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Norwegian Announces New Season of Sailings for Summer 2023

The holidays are nearly upon us and we are thrilled to help you start planning ahead with a new season of sailings for Summer 2023. Coupled with our Black Friday Sale, where you can get the best cruise deals of the year, we’re sure you’ll find more than a few vacations to add to your shopping list this year.

Norwegian’s summer 2023 itineraries offer cruisers even more choices. From Caribbean island hopping to Alaskan glacier viewing, or even European explorations, our newly released itineraries offer experiences to satisfy that wanderlust we’ve been missing this year – an opportunity to recharge, connect and discover.

Ready to start planning? Explore all Summer 2023 cruises.

A Season of Firsts

Break out of the ordinary and enjoy some notable firsts on board our ships, such as our first visit to beautiful Nessebar, Bulgaria on Norwegian Jade’s Extraordinary Journeys sailing through the Mediterranean and Black Sea; the debut of Norwegian Bliss at the Royal Naval Dockyard during her seven-day roundtrip cruise to Bermuda from New York; Norwegian Jade’s first visit to Bodrum, Turkey and Paros, Greece during her seven-day roundtrip sailing from Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and more.

“Now is the time to break free from the hold 2020 has had on us, dream big and plan for the cruise vacation we’ve all been waiting for,” said Harry Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer. “Our newest itineraries along with our incredible, limited-time Black Friday deal provides guests with the perfect opportunity to book, save and indulge in a cruise vacation of a lifetime. We can’t wait to return to sea, but until we can do so, we are proud to be able to provide our guests with a bit of inspiration, entertainment and behind-the scenes action with the launch of ‘EMBARK – The Series’.”

Mediterranean & Greek Isles Cruises

Take in sweeping vistas and experience the sunny and gorgeous Mediterranean on a cruise vacation on board Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Jade. The four ships will sail a selection of five to 11-day cruises through the Mediterranean from May through October.

Norwegian will visit the ancient city of Nessebar, Bulgaria for the first time during Norwegian Jade’s March 30 Extraordinary Journeys sailing. This nine-day roundtrip cruise from Athens (Piraeus), Greece through the Mediterranean and Black Sea includes a port-rich itinerary with no sea days, allowing more time to explore a new town each day.

Norwegian Jade will make her debut in Bodrum, Turkey and Paros, Greece on her May 21st sailing as she embarks on a selection of seven-day Greek Isles roundtrip cruises from Athens (Piraeus), Greece, available through Oct. 15.

From May 6 through Oct. 13, Norwegian Breakaway will offer port intensive itineraries during her 10-day Greek Isles roundtrip cruises from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, visiting Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, France and more.

7-Day Greek Isles Cruise from Athens (Piraeus)
5-Day Mediterranean Cruise from Venice

Norwegian Cruises to Greece
Mykonos, Greece

Northern Europe Cruises

Sail with Europe’s Leading Cruise Line and explore art, history and culture on a series of Northern Europe cruises from May 8 through Oct. 17. Norwegian Getaway’s nine-day Baltic roundtrip sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark feature an overnight stay, a total of 36 hours in port, in the culturally rich and scenic St. Petersburg, Russia. The itinerary also includes calls to Warnemünde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden; and Helsinki featuring extended port times, from nine to 15 hours, providing additional time to absorb each city’s unique offerings.

Bermuda Cruises

For the first time on her May 21st sailing, Norwegian Bliss, one of our newest ships, will call to Norfolk, Virginia – the gateway to Virginia Beach and the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg. The ship will also make her debut at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda as she begins a series of five and seven-day roundtrip cruises sailing out of New York.

These itineraries include two overnight stays at the Royal Naval Dockyard, giving you more time to explore its shops, restaurants and pristine beaches at your own pace. After exploring the best Bermuda has to offer, return to the ship and continue the adventure onboard with laps around the Speedway - Norwegian's racetrack at sea - or unwind with a visit to Mandara Spa's Thermal Suite to experience the Salt Room, a dramatic grotto surrounded with layers of body-cleansing salt crystals.

5-Day Bermuda Cruise from New York

Alaska Cruises

Explore more of the last frontier and get up close and personal with glaciers and awe-inspiring scenery when you cruise to Alaska with Norwegian. Between April 22 and Oct. 15, Alaska will welcome four Norwegian Cruise Line ships: Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Sun, and two of our newest Breakaway Plus Class ships – Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Joy.

The ships will sail a variety of five to nine-day cruises from Seattle; Vancouver, Canada; and Seward, Alaska, and every seven and nine-day itinerary will offer a glacier experience where it’s easy to observe Alaska’s majestic wonders from the top deck as the ship sails by. Select itineraries for Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Sun will call to Norwegian Cruise Line Holding’s new pier at Icy Strait Point where guests can disembark and immerse themselves in the wilderness and support the local shops and community.

16-Day Alaska, Japan and Russia Cruise from Tokyo

Bahamas Cruises

If short cruises are calling your name, prepare for getaways that are sure to get you on island time. Starting June 2 through Dec. 29, Norwegian Sky will sail three and four-day roundtrip cruises from Miami, calling to Freeport, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay – Norwegian’s private island resort in the Bahamas.

On this retreat, cruisers can reserve one of the luxurious private villas within Silver Cove, an exclusive beachfront area on Great Stirrup Cay, recharge with a massage on the island’s Mandara Spa, or simply relax along the beachfront. The choice is yours and there’s no wrong answer on this island oasis.

4-Day Bahamas Cruise from Miami
8-Day Bahamas Cruise from New York

Caribbean Cruises

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Magic City before sailing off to Paradise. Cruising roundtrip from Miami, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Sky will offer a mix of five to nine-day sailings between the Eastern and Western Caribbean islands.

The various itineraries include calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Road Town (Tortola), British Virgin Islands; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan Island, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico; Harvest Caye - Norwegian's resort destination in Belize, and more. Feel free to unwind with visits to these warm tropical destinations all year-round as visits to the Caribbean start April 16 through Dec. 6.

7-Day Caribbean Cruise from Miami
7-Day Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans

Norwegian Cruises to Canada
Old Quebec City, Quebec

Canada & New England Cruises

Deep blues meet Autumn hues along the Canada & New England coastline. Witness the changing fall foliage, one of nature’s most amazing spectacles, when sailings begin in late August. Norwegian Escape will homeport in New York City offering seven-day roundtrip cruises to Canada & New England from Aug. 27 through Oct. 29, making calls to Newport, Rhode Island; Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John, and Halifax, Canada. Norwegian Pearl will sail a series of seven-day cruises to and from Boston and Quebec City, Canada from Aug. 25 through Oct. 13 with visits to Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown and Saguenay, Canada.

7-Day Canada & New England Cruise from New York
7-Day Canada & New England Cruise from Boston

Black Friday Cruise Deals

Ready to shop like a cruise expert? Dive into the season’s best deals with Norwegian’s Black Friday Sale. In addition to saving 30% off a cruise vacation on any ship, with options spanning more than 300 destinations worldwide, Norwegian’s Black Friday sale also includes ALL FIVE Free at Sea offers including free open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursions credits, free Wi-Fi, and discounted rates for friends and family. The Black Friday offer is available on all departures, all itineraries and all published voyage dates from 2021 through the newly released 2023 itineraries. So, start shopping, and start saving!

Explore these and the many more amazing new cruise vacations Norwegian has to offer for Summer 2023. Let us know which destinations you can’t wait to explore in the comments below!