Norwegian Cruise Line Three Ships for Asia Pacific

Norwegian Cruise Line Three Ships for Asia Pacific

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 56-year history of breaking boundaries, today announced that for the very first time, Norwegian Cruise Line will deploy three ships – Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky – to the Asia Pacific in 2024 and 2025, tripling Norwegian Cruise Line’s offering in the region. Norwegian Spirit will also return to Australia and New Zealand for her third consecutive season.

“Our expanded presence in the Asia Pacific is a testament to our long-term commitment to this region and its importance to our company as both a source market and a destination,” said Ben Angell, MD and VP for Norwegian Cruise Line in APAC. “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 Asia guests will have the opportunity to experience the Norwegian Cruise Line difference while cruising from their very own doorstep.”


Sister ships Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky will both make their debut in Asia for the very first time, offering an extensive eight-month season from October 2024 through May 2025. Both more intimate ships at 1,936 and 2,004 guest capacity, respectively, Norwegian Sun and Sky can access smaller ports, allowing port-rich and country-intensive itineraries that typically feature one or fewer sea days and overnight stays to maximise guests’ time on the ground. They will be joined in the region by Norwegian Spirit, with one dedicated Asia sailing and a repositioning cruise from Australia to Asia. Norwegian Sky will make Norwegian Cruise Line’s very first port of call to Akita, Japan, in October 2024.

Highlights include:

  • A collection of coveted Japanese spring cherry blossom cruises aboard Norwegian Sky together with stunning Japanese autumn foliage cruises aboard Norwegian Sun

  • A suite of country-intensive Asia cruises aboard Norwegian Sky and Sun, taking guests deeper into captivating destinations in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

  • A 14-day Asia: Thailand, Vietnam & Indonesia cruise from Bali to Singapore in December 2024 via lesser-known Indonesian islands aboard Norwegian Spirit

  • A 17-Day Asia; Maldives, Thailand & Seychelles Extraordinary Journey from Mauritius to Singapore across the Indian Ocean

These sailings and more are now available to book. For more information about Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning 18-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call Hong Kong on +852 800 901 951 and Southeast Asia on +65 3165 1680 or visit

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