Norwegian Cruise Line will assign a second ship to do short
Cuba cruises, and it, too, will have an open bar.
The Norwegian Sun will reposition to Port Canaveral next
summer, sailing a four-day itinerary to Havana and Key West, with an overnight
in Havana. The Sun will also do three-day cruises to the Bahamas.
Currently, the Norwegian Epic sails some short cruises from
Port Canaveral, but not in the summer months.
The 1,936-passenger Sun currently sails in Alaska in the
summer. It will be replaced there in 2018 by the 2,376-passenger Norwegian
The Norwegian Sky, which currently sails short Cuba cruises
from Miami, has had an open bar for 18 months. Norwegian said it has been very
well-received and that Port Canaveral was the ideal location to expand the
The Norwegian Jewel will sail several Alaska itineraries
from Vancouver, including a series of alternating seven-day cruises that go
from Vancouver to Seward northbound, and Seward to Vancouver southbound.
In addition to the Jewel, Norwegian will have the Norwegian
Pearl and the new Norwegian Bliss in Alaska next summer.