MIAMI — Returning guests on Norwegian Cruise Line have a headstart over the general public in booking summer 2019 itineraries.
Bookings are currently open to passengers who’ve already cruised with NCL. The general public, meanwhile, can begin booking on Dec. 20.
The cruise line has announced a slew of exciting itineraries for summer 2019, with five ships sailing in Europe, three cruising to Alaska, two calling on Bermuda, as well as voyages that include the Bahamas & Florida, the Caribbean, Canada & New England, and the Hawaiian islands.
“We have carefully crafted a mix of itineraries for summer 2019 that provide our guests with an incredible array of cruise vacation experiences in some of the most sought-after destinations across the globe,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “With exotic cultural-centric cruises in Europe, adventure opportunities in Alaska and quintessential summer beach getaways in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Hawaii, Norwegian Cruise Line’s itinerary options will fulfill every summer travel wish list.”
Here’s a run-down of itineraries in summer 2019:
Norwegian Nliss, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel will all cruise to the Last Frontier. After making its debut in summer 2018, Norwegian Bliss will return for its second Alaska season with new seven-day Glacier Bay voyages departing each Sunday from Seattle, beginning May 5 through Sept. 22, 2019.
The recently renovated Norwegian Pearl will sail seven-day Alaska cruises from Seattle departing on Saturdays from May 18 through Sept. 21. Norwegian Jewel will return to Vancouver and Seward after a bow-to-stern enhancement in fall 2018 to sail popular seven-day Glacier Bay northbound and Inside Passage southbound Alaska voyages.
BAHAMAS & FLORIDA
For the first time since 2010, Norwegian Dawn will return to its first homeport of New York City after undergoing enhancements in late 2016. It will set sail from Manhattan on seven-day cruises to the Bahamas & Florida from May 25 to Aug. 31, 2019.
In summer 2019, Norwegian will offer two convenient departure ports from which to set sail to this island. Guests can sail from Boston onboard the Norwegian Gem, a Jewel-class ship that will homeport in Beantown from March 29 through Nov. 8, 2019. Norwegian Escape, which moves to New York City for summer 2018, will continue to stay in the Big Apple through the summer 2019 season, sailing to Bermuda from April 14 until Oct. 20, 2019. Both will offer seven-day cruises to Bermuda featuring three full days in port and two overnight stays.
CANADA & NEW ENGLAND
Norwegian Dawn will offer four 7-day cruises to this coastline in May and June 2019, with calls in Halifax, Saint John, Bay of Fundy, Bar Harbor, Maine and Newport.
Norwegian Breakaway will reposition from New Orleans to PortMiami for the first time ever, where it will homeport for the summer 2019 season and cruise a mix of Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. Its seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries will visit Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and harvest Cay, Belize. Its seven-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary will call at St. Thomas, USVI; Tortola, BVI; Nassau, Bahamas; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
After a one-year hiatus, Norwegian Getaway will return to the Baltic, sailing itineraries from Copenhagen. From June 7 through Aug. 27, 2019, the ship will sail a variety of nine-day sailings with ports of call that include Berlin, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, finland; Stockholm, Sweden; an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia; and a day cruising past the Stockholm Archipelago.
Norwegian Epic will return to Europe in summer 2019 to sail seven-day Western Mediterranean cruises from May 12 through Nov. 3, with embarkation available in either Barcelona or Rome.
Norwegian Jade, which was recently renovated in 2017, will spend summer 2019 cruising the Greek Isles and Italy from May 12 through Oct. 24. Its 10- and 1-day itineraries from Rome will call in Santorini, Athens, Mykonos and Crete, Greece; Valletta, Malta; Messina, Siciliy; as well as Naples and Florence/Pisa, Italy.
Norwegian star, which will undergo a refurbishment in spring 2018, will also sail the Greek Isles and Eastern Mediterranean on seven-day cruises, with a small selection of nine-, 10-, 11- and 12-day sailings also departing from Venice from May 12 through Nov. 10, 2019. Ports of call include Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Cephalonia, as well as Kotor, Montenegro and Dubrovnik.
Norwegian Spirit will homeport in Southampton for the summer of 2019 and sail a selection of 10-day or longer itineraries to the British Isles, Iceland, Norwegian Fjords, the Arctic Circle and the Baltics.
Norwegian is the only cruise line that offers a seven-day, inter-island itinerary on the U.S.-flagged Pride of America. Guests will cruise on an itinerary that offers nearly 100 hours of port time. Other highlights include an overnight in Kahului, Maui; a call in Hilo; Kailua, Kona; an overnight in Nawiliwili, Kauai; and an afternoon cruising past the Napali Coast. Pride of America will depart from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2021.