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Norwegian Spirit to undergo 40-day dry dock

Norwegian Cruise Ship to Undergo Major 40-Day Dry Dock

Norwegian Cruise line announced a 40-day dry dock for the Norwegian Spirit cruise ship.

The long dry-dock will add new hull artwork, as well as 14 new venues. At a cost of over $100 million, the ship will begin the upgrade at the dry dock facility in Marseille, France on January 2, 2020. 

Here is a list of what they are adding/changing:

  • Additional staterooms.
  • New complimentary dining venues will be introduced including an additional main dining room, Taste; the 24-hour eatery, The Local Bar and Grill; the all-day dining outlet, Garden Café; the Great Outdoors Bar; and Waves Pool Bar.
  • Making their debut are Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge, which features the Humidor Cigar Lounge. 
  • Splash Academy, the children’s waterpark, will be replaced with the adults-only retreat Spice H2O, a daytime lounge featuring two new hot tubs and a dedicated bar, which transforms into an after-hours entertainment venue.
  • Mandara Spa will double in size to nearly 7,000 square feet and include a relaxation area with heated loungers, a new Jacuzzi room, a sauna, steam room, and water therapy experience.
  • The expansion of Pulse Fitness Center will allow guests to begin or maintain their fitness routine while at sea. The ship will also debut contemporary hull art.
  • New Onday by Scarpetta restaurant will be added where guests can enjoy Italian food along with the selection of the most beautifully prepared seafood.
  • A shiny new contemporary hull artwork as seen in the main rendering.

The new-look vessel will emerge from her dry dock in France in February 2020 and will offer calls to new ports of call for NCL including Bali (Celun Bawang), Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia; Beppu, Kumamoto, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan; Taipei (Keelung) Taiwan; and Yangon, Myanmar.

After two 20-day cruises in the Mediterranean and in South Africa, the NCL ship will be based in Asia through 2020 with visits in China, Japan, Singapore and more.

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