Norwegian Joy begins her journey to China

Norwegian Joy begins her journey to China

first_imgNorwegian Joy begins her journey to ChinaNorwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, began her journey to her home port of Shanghai, China this week, as she departed the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on Sunday, March 26 for her approximately 14-hour long conveyance along the Ems River.Norwegian Joy’s river conveyance marks another key milestone in the ship’s highly anticipated delivery. Measuring 1,094 feet long and 136 feet wide, the ship is the second in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class and the first that was purpose-built for China.“We are thrilled Norwegian Joy has officially begun her journey to China,” said David Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings China. “As the first custom-built ship for the Chinese cruise market, she will offer a First Class at Sea experience for our guests and we cannot wait to officially welcome her to the fleet this June.”The 168,800–gross-ton Norwegian Joy departed MEYER WERFT at approximately 9:00 pm local time, making a narrow passage in reverse through the shipyard’s locks, passing the structure with just 1.2 meters separating the ship from the “bumpers” installed along the locks. The ship’s navigation team, led by experienced yard captains and River Ems pilots, included several navigation officers in charge of overseeing the bow maneuvers and others overseeing the movement of the stern. Several local authorities and other partners were also involved in supporting this precise maneuver.After passing through the sea lock in Papenburg, Norwegian Joy continued along the river, stern first. Due to the strong propulsion in the aft section of the vessel, traveling stern first helps with maneuverability, which is a key component when navigating the vessel through such narrow passages.Before reaching her final destination in Eemshaven, Netherlands on Monday evening, March 27, Norwegian Joy passed through additional narrow passages including a railway Bridge in Weener; Jann-Berghaus Bridge in Leer and Ems-Barrier in Gandersum. Upon arrival in the Dutch port of Eemshaven, Norwegian Joy will take on additional provisions and further crew members, before heading toward the North Sea for sea trials later this month.Following her delivery on April 27, Norwegian Joy sets sail for China, where she will be showcased through a grand inaugural port tour featuring one-day events at the ports of Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong, as well as VIP partner cruises from Norwegian Joy’s home-ports of Shanghai and Tianjin. This unique showcase tour will give travel agents and valued partners across the region the special opportunity to experience all that Norwegian Joy has to offer leading up to the ship’s christening ceremony on June 27, led by her Godfather, ‘King of Chinese Pop’, Wang Leehom. The spectacular inaugural celebration in Shanghai will include an exclusive concert and overnight cruise for honored guests.Norwegian JoyBuilt at MEYER WERFT shipyard in Germany, Norwegian Joy is Norwegian Cruise Line’s first purpose-built ship customized for the Chinese cruise market. The name Norwegian Joy emphasizes the experience that the ship will offer, a promise that guests will ‘Experience Paradise on the Sea.’ Accommodating 3,850 guests with luxurious suites in the exclusive ship-within-a-ship complex, the new Breakaway-Plus Class Ship will debut in China in summer 2017.Designed to provide First Class at Sea experiences with onboard amenities that cater to the unique vacation desires of Chinese guests, Norwegian Joy will provide a multitude of VIP accommodations including The Haven by Norwegian®, the line’s exclusive, ship-within-a-ship suite luxury complex, which will also include an all-new Observation Deck that features 180 degree views, and a Concierge level, an all-new accommodations category which will provide a VIP experience and feature larger balcony staterooms. Accommodation offerings will also include staterooms designed specifically for families and a multitude of connecting staterooms, for extended families traveling together, as well as a wide array of mini-suite, balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms, many with virtual balconies.Norwegian Joy will offer engaging and innovative activities including a first at sea two-level competitive racetrack, an open-air laser tag course, thrilling simulator rides and interactive video walls at the Galaxy Pavilion as well as hover craft bumper cars, a state-of-the-art racing simulator and two multi-story waterslides. In addition, Norwegian Joy will house a tranquil open space park as well as the line’s largest upscale shopping district, complete with everything from exceptional duty-free shops to world-renowned global luxury brands.Source = Norwegian Cruise Linelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterMany people decide to go on a vacation with a goal of rejuvenating themselves but come back to their real life exhausted and lethargic from overly spoiling themselves during the holiday. Often people are heard to say “I need another holiday” straight after the last holiday has finished.Amatara Wellness Resort has developed a program to cater for the need of a holiday and a healthy lifestyle at the same time. Phuket’s first and only luxury destination spa focuses on holistic and innovative wellbeing concepts, including the Amatara Detox Retreat which helps to rejuvenate and rebalance your body, mind and soul.“We are all exposed to toxins in the air, in our food, and in the water that we drink and bathe in. While these are often in minute amounts, toxins gradually accumulate in the body over time, which can result in us feeling heavy, sluggish, uncomfortable, and lacking in energy.” Phoebe Boonkerd, the Director of Wellness and Business Development at Amatara Wellness Resort, said.Detox has so many benefits that people might not be aware of, such as reducing constipation, promoting sustainable weight loss, increasing energy and concentration, boosting metabolism, decreasing gas and bloating, soothing acne problems, improving immune system and diminishing the risk of colon cancer.Boonkerd explained that “Detox allows the body to ‘clean house’. By resting the digestive system and supporting the major organs of elimination, namely the bowels, lymphatic system, skin, kidneys and liver, the body naturally releases stored toxins that have accumulated within the tissues.“Your body will be able to rebalance itself to function normally and effectively. It then finally helps you feel fresher, lighter and more energised. Importantly, it is one of the great ways to reduce stress.”Amatara Detox Retreat offers an all-inclusive package that aims at detoxifying and rebalancing body and mind.The retreat includes accommodation, roundtrip airport transfer, three healthy meals per day or set detox program, Wellness Consultation, Physical Analysis, well-selected list of treatments and activities that help with promoting detoxification process such as ‘Chi Nei Tsang’ detoxifying abdominal massage, Colon Hydrotherapy, Detox support supplements, Detoxifying Ayurvedic massage therapy, Manual lymphatic drainage treatment as well as Amatara’s signature treatments – Signature of Amatara massage and Thai Hammam journey for an ultimate relaxation.There are three types of Detox meal programs to choose from including the:Nutri-cleanse – raw food, enzyme rich, light eating.Classis Juice cleanse – liquid only, cooling and cleansingNourishing cleanse – soup based, warming, rejuvenating and healing.Having the Amatara Detox Retreat is now easier than ever as Amatara Wellness Resort has recently decided to extend its successful ‘Wellness Fly Free’ promotion.With this ‘Wellness Fly Free’ promotion, Amatara Wellness Resort gives an extra perk to clients who book a minimum of five nights for any signature wellness retreat program to enjoy a flight redemption of the actual ticket priced up to 20,000 THB. The redemption applies for one round trip ticket per stay per one wellness package for a booking on any flight to and from Phuket International Airport.The promotion code ‘WELLNESS FLY FREE’ must be quoted when making a reservation to the resort’s reservation team or through preferred travel agents and stay before 25 December 2018. (Terms and conditions apply).Visit Amatara Wellness Resort’s website at amataraphuket.com for more information.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more