NCL’s new season features longer, more port days

Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, unveiled its winter 2024/25 and summer 2025 cruises sailing to bucket-list destinations in Europe, Caribbean, and Alaska.

“When planning new itineraries, we listen to our guests and provide them with the ultimate cruise vacation,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Our itineraries are designed to provide longer port hours and less sea days to truly allow our guests the opportunity to dive into the cultures and destinations they are visiting. It’s a way to reconnect with the world around them!”

Sailing to nearly 400 destinations worldwide, cruisers can choose from a vast range of tropical itineraries to the Caribbean, as well as voyages from the Brand’s immersive Extraordinary Journeys collection which sail to once-in-a lifetime destinations, including aspirational regions around the world such as the grand pyramids in Egypt, and much more. Some highlights from the new deployment include: 

Greek Isles, Israel and Egypt: Norwegian Viva, the second vessel from the Prima Class of ships set to debut in August 2023, will offer select roundtrip seven-day Greek Isles voyages from Athens (Piraeus), Greece, as well as nine-to-11-day open jaw sailings between Haifa, Israel; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey from May through November 2025.

Northern Europe: From May through September 2025, Norwegian Prima will sail a series of 10-and-11-day open-jaw voyages from London (Southampton), England and Reykjavik, Iceland offering guests dream itineraries calling to Geiranger, Norway, home to Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning blue waters, steeps cliffs and waterfalls.

Mediterranean: Starting April 2025 through October 2025, Norwegian Breakaway will offer a series of nine-and-10-day roundtrip Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, Spain with an overnight call to Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy providing cruisers a full two days to explore the destination and immerse themselves in the history and culture around them.

Alaska: During the Alaska season from late April through October 2025, Norwegian Joy, will make her return to The Last Frontier and offer nine-and-10-day roundtrip sailings from Seattle to allow for a longer, more immersive experience for guests to enjoy the great outdoors.