MIAMI — Norwegian Sun will complete its first season of cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral with its last departure Sept. 3, before heading to Miami for select sailings and then repositioning to South America for its fall/winter season.
The first and only homeported ship to cruise to Cuba from Port Canaveral, Norwegian Sun, during its summer season, welcomed over 30,000 guests on 15 voyages on four-day Cuba cruise itineraries with port of calls in Key West and an overnight in Havana, according to the cruise line.
Following this successful first season, NCL says Norwegian Sun will return to Port Canaveral in April 2019 with even more Cuba itineraries.
“Since we first sailed to Cuba in 2017 from Miami, it has become one of our most popular destinations,” says NCL President and CEO Andy Stuart. “Norwegian Sun last homeported in Port Canaveral in the 2011/2012 fall/winter season and we were excited to return and showcase her latest enhancements and offer a new itinerary in the region.”
Port Canaveral was Norwegian Sun’s first homeport, following a three-week, bow-to-stern renovation in April in Victoria, B.C. as part of The Norwegian Edge, the company’s fleet-wide rejuvenation program.
Built in 2001, Norwegian Sun now features refreshed staterooms and public spaces, and boasts three new venues including Los Lobos Cantina, Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge. Plus all 968 staterooms were upgraded with smart TVs and USB ports as well as new carpet, artwork and select furniture.