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Winter 2020/21 sees debut of Norwegian Joy in Miami, Escape in Canaveral

China ship Norwegian Joy, which is going to sail from the US West Coast starting in 2019, will debut at PortMiami in October 2020
Sister ships Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore will sail from PortMiami in winter 2020/21, when Norwegian Escape debuts at Port Canaveral and Norwegian Epic returns to San Juan.

Norwegian Joy

Sailing from Miami for the first time, Norwegian Joy will offer a mix of five- to seven-day Western and Eastern Caribbean voyages. Beginning Oct. 24, the ship’s western routes will include Roatán, Harvest Caye (Belize), Costa Maya and Cozumel, while the eastern route will comprise Puerto Plata (where a new cruise port is being built), St. Thomas, Tortola and Great Stirrup Cay.

Norwegian Encore

Following its first summer season in the Big Apple, Norwegian Encore will return to Miami to sail seven-day cruises to the Western Caribbean, visiting Roatán, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya and Cozumel. The ship will also sail 12- to 13-day cruises through the Panama Canal, with visits to Puerto Plata, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Colón (Panama) and Puerto Limón (Costa Rica).

Norwegian Escape

For the first time, beginning Nov. 21, Norwegian Escape will homeport at Port Canaveral, sailing five- and seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries with calls at Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay, Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios. The ship will also offer two, four-day Bahamas cruises with visits to Nassau, Freeport and Great Stirrup Cay.

Epic from San Juan

Beginning Dec. 20, Norwegian Epic returns to San Juan for weekly Southern Caribbean cruises that go to Curaçao, Aruba, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Bonaire.

Breakaway to New Orleans

Following a season in Miami, Norwegian Breakaway will return to New Orleans on Nov. 22, for weekly cruises to Roatán, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya and Cozumel.

From New York

Also beginning in December, Norwegian Getaway will sail seven- and eight-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida from New York which call at Port Canaveral, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. Plus, the ship will operate five-day Eastern Caribbean voyages from Miami to Puerto Plata and Great Stirrup Cay, as well as seven-day Western Caribbean cruises to Roatán, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya and Cozumel.

As of Nov. 30, Norwegian Gem will return to New York for a variety of 10- to 14-day Southern Caribbean voyages with calls at Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and San Juan.

Jade from Tampa

Tampa will become home to Norwegian Jade beginning Nov. 22, for varied Western and Southern Caribbean cruises through April 11.

From Miami, Norwegian Pearl will also sail a mix of Western and Southern Caribbean cruises as well as Panama Canal and Bahamas itineraries beginning Nov. 4.

Bliss back to LA

From Oct. 18, Norwegian Bliss will sail five- to seven-day cruises from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera, stopping ta Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta and Ensenada. Sixteen-day Panama Canal cruises between Los Angeles and Miami are also in store. While in Miami, Norwegian Bliss will operate seven-day Eastern Caribbean voyages.


Recently renovated with bow-to-stern enhancements, Norwegian Jewel will embark on Australia/New Zealand cruises beginning Oct. 9. Destinations include Milford Sound, Doubtful Fjord, Dusky Fjord, Dunedin, Picton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Bay of Islands and Auckland.

South America

Beginning Dec. 19, Norwegian Star will sail 14-day South American cruises with calls at Montevideo, Punta Del Este, Puerto Madryn, Stanley (Falkland Islands), Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt.

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