Norwegian looks forward with new ships, itineraries, all-inclusive offerings

Norwegian looks forward with new ships, itineraries, all-inclusive offerings

TORONTO — Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing straight ahead, looking forward to the launch of Norwegian Escape in November, while the Norwegian Sky is going all-inclusive in January 2016.

Plus the brand will launch several new itineraries in 2016, such as Dubai to Singapore, the Holy Land and Asia and Australia/New Zealand, all the while continuing to focus on improved dining, heightened luxury and entertainment for everybody.

Known for its Freestyle philosophy on cruising giving guests a flexible and personalized experience, Norwegian offers up to 29 dining options, no assigned dining times, a variety of entertainment, resort casual attire and entire ships that are purpose built to cater to the Freestyle experience.

New in November 2015 is the Norwegian Escape, sailing from Miami to the Caribbean on 6-, 7-, 8- or 10-day experiences. The ship will offer a quarter-mile wraparound oceanfront promenade and a 3-storey 678 Ocean Place entertainment space, both filled with restaurants, bars and shopping.

Jose Garces, famed restaurateur, and James Beard, celebrity chef, will be onboard the Escape, alongside a Michael Mondavi Family wine bar and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville among others. The ship will also push the limits for youth activities, luxury at the Haven and nighttime entertainment, which will include Tony Award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet.

Another ship, the Norwegian Bliss is scheduled to launch in Winter of 2017, plus Breakaway Plus III in Spring of 2018 and Breakaway IV in fall of 2019, each with a capacity of 4,200 passengers and the same commitment to Freestyle cruising.

New to Norwegian Cruise Line is the all-inclusive concept. Starting in January 2016, the Norwegian Sky sailing from Miami will be the brand’s first all-inclusive ship where dining, entertainment and now free unlimited beer, wine and premium spirits will be included. The ship features 13 dining options and 12 bars and lounges.

Finally, Norwegian will offer several new itineraries for 2015 including: a return to Asia and Australia/New Zealand for the first time since 2002; a sail from Dubai to Singapore with stops in India for the first time; a return to the Holy Land with Eastern Mediterranean sailings; and more South America cruises with departures from Buenos Aires, Santiago and Rio de Janeiro.

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