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Norwegian Cruise Line’s massive Asia-Pacific deployment

Ben Angell said NCL’s most extensive Asia-Pacific season will run from September to March 2026
In response to strong demand for Asia, Norwegian Cruise Line launched 24 new immersive itineraries as part of its most extensive Asia-Pacific offering to date.

‘Demonstrating our ongoing commitment to the region, both as a destination and source market, NCL is offering 85 Asia-Pacific voyages from September until March 2026 across three ships and 15 departure ports,’ Ben Angell, VP and MD APAC, said.

The departure ports include Auckland, Papeete, Manila, Bali, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Yokohama, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Lautoka.

The 24 nine- to 19-day new immersive voyages offer passengers an average of 10 hours in port at more than 60 locations, including NCL’s first calls to Albany, Busselton, Fremantle, Port Douglas and Townsville in Australia, Matsuyama and Niigata in Japan, Aitutaki in the Cook Islands and Suva in Fiji.

Spanning 18 months the season will also feature 36 overnight port stays.


Norwegian Spirit will debut in Asia on May 26 on a 10-day Japan cruise from Tokyo and will return to Asia-Pacific from September until November 17, 2025.

Norwegian Sun makes her Australian debut, arriving in Brisbane and Melbourne on December 18 and 21.

Norwegian Sky will debut in Asia in January, offering Japan and Southeast Asia cruises from 10 to 17 days until March 2025.

NCL is offering a limited time ‘Close to Home Sale’ giving passengers additional savings of A$500 on select Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific cruises, combinable with NCL’s ‘Free at Sea’ offer.

The company also launched ‘Partners First Rewards Incentive’ that gives travel agents the opportunity to triple their money on select Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific and Asia sailings booked and deposited during the Close to Home sale.