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The Allure Of Alaska Is Calling With Norwegian Cruise Line

June 27, 2019 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, is offering cruisers the chance to explore Alaska in 2020 onboard the youngest fleet sailing the region.

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From spectacular glaciers to majestic marine life and wild coastal scenery, Alaska delivers a raft of ‘bucket-list’ experiences best discovered by sea. Explore mighty snow-capped cliffs onboard NCL’s newest ship Norwegian Bliss, the recently refurbished Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Jewel or Norwegian Sun, with numerous immersive itineraries available.

Alaska is a captivating land of ancient glaciers, majestic vistas and diverse wildlife, coupled with a culture steeped in a rich history. From watching frolicking whales from your private balcony while sipping hot chocolate, to meeting a playful pack of huskies at an authentic musher’s kennel, or tracing the historical Klondike Gold Rush Trail on a train journey into the rugged Yukon, there’s as much action ashore as there is onboard.

“Once seen as a cruising destination for more senior travellers, Norwegian is re-imagining the Alaska cruise experience to cater to all ages, elevating the onboard offering to new heights with amenities such as go-kart track and open air laser tag, making NCL a pioneer in the region,” said Nicole Costantin, Vice President Sales Australia and New Zealand at Norwegian Cruise Line.

“We pride ourselves on offering guests the chance to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a Norwegian Cruise Line experience, whether travellers are looking for a multi-generational Alaskan adventure for the entire family, a special romantic getaway or a solo bucket-list voyage. Delivering the best in scenic glacier cruising, our four ships sailing this unique destination in 2020 visit iconic Alaskan ports including Juneau, Skagway, Icy Straight Point and Ketchikan,” said Nicole.

With sailings departing from Seattle, Seward and Vancouver, highlights from Norwegian’s April to October 2020 Alaska season include:

  • Alaska for nature lovers: Explore the heart of Alaska’s breathtaking wilderness with a 12-day Denali Alyeska – Southbound Cruise Tour. Start out with an immersive land holiday where guests will enjoy immersive overnight stays in Anchorage, Denali and Girdwood. Travel the Alaska railroad, visit a Sled Dog Musher’s Kennel and tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre before embarking the recently refurbished Norwegian Jewel in Seward, where you’ll undertake a magical cruise of Alaska’s Inside Passage, amongst other memorable moments.
  • Alaska for families: Set sail onboard Norwegian’s newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, specially designed for cruising Alaska. Her 7-Day Awe of Alaska: Inside Passage and Glacier Bay from Seattle sailings with multiple departure dates from May 2020 – encourages guests to explore the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, try their hand at panning for gold in Juneau, explore the Misty Fjords, go ziplining through a rainforest canopy in lush Ketchikan, or take a ride on the White Pass Scenic Railway in Skagway.
  • Alaska for adventurers: Zoom around the first go-kart track at sea onboard Norwegian Joy’s speedway, while sailing her 7-Day Scenic Alaska: Inside Passage from Seattle itinerary with multiple departures from April 2020.  For adventures ashore, guests can go dogsledding on a glacier after arriving via helicopter, or paddle in a kayak through Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan where you can spot eagles, seals and more!

Norwegian also offers 11,12, 13 and 14-Day Cruisetours, where guests can combine a seven-day cruise with a land holiday that’s fully escorted by Alaskan guides, for travellers wanting to venture deeper into the wild.

As part of NCL’s EOFY offer, guests who book a Balcony or Mini-Suite before 30 June 2019 will receive 5 free offers, including a free beverage and specialty dining package, plus US$200 free onboard credit** – valued at up to US$3,000~.

Norwegian’s Alaska fleet offers up to 20 complimentary and speciality restaurant options including seafood specialties at Ocean Blue and Tuscan flavours at La Cucina. Guests can choose from up to 20 bars including observation lounges offering stunning ocean and glacier views, with award-winning entertainment options on offer including rocking ‘60s tunes in the Tony Award®-winning musical Jersey Boys, or cutting loose at Footloose, performed for the first time at sea onboard Norwegian Joy.

Guests can relax with a variety of accommodation options including exclusive suites, concierge & butler service and private lounges in The Haven by Norwegian®, studio staterooms — designed for solo travellers with virtual ocean views and plenty of connecting staterooms, ideal for large groups and families.

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