Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Summer 2020 Itineraries
Open Jaw, Kerry Sharpe
Norwegian Cruise Line has opened its summer 2020 itineraries for 11 of its 17 ships up for sale, including upcoming voyages forNorwegian Encore, the company’s newest ship that will set sail in 2019. The cruise line also opened summer 2021 through spring 2022 sailings on itsPride of Americaship.
The summer 2020 schedule includes three ships cruising to Alaska, four ships voyaging in Europe and two sailing to Bermuda from New York City and Boston, includingNorwegian Encore, which begins sailing from NYC on 22APR, 2020.
“We’re proud of the itineraries we’ve carefully curated for our guests, which allow them to experience some of the most sought-after destinations around the globe,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Summer 2020 is especially exciting as our Breakaway-Plus class will be making waves all over the world, fromNorwegian JoyandNorwegian Blissin Alaska toNorwegian Encorein Bermuda andNorwegian Escape’s debut in Europe as our newest ship in the region.”
Norwegian Bliss,Norwegian JoyandNorwegian Jewelwill sail to Alaska in summer 2020. Sister ships,Norwegian JoyandNorwegian Bliss, return with seven-day cruises from Seattle beginning 9MAY and 10MAY, respectively. In Alaska,Norwegian Joywill call to Holkham Bay, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria.Norwegian Blisswill call to Glacier Bay, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria.
Beginning 11MAY,Norwegian Jewel returns to Vancouver and Seward to sail seven-day Glacier Bay Northbound and Inside Passage itineraries.
Norwegian Escapewill make her European debut on 29MAY offering nine-day cruises to the Baltic region from Copenhagen, with calls to Warnemünde, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, and an overnight in Saint Petersburg.
Beginning 15MAY, Norwegian Dawnwill cruise from Europe offering seven- to 11-day sailings to the Greek Isles from Venice. From 8MAY,Norwegian Getawaywill offer10- and 11-day cruises to the Greek Isles and Italy from Rome. BothNorwegian DawnandNorwegian Getawaywill visit Kotor, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos, among other Mediterranean cities. Norwegian Epic’s European summer 2020 itineraries will open for sale on 16OCT, 2018.
Following her inaugural season in the Caribbean,Norwegian Encorewill reposition from Miami to New York City offering seven-day cruises to Bermuda beginning 22APR, whileNorwegian Gemwill offer seven-day voyages from Boston to Bermuda beginning 1MAY. Both ships’ itineraries overnight in port offering guests three days in Bermuda.
Caribbean Beginning 23APR, Norwegian Breakawayreturns to Miami with a selection of five- and seven-day cruises to the Western Caribbean visiting Roatan and Bay Islands, Cozumel and Costa Maya, and Harvest Caye in Southern Belize. She will also sail a variety of three- and four-day cruises to the Bahamas calling to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island.
Bahamas & Florida / Canada & New England As of 23MAY,Norwegian Pearlwill homeport in New York City offering select seven-, 10- and 11-day cruises to Canada and New England with calls to Halifax, Saint John, Bar Harbor, Portland, and Newport. She will also offer seven-day voyages to Bahamas and Florida with visits to Port Canaveral, Nassau, and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas..
Hawaii Pride of Americawill continue cruising her seven-day inter-island itinerary that offers nearly 100 hours of port time in Hawaii’s main islands, including calls in Hilo, Kona, and overnight stays in Kahului, Maui and Nãwiliwili, Kauai. The ship will depart from Honolulu every Saturday beginning 1MAY, 2021 through APR 2022.
Kerry Sharpe Columnist
Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.