NCL announces largest Bermuda cruise deployment ever in 2008
2008 itineraries also include Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, St Kitts, St Lucia and USVI
Miami, Florida, USA (May 14, 2007) – NCL Corporation today announced the largest deployment to Bermuda in the company’s history with itineraries from five East Coast cities. The Bermuda itineraries include Norwegian Dawn sailing from New York, featuring the city’s only seven-day cruise to Bermuda; Norwegian Dream replacing Norwegian Majesty sailing from Boston offering Boston’s only Bermuda cruise; and Norwegian Majesty sailing to Bermuda from three cities: Philadelphia, Baltimore and Charleston. Bermuda itineraries are on sale now.
“By adding ships and more departure points, we will continue to meet the strong demand for cruising to Bermuda from the East Coast,” said Colin Veitch, NCL’s president and CEO. “And now, for the first time, we have positioned Norwegian Dawn, one of our panamax ships that is purpose-built for freestyle cruising, on a New York-to-Bermuda seven-day itinerary offering three full days in Bermuda.”
Norwegian Dawn returns to New York from Miami in mid-April 2008 and for the first time embarks on a series of seven-day sailings to Bermuda through August 24, 2008 and then again from September 28 through October 26, 2008, replacing Norwegian Crown. Departing on Sundays, the cruises feature three full days in Bermuda at King’s Wharf.
Between August 31 and September 21, 2008, Norwegian Dawn will sail a series of seven-day Canada/New England cruises from New York. On November 2, 2008, Norwegian Dawn will sail a 13-day Circle the Caribbean repositioning cruise to Miami, her homeport for the winter, with stops in Samana, Dominican Republic; St Thomas, US Virgin Islands; St John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St Lucia; Basseterre, St Kitts; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in The Bahamas.
Norwegian Dream begins an inaugural season out of Boston offering a series of seven-day sailings to Bermuda departing on Sundays from May 11 through August 24, 2008 and again from September 28 to October 26, 2008. Norwegian Dream replaces the extremely popular Norwegian Majesty, which has been sailing out of Boston to Bermuda since 1998, offering a new option to many people who have sailed to Bermuda in the past aboard Norwegian Majesty. From August 31 to September 21, 2008, the ship will sail a series of seven-day Canada/New England cruises.
Norwegian Majesty begins sailing seven-day Bermuda cruises from Charleston on April 19, 2008, followed by a five-day Bermuda cruise on June 14, 2008. On June 21, 2008, Norwegian Majesty returns to Baltimore for the first time since 2004 and embarks on a series of nine seven-day cruises from Baltimore to Bermuda, departing on Saturdays. A six-day sailing from Baltimore to Bermuda on August 23, 2008 is scheduled before the ship repositions to Philadelphia.
On August 30, 2008, Norwegian Majesty begins a series of five seven-day sailings to Bermuda from Philadelphia with Saturday departures. In October 2008, Norwegian Majesty will sail a series of seven-day Canada/New England cruises. A 14-day Bahamas and Caribbean repositioning cruise on November 1, 2008 from Philadelphia to Charleston includes stops in Nassau, Bahamas; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaçao; St Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Samana, Dominican Republic; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Upon her return to Charleston, the ship will commence sailing a seven-day Western Caribbean itinerary from November 15, 2008 through April 25, 2009.
NCL Corporation Ltd is an innovative cruise company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a fleet of 14 ships in service and under construction. The corporation oversees the operations of Norwegian Cruise Line, NCL America and Orient Lines. The company recently took delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Pearl, and is currently building Norwegian Gem for delivery in October of 2007. In addition, NCL plans to build up to three new third generation Freestyle Cruising ships for delivery between 2009 and 2011. NCL is on target to have the youngest fleet in the industry by the end of 2007 with the introduction of Norwegian Gem, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of freestyle cruising on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea.
For further information on NCL Corporation, contact NCL in the US and Canada at 1-800-327-7030.
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