NCL opens bookings for 2021-2023 sailings
Norwegian Star - Antarctica

NCL opens bookings for 2021-2023 sailings

MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line is looking ahead to the future by opening more than a year’s worth of sailings set to depart from 2021 through 2023.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cruise line to suspend operations through June 30, 2020, NCL is hoping to inspire future travel now with voyages to over 20 new destinations, across all seven continents.

NCL opens bookings for 2021-2023 sailings

Norwegian Jade – Cape Town

“At this moment we are in our respective corners of the world destination-daydreaming,” said Harry Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer. “We wanted to use this time to provide our loyal guests with the best-of-the-best itineraries. We’ll set sail to more than 20 new incredible destinations including Antarctica, Greenland and South Africa while also sailing to the over 300 destinations our guests have come to love.

“This time around we’re giving our guests more time to plan their long-awaited vacations as well as additional extraordinary ports of call. We can’t wait for them to experience these vacations of a lifetime.”


NCL opens bookings for 2021-2023 sailings

Norwegian Escape – Santorini

Among the notable itineraries for 2021-2023 are:

  • Norwegian Star’s first voyage to Antarctica beginning in 2021, sailing from Buenos Aires for a season of 14-day Extraordinary Journeys that visit five ports of call across Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the Falkland Islands
  • Norwegian Star’s March 2022 South America sailing will be the first in the fleet to visit Fortaleza and Salvador de Bahia, Brazil during a 15-day itinerary departing from Rio de Janeiro
  • Norwegian Star’s July 14 and July 25, 2022 Northern European sailings will mark the brand’s debut in Greenland with calls to Nuuk, Qaqortoq and Nanortalik during two back-to-back 10- and 11-day sailings from Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Norwegian Jade’s 12 day Extraordinary Journey sailings from December 2021 through January 2022 will mark the first time an NCL ship will offer roundtrip cruises from Cape Town, South Africa, which will include overnight calls in Cape Town and Richard’s Bay
  • Norwegian Sun’s November 2021 sailing will mark the ship’s Asia debut, becoming the first in the fleet to visit Nagoya, Beppu and Himeji, Japan; Manila and Coron, Philippines; Kota Kinabalu and Melaka, Malaysia; Muara, Brunei; and Kampot, Cambodia.


NCL opens bookings for 2021-2023 sailings

Norwegian Spirit – Sydney

Among the new destinations featured in the 2021-2023 itineraries are:


  • Elephant Island, Antarctica (No disembarkation) – January 2021 (Norwegian Star)
  • Deception Island, Antarctica (No disembarkation) – January 2021 (Norwegian Star)
  • Nagoya, Japan – November 2021 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Beppu, Japan – November 2021 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Durban, South Africa – December 2021 (Norwegian Jade)
  • Luderitz, Namibia – December 2021 (Norwegian Jade)
  • Walvis Bay, Namibia – December 2021 (Norwegian Jade)
  • Timaru, New Zealand – December 2021 (Norwegian Spirit)
  • Manila, Philippines – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Coron, Philippines – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Muara, Brunei Darussalam – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Melaka, Malaysia – February 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Miyakojima (Okinawa), Japan – March 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Himeji, Japan – March 2022 (Norwegian Sun)
  • Fortaleza, Brazil – March 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Salvador de Bahia, Brazil – March 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Nuuk, Greenland – July 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Qaqortoq, Greenland – July 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Nanortalik, Greenland – July 2022 (Norwegian Star)
  • Yangon, Myanmar – November 2022 (Norwegian Spirit)
  • Maputo, Mozambique – January 2023 (Norwegian Jade)
  • Kampot, Cambodia – January 2023 (Norwegian Sun)

For a complete list of the new 2021 to 2023 itineraries, visit

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