Norwegian reveals global deployment expansion

By ,   August 3, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced today (August 3) new itineraries for its Fall-Winter 2016-17 deployment.

The line offers new destinations and ports of call in 2016 and 2017, including voyages to Asia on Norwegian Star, with itineraries from Istanbul, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Auckland and Sydney, marking Norwegian’s return to Asia and Australia for the first time since 2001-02 (onboard Norwegian Wind) and first-ever calls to India and The Gulf.

Norwegian Epic will continue spending her summer seasons in Europe and return to the USA in 2015 fall as the newest and largest ship of NCL to be homeported in Port Canaveral. The Epic will offer 3-, 4- and 7-day Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries.

Exploring South America will now be easier than ever, with a number of sailings that range in length from 7 to 20 nights, out of Buenos Aires, Santiago, Valparaiso and Rio de Janeiro. Norwegian Spirit will be back in Europe to homeport year-round, sailing in the Mediterranean with departures from Venice, Barcelona and Istanbul.

Norwegian Jade will sail seasonally in winter from Tampa, Florida to the Caribbean, while Norwegian Jewel will offer two 14-day Panama Canal sailings out of Miami and Los Angeles in February 2016, as well as two in February 2017. 

The new itineraries will be open for booking later this month. NCL Caribbean sailings will be available on August 19, all other sailings - on August 24.