Norwegian Cruise Line has announced select fall and winter 2017 and 2018 itineraries. Highlights include cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas from New York, Port Canaveral and Miami; 10-day Canary Islands & Morocco cruises from Barcelona; and seven-day, intra-island Hawaii sailings from Honolulu.
Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida Cruises
Norwegian’s newest and largest ship, Norwegian Escape, will continue to sail seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailings every Saturday from Miami year-round, with calls in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas. The ship has 28 dining options, Tony Award-winning Broadway entertainment and the brand’s first nursery with supervised care for young cruisers ages six months to two years.
Guests who wish to explore the Western Caribbean from Miami on one of Norwegian’s newest ships can sail on Norwegian Getaway, which will return to the U.S. from the Baltic in fall 2017 and sail seven-day cruises every Sunday from October 29, 2017, to April 22, 2018. Ports of call include Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Norwegian’s newest destination, Harvest Caye, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Norwegian Epic will also return to the U.S. in the fall of 2017 to once again homeport seasonally in Port Canaveral through the winter, offering three-, four- and seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries. The recently refurbished Norwegian Epic will feature Norwegian’s private island destination, Great Stirrup Cay, on all of its itineraries from Port Canaveral. As a part of The Norwegian Edge investment program, Great Stirrup Cay will receive new features, amenities and island-wide enhancements over the next 16 months that are expected to be ready for 2017.
Norwegian Epic will sail alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral from November 5, 2017, through March 21, 2018. Norwegian Epic’s seven-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary will spotlight beaches with stops in Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Norwegian Epic’s Western Caribbean itinerary will offer adventure excursions on stops in Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
Norwegian Epic will also offer guests who may not have the time to get away for a week-long vacation a series of three- and four-day Bahamas itineraries in March 2018 with stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.
Guests looking for a longer vacation can sail on the recently enhanced Norwegian Gem, part of Norwegian’s Jewel class, from October 21, 2017, through April 17, 2018, on alternating 10- and 11-day Eastern Caribbean cruises from New York. Ports of call include San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The 11-day cruises also have a call in Basseterre, St. Kitts.
Norwegian Sky will sail on another short cruise option, offering three- and four-day itineraries from Miami year-round. The ship's all-inclusive pricing will feature a free open bar on all sailings.
Norwegian Spirit will go into dry dock in early 2017 for significant enhancements and will remain in Europe for fall and winter 2017, sailing the Canary Islands with departures from Barcelona. From November 23, 2017, to April 24, 2018, Norwegian Spirit will sail a 10-Day Canary Islands, Spain and Morocco itinerary. Ports of call include Casablanca, Morocco; Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands; Funchal, Madeira; Malaga; and Alicante, Spain.
Canada and New England Cruises
In addition to the previously announced seven-day Canada & New England roundtrip cruises from New York City during prime fall foliage season, Norwegian Gem will also offer a 10-day Eastern Canada and Quebec cruise from New York, with calls in Halifax, Nova Scotia; an overnight in Quebec City; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; and Sydney, Nova Scotia.
The recently-refurbished Pride of America will continue to sail its seven-day Hawaii itinerary departing from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2018. Offering more than 100 hours of in-port sight-seeing time, calls include an overnight in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawai`i; Kona, Hawai`i; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; and an afternoon cruise past the Nãpali Coast.