Norwegian Cruise Line today announce new itineraries for the company’s Fall/Winter 2017/2018 deployment. The big news is that the Norwegian Jewel will be based in the Asia Pacific region with departures to and from Australia beginning November 2017.
In addition, San Juan, Puerto Rico returns as a seasonal homeport, with Norwegian Dawn sailing from the Caribbean port, as well as Tampa, Florida; along with a new 14-day Western Caribbean sailing from New York on Norwegian Breakaway.
Norwegian Jewel’s inaugural Australasian itineraries start on October 3, 2017 with a variety of Hawaii, French Polynesia and South Pacific cruises, as the ship sails from Vancouver to Sydney. Her first season in Australia includes seven Sydney round-trip cruises featuring a five-day Sydney-Tasmania-Sydney cruise departing on November 12, 2017, as well as a nine-day voyage.
Norwegian Jewel’s ten to 16-day Australia and New Zealand itineraries depart between November 2017 and February 2018. Norwegian Jewel will make her way from Sydney to Singapore on an 18-day adventure departing February 20, 2018, potentially hinting at a 2018 season out of China. "Following her Australian season, Norwegian Jewel will undertake a range of exotic Asian itineraries visiting Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Korea and more, offering travelers the opportunity to explore some of the best Asia has to offer," said Norwegian. Passengers sailing from Tampa and New Orleans will have different ship in each market to choose from next fall. Norwegian Dawn will sail seasonally from Tampa and San Juan, and Norwegian Pearl from New Orleans.
Norwegian Dawn will move south next fall and homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico from November 12, 2017 – January 7, 2018, sailing seven-, ten- and 11-day Southern Caribbean itineraries. New for 2017/2018, Norwegian Pearl will sail seven-, eight- and nine-day Western Caribbean cruises from New Orleans, from October 22, 2017 to April 1, 2018. Her ports of call from the Crescent City will include Cozumel, Mexico; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico, with varying ports for longer itineraries that can include George Town, Grand Cayman and Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala. From cruiseindustrynews.com