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Inspirations from Norwegian Cruise Line for family-friendly year-end journeys across Southeast Asia

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Wed, 04/14/2021 - 07:00
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Newly refurbished in 2020, Norwegian Spirit has completely reimagined its spaces.

Singapore – As vacation seekers around the world adapt to a new era of travel, many are looking forward to the 2021 year-end holidays to reconnect with family and friends. From tranquil, ancient villages to breathtaking national parks, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, offers the perfect Southeast Asian getaway with stunning destinations, exhilarating onboard entertainment and an abundance of unique recreational options. Perfect for the young and young-at-heart, every immersive journey is a feast for the senses filled with educational experiences and multi-cultural immersions. 

The 13-Day Asia from Hong Kong to Singapore: Da Nang & Nha Trang sailing aboard Norwegian Sun is packed with the hidden gems of Southeast Asia. From 22 December 2021 to 4 January 2022, families can welcome and celebrate the new year by kayaking through the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site – while cruising through spectacular limestone pillars and rainforest-topped islands. With overnight stays in Hong Kong, a marvelous city where temples and street markets intersect with ultra-sleek high-rise buildings, and Laem Chabang in Thailand, families can go slow and take their time to explore the charming Grand Palace in Bangkok or the colourful Pattaya Floating Market. The two-week itinerary will also be visiting Hue/Da Nang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam followed by a lovely day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before disembarking in the beautiful city of Singapore.  

Alternatively, family travellers can enjoy 17 life-changing days exploring the most desired destinations across Singapore, Indonesia and Australia aboard the Norwegian Spirit. The 17-Day from Singapore to Sydney: Brisbane, Bali, Komodo & Cairns voyage is a dream getaway for adults and children alike. In Indonesia, the whole family will enjoy the exquisite island of Bali, known for its terraced fields, beautiful beaches and volcanic mountains. For the young and young at heart, water sports such as kayaking and skiing are the main attractions in Airlie Beach, Australia. From a day trip to the gorgeous Whitsunday Island, or an afternoon swimming in the man-made lagoon in the heart of the town, Airlie is a unique destination for all.  

Newly refurbished in 2020, Norwegian Spirit has completely reimagined its spaces, with new complimentary dining venues, adult-only daytime lounges, and an expanded Mandara Spa. In addition, Norwegian Spirit will feature Onda by Scarpetta, joining the portfolio of critically acclaimed Scarpetta restaurants in New York, London and many more destinations worldwide. From 6-23 December 2021, Norwegian Spirit will also be visiting Singapore, Semarang, Surabaya, and Komodo in Indonesia before heading to Cooktown, Cairns, Brisbane and disembarking in Sydney, Australia.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Theodore Koumelis

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.