NCL To Base 5 Ships In The Caribbean In 2012 And 2013

January 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Travel Ideas, Travel News

Norwegian Cruise Line announced its Caribbean deployment for the 2012-13 season with itineraries from Miami, Tampa and New Orleans.

These cruises go on sale today to the general public on Jan. 5. To book please call 1-800-308-3077 to speak to an agent.

In Miami, the 4,100-passenger Norwegian Epic

Will continue alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing on Saturdays from Nov. 3, 2012, to April 13, 2013. The Eastern Caribbean cruises call on St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Nassau. The Western Caribbean cruises stop in Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, and Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras.

Norwegian Jewel

Featuring Nickelodeon at Sea family programming along with Norwegian Epic, will also sail alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Miami on Sundays from Oct. 14, 2012, to April 14, 2013. The Eastern Caribbean cruises call on Samaná, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas; Tortola; and Nassau. The Western Caribbean cruises visit Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel.

Norwegian Sun

Will sail 10- and 11-day Southern Caribbean cruises from Miami from Oct. 14, 2012, to April 10, 2013.  The 10-day cruise calls on St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Maarten. The 11-day cruise calls on Cartagena, Colombia; Aruba; Curaçao; St. Maarten; and St. Thomas. Norwegian Sun will also sail one seven-day Western Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral on April 14, 2012, with stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Great Stirrup Cay.

Norwegian Dawn

In Tampa, the 2,224-passenger Norwegian Dawn will replace Norwegian Star sailing 23 seven-day Western Caribbean cruises departing on Sundays from Nov. 11, 2012, to April 14, 2013. The ship will call on Roatán, Belize City, Costa Maya and Cozumel.

Norwegian Star

Will homeport in New Orleans during the winter and spring, offering seven-day Western Caribbean cruises every Sunday with ports of call including Costa Maya, Cozumel, Belize City and Roatán.

NCL will also offer 11 repositioning cruises

Ranging from a four-day Pacific coastal to a 17-day Panama Canal from April 15 to Oct. 26, 2012, departing from Miami, Tampa, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Quebec. For the first time, the cruise line will offer a 16-day “Colonial America” cruise on Norwegian Dawn from Quebec City to Tampa on Oct. 26, 2012, calling on Portland, Maine; Boston; New York; Baltimore, Md.; Norfolk, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; Miami and Key West.

Two Day Cruises

In addition, Norwegian Cruise Lines will be offered from Miami on Norwegian Jewel on Oct. 12, 2012, and from New York on Norwegian Gem on Sept. 28, 2012. For more information, call 1-800-308-3077 or visit

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Norwegian Cruise Lines Reviews

The choice is yours. With Freestyle Cruising, you travel a world of dining options all in one week. From elegant French bistros and Italian trattorias to sushi and tapas bars, and more, there’s a different dining option for almost every night of your cruise. With up to 10 different restaurants, each featuring a diverse an ever-changing menu, you’ll always find exactly what you’re in the mood for. And there are no fixed seating’s. Imagine restaurants open from 5:30 pm to midnight so that you can choose from an early dinner before the show or a later romantic dinner for the two of you. And of course there’s always the option of 24-hour room service. You’re free to dine where, when and with whom you choose.

Wear what you want. Dress according to your mood. It is your vacation. “Resort casual” attire is as dressy as you’ll ever have to get for dinner. But if it’s elegance you’re dreaming of, we invite you to indulge. Many of our restaurants offer formal options. If you prefer more casual dress, that’s fine, too. How you dress is up to you.

You’re about to be pampered. By adding additional crew-members to every ship in our fleet we’re able to offer exceptional service. With almost one crew-member per stateroom, you can be assured you’ll be very well taken care of when you cruise with us.

Do everything, or nothing at all. For those who prefer to be active, our new Life Style Program features adventurous Shore Excursions, art auctions, health and wellness programs, cooking demonstrations – all kinds of activities aimed at challenging your mind as well as your body. Or you can simply relax and enjoy not having a schedule to follow. We pick the ports, but the rest of the day is your call.

  • Winsor Pilates


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