June 27, 2019
(12:50 p.m. EDT) -- Norwegian Cruise Line opened sales for 2020 cruises on three of its ships -- Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Jade -- and the scheduled voyages are intended to be destination-immersive and port-intensive. The itineraries include four new ports, including a first-time homeport in Athens, Greece.
After an extensive refurbishment in January 2020, Norwegian Spirit will sail a series of nine- to 15-night itineraries throughout Asia from May 2020 to December 2020. The voyages include four new ports -- Beppu, Kumamoto, Niigata and Nagoya, Japan -- with overnights in Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan, and Shanghai and Hong Kong in China. Passengers will also have a chance to witness the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in July and August.
Norwegian Spirit Cruises
Norwegian Spirit15 Night Far East CruiseHong Kong, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shanghai, Beijing, Nagasaki, Osaka, OsakaNow
Norwegian Spirit15 Night Far East CruiseOsaka, Osaka, Nagasaki, Beijing, Beijing, Shanghai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hong KongNow
Norwegian Spirit8 Night Far East CruiseTaipeiNow
Norwegian Sun ends a three-year hiatus from Alaska, joining fellow Norwegian ships Bliss, Joy and Jewel in the region in May 2020. Sun's itineraries include nine- to 12-night cruises out of Seattle, calling on Sitka, Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, Holkham Bay, Juneau and Ketchikan as well as Victoria, British Columbia.
Since 2018, Sun included a shipwide free open bar, but will no longer offer that perk on its Alaska voyages.
In September 2020, Norwegian Jade will offer 10- to 11-night, one-way Greek Isles, Italy and Mediterranean cruises. The itineraries either start from or end in Barcelona, Venice or Athens -- the latter being a new homeport for Norwegian. Ports of call include Monte Carlo, Florence, Rome, Naples, Santorini, Mykonos and more.