Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its fall and winter 2019/2020 schedule, and the deployment will feature fresh homeport for some of the line’s newest ships.
According to president and CEO Andy Stuart, the schedule features a "rich mix of our guests’ favorite itineraries with new deployment to exotic destinations that will bring new ships and new experiences to almost all of our homeports.”
Norwegian Bliss, the line’s newest ship that launches this summer, will sail to the Bahamas from New York during the winter 2019 into 2020. It will be the largest ship homeporting in New York and will set out on 18 different seven- and eight-day sailings to the Bahamas and Florida; and 12- and 14-day sailings to the Southern and Western Caribbean.
Norwegian Breakaway will continue to sail out of Florida, repositioning from Miami to Port Canaveral for sailings starting on Nov. 23, 2019. From there, it will embark on a number of seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries leaving on Saturday of each week, with the Western Caribbean sailings stopping at ports such as Falmouth, George Town, and Cozumel; while the Eastern Caribbean sailings will stop at St. Thomas, Tortola, and Great Stirrup Cay.
Norwegian Gem, which was renovated in late 2015, will kick off the winter 2019 season with an eight-day Bahamas and Florida sailing from New York on Dec. 13. It will then sail a series of 10-day and 11-day Southern Caribbean itineraries, along with one 14-day sailing that includes calls in St. Kitts, St. John’s, St. Thomas, and St. Lucia.
Norwegian Dawn will kick off the season by sailing a 15-day, New York to Tampa to the Panama Canal itinerary on Nov. 9, 2019. That sailing will include calls at Willemstad, Curacao; Cartagena, Colombia; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; and a daytime transit of the canal. It will also offer a 14-day roundtrip Panama Canal sailing from Tampa on Dec. 1, 2019. Gem will then sail a five-day Bahamas and Florida itinerary out of Tampa on Jan 16.
Norwegian Escape will sail from New York throughout September 2019, offering four roundtrip seven-day Canada and New England cruises with calls in Portland, Bar Harbor, Bay of Fundy, and Halifax. It will then head south where it will sail a series of seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries, from November 2019 through April 2020, out of Miami.
Norwegian Star will lead NCL’s South American itineraries, replacing Norwegian Sun starting in December 2019. From Santiago (San Antonio), Chile and Bueno Aires, Argentina, the ship will embark on 14-day sailings to both eastbound and westbound ports of call including the Falkland Islands; Punta Arenas, Chile; and Ushuaia, Argentina.
The sailings are open for booking today for returning guests and on Thursday for the general public.