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Norwegian Cruise Line

AN INTRODUCTION TO NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line was founded in 1966 and helped to pioneer one-class, Caribbean fly-cruising. Their award-winning fleet offers a wide range of experiences for guests onboard with something for every age range to enjoy. Each ship has a number of dining venues with no set dining times. So you can grab yourself a three-course meal in one of their main dining rooms anytime that suits you.  Entertainment on board will include a number of Broadway shows as well as a wide variety of live music and comedy shows in different venues across the ship. They have a wide range of contemporary cabins to choose from including The Haven, an exclusive area at the top of their ships with their most luxurious accommodation.

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE REVIEWS

Fantastic Ship

Norwegian Epic

By: Butchart, Dundee on 26th August 2020

The food was very good and catared for everyone. At night the ship came alive with music and game shows to comedians.

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Great trip and excellent service

Norwegian Getaway

By: Ironside, Perth, Scotland on 11th May 2020

Everything went without a hitch from the start of our trip to the end really. NCL Getaway is a massively impressive ship.

Norwegian Cruise Line Ships

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Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway is a modern ship that caters for active families, couples and solo travellers.

Norwegian Breakaway Cruises
Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn was built in 2002 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and christened by Kim Cattrall in New York.

Norwegian Dawn Cruises

Norwegian Epic

With a host of unique features and record-beating amenities, Norwegian Epic offers a fabulous cruise experience.

Norwegian Epic Cruises
Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Jade

Thanks to its exterior styling, Norwegian Jade can be easily identified with its recognisable jaded ribbons down its side.

Norwegian Jade Cruises

Norwegian Jewel

The namesake of the Jewel class of cruise vessels, the Norwegian Jewel is a lovely ship that's a favourite choice among cruisers.

Norwegian Jewel Cruises
Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl

As the third of the Jewel class series of vessels, the Norwegian Pearl was built in 2006 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

Norwegian Pearl Cruises
Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun

Launched in 2001, the Norwegian Sun is one of two Sky class vessels in the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet.

Norwegian Sun Cruises
Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem has an elegant, yet casual feel that many modern cruisers - especially those travelling with families - appreciate.

Norwegian Gem Cruises
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Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway offers delicious dining, comfortable cabins and an innovative open-air promenade.

Norwegian Getaway Cruises

Norwegian Spirit

Including a mix of both Eastern and Western designs, Norwegian Spirit revolves around the arts, architecture and history.

Norwegian Spirit Cruises

Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky offers a range of dining choices and bars, three swimming pools and NCL’s Freestyle Cruising policy.

Norwegian Sky Cruises
Pride of America

Pride of America

If you’re looking for a family-friendly ship for Hawaii, the Pride of America offers just that.

Pride of America Cruises
Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star

Being one of two in the Dawn ship class and carrying up to 2,400 passengers, active families and couples are best suited.

Norwegian Star Cruises
Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Escape, voted 2017 Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News hosts Broadway hits like After Midnight.

Norwegian Escape Cruises

Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss is custom-built for the spectacular. It features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you enjoy the moment.

Norwegian Bliss Cruises

Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Encore will be launched in 2019. It will be NCL's most innovative and modern ship ever.

Norwegian Encore Cruises
Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy

Sister ship to Escape and Bliss, Norwegian Joy is part of the fleet's Breakaway Plus class.

Norwegian Joy Cruises

Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Prima is the first of a new class of ships. This First-In Class ship has expansive outdoor areas for guests to enjoy.

Q&As

Is NCL suitable for solo travellers?

Yes, Norwegian Cruise Line is suitable for solo travellers. NCL introduced studio cabins to use as a single person. They offer dedicated areas for socialising.

Does NCL have a strict dress code for dining?

Whilst there is no formal dress code on Norwegian Cruise Line ships it is recommended to dress smart casual when visiting dining areas.

What time is dinner onboard NCL ships?

Anytime you like. They offer open-seating dining in a variety of restaurants and cafés onboard with their own unique menus. 

How can we celebrate a special occasion?

Wine, gifts fruit baskets, champagne, birthday cakes, canapés, flowers can all be purchased for your cabin at least three weeks before sailing. 

Can alcohol be brought on board?

With the exception of Wine and Champagne, all guests are prohibited from bringing alcohol on board NCL ships.

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Norwegian Prima - A First-in-Class Ship

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE IN DETAIL

Entertainment

A jam-packed entertainment schedule ensures there’s always something going on, day or night. This includes Broadway spectaculars like Rock of Ages and After Midnight as well as Cirque du Soleil performances. Don’t miss the steamy Latin dancing at Burn the Floor, featuring some of the world’s most gifted dancers.

There are plentiful bars, clubs and venues where you can take in a live music performance with your sea view. Visit the Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club for a New Orleans-styled ambience, or soak in the electric vibes of the duelling piano show Howl at the Moon. On Norwegian Epic ships, you can even visit a recreation of the legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles got their start! If you like to take a more active role in your entertainment, there’s plenty of choice. Dance parties, comedy performances, variety shows and murder mysteries all get the audience involved – you could win big at Deal or No Deal!

Dining

On Norwegian Cruise Line you'll be able to experience the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Dining, which means there are no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating so you can eat what you like when you like. Each ship has up to three main dining rooms as well as a buffet and some casual eateries as well for you to choose from. 

If you're looking for something a little more unique, they also have a huge selection of speciality restaurants onboard their ships offering a 

 

Amenities and Activities

From fitness classes to an action-packed water park and multiple bars and lounges to explore, NCL offers plenty of onboard activities to take part in. The Aqua Park is a prime attraction for families, with the fastest drop slide available at sea and plenty of places to splash and play.

 

  • Accommodation

Start your day with a cup of coffee on the balcony, or unwind in a spacious seating area in the evening. Guestrooms are filled with modern conveniences, with innovative Studio staterooms on hand for solo travellers. Mood lighting and contemporary décor create a trendy yet relaxing ambience, with Studio guests also having access to their own Lounge to meet fellow travellers. The most exclusive accommodation is The Haven, tucked away at the top of the ship with use of a 24-hour butler and concierge.

 

  • Mandara Spa

Available on most ships, the Mandara Spa provides everything needed to banish all mainland cares far from your mind. Cool down in the hydrotherapy pools and sweat out stresses in the steam room, sauna and thermal suites. Soothe tired muscles with a hot stone massage or enjoy a full menu of pampering beauty services including facials, acupuncture, and nail treatments.

 

  • Family Fun

Norwegian Cruise Line is extremely family friendly, making it a top choice when you’re deciding what to do on your next school holidays. Activities are provided for all age groups, including unique options like the Circus School and themed parties for teens. The Guppies Programme is on hand for the littlest guests, with open play areas for parents and babies. Family suites offer interconnecting rooms, so children are close at hand while you still enjoy some privacy.

 

Dress Code

Norwegian’s dress code falls in line with its relaxed freestyle policy, so you can wear what you like. A good rule of thumb is to dress as you would for any resort, while keeping the destination’s climate in mind. Cruise Casual is the standard for daytime events, with summer dresses, shorts and jeans for women and khakis, jeans and shorts for men.  For the more formal main dining rooms, the dress code is Smart Casual in the evenings. If you love the chance to get all decked out in your finest ensembles, Norwegian’s Night Out event offers the opportunity to wear evening gowns, cocktail dresses and suits.

 


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