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NCL goes year-round in Europe with added Canary Islands cruises

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Norwegian Sun had been scheduled to sail in Asia
With Norwegian Cruise Line to sail the Canary Islands for the first time since 2017, NCL is going year-round in Europe.

As earlier reported, Norwegian Sun will be operating in the Canary Islands, instead of in Asia as planned.

Nine NCL ships

This makes nine NCL ships in Europe during 2022.

Following a 22-day trans-Atlantic voyage from Miami to Lisbon, Norwegian Sun will begin sailing in the Canary Islands Nov. 21. Cruises on the nearly 2,000-passenger ship will range from 10 to 14 days from a choice of embarkation ports, including Lisbon, Málaga and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Maiden calls

Furthermore, during Norwegian Sun’s debut six-month season in the region, the ship will visit various new ports for NCL, including Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) and San Sebastian de la Gomera in the Canary Islands, along with Ceuta, Spain; Agadir, Morocco; and Horta (Azores), Portugal.

'The Canaries have always been a draw for travelers from all over the globe and more so now when seeking some much-needed winter sun,' NCL President and CEO Harry Sommer said.

Port-intensive cruises, late-night stays

Port-intensive cruises include no more than two days at sea and an average of 12 hours in port time, with late night stays in Lisbon, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Casablanca. Plus, select sailings include overnight calls at places known for nightlife, including Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Funchal.

NCL's lineup includes the new Norwegian Prima, set to debut in Iceland in August. Besides the Canary Islands, the fleet is offering cruises in the Greek Isles, the Norwegian Fjords and the Mediterranean.

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