The Norwegian Jewel is making waves as the first Norwegian ship to visit Asia in three years. During this six month sailing period, the ship will visit 11 different countries. This moves NCL towards their 2024-2025 goal of four ships sailing the Asian seas.
As the first ship in the NCL fleet to return to Asia in over three years, Norwegian Jewel will offer 16 itineraries, visiting 11 countries and sailing from nine different departure ports, including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan; and for the first time in Norwegian Cruise Line history Seoul, South Korea.
“Today is a milestone moment, as we return to Asia with Norwegian Jewel’s arrival to Tokyo,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We pride ourselves in delivering the best vacation experience and providing endless opportunities for our guests to explore the world…including Asia! This region delivers some of the most intriguing history, cuisine, and culture for travelers to discover, and we are thrilled to deliver a diverse selection of port-rich voyages. This market is important to us, and we are committed to servicing it in the long term.”
Cruises range in length from 10 to 14 days with an average of less than two sea days per sailing. Guests can enjoy up to 13.5 hours in iconic destinations like Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as well as extended overnight stays in places that come alive at night, such as Phuket, Thailand; Osaka, Japan; and Bali, Indonesia. The brand will also make its first calls to Manila, Boracay, Palawan and Salomague, Philippines; Bintan Island, Indonesia; and Hualien, Taiwan.
Expanding the fleet footprint in Asia
NCL will deploy four ships in the region during the 2024 and 2025 season. In addition to Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Spirit, Sun and Sky will also visit the area’s ports, offering guests the opportunity to explore Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.
Norwegian Sun debuts in Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific and Asia
Making its premiere, Norwegian Sun will offer a six-month Asia Pacific season, including 13 itineraries from October 2024 to April 2025, four of which have never been offered before (with Norwegian Cruise Line), including three departures from Melbourne, Australia and an Auckland, New Zealand to Bali, Indonesia sailing in March 2025.
Norwegian Spirit returns to Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific and Asia
After its maiden season, Norwegian Spirit will return to Australian and New Zealand waters for its second consecutive season from December 2023 through March 2024 for a series of sailings between Sydney and Auckland.
Norwegian Sky sails itineraries in Asia, Asia Pacific and Africa
Norwegian Sky’s four-month Asian season features seven sailings between December 2024 and March 2025. Sailings range from 10 to 17 days and include several country-immersive voyages for a deeper discovery of destinations such as the Philippines and Japan.
For guests looking to explore beyond the Norwegian Cruise Asia sailings, select offers can also be combined with a three night and four day land exploration with one of NCL’s Cruise Tours in Tokyo, Taipei and Singapore.
There is still time to book some last minute cruises this holiday season. For those willing to plan a sudden trip, some Florida sailings are being offered at 93% off.