Our All-You-Need-To-Know Guide To Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven

Our All-You-Need-To-Know Guide To Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven

On Norwegian Cruise Line ships, you can enjoy a freestyle cruising approach, with a laid-back ambience alongside an incredible range of family entertainment and activities. However, if you love a bit of luxury too, seek out Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven. 

Read on below as we share all you need to know about The Haven by Norwegian Cruise Line, exploring how guests can enjoy the perfect balance of fantastic fun and indulgence without ever feeling you’re missing out on the very best in cruise experiences.

What is The Haven on Norwegian Cruise Line?

Pioneering the ship-within-ship concept, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) was the first to introduce the feature of an exclusive all-suite quarter with a private sun deck and pool facilities. 

The concept evolved into The Haven, where guests can now enjoy the opulence of first-class accommodation, exclusive dining and other luxury benefits accessed via their Haven-specific platinum keycard while still enjoying the wide-ranging facilities and entertainment on an NCL ship. Although the Haven is not an adults-only facility, there are areas, such as the Haven Sundeck, which are reserved for guests of 16 years and over. 

Which Norwegian ship has the best Haven?

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The Haven by Norwegian Cruise Line can be found on the following ships: 

Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, and Norwegian Pearl.

If you are seeking the Norwegian ship with the best Haven, its Prima-class ships, Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, arguably are where you’ll find it. As NCL’s newest ships, they have the most innovative features, including an infinity pool located in the prime position at the rear of the vessel and a larger restaurant, perfect for special events. 

The Prima-class ships have also been designed to offer more space per cruise guest and higher crew-to-guest ratios. Furthermore, many cruise guests enjoy having all the Haven suites together when sailing on Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, adding to that ship-within-a-ship feel. 

What is included in a Haven suite?

Suites within Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven are designed to offer you the utmost luxury, more space and outstanding amenities. There are nine options of stateroom to choose from, ranging from the Spa Suite with Balcony (378 sq. ft.) that sleeps two guests up to the 3-Bedroom Garden Villa (6,694 sq. ft.) that can accommodate eight.

In your suite, a 24-hour, fully-trained butler will await to unpack your suitcases, pour champagne, and serve your meal, if you opt for white tablecloth in-suite dining. You’ll also have access to an in-suite minibar and a deluxe coffee machine. 

All suites have a contemporary design, many with a king-sized bed, large living and dining areas or a separate room for the children, one or more baths and a balcony. Other plans have been designed to have a cosy feel, such as the Spa Suite, which is still beautifully decorated and comes with its own hot tub, waterfall shower and multiple body spray jets.

You may want to savour every moment on board, but sleeping can be irresistible in your Haven suite with a Bliss Collection pillow-top mattress, feather duvet and pillow menu. Relaxing in-suite is also a joy with plush bathrobes, slippers and luxury bathroom products.

Delightful dining at The Haven by Norwegian Cruise Line

As a guest at The Haven, you’ll not only get reservation priority at the ship’s restaurants (including their speciality dining), but you’ll also have exclusive access to the Haven Restaurant. Here you can expect a variety of high-quality, delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that are unique to The Haven.

Service is first-rate, enabling you to sit back and enjoy the relaxed yet stylish ambience. 

Another enjoy-it-all perk of Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven is complimentary meals at the speciality dining restaurants on board. Options include the signature seafood restaurant Bayamo, NCL’s iconic steakhouse Cagney’s or classic Italian dishes at La Cucina.

Are drinks free in The Haven on NCL?

Guests staying at The Haven have the Premium Beverages package included as part of their cruise fare. With this package, you can enjoy unlimited beers, wines and spirits, cocktails, soft drinks and bottled water. 

Relaxation at The Haven

The Haven has been designed to offer guests the space to unwind and relax, whether sitting back in the hot tub bubbles on its exclusive sundeck, soaking up the rays on a lounge daybed at the Courtyard pool area or enjoying a good book with your morning coffee in The Haven Lounge.

When it comes to well-being facilities, the Haven has its own private sauna. If you are a Haven Spa Suite guest, you can also enjoy complimentary access to the Mandara Spa and Thermal Spa Suites on certain ships. With over 50 speciality treatments offered here, including soothing facials, massages and acupuncture, you’ll be left feeling fully recharged and rejuvenated.

What else is included in NCL The Haven? 

As a guest at Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven, there are many more little indulgent benefits that you can enjoy throughout your cruise holiday. So, what else does The Haven get you on NCL? 

Here’s a summary of a few more of the luxuries you can experience:

Priority boarding and escort at embarkation and tender ports

Concierge service to assist with reservations for things such as dining, entertainment, shore excursions

Attentive on-deck service for towels and refreshments

Exclusive cocktail parties

A mobile phone for use on the ship (specific to Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic)

Sparkling wine, bottled water and fruit on embarkation day (2-Bedroom villa, Courtyard Penthouse, Spa Suite, and Penthouse only)

Shore excursion discount

What is the dress code at Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven?

At Norwegian Cruise Line, The Haven, the dress code is smart casual in its restaurants. Trousers or jeans, collared shirts and closed shoes are fine for men, while ladies can also choose to wear dresses or skirts and tops. 

During the day, the dress code is known as cruise casual. For restaurants inside, this means that shorts and casual shirts are acceptable. When heading to the buffet or outdoor restaurants, a shirt or cover-up over your swimwear is also okay. 

How much is The Haven suite on NCL?

Although prices will vary depending on the type of Haven suite you choose, your dates and your itinerary, on average, Haven suites cost around 70% more than a standard Balcony cabin, which can mean up to an additional $1,000 per person, per day for the experience.

With more space, more personalised service, and all the extra luxuries included in the Norwegian Cruise Line’s The Haven’s cost, many cruise guests find it worth the additional spend.

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