Norwegian Cruise Line has announced amendments to its 2019 and 2020 itineraries to better leverage the strong global demand environment in highly sought after destinations.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd Frank Del Rio said “The booming demand environment in our core markets around the world, coupled with Norwegian Bliss’ record-breaking performance, continue to exceed our expectations. As a result, we are leveraging the strategic benefits of our growing fleet to quickly seize sizable opportunities in over performing, unserved and underserved markets to meet the demands of our global customer base and drive higher returns for our shareholders.”
Norwegian Joy will join sister ship Norwegian Bliss sailing seasonally in Alaska in summer 2019 and will offer Mexican Riviera and Panama Canal voyages in winter 2019/2020. Prior to the ships departure it will undergo approximately $65 million in upgrades to be virtually identical to Norwegian Bliss, the newest and most successful ship in the line’s 51-year history. Norwegian Pearl will sail to Europe as the cruise line’s sixth ship in the region in summer 2019, while Norwegian Jade and Jewel will significantly expand Norwegian’s presence in Australasia in winter 2019/2020. The deployment of Norwegian Jewel and Jade to the region is aimed to take full advantage of the flourishing source market in Australia, which remains one of the world’s highest-penetrated cruise markets and one of its most desirable destinations. Maintaining Norwegian Cruise Line’s commitment to serving the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Spirit will sail seasonally in China beginning summer 2020. Prior to the ships departure it will undergo a previously scheduled bow-to-stern revitalisation.
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