Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is selling £149 cruise-only itineraries out of Miami on Norwegian Sky for the first time through the UK trade.
The ship, which has just been refurbished, features in NCL’s new UK 2010 programme and has traditionally only been sold to the US market. The cruiseline is now selling through UK agents because of the low prices on offer, said a spokeswoman.
It is offering three-night Bahamas itineraries out of Miami for £149 per person cruise-only.
General manager UK Stephen Park said: “These short itineraries are an excellent way for families, friends and couples to test the water with cruising, and with such low prices, they offer exceptional value.”
The decision to proactively sell the ship through the UK trade follows complete refurbishment of the ship, including a larger dance floor in Dazzles Bar and Nightclub, upgrades to 14 suites and the addition of three staterooms.
There are also new food stations in the Garden Cafe, the Italian restaurant, Il Adagio has been refurbished, and the 1,000 seats in the Stardust Theatre have been reupholstered. The seating in the Atrium has also been reupholstered, and murals around the swimming pool area repainted.
Norwegian Sky departs Miami on Mondays, sailing four-night Bahamas cruises with full-day stops in Grand Bahamas Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. There is also a Friday-Monday three-night weekend getaway out of Miami, with all-day stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.
The ship has more than 240 balcony staterooms, six restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, two pools, entertainment and children’s areas, and a sports deck.