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Norwegian Cruise Line boosts summer 2018 sailings in Alaska and Caribbean

Norwegian Sun is set to to become second Norwegian Cruise Line ship to offer cruises to Cuba and the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, while guest favourite Norwegian Jewel will cruise Alaska in the summer 2018 season.

Norwegian Sun will reposition to Port Canaveral and offer four-day cruises to Havana and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas, while Norwegian Jewel will rejoin the Alaska fleet to bring a wide range of itineraries including seven- and nine-day sailings from Seattle, Seward and Vancouver.

Norwegian Sun will spend summer 2018 sailing to Cuba and the Bahamas

“Alaska continues to be one of the most popular destinations we sail to around the world,” said Andy Stuart, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are thrilled to be significantly increasing capacity in the region in summer 2018 with the redeployment of Norwegian Jewel and the inaugural season for Norwegian Bliss, providing more opportunities for our guests to experience a vacation of a lifetime in this incredible pristine destination.”

Following her fall/winter season in South America and a dry dock enhancement, Norwegian Sun will spend her summer 2018 season sailing from Port Canaveral, offering four-day itineraries that call on Key West and Havana, along with three-day cruises to the Bahamas.

Norwegian Sun’s new itineraries include the following:

  • After a two-and-a-half week dry dock as a part of the brand’s revitalisation program, she will re-enter service on 19 April where she will begin her journey to the east coast with a 17-day Panama Canal cruise departing from Seattle.
  • Four-day cruises to Cuba departing Port Canaveral each Monday, beginning 7 May, featuring a call on Key West, an overnight stay in Havana, returning to Port Canaveral each Friday.
  • Three-day cruises to the Bahamas calling in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island beach that was recently enhanced and now includes a new underwater snorkeling garden.

  • Following her winter 2017/2018 season sailing in Australia and Asia, Norwegian Jewel will journey from Tokyo (Yokohama) to Seattle and will replace Norwegian Sun as Norwegian’s third ship sailing in Alaska in summer 2018.

    Her new summer 2018 itineraries include:

  • From 26 May , Norwegian Jewel will reposition from Seattle to Vancouver with a nine-day Alaska cruise.  This scenic itinerary will visit the region’s best destinations, with calls in Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan.
  • A seven-day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver to Alaska departing on 4 June with calls on Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.
  • From 11 June, Norwegian will offer guests the freedom and flexibility to enjoy alternating embarkation ports in Vancouver and Seward. From Vancouver, Norwegian Jewel will sail seven-day Glacier Bay cruises calling on Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and disembarking in Seward. From Seward, Norwegian Jewel will feature seven-day Inside Passage Alaska cruises calling on Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and disembarking in Vancouver.

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    Posted on 28th July 2017 at 09:29 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Norwegian Cruise Line |

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