Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils its “Greatest Deal Ever;” Most Itineraries in Line’s History

Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its “Greatest Deal Ever,” offering a 70 per cent discount off the second guest fare and seven free offers with a value up to USD $4,250.

Additionally, NCL opened for sale itineraries through summer 2024, the most itineraries in its history, with new ports of call for the cruise line, including La Romana, Dominican Republic; Sendai (Ishinomaki), Japan; and Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Travellers looking to experience Norwegian Encore, Bliss, Joy and Escape, or its latest vessel, Norwegian Prima sailing JUL 2022, can take advantage of Norwegian’s “Greatest Deal Ever” starting on 16NOV 2021. Along with the 70 per cent discount off the second guest fare, travellers can also receive seven free offers including free open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursions credits, free WiFi, discounted rates for friends and family, free roundtrip airfare for the second guest, and can receive a USD $250 CruiseFirst certificate to use towards a future cruise.

The “Greatest Deal Ever” is available on all departures, all itineraries and all published voyage dates from 2021 through the recently released itineraries through summer 2024.

“We are proud to be able to provide our guests with an even greater selection of sailings and the best value at sea to help them plan an unforgettable cruise vacation,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “So many travellers have been looking to make up for lost time and now we’re providing them with unique itineraries to check off those bucket-list destinations they may have longed for over the last year and a half. These port-rich itineraries allow our guests more time to explore unique destinations like a local and indulge in the cultural experiences around them.”

Brand Firsts

The assortment of newly opened itineraries features 35 departure ports, including two new-to-brand homeport destinations – Haifa, Israel and La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Norwegian Epic will make its debut in Haifa, Israel’s largest international seaport, in NOV 2022, and will once again offer 11-and-12-day Mediterranean open-jaw sailings to and from Haifa, Israel and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy starting 08NOV 2023 through 21DEC 2023. The ship will call to destinations such as Livorno (Florence) and Naples, Italy; Kusadasi and Istanbul, Turkey; Piraeus (Athens), Patmos, and Rhodes, Greece; and Limassol, Cyprus. This itinerary will also feature 17-hours of port time in Ashdod, Israel giving guests time to tour Tel Aviv as well as Jerusalem.

In a company first, Norwegian Sky will sail a series of seven-day roundtrip Southern Caribbean cruises from La Romana, Dominican Republic with a port-of-call each day from 08JAN 2024 through 22APR 2024. In addition, the Brand will offer a 12-day transpacific voyage on Norwegian Jewel on 10APR 2024 from Tokyo to Seward, Alaska, visiting two new ports-of-call for the Company including Sendai (Ishinomaki), Japan and Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Here are more highlights of NCL’s recently announced itineraries:

Alaska

On 22APR, 2024 and 25SEP 2024, Norwegian Spirit will once again offer “Fire and Ice” voyages, sailing to and from Honolulu and Vancouver, visiting the islands of Hawaii and towns of Alaska. Guests can overnight in Nawiliwili (Kauai), and island hop to Kahului (Maui), and Hilo, Hawaii and then sail towards Alaska where the vessel will cruise through glaciers towards the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site, followed by calls to Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska. The debut “Fire and Ice” sailing will take place on 12JUN 2022, followed by a second sailing on 03OCT 2022.

Greek Isles and the Mediterranean

Norwegian Epic will make its debut in Trieste (Venice), Italy and Koper, Slovenia during the 14-day Grand Mediterranean holiday sailing on 22DEC 2023 – inviting guests to experience Europe’s Christmas markets at each port. The itinerary will offer zero sea days and overnight visits in Dubrovnik, Croatia on Christmas Eve, as well as Barcelona and Palma Mallorca, Spain to celebrate the new year.

Norwegian Escape will offer five, 10-to-11-day Grand Mediterranean sailings between APR and OCT 2024 where guests will spend over 105 hours exploring Mediterranean ports in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain. During the 24APR 2024 sailing, the ship will call to Ibiza, Spain with a late midnight departure allowing guests to enjoy the evening hours of the town. The ship will also make its debut call in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Norwegian Escape will also offer a series of seven-day roundtrip cruises from Barcelona starting on 26MAY 2024, featuring zero sea days and visiting six ports-of-call including Cannes, France; Livorno (Florence), Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, and Cagliari, Italy; and Palma De Mallorca, Spain. Guests have the chance to spend more than 11 hours in Livorno (Florence), Civitavecchia (Rome), and Naples.

Norwegian Pearl will sail a series of seven-day roundtrip voyages from 26MAY through 27OCT 2024 from Trieste (Venice), Italy making calls in two medieval walled towns: Kotor, Montenegro and Dubrovnik, Croatia, and offering a late departure in Santorini.

Norwegian Joy in Quebec
Norwegian Joy in Quebec

Canada and New England

From 02-25SEP 2024, Norwegian Joy will offer seven-and-eight-day sailings from New York City and Quebec City. Travellers can plan an extended stay in each city pre-and-post cruise to further enjoy the destinations.

Panama Canal

Norwegian Joy will offer an 11-day sailing from Miami to Panama City on 25NOV 2023 where guests will have over eight hours in all ports-of-call with a full 13 hours in Willemstad, Curaçao, ideal for a scuba diving adventure or a stroll down the pier featuring colorful colonial Dutch buildings. The vessel will also offer two 15-day Panama Canal sailings from Miami on 06JAN 2024 and from Los Angeles on 26JAN, 2024 where it will overnight in Panama City where guests can tour its old colonial center or enjoy the nightlife.

Caribbean

Several NCL ships will be sailing the Caribbean with three vessels making a first-time visit to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, plus additional ports-of-call.

Norwegian Getaway will make its debut in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos during its 12-day holiday sailing on 21DEC 2023 from New York City where guests will spend Christmas day in San Juan, Puerto Rico; while Norwegian Joy will make its debut in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos during a summer voyage from New York City in AUG 2024.

Norwegian Joy will make its debut call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Kralendijk, Bonaire during its 12-day Southern Caribbean cruise from New York City to Miami on 16OCT 2023.

Norwegian Jade will make its debut in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; and St. George’s, Grenada, during its 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage on 26NOV 2023 from Tampa, Fla.

Bermuda

Norwegian Joy will offer four, five and seven-day roundtrip sailings from New York City to Bermuda from 09APR through 11OCT 2024 with the seven-day sailings providing up to 55 hours in port at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Guests can shop in the capital city of Hamilton or relax on the destination’s pink sand beaches.

Northern Europe

Norwegian Getaway will offer one nine-day roundtrip sailing from Copenhagen on 13MAY 2024 where guests have the chance to visit seven different countries in Northern Europe in nine days: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Travellers can immerse themselves in each city as the itinerary allows them to spend over nine hours in every port with 14 hours in Paris and 15 hours in Berlin.

For more information, visit NCL’s web site.

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