Ben Angell, Norwegian Cruise Line vice president and managing director, APAC says Norwegian Spirit’s upcoming Australasian deployment will see Auckland become a seasonal home port with four turn-arounds providing an additional economic boost through pre and post-cruise international visitor stays.
She will also make 45 visits to eight different New Zealand ports throughout the 2022-23 season: Auckland, Dunedin, Lyttleton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Bay of Islands and Akaroa.
Norwegian Spirit’s local voyages will be a collection of eight 12-day sailings with port-intensive itineraries departing from Sydney and Auckland between December 2022 and March 2023. Her first departure from Auckland will be on 3 January 2023 followed by 27 January, 20 February and 16 March 2023.
Following the most extensive and expensive ship renovation in NCL’s history, at a cost of over USD$100 million, Norwegian Spirit will arrive in New Zealand with 14 brand-new venues.
Norwegian Spirit will return for her second local season from December 2023.