Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its 2018-2019 cruise itineraries, which will see the cruise lines largest ship, Norwegian Escape set sail from New York City on regular seven-night cruises to Bermuda, Canada and New England, Bahamas and Florida.
The Norwegian Breakaway, which has been homeported from New York with it’s Big Apple inspired hull art, will leave New York in April 2018 to homeport Copenhagen sailing nine-night cruises to Scandinavia and Russia after a brief dry dock. The ship will return to New York in winter 2018 and will resume seven-night cruises to the Bahamas and Florida.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship which is still under construction, the Norwegian Bliss is being custom-built to operate seven-night Alaskan cruises from Seattle and will arrive in June 2018.
Following a refurbishment in 2017, Norwegian Pearl will sail seven-night cruises on itineraries that include a visit to Glacier Bay. Norwegian Sun will sail from Vancouver.
In Europe, Norwegian Breakaway will be joined by four other Norwegian Cruise Lines ships in summer 2018. Norwegian Jade will operate cruises to Norway, Iceland and the British Isles from Southampton and Hamburg. Norwegian Spirit will offer 10 and 11-night Western and Eastern Mediterranean cruises from Civitavecchia (Rome) before making a number of cruises to Morocco and the Canary Islands from Barcelona in winter 2018. Norwegian Star will cruise the Adriatic and Greek Isles from Venice, whilst Norwegian Epic will continue to cruise the Mediterranean on seven-night cruises from Barcelona.
Norwegian Dawn will join Norwegian Escape, offering cruises to Bermuda operating from Boston. Norwegian Gem will sail from New York in summer 2018, offering cruises to the Bahamas and Florida each week. Norwegian Sky will continue to cruise from Miami, offering three and four-night cruises year-round.
In late 2018, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Dawn will offer longer Caribbean cruises from New York and Boston. Meanwhile Norwegian Gem will be based in New Orleans and will cruise the Western Caribbean. Norwegian Getaway will also cruise the Western Caribbean, sailing from Miami and Norwegian Pearl will do so from Tampa.
Norwegian Dawn is to homeport in San Juan offering cruises to the Southern Caribbean, whilst Norwegian Jade will cruise from Miami to the Southern Caribbean. Norwegian Epic will cross the Atlantic in autumn 2018 and will operate from Port Canaveral.
Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Gem will cruise from New York to Canada & New England in autumn 2018, whilst Norwegian Dawn will cruise from Boston.
Elsewhere, Pride of America will continue to make its weekly cruises in Hawaii, whilst Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Star will make one-way and roundtrip Panama Canal cruises in 2018 and 2019. Norwegian Sun will continue to operate 14-night cruises in South America through until 2019.