Norwegian Cruise Line to Offer Longer Alaska Cruises in Summer 2017

norwegian cruise lineNorwegian Cruise Line has announced its deployment schedule for its summer 2017 North America, Bahamas and Bermuda itineraries, which go on sale December 22, 2015, for Latitudes Rewards guests and travel partners and on December 23, 2015, for all bookings. 

Alaska Cruises

For summer 2017 Norwegian will sail three ships in Alaska on itineraries ranging from seven to 14 nights. Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel will offer seven-day Glacier Bay and Sawyer Glacier itineraries, respectively, from Seattle, and Norwegian Sun will sail seven-day Alaska cruises alternating between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seward, Alaska.

New for summer 2017, Norwegian will offer three longer itineraries. On Norwegian Jewel, guests can choose from an eight-day Sawyer Glacier cruise from Vancouver to Seattle on May 5, 2017, with port calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia; and a cruise to the Sawyer Glacier. Also on Norwegian Jewel, guests can sail on a 10-day Ultimate Alaska itinerary from Seattle to Vancouver on September 23, 2017. This itinerary begins with a cruise through the Inside Passage followed by calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Sitka, Alaska; Prince Rupert, British Columbia; plus a cruise to Sawyer Glacier and Glacier Bay.

Finally, the line will offer a 14-day Ultimate Alaska itinerary from San Francisco to Vancouver on Norwegian Sun, departing on May 15, 2017. This itinerary calls in Astoria, Oregon; Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Sitka, Alaska; Prince Rupert and Nanaimo, British Columbia; and cruises through Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, Sawyer Glacier and the Inside Passage. 

Bahamas and Florida Cruises

The recently refurbished Norwegian Gem will sail seven-day Bahamas and Florida cruises from New York in 2017, from April 29, 2017 to August 26, 2017. This family-friendly itinerary includes visits to Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), Norwegian’s private island Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. Along with the addition of Sugarcane Mojito Bar and O’Sheehans Neighborhood Bar & Grill last year, Norwegian Gem also recently received interior enhancements including upgrades to fabrics, fixtures and carpeting in all specialty restaurants, bars, lounges, staterooms and suites. 

For a shorter Bahamas cruise option, Norwegian Sky will offer three- and four-day 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.

Bermuda Cruises

Norwegian will continue its tradition of sailing from both New York City and Boston to Bermuda between April and October, 2017. Norwegian Breakaway will sail from New York City to Bermuda on seven-day cruises every Sunday from April 23, 2017, through September 24, 2017. From Boston, Norwegian Dawn will sail seven-day cruises, departing every Friday, from May 5, 2017, through September 15, 2017, as well as on October 20 and 27, 2017.

Canada and New England Cruises

Norwegian Gem will again offer two summer Canada and New England roundtrip cruises from New York City in 2017. These seven-day sailings on June 10 and June 24, 2017, call in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; Bar Harbour and Portland, Maine.

During prime foliage season, Norwegian Gem will also offer alternating seven-day roundtrip cruises from New York City from September 2 to October 14, 2017, visiting four ports of call: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; Portland, Maine; and Bar Harbour, Maine or Boston, Massachusetts. Sailing from Boston, Norwegian Dawn will offer two seven-day, one-way Canada and New England cruises on September 22 and October 6, 2017, with calls in Portland, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Gaspésie and Saguenay (La Baie), Quebec; ending in Quebec City, Quebec. Norwegian Dawn will also offer two return seven-day cruises from Quebec City to Boston on September 29 and October 13, 2017, with an overnight in Quebec City, followed by calls in Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick; and Bar Harbor, Maine.

Norwegian’s summer 2017 Caribbean and European itineraries will be unveiled in early 2016.


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