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Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Select 2017/18 Itineraries

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced select itineraries for cruises scheduled for October 2017 through to April 2018, featuring sought-after destinations on board some of the world’s newest and most contemporary vessels at sea, offering unparalleled freedom and flexibility. Norwegian Cruise Line’s new itineraries will be available for booking by travel agents on 23 March, 2016 and open for all bookings on 24 March, 2016.

“Norwegian Cruise Line is the market leader in freestyle cruising, a concept that resonates incredibly well with Australian and New Zealand cruise passengers – and our 2017/18 cruise itineraries feature a number of incredible destinations that are highly popular among travellers from this region including across Europe and Hawai`i to Canada, New England, the Bahamas and more,” said Mr Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

With up to 28 dining venues and 21 bars and lounges on each vessel, a wealth of world-leading entertainment – including Broadway musicals, acrobatics, illusionists, live music and comedy, the award-winning Mandara Spa, and the widest range of action entertainment at sea – including Aqua Parks, ropes courses, sports facilities and more, Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 14 award-winning ships offer a variety of activity options for all ages.


Norwegian Spirit will go into dry dock in early 2017 for significant enhancements and will remain in Europe throughout European Autumn and Winter 2017/18, sailing the Canary Islands with departures from Barcelona. From November 23, 2017 to April 24, 2018, Norwegian Spirit will sail an immersive and exotic 10-Day Canary Islands, Spain and Morocco itinerary, with ports including Casablanca, Morocco; Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands; Funchal, Madeira; and Malaga and Alicante, Spain.


The soon-to-be refurbished Pride of America (which will emerge from dry dock on 15 March 2016) will continue to sail hervery popular 7-day Hawai`i itinerary departing from Honolulu every Saturday through April 2018.

Offering more than 100 hours of in-port sight-seeing time, Norwegian’s Pride of America is the only ship to offer a rich island itinerary with calls including an overnight in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawai`i; Kona, Hawai`i; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; and an afternoon cruise past the breathtaking Nãpali Coast.

Canada & New England

In addition to incredible 7-day Canada & New England roundtrip cruises from New York City during Northern Hemisphere Autumn – offering incredible vistas of beautiful and ever-changing autumnal hues, Norwegian Gem will offer an exclusive 10-day Eastern Canada and Quebec cruise from New York, with calls in Halifax, Nova Scotia; an overnight in Quebec City; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; and Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida

Guests who wish to explore the Caribbean from Miami will be able to select from a range of incredible vessels and itineraries. Norwegian’s newest ship, and first in its Breakaway Plus Class – Norwegian Escape, will continue to offer 7-day Eastern Caribbean sailings including the Virgin Islands and Bahamas, Norwegian Getaway will offer 7-day sailings to the Western Caribbean – including Belize and Mexico, Norwegian Epic will offer 3, 4 and 7-day itineraries of both the Eastern and Western Caribbean, including Norwegian’s private island destination, Great Stirrup Cay.

For guests looking for a short cruise option within the region, Norwegian Sky will continue to sail 3 and 4-day cruises from Miami year-round – providing exceptional value through an all-inclusive experience including free open bar on all sailings. Guests seeking a longer escape can sail away on the recently enhanced Norwegian Gem on alternating 10- and 11-day Eastern Caribbean cruises from New York.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet features 14 purpose-built ships, including the recently launched Norwegian Escape. To book a cruise with Norwegian, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian’s local call hotline, Australia: 1300 255 200, New Zealand: 0800 969 283, email, or visit

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