She’ll be back – Norwegian Cruise Line have revealed that it will be sending the Norwegian Jewel back to Sydney for a second season over 2018/19.
Steve Odell, the head of Norwegian Cruise Line in the Asia Pacific region told Cruise Weekly he hopes to bring more of the fleet to Australia.
“We would absolutely love to put another ship in Sydney but there’s no room left at the Overseas Passenger Terminal for the big ships,” he told Cruise Weekly.
“It’s easier for the smaller ships, for the Oceania ships and the Regent ships, because they’re small enough to go under the bridge and into White Bay and there’s much more capacity there and we will be doing more of that.”
Mr Odell said that he is supportive of the idea of double berthing ships at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. And a plan to trial the procedure is scheduled for some time this year.
“We could do it on a practical basis, it’s just the cost.
“I think we’ve proven already there may from time to time be pressure on price but if you put volume in the market, people will come and book it.”
Mr Odell has said in the past that he could put four Norwegian Cruise Line ships in the region if he had the space.
The Norwegian Jewel will be arriving in Sydney for her season Down Under later this year and she’ll be offering 15 itineraries.
Norwegian Jewel’s 10 to 16-day Australia and New Zealand itineraries depart between November 2017 and February 2018, with highlights including cruising through New Zealand’s striking Milford Sound and the spectacular Bay of Islands. Jewel will make her way from Sydney to Singapore on an 18 day adventure departing 20 February 2018 where guests can enjoy the best of Far North Queensland, Darwin, and enjoy a visit to the enchanting Komodo Island.
Following her Australian season, Norwegian Jewel will undertake a range of exotic Asian itineraries visiting Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Korea and more, offering Australian travellers the opportunity to explore some of the best Asia has to offer on a 40-night combination voyage from Sydney through to Yokohama – Gateway to Tokyo.