The gorgeous white sand beaches and azure waters of the Caribbean Sea have been attracting visitors to the Yucatan Peninsula since the 1980s. This tropical paradise retains much of its natural beauty including spectacular ancient Mayan ruins – many designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites – plus picturesque cenotes and underground pools, as well as an array of natural jungles and wildlife. Costa Maya is also home to the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second longest reef, making it a fantastic location for diving and snorkeling during your Caribbean cruise with Norwegian. Here are some of the top Costa Maya shore excursions for you to enjoy!
With a slogan like ‘Live it to Believe It,’ you know Mexico has to have so many more amazing experiences to offer besides its world-famous beaches. And the picturesque island of Cozumel off the Yucatan Peninsula is no exception. You can dive into the Mexican cultural experience through delicious foods and music, or actually dive into the warm, azure-colored ocean waters. You can try a new adventure like swimming with the dolphins or wander back in time by exploring the incredible Mayan ruins. Here are some of the top Cozumel shore excursions to consider for your next cruise with Norwegian.
With an estimated 20 million passengers expected to cruise this coming year, where will you travel in 2019? Maybe you’ve always wanted to get up-close-and-personal with the whales in Alaska, sink your toes into the white sand beaches of the Caribbean, or to explore the rich history and cultures of Europe. Wherever you want to be in 2019, Norwegian Cruise Line has a cruise for you! Here are some great ideas for bucket list vacations to start planning for now
If you’re ready to plan ahead for the best vacations, you’ll be excited to know that Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its newest cruise itineraries for winter 2020-2021, which are now open for sale. Highlights include sister ships Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore cruising from Miami to The Caribbean, Norwegian Escape’s debut in Port Canaveral, and Norwegian Epic’s return to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
If you're an avid cruiser, chances are your New Year's resolutions could go something like this: Learn a new language, go on more adventures, enjoy the moment, and, of course, travel more. Even the Dalai Lama suggests this: Once a year, we should go someplace we've never been before. He gets it. And so does travel photographer Matthew Karsten, who advises that an "investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” What are your travel plans and goals for 2019, and why not begin now? Here are seven fun and exciting ways to start the New Year on a cruise ship.
If you have the itch to travel but aren't sure where to go, perusing Norwegian's last-minute cruise deals is a great way to get started. Why spend another boring holiday season at home when you could be cruising The Caribbean, enjoying the warm sun on your face and the tranquil, turquoise waters lapping at your feet? Or better yet, cruising in a classic car up the streets of Cuba, where fresh, local cuisine awaits your taste buds? All of these destinations and more could be on your itinerary in December. Here are some of our favorites.
One of the most important things about taking a family cruise is making sure the kids are taken care of and having a great time. After all, it’s their vacation, too. This year, we were lucky enough to receive a first-hand account of the Splash Academy experience from an attendee herself, aspiring young writer and Norwegian Cruise Line guest, Vanessa Kuznicki (10 yrs. old). Vanessa cruised with her mom Natalia on Norwegian Getaway to the Western Caribbean and loved the experience so much she wrote and illustrated a whole book about it! Just ahead, read through for an inside look at what it’s like to be a kid cruising with Norwegian’s Splash Academy.
Although significant contrasts in culture and geography exist among the different countries of The Caribbean, the one feature that all these islands have in common is the weather. Thanks to reliable sunny, warm weather for many of the months out of the year, The Caribbean is a great year-round cruise destination. This means that the best time to cruise to The Caribbean depends on personal preference. Explore the following guide to help you choose the best time for your Caribbean cruise.
As sister ships, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy proudly offer the same expansive Observation Lounge and many other twin features, including a waterfront promenade lined with bars, lounges, and dining options. In fact, there was one majorly fun difference Norwegian Joy could boast over its sibling ship — it sported the first ever race track at sea.
There is no better way to celebrate a wedding, birthday, or anniversary than with a cruise from one of the most recognized cities in the world — New York City. The Big Apple is overflowing with tons of energy, vibrancy, and class. But if you're a local, you'll agree that a getaway to warmer weather can only help you appreciate home that much more. Norwegian conveniently cruises from NYC, for a stress-free commute to the vacation you not only want, but need. New ships. New experiences. Cruise from the city that never sleeps and wake up to sandy beaches down south.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and GRAMMY® Award-winning legendary superstar Jon Bon Jovi is offering 2,200 of his most passionate fans the vacation of a lifetime in two idyllic settings. Sail with Norwegian for the opportunity to enjoy two special fan cruise experiences to the Bahamas and the Mediterranean in 2019.
With over 70 cruise vacations to choose from this winter, where will you escape to? Norwegian has plenty of options to beat the cold. Whatever your choice, an escape to warmer destinations is a great way to take a break from the weather while making memories you’ll keep forever. Here are some of our winter 2018 cruises to book now, just in time for the season.
Cozumel is an island that lies around 12 miles off the eastern side of the mainland of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is famous for scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, white sand beaches, shopping, and rich history. If you're planning a Caribbean cruise with Norwegian that makes a port stop in Cozumel, Mexico, here are some of the top things you should incorporate in your cruise plans.
Have you been lucky enough to visit Puerto Rico? If you haven't, you're missing out, and if you have, isn't it time to return? Let's show Puerto Rico the love during this important time of rebuilding. Much of this beautiful Caribbean island is open and ready for business. There’s never been a better time to cruise from San Juan.
If you’re cruising to The Caribbean, the ABC islands, comprised of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, should be a top choice for your vacation. Recently on Chasing the Sun, we featured “A Guide to Aruba” and “A Guide to Bonaire” as part of a 3-part blog series on Exploring the ABC Islands of the Dutch Caribbean. As we wrap up this series, we will focus on the last of the ABC Islands: Curacao!
The ABC Islands are made up of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao located in the Southern Caribbean, also known as the Dutch Caribbean. Recently on Chasing the Sun, we featured “A Guide to Aruba” as part of a 3-part blog series on Cruising the ABC Islands of the Dutch Caribbean. Now we will take a deeper look at Bonaire, which is located to the east of both Aruba and Curacao in the Southern Caribbean Sea.