NCL ship Norwegian Jade concludes inaugural homeporting season from South Africa (Cape Town)

   January 27, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated a new milestone on January 26th, having successfully concluded its inaugural season sailing from Cape Town in South Africa.

On December 21st, 2022, NCL ship Norwegian Jade became the first in the line’s 18-vessel fleet to homeport from the South African port, operating on 12-day Extraordinary Journeys along the coast of South Africa/Namibia with an overnight in Cape Town and visits to Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), Mossel Bay, Richard’s Bay, Luderitz, and Walvis Bay (Namibia).

NCL is building on its successful inaugural season in South Africa. The company recently announced the deployment of Norwegian Dawn to the region in the winter of 2024. Homeporting from Cape Town and Port Louis (Mauritius), the 2,340-guest ship will offer a series of Extraordinary Journey sailings between January-March 2024.

Norwegian Jade cruise ship

On January 3rd, 2024, Norwegian Dawn is scheduled to embark on her 17-day repositioning voyage to the region, sailing for the first time in the line’s 56-year history from Doha (Qatar) to Mauritius and visiting the UAE, Oman, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar.

On January 20th, 2024, the ship then sails a 12-day itinerary from Port Louis, calling at Pointe des Galets, Fort Dauphin (Toalagnaro), Pomene, Maputo, Richard’s Bay, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, and Cape Town.

On February 1st and March 8th, 2024, Norwegian Dawn is due to complete 12-day roundtrips through South Africa/Namibia with calls to Mossel Bay, Durban, Luderitz, and Walvis Bay, before embarking on the most extensive itinerary on March 20th, sailing from Cape Town to Barcelona (Spain). The 21-day journey along Africa’s west coast will call at ports in Angola, Namibia, Sao Tome & Principe, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Senegal, Cape Verde, Morocco, and Spain's Canary Islands.