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Norwegian Expands Summer 2018 Deployment in Alaska and the Caribbean

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Norwegian Sun will offer all-inclusive cruises to both Cuba and the Bahamas from Port Canaveral; Norwegian Jewel will cruise Alaska in the summer 2018 season

For Norwegian Cruise Line’s summer 2018 deployment, the Norwegian Sun will reposition to Port Canaveral and offer all-inclusive four day cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas. Norwegian Jewel will rejoin the youngest fleet sailing to  Alaska  in summer 2018, with itineraries that include seven- and nine-day sailings from Seattle, Seward and Vancouver.

“Alaska continues to be one of the most popular destinations we sail to around the world. We are thrilled to be significantly increasing capacity in the region in summer 2018 with the redeployment of Norwegian Jewel and the inaugural season for Norwegian Bliss, providing more opportunities for our guests to experience a vacation of a lifetime in this incredible pristine destination,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Our all-inclusive model aboard Norwegian Sky has been very well-received and as we evaluated the opportunity to expand upon that concept, we felt that Port Canaveral was the ideal location to offer our guests a value-rich on board experience and exciting action-packed ports-of-call, including an overnight call in Havana, Cuba.”

Following her fall/winter season in South America and a dry dock enhancement, Norwegian Sun will spend her summer 2018 season sailing all-inclusive cruises from Port Canaveral, offering four-day itineraries that call on Key West and Havana, Cuba, along with three-day cruises to the Bahamas.  Guests sailing aboard one of Norwegian Sun’s Cuba or Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral will enjoy unlimited  complimentary beverages included  in their cruise fare as a part of the ship’s all-inclusive program. Norwegian Sun’s new itineraries include the following:

Norwegian Sun will undergo a two-and-a-half week dry dock in Victoria, British Columbia as a part of the Norwegian Edge™, the brand’s revitalization program encompassing the entire guest experience, and re-enter service on  April 19, 2018  where she will begin her journey to the east coast with a 17-day Panama Canal cruise departing from Seattle.

Norwegian Sun’s four-day cruises to Cuba will depart Port Canaveral each  Monday , beginning  May 7, 2018 , and feature a call on Key West, Florida and an overnight stay in Havana, returning to Port Canaveral each  Friday . Norwegian Sun will transport guests to the heart of the action in both Key West and Havana, calling in Key West’s Old Town district and Havana Harbor, located in the heart of  Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Norwegian Sun will offer guests the opportunity to experience the wonderful culture and incredible history of Cuba, along with the warmth and friendliness of the Cuban people during OFAC-compliant* shore excursions.

Norwegian Sun’s three-day cruises to the Bahamas will feature calls in Nassau** and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s popular private island beach paradise that was recently enhanced with new food and beverage outlets, expanded Cabanas for daily rental and a new underwater snorkeling garden.

 

Following her winter 2017/2018 season sailing in Australia and Asia,  Norwegian Jewel will journey from Tokyo (Yokohama) to Seattle and will replace Norwegian Sun as Norwegian’s third ship sailing in Alaska in summer 2018.

Beginning  May 26, 2018 , Norwegian Jewel will reposition from Seattle to Vancouver with a nine-day Alaska cruise.  This scenic itinerary will visit the region’s best destinations, with calls in Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan.

Norwegian Jewel will sail a seven-day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver to Alaska departing on  June 4, 2018  with calls on Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

Beginning  June 11, 2018  from Vancouver, Norwegian will offer guests the freedom and flexibility to enjoy alternating embarkation ports in Vancouver and Seward. From Vancouver, Norwegian Jewel will sail seven-day Glacier Bay cruises calling on Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and disembarking in Seward. From Seward, Norwegian Jewel will feature seven-day Inside Passage Alaska cruises calling on Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and disembarking in Vancouver. Both itineraries will include a sail past the breathtaking Hubbard Glacier.

For more information, call 866-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit the website .

 

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