$100 Million Drydock Set for Norwegian Spirit

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that the Norwegian Spirit will get a $100 million revitalization early next year as part of The Norwegian Edge program.

Norwegian Spirit will enter drydock at Chantier Naval de Marseille in Marseille, France on Jan. 2, 2020 for a nearly 40-day renovation.

The ship will emerge featuring 14 new venues, additional staterooms and an expanded Mandara Spa.

New complimentary dining venues will be introduced including an additional main dining room, Taste; the 24-hour eatery, The Local Bar and Grill; the all-day dining outlet, Garden Café; the Great Outdoors Bar; and Waves Pool Bar, according to the company.

Making their debut are Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge, which features the Humidor Cigar Lounge. Splash Academy, the children’s waterpark, will be replaced with the adults-only retreat Spice H2O, a daytime lounge featuring two new hot tubs and a dedicated bar, which transforms into an after-hours entertainment venue.

Mandara Spa will double in size to nearly 7,000 square feet and include a relaxation area with heated loungers, a new Jacuzzi room, a sauna, steam room and water therapy experience. There will also be an expanded fitness center. 

The ship will also debut contemporary hull art.In addition, the Company is announcing the introduction of Onda by Scarpetta onboard the Norwegian Spirit.

“As we continue to introduce new innovative ships to our fleet, with Norwegian Encore making her debut next month, we are committed to ensuring that the experiences our guests have come to enjoy are available on even our most storied ships,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are excited to reinvigorate Norwegian Spirit so that she continues to provide lasting memories for guests as they sail to some of the most exotic destinations around the world.”

The ship will sail extended itineraries of eight to 24 days in Asia, Africa and Europe following her refit.

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