Norwegian Cruise Line sets sail again in Hong Kong from 2022
Discover innovation with NCL: From rigorous health and safety protocols to thrilling onboard experiences and incredible itineraries, sailing from your doorstep
HONG KONG SAR -
Media OutReach - 28 June 2021 -
Norwegian Cruise Line
(NCL), the innovator in
cruise travel, is meticulously planning every detail of the future cruise
experience as it prepares for its long-awaited global return to service in July.
again, travellers are invited to enjoy world-class hospitality, electrifying
entertainment and exquisite cuisine as they travel to incredible destinations –
unpacking just once.
For those seeking close-to-home convenience, Norwegian Sun
debuts in Hong Kong from 2022. Guests will enjoy the ease of sailing from their
doorstep on an intimate 2,000-guest ship which features elegant design and
light, bright and open spaces after a recent bow-to-stern refurbishment.
And for added peace of mind, travellers can rest assured
that NCL's commitment to the health and safety of guests, crew and the
communities it visits remains – as always – at the heart of everything it does.
protocols and new itineraries to be explored, NCL has set its sights on
elevating the future of cruise travel.
SAFE PROTOCOLS, FOR COMPLETE PEACE OF MIND
health and safety has always been at the core of NCL's values, the line has
spent the past year further developing and refining those protocols, using the
latest scientific findings and expert advice. NCL's Sail Safe Health and Safety
programme is founded on three pillars:
1) Safety for guests and crew with vaccination
requirements for all cruises departing through 31 October 2021, universal
COVID-19 testing and enhanced health screening protocols
2) Safety aboard with medical-grade air filtration,
increased sanitation measures and enhanced medical resources – including a
dedicated Public Health Officer on each ship
3) Safety ashore through the collaboration with
land-based tour operator partners to extend health and safety measures to each
NCL will continuously
refine and improve these protocols as science, technology and our knowledge of
the virus improves and will provide guests with all relevant information and
any changes to protocols prior to setting sail. Meanwhile, NCL will
continue its thoughtful approach to redeploying its fleet, working with
destination partners and the leading experts of the Sail Safe Global Health and
ONBOARD EXPERIENCES OF A LIFETIME
As much of an attraction as onshore explorations and excursions,
Norwegian Sun offers something for everyone. While enjoying elegantly designed
public spaces and private staterooms, travellers can indulge in culinary experiences
for every palate, from Brazilian steakhouses and modern Japanese to traditional
French and 24-hour classic pub fare. Enjoy a tipple while overlooking the
magnificent ocean backdrop at one of the many bars and lounges or dance the
night away at the nightclub on board.
Those who seek entertainment will be enthralled by the
award-winning shows, electrical musicals and concerts and hilarious comedy
performances. On Norwegian Sun, the NCL cast takes its audience on a walk on the wild side
with Rock You Tonight, a high-energy tribute to rock icons as Queen, Journey
and The Who.
And to help travellers wind down and relax on board, the Mandara
Spa is a sanctuary which offers over 50 specialty treatments. The extensive
menu of services - from hot-stone massages to acupuncture treatments - offers a
rejuvenating experience while logging some much-needed personal time. As a part
of the self-care offering on board, state-of-the-art gyms are fitted with free
weights, TRX and cardio equipment as well as in house trainers to run spinning,
yoga and boxing classes.
UPCOMING ITINERARIES NOT TO BE MISSED
One of the most popular times to travel within Asia is none other
than the welcoming of the new lunar year. For Lunar New Year 2022, NCL has
curated a special
Japan Round Trip Cruise
from Hong Kong to Japan on Norwegian Sun.
Guests can explore the beautiful scenic island of Naha, including the limestone
caves of Ryukyu village, and indulge in traditional Okinawan flavours that
blend Chinese and Southeast Asian influences during an extended overnight stay.
Explore Asia in more depth with an
on board Norwegian Sun. Get a taste of South
East Asia beginning in Bangkok, where guests will weave through glorious golden
temples before embarking on a river boat journey down the Chao Phrya, marvelling
at the magnificent Royal Palace and vibrant floating markets. Pay a visit to
Singapore and experience the cultural hub of Asia and its incredible melting
pot of cuisine, innovative architecture and sustainability efforts as well as
its colonial history. Dive deep into Vietnam and experience the unique cultures
of Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Hanoi – from iconic local street
food and rickshaw rides to the natural beauty of untouched beaches and wild
jungles, before finally disembarking in Hong Kong.
For an in-depth adventure, NCL's 16-day
sailing from Tokyo to Seattle on board Norwegian Sun
offer an experience like no other, starting with the bright lights and city
life of Tokyo, to the unique town of Petropavlovsk in Russia, then across the
International Date Line to multiple ports of picturesque Alaska before arriving
in Seattle, Washington. Not only does this voyage allow guests to experience an
incredible diversity of destinations, but also offers the opportunity to
explore the expansive variety of onboard experiences too.
About Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
As the innovator in global cruise travel, NCL has been
breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 54 years. Most notably, the
cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and
flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no
assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its
fleet of 17 contemporary ships sail to over 300 of the world's most desirable
destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company's private island in the
Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. NCL not only provides superior guest service
from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment
and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet,
including solo-traveller staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by
Norwegian®, the company's ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional
information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call Hong Kong
on +852 2165 6000 and Southeast Asia on +65 3165 1680 or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive
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