Norwegian Spirit returns to Australia after $100m refurbishment

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is making its long-awaited return to Australian waters in December 2022. 

Following an almost three-year pause – and a USD$100 million bow-to-stern revitalisation – Norwegian Spirit will make her Australian cruise debut.

From the December 22, the refurbished vessel will visit ports in Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington and Auckland, among others. 

Showcasing Norwegian Spirit

Norwegian Spirit’s adult-centric design boasts 14 newly-minted venues.

Prepare to be pampered – the luxurious onboard Mandara Spa has doubled in size. Here, guests can enjoy the new Thermal Suite, which includes a steam room, sauna and luxurious heated tile loungers. 

The Ibiza-inspired adults-only pool retreat, Spice H20, is another exciting addition. By night, the area is transformed into a cocktail lounge and open-air nightclub. And guest favourite, Bliss Ultra Lounge, has also undergone a makeover.

At 268-metres long and 10 decks tall, Norwegian Spirit is small enough to maintain an intimate onboard atmosphere, while still providing all the amenities travellers expect from NCL.

Guests will have 14 dining options to choose from, each with no set dining times, tables or dress codes. Feast on tabletop entertainment at Teppanyaki to contemporary Italian fare at Onda by Scarpetta.

After dinner, sit back and enjoy NCL’s award-winning entertainment. There is a range of exhilarating options including ‘Palace of Lights’, a musical set in 1950’s Cuba and ‘Elements’, a visual feast of flying, dancing and magic.

Norwegian Spirit will make its way through the South Pacific
Enjoy laid-back luxury with Norwegian Cruise Line

Ben Angell, Vice President and Managing Director, NCL APAC said that the cruise line’s return Down Under will mark a special moment for Australian cruising.

“When Norwegian Spirit debuts in Australia, she’ll showcase the most extensive and expensive revitalisation in our company’s 55-year history. For the first time, Australians will have the chance to experience the ship’s special brand of laid-back luxury sailing right from their doorstep,” he said.

Norwegian Spirit will offer a range of 12-day ventures departing Sydney and Auckland from December 2022.

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