Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is making a splash back in the Asian
cruise scene with the deployment of the Norwegian Jewel from October
2023 to March 2024.
Norwegian Jewel will cruise around Asia, offering 12 voyages ranging
from 10- to 12-day sailings and even a 16-day Extraordinary Journey that
takes cruisers from Seattle, Washington to Tokyo, Japan.
These sailings will include an extensive array of departure ports
such as 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 be making its first-ever visits to Puerto Princesa in
Boracay, Salomague in Philippines and Hualien in Taiwan via the
Norwegian Jewel’s Asia itineraries mainly comprises less than two
sea-days per cruise with multiple late-night departures and overnight
calls in Osaka, Japan; Singapore; and Phuket, Thailand. Almost all of
its sailings are open-jaw, enabling cruisers to disembark at the
destination where the ship calls at and further their travels from
"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 Norwegian Cruise Line. “Asia is a
key source market, and our return allows our guests from Asia the
freedom to sail with us from their doorstep.”
The 2,376 capacity Norwegian Jewel offers a range of staterooms that
can accommodate various budgets, along with some of the largest suites
in the cruise industry. The ship’s Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite is the
most luxurious onboard, featuring expansive spaces and a 24-hour butler
While cruising to the next port of call, cruisers can occupy their
time with Norwegian Jewel’s myriad of activities and amenities that
include its outdoor Sports Complex, Zumba and Flywheel Sports classes,
theatre shows, and multiple bars and lounges.