Norwegian Cruise Line Announces New Australia, New Zealand Itineraries

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Following an expansive refurbishment, Norwegian Jewel will be cruising to both Australia and New Zealand for the 2018/2019 season.

Itineraries in Australia include stops in Melbourne, Cairns and Hobart. In New Zealand, the Norwegian Jewel will cruise to Milford Sound, Wellington and Tauranga.

In late October 2018, Norwegian Jewel will undergo a three-week dry-dock enhancement in Singapore as part of the Norwegian Edge multi-million-dollar revitalization program. It will emerge a nearly new ship for the Australian season with bow to stern refreshments and a new look across many of the ship’s public spaces.

“Norwegian Jewel’s Australia and New Zealand sailings have received a great deal of anticipation and excitement from guests both locally and internationally,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line, in a written release. “The region is a bucket-list destination for many of our guests with a warm culture, lush lands, sandy beaches, action-packed adventure and more. We are thrilled to be returning to this dream destination with the iconic Norwegian Jewel looking as if she were a brand new ship.”

Highlights for the new 2018/2019 season include a 19-day journey from Vancouver to Tokyo (Yokohama) via Alaska and Russia; a 19 day journey to Australia from Singapore with stops in Bali and Komodo Island; a new 13-day South Pacific itinerary. Other highlights include a series of sailings in and around Australia and New Zealand home-porting from Sydney, including a seven-day round-trip itinerary featuring calls in Tasmania just before the holidays in mid-December.

Accommodation options aboard Norwegian Jewel range from inside staterooms to balcony staterooms offerings ocean views and private outdoor areas. 

Interconnecting rooms and multiple-bedroom suites are also available for families. Norwegian Jewel’s exclusive The Haven by Norwegian is home to the ship’s most luxurious suites and villas, a private courtyard, whirlpools and dedicated private deck exclusively for Haven guests, as well as concierge services.


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