Norwegian Cruise Line presents the largest European line-up in the history of the company
Norwegian Cruise Line presented its new brochure with sailings through April 2020. The compilation focuses on the new itineraries of Norwegian Pearl, which will be the sixth ship to be positioned in Europe during the summer. With this move, the international cruise line is undertaking its largest European campaign in the company's history, the company said in its press release.
At the beginning of the season, starting May 11, 2019, Norwegian Pearl to make four sailings from/to Amsterdam: A 15-day cruise will visit Norway for example via Newhaven (Edinburgh) and Invergordon, Dublin, Le Havre, Tilbury near London and Zeebrugge. Another itinerary via Warnemünde features the highlights of the Baltic Sea: In addition to capitals such as Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn, Riga and Copenhagen, the cruise also includes a two-day stay in Saint Petersburg and stops in smaller destinations such as Gdynia (Gdańsk) and Klaipėda.
In July, Norwegian Pearl moves to the Mediterranean and takes passengers on different sailings from Rome (Civitavecchia), Barcelona and Venice, among others, to less-traveled cruise destinations such as Kotor in Montenegro, Zadar in Croatia, and Monaco.
New to Northern Europe is Norwegian Spirit, which offers 10 to 15-day trips from Southampton (London) to Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway and the Baltic Sea. The European fleet is completed by Norwegian Getaway from/to Copenhagen with stops in Helsinki and Stockholm among others, Norwegian Epic from/to Civitavecchia and Barcelona, Norwegian Jade from Civitavecchia and Venice, and Norwegian Star from Venice.
Other news in the brochure includes the new itineraries of Norwegian Joy, which replaces the smaller Norwegian Pearl in Alaska. From April 27 to September 28, the ship will depart Saturdays from Seattle to Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway, or Hoonah (Icy Strait) in Alaska, with passages through Glacier Bay or Holkham Bay, and to Victoria in Canada. Together with Norwegian Bliss, currently the newest ship in the NCL fleet, and Norwegian Jewel, the international cruise line's guests will find a wide selection of Alaska dates and itineraries available.
"In the summer of 2019, two Breakaway Plus class ships will sail in Alaska - Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy," said Kevin Bubolz, Managing Director Europe at Norwegian Cruise Line. "The demand for cruises in this region is increasing, so we are pleased to have the opportunity to position another new ship with more capacity in Alaska at short notice."
NCL also has new itineraries ready for the 2019/2020 winter season: Each Sunday from November 2019 to April 2020, Norwegian Encore will bring guests to the Eastern Caribbean for a seven-day cruise from/to Miami during the ship's maiden season. The 17th ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet will be delivered by Meyer Werft at the end of October 2019. Other exotic destinations also feature on the winter schedule: Norwegian Joy cruises along the Mexican Riviera and Panama Canal, Norwegian Jewel travels across the South Pacific back to Australia and New Zealand, and, for the first time, Norwegian Jade spends the entire winter in South East Asia.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. In July 2018, Norwegian Cruise Line was awarded the coveted World Travel Award for Europe's Leading Cruise Line for the eleventh time in a row. The newest fleet member, Norwegian Bliss, made its debut in April 2018. Additionally, Norwegian Cruise Line has commissioned Meyer Werft to build another Breakaway Plus class ship: Norwegian Encore will depart Miami for the Caribbean after its maiden voyage in the fall of 2019. And finally, Norwegian Cruise Line commissioned Fincantieri S.p.A. with the construction of six ships of the new Leonardo generation, which are scheduled to be delivered from 2022 to 2027. Six of the cruise line's modern ships will sail European waters in the summer of 2019.