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Why You Should Cruise from San Juan

Have you been lucky enough to visit Puerto Rico? If you haven't, you're missing out, and if you have, isn't it time to return? Let's show Puerto Rico the love during this important time of rebuilding. Much of this beautiful Caribbean island is open and ready for business. There’s never been a better time to cruise from San Juan.

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Cruising the ABC Islands: Curacao

If you’re cruising to The Caribbean, the ABC islands, comprised of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, should be a top choice for your vacation. Recently on Chasing the Sun, we featured “A Guide to Aruba” and “A Guide to Bonaire” as part of a 3-part blog series on Exploring the ABC Islands of the Dutch Caribbean.  As we wrap up this series, we will focus on the last of the ABC Islands: Curacao

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Norwegian Encore Hull Artist Announced

Continuing the tradition of iconic hull art on its award-winning ships, Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Norwegian Encore’s hull design will be the creation of renowned Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo. Set to debut in Miami in November 2019, Norwegian Encore will be the fourth and final ship in the fleet’s Breakaway-Plus class.

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Cruising the ABC Islands: Bonaire

The ABC Islands are made up of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao located in the Southern Caribbean, also known as the Dutch Caribbean.  Recently on Chasing the Sun, we featured “A Guide to Aruba” as part of a 3-part blog series on Cruising the ABC Islands of the Dutch Caribbean.  Now we will take a deeper look at Bonaire, which is located to the east of both Aruba and Curacao in the Southern Caribbean Sea. 

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A Brief History of the Bermuda Flag

If you’ve ever cruised to Bermuda, you’ve likely seen the colorful Bermuda flag flying high just as your cruise ship pulls in close to the port. The flag of Bermuda, which was created in 1910, features the British Union Flag in the upper left corner, a red ensign, and the Bermuda coat of arms on the right. This banner is certainly unique, but have you ever wondered about the significance of these symbols? Check out this history of the Bermuda flag and learn what each of these markings represents.

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Cruising with Kids: 7 Family Travel Tips

Not only is cruising with kids possible, but it's also one of the most memorable, action-packed experiences you can plan as a family. In fact, Norwegian Cruise Line makes it easier than ever before to cruise with kids of all ages thanks to Norwegian’s complimentary youth programs. Still, a little planning will make the cruise more enjoyable for kids and parents alike. If you've booked a family cruise and wonder what you've gotten yourself into, don't worry! We've got you covered. Follow these seven tips for cruising with kids, and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable family vacation.

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Cruising Solo: 6 Ways to Engage with Other Travelers

Do you want to travel the world on your own terms? Do you love making your own vacation choices? Are you an adventurous world traveler who doesn't wait for others to experience what the world has to offer? If so, then solo cruising is for you. Traveling solo and cruise vacations go hand in hand. Cruising offers much for solo travelers. You get the freedom to do what you want. Plus, you'll discover plenty of chances to meet and mingle with other cruise guests.

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7 Things You Didn't Know About Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Cruise Line is about to spread joy along the West Coast — Norwegian Joy, that is. Originally built to cruise in Asian waters, Norwegian Joy is bringing its grandeur to the West Coast by offering year-round sailings to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast, and the Panama Canal starting in April 2019. Before taking on the new itineraries, Norwegian Joy will undergo $50 million in upgrades, including a Starbucks® store. But that's not all. Norwegian Joy also has a few tricks up her sleeve, including some stunning Observation Lounges and a race track. 

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Bars & Lounges to Discover on Norwegian Bliss

With 16 bars and lounges on board the brand-new Norwegian Bliss, there’s no shortage of fun and libations to enjoy on your next cruise vacation. Whether you’re sailing to Alaska and taking in the stunning glacier views from the Observation Lounge bar or cruising to The Caribbean with a fresh mojito in hand, these hot spots have something for your every vacation mood.

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Why Cruising is the Best Way to See Europe

Europe is full of history, stunning architecture and unique cultures, along with alluring romance, so it's no wonder that millions of travelers visit each year. But the vast choices can also be overwhelming when you're planning a European vacation — with so many cities, what to choose, where to go? Let's make it easy for you. As the 11-time Europe's Leading Cruise Line World Travel Award winner, Norwegian Cruise Line offers Europe cruises with departures from nine cities to all the quintessential European destinations, along with a stress-free, no-hassle vacation experience. Here's why cruising is the best way to see Europe.

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Cruising to Tortola: A Beach Lover's Paradise

Are you planning a cruise to Tortola with Norwegian?  If you love the beach life, Tortola needs to be on your bucket list, or better yet, on your next cruise itinerary!  Tortola beaches and bays are lined with mountains and swaying palm trees, and the water is the lightest shade of aqua blue- like a scene straight from a postcard.  If you’ve got a Caribbean vacation on your to-do list, make sure Tortola is one of your stops.

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