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The 6 Best Cruise Destinations for Your 2019 Vacation

Norwegian Cruise Line is opening the doors to exciting vacations abroad – and you only need to choose your dream destination

With top-notch service, exciting entertainment, day trips to diverse destinations and opportunities for other immersive expeditions, cruising is truly a culture, which opens the doors to a wide variety of adventures for all kinds of people. From a single, floating hub, you can soak up some sun, see new sites, take in a show (or two), sample exquisite eats and treats in up to 27 cosmopolitan venues, with the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Cruising, which means no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. With Norwegian Cruise Line, you can go your way and truly Feel Free at sea.

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If planning a trip abroad this year - try to mix things up a bit and plan a cruise trip to one of these six destinations:

The Western Mediterranean

Set sail and prepare to experience an unforgettable week aboard one of the world's greatest ships, which will take you to see some of the world's Historic cities. The Western Mediterranean is home to glistening seas and land sights that perfectly intertwine art, history and culture. From the echoes of ancient gladiators in the Roman Colosseum, to the stunningly ornate cathedrals and castles of Naples, and the ancient cobblestone streets of Palma de Majorca, the Western Mediterranean is the heart of fun and frolicking for singles, couples and families. And on Norwegian Cruise Line’s 7-day sailing of the Western Mediterranean, embarking from either Rome (Civitavecchia) or Barcelona on board Norwegian Epic, you’ll get all that - and much more.

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For more information: The Western Mediterranean Cruise

Northern Europe and the Baltics

Rediscover Old World Charm whilst surrounded by modern day comforts, as you sail around Northern Europe and the Baltics in luxury. Disembark for day trips in Scandinavia, Russia, Helsinki and Copenhagen and find yourself immersed in awe-inspiring culture, Art Nouveau architecture and local cuisine. While sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line, you’ll enjoy the best modern luxuries, such as restaurants, shows and spa treatments, leaving you simultaneously relaxed and invigorated for some adventurous land exploring. The Norwegian Getaway 9-day cruise of Scandinavia, Russia and Baltic, departing from Copenhagen is truly an experience of a lifetime.

For more information: Northern Europe and the Baltics cruise  

The Western Caribbean

Cruising the Caribbean is a great way to warm your body and soul, especially in winter. Sail year round from sun-soaked Miami to the calm waters of the Western Caribbean, where land expeditions might include climbing a waterfall in Ocho Rios, riding horse-back in Aruba, or nursing a mojito with friends to the beat of catchy calypso music. As the Caribbean’s leading cruise line for six years running as voted for by the World Travel Awards, Norwegian enables you to truly feel free at sea and discover why the Caribbean has long been hailed as Paradise. And with Norwegian’s idyllic private island paradise Harvest Caye, you can truly relax and soak up some much needed sun. A 7-day cruise departing from Miami that has something for everyone!

For more information:  The Western Caribbean cruise

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The Southern Caribbean

Did we mention that we love cruising the Caribbean?! The area’s southern region is yet another cruising hotspot. And with Norwegian Cruise Line’s 14-day cruise of the Southern Caribbean, departing from New York, you’ll be free to enjoy a cruise that gives you the time to explore more, experience different cultures and cuisine and recharge. Start off by visiting noted NYC attractions, before bidding adieu to the regular hustle and bustle and head off towards Barbados, St.Lucia, Aruba, and more, where you’ll unwind on white-sand beaches or kayak along the crystal clear waters and abundant coral reefs, the choice is yours!

For more information: The Southern Caribbean cruise

The Greek Isles

The Greek Isles are the ideal destination for discovering history, stunning architecture and more - and what better way to tour the region than on an exciting cruise! With so many sights to see and so many amenities on-board, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice as to whether disembark and take a shore excursion tour, or remain on-board and relax in the sun. But if you do decide to head landwards, be sure to visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of Santorini. Climb up the magnificent Acropolis in Athens and view the majestic Parthenon, and take a stab at "propping up" the leaning tower in nearby Pisa, Italy - all made possible while on Norwegian Getaway’s 10-day cruise of the Greek Isles, departing from Rome.

For more information:  The Greek Isles cruise

Alaska

Much has always eluded us about the enigma that is the ‘Final Frontier’ of Alaska. But now, with Norwegian Cruise Line’s 7-day cruise of Alaska, departing from Seattle, you can experience the far-off US State from up-close.The icy fjords and boundless plains will excite the young and old alike, as 30-ton whales swim below the catamaran and couples toast each other and their love from the top deck. This tour, its amenities, services and sights, are sure to thrill - and leave you with a taste for more.

For more information: Alaska cruise

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Cruise now your way and see the world

For over 50 years, Norwegian Cruise Line has continuously endeavored to innovate cruise travel by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise holidays. With no set dining times and offering a variety of award-winning entertainment options and a relaxed dress code, Norwegian sets the standard for high-quality ocean travel at a price guests can afford. With its various dining, beverage, activity and even photo memory packages, Norwegian invites its guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise holiday on 16 of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea, headed to multiple exciting destinations worldwide.

Indulge yourself at one of the cruise ship’s many specialty restaurants, dinner-and-show combinations, spas, arcades, pools, aqua parks, or the largest race track at sea. You will create memories to last a lifetime.

Why Cruise Norwegian?

And families: prepare to delight! With Norwegian Cruise Line, all travelers - regardless of their age - are poised to have a great time. Take advantage of Norwegian’s youth programs, from cupcake decorating and dodgeball, to circus school and more. You and your kids can have a blast together, or allow them the freedom to play with their peers while you enjoy more adult activities, knowing they’ll be well cared for and entertained until your return.

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A wide variety of destinations and lines

Hailed for its on-board hospitality, Norwegian has received multiple industry accolades over the years. Norwegian was recently named "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" for the eleventh consecutive year, "World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line" for the seventh consecutive year, the "Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line" for the sixth consecutive year, as well as "World's Leading Cruise Line" and "North America's Leading Cruise Line" both for the third straight year by the World Travel Awards. Norwegian will continue to defend these titles in 2019 by introducing an additional new "Breakaway Plus" Class cruise ship Norwegian Encore and launching six ships in Europe, enabling vacationers to enjoy greater freedom to choose and travel than ever before!

Sail away with NCL today

With Norwegian Cruise Line, your greatest vacation dream at any of the top cruise destinations can easily become reality. And now, for a limited time only, book your cruise in an Oceanview or higher category stateroom and your travel partner sharing the stateroom with you will pay just 50% of the cruise fare! Both of you will get to experience the best of Norwegian’s dining, entertainment, leisure activities and more. The offer is only valid until 28 February 2019, so book now while the offer lasts! With 121 countries and over 323 ports around the world, endless fun at sea is in your reach, with Norwegian Cruise Line at the helm.

For more information and to book your next best vacation, visit the NCL website.