As Indian travellers get ready for the festive holiday season by planning their long-awaited vacations, Europe is calling once again and the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is highlighting four itineraries to four distinct destinations that Indian guests can book and enjoy with their loved ones in 2022 and 2023.
Mediterranean: Italy, France & Spain
Discover the marvels of the Mediterranean on a 7-day roundtrip cruise from Barcelona, Spain on board Norwegian Epic, visiting six ports with multiple departures between May and October 2022. The voyage calls at Ajaccio on the French island of Corsica; Rome, Naples and Florence in Italy; along with Cannes, France and Palma, Spain.
After exploring the traditional tapas and open-air market stalls of Barcelona’s famed La Rambla, guests travel to Napoleon’s birthplace – Ajaccio, France, home to palm-lined boulevards, bayside pavement cafes and mouth-watering cheese. Cruisers then get to spend some quality time in the city of Naples on the Amalfi coast – known as the birthplace of pizza as well as its cathedrals and castles, before sailing to Rome to discover the Vatican City and the art and architectural delights of the Sistine Chapel and Trevi Fountain. The final port of call is Palma de Mallorca, Spain – founded by Romans over 2,000 years old and filled with wall-to-wall history and delicious local cuisine.
The culinary experience continues onboard Norwegian Epic with daily changing menus, 16 dining options and no fixed dining times. After dinner, lounge at the Wave Pool Bar and dance the night away at the Bliss Ultra-Lounge or Spice H2O.
Baltic: Germany, Russia, Sweden & Finland
This 9-day roundtrip cruise of the Baltics aboard Norwegian Getaway departs Copenhagen, Denmark with multiple departures available from between July and August 2022. The voyage visits six ports including Warnemuende (Berlin), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and finally Stockholm, Sweden.
After exploring the canals and cobbled squares of Copenhagen, honour Berlin’s past at the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial and Charlottenburg Palace. Fill your day with art and history and end your night with a signature Russian ballet in St. Petersburg, where travellers stay overnight. Visit the quirky city of Helsinki, Finland before sailing into Stockholm, Sweden, to take in the Royal Palace’s sophistication and distinct architecture of the Nordic Hotel with the world’s first permanent ice bar composed entirely of ice!
On board Norwegian Getaway, compare ice bars at Skyy® Vodka Ice Bar – an arctic attraction for a cool evening drink – or change the pace at the ship’s Aqua Park, featuring the fastest waterslides at sea, or the multi-level sports complex with a Zip-line and gravity-defying ropes course.
Northern Europe: Iceland & Norway to Reykjavik
Uncover the dramatic landscapes and vibrant destinations of Northern Europe on this 8-day cruise from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Reykjavik, Iceland aboard Norwegian Prima, departing 17 August 2022 and visiting seven incredible ports of call, including Brussels, Belgium; Bergen and Geiranger, Norway, as well as Akureyri, Isafjordur and Reykjavik in Iceland.
Soak up the atmosphere of world-renowned landmarks in Amsterdam like the floating Flower Market and the Dam Square before visiting the historic Hanseatic port city of Bergen, Norway. From here, you’ll sail one of the most spectacular fjords in the world, Geirangerfjord. Next, arrive at the land of fire and ice, Iceland. In Akureyri – a hub of Icelandic folk history – you’ll experience botanical gardens, hike along with the outstanding vistas, and indulge in Nordic specialities like fresh fish and smoked lamb. In Isafjordur, cruisers will relish the great outdoors and mountain landscape. Finally, disembark at Reykjavik, Iceland’s compact capital, where fine dining and hot springs come together.
Aboard the all-new Norwegian Prima – the most spacious new contemporary or premium cruise ship in the industry – guests can look forward to catching some great camera angles at The Concourse, the seaside sculpture garden which features interactive art installations that transform with the light; take a swim to the edge of infinity at Infinity Beach or walk over water at Oceanwalk – NCL’s first glass bridge.
Greek Isles: Santorini, Mykonos & Istanbul
Explore the gorgeous Greek Isles on a 7-day roundtrip sailing from Athens on Norwegian Jade, with no sea days and visiting seven ports of call, so every traveller is guaranteed an enriching adventure. From Athens, the cradle of civilization, Norwegian Jade calls at Kusadasi and Istanbul in Turkey – previously the centre of the Ottoman Empire – before visiting the Greek islands of Volos, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Santorini.
Highlights include Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sophia, as well as the incredible, blue-domed churches of Mykonos that perfectly match the blue skies and azure ocean. Don’t miss Santorini’s whitewashed villages and volcanic black-sand beaches before enjoying a spellbinding show back onboard Norwegian Jade. Choose from the mesmerizing Elements, featuring a visual feast of acrobatics; a full-scale production country music concert called Blazing Boots; or take a mambo back in time at Palace of Lights, dedicated to the music of 1950s Cuba.