Norwegian to Offer Year-Round Europe Cruises by Adding Canary Island Sailings


Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced its return to the Canary Islands for the first time since 2017, delivering guests more choice and flexibility with year-round Europe cruise offerings in 2022. Following a grand 22-day trans-Atlantic voyage from Miami to Lisbon, Norwegian Sun will make her return to Europe offering immersive Canary Island sailings staring Nov. 21, 2022.


Cruises on board the nearly 2,000-guest ship, which will range from 10 to 14 days, will provide guests with greater flexibility by offering a choice of embarkation ports, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malaga, Spain; and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. During Norwegian Sun’s debut six-month season in the region, she also will call on various new ports, including Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) and San Sebastian de la Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain; Cueta, Spain; Agadir, Morocco; and Horta (Azores), Portugal.


"The Canaries have always been a draw for travelers from all over the globe and more so now when seeking some much-needed winter sun,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of NCL. "Norwegian Sun’s new itineraries provide for a unique combination of the Canary Islands with ports in Portugal, mainland Spain as well as Morocco, offering our guests an all-year Europe season with nine ships to make the most of their travel this year."


Providing access to some of the most sought-after ports in the region—ranging from Agadir and Casablanca in Morocco to Las Palmas and Arrecife in Spain—voyages also visit such hidden gems as Ceuta in North Africa and Cadiz in Spain. Port-intensive cruises include no more than two days at sea and an average of 12 hours in port time, with late night stays in Lisbon, Portugal; Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Las Palmas (Grand Canaria) and Casablanca, Morocco. Select sailings also include overnight calls in locations where nightlife abounds, including Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Funchal (Madeira), Portugal.


Including Norwegian Sun, nine NCL ships are sailing in European waters this summer and make up the greatest European fleet in the cruise line’s history. NCL will offer guests greater choices than ever before, including Norwegian Prima, the newest member of NCL's fleet and the first in the ground-breaking Prima Class, set to debut in Iceland in August 2022. NCL’s extensive range of European itineraries in 2022 include voyages to the Greek Isles, the Norwegian Fjords, the Mediterranean and the Canaries.

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