GUESTS aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Spirit during her inaugural Australian season will be able to Take 3 for the Sea, in a complimentary beach clean-up shore excursion in Eden.
As the first Norwegian ship to sail Australian waters for three years, Spirit’s maiden call to Eden on 23 December 2022 will allow guests to roll up their sleeves to help the community and enjoy a sense of camaraderie with fellow travellers, under the guidance of an expert from Take 3.
The nonprofit organisation empowers individuals to “take 3” pieces of rubbish with them each time they visit a beach, park, or bushland area to help prevent plastic entering Australia.
“We are absolutely elated to expand our partnership with Take for the Sea and to bring this shore excursion to life in an inspiring first for NCL”, said Vice President & Managing Director Ben Angell.
“We are committed to driving a positive impact in society and the environment, and we are delighted to offer our guests an authentic opportunity to show their Christmas spirit by taking real action to fight plastic pollution, something which would not have been possible without the incredible support we’ve received from the community in Eden, and the dedication of our partners at Take 3 for the Sea.
“This is a milestone moment for our brand, and something we look forward to expanding in the future.”
Meanwhile, Norwegian has also unveiled its Northern Hemisphere summer 2024/25 and winter 2025 cruises in Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean.
Sailing to nearly 400 destinations worldwide, the new season features more and longer port days, and less sea days.
The new Norwegian Viva, which is set to debut in August, will offer a series of weeklong Greek Isles voyages, while sister ship Norwegian Prima will sail in Northern Europe.
Norwegian Breakaway will operate in the Mediterranean over the 2025 winter season, while Norwegian Joy will return to Alaska from April-October 2025.
Norwegian Encore will undertake a unique 21-day Extraordinary Journey including a Panama Canal transit, while Norwegian Escape will cruise out of Texas.