The staterooms, dining options and venues onboard Norwegian Spirit will be updated (Image: Norwegian Cruise Line)
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Spirit is to undergo a US$100 million refurbishment that will extensively update the vessel with features drawn from the cruise line’s newbuilds. Following the renovation, which will be completed on 2 January 2020, new features will include 14 new venues, additional staterooms and an expanded Mandara Spa.
Children’s waterpark Splash Academy will be replaced by the adults-only lounge Spice H2O, which will feature two hot tubs and a dedicated bar. Also making their debut are Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge, the latter of which also incorporates the Humidor Cigar Lounge.
Mandara Spa will double in size to nearly 7,000 square feet and include a relaxation area with heated loungers, a new jacuzzi room and a sauna, steam room and water therapy experience. Pulse Fitness Centre will also be expanded.
New complimentary dining venues will be introduced, including an additional main dining room and the ship will feature Onda by Scarpetta, which will join the portfolio of Scarpetta restaurants in offering a range of Italian cuisine and a selection of seafood.
Norwegian Spirit will be revamped as part of the ‘Norwegian Edge’ programme, in which the cruise line’s ships will be updated to a new, contemporary style.
“As we continue to introduce new innovative ships to our fleet, with Norwegian Encore making her debut next month, we are committed to ensuring that the experiences our guests have come to enjoy are available on even our most storied ships,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are excited to reinvigorate Norwegian Spirit so that she continues to provide lasting memories for guests as they sail to some of the most exotic destinations around the world.”
Norwegian Spirit will return to service in Asia in March 2020, offering nine-day Japan cruises and 12-day Japan and China cruises. She will be the first ship in Norwegian’s fleet to call at several destinations, including Jakarta, Indonesia and Tokyo, Japan.
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