After 15 years, Norwegian Cruise Line returns with its new signature voyages in Asia, Australia and New Zealand aboard Norwegian Star. Departing from Hong Kong and Singapore, Asian travelers can discover exotic destinations, thrilling family adventures and an unparalleled choice of dining, entertainment and activity options for all ages.
The Norwegian Star was fully refurbished in 2015 and offers spacious accommodations with modern amenities. Guests will enjoy resort-style cruising with freedom from rigid schedules, allowing travelers the flexibility to create their own special memories while on board the ship.
There will never be a dull moment on board with a casino at sea providing thrills by day and night, while world-leading theatre performances and stand-up comedy providing hours of laughs.
When it’s time to relax and recharge, the pampering professionals at Mandara Spa® rejuvenate body and mind with signature facials, massages and acupuncture. Kids of all ages will also find a variety of bespoke experiences including whooshing down waterslides on the pool deck, grabbing ice-cream on the go, playing the latest arcade games or trying out the scavenger hunt for teens.
Diversity in dining is a hallmark of every Norwegian Star cruise. There are fourteen restaurants serve a variety of complimentary culinary delights to please every palate. The experience is always fresh with daily changed menus and selected wine recommendations, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices.
Before or after dinner, Norwegian Star offers ten bars and lounges, each with its own unique vibe. Guests can gather at Gatsby’s Champagne Bar for a sunset toast, or try the international selection of beers at the outdoor Bier Garten for a memorable experience.
This season, Norwegian Star is offering four compelling cruise adventures for Asian travelers:
14-Day Southeast Asia from Hong Kong (Departing 22 December 2016)
An exceptional two-week Southeast Asia adventure features paddling a sea kayak to the jungle-capped limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or heading to Hanoi to explore the culturally rich Vietnamese capital and taste its delightful cuisine. Going off the beaten path or relaxing on a quiet beach in Cambodia is followed by an evening in Bangkok to experience its vibrant dining and nightlife. Savoring the tropical Koh Samui coastline completes the journey.
11-Day Southeast Asia from Singapore (Departing 5 January 2017)
A memorable cruise through Southeast Asia begins on the Thai island of Koh Samui followed by an overnight stay in Bangkok, enabling guests to visit the famous Grand Palace, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, plus the spectacular Royal Barges Museum. In Vietnam, the vibrant streets, markets and museums of Ho Chi Minh City offer diverse fun for all guests.To complete the journey, Sanya, China’s only tropical island, beckons with sun, sand and spectacular landscapes.
33-Day Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand from Hong Kong (Departing 16 January 2017)
Discover the cultural and culinary delights of Bangkok, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City before enjoying the blissful idyll of Bali and spotting Komodo dragons on a remote Indonesian island. Australian adventures include climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, riding a train through the rainforest, and a Great Barrier Reef boat trip to the serene Whitehaven Beach. Across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand, be fully immersed in the alpine landscapes of Milford Sound, see penguins rule the roost in historic Akaroa and savor the Art Deco buildings and fine wineries of Napier.
18-Day Southeast Asia & India from Singapore (Departing 9 March 2017)
Sail up the Malacca Strait to tour the colorful colonial architecture and sample delicious Malaysian street snacks in Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Swim in the crystal clear waters of Phuket before sailing to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo famed for its beautiful mansions, temples and street markets. Explore India’s beautiful beaches, ancient palaces and spicy Keralan cuisines at Cochin and marvel at timeless Portuguese churches and Hindu temples in Goa. Experience Mumbai, formerly Bombay, which is a feast for all the senses, before discovering Arabian cultures and cuisines in Muscat and Abu Dhabi.
Now, don’t you think it is just so magnificent.. I wish I can have the opportunity to embark on a cruise trip one day soon again…