Norwegian Spirit to skip Asia and offer Eastern Mediterranean cruises instead

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Norwegian Spirit will now offer a season of seven-day voyages to the Greek Isles, Turkey, and Israel through Nov. 8, 2020.

Fresh from its $100 million refurbishment, Norwegian Spirit will not be heading towards Asia but will instead offer a season of voyages in the Eastern Med.

The new destination-rich itineraries, with many extended port times, will explore seven or eight ports in seven days. Destinations include Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu in Greece and Kusadasi and Istanbul in Turkey. Other ports will include Ashdod and Haifa in Israel, Limassol in Cyprus. The new itineraries will also offer two new ports of call for the brand: Patmos and Volos in Greece.

“It is truly exciting to celebrate Norwegian Spirit’s sail out of drydock to incredible destinations following her significant renovation,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.

“Europe is the number one destination for international arrivals, and we are very proud to position Norwegian Spirit for her first post-drydock season in this high-demand region. Our brand has been recognized 12 times in a row by the World Travel Awards as ‘Europe’s Leading Cruise Line’ and we are thrilled to offer our guests even more great itineraries in the region, allowing them to explore multiple destinations while unpacking only once.”

The new itineraries open for sale on Feb. 15, 2020. More info on

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