Norwegian Cruise Line unveils itineraries for 2025-2026

Guests will have the opportunity to discover Africa, Asia, South America, the Caribbean and more

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils itineraries for 2025-2026

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Viva will homeport in Galveston, Texas from December 2025 to April 2026

By Laura Hyde |

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled its 2025-2026 itineraries, including maiden port calls for several of its ships, as well as the homeports for Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Viva. 

Norwegian Sun will begin the season in Asia on 3 November 2025 with an 11-day itinerary departing from Tokyo in Japan. For the first time, the vessel will call at Jeju (Jeju Island) in South Korea and Kyoto (Kobe) in Japan, as well as calling at several other Japanese cities. It will also depart from Incheon in South Korea for the first time on 14 November 2025. From December 2025 to March 2026, the ship will offer 11- and 15-day itineraries through Southeast Asia. 

Norwegian Spirit will sail from Sydney in Australia to Auckland in New Zealand between December 2025 and March 2026. The ship will offer 11 to 14-day voyages with most itineraries calling at some of the cruise line’s most popular ports, including Melbourne, Australia and Napier and Dunedin in New Zealand. 

From December 2025 until April 2026, Norwegian Sky will offer seven, nine and 12-day roundtrip Southern Caribbean itineraries. The ship will make its debut in Cabo Rojo in the Dominican Republic on 5 January 2026 as part of a nine-day voyage. 

Norwegian Dawn will spend the autumn/winter 2025-2026 season in Africa, with embarkation ports including Cape Town in South Africa, Port Louis in Mauritius, and Doha in Qatar. The season will begin on 2 November 2025 with a 21-day repositioning cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Cape Town. NCL is offering four 12-day sailings calling at the ports of Antsiranana and Nosy Be in Madagascar, as well as an overnight stay in Richard’s Bay, South Africa. 

Norwegian Star will complete a transatlantic crossing from Lisbon, Portugal to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20 November 2025, after which it will offer South America itineraries. The ship will embark on a 17-day cruise from Rio de Janeiro on 4 December 2025, calling at ports in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile as it makes its way to the South Pole. During its visit to Antarctica, the vessel will cruise by Paradise Bay and Elephant Island, before returning to Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 21 December 2025 to 15 February 2026, the ship will cruise by Paradise Bay and Elephant Island on 14-day roundtrip sailings from Buenos Aires, which will call at Montevideo in Uruguay, Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia in Argentina, Punta Arenas in Chile and Stanley in the Falkland Islands. 

Norwegian Jade will sail cruises between 11 and 17-days long, traversing the Panama Canal from October 2025 to April 2026. These itineraries offer a variety of embarkation and disembarkation ports including Miami and Tampa in Florida, New York, and, for the first time, Callao in Peru. 

Norwegian Escape will homeport in New Orleans, USA from November 2025 until April 2026, offering seven-day roundtrip Western Caribbean voyages. It will be the first Breakaway-Plus-class ship to homeport in the city. On 1 February 2026 it will sail a 14-day Southern Caribbean itinerary, visiting for the first time Puerto Limon in Costa Rica, Colon in Panama, and Cartagena in Colombia. This itinerary is also available on 22 February. 

Meanwhile, Norwegian Viva will homeport in Galveston, Texas for the first time from December 2025 until April 2026, and will offer seven-day roundtrip Western Caribbean itineraries. On 10 January 2026, Norwegian Viva will sail a 14-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary, which will include a call to George Town in the Cayman Islands for the first-time. This itinerary is also available on 24 January. 

“In recent years, we have begun to offer more diverse and longer itinerary options, and this positive momentum is a sure sign that our guests are delighted with our offerings and are looking forward to exploring the world with us,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Our new 2025 and 2026 itineraries will bring them more of what they want and more opportunities to enjoy their ideal vacation visiting their dream destination aboard any NCL ship.” 

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