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Plan ahead for 2024 and 2025 and ensure you have a cruise you can look forward to with Norwegian Cruise Line

It’s never too soon to start planning for 2024 & 2025, and whatever’s on your bucket list, Norwegian Cruise Line can take you there.

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is well equipped, with a fleet of 20 modern ships, including the shiny-and-new Norwegian Viva, as well as a staggering 21 dining options on many of these such as Cagney’s Steakhouse and high-end Italian Onda by Scarpetta.

Don’t forget about the exciting entertainment onboard – expect Broadway-style musicals and spectacular shows such as Beetlejuice and The Choir of Man.

And the accommodation will also leave a lasting impression, as every type of cruiser is catered for. Such as dedicated solo cabins that take the form of stylish studios as well as luxury suites, which are perfect for a couple or up to eight guests.

But that’s enough about life onboard, discover where NCL can take you…

Explore the likes of sunny Santorini with Norwegian Cruise Line. Credit: NCL

For those who want to stay closer to home…

If you just can’t wait to be onboard, opt for a sailing closer to home around Europe.

And Europe isn’t just a convenient location – it’s full to the brim of history, landmarks and culture simply awaiting your discovery across NCL’s 250 port-rich itineraries.

Across these European itineraries, there are over 150 ports of call, where you can unpack only once yet explore a new iconic destination nearly every day.

So, whether you opt for a Mediterranean, Greek Isles or Northern Europe cruise, when you return after your time in port, you can also be sure you’ll enjoy the onboard entertainment, serene spa services and the freedom and flexibility of no set dining times.

Or, for those who want non-stop exploration, many itineraries with NCL don’t include any sea-days – hooray.

Take part in enthralling excursions in Corfu, Greece, with Norwegian Cruise Line. Credit: NCL

Speaking of itineraries, we love the 11-day Mediterranean itinerary – Italy, France and Greece from Venice (Trieste) to Barcelona onboard Norwegian Escape departing July 3 and August 21, 2024.

You get to visit multiple iconic destinations, with your first port of call being Split, Croatia, which features a majestic cathedral nestled along marble streets framed by coastal mountains.

Corfu, Greece, is another port of call where you can expect clear blue water, sandy beaches and quaint hillside villages – a classic Greek beauty.

What’s more, across this itinerary you only have one sea day, perfect for those who love to traverse new destinations. 11 days, 11 ports – it sounds like the perfect formula.

Expect art, fashion and a busting nightlight scene from Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: Shutterstock

Or, why not dive into Greece headfirst and sail NCL’s 10-day Greek Isles and Italy itinerary departing August 17, 2024? This itinerary visits the likes of Santorini, Athens (Piraeus) and Florence – all in a roundtrip from Rome (Civitavecchia) onboard Norwegian Epic.

Roam through the cliffside whitewashed villages in Santorini, sip delicious wine in Malta and admire landmarks such as the black-and-white marble St John the Baptist Church in Livorno, Tuscany all on this itinerary.

Let’s not forget the nine-day Greek Isles itinerary also visiting Santorini but extending the scope to Rhodes, Istanbul and more onboard Norwegian Getaway departing June 25 and September 1 & 10, 2024.

Expect art, fashion and a busting nightlight scene from Istanbul, Turkey. Ensure you pay a visit to Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, which are both stunning frescoes. Whereas Rhodes features an old, fortified city as well as the whitewashed town of Lindos alongside the scenic coast.

Ensure you watch the changing of the guard at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Credit: Shutterstock

Far-flung travels with NCL

Explore further afield with NCL and embark on an adventure to culture-filled Asia or perhaps to wildlife-rich Africa in 2025.

Take this 12-day Asia itinerary for example, which visits the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia from Taipei (Keelung) to Singapore onboard Norwegian Sky, departing January 27, 2025.

You’ll start your cruise in Taipei (Keelung), which possesses countless must-see sights, such as the dragon-adorned Mengjia Longshang Temple, the changing of the guard at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall as well as 360-degree views of the city from the 91st floor of Taipei 101.

Fancy visiting a destination so popular, that the government had to limit the number of people that visit each year? Luckily for you, NCL is your pass-in, as this itinerary visits Boracay in the Philippines, with sugar-like sand and invitingly warm waters to swim in.

Hidden gems such as La Digue in the Seychelles are included in select Norwegian Cruise Line itineraries. Credit: Shutterstock

For those who are fans of jungle and wildlife, then hop on NCL’s 12-day cruise to South Africa onboard Norwegian Dawn where you can walk with the animals at Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Richards Bay as well as admire the beautiful beaches in Taolagnaro, Madagascar.

But city-lovers, never fear, as there is plenty on this itinerary to keep you happy with an overnight in Cape Town, which is one of the most vibrant cities in South Africa, a visit to Maputo as Mozambique’s capital and largest port as well as stopping off at Port Elizabeth, which is one of South Africa’s major municipalities with a bustling food scene.

Upgrade with Norwegian Cruise Line are enjoy more for less. Credit: NCL

Free at Sea upgrade packages

Whichever itinerary you opt for, upgrade from only £199pp and receive all the sumptuous extras – including premium beverages, speciality dining, Wi-Fi, excursion discounts and third and fourth guests pay taxes only on select sailings.

So, whatever type of cruise you crave for 2024 and 2025, look no further than NCL to take you there – and more.

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About Lucy Abbott

Lucy is a cruise journalist who has sailed on a variety of ships, from expedition to river – with her favourite being expedition cruising.

Lucy is interested in new sustainable ways to cruise as well as how cruising is becoming accessible for all.

She works together with Kaye Holland to keep the World of Cruising website up to date with all the latest cruise news.