Norwegian Cruise Line is returning to the Canary Islands for the first time since 2017 with a six-month season of 10- to 14-day cruises.
Following a 22-day transatlantic voyage from Miami to Lisbon, Norwegian Sun will begin sailing in and around the Canary Islands starting November 21. Cruisers may opt to join the sailings, which run from 10 to 14 days, from one of three embarkation ports: Lisbon, Portugal; Malaga, Spain: and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.
“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.”
Ports of call will include some that are brand new to the line including Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) and San Sebastian de la Gomera in the Canary Islands; Cueta in Spain; Agadir, Morocco; and Horta (Azores) in Portugal. Sailings will also visit on-the-beaten spots like Casablanca in Morocco and Cadiz, Las Palmas and Arrecife in Spain.
Itineraries are port intensive with no more than two days at sea and an average of 12 hours in port time with late night stays in Lisbon, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas and Casablanca. Select sailings feature overnight calls in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Funchal (Madeira).
Including Norwegian Sun, nine NCL ships are sailing in European waters this summer, the most ever for the cruise line.