Norwegian Spirit in Milford Sound, New Zealand

Norwegian Spirit will be sailing Australia, Asia and New Zealand for the first time in 2021, having recently undergone the most extensive ship renovation in NCL history.

With a large range of itineraries departing from ports in Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo, Benoa (Bali), Dubai and Singapore, guests won’t have to go far to find spectacular views and lush landscapes. What they will discover once they step on board the all-new Norwegian Spirit will be just as magnificent – a completely enhanced ship from bow to stern offering reimagined and refined adult-centric experiences that are truly remarkable.

The most extensive bow-to-stern renovation in NCL’s history

Norwegian Spirit emerged from dry dock in February 2020, drawing inspiration from the best of NCL’s exceptional fleet. The updated elements – including 14 new venues, new staterooms and a doubled-in-size Mandara Spa – take the guest experience to the next level.

New additions include fine dining specialty restaurant Onda by Scarpetta, joining the portfolio of critically acclaimed Scarpetta restaurants in New York City, the Hamptons, Miami and London. Onda, or ‘wave’ in Italian, brings the chic, elevated ambience and rich, bold flavours of its urban sister restaurant to sea. Your clients can indulge in the modern culinary experience Scarpetta is known for, including the famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil and mouth-watering seafood creations.

Onda brings the charm and effortless elegance of its critically acclaimed sister restaurant, Scarpetta, to sea

Also among the new restaurants, bars and lounges are 24-hour eatery The Local Bar & Grill, after-hours venue Bliss Ultra Lounge and the art-nouveau Magnum’s Champagne and Wine Bar. Making its debut on Norwegian Spirit is the adults-only retreat Spice H20, a daytime lounge featuring a dedicated bar, which transforms into an after-hours entertainment venue.

The luxurious onboard spa, Mandara Spa, has doubled in size – complete with a new Thermal Suite, relaxation area with heated loungers, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and water therapy experience. Guests can increase their heart rate during an aerobics class or try a Pilates session at the state-of-the-art Pulse Fitness Centre, which has also been expanded, or retreat to their modernised stateroom, with contemporary design inspired by NCL’s newest, most sophisticated ships.

Mandara Spa has been expanded to over 650m2 and features a new Thermal Suite

Rich in culture. Rich in experiences.

From December 2021, your clients can board Norwegian Spirit and sail on one of 30 new itineraries through Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Highlights include the 9-Day Japan round-trip Tokyo: Osaka, Busan, Beppu and Shimizu; the 12-Day Australia and New Zealand from Sydney to Auckland; and the 14-Day from Dubai to Singapore: India, Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

They can enjoy the very best of New Zealand from the volcanic cones in Auckland to the rugged peaks and lush valleys of Wellington, passing through the breathtaking Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Or perhaps they are interested in discovering the best of Queensland and Indonesia, including stops in iconic destinations such as Bali and Komodo on a 17-Day Singapore to Sydney cruise. Further afield, they can uncover the beauty of temples and cherry blossoms with an overnight stay in Osaka on one of NCL’s immersive Japan itineraries.

Norwegian Spirit in Tokyo (Yokohama)

Learn more

To learn more about Norwegian Spirit and her 2021-2022 Asia itineraries, join NCL’s next News & Network Series webinar on 18 August. NCL will also be giving away 5 x $50 gift cards during the session – register here for more information.

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