Last week Norwegian Cruise Line announced the refit of their spectacular ship, Norwegian Spirit. She’ll go into dry dock in Marseille, France on 2nd January 2020 and come out on 11th February 2020. This is one of the cruise lines’ most extensive ship renovations ever, costing around £89 million, yet it’s only predicted to last around 40 days.
Read on to find out what new facilities will be featured on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Spirit in 2020.
New complimentary dining venues will be introduced including an additional main dining room called ‘Taste’. This restaurant will open for breakfast and lunch on sea days, as well as dinner every evening. Another new face will be the Italian, fine-dining restaurant, ‘Onda by Scarpetta’ where you’ll discover beautiful, Italian-inspired dishes and exquisite seafood.
A handful of the ship’s current restaurants are set to change, such as the Blue Lagoon Café that’s going to become ‘The Local Bar and Grill’, a 24-hour pub. Also, the existing buffet ‘Raffles Court’ will be replaced by the ‘Garden Café’, a casual all-day buffet that’ll hold the ‘Great Outdoors Bar’. Finally the ship's previous complimentary Asian restaurant, ‘Shogun’ will be renamed ‘Silk Modern Asian’.
New venues to look out for are the ‘Bliss Ultra Lounge’ which acts as an activity space by day and dance club by night. The passenger-favourite ‘Spinnaker Lounge’ will also make an appearance on Norwegian Spirit, with plenty of seating and spectacular ocean views. The final new venue is the ‘Humidor Cigar Lounge’, where smokers can enjoy cigars, drinks and the company of like-minded people.
A new bar to keep an eye out for is the ‘Waves’ Pool Bar that’ll serve you chilled beverages by the pool. The children’s waterpark is said to be replaced by an adult-only retreat called ‘Spice H2O’. This extra-fee venue will feature a bar and whirlpools and double as an entertainment venue in the evenings, so you get the best of both worlds.
16 staterooms will be added during the January refit, eight will be balcony staterooms and the other eight, inside staterooms. The existing staterooms will also receive a refurbishment and showcase beautifully updated décor that appears modern and luxurious.
Spa & Fitness Centre
‘Mandara Spa’ is planned to be extended by 7,000 square feet, so there’s enough room for all of the following features; saunas and steam rooms, a Jacuzzi room, water therapy experience and a relaxation area where you’ll find heated loungers carved to your body shape.
As well as the ‘Mandara Spa’, the ‘Pulse Fitness Centre’ is set to be extended as well, so there will be plenty more space and workout machines for you to use during your 2020 cruise.
The final exciting thing about this million-pound refurbishment is the ship’s new itinerary for 2020. Norwegian Spirit is set to visit three different continents including Asia, Africa and Europe. The cruises range from 8 to 24 days long, some visiting the 10 new ports of call such as Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan and Myanmar. Her first voyage will be a 20-night sailing around both Africa and Europe.
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