Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its 2016/2017 cruise schedule, with highlights including Harvest Caye, its new island destination in Belize. San Juan, Puerto Rico is also back as a homeport for Norwegian Gem, and Norwegian Escape will offer various 6-and-8-night Caribbean sailings from Miami. All itineraries for the new schedule go on general sale in the UK on January 8 2015.
Norwegian Cruise Line will continue its tradition of sailing from both New York City and Boston to the pink sand beaches of Bermuda between April and October 2016. Norwegian Breakaway will return to Bermuda, sailing from New York City on seven-night cruises every Sunday from 24 April 2016 through 23 October 2016. From Boston, Norwegian Dawn will sail seven-night cruises, departing every Friday, from 3 June 2016 through 2 September 2016 and from 7 October 2016 through 21 October 2016.
Norwegian Cruise Lines newest and largest ship, Norwegian Escape, will sail seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailings from Miami year-round. Ports of call include St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
Norwegian Escape will also sail an eight-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary from Miami on 23 July 2016, 6 August 2016, and 20 August 2016. Ports of call will include Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. Norwegian Escape will also sail a six-night Western Caribbean itinerary from Miami on 31 July 2016, 14 August 2016, and 28 August 2016. Ports of call include Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Norwegian Getaway, Miami’s Ultimate Ship, will sail from Miami to the Western Caribbean on seven-night cruises every Saturday from 24 April 2016 to 23 April 2017. Ports of call include Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Norwegian’s newest destination Harvest Caye, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico.
Norwegian returns to homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2016 on Norwegian Gem. She will sail a seven-night Southern Caribbean itinerary from San Juan on 23 October 6 and 20 November and 4 December 2016. Ports of call will include Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Norwegian Gem will also sail a variation of the seven-night Southern Caribbean itinerary on 30 October and 13 and 27 November 2016. Ports of call include St. George’s, Grenada; Castries, St. Lucia; Roseau, Dominica; St. John’s, Antigua; and Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
Norwegian Spirit will sail alternating seven-night Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean itineraries departing on Saturdays from Port Canaveral. The Western Caribbean itinerary begins 10 December 2016 and continues to 15 April 2017. Ports of call will include Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The Eastern Caribbean itinerary stops in Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Tortola, British Virgin Islands, from 3 December 2016 to 8 April 2017.
Norwegian Jade will sail a seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary every Saturday from Houston from 19 November 2016 to 15 April 2017. Ports of call include Cozumel, Mexico; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras.
Norwegian Dawn will sail a seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary every Sunday from New Orleans from 20 November 2016 to 16 April 2017. Her stops will include Cozumel, Mexico; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico.
Norwegian Star will sail a seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary every Sunday from Tampa from 23 October 2016 to 16 April 2017. Ports of call will include Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; and Harvest Caye, Belize.
Three ships will sail in Alaska in the summer of 2016: Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel from Seattle and Norwegian Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia and Seward, Alaska.
Norwegian Jewel, departing Saturdays, will sail a series of seven-night Sawyer Glacier cruises from Seattle between 7 May 2016 and 10 September 2016. Departing Sundays, Norwegian Pearl will set sail on seven-night Glacier Bay itineraries from 15 May 2016 through 18 September 2016. Both itineraries feature stops in Ketchikan; Juneau; Skagway, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia.
For those wishing to cruise on a longer Alaska itinerary, Norwegian Jewel will sail one 10-night Glacier Bay itinerary on 17 September 2016, and will visit Ketchikan; Juneau; Skagway; Icy Strait Point; and Sitka, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia.
Norwegian Pearl will offer a 10-night Glacier Bay itinerary from Vancouver on 5 May 2016, stopping in Juneau; Skagway; Sitka; Icy Strait Point; and Ketchikan, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia.
Norwegian Sun will sail seven-night Glacier Bay one-way cruises between Vancouver, British Columbia and Seward, Alaska every other week from 30 May 2016 through 5 September 2016. Sailing north from Vancouver, guests will enjoy a cruise through the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier and visits to Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau, Alaska. On Norwegian Sun’s southbound seven-night Sawyer Glacier one-way itineraries from Seward, Alaska, sailing every other week from 6 June to 12 September 2016, guests will cruise the Inside Passage, Sawyer Glacier and Hubbard Glacier and enjoy stops in Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, Alaska. Norwegian Sun’s one-way cruises give guests the opportunity to see more of beautiful Alaska and make their cruise an adventure by adding on a pre- or post-cruise CruiseTour, giving guests the chance to experience more of Alaska.
