What to buy now NCL sets sail again in Hong Kong from 2022 By TTG Asia / Posted on 28 June, 2021 18:05 Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will restart cruises from Hong Kong in 2022, with a collection of itineraries aboard Norwegian Sun. The 2,000-guest ship features elegant design, alongside bright and open spaces, following a recent bow-to-stern refurbishment. For those seeking close-to-home convenience, Norwegian Sun debuts in Hong Kong from 2022 For Lunar New Year 2022, NCL has curated a five-day Japan Round Trip Cruise from Hong Kong to Japan. Guests can explore the scenic island of Naha, including the limestone caves of Ryukyu village, and indulge in traditional Okinawan flavours that blend Chinese and South-east Asian influences during an extended overnight stay. The 11-day Asia Cruise will journey to three South-east Asian destinations. The voyage will begin in Bangkok, where guests will weave through golden temples before embarking on a river boat journey down the Chao Phrya, past the Royal Palace and floating markets. The journey continues in Singapore where guests can experience the country’s melting pot of cuisine, innovative architecture as well as colonial history. Over in Vietnam, highlights include an exploration of the unique cultures of Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Hanoi – from iconic local street food and rickshaw rides to the natural beauty of untouched beaches and wild jungles, before finally disembarking in Hong Kong. For an in-depth adventure, NCL’s 16-day Transpacific sailing from Tokyo to Seattle promises an experience like no other, starting with the bright lights and city life of Tokyo, to the unique town of Petropavlovsk in Russia, then across the International Date Line to multiple ports of Alaska before arriving in Seattle, Washington. In preparation for its long-awaited global return to service in July, NCL has put in place rigorous Sail Safe protocols to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew and the communities it visits. NCL said in a press release that it has spent the past year further developing and refining those protocols, using the latest scientific findings and expert advice. NCL’s Sail Safe Health and Safety programme is founded on three pillars: safety for guests and crew with vaccination requirements for all cruises departing through October 31, 2021, universal Covid-19 testing and enhanced health screening protocols; safety aboard with medical-grade air filtration, increased sanitation measures and enhanced medical resources – including a dedicated public health officer on each ship; and safety ashore through the collaboration with land-based tour operator partners to extend health and safety measures to each destination.