Norwegian Cruise Line returns to Asia’s waters

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will return to sailing in Asia after more than three years when the revitalised Norwegian Jewel makes her grand return to Tokyo on October 19, and Singapore on November 11.‌

Its extensive six-month Asia season will offer 16 immersive, port-rich 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.‌

Norwegian Jewel will return to Japan in October; the ship at Kobe, Japan

With cruises ranging in length from 10 to 14 days, the season will also feature NCL’s first departures from the Philippines’ Manila, and South Korea’s Seoul (Incheon), as well as six new ports-of-call such as Manila, Boracay, Palawan and Salomague in the Philippines; Bintan Island, Indonesia; and Hualien, Taiwan.

With three 11-day Asia cruises, the first departs December 11 and will sail through Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Cambodia; while another itinerary departs January 5 and cruises from Singapore to Thailand’s Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui via Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia.

‌The third cruise will set sail on February 29, 2024 and will visit Taiwan and Japan destinations, with an overnight stay in Kyoto (Osaka).

‌Ben Angell, NCL vice president and managing director, APAC, said: “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.”

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