Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) returns to Asia for the 2023-2024 cruise season, featuring 12 sailings ranging from 10 to 12 days on board Norwegian Jewel following a 16-day repositioning cruise from Seattle, Washington in the US to Tokyo, Japan.
Operating from October 2023 to March 2024, departure ports will comprise Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan; Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia; Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand; Bali (Benoa), Indonesia; and Seoul (Incheon), South Korea.
NCL will also make first-ever visits to four ports in the region – Puerto Princesa, Boracay, Salomague in the Philippines, and Hualien in Taiwan.
Norwegian Jewel’s port-intensive Asia itineraries mostly include less than two sea-days per cruise, as well as multiple late-night departures and overnight calls on select itineraries in Osaka, Japan; Singapore; and Phuket, Thailand.
Almost all cruises are open-jaw, allowing travellers to book-end their voyage with land explorations in different destinations.
“We’re thrilled to return to Asia and to reaffirm our commitment to one of the most sought-after cruise destinations around the world,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of NCL.
“Asia is a key source market, and our return allows our guests from Asia the freedom to sail with us from their doorstep. We couldn’t be more pleased to make our long-awaited return to this uniquely diverse and culturally rich region with Norwegian Jewel, a ship we already know is incredibly popular in Asia.”