Norwegian Sun will also offer three seven-night Glacier Bay roundtrip cruises from Vancouver on 16 May 2016, 23 May 2016, and 19 September 2016. Ports of call will include Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, Alaska, and will include cruising the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay.
Norwegian Cruise Line will offer a four-ship deployment in Europe during the summer of 2016. Norwegian Epic will remain in Europe year-round from her homeport in Barcelona, sailing seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries from 17 April 2016 to 20 November 2016. Her exciting ports of call include Naples, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy; Cannes, France; and Palma, Majorca, Spain.
On 27 November and 28 December 2016, and 19 February, 12 March and 13 April 2017, Norwegian Epic will sail a 10-night Canary Islands & Morocco itinerary. Her stops will include Tangier, Morocco; Las Palmas, Canary Islands; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands; Funchal, Madeira; and Malaga (Granada), Spain. Norwegian Epic will also sail an 11-night Western Mediterranean itinerary on 7 December 2016 and 7 and 18 January, 8 February, 1 and 22 March and 2 April 2017. Ports of call include Cagliari, Sardinia; Messina, Sicily; Naples, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy; and Palma, Majorca, Spain.
Norwegian Star will return to the Baltic, offering nine-night cruises from Copenhagen, Denmark on 8 and 24 May, 2 and 25 June, and 4 July to 5 September, 2016. This exciting itinerary includes an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as a scenic sail through the Stockholm Archipelago following the ship’s afternoon departure from Stockholm, Sweden. Other calls include Warnemünde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; and Helsinki, Finland.
On 11 June 2016, Norwegian Star will sail a 14-night North Cape itinerary, during the summer solstice. This incredible itinerary will set sail from Copenhagen, Denmark and will visit the best of Norway including Alesund, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Trondheim, Leknes, Tromso, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Molde, and Bergen, Norway. This itinerary can also be combined with a nine-night Baltic Capitals itinerary for the ultimate northern Europe experience.
Norwegian Star will also sail two seven-night Norwegian Fjords itineraries from Copenhagen, on 1 and 17 May 2016. This breath-taking itinerary will sail through the beautiful fjords of southern Norway featuring stops in Alesund, Geiranger, Flam and Bergen.
Norwegian Star will also sail a 14-night Norway, Iceland, & Faroe Islands cruise from Copenhagen on 14 September 2016. Port calls will include Bergen and Alesund, Norway; Lerwick, Shetland Islands; Thorshavn, Faroe Islands; Reykjavik, Iceland; Greenock, Scotland; and Dublin, Ireland.
Norwegian Jade will return to Venice and sail alternating seven-night Greek Isles and seven-night Adriatic, Greece & Turkey itineraries from May to October 2016. Guests may also choose to combine these two exciting itineraries to enjoy the ultimate 14-night adventure. The Greek Isles sailings will run from 7 May 2016 to 1 October 2016 with calls in Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, and Olympia (Katakolon), Greece, while the Adriatic, Greece & Turkey itinerary includes Dubrovnik, Croatia; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; and Split, Croatia from 14 May 2016 to 24 September 2016.
For an incredible combination of eastern and western Mediterranean itineraries, guests can embark on Norwegian Spirit’s 12-night Grand Mediterranean from Venice on 19 May, 12 June, 6 July, 1 and 25 August, 18 September, 12 October, and 5 November, 2016. This incredible itinerary visits five different countries, with calls in Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus) and Istanbul, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome), and Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy; and Provence (Toulon), France.
Additionally, Norwegian Spirit will sail a 12-night Grand Mediterranean one-way itinerary from Barcelona to Venice on 7 and 31 May, 24 June, 13 August, 16 and 30 September, and 24 October, 2016. Her stops include Provence (Toulon), France; Livorno (Florence/Pisa)), Civitavecchia (Rome), and Naples, Italy; Mykonos, Greece; Istanbul and Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; and Venice, Italy.
Norwegian Spirit will also sail a spectacular 14-night Grand Mediterranean itinerary from Barcelona to Venice on 18 July 2016. Ports of call include Provence (Toulon), France; Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Civitavecchia (Rome), and Naples, Italy; Mykonos, Greece; Istanbul and Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Kotor, Montenegro; and Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Bahamas and Florida
Norwegian Gem will sail seven-night Bahamas & Florida cruises from New York in 2016 from 30 April 2016 to 14 May 2016 and from 18 June 2016 to 27 August 2016. This popular family-friendly itinerary includes visits to Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), Norwegian’s private island Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. Along with recent enhancements to add brand favourites Sugarcane Mojito Bar and O’Sheehans Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Norwegian Gem also features exclusive Nickelodeon™ programming on board.
