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Travel | The New Norwegian Spirit comes to Asia Pacific

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, is celebrating the the forthcoming arrival of Norwegian Spirit to Asia Pacific waters. The ship has recently undergone the most extensive bow-to-stern modernisation in the history of the line’s innovative fleet and is designed with the adult cruiser in mind. NCL’s new APAC itineraries allow travellers the opportunity to experience some of the world’s most exotic destinations, ranging from pristine vistas of New Zealand and the hidden gems of Japan to the cultural paradise of China as well as the bustling vibrancy of Thailand.  

Norwegian Spirit’s 2022 sailing season offers a collection of port intensive itineraries departing from the likes of Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and Auckland, destinations that will reveal breathtaking beauty to even the most well-travelled. From strolling through the imposing Osaka Castle Park with its stone walls, motes and sprawling garden boasting hundreds of cherry trees, to cruising the scenic peaks and tree-lined cliffs of Milford Sound in New Zealand’s South Island - or visiting the colourful Pattaya Floating Market in Thailand, guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities to explore ashore.


Once onboard the all-new Norwegian Spirit, guests will experience laid-back luxury as they explore a completely enhanced ship, offering reimagined and refined adult-centric spaces, fresh staterooms and 14 new venues. Further updated elements include the second Onda by Scarpetta restaurant at sea, a doubled-in-size Mandara Spa, an expanded Pulse Fitness Center and the adult-only retreat Spice H2O. Guests can enjoy panoramic ocean views from Spinnaker Lounge, or a glass of bubbles in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar.

Norwegian Spirit boasts 10 bars and lounges and 14 dining options – from Teppanyaki, an NCL guest favourite, to fine French fare in Le Bistro or mouthwatering meats in Cagney’s Steakhouse, guests of all tastes will discover their inner foodie. For culinary connoisseurs, dining on exquisite Italian dishes in the second Onda by Scarpetta at sea will be a must. 


Guests will be mesmerised with NCL’s award-winning entertainment including Palace of Lights; a vibrant musical set in 1950s Cuba and Elements; a visual feast of flying, dance and magic, this dazzling show will revel in the four elements of Earth, Air, Water & Fire.

After a day of exploring ashore, guests can relax in one of Norwegian Spirit’s reimagined staterooms, with a variety of different accommodation options available. 


For a limited time, guests will also receive all five choices from NCL’s popular ‘Free at Sea’ offer, including a free beverage package, free shore excursion credit, free specialty dining package, free Wi-Fi package and access to NCL’s ‘3rd and 4th’ guest sail at a reduced rate’ (on select sailings). Latitudes members will receive an additional 15% off. Furthermore, guests that place their bookings on or before 5 October 2020 can also take advantage of the ‘Buy 1st Guest and Get the 2nd Guest 50% Off’ offer on select sailings and enjoy more for less.


“Quality close to home holiday experiences are keenly sought after, and we are thrilled to help awaken the spirit of Asian travellers eager to plan a dream cruise holiday and spread their wings in their own backyard,” said Ben Angell, Norwegian Cruise Line Vice President and Managing Director, APAC.


“We are delighted to launch the 2022 sailing season of the all-new Norwegian Spirit with such a strong special offer. One of our more intimate ships - completely modernised with the adult traveller in mind - cruisers can discover the laid-back luxury and immersive itineraries that set Norwegian Spirit apart,” Mr Angell concluded.


Itinerary highlights for Norwegian Spirit’s 2022 sailing season include:


·       The 12-Day Asia from Tokyo to Hong Kong: Japan & China voyage, departing 8 May 2022, invites guests to uncover the hidden gems of Japan and China, encompassing of a wide range of lush ports that include Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Beijing and Shanghai.

·       NCL’s 11-Day Asia from Singapore to Hong Kong: Hanoi, Nha Trang & Bangkok itinerary, departing 21 October 2022, allows for guests to cruise through some of Asia’s most scenic destinations, visiting a spectacular array of ports including Ko Samui, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Danang, Hanoi and an overnight stay in Bangkok.

·       Norwegian Spirit’s 10-day Australia and New Zealand from Auckland voyage, departing February 21 2022, gives guests the opportunity of a lifetime to discover the renowned Milford Sound, with this itinerary also visiting several eye-catching ports including Tauranga, Napier, Wellington and Akaroa for an immersive New Zealand cruise experience.

·       NCL’s 12-Day Australia and New Zealand from Auckland to Sydney itinerary, departing Auckland on 4 January 2022, allows for guests to cruise through some of Australia and New Zealand’s most scenic destinations, visiting a variety of colorful ports including Lyttelton, Dunedin (Port Chalmers), Burnie, Eden and an overnight stay in Melbourne. 


In addition to curating a collection of brand new, immersive itineraries for sailing through to 2023, NCL is reaffirming its position as an industry leader through the introduction of a raft of enhanced health and safety measures, ensuring that cruising with NCL continues to be one of the safest and most exciting ways to explore the world. Please find further details here.


To provide guests with even more freedom and flexibility, NCL recently extended its Peace of Mind cancellation policy. Guests with embarkation dates from 1 January 2021 to 31 October 2021 now have the flexibility to cancel their cruise 15 days prior to departure and receive a Future Cruise Credit, which may be applied to any sailing through 31 December 2022, or a full refund when they cancel up-to 120 days before their holiday. In addition, for all voyages through 31 March 2021, guests can provide final payment 30 days prior to embarkation versus the standard 120 days. 


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