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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 timetable 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 maximise your Alaska viewing pleasure.

Observation lounge on Norwegian Bliss

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. A few of the exciting features of the 2015 inaugurated ship, Norwegian Escape, are a brew pub and a Michael Mondavi Family wine bar, as well as 2 restaurants from Iron Chef Jose Garces. Plus, 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 whilst 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 its’ new seasonal homeport in Copenhagen, Denmark. 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 holiday! 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!

European Cruise

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.

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.