Norwegian to Resume Sailing in Asia with
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will resume sailing
in Asia after a three-year hiatus when the newly revitalised
Norwegian Jewel makes her grand return to Tokyo on 19 October,
followed by Singapore on 11 November 2023.
Norwegian Jewel’s extensive six-month Asia season
will offer 16 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:
- Manila, Boracay, Palawan and Salomague,
- Bintan Island, Indonesia; and
- Hualien, Taiwan.
“After more than three years, we’re counting down
to our return to Asia cruising once again!” said Ben Angell, NCL
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
show stopping musical acts and entertainment to a myriad of dining
options that would delight any palette.”
A focus on destination-immersion means that guests will
have 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 (Saigon), Vietnam, as well as extended overnight stays in
places that come alive at night, such as Phuket, Osaka and Bali (Benoa).
With capacity for 2,376 guests, Norwegian Jewel
features 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.
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 accommodation, including staterooms, suites and
The ultimate luxury can be found in The Haven
which is located at the top of the ship and houses NCL’s most elevated suites
(pictured above) 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
Asia season highlights include:
- 11-day Asia: Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
cruise from Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia to Bangkok (Laem
Chabang), Thailand via nine destinations, including Ho Chi Minh
(Saigon) in Vietnam, Sihanoukville in Cambodia and Koh Samui in
Thailand. Departing 11 December 2023, fares start from US$1,366.
- 11-day Asia: Osaka, Kochi, Nagoya and Himeji
cruise from Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan to Tokyo, Japan with no sea
days. 11 ports of call include Okinawa, Mt Fuji (Shimizu) and an
overnight stay in Kyoto (Osaka). Departing 29 February 2024, fares
start from US$1,849.
- 11-day Asia: Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia
cruise from Singapore to Bangkok (Laem Chabang) via Langkawi and
Penang in Malaysia as well as Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand.
Departing 5 January 2024, fares start from US$1,689.
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