Norwegian Cruise Line will homeport its all-new Norwegian Spirit ship for the first time in Piraeus, Greece, in April.
Following an over $100 million renovation and now boasting 14 new venues, additional and updated staterooms, enhanced public areas and new hull art, the Norwegian Spirit will offer a season of seven-day voyages from Piraeus to the Greek islands, Turkey and Israel from April 19 until November 8.
According to a company announcement, the new destination-rich itineraries, many which boast extended port times, will explore seven or eight ports in seven days, calling to sought-after destinations including Rhodes, Mykonos; Santorini and Corfu, Greece; Kusadasi and Istanbul, Turkey; Ashdod and Haifa, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus as well as two new ports of call for the brand, Patmos and Volos in Greece.
The Norwegian Spirit recently emerged from a 43-day dry dock in Marseille, France, and has already set sail on a series of immersive 17, 20 and 28-day exotic expeditions spanning three continents, departing from Civitavecchia, Italy on February 14; Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 2; and Cape Town, South Africa on March 22.
“Europe is the number one destination for international arrivals, and we are very proud to position Norwegian Spirit for her first post-dry-dock season in this high-demand region,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
According to Norwegian Cruise Line, the revitalized Norwegian Spirit further strengthens the company’s presence in Europe, where the cruise line will position a total of seven ships in 2020: Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Star, Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Jade.