Norwegian Announces Itinerary Changes for 2017
PHOTO: The Norwegian Jewel is heading to new waters for 2017. (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)
Travelers who are considering taking a cruise next year now have a variety of tempting new options thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line. Those contemplating their travel plans may want to take some time to review the new itineraries just announced by Norwegian, as they include a terrific assortment of routes and destinations.
Among the most exciting news: a full season of cruises from Australia and New Zealand. The Norwegian Jewel will head to new waters and debut a fresh territory in a big way, offering a selection of incredible trips with destinations including Hawaii, French Polynesia and other beautiful South Pacific locales. There will also be several voyages to Sydney, including a 5-day trip with a route that includes a stop in Tasmania. There is also a 9-day trip with stops in less crowded exotic locations such as Eden and Kangaroo Island.
For those with extensive vacation time, there were will options ranging from 10 to 16 days in duration. These excursions will feature routes that encompass many popular locales in Australia and New Zealand, such as the breathtaking Bay of Islands and the Milford Sound.
There will be a number of opportunities to take the kind of unforgettable vacation that makes for a dream getaway. Ranking right up there among the once-in-a-lifetime adventures is the chance to embark on an 18-day voyage from Sydney to Singapore, with visits to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places, such as Far North Queensland, Darwin, and Komodo Island. Along the way, guests will dine on mouth-watering feasts that pay homage to the ship’s new homeport. The menu will be packed with the best Australian cuisine, including regional beef and local seafood.
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After her inaugural Australian season concludes, the Norwegian Jewel will make its way to other exciting locations including major destinations in Asia such as Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Korea.
Those who want to stay closer to the U.S. shores will also have plenty of attractive options. Two different ships will each be devoted to trips departing from Tampa and New Orleans. After its multi-million dollar renovation is completed, the Norwegian Dawn will sail from Tampa and San Juan, while the Norwegian Pearl will call New Orleans its homeport.
While in San Juan, the Norwegian Dawn will offer a range of great itineraries that will include trips of a week or longer to Southern Caribbean regions throughout the holiday season. Ports of call will include Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Departures from Tampa will include two 11-day Eastern Caribbean trips and a 10-day Western Caribbean cruise, followed by a series of 7-day Western Caribbean journeys. Those trips—which will depart from Tampa every Sunday from mid-February through April 1—will include a stop at Harvest Caye in Belize. This is the new resort-style destination being developed by Norwegian.
Those further north will be able to hop aboard the Norwegian Breakaway in New York City, from which they will be able to take a trip to Florida and the Bahamas or journey to the Western Caribbean.
Be prepared to make your reservations soon so you don’t miss out. The new itineraries go on sale on June 28, 2016 for Latitudes Rewards guests and travel partners and on June 29, 2016 for all reservations.
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