Norwegian Sky will be one of two Norwegian ships homeporting from Maryland, USA, this autumn/winter
Norwegian Cruise Line has begun sailing autumn and winter itineraries to Canada and New England, Bermuda and the Caribbean from The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore in Maryland, USA, for the first time.
“Norwegian is one of the top cruise lines in the world, and they recognise that Maryland's Port of Baltimore is an amazing partner, offering convenient access and outstanding service,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Maryland transportation secretary. “The arrival of Norwegian Cruise Line heightens the impact of cruising as an economic engine for our state. The industry already generates nearly 400 jobs and $63 million in annual local business revenues.”
Norwegian Sky’s inaugural voyage from the Port of Baltimore took place on 1 September, with a 10-day Canada and New England cruise, while Norwegian Sun will sail a five-day Bermuda cruise followed by three 12-day voyages to the Caribbean in November.
“Today marks a history-making moment for Norwegian Cruise Line, as we sail from the vibrant city of Baltimore for the first time,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Our voyages from the Port of Baltimore offer guests the best that cruising on the East Coast has to offer, with a convenient homeport option that allows them to experience both the breathtaking fall foliage of Canada and New England and warm weather winter escapes in Bermuda and the Caribbean. As we continue to grow our fleet of now 19 ships, we actively look for new opportunities and communities to introduce the Norwegian Cruise Line experience.”