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Port Tampa Bay Welcomes Norwegian Jade for the 2016-17 Winter Cruise Season

The 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade will home port in Tampa from December 2016 through April 2017
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Port Tampa Bay officials on December 11 welcomed Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade to her new cruise homeport for the 2016-2017 fall/winter cruise season.  

The 2,402-passenger ship, which replaces the Norwegian Star from last cruise season, will sail a 7-day Western Caribbean itinerary departing on Sundays to Cozumel and Costa May (Mexico), Roatán (Honduras), and Harvest Caye (Belize). In addition, Norwegian Jade will also offer two 8-day Western Caribbean holiday excursions this month to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatán, Harvest Caye, and Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala).

For the first time, NCL will be offering Tampa-based sailings longer than a week, with two 10-day and two 11-day Eastern Caribbean cruises on Norwegian Jade. The 10-day itineraries, departing January 16 and March 19, visit Key West (Florida), Tortola (British Virgin Islands), St. John’s (Antigua), Philipsburg (St. Maarten), and San Juan (Puerto Rico). The 11-day itineraries, scheduled for January 25 and March 29, will call Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Cozumel, George Town (Grand Cayman), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) or Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and San Juan.

"Port Tampa Bay is excited that Norwegian Cruise Line has brought the gorgeous Norwegian Jade to homeport in Tampa, offering passengers some impressive new Caribbean destination options, as well as longer cruises from our port," said Port President Paul Anderson. "Norwegian is an outstanding cruise partner, and we look forward to many more years of welcoming them as an important part of our robust cruise business."


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