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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Brand-New Caribbean Cruises from New Orleans and Port Canaveral this Fall

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Brand-New Caribbean Cruises from New Orleans and Port Canaveral this Fall

Norwegian Epic to offer roundtrip week-long voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Fla.


MIAMI (Jan. 25, 2024) – Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 57-year history of breaking boundaries, revealed new Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries for Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Epic from New Orleans and Port Canaveral, Fla. 


As a result of guest demand for warm-weather destinations this fall, the Company is opening for sale new seven-day round-trip cruises to the Western Caribbean from the Big Easy starting on Oct. 20, 2024 aboard Norwegian Getaway, as well as voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Fla. beginning on Oct. 30, 2024 on Norwegian Epic. Returning from Europe following a summer season of Mediterranean and Greek Isles voyages, the ships’ new fall itineraries will offer guests more opportunities to island hop and visit multiple crystal-clear waters and sunny skies throughout the Caribbean, including NCL’s private destinations, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas and Harvest Caye in Belize. The new cruises will open for sale in February.


“The Caribbean continues to be a hotspot for our guests all around the world, especially during the fall and winter seasons,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are constantly looking to provide our guests with the best vacation possible especially from accessible homeports, and it was a no-brainer to bring two of our largest ships to sail more picturesque, tropical cruises from New Orleans and Port Canaveral, Fla.”


Norwegian Getaway, the second ship in the Breakaway Class, features 40 restaurants, bars and lounges; the Waterfront, a wrap-around walkway to take in sweeping ocean views; the Mandara Spa and Salon with a rejuvenating Thermal Suite; a variety of spacious accommodations; and world-class entertainment. The ship also offers thrilling top-deck activities for families including a sports complex, an open-air ropes course and the Aqua Park which features five multi-story waterslides, two swimming pools, four hot tubs and two drop slides, the Free Fall and the Whip, for the ultimate wet and wild fun.


As one of the largest ships in the NCL fleet with a length of 1,081 feet and guest capacity of 4,100, Norwegian Epic boasts 19 bars and lounges; 15 complimentary and specialty restaurants; an expansive Mandara Spa and Salon; the adults-only exclusive oasis, Posh Beach Club; and the thrilling Aqua Park complete with two pools, five hot tubs, three multi-story water slides, the 200-foot Epic Plunge and a kid’s pool. As the first ship to debut the revolutionary Studio Staterooms and the luxury private keycard access only enclave, The Haven by Norwegian®, Norwegian Epic also features a variety of accommodations as well as show-stopping entertainment every night including guest-favorite “Burn the Floor,” The Cavern Club and Deal or No Deal.


Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Epic’s Caribbean sailings will be available on in February, and can be booked with NCL’s value-added program, Free at Sea, which provides guests with complimentary amenities including unlimited open bar; free Wi-Fi; specialty dining and shore excursion credits; and free airfare for the second guest on select cruises.


For more information about Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning 19-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit


About Norwegian Cruise Line


As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 57 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 19 contemporary ships sail to 450 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination, Harvest Caye, in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, club balcony suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the NCL Newsroom and follow Norwegian Cruise Line on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter @CruiseNorwegian.


Norwegian Cruise Line is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH). To learn more, visit