Cruise NewsNorwegian Escape Headed to NYC in 2018

Norwegian Escape Headed to NYC in 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Norwegian Escape will sail out of New York City and Norwegian Breakaway will be based in Northern Europe in the Summer of 2018.

Norwegian Escape will leave her home port in Miami, Florida and sail her first cruise out of NYC on April 22, 2018.  The ship will sail week long cruises to Bermuda stopping at the Royal Naval Dockyard with fares starting at $799 per person.  These cruises to Bermuda are currently open for booking. Norwegian Escape will be the largest cruise ship to ever home port in New York City.

Norwegian Breakaway will leave New York City for the first time on April 15, 2018 for a 12 night Transatlantic cruise to Southampton, England.  The ship will sail nine day cruises to Northern Europe (Russia and Scandinavia) for the summer although itineraries have yet to be released on at the time of press.

Norwegian Escape is currently the largest cruise ship in the Norwegian’s fleet at 165,300 gross tons.  The 4,200 passenger cruise ship debuted in late 2015 and has sailed to the Caribbean from PortMiami ever since.

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In winter 2018/2019, Norwegian Escape will remain in New York, and bring guests to the tropical beaches of the Bahamas & Florida on seven-day cruises. Norwegian Breakaway will return to New York from Europe and will also sail seven-day Bahamas & Florida cruises from Manhattan during winter 2018/2019.

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Other deployments announced by Norwegian Cruise Line are as follows:

Norwegian Gem will reposition to New Orleans, sailing to the Western Caribbean on seven-, 10- and 11-day cruises from the Crescent City.  Guests sailing from Miami in winter 2018 can cruise to the Western Caribbean on Norwegian Getaway, which will sail seven-day cruises that will also include a call to Harvest Caye.  Norwegian Pearl will homeport in Tampa during winter 2018, sailing seven-day cruises to the Western Caribbean.

Norwegian Dawn will seasonally homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the winter 2018/2019 season, sailing to the heart of the Southern Caribbean on seven-, 10- and 11-day cruises, with calls in  Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and more. Guests can also sail to the Southern Caribbean from Miami on Norwegian Jade, on a 10-day cruise on select dates from November 2018 – April 2019.

Norwegian Epic will again return to Port Canaveral in fall 2018, sailing alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises, along with select longer 10- and 11-day Western Caribbean cruises from November 2018 – January 2019 that will include a call at Harvest Caye. Guests who wish to visit Norwegian’s private island Great Stirrup Cay can do so from Port Canaveral in March 2019, as Norwegian Epic will also offer a four-day Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral and a five-day Western Caribbean cruise that calls in Cozumel and Great Stirrup Cay.

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