Get the most out of Asia with an immersive sailing aboard Norwegian Jewel with Norwegian Cruise Line, which is much loved for its freestyle cruising experience at sea.

Why flexibility, choice and hidden gems are key to cruising in Asia

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Norwegian Jewel will return to Asia in 2023 with Norwegian Jewel, offering 18 itineraries across Japan and Southeast Asia.
Norwegian Jewel will return to Asia in 2023 with Norwegian Jewel, offering 18 itineraries across Japan and Southeast Asia.

Come October 2023 to March 2024, Norwegian Cruise Line is making a splash back in Asian waters with sailings aboard Norwegian Jewel, featuring longer cruises, off-the-beaten-path destinations, and flexibility of choices.

With a guest capacity of 2,376, laid-back ambience and a wealth of offerings on board, Norwegian Jewel is primed to take passengers away on a voyage of discovery across Asia like never before.

The days are long, the nights are short

With multiple late-night departures and port-intensive days, guests on board Norwegian Jewel will get to spend more time on shore excursions and destinations in Asia that are truly exciting and immersive.

Located at the top of Norwegian Jewel, The Haven features luxurious, well-appointed accommodation with 24-hour butler service, a private sundeck and plenty of ocean vistas.
Located at the top of Norwegian Jewel, The Haven features luxurious, well-appointed accommodation with 24-hour butler service, a private sundeck and plenty of ocean vistas.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers a series of itineraries of varying length to ensure guests can find the most ideal programme. Cruise lovers can choose from 12  voyages around Asia on board Norwegian Jewel with duration varying between 10 and 12 days.

For those seeking a longer experience, Norwegian Jewel is also offering the 16-day repositioning ‘Extraordinary Journey’ cruise, from Seattle to Tokyo via Alaska.

The hardest decision your clients will make is which cruise to take.

Open minds with open-jaw sailings

Who says you have to begin and end your cruise journey at the same port? What makes Norwegian Jewel so unique is its extensive array of departure ports, which are also hub destinations for travellers to easily add pre- or post-cruise programme.

Guests have their pick from the following departure ports: Tokyo and Yokohama, Taipei (Keelung), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Bali (Benoa) and Seoul (Incheon).

Already priced at incredible value, savings quickly add up when passengers take into account the cheaper short-haul flights to connect with the cruise.

Malaysia's Melaka, home to unique mosques, temples and churches as well as vibrant streets, is one of the many ports that Norwegian Jewel will be calling at in Asia.
Malaysia's Melaka, home to unique mosques, temples and churches as well as vibrant streets, is one of the many ports that Norwegian Jewel will be calling at in Asia.

Discover hidden agendas in Asia

No matter which itinerary selected, Norwegian Jewel guests can expect amazing ports of call on the cruise programme – think the coral-lined beaches of Ishigaki Island in Japan; savoring sukiyaki along the famed Dōtonbori Canal in Osaka; or Kota Kinabalu, a gateway to Sabah’s exotic wildlife and beautiful beaches in East Malaysia.  

Furthermore, Norwegian Cruise Line will make its first-ever calls to four new ports in Asia – Puerto Princesa, Boracay and Salomague in the Philippines, and Hualien in Taiwan – some of which are lesser-known destinations that often require lengthy overland transfers to get to.

Plenty to see and do on board

There’s a new shine for Norwegian Jewel, which underwent an extensive makeover in late 2018 to boast the exquisitely finished Haven Deluxe Owner's Suites; the brand-new Pit Stop, a 1950's American bar with chrome décor; and the Bliss Ultra Lounge, the newest hot spot on the club scene.

Velvet is a critically acclaimed burlesque, circus and disco theatre show on board Norwegian Jewel.
Velvet is a critically acclaimed burlesque, circus and disco theatre show on board Norwegian Jewel.

For all that it’s tempting to explore the ports of calls, some of the biggest thrills are found on the ship itself, including the outdoor Sports Complex, Splash Academy for kids, the teen-only Entourage Club, and high-energy Zumba and Flywheel Sports classes. Otherwise, guests can simply kick back and take a refreshing dip in the Sapphire Pools or relax and soothe weary muscles with one of 50 specialty treatments offered in the Mandara Spa.  

And when it comes to entertainment, the Norwegian Jewel is full to the brim. Guests can enjoy a magical evening with the logic-defying magician in the main theatre, be mesmerised by awe-inspiring acrobatics at Le Cirque Bijou, or dance the night away at the disco-inspired Velvet show.

A holiday at your own pace

It’s all about choice with Norwegian Cruise Line, so travellers can expect a versatile cruise experience that is anything but boring. With the Freestyle Cruising that Norwegian Cruise Line is so renowned for, guests can craft their cruise experience exactly the way they like it. Plus, with Norwegian's Free At Sea offer, every cruise fare includes a choice of things like free Wi-Fi, specialty dining, drinks or excursions.

Following a recent bow-to-stern renovation, Norwegian Jewel now boasts redesigned spaces such as the new Pit Stop, a 1950's American bar with chrome décor.
Following a recent bow-to-stern renovation, Norwegian Jewel now boasts redesigned spaces such as the new Pit Stop, a 1950's American bar with chrome décor.

Fifteen bars and lounges, each with its own unique vibe, offer a globe-trotting array of food and dining options. Complimentary dining includes two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet, and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. The main dining rooms have menus that change daily, with chef's signature dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

Book now, save plenty

It’s less than a year until October 2023 when Norwegian Jewel will return to Asian waters. With flight prices uncertain and ever changing, get your clients ahead of the curve and secure their cruise vacation in 2023-24 now.   

To learn more about Norwegian Jewel, click here.   

To view Norwegian Jewel’s upcoming Asia season itineraries, click here.

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This article is brought to you by Norwegian Cruise Line

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