Norwegian Cruise Line Returns of Asia Cruising

Norwegian Cruise Line Returns of Asia Cruising

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 56-year history of breaking boundaries, is counting down to its much-awaited return to sailing in Asia after more than three years when the newly revitalised Norwegian Jewel makes her grand return to Tokyo on 19 October 2023, and Singapore on 11 November 2023.

“After more than three years, we’re counting down to our return to Asia cruising once again!” said Ben Angell, Norwegian Cruise Line VP and Managing Director, APAC. “We know our guests can’t wait to explore closer to home and  as a smaller ship, Norwegian Jewel is the perfect size to explore Asia’s lesser-known ports, while offering all the features we know local cruisers love, from showstopping musical acts and entertainment to a myriad of dining options that would delight any palette.”Norwegian Jewel’s extensive six-month Asia season will offer 16 immersive, port-rich itineraries visiting 11 countries and sailing from nine different departure ports, including Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan; Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan; Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand; Bali (Benoa), Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia. With cruises ranging in length from 10-14 days, the season features a number of brand firsts: NCL’s first departures from Manila, Philippines and Seoul (Incheon), South Korea, as well as six new ports of call:

A focus on destination-immersion means guests will enjoy country-intensive cruises that uncover the wonders of trending destinations like Korea, Indonesia and Japan; open-jaw itineraries that allow cruisers to book-end their trip with land tours; together with fewer sea days, longer stays in port and more overnights. Boasting an average of less than two sea days per sailing, up to 13.5 hours in 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, Osaka and Bali (Benoa) – Norwegian Jewel provides the ultimate way to explore diverse cultures closer to home.

About Norwegian Jewel

With capacity for 2,376 guests, Norwegian Jewel boasts 13 bars and 15 dining options, including three Asian restaurants: Sushi, Teppanyaki and Chin Chin, where friendly wait-staff serve up freshly prepared noodles and wok-fried dishes. Guests can get active on the sports court for a game of basketball or indulge in wellness at Mandara Spa and Thermal Suite, complete with Thalasso Therapy Pool, steam room and sauna. Show-stopping entertainment includes Rock You Tonight, a high energy production showcasing music from rock icons Queen, Journey and The Who.

The newly revitalised ship boasts completely refreshed accommodations, including staterooms, suites and bathrooms throughout, for the ultimate home away from home. And those with a taste for the finer things in life will fall in love with The Haven by Norwegian®. Located at the top of the ship, The Haven houses Norwegian Cruise Line’s most elevated suites and villas accommodating up to eight people, complete with concierge and 24-hour butler service, a private sundeck and pool exclusively for guests of The Haven.

For a limited time, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering incredible savings of up to 35% across the season.

Asia season highlights:

View Norwegian Jewel’s Asia itineraries here.

For more information or to book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, please contact a travel professional; call Norwegian Cruise Line in Australia on 1300 255 200 or in New Zealand on 0800 969 283; or visit

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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more than fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on

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