Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals Itineraries for 2020 – 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced upcoming itineraries for 12 of their 17 ships for 2020 and 2021.

Norwegian Jade Europe Cruises to Menorca Spain
Norwegian Jade docked in Menorca, Spain as passengers return from their shore excursions.

Attention Norwegian Cruise Line fans:  Get ready to plan your next cruise vacation. With itineraries for 12 of their 17 ships just announced, and new ships going to new places, read on.

New Norwegian Encore cruises to Alaska for the first time.

When Norwegian Encore launches in 2021, the ship will head to Alaska to join Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy at the port of Seattle. Both Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Encore will offer a variety of seven-day cruises.

Norwegian Bliss will call to Juneau, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, Alaska as well as to Victoria, British Columbia beginning April 24, 2021. Her first visit to Icy Strait Point will be on May 12, 2021.

Norwegian Encore will commence her Alaska season on May 2, 2021, sailing to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia. Glacier Bay will be features on all of Norwegian Encore’s Alaska itineraries.

When Norwegian Joy cruises to Alaska, the ship will visit Juneau, Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point as well as Victoria, British Columbia from April 2020 to October 2020. Beginning May 10, 2021, Norwegian Jewel returns to Vancouver, British Columbia and Seward, Alaska to sail her incredibly popular seven-day Glacier Bay Northbound and Inside Passage itineraries.

[pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”][/pullquote]“We are very excited to have opened for sale incredibly appealing itineraries across our innovative fleet,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “With these compelling sailings as well as the introduction of our latest ships, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore, and the revitalization of our mid-size vessels, we are confident guests will continue to savor every moment of their cruise vacation when they travel with us.”

Norwegian Joy moves to New York City

Beginning April 14, 2021, Norwegian Joy will homeport in New York City for the first time. Itineraries include cruises to Bermuda plus Canada and New England cruises. Her seven-day Bermuda sailings spend three full days at the island. Five-day Canada and New England cruises will feature port calls to Portland, Maine and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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More Canada and New England cruises

From April 18, 2021, Norwegian Gem will sail a mix of seven-day Bermuda cruises from Boston as well as seven-day Canada and New England cruises from Boston and Quebec City, Canada. Visits include Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Saguenay, Quebec; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Following her Caribbean cruises from Miami on August 24, 2021, Norwegian Breakaway will sail seven-day Canada and New England cruises from New York that will include calls to Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Saint John, New Brunswick.

Caribbean Cruise Itineraries

From Miami beginning on April 13, 2021, Norwegian Breakaway will offer five, seven and nine-day Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean cruises. Eastern Caribbean sailings will include calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. Western Caribbean cruises feature visits to Roatán Island, Honduras; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Norwegian’s private destination in Belize, Harvest Caye.

Norwegian Breakaway’s Southern Caribbean cruises will visit Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaçao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

And…to Europe with Four Ships to Choose

On April 25, 2021, Norwegian Epic will return to Europe to sail her popular seven-day itineraries from Barcelona, Spain and Rome (Civitavecchia) with calls to Naples and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, France; and Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Beginning May 2, 2021, Norwegian Dawn will return to cruise the Greek Isles from Venice, Italy. Seven-day cruises include visits to Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Argostoli, Greece.

As of April 29, 2021, Norwegian Getaway will offer 10 and 11-day cruises to the Greek Isles and Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy with stops in Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Naples and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy.

Returning to Europe on May 28, 2021, Norwegian Escape will offer nine-day cruises to the Baltic region from Copenhagen, Denmark with calls to Warnemünde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden and an overnight in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Asia and South Pacific

Open to book on May 1, 2019 and the first cruise on May 9, 2020, Norwegian Spirit will sail a selection of port-intensive itineraries from Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China. Ranging in length from 11 to 15-days, itineraries include far-flung destinations of Shanghai and Beijing, China; Osaka, Okinawa, Mount Fuji and Sapporo, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan.

In spring 2020 and 2021, Norwegian Jewel will sail several itineraries that include French Polynesia, Hawaii, and South Pacific cruises. These 11 to 21-day sailings will cruise from Sydney, Australia; Papeete, Tahiti; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Vancouver, British Columbia. You’ll visit incredible destinations such as Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, and Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia; Lautoka, Suva, and Dravuni, Fiji; Noumea, Lifou, and Ille des Pins, New Caledonia; Mystery Island, Espiritu Santo, and Port Vila, Vanuatu; and the Big Island (Hilo and Kailua-Kona), Maui (Kahului), Kauai (Nawiliwili), and Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii.

Looks like Norwegian will return to tried and true ports plus a bucket list full of new, exotic and iconic ports of call.

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  1. Hi David,
    Thank you for reading my articles and taking the time to write, it very much appreciated. I’m checking into all the cruise lines today, but in my opinion, there will be more cruise lines that temporarily stops cruising. Hopefully, by the end of the year, coronavirus is finished and cruising begins business as usual. As soon as I hear anything about Norwegian, I’ll post the updates. Thank you again.

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