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Norwegian bringing new ship to Tampa port in 2016

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A new cruise ship will sail into Tampa in 2016.

Norwegian Cruise Line is bring its 2,402-passenger, 965-foot Norwegian Jade to Port Tampa Bay in the fall of 2016, according to a release.

The ship, built in 2006, will replace Norwegian Star and will cruise to new Caribbean destinations, including Havest Caye, Belize.

“We have strong demand from our guests to sail from Tampa, and are excited to offer a variety of itineraries next fall, including new 10- and 11-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, as well as Western Caribbean sailings,” Andy Stuart, Norwegian president and COO, said in a release.

The ship will sail a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise that departs on Sundays to Cozumel and Costa May, Mexico; Roatan (Bay Islands) Honduras; and Harvest Caye, Belize.

The cruise line will also offer two eight-day holiday sailings in December and will offer 10 and 11 day Eastern Caribbean cruises, marking the first time Norwegian has offered sailings longer than a week.

“Port Tampa Bay is excited that Norwegian Cruise Line is bringing the gorgeous Norwegian Jade to home port in Tampa in 2016,” said Paul Anderson, port president and CEO. “Norwegian has been an outstanding cruise partner, and we will look forward to many more years of welcoming them as an important part of our robust cruise business.”

By The Tampa Tribune

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