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Summer Cruises

Are you trying to decide where to plan your next summer vacation? Why not book a cruise with Norwegian? Choose from numerous itineraries this summer, including The Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Greek Isles. However, not all summer cruise itineraries are headed to the warmer parts of the world. For travelers looking to cool down on their cruise, consider cold-weather destinations like Alaska or Iceland.

With so many options to choose from, narrowing down your top picks may be the most challenging part of planning your 2023 summer cruise vacation. If you need some travel planning inspiration, here's a look at some of the destinations you can visit next summer.

Ready to start planning? Explore all 2023 summer cruises.

Visit Alaska this summer
Visit Alaska this summer.

2023 Summer Cruises to Alaska

Unlike some other destinations that you can cruise to during different seasons, summer is really the only time to visit Alaska. The Alaskan cruise season kicks off in May and ends in early September. Norwegian offers cruises to Alaska in 2023 that visit popular destinations such as Juneau, Ketchikan, and more. In Juneau, hike up the Mendenhall Glacier or take a boat to see Tracy Arm Fjord. In Ketchikan, keep your eyes open for bald eagles on local Sitka trees.

If Glacier Bay is on your list, look for an itinerary that includes a day of cruising through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

See Iceland with Norwegian
See Iceland with Norwegian.

2023 Summer Cruises to Greenland & Iceland

Travelers wanting to explore some arctic destinations should book a 2023 cruise to Greenland & Iceland. You'll cruise to some of the most remote parts of these islands. Depart from Reykjavik and cruise to quaint fishing villages and remote Icelandic towns before making your way to even more remote landscapes in Greenland.

There's no shortage of incredible excursions on these itineraries. Spend your days whale watching, looking out for polar bears and puffins, soaking in hot springs, and more. You'll see glaciers and icebergs, stunning mountainous landscapes, and experience 24 hours of daylight, depending on when you are there.

You can find more Iceland cruise options, including itineraries that stop in other parts of Northern Europe when you search Norwegian's selection of extraordinary journeys.

Escape to Bermuda this summer on Norwegian Joy
Escape to Bermuda this summer on Norwegian Joy.

2023 Summer Cruises to Bermuda

Bermuda is a great summer cruise getaway, especially for travelers based on the East Coast. Norwegian offers a large selection of cruises to Bermuda in 2023 that include one or more overnights departing from New York and Boston. When you're in Bermuda, relax on the famous pink sand beaches or participate in water sports. Explore some fascinating historical sights, visit the maritime museum, and shop at the local craft markets.

2023 Summer Cruises to Bahamas

Norwegian offers several Bahamas-only cruises if you are looking for a quick getaway. All Norwegian Bahamas cruises in 2023 include a day at Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island reserved for our cruise passengers. The island offers plenty of activities, and you can even take an excursion to a nearby island to see the famous swimming pigs. If you want to visit Great Stirrup Cay in addition to other islands, look for a Caribbean cruise itinerary that includes the Bahamas.

Spend your summer visiting the Mediterranean
Spend your summer visiting the Mediterranean.

2023 Summer Cruises to the Mediterranean

Cruise the Mediterranean if you're looking for the best European beaches and sun on your summer cruise. Norwegian offers a wide variety of European summer cruises depending on what you want to see or do. Choose a Greek Isles cruise to visit some of the most photographed islands, like Santorini and Mykonos. If it's historical sights you're after, consider a cruise that visits destinations like Rome, Barcelona, Florence, and Naples. You can visit world-famous landmarks such as the Roman Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, La Sagrada Familia, or Pompeii.

2023 Summer Cruises to The Caribbean

Norwegian offers several Caribbean cruise options for the summer months, including travels to destinations like the Dominican Republic, Antigua, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and St. Maarten. Spend your days snorkeling or diving, visiting important historical sights, and tasting some delicious Caribbean cuisine. Each island nation has its own specialties. If you're legal drinking age, you can visit Caribbean rum distilleries too.

2023 Summer Cruises to Northern Europe

If you opt for a Northern Europe cruise, some itineraries include Scandinavia, the Baltic region, and the British Isles. Undecided which part of Northern Europe you want to visit? Consider a cruise that sees a wide range of destinations, including Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, and England. You'll get a mix of incredible arctic landscapes, Norwegian fjords, and picturesque cityscapes.

Visit Northern Europe this summer
Visit Northern Europe this summer.

2023 Summer Cruises to the Pacific Coast

For travelers on the West Coast, consider a Pacific Coast cruise that departs from Los Angeles and stops in San Francisco and Vancouver. Spend your day in San Francisco exploring the city's iconic landmarks and attractions, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Fishermen's Wharf. Work up an appetite and try local seafood, the famous sourdough bread, and more. California's award-winning wine regions of Napa and Sonoma are a short drive away.

With so many 2023 summer cruises available, narrowing your options can take time. While you are planning your summer holiday, don't forget to sign up for Norwegian's cruise deals. You'll get the latest specials and discounts emailed to you. This way, you won't miss out on any upcoming deals when you're ready to book.