Norwegian Cruise Line to the Caribbean
From as far north as Boston to as south as New Orleans, there’s a Norwegian cruise taking travelers to the Caribbean at any time of the year. The Caribbean region, from the Greater and Lesser Antilles to the surrounding countries in South and Central Americas, holds a wealth of cultures, reflected in each island’s past history, current architecture, and cuisine. A cruise lets you explore several at once, which NCL’s excursions providing the eye-opening opportunities.
Yet, one factor remains constant: Beaches from St. Thomas to Curacao feature fine, sandy white beaches bordered by clear blue warm waters. It’s always time for a swim, no matter where you go.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships depart from multiple Southern and Northeastern ports throughout the year: Houston, New Orleans, Tampa, Miami, New York, or Boston. From here, a ship takes a southern, western, or eastern Caribbean itinerary, stopping at multiple islands over seven to 19 nights.
Several ships depart from these ports and travel round-trip or one-way through the Caribbean:
As is the case with all Norwegian ships, travelers can take advantage of Freestyle cruising – that is, dining, entertainment, and relaxation on their terms. Although features and accommodations vary between older and newer ships, such as the Breakaway, all offer a choice of restaurants, bars and clubs, pools, and places to relax.
Eastern: Departing from Miami and other East Coast cities, ships stay within the Virgin Islands and Lesser Antilles for these trips. An itinerary may consist of St. Thomas, Tortola, Nassau, St. Maarten, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, St. Kitts, and Dominica.
Southern: Departing from Miami or a Southern city, these trips continue toward the northern tip of South America. Trips last up to 10 days and include a combination of stops in St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Aruba, Curacao, Colombia, Martinique, and Antigua.
Western: Ports from Houston to Miami serve as departing points for ships to sail along the coast of Central America. From here, travelers can experience the sights and cultures of Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands.
The Full Caribbean Adventure: Travelers wanting to spend more time at sea to get a more comprehensive experience can select this itinerary. This cruise offers a bit of each region, stopping in Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya, Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas and ending in Boston.
What’s there to do in the Caribbean? Norwegian offers several options on land and sea in each port:
• “Best of” tours for islands and cities
• Speedboat tours to explore caves
• Taking a catamaran along the coastline
• Watching or swimming with the dolphins
• Spending time at the Barrier Reef & Snorkel Island Beach Park
• Sail and swim adventures
• Seeing the rainforests
• Stopping by the Atlantis Paradise Waterpark
• An ATV adventure
• River rafting
• Exploring Mayan ruins.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the Caribbean, no matter which itinerary you choose. If you’ve been looking for an escape to beautiful beaches and a warm climate, why not schedule your trip with NCL through Direct Line Cruises today?
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