Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing summer cruises this season in Europe with eight ships covering the Mediterranean and northern Europe including the brand new Norwegian Prima launching this summer.
Highlights of the summer season include Norwegian Epic’s 7-day cruise of the Western Mediterranean taking guests to the mellow waterfront city of Ajaccio where they can visit the house where Napoleon was born; see the historic sights of Rome and Florence on shore excursions from the Italian coast and maybe visit ancient Pompeii from Naples. Then take in glamorous Cannes and Palma.
Norwegian Gem sails from Trieste close to Venice and in just seven days takes in three iconic Greek Islands, scenic Santorini, chic Mykonos and lush Corfu with its sparkling blue coastline. By contrast, there’s Kotor set on one of the most beautiful bays in the Med and Dubrovnik where a stroll around the towering stone walls is a must for unforgettable views of the old city the sea.
The Greek Islands feature strongly in Norwegian Jade’s 7-day cruise from Piraeus, the port of Athens, including Kefalonia where the underground Lake of Melissani illuminated by scattered rays of light is a must visit, Rhodes where the fortified old city with its imposing Grand Master’s Palace should be on every visitor’s itinerary and Patmos boasting idyllic beaches and coves. Kusadasi is the gateway to the ancient Greco-Roman Ephesus with abounding ruins and archaeological excavation sites.
For a longer cruise steer your customers towards Norwegian Escape’s 10-day voyage roundtrip from Civitavecchia taking in eight ports including Athens, Valletta with is magnificent Grand Harbour and Messina on Sicily. From here it’s short hop to the picturesque town of Taormina set with a Greco-Roman theatre set against the backdrop of towering Mount Etna.