Beginning on Monday, April 15, Norwegian Sun, which last year became the first homeported ship to sail from Port Canaveral to Cuba, is due to offer 4-, 5- and 7-day cruises to Havana with select cruises also visiting Key West during its 4-day cruises. Ports of call during the 5- and 7-day cruises include Key West, Nassau, or Norwegian’s private island Great Stirrup Cay.
The 1,936-passenger ship kicked off her summer sailing season with a 3-night cruise to Key West and Grand Bahama Island. For her 4-night Cuba cruises, Norwegian Sun departs Port Canaveral each Monday during the summer season and return each Friday. The 3-night Bahamas cruises sail on Fridays and sail back on Mondays.
In Cuba, Norwegian Sun berths in Havana Harbor in Old Havana's heart, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Passengers can experience the history and culture of Cuba with the U.S.Treasury Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC)-compliant shore trips.
The 78,309 GT NCL ship underwent an extensive 3-week dry-dock refurbishment in May, last year, emerging with updated restaurants, public spaces, and staterooms, as well as 3 new venues, including Bliss Ultra Lounge, Spinnaker Lounge, and Los Lobos Cantina. The vessel offers 14 dining options, lounges, and bars, onboard shopping, Mandara Spa, Sun Club Casino.
The Sun will be berthed at Cruise Terminal 10 which recently received over US$35 million in renovations.