Already missing the fun and sun of summer? Then, we are here to make your day, because there is no better time than the fall to book your summer 2020 cruise. And, with new itineraries available on 11 of the 17 ships in Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet, this is the perfect time to cruise to paradise. Norwegian will have three ships cruising in Europe, three ships sailing to Alaska, and two ships cruising to Bermuda, including Norwegian Encore, the newest ship in the Norwegian fleet. Other summer 2020 destinations include The Caribbean, the Bahamas, Canada & New England, and Hawaii. Here are some of the top summer 2020 cruises to book right now.
New Cruise Escapes on Norwegian Encore
Norwegian's latest ship will reposition from The Caribbean to New York in April 2020, just in time for the summer. Norwegian Encore launches in November 2019 and will hold 3,998 guests. Experience the top-deck racetrack and the all-new Onda by Scarpetta restaurant. In summer 2020, Norwegian Encore will be cruising to Bermuda through early September, and then will begin to sail to Canada and New England in September.
Norwegian Gem will also be offering cruises from Boston to Bermuda over summer 2020. These itineraries offer overnights in Bermuda, allowing guests sufficient time to fully explore the beaches and shopping Bermuda has to offer from your port at Royal Naval Dockyard. Plus, going on a cruise from Boston gives cruisers an easy embarkation port with plenty to offer before and after your cruise.
Short Cruises to the Bahamas
If you don't have a lot of time available but are still wanting to include a short cruise in your plans for summer 2020, consider one of Norwegian's weekend escape Three-Day Bahamas from Miami cruises on Norwegian Sky. These itineraries embark and disembark in Miami and stop at Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island, and Nassau in the Bahamas.
Spend your days on the beach or in the water, snorkeling or scuba diving with the tropical fish and seahorses, or even swimming with the pigs, then return to your ship to experience the newly upgraded amenities of Norwegian Sky in the evening. Norwegian Sky underwent a complete refurbishment in 2019, and now offers 11 dining options, eight bars and lounges, and a casino.
You can also add an additional day to your itinerary with a stop in Key West and even an extra day at sea for a four- or five-day Bahamas cruise from Miami itinerary.
Seven-Day Hawaii, Round-Trip Honolulu
Embark on one of Porthole Cruise Travel's repeat award winners for Best Hawaii Itinerary and book the Seven-Day Hawaii, Round-Trip Honolulu cruise on the newly refurbished Pride of America. This itinerary visits four different Hawaiian islands in seven days. The cruise embarks and disembarks in Honolulu on Oahu, and includes ports in Kahului on Maui, Hilo and Kona on Hawaii, and Nāwiliwili on Kauai, along with an afternoon cruising along the breathtaking Nãpali Coast.
A cruise to Hawaii offers cruisers unparalleled island adventures, ranging from pristine black, white, and green sand beaches where you can have the surf experience of your lifetime. You can also visit magnificent waterfalls, active volcanoes, dense rainforests, and historic sites such as Pearl Harbor.
Stunning Alaska Itineraries
During the summer 2020 cruise season, Norwegian will have four ships cruising to Alaska: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy, and Norwegian Sun. Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy are both larger ships while Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Sun are both smaller ships, which allow for a more intimate cruise experience, and they can even enter some ports that the larger ships cannot visit.
Common destinations on a Norwegian Alaska cruise itineraries include Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier, Holkham Bay, Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka, and Skagway in Alaska, as well as Victoria in British Columbia. Sitka is a port that is only available on Norwegian's Alaska itineraries on Norwegian Sun. Alaska's landscapes are breathtaking, and there is no better way to experience them this summer than on a Norwegian cruise ship.
Explore the Sights of Asia
Norwegian Spirit will be fully refurbished by summer 2020; undergoing the largest refurbishment in Norwegian history. Norwegian Spirit will be spending summer 2020 cruising the ports of Asia, with a series of nine- to 16-Day cruises to some of the most amazing ports in East Asia. Choose from eight different Asia itineraries that offer a combination of ports in China, Japan, and South Korea, and include cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Busan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. Experience these cultural centers and amazing cities of the world, and take in the sights and culture that make these countries so important. Some sights you can visit include Mount Fuji, Kyoto and Nara, the Great Wall of China, and the Forbidden City.
European Dream Cruises
Norwegian will be offering numerous Mediterranean cruises as well as Scandinavia and Baltic Sea itineraries in summer 2020. There are also European cruises that travel along the Fjords of Norway and up to Iceland and the Arctic for a genuinely breathtaking cruise experience. Choose from over 25 different European cruise itineraries on Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Jade, and Norwegian Star. These itineraries can take you to the Greek Isles, the ports of Italy, the major capitals of Scandinavia, or to the most stunning scenery of the fjords of Norway, where the sun will rarely set all summer long.
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