CruiseNorwegian Cruise Line's more ‘intimate’ ships – Spirit, Sun and Sky – will explore Asia Pacific for the first time in 2024/25.

NCL promises new country-intensive sailings in Asia

Norwegian Sun’s size will allow more time in smaller ports, less days at sea.
Norwegian Sun’s size will allow more time in smaller ports, less days at sea.

Three Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ships – Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky – will come sailing into Asia Pacific in 2024 and 2025, marking a first for the company.

Sister ships Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky will both make their debut in Asia, offering an extensive eight-month season from October 2024 through May 2025.

Both more intimate ships with a capacity of 1,936 and 2,004 passengers, respectively, Norwegian Sun and Sky can access smaller ports, allowing port-rich and country-intensive itineraries that typically feature one or fewer sea days and overnight stays to maximise guests’ time on the ground.

They will be joined in the region by Norwegian Spirit, with one dedicated Asia sailing and a repositioning cruise from Australia to Asia. Norwegian Sky will make NCL’s very first port of call to Akita, Japan, in October 2024.

“Our expanded presence in the Asia Pacific is a testament to our long-term commitment to this region and its importance to our company as both a source market and a destination,” said Ben Angell, managing director and vice president, NCL in APAC.

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