Thinking of cruising this summer? Memorial Day Weekend will soon be upon us. It’s a holiday that has come to signify the start of summer season in all its leisurely glory. For some, it’s simply a three-day weekend, maybe with a beach day or barbeque tradition. But perhaps you and your family are ready to try something a little different this Memorial Day 2020. Especially when you consider that Norwegian Cruise Line offers amazing savings to some of the sunniest places during this special time of year.
Also consider that the end of May is an ideal time for cruising. You can travel to the tropics and enjoy the warmest summer weather setting in. It’s also an ideal time to sail if you prefer to avoid the family crowds that travel during June, July, and August. Here is a selection of just a few cruises to choose from this May 2020:
Memorial Day Weekend Cruises to The Bahamas from Miami
Calling all jet-setters! Bet you didn’t think you could dash off for a long weekend on a cruise to The Bahamas! With Norwegian's three-day cruises, you’ll be amazed by how much can be squeezed into your Memorial Weekend jaunt. If you’re seeking more adventure to add on, Miami is the perfect port to explore before or after the cruise. Here, you’ll want to explore sizzling South Beach, get in a day of shopping at some of Florida's best shopping malls, or indulge your artsy side in Wynwood.
At sea, you will have the opportunity to explore a great variety of ports. First up is Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s exclusive, private island and the quintessential vacation experience. The waters are sparking turquoise, the sand is snow-white, and the average winter temperature is 75 degrees. You can snorkel amongst the protected marine life (and maybe even spot a school of sea turtles), or quietly explore by kayak. Because Great Stirrup Cay is owned by Norwegian, you can enjoy complimentary dining in the island, which can result in significant savings!
Next up: the port of Nassau, The Bahamas’ busting hub of activity. Here you can sample local restaurants and shopping, where you’ll find everything local crafts, such as intricate straw baskets and colorful jewelry, as well as an extravaganza of duty-free shopping on luxury items, ranging from electronic gadgets to diamond watches.
Short Memorial Day Cruises on our Bigger Ships
It is rare for some of Norwegian's larger ships to do shorter itineraries. For the first time ever, you have the unique opportunity to enjoy the fantastic Norwegian Breakaway during Memorial Day on a 4-day Bahamas itinerary. Norwegian Breakaway is well known for its delightful top deck, huge array of dining options (indoors and on The Waterfront), and its unforgettable spa.
Norwegian Breakaway's activities range from relaxing to action-packed. Spend the day at the Thermal Suite in the Mandara Spa, where you can wind down at the vitality pool before detoxing at one of the saunas. You can then bring your body's temperature down while you take a nap on one of the heated mosaic lounge chairs. If you're looking for an exciting day on the top deck, head to the Ropes Course, play a round of mini-golf, or cool-off in one of the five waterslides in the Aqua Park.
Longer Memorial Day Cruise from New York
Take advantage of that long weekend and go on a longer cruise. Consider this 7-Day Bermuda from New York that sets sail the Sunday before Memorial Day. Escape the beach crowds as you set sail aboard Norwegian's newest and most exciting ship, Norwegian Encore. Norwegian Encore features the largest racetrack at sea, extending 13 feet over the side of the ship and the Galaxy Pavilion, an immersive virtual reality gaming experience. Passengers will also be able to enjoy amazing entertainment, including the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots and Choir of Man.
After enjoying Norwegian Encore's ship activities with two days at sea, you will arrive to beautiful Bermuda. This destination is renowned for its pink sand beaches and tangerine sunsets (perfect for family selfies), is also famous for its golf courses. Talk about a destination crowd pleaser!
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