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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced plans to return to Asia for the 2023-2024 season with four new ports of call in the Philippines and Taiwan and 12 itineraries aboard the Norwegian Jewel. The cruise line’s season in Asia will begin in October 2023 and run until March 2024. 

“We’re thrilled to return to Asia and to reaffirm our commitment to one of the most sought-after cruise destinations around the world,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, in a press statement. “We couldn’t be more pleased to make our long-awaited return to this uniquely diverse and culturally rich region with Norwegian Jewel, a ship we already know is incredibly popular in Asia.”

Norwegian’s Asia program includes 10- to 12-day cruises around Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei and South Korea, plus a 16-day immersive, Extraordinary Journey from Seattle to Tokyo via Alaska from Oct.3-Oct.19, 2023 to reposition the 2,376-passenger Norwegian Jewel in Asia. Most cruises begin and end in different ports so travelers can add land journeys and make the most out of their trip. 

Norwegian is also adding four new ports to its Asia itinerary: Puerto Princesa, Boracay and Salomague in the Philippines and Hualien on the east coast of Taiwan.

Highlights of the 2023-2024 Asia Season include:

  • Asia: Philippines, Vietnam & Malaysia, an 11-day journey from Taipei to Singapore with stops in Kaohsiung, Salomague, Manila, Boracay, Puerto Princesa, Kota Kinabalu, Muara, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My). The cruise, which gives guests four days in the Philippines, is from Oct. 30-Nov, 11, 2022.
  • Asia: Osaka, Kochi, Nagoya & Himeji, an 11-day journey from Taipei to Tokyo with stops in Hualien, Ishigaki, Okinawa, Naze (Oshima Island), Kochi, Himeji, Kyoto, Nagoya and Mount Fuji. The cruise is from Feb. 29-March 11, 2024. 
  • Asia: Osaka, Jeju, Nagoya & Okinawa, a 10-day journey from Tokyo to Seoul with stops in Mount Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Okinawa, Naze (Oshima Island), Nagasaki and Jeju. The cruise is from March 11-21, 2024. 

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