Already missing the fun and sun of summer? Then, you are in luck, because there is no better time to book your summer 2020 cruise. Norwegian will have five ships in the Mediterranean, four ships sailing to Alaska, and two ships cruising to Bermuda, including Norwegian Encore, the newest ship in the Norwegian fleet. Other summer 2020 cruise 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 cruise season. The much awaited Norwegian Encore launched in November 2019. It features thrilling top-deck experiences such as the racetrack and the all-new Onda by Scarpetta restaurant. In summer 2020, Norwegian Encore will be cruising to Bermuda from New York through early September, and then will begin to sail to Canada and New England in the fall.
Cruises from Boston
Norwegian Gem will also be offering cruises from Boston to Bermuda this summer. These itineraries offer overnight stays in Bermuda, allowing guests sufficient time to fully explore the beaches and shopping this beautiful destination has to offer. 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 Bahamas 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 and 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.
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 board Pride of America. As part of this itinerary, guests will visit four different Hawaiian islands in seven days. The cruise embarks and disembarks in Honolulu, Oahu, and includes ports in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Kona and Nāwiliwili, 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 larger ships while Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Sun are smaller and more intimate. Whatever your preference, you will have plenty to choose from!
Common destinations on a Norwegian Alaska cruise 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 Sun Alaska itineraries. Alaska's landscapes are breathtaking, and there is no better way to experience them this summer than on a Norwegian cruise.
Summer Europe Cruises
Are you a history buff? If learning about ancient cultures and strolling the streets of storied towns gets your heart pumping, a Norwegian summer Europe cruise is the way to go. Norwegian will be offering numerous Greek Isles cruises as well as Northern Europe cruises in summer 2020. Some of these cruises travel along the Fjords of Norway and up to Iceland for a genuinely breathtaking summer cruise experience. Other itineraries will transport you to the Greek Isles, Turkey and even Israel. Choose from over 25 different European cruise itineraries on Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Jade, and Norwegian Star.
Visit the jewels of Greece on Norwegian's 7-Day Greek Isles cruise Round-Trip from Athens. Hit up some of the hottest destinations in the Mediterranean, Turkey and Israel.
Or venture to Northern Europe on Norwegian's 14-Day Scandinavia, Russia, and Amsterdam: Ultimate Baltic summer 2020 cruise for an unforgettable experience you'll remember for years to come. In addition to the stunning cities of Copenhagen in Denmark, Oslo in Norway, and Tallinn in Estonia, spend two days exploring the hundreds of museums, palaces, and cathedrals in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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