Norwegian Opens Summer and Year-Round 2014 Itineraries
Line's newest ships Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway to homeport year-round; Three ships to sail in Alaska, four in Europe
Miami - Dec 11, 2012
Norwegian Cruise Line today announced and opened for sale its 2014 summer and year-round cruises. The deployment includes the line's newest and most innovative ships Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway in their respective homeports of New York and Miami, along with three ships in Alaska, and four in Europe for the summer. Norwegian will also continue to offer its unique Hawaii cruises year-round on Pride of America from Honolulu and short Bahamas itineraries year-round on Norwegian Sky.
"With our new ships joining the fleet combined with our existing ships sailing to a variety of destinations, we have a robust offering of exciting cruises for our guests to choose from in 2014," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian's chief executive officer. "We continue to offer our guests the freedom and flexibility to cruise to summer destinations such as Europe, Alaska and Bermuda on some of the youngest ships in the industry with the most innovative programming, entertainment and dining at sea."
Norwegian will continue its tradition of sailing from both Boston and New York City to the pink sand beaches of Bermuda between May and October, 2014.
Norwegian Breakaway will enter her second season in Bermuda, sailing from New York City on seven-day cruises every Sunday from May 4, 2014 through September 28, 2014.
From Boston, guests can set sail on a seven-day cruise on board Norwegian Dawn, every Friday, from May 9, 2014 through October 31, 2014.
Norwegian's newest ship, Norwegian Getaway, will sail year-round from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean on seven-day cruises every Saturday beginning February 1, 2014. Ports of call include: Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas.
Three ships will sail Alaska in the summer of 2014: Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel from Seattle, and Norwegian Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia and Whittier, Alaska.
Norwegian Jewel, departing Saturdays, will sail a series of 18 seven-day Sawyer Glacier cruises from Seattle between May 17, 2014 and September 13, 2014. Departing Sundays, Norwegian Pearl will set sail a series of 19 seven-day Glacier Bay itineraries from May 18, 2014 through September 21, 2014.
Norwegian Sun will sail from Vancouver, British Columbia to Whittier, Alaska and from Whittier to Vancouver on Mondays from May 19, 2014 through September 22, 2014. Sailing north from Vancouver, guests will enjoy a cruise through the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier and visits to Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau, Alaska. On Norwegian Sun's Southbound itineraries from Whittier, Alaska guests will cruise the Inside Passage, Sawyer Glacier and Hubbard Glacier and enjoy stops in Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Icy Strait Point, Alaska.
Norwegian Epic will return to Europe for her fourth season, sailing a series of 24 seven-day Western Mediterranean itineraries from Barcelona, Spain and from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, between May 11, 2014 and October 19, 2014. The itinerary features five exciting ports of call in three different countries: Italy, Spain and France and includes a stop in the very chic port of Cannes, France.
Norwegian Star will sail a series of nine-day Baltic Capitals cruises from Copenhagen, Denmark between May 19, 2014 and September 13, 2014. This exciting itinerary includes an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as a scenic sail through the Stockholm Archipelago following the ship's afternoon departure from Stockholm, Sweden.
On September 22, 2014, Norwegian Star will embark the popular, 14-day Norway, Iceland and Faroe Islands itinerary from Copenhagen, Denmark visiting Bergen and Alesund, Norway; Lerwick, Shetland Islands; Thorshavn, Faroe Islands; Reykjavik, Iceland; Glasgow, Scotland; and Dublin, Ireland.
Norwegian Jade will sail alternating seven-day cruises to the Greek Isles and Adriatic, Greece and Turkey from Venice, Italy between May 10, 2014 and October 18, 2014. Guests may also choose to combine these two exciting itineraries to enjoy the ultimate 14-day adventure.
For an incredible combination of eastern and western Mediterranean itineraries, guests can embark on Norwegian Jade's ultimate Mediterranean voyage. This one-time-only itinerary sets sail from Venice, Italy on July 12, 2014 and visits some of Europe's most sought-after ports of call including Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Izmir), Greece; Santorini, Greece; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, France; Valletta, Malta; and Messina, Sicily.
Norwegian Spirit will offer spectacular 12-day Grand Mediterranean voyages from April 24, 2014 through November 2, 2014. Guests can choose to depart from either Barcelona or Venice on this incredible itinerary that visits five different countries - Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Turkey.
Bahamas and Florida
Norwegian Gem will sail from New York City on a series of 19 seven-day Bahamas & Florida cruises between May 3, 2014 and September 6, 2014. This popular family-friendly itinerary includes a stop in Port Canaveral (Orlando and the beaches), Florida and also features exclusive Nickelodeon programming on board.
For a shorter cruise option, Norwegian Sky will continue sailing three and four-day cruises to the Bahamas year-round from Miami departing Fridays and Mondays. Ports of call include: Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island.
Pride of America will continue to sail her seven-day Hawaii itinerary departing from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2016. Ports of call include an overnight in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawai`i; Kona, Hawai`i; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; and an afternoon cruise past the breathtaking Nãpali Coast.
To book these new sailings in conjunction with the "The Upgrade WAVE" sales event, contact a travel professional, call 800-040-1182 or visit www.ncl.com.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 46-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to "Cruise Like a Norwegian" on one of 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.
Norwegian's largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and has been named "Best Overall Cruise Ship" by the readers of Travel Weekly and "Best Ship for Sea Days" by Cruise Critic. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, The Second City®, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.
The Company has two 4,000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, under construction for delivery in April 2013 and January 2014, along with one larger "Breakaway Plus" vessel for delivery in fall 2015. Known as New York's ship, Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city, sailing to Bermuda for the summer beginning May 12, 2013. Norwegian Breakaway's features include hull art by legendary artist Peter Max, seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship's iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment lineup includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy. Norwegian Getaway, the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, will sail Eastern Caribbean voyages beginning in February 2014. Sailings for both vessels are now on sale.
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