearl will offer an 11-day voyage roundtrip from Miami.

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