Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals 2015 Deployment Plans

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced its 2015 summer and year-round cruise offerings. Highlights of the deployment include the line’s newest ship, Norwegian Getaway, sailing to the Caribbean from her year-round homeport of Miami and continues voyages in Alaska, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii and North American cruises.

 

3 Ships in Alaska for Summer

Reaffirming its commitment to Alaska, NCL will continue to sail 3 ships in the state, with the Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl homeporting in Seattle, while the Norwegian Sun cruises from Vancouver and Seward.

 

Between May and September 2015, Norwegian Jewel will sail a series of 7-day Sawyer Glacier cruises from Seattle. Sister ship Norwegian Pearl will operate 7-day Glacier Bay voyages from the port. Both itineraries feature stops in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Victoria.

 

For those wishing to cruise on a longer Alaska itinerary, Norwegian Jewel will sail a 9-day Glacier Bay itinerary on 7 May 2015 with the addition of a visit to Icy Strait Point. Departing the same day, Norwegian Pearl will offer a 10-day Glacier Bay itinerary from Vancouver to Seattle, stopping in Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway and Victoria.

 

Norwegian Sun will sail 7-day, one-way cruises between Vancouver and Seward. Northbound, guests will enjoy a cruise through the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier with calls in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway, while the southbound itinerary will also include Icy Strait Point. The ship will also operate 7-day Alaska roundtrips and a 10-day roundtrip Glacier Bay itinerary from Vancouver.

 

Caribbean

Billed as Miami’s Ultimate Ship, Norwegian Getaway, will sail from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean on 7-day cruises, calling at Nassau, St. Thomas and Tortola. Sister ship Norwegian Breakaway returns to Bermuda with 7-day sailings from New York City, while Norwegian Dawn visits the island nation from Boston on 7-day voyages departing every Friday.

 

Between 25 April and 5 September 2015, Norwegian Gem will sail from New York City on 7-day Bahamas & Florida cruises. The popular family-friendly itinerary includes a stop in Orlando and Port Canaveral, with exclusive Nickelodeon programming onboard. The ship will also operate special 8-night cruises departing on 30 May and 13 June 2015, featuring an additional day at sea and additional time in Florida.

 

For a shorter cruise option, Norwegian Sky will continue sailing 3- and 4-day cruises to the Bahamas year-round from Miami.  Ports of call include Grand Bahama, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island.

 

Europe

Norwegian Epic headlines the 4-ship deployment in Europe for 2015, returning for her fifth season to sail 7-day Western Mediterranean itineraries from Barcelona and Civitavecchia. The itinerary features 5 exciting ports in France, Italy and Spain, including a stop in chic Cannes on the French Riviera.

 

Joining the Norwegian Epic in the Mediterranean is the Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Spirit. The former returns to Venice from 25 April through 17 October 2015 to sail alternating 7-day cruises to the Greek Isles and Adriatic, Greece and Turkey, which may be combined for a 14-day adventure. A one-time, 14-day itinerary departing from Venice on 11 July 2015 combines the best of eastern and western Mediterranean ports, calling at Cannes, Civitavecchia, Ephesus, Livorno, Messina, Piraeus, Santorini and Valletta. Norwegian Spirit will offer open-jaw, 12-day Grand Mediterranean sailings departing from either Barcelona or Venice.

 

Scandinavia will see Norwegian Star homeport in Copenhagen to operate 9-day Baltic Capitals cruises, with the itinerary including an overnight in St. Petersburg and a scenic sail through the Stockholm Archipelago following an afternoon departure from the Swedish capital. She will also offer a 14-day North Cape sailing during the summer solstice, taking in the best of Norway including Alesund, Bergen, Geiranger, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Lofoten Islands, Molde, Tromso and Trondheim, as well as a duo of 7-day Norwegian Fjords itineraries.

 

Norwegian Star will also offer one 12-day British Isles itinerary from Copenhagen to London (Dover).  This itinerary will feature stops in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Falmouth, Inverness, Portland and Rotterdam.

 

Hawaii

The newly-enhanced Pride of America will continue to sail her very popular 7-day Hawaii itinerary departing from Honolulu every Saturday. Offering more than 100 hours of sight-seeing time, she takes guests on an afternoon cruise past the breathtaking Napali Coast with port calls at Hilo, Kona and overnights in Kahului and Nawiliwili.

 

Canada & New England

NCL will deploy the Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Gem to operate its scenic Canada & New England itineraries in 2015. Norwegian Dawn will offer one-way cruises between Boston and Quebec, while Norwegian Gem sails roundtrip from New York City, visiting Bar Harbour, Halifax, Newport and Saint John.

 

For more information, visit www.ncl.com.

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