Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils 2013/2014 Summer Deployment

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled details of its 2013/2014 summer deployment. The line is increasing its presence in Alaska with the addition of a third ship (the 78,309-GRT Norwegian Sun), while 4 vessels will sail in Europe together with the rest of its fleet operating in the Caribbean and Hawaii.

 

Alaska

Beginning 20 May 2013, Norwegian Sun will sail 7-day open-jaw itineraries between Vancouver and Whittier. The northbound voyage departs on Mondays and will cruise the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier with stops at Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway enroute. The southbound itinerary will cover the Inside Passage, Sawyer Glacier and Hubbard Glacier, with the ship calling at Icy Strait Point in addition to Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway.

 

Norwegian Jewel will operate a series of 7-day sailings out of Seattle to Sawyer Glacier from 18 May 2013, with calls at Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Victoria. Departing every Saturday, the ship will also offer Nickelodeon family programming, keeping younger cruisers entertained onboard. Sister ship Norwegian Pearl will sail a similar itinerary every Sunday visiting Glacier Bay.

 

Europe

Norwegian Cruise Line’s flagship, the 155,873-GRT Norwegian Epic, returns for her third European season based out of Barcelona. She will sail a short 4-day Western Mediterranean voyage on 1 May 2013 before embarking on regular 7-day cruises featuring 5 ports in 3 countries, including Civitavecchia, Livorno, Majorca, Marseille and Naples.

 

Norwegian Jade covers the Eastern Mediterranean from 4 May 2013 with alternating 7-day Greek Isles and 7-day Adriatic, Greece and Turkey itineraries from Venice. A longer, 12-day open-jaw itinerary between Barcelona and Venice highlighting the best of the Mediterranean will be offered by the Norwegian Spirit, with 9 ports of call in 5 different countries.

 

In the Baltic Sea, Norwegian Star will offer a series of 9-day Baltic Capital cruises from her homeport in Copenhagen. The sailings will provide cruisers with unique perspectives of northern Europe through 2 full days in St. Petersburg and an afternoon cruise of the Stockholm archipelago after the ship departs the Swedish capital. On 19 September 2013, she will offer a unique 14-day Norway, Iceland and Faroe Island cruise to close the season.

 

Caribbean and Hawaii

In the Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line is set to significantly increase capacity with the introduction of its newest ship, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, to Bermuda. Homeported in New York, she will offer 22 cruises from 12 May 2013, spending 3 days at sea and 3 days at the island nation. The refurbished Norwegian Dawn will also visit Bermuda from 3 May 2013, operating out of Boston. Norwegian Sky will continue her 3- and 4-day Bahamas cruises from Miami through 25 April 2014, with visits to Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island destination which was recently enhanced with a new marina, expanded beachfront and dining facilities.

 

As the only US-flagged vessel sailing among Hawaii’s 4 main islands, Pride of America continues her 7-day inter-island cruise departing Honolulu every Saturday. Her itinerary includes an afternoon cruise of the breathtaking Napali Coast and port calls at Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Nawiliwili.

 

For more information, visit www.ncl.com.

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