With many cruise travelers eager for deeper, more immersive experiences, Norwegian Cruise Line is planning a series of longer, more port-intensive itineraries in Europe, the Caribbean, and Alaska from the winter 2024 sailing season through the summer of 2025. With these itineraries now available for booking, cruise fans have ample time to plan their dream getaways.
New Itineraries Listen to Guest Desires
Norwegian Cruise Line has incorporated guest feedback into planning new itinerary offerings, giving cruisers the meaningful experiences they desire most.
This has led to new, innovative itineraries around the globe in 2024 and 2025, providing guests with deeply immersive opportunities and cultural connections that brief visits cannot offer.
“When planning new itineraries, we listen to our guests and provide them with the ultimate cruise vacation,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
Norwegian Cruise Line sails to nearly 400 worldwide destinations, but it isn’t quantity that guests are interested in – it is the quality of the experience that matters most. That quality means time to really enjoy and get to know port destinations, a need NCL is prepared to meet.
“Our itineraries are designed to provide longer port hours and less sea days to truly allow our guests the opportunity to dive into the cultures and destinations they are visiting,” Sommer said. “It’s a way to reconnect with the world around them.”
This feeling of connection is especially critical as travelers once again begin to explore the world post-pandemic, with fewer travel restrictions around the globe and more opportunities to visit bucket-list destinations that haven’t been available for the past two years.
Cruises Around the World
Norwegian Cruise Line will offer stunning itineraries around the world in 2024 and 2025, with different ships deployed to top destinations as well as exotic, once-in-a-lifetime ports of call.
Among the highlights of the new itineraries are outstanding cruises in all regions of the globe, including:
- 15-hour port stays in Jerusalem, Israel and lengthy visits to Alexandria, Egypt aboard the upcoming Norwegian Viva.
- Northern Europe itineraries on Norwegian Prima visiting Iceland and Norway, as well as other stunning northern destinations.
- Longer Mediterranean sailings aboard Norwegian Breakaway with overnight visits to Pisa, Italy.
- 10-12 night roundtrip Caribbean sailings aboard Norwegian Prima, sailing from New York, for unique tropical getaways.
- Norwegian Viva homeporting from San Juan from December 2024 to April 2025 with port-intensive Southern Caribbean cruises.
- 7-14 night sailings aboard Norwegian Escape from Galveston, Texas, with both Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.
- Norwegian Joy returning to Alaska for 9-10 night sailings from Seattle, longer itineraries than many other cruise lines offer.
- The rare opportunity for a 21-night repositioning cruise on Norwegian Encore in October 2024, transiting the full Panama Canal.
Each of these cruises offers multiple ports of call and a great range of destinations to explore, from Istanbul, Turkey and Brussels, Belgium to Barcelona, Spain; Cannes, France; Bridgetown, Barbados; Willemstad, Curacao; Cozumel, Mexico; Ketchikan, Alaska; Acapulco, Mexico, Cartagena, Colombia; and many more.
The exact ports of call and itineraries vary based on sailing date, homeport, and which of Norwegian Cruise Line’s 18 amazing ships is sailing.
Great Deals on Offer
To take advantage of these amazing new itineraries, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a special promotion just in time for holiday shopping.
The deal is a second-guest-free offer, which also includes the cruise line’s Free At Sea offer, with a choice of free options, including unlimited open bar, specialty dining, shore excursions credits, WiFi, and roundtrip airfare for the second guest.
Additional discounts are also available, and guests interested in these itineraries should stay alert for more promotions that can make these outstanding itineraries even more affordable.
Guests should not wait too long, however, as such unique options are sure to sell out quickly, and booking earlier can ensure the best choice of sailing date, stateroom selection, and preferred onboard options.