On 21 May 2016 and 4 June 2016, Norwegian Gem will sail eight-night Bahamas and Florida sailings that feature an additional sea day, as well as a full day in Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral).
For a shorter cruise option, Norwegian Sky will continue sailing three and four-night cruises to the Bahamas year-round from Miami departing Fridays and Mondays. Ports of call include: Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island.
Norwegian Getaway will also sail a one-time two-night Bahamas itinerary from Miami on 2 September 2016, stopping in Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
Canada & New England
Norwegian Gem will again offer two summer Canada & New England roundtrip cruises from New York City in 2016. These six-night sailings on 29 May and 12 June 2016 call in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; and Portland, Maine.
Norwegian Gem will also offer seven-night cruises roundtrip from New York City from 3 September to 8 October 2016, visiting four beautiful ports of call: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; Portland, Maine; and Newport, Rhode Island.
Norwegian Dawn will offer one-way seven-night cruises between Boston, Massachusetts and Quebec City, Quebec from 9 to 30 September 2016. The northbound itinerary features visit to Portland, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Gaspésie, Quebec; and Saguenay (La Baie), Quebec, while the southbound route begins with an overnight in Quebec City, Quebec and then visits Sydney, Nova Scotia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; and Bar Harbor, Maine. These sailings can be combined for an ultimate 14-night Canada & New England experience.
The recently-enhanced Pride of America will continue to sail her very popular seven-night Hawaii itinerary departing from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2018. Offering more than 100 hours of sight-seeing time, ports of call include an overnight in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawai`i; Kona, Hawai`i; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; and an afternoon cruise past the breath-taking Nãpali Coast.
Back by popular demand, Norwegian Pearl will sail 11 and 10-night Panama Canal itineraries from Miami beginning autumn 2016. The 10-night Panama Canal sails 28 November and 19 December 2016, and 13 March and 3 April 2017, with calls in Oranjestad, Aruba; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. The 11-night Panama Canal on 29 December 2016 will include port calls in Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico.
An alternate 11-night Panama Canal round-trip itinerary on 17 November and 8 December 2016, and 23 March 2017 will include calls in Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico.
Norwegian Sun returns to South America to sail 14-night South American one-way Westbound itineraries from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso (Santiago) and Eastbound from Valparaiso (Santiago) to Buenos Aires. The 14-night South America from Buenos Aires (Westbound) sails on 3 and 31 December 2016 and 28 January , 25 February and 25 March 2017, with calls including Montevideo, Uruguay; Puerto Madryn, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; Ushuaia, Argentina; Punta Arenas, Chile; Puerto Chacabuco, Chile; and Puerto Montt, Chile. During the cruise, guests will sail Cape Horn, across the Beagle Channel offering breath-taking glacier views, the Strait of Magellan, the majestic Chilean Fjords, the Patagonic Channels, and Canal Moraleda.
The 14-night South America cruise from Valparaiso (Santiago) sails on 19 November and 17 December 2016 and 14 January, 11 February, and 11 March 2017 with calls in Puerto Montt, Chile; Puerto Chacabuco, Chile; Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia, Argentina; Stanley, Falkland Islands; Puerto Madryn, Argentina; and Montevideo, Uruguay. During the Eastbound cruises, guests will also cruise the Patagonic Channels, Chilean Fjords, Strait of Magellan; Beagle Channel, and Cape Horn. Guests can also choose to extend their South American exploration with a CruiseTour, providing an unparalleled opportunity to explore this region’s culture and spectacular destinations such as Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls and Easter Island.
Norwegian returns to the Mexican Riviera, offerings cruises from two different homeports. Norwegian Jewel will sail a seven-night itinerary from Los Angeles from 2 October 2016 to 23 April 2017, with calls in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Norwegian Sun will sail an 11-night Mexican Rivera itinerary from San Diego on 30 September 2016 and 11 and 22 October 2016. Ports of call will include Acapulco; Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa; an overnight call in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán; and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
In spring of 2015, Norwegian will offer a variety of once-in-a-lifetime repositioning cruises including Caribbean repositioning, Transatlantic cruises and Pacific Coastal itineraries.
Well, I think there are more than enough itinerary options there to keep just about every single cruiser on the planet happy, for at least 5 minutes! 😉
Info courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line