Spring is a great time to take a cruise, especially if you're looking at Norwegian Cruise Line destinations like Bermuda and The Caribbean. Some people avoid traveling during spring due to Easter and Spring Break. However, once Easter passes, some destinations become relatively quiet until the summer rush sets in. Spring is considered a shoulder season for some Caribbean islands, making it the perfect time to snag some great deals. Get ready to enjoy some family time this year and book one of these fun spring cruises.
3- or 4-Day Cruises to Bahamas
Looking for a weekend cruise this spring? Norwegian offers a number of three- and four-day cruises to the Bahamas. Embark in Miami on Friday for four-day cruises or Saturday for three-day itineraries.
Both of these spring cruises take you to Norwegian's private island, Great Stirrup Cay. This pristine island has white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and plenty of water sports to keep you entertained. Explore Bahamian marine life while snorkeling, kayak along the coastline, hop on a WaveRunner, and more. You can also opt to relax in a private beachfront cabana and do absolutely nothing but enjoy the views. Be sure to reserve some time to grab a bite to eat at Stirrup Cay's new 8,500-square-foot beach buffet.
5- or 7-Day Cruises to Bermuda
If Bermuda is on your radar, Norwegian offers cruises to Bermuda departing from New York and Boston. On a five-day cruise to Bermuda from New York, you'll have two days at sea and one overnight in Bermuda. With a seven-day cruise from Boston, you'll have a total of three days at sea and two overnights in Bermuda
Norwegian ships dock at Royal Naval Dockyard, which is located at Bermuda's West End. Here you'll find idyllic beaches, shopping, a maritime museum, and more. Book a sunset sailing trip with your family, go snorkeling, explore Hamilton, or check out the geological wonder that is the Crystal Caves.
If a five-day cruise is too long, Norwegian also offers a four-day cruise from New York. If you hope to combine Bermuda with other Caribbean destinations, check out the 10-day Bermuda and Bahamas itinerary. Not only will you explore Bermuda with an overnight stop, but you'll also get time in Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas, plus a day each in Orlando, Florida, and Norfolk, Virginia.
7-Day Southern Caribbean from San Juan
If you've been to Bermuda and/or the Bahamas and are looking for somewhere new, consider a seven-day Southern Caribbean cruise departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. With this itinerary, you only have one day at sea. The rest of the time, you'll be enjoying iconic Caribbean islands like Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, and the Virgin Islands.
Fly into San Juan a day or two ahead of your cruise and explore the city's beautiful cobblestone streets, historic sights, and more. In Barbados, you can swim with the turtles, lounge on the stunning beaches of Carlisle Bay, or visit historical sites like the house where George Washington once stayed. Strap on your dive gear or grab your snorkel mask when you reach St. Lucia, and don't miss the world's only drive-in volcanic crater.
Next up is Antigua, where you have no shortage of historical sites, delicious eats, and plenty of shopping. Your final two stops on this seven-day adventure are Tortola and St. Thomas. Both islands are renowned for their picturesque bays and exotic beaches.
7-Day Western Caribbean from New Orleans
Another Norwegian cruise to consider when searching for spring cruises is a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise that departs from New Orleans. Your first stop is the Mexican island of Cozumel. Cruisers love Cozumel for its world-class diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Despite an increase in tourism, Cozumel is still inviting and retains much of its original charm.
Your next ports are Roatan, Honduras, and Harvest Caye, an island destination exclusive to Norwegian in Belize. Both destinations lie along the Mesoamerican Reef, renowned for its diving and snorkeling. Before sailing back to New Orleans, you'll have a day in Costa Maya, Mexico. Costa Maya is also along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, home to superb beaches and countless archeological sites.
Norwegian Makes Family Vacations Fun
Some people have the misconception that cruises primarily cater to adults. With a Norwegian cruise, that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, you'll find onboard complimentary youth group programs, that are customized for various age ranges. The Guppies Program is available for children 6 months to 3 years old, where parents and kids can engage in hosted activities. For children aged between three and twelve, Norwegian offers Splash Academy, where they can enjoy themed activities and creative play.
If you have a teenager, they will love Entourage. This is a spot where your older kids can watch movies, play video games, listen to music, and more. By day, it's the coolest lounge, and it becomes a hip dance club by night. Hoping for a romantic, adults-only night out? Norwegian also offers fee-based group sitting, available only on port days and in the evenings.
Norwegian understands that family accommodations are also important when deciding which cruise to book. Choose from cabin options like interconnecting staterooms, multi-room suites, family mini-suites, and more. Some ships even have two-bedroom family suites that are located near the kids' area.
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