Norwegian Cruise Line has some major announcements about upcoming itineraries. While travelers can expect a slew of normal itineraries throughout 2020 and 2021, the most exciting thing for Norwegian is their newly announced program of “Extraordinary Journeys.” Contrary to their average cruises, these trips are being called “a curated portfolio of port-intensive itineraries designed to offer more immersive and meaningful experiences around the world.” One can expect more education and interaction on these trips, which is something we are definitely totally into.
The itineraries available range from 11 to 22 days. It makes sense that these trips would be longer, considering the point of them. Harry Sommer, the President of the company, stated that they will sail “to nearly every continent.” He added that “the new Extraordinary Journeys itineraries are meant to stir a sense of wonder and encourage meaningful travel, whether you’re looking to disconnect or reconnect with the people and world around you.”
If that sounds a little vague to you, let’s jump into some of the itineraries that are available. There are a lot of them, so we won’t get to them all, but let’s take a look at a few of the highlights.
Norwegian Star will host eight of the Extraordinary Journeys. From January 2 to March 13 there will be a few South American itineraries that go to Cape Horn, departing from Santiago in Chile. Along the way, it will stop at the Falkland Islands and Uruguay, among other ports. After this, the Star will leave New York on April 16 and head to the United Kingdom. The ports along the way will include Iceland, Paris, Nova Scotia and more.
Other ships are involved in the Extraordinary Journeys program as well. Norwegian Jade leaves New York on April 22 with a similar list of ports as what was discussed above, including Nova Scotia, Holyhead in the UK and Brussels. The Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky will have some Extraordinary Journeys along the Panama Canal. They’ll explore the whole of the Panama Canal, as well as ports as diverse as San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua, Cartagena in Colombia, and Ocho Rios in Jamaica.
There are other itineraries that hit other areas of the world. On December 7, Norwegian Pearl goes on a 16-day trip that hits Italy, Spain and Portugal, among other spots. There are some other trips that visit Greece, Alaska or Canada, so there’s something for pretty much every traveler.
If you wanna read more about the different opportunities available, you can check out Norwegian’s website here. It’s a very cool opportunity, so go book now!