NCL have announced this week their plans to return to cruising to Australia and Asia, this comes as a welcome return as NCL has not sailed to this part of the world for over 13 years. It will also be the first time the cruise line will be calling in at the Persian Gulf and India. The new and exotic ports of call will include – Mumbai, Goa, Colombo, Phuket, Penang, Kuala Lumpa, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Sihanoukville to name a few. So it is very exciting time Norwegian fans, who will now be able to explore more regions than ever before.
NCL’s 2016/17 cruise programme will include itineraries departing from Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Auckland. NCL have also announced plans to expand their South American itineraries. Offering 7 – 20 night sailings visiting Buenos Aires- Argentina, Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile and Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.
Andy Stuart, NCL’s president and chief operating officer said –
“We are truly excited to offer these incredible new itineraries to our guests, who now have the opportunity to explore areas of the globe that we haven’t called on in many years and some that we’ve never before visited. Norwegian is taking guests to their dream destinations, where they can indulge in new tastes, new cultures and new experiences, along with the flexibility to unpack once and the freedom to explore many distinct destinations during one vacation-of-a-lifetime.”
Our stand-out sailings
We have put together a collection of our favorite sailings from NCL’s for winter 2016/17 cruise programme, sailing on Norwegian Star.
21 – day sailing to The East, Dubai to Singapore, calling in at –
This sailing’s star feature is Norwegian’s first ever visit to India, including overnight stops in Mumbai and Goa.
14 – day South East Asia sailing, Hong Kong to Singapore, calling in at –
The star feature on this sailing is that it takes place over Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so you can really celebrate the festive season in style.
12- day Australia and New Zealand sailing, Sydney to Auckland, calling at –
This sailing star feature is a adventure Down Under exploring the beautiful landscape of Australia and New Zealand.
You can check out our best deals for NCL on our website, including Freestyle Choice. Choose one of four offers on cruises sailing from 1st October 2015 –
- Free unlimited drinks
- Free ultimate speciality dining
- Free internet package
- Free spending money
[Images courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. Please note itineraries may be subject to change]
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