NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced a record deployment of 3 ships to the Asia Pacific region in 2024 and 2025.
The Norwegian Spirit ship will return to Australia & New Zealand for her 3rd consecutive season, while Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky will debut in the region and also operate on Asian itineraries.
From October 2024 through to March 2025, Norwegian Spirit will offer voyages around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, including the Cook Islands, as well as a new journey to Asia. Some of Spirit's notable voyages include
one 14-day Australia: Brisbane, Cairns, Lombok & Darwin voyage from Sydney to Bali in December 2024
two South Pacific sailings between Sydney (NSW Australia) and Papeete (Tahiti, French Polynesia) in November 2024 & March 2025
one 16-day South Pacific: Fiji, Moorea & Samoa voyage from Papeete to Auckland (New Zealand) in November 2025.
Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun have an 8-month Asian season (from October 2024 through to May 2025), marking their debut in the region. With passenger capacities of 2004 and 1936, NCL's Sky and Sun ships provide an intimate sailing experience and can access small ports. Additionally, the brand will make its first call in Akita (Japan) in October 2024.
Ben Angell, MD and VP for NCL in APAC said their expanded presence in the Asia Pacific was a testament to their long-term commitment to the region and its importance to their company as both a source market and a destination.
“I’m thrilled that guests from all over the world will have more choice than ever before to explore our stunning region, and that more Australian guests will have the opportunity to experience the NCL difference while cruising from their very own doorstep.”