Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced its 2010-2011 summer deployment and itineraries with new choices in Europe and Alaska, along with a long-term commitment to its profitable Hawai`i deployment on Pride of America. These cruises go on sale to NCL's Latitudes members (past guests) today, December 9, 2008, and to the general public on December 11, 2008.
"For the summer of 2010, we have some of the most diverse and interesting itineraries in the key summer destinations. With exciting new offerings from Venice and Vancouver, we have added to the already diverse range of choices in these popular destinations," said Kevin Sheehan, NCL's president and CEO. "These itineraries aboard the youngest fleet in the industry, combined with the freedom and flexibility that Freestyle Cruising offers, ensure that our guests will experience the vacation of a lifetime when sailing with NCL."
In Europe, NCL will continue its largest ever deployment with three of its newest Freestyle Cruising ships positioned there. For the first time ever, NCL will homeport a ship, Norwegian Gem, in Venice, Italy sailing two different seven-day Adriatic, Greek Isles and Turkey cruises. Norwegian Jade will homeport in Barcelona and Norwegian Jewel will sail a 12-day Baltic Capitals cruise round-trip from London (Dover), England.
In Alaska, NCL is positioning three Freestyle Cruising ships, including Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Star sailing seven-day Sawyer Glacier and Glacier Bay cruises from Seattle, and Norwegian Sun sailing a seven-day itinerary between Vancouver, British Columbia and Whittier, Alaska featuring Hubbard Glacier and College Fjord. Norwegian Sun's new itinerary also features two new ports - Icy Strait Point and Sitka, Alaska. In addition, several land packages from Whittier will be offered as part of a pre- or post-cruise package.
NCL continues sailing to Bermuda with Norwegian Dawn sailing seven-day cruises with three full days in Bermuda and the newly renovated Norwegian Spirit exclusively sailing seven-day cruises from Boston.
Pride of America's successful deployment in Hawai`i, sailing seven-day Hawai'i inter-island cruises round-trip from Honolulu, Oahu, has been extended through January 2012.
In 2010-2011, NCL will sail the following itineraries:
Seven-day Greek Isles, round-trip from Venice, Italy
Ports of call include: Split, Croatia; Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Iraklion (Crete), Greece.
In 2010, Norwegian Gem sails April 24; May 8 and 22; June 5 and 19; July 23, 17 and 31; August 14 and 28; September 11 and 25; and October 9 and 23.
Seven-day Adriatic, Greece and Turkey, round-trip from Venice, Italy
Ports of call include: Dubrovnik, Croatia; Nafplion and Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey.
2010 sail dates are: May 1, 15 and 29; June 12 and 26; July 10 and 24; August 7 and 21; September 4 and 18; and October 2 and 16.
Seven-day Western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona, Spain
Ports of call include: Monte Carlo, Monaco; Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples, Italy; and Palma, Majorca, Spain.
2010 sail dates are: April 18 and 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; June 6, 13, 20 and 27; July 4, 11, 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; September 5, 12, 19 and 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; and November 7 and 14.
12-day Baltic Capitals, round-trip from London (Dover), England
Ports of call include: Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin (Warnemünde), Germany; Tallinn, Estoria; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden.
2010 sail dates are: April 29; May 11 and 23; June 4, 16 and 28; July 10 and 22; and August 3, 15 and 27.
Seven-day Glacier Bay, round-trip from Seattle, Washington through the Inside Passage
Ports of call include: Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia.
2010 sail dates are: May 9, 16, 23 and 30; June 6, 13, 20 and 27; July 4, 11, 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and September 5.
Seven-day Alaska Northbound from Vancouver, British Columbia to Whittier, Alaska through the Inside Passage and Hubbard Glacier
Ports of call include: Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Icy Strait Point, Alaska.
2010 sail dates are: May 2, 16 and 30; June 13 and 27; July 11 and 25; August 8 and 22; and September 5.
Seven-day Alaska Southbound from Whittier, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia through the Inside Passage and College Fjord
Ports of call include: Sitka, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska.
2010 sail dates are: May 9 and 23; June 6 and 20; July 4 and 18; August 1, 15 and 29; and September 12.
Seven-day Sawyer Glacier from Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, British Columbia through the Inside Passage
Ports of call include: Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska; and Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
2010 sail dates are: May 15, 22 and 29; June 5, 12, 19 and 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; August 7, 14, 21 and 28; and September 4, 11, and 19.
Seven-day Bermuda, round-trip from Boston, Massachusetts
Port of call: Kingâ€™s Wharf, Bermuda.
2010 sail dates are: April 23 and 30; May 7, 14, 21 and 28; June 4, 11, 18 and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; August 6, 13, 20 and 27; and September 3, 10 and 17.
Seven-day Bermuda, round-trip from New York, New York
Port of call: King's Wharf, Bermuda
2010 sail dates: April 11, 18 and 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; June 6, 13, 20 and 27; July 4, 11, 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and September 5.
Pride of America
Seven-day Hawai'i Inter-Island, round-trip form Honolulu, Oahu
Ports of call include: Kahului, Maui; Hilo and Kona, Hawai'i and Nawiliwili, Kauai with an evening sail by Kilauea Volcano and an afternoon cruise of the Napali Coast.
Pride of America sails every Saturday through January 2012.
To book one of these new itineraries, guests should contact a travel professional or NCL at 866-234-0292.Â Further information can be found online at www.ncl.com.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is the innovator in cruise travel with a 42-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.
Today, NCL has the youngest fleet in the industry with 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea.
NCL is presently building a new third generation Freestyle Cruising project known as F3, for delivery in 2010.