The new year is traditionally a time for change and a hope of exciting things to come. The same is true for Norwegian Cruise Line as they’ve announced their sailing schedule for the upcoming year, which offers a combination of new ships and new destinations across the globe. Whether you’ve got your eye on European cruises or you’re seeking out 2018 Caribbean cruises, we’ve got you covered. Where will you travel next year? Let’s take a look at exciting 2018 cruises you won’t want to miss!
Brand New Norwegian Bliss to Alaska
The allure of sailing to Alaska has always come with thoughts of magnificent glaciers and wildlife viewing, but in 2018, there’s something else to add to the mix: the brand new Norwegian Bliss! Departing from Seattle on Saturdays, Norwegian Bliss will make its inaugural 7-day sailing to Alaska in June 2018. This custom-built ship offers an observation lounge (a 2-story lounge in The Haven!) with expansive ocean vistas designed to maximize your Alaska viewing pleasure.
Norwegian Escape Sails from New York to Bermuda
The pink sands of Bermuda are calling you! Between April and September 2018, the Norwegian Escape will be offering 7-day cruises from New York to this popular destination. You can get into the relaxed cruise vibe even more at Jimmy Buffet’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar or Margaritaville at Sea. Take in the ocean air while strolling along the promenade - and, did you know taking a cruise can be beneficial to your health?
2018 European Cruise Adventure on Norwegian Breakaway
Summer 2018 is going to be an exciting time for European cruising! The Norwegian Breakaway will be offering 9-day voyages to Scandinavia and Russia from Berlin. Ports of call on this amazing itinerary will include Berlin, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; and St. Petersburg, Russia, along with Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden. Imagine being able to visit all of these bucket list-worthy destinations in just one amazing cruise vacation! Plus you can continue your adventure on board the Norwegian Breakaway with its’ 5 waterslides, rock climbing wall and a challenging ropes course at sea!
Caribbean Cruises in 2018
If you want to cruise to the gorgeous Caribbean in 2018, you’ll have your choice of no less than 7 Norwegian Cruise Line ships including departures from Boston, Miami and New York, as well as Port Canaveral and San Juan. When sailing from Miami, take a cruise on one of our newest ships. But where in the Caribbean? Check out: Which Caribbean Island Should You Cruise To?
You can sail the Western Caribbean from Tampa on board the Norwegian Pearl, or on the newly refurbished Norwegian Gem when it repositions to New Orleans. A pre- or post- cruise stay in this vibrant city is highly recommended! Don't miss visiting my favourite, Cafe du Monde, as their coffee and beignets, a French-style donut, are so utterly scrumptious.
Overnight Cuba Cruises
If you’re thinking about visiting Cuba, I can tell you there’s no better time to see this illusive destination than now. In fact, I’d even go as far as saying Cuba is one of the most exciting destinations that’s happened to cruising in years! Norwegian Cruise Line continues to offer convenient sailings to Cuba on board the Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun, departing from Miami and Orlando (Port Canaveral) with overnight stays in Havana. Sip a daiquiri at Hemingway's favourite haunt, El Floridita, or chat with locals at an intimate paladar. The door to Cuba's soul, Havana captivates the imagination with its tropical jazz, classic 1950s American cars, and pastel buildings lining cobblestone streets.
Canada & New England Cruises
There’s really nothing like the natural beauty of the spectacular fall foliage in Canada & New England! From New York, 2018 will bring extended 10-day cruises on board the Norwegian Gem, which includes an overnight stay in historical Quebec City. Or, you can see the colourful kaleidoscope of leaves with a 7-day sailing onboard Norwegian Escape, one of Norwegian's largest ships to visit this alluring area.
A Cruise to the Mexican Riviera & Panama Canal
If you’ve always wanted to see the Panama Canal, 2018 will offer a 15-day cruise from Los Angeles to Tampa on board the Norwegian Pearl, with its’ 15 bars and lounges, and 16 dining options, plus a cool bowling alley. Ports of call on this exciting cruise will include Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; San Juan del Sur Nicaragua; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Cartagena, Colombia; Georgetown, Grand Cayman, and Tampa.
Already set for 2018? Check our new summer 2019 cruise itineraries!