Norwegian Cruise Line has taken the next step as it forages a path into the Australian cruise landscape, today switching on its first local website and a host of booking tools designed especially for Aussie travellers.
Linked in to the brand’s global platform, the local version of the site allows Aussies to make their cruise bookings and pay in Australian dollars, meaning you can now avoid currency conversion fees and charges with your bank. Up-to-the-minute product information and special offers aimed at Australian travellers will also be published on the site.
The website has also been optimised for mobile viewing and allows users to search for their next Norwegian Cruise Line holiday, narrowing down search results based on destination, departures dates, cruise duration, port of departure or even a particular ship.
An advanced search function even allows you to find a cruise based on an available stateroom number if you wish to get that detailed or specific. You can also search for cruises based on how many people in a stateroom or the average price per person. Hotels & airfares can also be combined into a cruise transaction, with the support of an Australian-based call centre to put together more complex itineraries if so needed. Of course, travel agents are also well equipped to help you with these more detailed travel plans.
Norwegian Cruise Line is set to arrive on local shores for the first time in 15 years in late January next year in the form of Norwegian Star, which is only making two visits to Sydney as part of a very brief visit to Australia. However, Australia will later next year welcome its first NCL ship to be based here for an extended season as the 2,376-passenger Norwegian Jewel calls Sydney home from November 2017 until February 2018.
All NCL itineraries currently on sale around the world are available through the new Australian website, while bookings for Norwegian Jewel‘s maiden local season will go on sale from next Monday 04 July. More details about Jewel’s local itineraries can be found HERE.