Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, unveiled its winter 2024/25 and summer 2025 cruises sailing to bucket-list destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, and Alaska.
“When planning new itineraries, we listen to our guests and provide them with the ultimate cruise vacation,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Our itineraries are designed to provide longer port hours and less sea days to truly allow our guests the opportunity to dive into the cultures and destinations they are visiting. It’s a way to reconnect with the world around them, and with our ‘Greatest Deal Ever’, we make it easy.”
Sailing to nearly 400 destinations worldwide, cruisers can choose from a vast range of tropical itineraries to the Caribbean, as well as voyages from NCL’s immersive Extraordinary Journeys collection, which sail to once-in-a-lifetime destinations, including aspirational regions around the world such as the grand pyramids in Egypt, and much more. Highlights from the new deployment include:
GREEK ISLES, ISRAEL AND EGYPT
Norwegian Viva, the second vessel from the Prima Class of ships set to debut in August 2023, will offer select roundtrip seven-day Greek Isles voyages from Athens (Piraeus), Greece, as well as nine-to-11-day open-jaw sailings between Haifa, Israel; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey from May through November 2025. The voyages will call to highly rated ports such as Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Iraklion, Greece; offer 15-hour long port stays in Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel; and call to Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt, allowing plenty of time for guests to visit the pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
From May through September 2025, Norwegian Prima will sail a series of 10-and-11-day open-jaw voyages from London (Southampton), England and Reykjavik, Iceland, offering guests dream itineraries calling to Geiranger, Norway, home to Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning blue waters, steeps cliffs and waterfalls. The various itineraries will also call to Alesund, Flåm and Bergen, Norway; Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium; Akureyri, Isafjordur, Iceland, and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Starting April 2025 through October 2025, Norwegian Breakaway will offer a series of nine-and-10-day roundtrip Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, Spain, with an overnight call to Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy providing cruisers a full two days to explore the destination and immerse themselves in the history and culture around them. The two itineraries will call to bucket-list destinations such as Ibiza, Spain; Cagliari, Naples and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Cannes, France, and more.
- Sailing roundtrip from New York City, Norwegian Prima will offer 10-to-12-day Caribbean sailings beginning November 2024 through March 2025, visiting Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda.
- For the second year, Norwegian Viva will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from December 2024 through April 2025, offering seven-day roundtrip Southern Caribbean sailings with zero sea days allowing cruisers to explore a new warm-weather destination each day. The various itineraries will include calls to Castries, St. Lucia, and Bridgetown, Barbados on the east, while select itineraries will call to the ABC Islands: Oranjestad, Aruba; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Willemstad, Curaçao; and more on the west side of the Caribbean.
- Norwegian Escape will sail seven- and 14-day Caribbean sailings from December 2024 through March 2025 from Galveston, Texas. The vessel will offer seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries calling to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; as well as Harvest Caye, NCL’s resort-style destination located in Southern Belize. For those searching for an extended vacation and looking to break the norm from a traditional Western Caribbean itinerary, the ship’s 14-day Eastern Caribbean voyages will include visits to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Castries, St. Lucia; George Town, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas, and much more.
During the Alaska season from late April through October 2025, Norwegian Joy will make her return to The Last Frontier since 2019 and offer nine-and-10-day roundtrip sailings from Seattle to allow for a longer, more immersive experience for guests to enjoy the great outdoors. Her voyages will include scenic sailings to Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier. Select cruises will also call to Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan, Alaska, where Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is making significant investments to enhance the guest experience and support the local communities.
Norwegian Encore will traverse the 40-mile Panama Canal during her unique 21-day Extraordinary Journey starting 13 October 2024 from Seattle and sailing down the West Coast to San Francisco and Los Angeles; Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Panama City, Panama; Cartagena, Colombia; George Town, Grand Cayman and ending her voyage in Miami.
In advance of the holidays, NCL is providing cruisers with the opportunity to book the cruise vacation of their dreams with its promotion offering the second guest in a stateroom to sail free. This deal provides travellers with a total value of up to US$3,450 in savings when combined with NCL’s guest-favourite Free At Sea offer, which provides cruisers with the choice of up to six perks, including free unlimited open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursions credits, free WiFi, discounted rates for friends and family, and free roundtrip airfare for the second guest.