Norwegian Cruise Line is offering cruises to the most popular cruise destinations in the world in 2023. This is the first time in the cruise line’s history where they have opened up cruises this far in advance. Highlights of these newly announced cruises include:
Caribbean: Cruising roundtrip from Miami, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Sky will offer a mix of five to nine-day sailings between Eastern and Western Caribbean. The various itineraries include calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Road Town (Tortola), British Virgin Islands; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan Island, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico; Harvest Caye – Norwegian Cruise Line’s resort destination in Belize, and more. Cruisers can unwind with visits to these warm tropical destinations all year-round as visits to the Caribbean start April 16 through December 6.
Bahamas: Starting June 2 through December 29, Norwegian Sky will sail three and four-day roundtrip cruises from Miami, calling to Freeport, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay – the Company’s private island resort in the Bahamas. On this retreat, cruisers can reserve one of the luxurious private villas within Silver Cove, an exclusive beachfront area on Great Stirrup Cay, recharge with a massage on the island’s Mandara Spa, or simply relax along the beachfront.
Alaska: Between April 22 and October 15, Alaska will welcome four Norwegian Cruise Line ships: Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Sun, and two of the brand’s newest Breakaway Plus Class – Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Joy. The ships will sail a variety of five to nine-day voyages from Seattle; Vancouver, Canada; and Seward, Alaska, and every seven and nine-day itinerary will offer a glacier experience where guests can observe these majestic wonders from the top deck as the ship sails by.
Select voyages for Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Sun will call to Norwegian Cruise Line Holding’s new pier at Icy Strait Point where guests can disembark and immerse themselves in the wilderness and support the local shops and community.
Bermuda: For the first time on her May 21 sailing, Norwegian Bliss, one of the cruise line’s newest ships, will call to Norfolk, Virginia – the gateway to Virginia Beach and the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg. The vessel will also make her debut at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda as she begins a series of five and seven-day roundtrip cruises sailing out of New York.
The itineraries include two overnight stays at the Royal Naval Dockyard to allow flexibility for guests to explore its shops, restaurants and pristine beaches on their own time. After exploring the best Bermuda has to offer, guests can return to the ship and continue the adventure onboard with laps around the Speedway – Norwegian’s racetrack at sea – or unwind with a visit to Mandara Spa’s Thermal Suite to experience the Salt Room, a dramatic grotto surrounded with layers of body-cleansing salt crystals.
Mediterranean: Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Jade will sail a selection of five to 11-day cruises through the Mediterranean from May through October. For the first time, Norwegian Cruise Line will visit the ancient city of Nessebar, Bulgaria during Norwegian Jade’s March 30 Extraordinary Journeys sailing. This nine-day roundtrip voyage from Athens (Piraeus), Greece through the Mediterranean and Black Sea includes a port rich itinerary with no sea days allowing travelers to explore a new town each day.
On her May 21 sailing, Norwegian Jade will make her debut in Bodrum, Turkey and Paros, Greece as she embarks on a selection of seven-day Greek Isles roundtrip voyages from Athens (Piraeus), Greece, available through October 15.
From May 6 through October 13, Norwegian Breakaway will offer port intensive itineraries during her 10-day Greek Isles roundtrip cruises from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, visiting Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, France and more.
Canada and New England: Beginning August 27 through October 29, Norwegian Escape will homeport in New York City offering seven-day roundtrip cruises to Canada and New England making calls to Newport, Rhode Island; Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John and Halifax, Canada. Norwegian Pearl will sail a series of seven-day open-jaw cruises to and from Boston, and Quebec City, Canada from August 25 through October 13 with visits to Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown and Saguenay, Canada.