Norwegian Cruise Line today announced updates to its summer 2018 deployment, offering more all-inclusive cruising in the Caribbean and the return of Norwegian Jewel to Alaska.
New for 2018, Norwegian Sun will reposition to Port Canaveral and offer all-inclusive 4-day cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and 3-day cruises to the Bahamas.
Norwegian Jewel will rejoin what Norwegian is calling the youngest fleet sailing to Alaska in summer 2018, with itineraries including 7- and 9-day sailings from Seattle, Seward and Vancouver.
“Alaska continues to be one of the most popular destinations we sail to around the world,” said NCL president and CEO Andy Stuart.
“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.”
Stuart says the repositioning of Norwegian Sun reflects the positive effects of an experiment with all-inclusive Caribbean cruising.
“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 4-day itineraries that call on Key West and Havana, along with 3-day cruises to the Bahamas.
All 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.