Norwegian Cruise Line’s summer 2023 itineraries offer something for everyone

Norwegian Cruise Line has opened its summer 2023 itineraries for sale and launched its Black Friday Sale, the brand’s best deal of the year.

With the launch of Norwegian Cruise Line’s summer 2023 itineraries, cruisers have even more choice than ever before. From Caribbean island hopping to Alaskan glacier viewing or European explorations, the newly released itineraries offer experiences that will provide travelers with what they’ve been missing this year – an opportunity to recharge, connect and discover.

Black Friday cruise deals

But first things first, after all there are cruises to be booked and deals to be made! In addition to offering guests 30% off a voyage on any ship visiting more than 300 destinations worldwide, travelers booking a cruise during Norwegian’s Black Friday sale will also be entitled to all five Free at Sea offers including free open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursions credits, free WiFi and discounted rates for friends and family. The Black Friday offer is available on all departures, all itineraries and all published voyage dates from 2021 through the newly released 2023 itineraries which you can find below.

The Black Friday promotion can be booked until November 27, 2020.

Norwegian also has an additional booking promotion for Latitudes Cruise Club members: for bookings made before December 31, regular customers will receive an onboard credit of $75 per cabin. This promotion can be combined with the current Black Friday Sale.

A season of firsts

Norwegian cruise Line’s new itineraries include noteworthy firsts such as the brand’s first visit to beautiful Nessebar, Bulgaria on Norwegian Jade’s Extraordinary Journeys sailing through the Mediterranean and Black Sea; the debut of Norwegian Bliss at the Royal Naval Dockyard during her seven-day roundtrip voyage to Bermuda from New York; Norwegian Jade’s first visit to Bodrum, Turkey and Paros, Greece during her seven-day roundtrip voyage from Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and more.

“Now is the time to break free from the hold 2020 has had on us, dream big and plan for the cruise vacation we’ve all been waiting for,” said Harry Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer. “Our newest itineraries along with our incredible, limited-time Black Friday deal provides guests with the perfect opportunity to book, save and indulge in a cruise vacation of a lifetime. We can’t wait to return to sea, but until we can do so, we are proud to be able to provide our guests with a bit of inspiration, entertainment and behind-the scenes action with the launch of ‘EMBARK – The Series’.”

Mediterranean & Greek Isles cruises

Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Jade will sail a selection of five to 11-day cruises through the Mediterranean from May through October.

Norwegian Cruise Line will visit the ancient city of Nessebar, Bulgaria for the first time during Norwegian Jade’s March 30 Extraordinary Journeys sailing. This nine-day roundtrip voyage from Athens (Piraeus), Greece through the Mediterranean and Black Sea includes a port rich itinerary with no sea days allowing travelers to explore a new town each day.

Norwegian Jade will make her debut in Bodrum, Turkey and Paros, Greece on her May 21st sailing as she embarks on a selection of seven-day Greek Isles roundtrip voyages from Athens (Piraeus), Greece, available through Oct. 15.
From May 6 through Oct. 13, Norwegian Breakaway will offer port intensive itineraries during her 10-day Greek Isles roundtrip cruises from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, visiting Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, France and more.

Northern Europe

Travelers can explore art, history and culture on a series of Northern Europe cruises from May 8 through Oct. 17, Norwegian Getaway’s nine-day Baltic roundtrip voyages from Copenhagen, Denmark feature an overnight stay, a total of 36 hours in port, in the culturally rich St. Petersburg, Russia. The itinerary also includes calls to Warnemünde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden; and Helsinki featuring extended port times, from nine to 15 hours, allowing additional time to absorb each city’s culture, history and art.

Bermuda cruises

​​​​For the first time on her May 21st sailing, Norwegian Bliss, one of the cruise line’s newest ships, will call to Norfolk, Virginia – the gateway to Virginia Beach and the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg. The vessel will also make her debut at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda as she begins a series of five and seven-day roundtrip cruises sailing out of New York.

The itineraries include two overnight stays at the Royal Naval Dockyard providing guests more time to explore its shops, restaurants and pristine beaches. After exploring the best Bermuda has to offer, guests can return to the ship and continue the adventure onboard with laps around the Speedway – Norwegian’s racetrack at sea – or unwind with a visit to Mandara Spa’s Thermal Suite to experience the Salt Room, a dramatic grotto surrounded with layers of body-cleansing salt crystals.

Alaska cruises

​​​​​​Between April 22 and Oct. 15, Alaska will welcome four Norwegian Cruise Line ships: Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Sun, and two of the line’s newest Breakaway Plus Class ships – Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Joy. The ships will sail a variety of five to nine-day cruises from Seattle; Vancouver, Canada; and Seward, Alaska, and every seven and nine-day itinerary will offer a glacier experience offering guests the opportunity to observe Alaska’s majestic wonders from the top deck as the ship sails by. Select voyages for Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Sun will call to Norwegian Cruise Line Holding’s new pier at Icy Strait Point. Here guests can disembark and immerse themselves in the wilderness and support the local shops and community.

Bahamas cruises

Starting June 2 through Dec. 29, Norwegian Sky will sail three and four-day roundtrip cruises from Miami, calling to Freeport, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay – the cruise line’s private island resort in the Bahamas. On this retreat, cruisers can reserve one of the luxurious private villas within Silver Cove, an exclusive beachfront area on Great Stirrup Cay, recharge with a massage on the island’s Mandara Spa, or simply relax along the beachfront.

Caribbean cruises

Cruising roundtrip from Miami, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Sky will offer a mix of five to nine-day sailings between the Eastern and Western Caribbean islands. The various itineraries include calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Road Town (Tortola), British Virgin Islands; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan Island, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico; Harvest Caye – Norwegian’s resort destination in Belize, and more. Visits to the Caribbean start April 16 through Dec. 6 giving travelers lots of opportunity to unwind in these warm tropical destinations.

Canada and New England Cruises

From Aug. 27 through Oct. 29, Norwegian Escape will homeport in New York City offering seven-day roundtrip cruises to Canada and New England. Ports of call include Newport, Rhode Island; Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John and Halifax, Canada. Norwegian Pearl will sail a series of seven-day cruises to and from Boston and Quebec City, Canada from Aug. 25 through Oct. 13. The ship will visit Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown and Saguenay, Canada.

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