Just months after announcing the departure of year round Europe based ships, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian has announced that the two ships will, after all, return to Europe for a full summer, 2016 programme of cruises.
The two ships will be replaced in full time European employment by the soon to be refurbished Norwegian Epic.Both will redeploy to the Caribbean next autumn, then return for the European season in the spring.
Both ships will revert to the old programmes they sailed for many years; in the case of Norwegian Spirit, a run of spectacular, twelve night cruises between Barcelona and Venice. For Norwegian Jade, 2016 will see a return to her seven night, Greek Islands cruise circuit out of Venice.
With a year round presence in the shape of Epic, and the return of Norwegian Jade to cruise Scandinavia and Norway out of Copenhagen, this gives Norwegian a full, four ship summer deployment in Europe for the first time ever.
Other highlights of the 2016 programme include a renewed, two ship Bermuda deployment in summer, with Norwegian Breakway sailing from New York, and Norwegian Dawn complementing her out of Boston.
And 2016 sees Norwegian strengthening its west coast presence, with the arrival of Norwegian Jewel in Los Angeles to operate seasonal, seven night cruises to the Mexican Riviera, and the veteran Norwegian Sun sailing longer, eleven night Mexico cruises from San Diego. She will also offer a second programme of longer cruises down to south America over the winter of 2016-17.
For further details, stay tuned,