World Travel Awards named Norwegian Cruise Line  “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” in 2017, and it’s no wonder.

This cruise line features “Freestyle Cruising,” which allows you to have flexible dining times and dining options. What this means: No fixed dining time or pre-assigned seating, no formal dress codes, and a variety of entertainment choices.

Ice Bar on the Norwegian Epic (Photo: Norwegian)

And, only on Norwegian ships will you find the “Svedka and Inniskillin Ice Bar”, “The Waterfront,” “The Plank,” and Deck Parties.

Along with their full itinerary of exciting destinations, Norwegian also offers special interest cruises, such as family cruises, music themed cruises, and singles cruises for those who wish to cruise solo. In fact, Norwegian Cruise Line “was the first cruise line to build staterooms and common areas specifically for the single cruiser.”

Cruise Coach

To help you decide which cruise is right for you, the NCL website has a fun  Cruise Coach questionnaire that guides you through a series of multiple-choice questions. Based on your selections, the tool helps you select the cruise that is right for your budget, your cabin preferences, and your destination choices. This is a really great feature.

Norwegian Gem arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Norwegian)

Destinations

Norwegian sails just about anywhere you’d like to go around the world: Alaska, the Pacific coast, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, Cuba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and New England, Hawaii, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, South America, and Europe. They also offer Transatlantic cruises.

 

Norwegian Getaway balcony stateroom (Photo: Norwegian)

Accommodations

In addition to standard inside, ocean view staterooms, Norwegian offers Spa Suites, Mini-Suites, and Balcony staterooms that are “ideal for those who seek a more pampering experience at sea.”

For those who like even more spacious accommodations, The Haven offers 3-bedroom Garden Villa, Owner or Family Suites, and Penthouses. These come with your own butler and concierge services. This exclusive area is located on the top area of Norwegian ships.

 

Specialty dining at the Teppanyaki Japanese Hibachi restaurant. (Photo: Norwegian)

Dining

As with any cruise line, there are multiple complimentary dining options on every cruise ship; some ships even have three Main Dining Rooms. Plus, there are always the buffet, casual cafés and grills, and more from which to choose.

For specialty dining (an additional cost), you may find Cagney’s Steakhouse, Le Bistro French restaurant, Moderno Churrascaria (a Brazilian steakhouse), La Cucina Italian ristorante, Teppanyaki Japanese Hibachi restuarant, a Sushi and Sake bar, and more. (Note: not every specialty restaurant is available on every ship; please check the ship of your choice for its specialty restaurant options.)

Norwegian Legends Show: Lady Gaga (Photo: Norwegian)

Entertainment

Live musical entertainment and show-stopping performances can be found on every ship, every night. For example, you can find “Rock of Ages” on the Norwegian Breakaway, “After Midnight” on the Norwegian Escape, and “Legends in Concert” on the Norwegian Pearl.  Some of the “Legends” impersonated include: Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Steven Tyler, Little Richard, Lady Gaga, and more.

Cast of Cirque Dreams and Dinner Jungle Fantasy (Photo: Norwegian)

Something truly unique is the “Cirque Dreams.” While guests dine, acrobats, aerialists, and musicians perform under a “big top.”  This show is available on Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway, and Norwegian Epic.

Aqua Racer water slide (Photo: Norwegian)

Aqua Parks

What cruise ship doesn’t have great water features? Norwegian is no different with towering water slides, swimming pools, splash parks, and hot tubs. Breakaway Class ships have the Free Fall drop water slide, if you’re really adventurous.

There’s a water feature to please everyone onboard the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line, which has been named the “Top cruise line for families,” by Travel + Leisure.

Rock climbing wall on the Norwegian Pearl. (Photo: Norwegian)

Activities

There are so many choices of activities, you’re guaranteed to never be bored. Whatever your interest, there’s something for you, from the casino, to various sports, or time at the spa. Plus, depending on the ship, you will find game shows, variety shows, and a murder mystery with audience participation.

The newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, even has a go-kart race track.  You can see it in action here.

Latitudes Loyalty Program  

Norwegian’s loyalty program  has six tier levels, and you can earn points towards higher levels and benefits, plus receive discounts in the duty-free shops, shore excursions, photos, etc., as you work your way up the tiers. All guests who are 18 years of age and older are automatically enrolled in the program within 48 hours after completing a sailing.

Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Getaway (Photo: Norwegian)

The Norwegian Fleet

The Norwegian fleet has sixteen ships, which are spread throughout six classes; three ships are not classed. Depending on the ship, guest capacity runs from 1,936 on the Norwegian Sun to 4,100 on the Norwegian Epic.

