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It's a new homeport for the company in the US.

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Adding Caribbean, Bahamas Cruises From a New US Homeport

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 9, 2024

Norwegian Cruise Line is adding a new homeport next year: Jacksonville, Fla, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

The company has signed a three-year agreement to homeport its Norwegian Gem cruise port in Jacksonville, beginning in November 2025. 

The 2,394-guest-capacity ship will be home-porting seasonally in Jacksonville each year from November through April, through at least 2028. 

That will mean a new option for cruises to The Bahamas and the Caribbean — the first time NCL has home-ported in the Florida city. 

So what will the itineraries be like? NCL says Gem will be sailing a mix of 12-day and 11-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, with stops in Caribbean ports like San Juan, St Kitts, St Thomas, Puerto Plata and Antigua, among others. 

That’s along with four- and five-day cruises that will be stopping in The Bahamas, with calls on both Nassau, Norwegian’s Great Stirrup Cay destination and in Grand Bahama. 

Cruises for 2025 are already on sale, the company confirmed. 

For more, visit Norwegian Cruise Line. 

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