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Norwegian Cruise Line announced its Caribbean deployment for the 2012/2013 season

Norwegian Cruise Line announced its Caribbean deployment for the 2012/2013 season with itineraries from Miami, Tampa and New Orleans along with Panama Canal, Quick Getaway and repositioning cruises including – for the first time – a 16-day Colonial America cruise.

“Our 2012/2013 Caribbean cruise deployment offers an abundance of choice in departure ports, ships and itineraries for those looking to relax in the sun,”
said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian’s chief executive officer.

“We are excited to bring our newest and most innovative ship, Norwegian Epic, back to Miami along with offering the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Cruising to the Caribbean from our homeports in Tampa and New Orleans.”

In Miami, the 4,100 passenger Norwegian Epic continues her alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises, departing on Saturdays from November 3, 2012 to April 13, 2013. The Eastern Caribbean cruises call at Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with an optional tour to St. John; and Nassau, Bahamas. The Western Caribbean cruises stop at Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.

Norwegian Jewel, featuring Nickelodeon at Sea family programming along with Norwegian Epic, sails alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Miami on Sundays, from October 14, 2012 to April 14, 2013.  The Eastern Caribbean cruises call at Samana, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands with an optional tour to St. John; Tortola, British Virgin Islands with an optional tour to Virgin Gorda; and Nassau, Bahamas. The Western Caribbean cruises visit Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.

In addition, Norwegian Sun sails 10- and 11-day Southern Caribbean cruises from Miami from October 14, 2012 to April 10, 2013. The 10-day cruise calls at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with an optional tour to St. John; Roseau, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The 11-day cruise calls at Cartagena, Colombia; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with an optional tour to St. John.  Norwegian Sun will also sail one seven-day Western Caribbean cruise from Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral) on April 14, 2012 with stops in Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Great Stirrup Cay.

In Tampa, the 2,224-passenger Norwegian Dawn will replace Norwegian Star sailing 23 seven-day Western Caribbean cruises, departing on Sundays from November 11, 2012 to April 14, 2013. The ship calls at Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

Norwegian Star homeports in New Orleans during winter and spring, offering seven-day Western Caribbean cruises every Sunday with ports of call including Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; and Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.

Norwegian will also offer 11 repositioning cruises ranging from a four-day Pacific Coastal to a 17-day Panama Canal from April 15 to October 26, 2012 departing from Miami, Tampa, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Quebec.

And for the first time, the cruise line will offer a 16-day Colonial America cruise on Norwegian Dawn sailing from Quebec City, Quebec to Tampa, Florida on October 26, 2012 calling at Portland, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Norfolk, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Miami and Key West, Florida.

In addition, two-day Quick Getaways will be offered from Miami on board Norwegian Jewel on October 12, 2012 and from New York on board Norwegian Gem on September 28, 2012

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