Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed a new and refurbished Norwegian Spirit will be heading to Australia and New Zealand for the 2021/22 local summer sailing season.

Offering a collection of eight, 10- and 12- day port intensive itineraries departing from Sydney and Auckland that will reveal breathtaking beauty to even the most well-travelled. From cruising the scenic peaks and tree-lined cliffs of Milford Sound, to exploring the historic buildings and fine food of Akaroa – New Zealand’s only French settlement – or venturing to Eden’s Ben Boyd National Park for some snorkelling in the summer sunshine, guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities to explore ashore.

This will be her first every season in the region.

The all-new Norwegian Spirit will have new spaces for the adults, fresh staterooms and 14 new venues. Further updated elements include the second Onda by Scarpetta restaurant at sea, a doubled-in-size Mandara Spa, an expanded Pulse Fitness Center and the adult-only retreat Spice H2O. Guests can enjoy panoramic ocean views from Spinnaker Lounge, or a glass of bubbles in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar.

Norwegian Spirit will have 10 bars and lounges and 14 dining options – from Teppanyaki, to fine French fare in Le Bistro or meat dishes at Cagney’s Steakhouse.  For culinary connoisseurs, dining on exquisite Italian dishes in the second Onda by Scarpetta at sea will be a must.

There will be new entertainment onboard like Palace of Lights; a vibrant musical set in 1950s Cuba, and Elements; a visual feast of flying, dance and magic, this dazzling show will revel in the four elements of Earth, Air, Water & Fire. After a day of exploring ashore, guests can relax in one of Norwegian Spirit’s reimagined staterooms, with a variety of different accommodation options available.

From now until 30 September 2020, NCL is giving holidaymakers the chance to save up-to AU$500 off their cabin fare on any of Norwegian Spirit’s Australia and New Zealand itineraries.

Along with the discount and for a limited time, guests will also receive all five choices from NCL’s popular ‘Free at Sea’ offer, including a free beverage package, free shore excursion credit, free specialty dining package, free Wi-Fi package and access to NCL’s ‘3rd and 4th’ guest sail at a reduced rate’ (on select sailings). Latitudes members will receive an additional 15% off.

“Quality close to home holiday experiences are keenly sought after, and we are thrilled to help awaken the spirit of local travellers eager to plan a dream cruise holiday and spread their wings in their own backyard,” said Ben Angell, Norwegian Cruise Line Vice President and Managing Director, APAC.

“We are delighted to be celebrating the forthcoming 2021/2022 local summer sailing season of the all-new Norwegian Spirit with such a strong special offer. One of our more intimate ships – completely modernised with the adult traveller in mind – local cruisers can discover the laid-back luxury and immersive itineraries that set Norwegian Spirit apart,” Mr Angell concluded.

Itinerary highlights for Norwegian Spirit’s 2021/2022 AUNZ sailing season include:

  • Celebrate Christmas and New Year with loved ones onboard NCL’s 12-day Australia and New Zealand from Sydney to Auckland itinerary, departing 23 December 2021. This voyage sees the line make its debut in Timaru, with Norwegian Spirit to also visit a range of lush local ports including Eden, Burnie, Napier and Akaroa.
  • Norwegian Spirit’s 10-day Australia and New Zealand from Aucklandvoyage, departing February 21 2022, gives guests the opportunity of a lifetime to discover the renowned Milford Sound, with this itinerary also visiting a spectacular array of ports including Tauranga, Napier, Wellington and Akaroa for an immersive New Zealand cruise experience.
  • NCL’s 12-Day Australia and New Zealand from Auckland to Sydneyitinerary, departing Auckland on 4 January 2022, allows for guests to cruise through some of Australia and New Zealand’s most scenic destinations, visiting a variety of colorful ports including Lyttelton, Dunedin (Port Chalmers), Burnie, Eden and an overnight stay in Melbourne.