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NCL rolls out updates to summer 2018 deployment

NCL rolls out updates to summer 2018 deployment

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced updates to its summer 2018 deployment, featuring the new repositioning of Norwegian Sun to Port Canaveral. It will undertake all-inclusive four-day cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas.

Meanwhile, Norwegian Jewel will rejoin the fleet sailing to Alaska in summer 2018, with a multitude of itineraries including seven- and nine-day sailings from Seattle, Seward and Vancouver.

“Alaska continues to be one of the most popular destinations we sail to around the world. We are thrilled to be significantly increasing capacity in the region in summer 2018 with the redeployment of Norwegian Jewel and the inaugural season for Norwegian Bliss, providing more opportunities for our guests to experience a vacation of a lifetime in this incredible pristine destination,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer, Norwegian Cruise Line.

“Our all-inclusive model aboard Norwegian Sky has been very well-received and as we evaluated the opportunity to expand upon that concept, we felt that Port Canaveral was the ideal location to offer our guests a value-rich on-board experience and exciting action-packed ports-of-call, including an overnight call in Havana, Cuba.”

Following a fall/winter season in South America and a dry dock enhancement, Norwegian Sun will spend the summer 2018 season sailing all-inclusive cruises from Port Canaveral, offering four-day itineraries that call on Key West and Havana, Cuba, along with three-day cruises to the Bahamas.

All guest sailing aboard one of Norwegian Sun’s Cuba or Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral will enjoy unlimited complimentary beverages included in their cruise fare as part of the ship’s all-inclusive program. New Norwegian Sun itineraries include the following:

  • A two-and-a-half week dry dock in Victoria, British Columbia as part of the Norwegian Edge, the brand’s revitalization program encompassing the entire guest experience, and re-entering service on April 19, 2018 with a 17-day Panama Canal cruise departing from Seattle;
  • Four-day cruises to Cuba, departing Port Canaveral each Monday, beginning May 7, 2018, with a call on Key West, Florida and an overnight stay in Havana, returning to Port Canaveral each Friday.
  • Three-day cruises to the Bahamas, featuring calls in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island that has recently been enhanced with new food and beverage outlets, expanded Cabanas for daily rental, and a new underwater snorkelling garden.

Norwegian Jewel, meanwhile, will journey from Tokyo (Yokohama) to Seattle following a winter 2017/18 sailing in Australia and Asia, replacing Norwegian Sun as Norwegian’s third ship sailing in Alaska in summer 2018. Its new summer 2018 itineraries include the following itineraries:

  • Repositioning from Seattle to Vancouver, beginning May 26, 2018, with a nine-day Alaska cruise. The itinerary will visit the region’s best destinations, with calls in Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan.
  • A seven-day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver to Alaska, departing on June 4, 2018 with calls on Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.
  • The opportunity for guests to enjoy alternating embarkation ports in Vancouver and Seward, beginning June 11, 2018. From Vancouver, Norwegian Jewel will sail seven-day Glacier Bay cruises calling on Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and disembarking in Seward. From Seward, Norwegian Jewel will feature seven-day Inside Passage Alaska cruises calling on Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and disembarking in Vancouver. Both itineraries will include a sail past the Hubbard Glacier.

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