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Varied Caribbean/Bahamas cruises, Canary Islands/Morocco in NCL's winter 2017/18

Great Stirrup Cay - to gain new features over the next 16 months (Photo: © Danny Lehman)
Varied Caribbean and Bahamas cruises from New York, Port Canaveral and Miami, port-intensive 10-day Canary Islands/Morocco cruises from Barcelona and intra-island Hawaii sailings from Honolulu are among Norwegian Cruise Line's newly released fall and winter 2017/18 program.

The cruises will open for booking by Latitudes (loyalty) members and travel agents on March 22, with general sales opening the following day.

Norwegian Escape will continue to sail eastern Caribbean cruises to St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau every Saturday from Miami year-round. Western Caribbean routes will be operated by Norwegian Getaway, which returns to the US from its seasonal Baltic deployment in fall 2017. Sailing Sundays from Oct. 29 to April 22, the ship will visit Roatán in Honduras, Norwegian's new Harvest Caye in Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel.

Norwegian Epic also returns to the US in fall 2017 to sail again from Port Canaveral through the winter on three-, four- and seven-day eastern and western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries. Great Stirrup Cay, which is adding new features, amenities and island-wide enhancements over the next 16 months, will be featured on all the Canaveral cruises.

Norwegian Epic will sail alternating seven-day eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Nov. 5, 2017, through March 21, 2018. The eastern route includes Tortola, St. Thomas and Great Stirrup Cay, while the western itinerary has Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios and Great Stirrup Cay.

In March 2018 the ship will provide three- and four-day Bahamas getaways to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.

The recently enhanced Norwegian Gem will operate alternating 10- and 11-day eastern Caribbean cruises from New York, Oct. 21, 2017, through April 17, 2018. Ports include San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Tortola, with the 11-day version adding St. Kitts.  

Three- and four-day Bahamas cruises on Norwegian Sky from Miami continue year-round, with an all-inclusive experience featuring a free open bar.

Norwegian Spirit is scheduled for an early 2017 drydock for significant enhancements and will remain in Europe for fall and winter 2017, sailing the Canary Islands with departures from Barcelona. From late November to late April, Norwegian Spirit's 10-day Canary Islands, Spain and Morocco itinerary includes Casablanca, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal), Malagá and Alicante.

In addition to previously announced seven-day Canada/New England cruises round-trip from New York during prime fall foliage season, Norwegian Gem chart a 10-day eastern Canada and Québec cruise from New York that calls at Halifax and Sydney (Nova Scotia), Québec City (overnight) and Corner Brook (Newfoundland).

The recently refurbished Pride of America will continue to sail Saturdays from Honolulu through April 2018.