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There are five primary areas that Norwegian Cruise Line operates in, including European itineraries, Pacific cruises, East Coast tours of New England and Canada, Caribbean cruises, and South American adventures. Highlights of these include tours through the Panama Canal and unforgettable trips through the Chilean fjords. NCL was one of the first cruise lines to offer year-round seven-night cruises through Hawaii, with a dedicated ship based in Honolulu!
There are no stuffy restaurants or set dining times on Norwegian cruises, so if you’re the type who likes to go with the flow you’ll love the freestyle dining plan. Sit down for a meal when you like, where you like it, with up to three Main Dining Rooms to choose from alongside a gorgeous buffet and range of casual grills and cafés. A highlight is O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar and Grill, dishing up perfectly grilled prime rib and salmon. Hit up the buffet for meat carving stations, fresh pastas, waffles and soft serve ice cream, or visit the Asian Fusion dining venues for a drool-worthy tour of the Orient.
Speciality dining experiences vary depending on the ship, but may include options like:
Whether you fancy a cool glass of fountain soda or an expertly prepared cocktail by the pool, Norwegian Cruise Line offers two distinct drinks packages to make sure you’re covered. The first is the ‘Corks and Caps Package’ offering unlimited soda, juice, beer and wines by the glass. If you have a taste for cocktails, you can upgrade to the ‘Ultimate Beverage Package’ to add liquors into the deal. On either case, these can be used in all lounges, bars and restaurants during your cruise.
By: Wunsch, Glasgow on 8th Sep 2018
All the crew we interacted with were excellent, friendly and on top of their jobs, particularly our cabin steward.
By: Mcmaster, Erskine, Scotland on 11th Aug 2018
Great food in all restaurants, great entertainment also. All Staff are amazing from your cabin steward to bar staff.
Norwegian Breakaway is a modern ship that caters for active families, couples and solo travellers.Norwegian Breakaway Cruises
Norwegian Dawn was built in 2002 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and christened by Kim Cattrall in New York.Norwegian Dawn Cruises
With a host of unique features and record-beating amenities, Norwegian Epic offers a fabulous cruise experience.Norwegian Epic Cruises
Thanks to its exterior styling, Norwegian Jade can be easily identified with its recognisable jaded ribbons down its side.Norwegian Jade Cruises
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
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
Launched in 2001, the Norwegian Sun is one of two Sky class vessels in the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet.Norwegian Sun Cruises
Norwegian Gem has an elegant, yet casual feel that many modern cruisers - especially those travelling with families - appreciate.Norwegian Gem Cruises
Norwegian Getaway offers delicious dining, comfortable cabins and an innovative open-air promenade.Norwegian Getaway Cruises
Including a mix of both Eastern and Western designs, Norwegian Spirit revolves around the arts, architecture and history.Norwegian Spirit Cruises
Norwegian Sky offers a range of dining choices and bars, three swimming pools and NCL’s Freestyle Cruising policy.Norwegian Sky Cruises
If you’re looking for a family-friendly ship for Hawaii, the Pride of America offers just that.Pride of America Cruises
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, voted 2017 Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News hosts Broadway hits like After Midnight.Norwegian Escape Cruises
Norwegian Bliss is custom-built for the spectacular. It features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you enjoy the moment.Norwegian Bliss Cruises
Norwegian Encore will be launched in 2019. It will be NCL's most innovative and modern ship ever.Norwegian Encore Cruises
Yes, Norwegian Cruise Line is suitable for solo travelers. NCL introduced studio cabins to use as a single person. They offer dedicated areas for socialising.
Whilst there is no formal dress code on Norwegian Cruise Line ships it is recommend to dress smart casual when visiting dining areas.
"Very family friendly ship, fantastic entertainment and the food is superb. Really liked the freedom dining offered. The ice bar was the highlight for me!"
"I love the freedom of eating when I want and where I want, and not having to get dressed up, particularly now as I have a young daughter which makes life easier."
"The dining options are endless, O’Sheehan’s is a great waiter service eatery to grab a drink or a bite to eat & The Japanese hibachi venue Teppanyaki is an amazing venue and one to definitely experience!"
"The cabins are modern, with a good size bathroom too. My favourite part of the ship is The Havan – only one word for it WOW! A private area great for those looking for something a little more exclusive."
NCL Escape - Teppanyaki
Norwegian Getaway - The Atrium
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you choose to book with Norwegian Cruise Line, all your tips and gratuities are included within the price of your cruise. Free gratuities and tips are applicable to both the 'Premium All Inclusive' package and the 'Just Cruise' fare so you won't need to worry about saving some of your spending money to pay these at the end of your holiday.
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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