About Norwegian Cruise Line
Get ready to experience Freestyle Cruising, where there are no schedules, dress codes or fixed dining times. Dress up. Dress down. Sit down with old friends or make new ones. Leave behind the traditional constraints of cruising and enjoy the freedom to create your own schedule. Whether you want to relax by the pool, explore exotic destinations, lounge at a bar, or take in dinner and show, with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the choice is entirely yours. Create your own adventure and experience the ultimate freedom at sea. It’s time to holiday your way.
⚓ Explore the World the NCL Way
Norwegian Cruise Line takes travellers to incredible destinations across the globe. With ships stationed in various corners of the world, you have a multitude of options to choose from. Experience the Caribbean’s stunning beaches, explore the magnificent landscapes of Bermuda, venute towards the icy wonders of Alaska, revel in the vibrant culture of Mexico, or traverse the Panama Canal. With itineraries in over 15 extraordinary destinations, the possibilities are endless.
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The Onboard Experience
Stateroom and Suites
When it comes to accommodation, experience the ultimate in comfort and luxury on Norwegian’s award-winning fleet. From intimate Studios for solo travelers to expansive Suites for families and groups, the cruise line’s accommodation options cater to every need. Get ultimate value-for-money with a range of Interior and Oceanview Staterooms available. Relax on your private balcony with breathtaking views or upgrade to a Spa Suite for complimentary access to the Thermal Spa, as well as added benefits. For the ultimate in extravagance, The Haven by Norwegian® offers personalised service and exclusive amenities. Not only do Haven guests have access to all the amenities the ship has to offer, but they also receive personalised assistance from a dedicated concierge and 24-hour butler service throughout their journey.
Dining, Bars and Lounges
Break free from traditional dining times and pre-assigned seating, and include in a world of culinary possibilities with Norwegian Cruise Line’s Freestyle Dining where you can enjoy more dining options than ever before, and the freedom to enjoy them in whatever way you want. Feast on a wide array of menus across multiple dining venues, from the elegant Main Dining Rooms to the vibrant buffet and casual eateries. For those seeking a unique culinary experience, there are a range of specialty restaurants that are available, usually at an additional cost. And let’s not forget about the 22 bars and lounges, each offering its own unique ambiance. Why not upgrade your cruise adventure with one of Norwegian’s beverage packages, because life is too short for mediocre drinks.
Day or night, be prepared for onboard entertainment like no other. Each ship in the Norwegian fleet offers a wide array of activities and entertainment options, and while these may differ from ship to ship, the onboard activities offer the ultimate onboard entertainment extravaganza! You can get your heart pumping in the ThrillPlex activity zones, whether you try out one of the largest race tracks at sea or whoosh you over the side of the ship on a thrilling waterslide. Families will love the rock climbing wall and sports deck, while The Waterfront Promenade – exclusively on Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class ships – is perfectly designed to connect you with the sea, with oceanside restaurants and bars, and a water-mile walking track.
When the sun goes down, prepare to be entertained like never before with Norwegian’s lineup of world-class shows, such as Jersey Boys, Footloose, and Cirque Dreams & Jungle Fantasy. Get the party started at an electrifying deck party, where you can let loose under the stars and dance the night away. Jam out to live music hits, watch show-stopping performances from celebrity impersonators, or have your funny bone tickled at the comedy club.
Facilities and Amenities
Norwegian Cruise Line offers a variety of onboard facilities amenities that appeal to cruisers of all ages. You can immerse yourself in bliss at the award-winning Mandara Spa®, explore the thrilling world of casinos at sea, and discover incredible duty-free shopping. Unwind in the adults-only oasis of Spice H2O or make a splash at one of the AquaParks and pool decks. Stay fit and energised in the state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centers, or challenge yourself at one of the multi-tiered sports complexes. And Norwegian’s salon services are there to cater to your every hair and beauty need. Join Norwegian Cruise Line for and experience like no other. Your epic adventure awaits!
The Norwegian Cruise Line Fleet
A Norwegian cruise is the ultimate getaway, with all of the must-have amenities and experiences needed for the perfect cruise holiday already included in your fare. Besides sailing to breathtaking destinations, you’ll also enjoy comfortable staterooms, delicious dining experiences in the complimentary restaurants, and endless entertainment options. Plus, beverages such as iced tea, juices, coffee, tea and ice water are available throughout the day. Kids can enjoy the dedicated youth programmes for those aged 3 to 17, with specially curated activities and spaces available free of charge on both sea and port days. And onboard, all guests can enjoy easy access to a host of facilities, whether you want to dive into the pool, soak in the hot tub, or hit the sports court. There’s something for everyone, and it’s pretty much all included!
Norwegian Cruise Line ships often have so many onboard activities to try – including the water slides and go-kart tracks, that they can get super busy. Instead of wasting time waiting in a queue to try them for yourself, try get to them in “off-peak” times. This might be early evening when most families will be having dinner with their kids. Or maybe during the mornings or afternoons on port days when the majority of the guests are onshore.
Cruising with Children
Fun-filled adventures await your family on Norwegian ships! Let your little ones dive into excitement at Splash Academy (ages three to 12 years old), with age-appropriate activities and supervised programs. Teens (13 to 17 years old) can hang out in style at Entourage, enjoying sports tournaments, movies, and themed events. And the littlest cruisers – 6 months to under 4 years old – can enjoy the Guppies Programme, a space where parents and children can play together. Best part? It’s all included in your cruise fare! And, if mum and dad want a date night, late night Group Sitting is available at an additional cost.
On Shore Experiences
Experience the world up close and personal with Norweigan’s unforgettable collection of shore excursions on offer. Available to be booked directly with NCL, you can rest assured that there are no hidden costs for transfers or entrance fees, that you can modify or cancel your booking without penalty (up to 48 hours prior to arrival in port),that you’ll never get left behind if your NCL tour is late, all operators are properly ensured, and you can take advantage of Norwegian’s dedicated pre-cruise specialists to help you choose your tours.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s commitment to accessibility ensures that every guest, regardless of their special needs, can freely embrace the joy of Freestyle cruising. With dedicated travel professionals trained to assist you before, during, and after your cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line goes above and beyond to make your experience extraordinary. From wheelchair accessible staterooms equipped with all the necessary amenities, to visual-tactile alert systems and sign language interpreting services, the cruise line strives to make your journey seamlessly accessible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the “Free at Sea” promotion?
Although considered a special promotion that could end at any time, Free At Sea is offered pretty much year-round. The program offers “perks” based on the level of stateroom you book.Changes are made to the program occasionally but the standard perks offered are usually:
⚓ Specialty dining
⚓ Premium Beverage Package
⚓ 250 minutes wi-fi
⚓ $50 per port shore excursion credit
⚓ 3rd and 4th guest sail freeGenerally, inside and studio (solo) staterooms are allowed to pick one perk, balconies receive two, and guests staying in the exclusive Haven area may pick all 5 perks.
For more information about the details of the current Free at Sea offer, please ask your cruise consultant. This offer is subject to terms and conditions, can be changed at any time, and can be cancelled at any time.
Are there any themed cruises?
Norwegian Cruise Line offers a number of fun themed cruise itineraries, including music, comedy, sports, culinary, and Christmas themed cruises, amongst others. The adventure, excitement and the allure of a cruise holiday, combined with a fun theme? It’s sure to be the ultimate holiday experience.
Is there a dress code on board?
Nope! The whole idea of “Freestyle Cruising” is that Norwegian Cruise Line has dropped all of the old trappings of traditional cruising, and that includes a dress code onboard. You may find themed nights on board which you may like to dress up for, but those are optional, just like everything else on board.