Norwegian Cruise Lines has endeavoured to make your dream cruise a reality since its foundation in 1966. Try NCL's award-winning 'Free at Sea' experience for yourself on one of its luxury ships such as the Norwegian Spirit, Encore or Bliss, each promising spacious accommodations and delicious dining options, you can rest assured that your vacation will be filled with endless entertainment and innovation. Indulge in onboard main meals knowing the charge of this as well as port and government fees are taken care of.
Treat yourself to multiple lounges and bars en route to the tropical rainforests of the Caribbean or Mayan temples in Mexico. Experience the sunsets, beaches and distinct architecture of Santorini and other Greek Isles. From Mediterranean gems like Barcelona and Rome to Baltic hotspots like Tallinn and Stockholm. Experience the most desirable destinations in Hawaii such as Honolulu from the best perspectives on the highly sought after ship, Pride of America, the only ship that sails Hawaii all year-round.
There are no fixed meal times on board the Norwegian Cruise Line ships, meaning you can eat at your convenience with no dress code obligations. There are screens that are dotted all over the ships, so that you can keep track of the number of places available in the various restaurants at the time you choose to eat.
Casual wear is welcome on board all NCL ships during the day, swimwear can also be worn at the buffet or outdoor restaurant but has to be covered up with a shirt, footwear is also required. Smart casual, like slacks, jeans, skirts and collared shirts are called for at dinner if you are going to a more formal dining room or an upscale specialty restaurant. The Norwegian’s Night Out is the perfect opportunity to dress up and shine.
Every guest is permitted to bring two pieces of checked luggage, weighing around 22kg each. Consider brining a small bag with important medication, valuables and documents as it may take a few hours after embarkation for the checked luggage to be brought to your cabin.
Norwegian is one of the few cruise lines out there that gives its passengers flexibility when it comes to dining. Freestyle Dining is all about you deciding when and how you want to eat. Go with one of the included venues for fine dining or casual snacks. There are up to 3 Main Dining Rooms on board every NCL ship, all deliver fresh cuisine and boast daily rotating menus. The Buffet offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. The 24-Hour Eatery serves all your favourite comfort foods like fish and chips.
Specialty restaurants come at an additional cost and offer a unique culinary experience. There is a fantastic variety of cuisines: American, Italian, Brazilian Steakhouse, Japanese, French, Global, Mexican, seafood, Spanish.
Award-winning entertainment is what NCL is world famous for. Every ship offers unique performances, but they are all knock-your-socks-off amazing. There are award-winning musicals, Broadway shows, sing-along competitions, dance productions, live music to suit every taste, parties, comedy shows and ‘Deal or No Deal’ on offer.
The brand takes the concept of onboard activities to new heights. Their ThrillPlex activity zones are full of adrenaline pumping action, there are race-tracks, laser tag, a ropes course, an Aqua Park and virtual games at the Galaxy Pavilion. The ships are well stocked up on all kinds of water fun with waterslides, swimming pools, splash parks, hot tubs. Check out Spice H2O – an adult-only space on the top deck and the onboard casino.
The onboard gym is well equipped with free weights, TRX training and advanced cardio equipment. There is a plethora of fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, spinning, indoor cycling and more. The Sports Deck boasts basketball, volleyball and dodgeball with fantastic ocean views. Try out the ropes course or walk the plank 2,5m over the side of the ship. Bowling, rock climbing and mini golf are also available.
Look no further than the award-winning Mandara Spa for some ‘you time’. The spa offers over 50 treatments, a Thermal Suite and a Salt Room. Stay on top of your grooming needs at the Salon that features manicures and pedicures, as well as hair and scalp rituals, plus men’s grooming.
Special youth programmes are tailored to every age group. Guppies is for babies, toddlers and their parents. The Norwegian Escape boasts a Guppies Nursery – a fee based drop-off nursery service. Splash Academy is dedicated to 3-12 year olds, its complimentary and features fun crafts, parties, sports and more. Entourage is for teenagers aged 13 to 17. It is full of video games, movies, music, sports and people their age. The Late Night/Port Play service is available at an additional cost.
Choose between Family Suites with two bedrooms, conveniently located near the kids’ play area, or regular inter-connecting cabins. Most restaurants offer complimentary kids’ menus for passengers aged 4 to 12. Children under 3 eat free.
The following things are included in the price of your cruise holiday with NCL:
Suite guests will enjoy additional inclusive amenities, depending on the category.