Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed its summer 2017 deployment for Europe. The cruise line will have five ships in the region, where in recent years it has deployed only four. Cruisers can start making bookings on Feb. 10.
Highlights of the new itineraries include cruises to the Baltic Capitals on Norwegian Getaway from Copenhagen and a full season from Hamburg on Norwegian Jade, with embarkation for those cruises also available in the UK and Amsterdam.
Norwegian will bring Norwegian Getaway back to Europe for the first time since its delivery in 2014, offering eight- or nine-night Baltic Capitals cruises from Copenhagen. The itinerary includes calls in Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; along with an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Marking the first time that Norwegian will homeport a ship in Hamburg, Germany, Norwegian Jade — one of the company’s four Jewel-Class vessels — will feature brand new cruises from Hamburg in 2017. From May 14 to Oct. 9, guests can embark from Hamburg on a series of seven- and nine-day Western Europe cruises; nine- and ten-day Norwegian Fjords cruises; 12-day Norway & North Cape sailings; as well as a 14-day Norway, Iceland & UK cruise.
Norwegian will return to England for the first time since 2010 during summer 2017, as Norwegian Jade will call on Southampton during its cruises from Hamburg. Cruisers can embark at Southampton for either seven- and nine-day Western Europe cruises or nine- and ten-day Norwegian Fjords cruises. Guests can also choose to embark from Amsterdam, The Netherlands on select dates for seven-day Western Europe cruises, providing even more flexibility for guests looking to explore Europe pre- or post-cruise.
Three further ships will sail European waters in 2017, including the recently refurbished Norwegian Epic with a seven-night Western Mediterranean itinerary, where guests can choose to depart from Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) or Marseille; Norwegian Spirit sailing alternating 10- and 11-night Grand Mediterranean cruises between Barcelona and Venice; and Norwegian Star, which will spend the summer cruising from Venice to the Greek Isles and Turkey.
In addition to the European sailings, Norwegian announced details on Norwegian Escape’s 2017 summer cruises to the Caribbean from Miami. The ship will spend summer 2017 sailing alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises year-round from Miami, starting on May 6, 2017.
The Eastern Caribbean itinerary includes stops in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas, whereas the Western Caribbean cruises visit Roatán, Honduras; Norwegian’s private destination Harvest Caye, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico and Cozumel, Mexico.