NCL’s SUN to homeport in Port Canaveral for Cuba cruises

Port Canaveral has been chosen by Norwegian Cruise Line to host the Norwegian Sun, which will offer all-inclusive four-day cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas beginning May 2018.

“Port Canaveral is proud of our cruise partner, NCL, and we welcome their growth plans for the future,” said Port CEO Captain John Murray. “Today’s announcement validates the Port’s on-going investments in state-of-the art facilities and continuous improvement in cruise operations. Our record numbers of passenger movements year after year, demonstrates we are working hard and meeting the expectations of today’s largest and most sophisticated cruise ships.”

Following a dry dock enhancement, the Norwegian Sun will re-position to Port Canaveral to begin her summer 2018 sailing season. The Norwegian Sun will be berthed at the Port’s newly remodeled Cruise Terminal 10, in which the Port invested more than $35 million in renovations in 2016. All guests sailing aboard the Norwegian Sun’s Cuba or Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral will enjoy unlimited complimentary beverages included in their cruise fare as a part of the ship’s all-inclusive program.

Norwegian Sun’s four-day cruises to Cuba will depart Port Canaveral each Monday, beginning May 7, 2018, and feature a call on Key West, Florida and an overnight stay in Havana, returning to Port Canaveral each Friday.

Norwegian Sun accommodates 1,936 guests with 16 dining options, 12 bars and lounges, and entertainment options for all ages. The ship will undergo a two-and-a-half week dry dock in Victoria, British Columbia as a part of the Norwegian Edge™, the brand’s revitalization program encompassing the entire guest experience, and re-enter service on April 19, 2018 where she will begin her journey to the east coast with a 17-day Panama Canal cruise departing from Seattle.





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