Long-haul adventures with Norwegian Cruise Line

Head long-haul and discover why NCL's cruises are a real cut above the rest when it comes to exploring the coasts, culture and characterful beach towns of Australia, New Zealand and Asia

By Norwegian Cruise Line
Published 9 Apr 2019, 00:01 BST

With a whole raft of unforgettable journeys under its belt in this part of the world, NCL has carefully curated swoon-worthy itineraries to highlight the big hitters.

For an adventure Down Under, NCL launches from Sydney — a mishmash of languid beach life, cutting-edge culture and iconic attractions (the Opera House, Harbour Bridge). And depending on your itinerary, the liner navigates south to fun-loving Melbourne and onwards to New Zealand, or to the idyllic islands of New Caledonia, looping back round to sun-scorched Cairns and Brisbane. Wherever you're headed, you can count on envy-inducing views of piercing blue seas with a well-versed crew at the helm. NCL's clutch of tours have been designed with authenticity in mind, too, from snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef to mooching around the wineries of McLaren Vale that draws viticulture experts from far and wide.

For those longing to explore the Far East, NCL's itineraries tick off stops as diverse as Hong Kong – with its inventive foodie scene and neon cityscape — and Thailand's Koh Samui. Depending on how long you sail for — seven, 12 or 16 days — journeys explore the buzz of Tokyo, the tropical allure of Cambodia's Sihanoukville and the heady 'hoods of Bangkok. Why wait a minute longer? It's high time to hit the seas.

Three more to try:

Norwegian Jewel: This voyager is your ticket to Australia and New Zealand; and after a thorough revamp, the ship's been spruced up with a fresh and elegant new look. Onboard are 16 restaurants and cabins for more than 2,000 guests. 

Norwegian Spirit: From its chilled-out spa and buzzed-about bars and restaurants, to thrilling productions in the Stardust Theatre, Spiritis one to watch when heading to Asia or Europe. 

Norwegian Jade: The good times just keep on rolling aboard this ship that journeys all over the world, including Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and Panama. If you're feeling flush, the Haven — Jade's ultra-luxe suite with 24-hour butler service and a private sundeck — is nothing short of faultless. 

With a fleet of 17 ships, NCL sails to 123 countries around the world with more than 300 ports of call. Visit the website to discover more. 

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