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2025 Weekend Cruises

Sometimes, you just need to recharge. There are times when life calls for a break from the monotony of daily life and a change of scenery from the typical view out of your window. At Norwegian Cruise Line, we believe that a cruise is the perfect getaway when you need to take a moment to reset and feel better. Don't be fooled into thinking that you need to take a week off and budget for years to take a cruise vacation.

At Norwegian, we have several itineraries that are perfect for a quick weekend escape in 2025.

Ready to start planning? Explore all Weekend cruises.

Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

Why Take a Weekend Cruise?

There are many great reasons to book a fun, exciting weekend cruise vacation. For starters, a short cruise doesn't require much of a time commitment. Don't worry about getting ahead at work in preparation for your absence, and don't think about being overwhelmed when you get back. With a weekend cruise, you're back in action before you know it, making it easier to slip away guilt-free.

Less time away generally means less packing. Many cruisers might find that a small suitcase has plenty of space for weekend essentials, making the packing experience, not to mention loading up the car or hopping on the plane, much more pleasant.

Think about your typical weekend plans, and compare them to what they could be if you were aboard one of Norwegian's elegant ships. Swap time spent on the couch or cooking dinner with time spent exploring new destinations and relaxing while someone else does all the work. Trade doing laundry and scrubbing the floor with living it up on the dance floor. There's no better way to upgrade your weekend plans than with a cruise.

Finally, weekend cruises are a great way to experience all of the perks of cruising at an affordable price. If you've never cruised before, you might be hesitant to jump right into a weeklong cruise if you're not sure if it's right for you. Or, if you're an experienced cruiser, you might be interested in enjoying the luxuries aboard the cruise ship while saving some of your vacation budget for other plans. Either way, a weekend cruise allows you to get away from it all without draining your bank account.

Duval Street, Key West, Florida
Duval Street, Key West, Florida

Where Can I Go for a Weekend Cruise?

While not all of Norwegian's itineraries could be considered weekend cruises, there are still some exciting ports of call that you can cruise to quickly to start your weekend of fun. Norwegian has three- and four-day itineraries designed to get you away from it all, where you can enjoy some time relaxing in the sunshine and still be back home before anyone has time to miss you.

The Bahamas is an excellent destination because of its warm, tropical year-round weather and abundance of onshore activities. Its proximity to Miami is an added bonus, allowing our ships to sail there overnight while you enjoy on-ship entertainment, dine in our elegant restaurants, and settle in for the night in one of our comfortable staterooms. By the time you wake up, your ship will be at its destination, and you can start your weekend festivities.

Vibe Beach Club
Vibe Beach Club

Every cruise to the Bahamas includes a stop at Norwegian's private island, Great Stirrup Cay. Reserved for guests aboard our ships, you can step foot into a tropical oasis filled with white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water, and you'll have the opportunity to partake in activities such as snorkeling and riding jet skis. A day spent at Great Stirrup Cay will be a day you never forget, from the idyllic surroundings to the adventures that will stick with you for a lifetime.

While Great Stirrup Cay is sure to be a highlight of your weekend cruise getaway, other possible ports of call in the Bahamas include Grand Bahama Island, where you can kayak through a protected mangrove forest, and Nassau, where you'll find some of the best shopping on the islands. Finally, if you're looking for a change of pace, Norwegian has an itinerary that includes a stop at laid-back Key West, Florida. Enjoy a day at this island getaway before continuing to the Bahamas aboard Norwegian Sky.

3-Day Caribbean Cruise: Great Stirrup Cay & Grand Bahama Island
2-Day Caribbean Cruise: Great Stirrup Cay
4-Day Caribbean Cruise: Great Stirrup, Bimini & Nassau

Why Choose a Weekend With Norwegian?

Now is a better time than ever to book a weekend cruise with Norwegian. As always, any cruise you take with Norwegian will allow you to cater your vacation to your style and pace. Enjoy a leisurely meal when you want it, take in a show when it feels right, and plan shore excursions around your personal schedule. Norwegian believes in giving you the freedom to take control of your cruise.

Don't let another weekend go to waste. Book a weekend cruise today to spend valuable time resetting and recharging in ways that simply aren't possible at home. Norwegian has multiple destinations that are just a short cruise away, allowing you some much-needed time to relax while not requiring a considerable time or monetary investment. Let Norwegian help you experience one of your best weekends ever aboard one of our many weekend cruise adventures.

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