Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled new
itineraries for its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment.
New destinations and ports will include cruises
to Asia onboard Norwegian Star, with itineraries departing from
Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Auckland,
marking the line's return to the Asia and Australia regions for
the first time since Norwegian Wind Fall/Winter 2001-2002.
Norwegian Epic will continue to spend her
summers in Europe and return to the US in the fall as Norwegian's
newest and largest ship to homeport in Port Canaveral, offering
three, four and seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean and
Exploring South America by sea will now be
more accessible than ever with Norwegian, with a number of
itineraries ranging in length from 7 to 20 nights, with
embarkations in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago (Valparaiso),
Chile; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Norwegian Spirit will return to
homeport in Europe year-round, sailing through the Eastern and
Western Mediterranean with departures from Barcelona, Istanbul and
In addition, Norwegian Jade will now sail seasonally in
the winter months from Tampa to the Eastern and Western Caribbean,
while Norwegian Jewel will sail two new 14-day Panama Canal
sailings from Los Angeles and Miami in February 2016 and two in
Norwegian's new itineraries will be available for
booking later this month. Caribbean sailings will open on 19 August
and all other destinations on 24 August 2015.
truly excited to offer these incredible new itineraries to our
guests, who now have the opportunity to explore areas of the globe
that we haven't called on in many years and some that we've never
before visited," said Andy Stuart, Norwegian's president and chief
operating officer. "Norwegian is taking guests to their dream
destinations, where they can indulge in new tastes, new cultures
and new experiences, along with the flexibility to unpack once and
the freedom to explore many distinct destinations during one
Asia and Australia
recently renovated Norwegian Star will continue to spend her
summer 2016 months cruising the Baltic Capitals from Copenhagen,
Denmark. After her journey through the Western Mediterranean,
Norwegian Star will depart on 31 October 2016 from Istanbul on
the brand's first voyage to the Gulf region through the Suez Canal
for a 20-day Eastern Mediterranean and The Gulf itinerary with
stops in Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Rhodes, Greece; overnight in
Haifa, Israel; Port Said, Sharm El Sheikh and Safaga, Egypt;
Aqaba, Jordan; Salalah and Muscat, Oman; and an overnight in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
On 20 November 2016,
Norwegian Star will sail a 21-day Journey to the East from Dubai,
United Arab Emirates to Singapore, featuring the brand's first
visit to India with an overnight in Mumbai and stops in Goa (Mormugao),
Mangalore and Kochi (Cochin). Additional ports of call include
Fujairah and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Muscat and Khasab,
Oman; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Phuket, Thailand; Penang, Langkawi and
Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia; and Singapore.
Throughout December 2016 and January 2017, Norwegian Star will
do a series of 11 and 14-day sailings in Southeast Asia,
departing from Singapore and Hong Kong respectively.
Norwegian Star's 11-day Southeast Asia itineraries departing from Singapore
on 11 December 2016 and 5 January 2017 feature ports of call in Koh Samui and an overnight in Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand; Ho
Chi Minh (Phu My) and Nha Trang, Vietnam; Sanya and Hong
Guests who sail on the ship's 14-day Southeast Asia
itinerary from Hong Kong on 22 December 2016 will celebrate the
holidays with calls in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Da
Nang, and Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam; Sihanoukville,
Cambodia; an overnight stay in Bangkok (Laem Chabang) and a day
visit to Koh Samui, Thailand; and Singapore.
16 January 2017, Norwegian Star will sail a 21-day Southeast Asia
and Australia itinerary from Hong Kong, China to Sydney,
Australia. Ports of call include Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam; Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand; Singapore;
Bali (Benoa) and Komodo, Indonesia; Darwin, Cairns, Airlie Beach,
and Brisbane, Australia.
Norwegian Star will sail a
12-day Australia and New Zealand sailing on 6 February 2017 from
Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. Ports of call for this
adventure down under include Melbourne and Burnie, Australia; and
Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier and Tauranga, New Zealand.
Norwegian Star will also sail a 19-day Australia and New Zealand
thrill-filled itinerary from Auckland, New Zealand to Singapore
departing 18 February 2017. Ports of call include: Bay of
Islands, New Zealand; Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns and
Darwin, Australia; and Komodo and Bali (Benoa), Indonesia; and
Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia.
Star will begin her journey back to the West with an 18-day
Southeast Asia and India sailing from Singapore to Dubai,
departing 9 March 2017. Ports of Call include Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), and Penang, Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand; Colombo, Sri
Lanka; Kochi (Cochin), Mangalore, Mumbai and Goa (Mormugao),
India; Muscat and Khasab, Oman; Fujairah and Abu Dhabi, United
Rounding out her season in the Far
East will be a 20-day Eastern Mediterranean and The Gulf sailing
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates through the Suez Canal to Venice,
Italy departing 27 March 2017. Ports of call on this
Western-bound journey include Fujairah, United Arab Emirates;
Muscat and Salalah, Oman; Aqaba, Jordan; Safaga and Sharm El
Sheikh, Egypt; an overnight in Haifa, Israel; a stop in Iraklion,
Crete, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and finally, an overnight stay
in Venice, Italy.
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