Norwegian Cruise Line expands collection of European cruisetours

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    Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the expansion of its European collection to provide more choice, value, and destinations.

    The new NCL additions are available in 11 ports through November 2025 and combine select sailings with multi-day immersive land exploration for a seamless cruise holiday experience.

    Lisbon, Portugal has just been added to the collection of NCL’s pre-cruise land programs, which are also available in iconic cities including Athens, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Istanbul, Turkey; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Reykjavik, Iceland; Rome and Venice, Italy, and Tromso; Norway.

    Lisbon, Portugal.

    Lisbon, Portugal.

    “As the leader in Europe for contemporary cruising, we are continually looking to create innovative and meaningful experiences for our guests,” vice president and managing director NCL APAC, Ben Angell, said. “Our expanded Cruisetour land programs provide even more opportunities for our guests to explore, with the flexibility and choice to travel their own way.

    “We continue to see demand for cruising in Europe go from strength to strength, not only because of the incredible value and convenience we offer but also the extensive choice of immersive itineraries, departure ports and ships.”

    Tower of London and Garden of England

    This combines the four-day London program with an 11-day northern Europe adventure that visits four countries and nine bucket-list destinations, including Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Bergen, Geiranger and Alesund in Norway followed by three stops in Iceland including Akureyri, Isafjordur and overnight in Reykjavik.

    London cruisetour.

    London cruisetour.

    Rome and Etruria

    The immersive 13-day cruisetour take guests to explore the city over three days to soak up the Eternal city with highlights including the Colosseum, Venice Square, Trevi Fountain, Necropolis, and a local wine tasting experience. Followed by a 10-day Mediterranean sailing on Norwegian Epic visiting a new port every day including Santorini, Mykonos, Athens (Piraeus), and Corfu in Greece; Valletta, Malta; Messina (Sicily), Naples, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), and Rome (Civitavecchia) in Italy; and Cannes, France.

    Family on tour in Rome.

    Family on tour in Rome.

    Venice

    The four-day Venice program is paired with a 10-day Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Breakaway visiting six countries and 10 iconic ports including Venice (Trieste), Italy; Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Messina (Sicily), Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Cannes, France; Palma (Majorca) and Barcelona, Spain.

    View of Venice Grand Canal.Image of Grand Canal in Venice, with Santa Maria della Salute Basilica in the background.

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