Largest-ever Asia-Pacific presence for NCL

Norwegian Sky, alongside Norwegian Sun and Spirit, will be deployed in Asia for the first time

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 57-year history of breaking boundaries, has launched over 30 new port-intensive cruises across Asia Pacific,  Australia and New Zealand, for a total of 85 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 bucket-list worthy voyages from 15 departure ports, including Auckland, New Zealand; Bali (Benoa) Indonesia; Bangkok (Laem Chabang); Manila, Phillippines; 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 summer cruises in Asia, offering guests more choices to discover the diverse scenery, culture and culinary delights of the region.

Asia is of growing interest among travellers, with the Asia-Pacific region set to be the primary driver of travel growth, up 20 per cent over 2023.

With top destinations in Asia like Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei City, Taiwan and Hong Kongin, NCL is living up to its commitment to deliver  immersive port-rich itineraries to these cities and more.

“Our company is committed to delivering more opportunities for our guests to explore the world with remarkable vacation experiences…and having lived in Asia with my family, I can attest to it being one of those unforgettable places,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. 

“With the increased interest in more immersive and exotic itineraries, we are excited to expand our season and offer additional ships to cater to travellers looking to uncover the most sought-out cities in the region, but also those less discovered. Countries in Asia Pacific provide unmatched diversity, from so many captivating cultures across Asia to island-hopping in the South Pacific and the rugged natural beauty of Australia and New Zealand. Now, with more voyages, choice of ships and departure ports to choose from, guests can curate their vacation to this region their way.”

Guests looking to maximise their Asia Pacific cruise adventure can take advantage of NCL’s Free at Sea programme, which delivers more value with holiday enhancing benefits including specialty dining credits, unlimited beverage package, shore excursion credits, Wi-Fi minutes and more; as well as extend their holiday with one of NCL’s Cruisetours in Auckland, New Zealand; Taipei, Taiwan; as well as Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.