Norwegian Spirit To Undergo Most Extensive Reno In Company's History

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

On 2JAN 2020, Norwegian Spirit will enter dry dock in Marseille to undergo a 40-day $130 million revitalization as part of The Norwegian Edge program.

When she re-emerges, Spirit will feature 14 new venues, additional staterooms and an expanded Mandara Spa.

"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 chief executive officer 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."

New complimentary dining venues include:

  • Taste, an additional main dining room
  • The Local Bar and Grill 24-hour eatery
  • Garden Café all-day dining outlet
  • The Great Outdoors Bar
  • Waves Pool Bar. 


Italian restaurant Onda by Scarpetta will also be introduced on board Norwegian Spirit, following in the footsteps of Norwegian Encore where the restaurant will debut this NOV. 

Also making their debut are the 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 Pulse Fitness Center will also be expanded.

When Norwegian Spirit sails out of drydock in FEB 2020, she will offer itineraries around the world including 10 new ports of call: Bali (Celun Bawang), Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia; Beppu, Kumamoto, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan; Taipei (Keelung) Taiwan; and Yangon, Myanmar.  

Following two, 20-day exotic expeditions departing from Rome and Dubai, she will offer a series of voyages in Southeast Asia through 2020.

Bruce Parkinson

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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.