Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 56-year history of breaking boundaries, announced that, for the first time, three ships – Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sun, and Norwegian Sky – will be positioned in the Asia Pacific in 2024 and 2025, tripling NCL’s offering in the region. Norwegian Spirit will also make her third consecutive return to Australia and New Zealand.
“Our expanding presence in Asia Pacific demonstrates our long-term commitment to this region and its importance to our company as both a source market and a destination,” Ben Angell, MD and VP for NCL in APAC, said. “I’m overjoyed that passengers from all over the world will have more choices than ever to discover our stunning region and that more Asia guests will be able to experience the NCL difference while cruising just from their doorstep.”
Sister ships Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky will make their Asian debuts for the first time, delivering an eight-month season from October 2024 to May 2025. Norwegian Sun and Sky, smaller ships with 1,936 and 2,004 passenger capacity, can enter smaller ports, allowing port-rich and country-intensive itineraries that typically feature one or fewer sea days and overnight stays to maximise guests’ time on the ground. One dedicated Asia sailing and a repositioning cruise from Australia to Asia will be on offer by Norwegian Spirit. Norwegian Sky will call at Akita, Japan, for the first time in October 2024.
- A selection of coveted Japanese spring cherry blossom cruises onboard Norwegian Sky, as well as stunning Japanese autumn foliage cruises aboard Norwegian Sun
- A collection of country-intensive Asia cruises onboard Norwegian Sky and Sun, immersing visitors in fascinating places such as Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
- A 14-day Asia: Thailand, Vietnam & Indonesia cruise from Bali to Singapore in December 2024 via lesser-known Indonesian islands aboard Norwegian Spirit
- A 17-Day Asia; Maldives, Thailand & Seychelles Extraordinary Journey from Mauritius to Singapore across the Indian Ocean
Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific
Following a tremendously successful debut in Australian and New Zealand waters, Norwegian Spirit will return for a third consecutive season from October 2024 to March 2025, offering a brand-new sailing from Australia to Asia and her ever-popular 12-day open-jaw cruises between Sydney and Auckland. In addition, the ship will visit Rarotonga, Cook Islands, for the first time in November 2025.
- A 14-day Australia: Brisbane, Cairns, Lombok & Darwin cruise from Sydney to Bali in December 2024 via the remarkable Great Barrier Reef, including an extended overnight stay in Bali
- Two Extraordinary Voyages in the South Pacific between Sydney, Australia and Papeete, Tahiti, via the idyllic islands of French Polynesia, Samoa, New Caledonia and Vanuatu, departing November 2024 and March 2025
- Plus: A 16-day South Pacific: Fiji, Moorea & Samoa cruise from Papeete, Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand in November 2025, including NCL’s very first call to Rarotonga, Cook Islands
These and other sailings are now available for booking. Visit www.ncl.com for more information on NCL’s award-winning 18-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, visit www.ncl.com.
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