MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line has opened the books on its summer 2020 itineraries for 11 of its 17 ships, including upcoming voyages for the upcoming Norwegian Encore, coming in 2019.
The summer 2020 schedule will include three ships to Alaska, four ships in Europe and two to Bermuda from New York City and Boston, including Norwegian Encore, which will begin sailing from New York on April 22, 2020.
“We’re proud of the itineraries we’ve carefully curated for our guests, which allow them to experience some of the most sought-after destinations around the globe,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Summer 2020 is especially exciting as our Breakaway-Plus class will be making waves all over the world, from Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss in Alaska, to Norwegian Encore in Bermuda and Norwegian Escape’s debut in Europe as our newest ship in the region.”
Here are some highlights for summer 2020:
Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Jewel will sail to Alaska as the youngest fleet in the region. Sister ships Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss will return to the state with seven-day cruises from Seattle, Washington beginning May 9 and May 10, respectively. In Alaska, Norwegian Joy will call to Holkham Bay, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan and then to Victoria, B.C. Norwegian Bliss will call to Glacier Bay, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria.
Rounding out the Alaskan fleet, beginning May 11, Norwegian Jewel will return to Vancouver and Seward, Alaska to sail its popular seven-day Glacier Bay Northbound and Inside Passage itineraries.
Norwegian Escape will make its European debut on May 29 offering nine-day cruises to the Baltic region from Copenhagen, Denmark with calls to Warnemünde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia, Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden and an overnight in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
For the first time, beginning May 15, Norwegian Dawn will cruise from Europe offering seven- to 11-day sailings to the Greek Isles from Venice, Italy. From May 8, Norwegian Getaway will offer 10- and 11- -day cruises to the Greek Isles and Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. Both Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Getaway will visit Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos, Greece, among other Mediterranean cities. Norwegian Epic’s European summer 2020 itineraries will open for sale on Oct.16, 2018.
Following its inaugural season in the Caribbean, Norwegian Encore will reposition from Miami, Florida to New York City offering seven-day cruises to Bermuda beginning April 22, while Norwegian Gem will offer seven-day voyages from Boston to Bermuda beginning May 1. Both ships’ seven-day itineraries overnight in port offering guests three days in Bermuda.
Beginning April 23, Norwegian Breakaway will return to Miami with a selection of five- and seven-day cruises to the Western Caribbean visiting Roatan and Bay Islands, Honduras; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and the resort-style island destination of Harvest Caye in Southern Belize. It will also sail a variety of three- and four-day cruises to the Bahamas calling to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island.
BAHAMAS & FLORIDA / CANADA & NEW ENGLAND
As of May 23, for the first time, Norwegian Pearl will homeport in New York City offering select seven-, 10- and eleven-day cruises to Canada and New England with calls to Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; and Newport, Rhode Island. IT will also offer seven-day voyages to Bahamas and Florida with visits to Port Canaveral, Florida; Nassau and Norwegian’s private island paradise, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.
Pride of America will continue cruising its seven-day inter-island itinerary that offers nearly 100 hours of port time in Hawaii’s main islands, including calls in Hilo, Kona, and overnight stays in Kahului, Maui and Nãwiliwili, Kauai with an afternoon cruising past the Nãpali Coast. Norwegian’s Pride of America will depart from Honolulu every Saturday beginning May 1, 2021 through April 2022.
Norwegian Cruise Line has also opened summer 2021 through spring 2022 sailings on its Pride of America ship. For more information go to ncl.com.