Norwegian Cruise Line Expands Exotics Deployment for 2024-25

Norwegian Spirit in Asia

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the expansion of its 2024/2025 itineraries with new ports as well as the debuts of the Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky in Asia, according to a press release.

“Our guests are craving longer, immersive and more unique itineraries that take them off the beaten path,” said Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “These new sailings represent the most diverse itinerary program to date and feature many brand firsts, including an extended Asia offering and new ports in Argentina, Bahrain, Japan and Egypt.  Coupled with NCL’s renowned onboard experiences – from spacious accommodations, exceptional entertainment and diverse dining options that rival land-based offerings, it truly is an unforgettable way to explore the world.”

From October 2024 through December 2025, Norwegian is expanding its cruises to Antarctica, South America, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand by 37 percent, and its Extraordinary Journeys by 15 percent. 

New ports of call include Manama, Bahrain; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Sokhna, Egypt; and Akita, Japan.   

Itineraries available for booking now include:

  • A 14-day South America, Brazil and Argentina voyage departing on March 1, 2025. The cruise allows guests to experience the culture in Puerto Madryn, and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo and Punta Del Este, Uruguay; and Sao Paulo (Santos).
  • A seven-day Middle East cruise departing on April 12, 2025 with an overnight stay in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • A collection of itineraries aboard the Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky from October 2024 through May 2025. Itineraries include the Norwegian Sun’s 12-day roundtrip voyage from Tokyo departing on October 23, 2024. 


Within Extraordinary Journeys, Norwegian is offering a collection of voyages aboard the Norwegian Sky.

Departing on December 2024, the ship will offer a 16-day Africa sailing to Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Oman followed by a 17-day sailing from Mauritius to Singapore with calls to Seychelles, Maldives and Zanzibar. On April 19, 2025, the Norwegian Sun will embark on a 16-day cruise from Dubai, UAE to Haifa, Israel featuring 10 ports of call, including Sokhna, Egypt, a new port for Norwegian.

The collection also includes a brand-new Australian itinerary, a 14-day voyage from Sydney to Bali via the Queensland coast in December 2024.

In November 2024, two of Norwegian’s ships will be departing from Haifa, Israel including a 16-day Middle East Extraordinary Journey on the Norwegian Sky and an 11-day Mediterranean cruise from Haifa, Israel to Istanbul, Turkey aboard the Norwegian Sun.

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