Norwegian Sun Completes First Season of Cuba Cruises

Norwegian Sun will complete its first season of cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral, Florida with its last sailing on Sept. 3 before moving to Miami for select sailings and then repositioning to South America for the fall/winter season.

The first and only homeported ship to cruise to Cuba from Port Canaveral, Norwegian Sun, during its summer season, welcomed more than 30,000 guests on 15 voyages on its four-day Cuba cruise itinerary with port of calls in Key West and an overnight in Havana.

Following this successful first season, Norwegian Sun will return to Port Canaveral in April 2019 with even more Cuba itineraries, offering travellers the chance to experience the warm culture and people of the Caribbean island through a variety of Office of Foreign Assets Control compliant excursions available through Norwegian Cruise Line.

“Since we first sailed to Cuba in 2017 from Miami, it has become one of our most popular destinations,” said NCL president Andy Stuart. “Norwegian Sun last homeported in Port Canaveral in the 2011/2012 fall/winter season and we were excited to return and showcase her latest enhancements and offer a new itinerary in the region.”

Port Canaveral was Norwegian Sun’s first homeport, following a three-week, bow-to-stern renovation in April. Built in 2001, Norwegian Sun now features refreshed staterooms and public spaces, and boasts three new venues including Los Lobos Cantina, a Mexican restaurant offering a modern take on traditional favorites; Bliss Ultra Lounge, a new bar and nightclub; and Spinnaker Lounge, featuring a larger than life dance floor.

All 968 staterooms were upgraded with smart televisions and USB ports as well as new carpet, artwork and select furniture.

The renovations also touched dining outlets and public spaces including Cagney’s, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Teppanyaki, the Mandara Spa, Stardust Lounge Theater, Splash Academy and more.


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