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New ports, who ‘dis? NCL adds cruise stops for 23/24 Asia sailings

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will set sail to Asia again for a 2023-2024 season, offering 12 immersive itineraries aboard Norwegian Jewel plus the addition of four brand-new ports for the cruise line.

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will set sail to Asia again for a 2023-2024 season, offering 12 immersive itineraries aboard Norwegian Jewel plus the addition of four brand-new ports for the cruise line.

The new cruise ports of Puerto Princesa, Boracay and Salomague in the Philippines and Taiwan’s Hualien will introduce NCL cruisers to the rich culture, traditions and natural beauty of these distinct regions for the first time.

Guests can sail aboard Norwegian Jewel on 10–12-day itineraries from a choice of departure points, including Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan; Taipei (Keelung); Singapore; Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia; Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand; Benoa, Bali and Seoul (Incheon) in South Korea. 

Puka Beach on Boracay is a new stop for Norwegian Jewel cruises.

NCL’s extensive Asia season runs from October 2023 to March 2024 and will also feature a 16-day repositioning cruise from Seattle, US to Tokyo, Japan via Alaska.

The Asia program on board Norwegian Jewel offers travellers diverse itineraries together with the freedom to fully immerse themselves in the destination.

President and CEO Harry Sommer said NCL was thrilled to return to Asia and reaffirm its commitment to one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.

Aerial view of NCL's Norwegian Jewel at sea
Norwegian Jewel sets sail for a second successful Asia season in 2023-2024.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to make our long-awaited return to this uniquely diverse and culturally rich region with Norwegian Jewel, a ship we already know is incredibly popular in Asia,” he said.

The news comes hot on the heels of earlier announcements about Norwegian Spirit’s inaugural Australasian season on 22 December 2022 and NCL resuming cruises to Spain’s Canary Islands.

Find out more at ncl.com