Norwegian Jewel is sailing a six-month season of voyages from Tokyo
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) – voted the world's best cruise line – has returned to Asia.
As the first ship in the NCL fleet to return to Asia in more than three years, Norwegian Jewel is now offering 16 immersive itineraries, visiting 11 countries and sailing from nine different departure ports.
Ports include Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Thailand; Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) Malaysia; Singapore; Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan; Bali (Benoa), Indonesia; Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan; and – for the first time in NCL history – Seoul (Incheon), South Korea.
Cruises range from 10 to 14 days with an average of less than two sea days per sailing, inviting guests to enjoy up to 13.5 hours in iconic destinations, such as Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Extended overnight stays will take place in ports known for their vibrant nightlight, such as Phuket, Thailand; Osaka, Japan; and Bali (Benoa), Indonesia.
The brand will also make its first calls to Manila, Boracay, Palawan and Salomague, Philippines; Bintan Island, Indonesia, and Hualien, Taiwan.
Norwegian Cruise Line president David J Herrera said: "Today is a milestone moment, as we return to Asia with Norwegian Jewel’s arrival in Tokyo. This region delivers some of the most intriguing history, cuisine and culture for travellers to discover.
"We're thrilled to deliver a diverse selection of port-rich voyages. This market is important to us, and we are committed to servicing it in the long term."
Moving forward, NCL will have a record four ships deployed in the region during the 2024/25 season. In addition to Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Spirit, Sun and Sky will also visit the area’s most diverse ports, offering guests the opportunity to explore iconic destinations across Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.
For guests looking to further immerse themselves in the destination, select sailings can also be combined with a three-night/four-day land excursions with one of NCL’s Cruise Tours in Tokyo, Taipei and Singapore.