Norwegian Sun carries 1,936 passengers on a variety of itineraries. Credit: NCL

Exciting itineraries on the cards for Norwegian Sun in 2025

Author: Daniel Edward

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Refurbished in 2021, Norwegian Sun sets sail on a bumper year of fabulous voyages in 2025, with Alaska, Asia, and Australia all on the itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has ships of all sizes, whether you’re looking for that family resort, mega-ship feel, or something more intimate for destination exploration and meaningful time away with that someone special.

Norwegian Sun is one of the line’s smaller ships, carrying 1936 guests, which makes it the perfect choice for port-rich itineraries to some of the most intriguing and exciting places on Earth.

And 2025 promises to be a year of delight for cruisers sailing Norwegian Sun, especially with an incredible array of Asia cruises available to book now.

A quick tour of your home from home

Smaller ships are celebrated for their close-knit community feel, and that home-away-from-home atmosphere.

Norwegian Sun was meticulously upgraded during a 2021 dry dock, and matches the style and freshness of her younger sister ships, with great venues offering plenty of space to relax around the pool or in one of the many lounges.

Explore Singapore's beautiful Botanical Gardens with NCL. Credit: Shutterstock

The ship has two main dining rooms in addition to a casual buffet, alongside a host of other options from cafes to a steak house. And with a range of indoor and outdoor seating options, every meal is just how you like it.

Entertainment is a huge deal onboard NCL ships, and every Norwegian Sun voyage includes highlights such as a live Deal or No Deal gameshow, behind-the-scenes tours, and the main production show Rock You Tonight, where you’ll feel like you’re at a classic rock concert with legends such as Queen and Tina Turner.

Elsewhere around the ship, the spa and nine bars offer many options for kicking back and relaxing while sailing between ports, or indeed for chilling out onboard in the afternoon after a fun morning out exploring a new destination.

Where’s Norwegian Sun heading in 2025?

Cruises in Asia are a main highlight of Norwegian Sun’s 2025 season, including a 12-day voyage from Singapore to Bali, taking in the sights of Indonesia and Malaysia. Singapore is an incredible place to start a cruise from, and it’s well worth taking a day-or-so ahead of boarding to explore this diverse city-state. From there, you’ll visit multiple provinces in Malaysia, including the capital city Kuala Lumpur. An overnight stay in Phuket gives you a perfect dose of paradise on the beach, and the cruise ends with an enchanting run of ports in Indonesia, culminating in Bali.

Or maybe you’d like to add in a little bit of time down under to your Asian getaway? Norwegian Sun has some fantastic options that tie in Australia with other Asian or South Pacific hotspots for a thrilling cruise of contrasts.

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On April 9, 2025, Norwegian Sun sets sail from Bali to Cairns, taking in the Great Barrier Reef, Komodo Island (for the dragons), and an overnight stay in Lombok, Indonesia, which is a less touristy alternative to Bali. An undiscovered paradise… sign me up.

Alternatively, head out into the Pacific Ocean and experience the Polynesian treasures of Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, the Cook Islands, and French Polynesia. This dreamy two-week cruise, crosses the international date line and is an ideal choice for a revitalising beach break, offering insights into some of the world’s oldest cultures. When you get to French Polynesia, you’ll probably find yourself tempted by the gorgeous black pearls of the region.

So much choice with NCL

NCL is known for its freestyle cruising and that means that you get to choose the style and pace of your cruise, to suit you. They’ve been leading the way in relaxed cruising for almost 60 years.

Currently, 20 contemporary ships sail within the fleet, with itineraries connecting over 400 of the world’s most spectacular destinations.

And with so many different dining options onboard, even if you’re not thinking of a cruise to Asia in 2025, you can still enjoy the tastes of this exotic continent onboard other ships thanks to the wide range of cuisines served up onboard – some ships have as many as 21 different places to eat.

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