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NCL: Europe, Norwegian Viva and more

Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Cruise Line, NCL


Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has plenty to look forward to, including a bumper season in Europe and the launch of Norwegian Viva.

NCL will have nine ships sailing in Europe this year, increasing to 12 ships in 2024.

These include the Norwegian Prima, launched in 2022, and Norwegian Viva, which makes its debut later this year.

These itineraries are designed to provide memorable moments and allow guests to get under the skin of multiple destinations.

For example, the nine-day Greek Isles: Santorini, Mykonos & Florence itinerary, on Norwegian Breakaway, will take guests to Rome’s famous ancient ruins and works of art like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

From there, it’s a short ferry ride from Mykonos to the island of Delos – the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and a UNESCO world heritage site. Malta’s prehistoric temples and the caves of Ghar Dalam will also be on the itinerary.

Elsewhere, the 10-day Spain, Gibraltar & Canary Island voyage will visit the likes of Arrecife, with a tour of Castillo de San Gabriel for a glimpse into the region’s past. In Gibraltar, guests will see the famous Rock of Gibraltar, before exploring the historic tunnels.

A day touring Cádiz will also satisfy guests’ need for exploration with time at the bustling Mercado Central de Abastos – a covered market boasting more than 150 stalls selling fresh seafood and local cuisine.

Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Dawn will operate the South Africa: Port Elizabeth, Durban & Lüderitz voyage

Welcome to Norwegian Viva

While itineraries such as these will rightly generate excitement, what really stands out for NCL is the launch of Norwegian Viva.

The ship, which is the second of six vessels in the line’s new Prima class, will feature a redefined The Haven by Norwegian, the line’s ship-within-a-ship concept, as well as Ocean Boulevard, an outdoor walkway that will wrap around the entire ship.

In November, Norwegian Viva will sail an 11-day Transatlantic: Portugal & Dominican Republic voyage. The itinerary will take in Ponta Delgada’s natural hot springs and the beautiful St Thomas, where guests will find pristine beaches.

For stunning views, a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Isabel de Torres in Puerto Plata is unmatched. In Miami, guests will be able to spend the day at Jungle Island with its private beach or visit Everglades National Park to see gators in the wild.

In early 2024, Norwegian Jewel will depart on the Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam cruise. This 11-day itinerary will take in Ho Chi Minh City, with vibrant markets on a rickshaw a sure highlight, and Phuket, with stunning beaches and architecture, among other ports of call.

The beauty of Cape Town is also on offer on the 12-day South Africa: Port Elizabeth, Durban & Lüderitz voyage, on Norwegian Dawn, departing in February and March 2024.

Book now and save with NCL

To boost interest and help agents clinch a sale, NCL is offering 35 per cent off cruises.

Guests can also receive all Free at Sea packages from £149pp (based on a six to eight-day cruise), and for most sailings through to October 2023 they can get up to £250pp airfare credit (based on stateroom category booked).

The Free at Sea packages include a host of added benefits, such as premium beverages, speciality dining, wifi, excursion discounts and third and fourth guests will only need to pay taxes (on applicable sailings).


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