Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) unveiled its winter 2024-25 and summer 2025 cruises that will visit destinations in Europe, Caribbean and Alaska. The cruise line also announced a special discount that offers thousands of dollars in savings.
In advance of the holidays, NCL’s promotion offers the second guest in a stateroom a free sailing. This deal provides travelers with up to $3,450 in savings, when combined with the cruise line’s Free At Sea offer. That offer gives cruisers a choice of up to six perks, including free unlimited open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursions credits, free Wi-Fi, discounted rates for friends and family, and free roundtrip airfare for the second guest.
"When planning new itineraries, we listen to our guests and provide them with the ultimate cruise vacation," said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of NCL. "Our itineraries are designed to provide longer port hours and less sea days to truly allow our guests the opportunity to dive into the cultures and destinations they are visiting. It’s a way to reconnect with the world around them, and with our promotion, we make it easy."
With nearly 400 destinations worldwide NCL features wide array of tropical itineraries to the Caribbean and voyages from its immersive Extraordinary Journeys collection, which sail to once-in-a lifetime destinations such as the grand pyramids in Egypt. Highlights from Norwegian’s new 2024 and 2025 deployments include:
Norwegian Viva, the second vessel from the Prima Class of ships set to debut in August 2023, will offer select roundtrip seven-day Greek Isles voyages from Athens (Piraeus), Greece. Expanded excursions include nine-to-11-day open jaw sailings between Haifa, Israel, Athens, Greece, and Istanbul, Turkey from May through Nov 2025. The voyages will call to highly rated ports such as Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Iraklion, Greece. The Viva route offers 15-hour long port stays in Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel and call to Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt, allowing plenty of time for guests to visit the pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
From May through Sept 2025, Norwegian Prima will sail a series of 10-and-11-day open-jaw voyages from London and Reykjavik, Iceland. The routes offer guests dream itineraries calling to Geiranger, Norway, which is home to Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning blue waters, steep cliffs and waterfalls. The various itineraries will also call to Alesund, Flåm and Bergen, Norway; Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium; Akureyri, Isafjordur, Iceland, and Amsterdam.
Starting April 2025 through Oct 2025, Norwegian Breakaway will offer a series of nine-and-10-day round trip Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, Spain with an overnight call to Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy. The trips provide cruisers a full two days to explore the destination and immerse themselves in European history and culture. The two itineraries will call to bucket-list destinations such as Ibiza, Spain; Cagliari, Naples and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Cannes, France, and more.
For those seeking a quintessential Caribbean experience, NCL has a new slate of sailings in the islands. Cruising roundtrip from New York City, Norwegian Prima will offer 10- to-12-day Caribbean sailings beginning November 2024 through March 2025. Prima will visit the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.
For the second year in a row, Norwegian Viva will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico from December 2024 through April 2025, offering seven-day roundtrip Southern Caribbean sailings with no sea days allowing cruisers to explore a new warm-weather destination daily. The various itineraries will include calls at St. Lucia and Barbados on the east, while select itineraries will call at Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao on the west side of the Caribbean.
Norwegian Escape will cruise on seven- and 14-day Caribbean sailings from December 2024 through March 2025 from Galveston, Texas. The vessel will offer seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries calling on destinations in Mexico, Honduras and Harvest Caye, NCL’s resort-style destination located in Southern Belize.
For those searching for an extended vacation and looking to break the norm from a traditional Western Caribbean itinerary, Norwegian Escape’s 14-day Eastern Caribbean voyages will include visits to the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Grand Cayman, Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas, and much more.
During the Alaska season from late April through October 2025, Norwegian Joy will make its return to The Last Frontier and offer nine- and-10-day roundtrip sailings from Seattle to allow for a longer, more immersive experience for guests to enjoy the great outdoors. Voyages will include scenic sailings to Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tidewater glacier. Select cruises also will call at Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan, Alaska, where NCL is making significant investments to enhance the guest experience and support the local communities.
Finally, Norwegian Encore will traverse the 40-mile Panama Canal during a 21-day Extraordinary Journey starting Oct. 13, 2024 in Seattle. The route traverses the West Coast of the U.S. through several destinations in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Grand Cayman and ending the voyage in Miami.