NCL-Norwegian celebrates the Great Cruise Comeback's completion with Norwegian Spirit

   May 10, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line on Monday, May 9, celebrated the completion of its Great Cruise Comeback with the voyage of Norwegian Spirit, the 17th and final vessel in its fleet to restart service.

NCL’s return to service following a 500-day pause started with Norwegian Jade on July 25, 2021, sailing from Piraeus-Athens (Greece). Since then, the line has systematically relaunched its cruise ships around the world, welcoming passengers and crew aboard.

Norwegian Spirit, sporting an extensive US$100+ million revitalization, is due to be sailing through the South Pacific, visiting 8 ports in 12 days, with departures from the Island of Tahiti.

Itinerary highlights feature a journey to Bora Bora Island (Society Islands, French Polynesia), where passengers can enjoy snorkeling. They can venture to Raiatea (Uturoa, French Polynesia), considered the most sacred isle in the South Pacific, where travelers can spend the afternoon exploring rainforests and the extinct volcano, Mount Temehani.

Norwegian Spirit cruise ship

The itinerary also features other destinations for vacationers to experience, like Nawiliwili (Lihue, Kauai Island, Hawaii). Nicknamed “The Garden Island,” passengers can admire views of the Kokee Mountains and stop at Fern Grotto, a lava-rock cave covered with tropical flora.

The voyage departed from Papeete (Tahiti Island, French Polynesia) on May 7 and is scheduled to disembark on May 19 in Honolulu (Oahu Island, Hawaii).