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2018 Labor Day Cruises to Book Now

If you've spent the summer leisurely sipping rosé by the pool, hiking in national parks, or relaxing at the beach, you're probably sad to realize that summer will soon be coming to an end. Fortunately, it is not too late to squeeze in one last trip before summer comes to a close. A Labor Day cruise is a cost-effective and fun way to end the summer. You can book a Labor Day cruise vacation now to take advantage of some great deals. Discover four of the best 2018 Labor Day cruises. 

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One Way Cruises for Summer & Fall

Every summer has a story. And some of the best stories begin with a journey. A journey to someplace new, someplace full of wonder and excitement, of corners and trails begging to be explored. As summer begins to beckon with its usual wanderlust, let’s go beyond the basics. Here, we’ll explore one-way cruises, itineraries for summer and fall that begin in one port and open up to so much possibility.

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Alaska Wildlife Excursions to Experience on Your Cruise

There are so many different things to do on an Alaska cruise. And an Alaska wildlife cruise excursion will take you through some of the most beautiful, remote wilderness in the world. It provides the chance for up-close encounters with a variety of wildlife like moose, black bears, bald eagles, puffins, and whales. Ready for something truly wild? Here are some of our top Alaska Wildlife Excursions.

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Summer 2018 Cruises to Book Now with Norwegian

Every summer has a story. And somewhere between the sea and sun is a great summer story. While it may be hard to imagine that the year has slipped by so quickly, summer is upon us and with it the promise of a proper vacation. If you’re thinking beachside lounging and colorful cocktails, or even glacier-gazing and whale-watching, a cruise vacation is just what you need. And while the summer season may be creeping in quickly, there’s still time to book the perfect summer cruise vacation with Norwegian. Read on for some of our favorite itineraries to book now for the season ahead.

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What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise

If you’re taking your first cruise to Alaska on Norwegian Cruise Line, chances are you have two critical questions: 1) Will you be able to see the Aurora Borealis (Possibly!) and 2) What in the world should you pack for a trip to The Last Frontier? The short answer: Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime and bring lots of layers for every occasion! We can show you how to keep things simple and still have the most essential and weather-sensible outfits without tipping the airport baggage scales!

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Cruise Tips for Weather in Alaska: Month by Month

If you’re thinking about planning a summer cruise, Alaska may be the perfect destination for you. The Alaskan cruise season lasts from May to September, and the warmest months for travel are typically June, July, and August. Alaskan cruises may seem suited only for people who like extreme weather, but the truth is that the weather in Alaska varies widely based on the region.

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5 Instagram-Worthy Cruise Destinations

Unlike most other getaways, cruise vacations offer the rare opportunity to photograph port after port of stunning landscapes and views. Adventure enthusiasts and cultural connoisseurs alike will find these Instagram-worthy destinations to be perfectly photogenic. From dog sledding through glacier-capped mountains in Alaska to swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman, or even sampling mojitos and authentic Caribbean cuisine in Cuba, each of these ports offers a chance to impress your followers.

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Why You Should Take an Alaska Honeymoon Cruise

After you've spent several months or even years planning your wedding, the thing that you probably want the most is to spend your honeymoon being pampered. That is why an Alaska honeymoon cruise makes the perfect start to newlywed life. Just unpack your suitcase, relax, and indulge in the vacation of a lifetime. Want more reasons to take an Alaska honeymoon cruise? Here are five!

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Cruisetours with Norwegian: How to Extend Your Cruise Vacation

Planning a cruise to Alaska or cruising to Hawaii are both experiences that deserve more time. Cruisetours to Alaska and Hawaii are the easiest way to extend your Norwegian Cruise Line vacation. When you’re thinking of visiting two of the most beautiful destinations on Earth, why would you limit yourself to only 7 days? Before we talk about how to extend your cruise vacation in Alaska and Hawaii, let’s talk about why you should take advantage of these incredible opportunities.

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Bucket List Cruise Vacations

With an estimated 27.2 million passengers expected to cruise this coming year, where will you travel in 2018? Maybe you’ve always wanted to get up-close-and-personal with the whales in Alaska, sink your toes into the white sand beaches of the Caribbean, or to explore the rich history and cultures of Europe. Wherever you want to be in 2018, Norwegian Cruise Line has a cruise for you! Here are some great ideas for bucket list vacations to start planning for now

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Cruise Alaska and See the Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis is the kind of scientific phenomenon that most people seem to either know everything about or nothing at all. I must admit – until I became interested in global cruising, I don’t think I’d ever heard of this natural wonder with the weirdest of names. But if you are thinking of cruising to Alaska in this lifetime, I am practically begging you to learn just a little bit about the Borealis, because you may want to plan any entire life-changing Norwegian Cruise Line vacation around it.  

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Things to Do in Whittier, Alaska

Even though the sleepy village of Whittier is home to just over 200 residents, what this small town may lack in size, it definitely makes up for with sheer natural beauty and seemingly endless outdoor activities. When you cruise Alaska, don't overlook all the great things there are to do in Whittier!

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Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line announced its sixteenth ship in the fleet earlier this week. Norwegian Bliss will begin sailing Alaska and the Caribbean, with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera, in June 2018. With a two-level electric-car race track, an Aqua Park with two multi-story water slides, and an open-air laser tag course, this is not your average cruise ship.

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Things to do in Seward

A cruise to Alaska is an adventure like no other. You could be sailing past glaciers in the morning, photographing wild bears in the afternoon, and dining on fresh caught salmon at dinnertime. The port of call at Seward, Alaska, offers all this and more. We’ve rounded up a few of the highlights sure to spark your adventurous streak.

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