NCL strengthens presence across APAC with 24 new itineraries

  • Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) now offers 90 voyages across Asia Pacific from 15 departure ports, and calls to over 60 destinations from September 2024 through March 2026.

  • Norwegian Sky, Sun and Spirit to debut in Asia Pacific, making it NCL’s largest deployment in the region in its history.

    Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) launches 24 new port-intensive cruises across Asia, for a total of 85 Asia Pacific voyages from September 2024 through March 2026 on new-to-the-region ships – Norwegian Spirit, Sun and Sky.

    For the first time in its history, NCL will deploy the most ships in this part of the world for an extended season of voyages from 15 departure ports, including Auckland, New Zealand; Bali (Benoa), Indonesia; Bangkok (Laem Chabang); Manila, Philippines; Papeete (Tahiti), French Polynesia; Seoul (Incheon), South Korea; Singapore; Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan; Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan; Vancouver, Canada; Sydney, Melbourne and for the first time, Cairns, Australia, and Lautoka, Fiji.  This will also mark the Brand’s first Northern Hemisphere summer cruises in Asia, offering guests more choices to discover the diverse scenery, culture and culinary delights of the region.

    These new nine-to-19-day voyages offer guests an average of 10 hours in port to over 60 dream locations, including Brand-first calls to Albany, Busselton, Fremantle, Port Douglas and Townsville in Australia; Matsuyama and Niigata in Japan; Aitutaki in the Cook Islands; and Suva in Fiji.  Spanning 18 months, this season will also feature 36 overnight port stays in Asia Pacific to 11 unique places. 

    “In response to the strong demand for Asia as a destination, we are thrilled to launch 24 new immersive itineraries as part of our most extensive Asia Pacific offering to date.  Demonstrating our ongoing commitment to the region as both a destination and source market, NCL is now offering 85 Asia Pacific voyages from September 2024 through March 2026 across three ships and fifteen departure ports including Bali, Papeete, Tokyo and Singapore.” said Ben Angell, Vice President, and Managing Director Norwegian Cruise Line APAC.

    Norwegian Spirit will debut in Asia on 26 May 2024 for a 10-day Japan cruise departing from Tokyo. This December, Norwegian Sun will make her Australian debut, arriving in Brisbane and Melbourne on 18 and 21 Dec. 2024, following a leisurely 18-day French Polynesia and South Pacific sailing, which departs Papeete on 03 Dec. and visits eight ports. In addition, Norwegian Sky will debut in Asia in January 2025, offering select Japan and Southeast Asia cruises ranging from 10-to-17 days through March 2025.