Norwegian Cruise Line unveils select Fall & Winter 2017/18 sailings

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils select Fall & Winter 2017/18 sailings

MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line has announced select 2017-2018 Fall/Winter itineraries that set sail to some of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Highlights include a variety of Caribbean & Bahamas cruises from New York, Port Canaveral and Miami, an immersive Canary Islands cruises from Barcelona, as well as exclusive Hawaii sailings from Honolulu.

The new itineraries will be available for Latitudes guests and travel partners on March 22 and open for all bookings on March 23.


The cruise line’s newest and largest ship, Norwegian Escape, will continue to sail seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailings every Saturday from Miami year-round, featuring calls in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau.

The Norwegian Getaway, one of Norwegian’s newest ships, will set sail for the Western Caribbean from Miami after returning to the U.S. from the Baltic in Fall 2017. It will sail seven-day cruises every Sunday from Oct. 29, 2017 to April 22, 2018, featuring ports of call like: Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Norwegian’s newest destination Harvest Caye, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico.

Norwegian Epic will also return to the U.S. in Fall 2017 to once again homeport seasonally in Port Canaveral through the winter, offering three-, four- and seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries. The recently refurbished Epic will feature Norwegian’s private island destination, Great Stirrup Cay, on all itineraries from port Canaveral. And as part of The Norwegian Edge investment program, Great Stirrup Cay will receive new amenities and island-wide enhancements over the next 16 months, ready to welcome guests in 2017 to what will practically be an all-new destination.

The Epic will sail alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral from Nov. 5, 2017 through March 21, 2018. Its seven-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary will feature stops in Tortola, British Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Western Caribbean sailings stop in Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

Additionally, the Norwegian Epic will offer a series of three- and four-day Bahamas itineraries with stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, perfect for travellers who don’t have the time to escape for a full week.

But for those looking for a longer escape can sail away on the recently enhanced Norwegian Gem, part of the cruise line’s Jewel class. Sailing from Oct. 21, 2017 through April 17, 2018, alternating 10- and 11-day Eastern Caribbean cruises from New York will make calls in San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The 11-day cruises also feature a call in Basseterre, St. Kitts.


Norwegian Spirit will go into dry dock early next year for significant enhancements and will remain in Europe for Fall and Winter 2017 before sailing the Canary Islands with departures from Barcelona. From Nov. 23, 2017 to April 24, 2018, the Spirit will sail an immersive 10-day Canary Islands, Spain and Morocco itinerary, featuring ports of call like Casablanca, Morocco; Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands; Funchal, Madeira; and Malaga and Alicante, Spain.


In addition to seven-day Canada & New England roundtrip cruises from New York City during prime fall foliage season, the Norwegian Gem will also offer an exclusive 10-day Eastern Canada and Quebec cruise from New York, with calls in Halifax, Nova Scotia; an overnight in Quebec City; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; and Sydney, Nova Scotia.


The recently refurbished Pride of America will continue to sail her popular seven-day Hawaii itinerary departing from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2018. Offering more than 100 hours of in-port sightseeing time, the only ship to sail the islands features an itinerary with calls that include an overnight in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii; an overnight in Nawiliwili, Kauai; and an afternoon cruise past the Napali Coast.

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