Norwegian Cruise Line, a pioneer in global cruise travel, has recently announced that it will deploy three ships to the Asia Pacific for the very first time in 2024 and 2025. This move demonstrates the brand’s long-term commitment to the region, as it continues to be an essential source market and destination. The three ships that will be cruising Asia include Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sun, and Norwegian Sky, tripling the line’s offering in the region.
Norwegian Spirit will return to Australia and New Zealand for her third consecutive season, while Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky will both make their debut in Asia, offering an extensive eight-month season from October 2024 through May 2025. Both ships are more intimate, allowing for port-rich and country-intensive itineraries that typically feature one or fewer sea days, maximizing guests’ time on the ground.
The expanded presence of Norwegian Cruise Line in the Asia Pacific will provide guests from all over the world with more choices than ever before to explore this stunning region, and more Australian guests will have the opportunity to experience the NCL difference while cruising from their very own doorstep.
Among the highlights of the upcoming cruises is Norwegian Spirit’s brand-new sailing from Australia to Asia, a 14-day cruise in December 2024 via the Great Barrier Reef, which includes an extended overnight stay in Bali. Additionally, Norwegian Spirit will make the Brand’s first port of call to Rarotonga, Cook Islands, in November 2025.
Moreover, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky will offer guests an extensive range of country-intensive Asia cruises, taking them deeper into captivating destinations in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Norwegian Sun will make the Brand’s very first port of call to Akita, Japan, in October 2024.
The Asia Pacific region is an increasingly popular destination for cruise travellers, and the expansion of Norwegian Cruise Line’s offerings in the region is welcome news for cruise enthusiasts. This announcement highlights the brand’s commitment to providing guests with an exceptional cruising experience while exploring new destinations.
For more information on these exciting cruises, contact your professional travel manager. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be among the first to experience Norwegian Cruise Line’s Asia Pacific offerings.
WRITTEN BY: JILL WALSH