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Big Changes in Itinerary For One Norwegian Cruise Line Ship

Citing sustainability, Norwegian Cruise Line has dramatically altered the June 8, 2023 itinerary of Norwegian Sky

The itinerary for this sailing of Norwegian Sky is a 10-night round trip sailing from Miami. It includes the cruise line’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Johns, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, and Puerto Plata. However, guests have been notified of changes via email. 

The ports of call are all the same, but the itinerary has been dramatically changed and rearranged. The first change is the port of Great Stirrup Cay has been moved from the first port of call to the last and Puerto Plata has been moved from the end of the cruise to the beginning. 

All of the rest of the ports of call remain on the same day as scheduled, but have had their port visit times adjusted. With the exception of Puerto Plata whose visit has been lengthened by an hour, every port now has a shorter visit time. These shortened visit times range from 30 minutes to four hours. 

A total of 14 hours in port has been removed from the itinerary. This is more than a full day of port visit time. Shore tour offerings will be impacted along with already booked excursions. 

Excursions already booked through Norwegian Cruise Line are being automatically adjusted and guests do not need to worry about those. If guests booked excursions through independent agents, they will need to request adjustments, ask about other options or possibly get a refund. 

These changes are being made to support Norwegian Cruise Line’s sustainability program, Sail & Sustain. 

“We are continually seeking opportunities to reduce our overall carbon footprint, and recently committed to pursuing net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our operations and value chain by 2050,” the email explained. “To support this mission, we have optimized our arrival and departure times.”

Norwegian Cruise Line has recently made similar type adjustments to Norwegian Getaway sailings in January and eight different Norwegian Joy voyages from May through August by removing Norfolk, Virginia from the itinerary completely.