Norwegian Jewel
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Norwegian Jewel will sail its first ever cruises from Australia from November 2017. The NCL ship will also be offering sailings to New Zealand until it redeploys to Singapore in February 2018.

Norwegian Cruise Line announced the Norwegian Jewel will depart from Vancouver, Canada on October 3. The final destination will be Sydney, Australia and the first time the ship has ever been based there. Highlights include seven Sydney round-trip cruises featuring a five-day Sydney-Tasmania-Sydney cruise departing on November 12, 2017, as well as a nine-day voyage visiting many burgeoning regional destinations including Eden, Kangaroo Island and Tasmania’s Burnie, departing December 14, 2017.

Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer for Norwegian Cruise Line said:

“As the Norwegian Cruise Line brand continues to grow internationally, we are incredibly excited to offer new and more exotic itineraries for our guests, including a full season of cruises from Australia and New Zealand in Fall/Winter 2017/2018,”

“We also continue to offer a wide variety of engaging and interesting itineraries for our guests sailing from the U.S., including favorite destinations like the Caribbean and the Bahamas.”

On February 20, 2018 the Norwegian Jewel will embark on a 18-day cruise from Sydney to its new homeport in Singapore.

Norwegian Cruise Line also announced the Norwegian Dawn will move south to homeport in San Juan from November 12, 2017. From January 17 the ship will then sail back up north to homeport in Tampa, Florida until April 1, 2018.

Norwegian Pearl will sail Western Caribbean cruises from New Orleans starting in October, 2017. The ship will be offering 7, 8 and 9-day cruises until April 1, 2018.

One of New York’s most popular cruise ships Norwegian Breakaway will sail 7-day Bahamas & Florida cruises from October 1, 2017 to April 29, 2018. The ship will also two 14-day Southern Caribbean itineraries on January 5 and February 2, 2018. Cruisers can sail a 12-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on December 3, 2017, with calls in St. Kitts, Antigua, Tortola and more. A brand new cruise will be offered in 2018 with a 14-day Western Caribbean sailing.

All the itineraries announced will go on sale on June 28, 2018 Latitudes Rewards guests and travel partners and on June 29, 2016 for all reservations. You can also browse the top ten NCL cruise deals on Cruise Hive.