The three non-classed ships are unique.  For example, Norwegian Joy is custom-built for China and is designed for Chinese guests; the Norwegian Spirit sails the Mediterranean, Europe, and Trans-Atlantic crossings to the Bahamas and Caribbean; and Pride of America: sails only around the Hawaiian Islands.

To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line, or to book a cruise, click here.

Bon Voyage!

World Travel Awards named Norwegian Cruise Line  “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” in 2017, and it’s no wonder.

This cruise line features “Freestyle Cruising,” which allows you to have flexible dining times and dining options. What this means: No fixed dining time or pre-assigned seating, no formal dress codes, and a variety of entertainment choices.

Ice Bar on the Norwegian Epic (Photo: Norwegian)

And, only on Norwegian ships will you find the “Svedka and Inniskillin Ice Bar”, “The Waterfront,” “The Plank,” and Deck Parties.

Along with their full itinerary of exciting destinations, Norwegian also offers special interest cruises, such as family cruises, music themed cruises, and singles cruises for those who wish to cruise solo. In fact, Norwegian Cruise Line “was the first cruise line to build staterooms and common areas specifically for the single cruiser.”

Cruise Coach

To help you decide which cruise is right for you, the NCL website has a fun  Cruise Coach questionnaire that guides you through a series of multiple-choice questions. Based on your selections, the tool helps you select the cruise that is right for your budget, your cabin preferences, and your destination choices. This is a really great feature.

Norwegian Gem arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Norwegian)

Destinations

Norwegian sails just about anywhere you’d like to go around the world: Alaska, the Pacific coast, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, Cuba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and New England, Hawaii, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, South America, and Europe. They also offer Transatlantic cruises.

 

Norwegian Getaway balcony stateroom (Photo: Norwegian)

Accommodations

In addition to standard inside, ocean view staterooms, Norwegian offers Spa Suites, Mini-Suites, and Balcony staterooms that are “ideal for those who seek a more pampering experience at sea.”

For those who like even more spacious accommodations, The Haven offers 3-bedroom Garden Villa, Owner or Family Suites, and Penthouses. These come with your own butler and concierge services. This exclusive area is located on the top area of Norwegian ships.

 

Specialty dining at the Teppanyaki Japanese Hibachi restaurant. (Photo: Norwegian)

Dining

As with any cruise line, there are multiple complimentary dining options on every cruise ship; some ships even have three Main Dining Rooms. Plus, there are always the buffet, casual cafés and grills, and more from which to choose.

For specialty dining (an additional cost), you may find Cagney’s Steakhouse, Le Bistro French restaurant, Moderno Churrascaria (a Brazilian steakhouse), La Cucina Italian ristorante, Teppanyaki Japanese Hibachi restuarant, a Sushi and Sake bar, and more. (Note: not every specialty restaurant is available on every ship; please check the ship of your choice for its specialty restaurant options.)

Norwegian Legends Show: Lady Gaga (Photo: Norwegian)

Entertainment

Live musical entertainment and show-stopping performances can be found on every ship, every night. For example, you can find “Rock of Ages” on the Norwegian Breakaway, “After Midnight” on the Norwegian Escape, and “Legends in Concert” on the Norwegian Pearl.  Some of the “Legends” impersonated include: Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Steven Tyler, Little Richard, Lady Gaga, and more.

Cast of Cirque Dreams and Dinner Jungle Fantasy (Photo: Norwegian)

Something truly unique is the “Cirque Dreams.” While guests dine, acrobats, aerialists, and musicians perform under a “big top.”  This show is available on Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway, and Norwegian Epic.

Aqua Racer water slide (Photo: Norwegian)

Aqua Parks

What cruise ship doesn’t have great water features? Norwegian is no different with towering water slides, swimming pools, splash parks, and hot tubs. Breakaway Class ships have the Free Fall drop water slide, if you’re really adventurous.

There’s a water feature to please everyone onboard the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line, which has been named the “Top cruise line for families,” by Travel + Leisure.

Rock climbing wall on the Norwegian Pearl. (Photo: Norwegian)

Activities

There are so many choices of activities, you’re guaranteed to never be bored. Whatever your interest, there’s something for you, from the casino, to various sports, or time at the spa. Plus, depending on the ship, you will find game shows, variety shows, and a murder mystery with audience participation.

The newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, even has a go-kart race track.  You can see it in action here.

Latitudes Loyalty Program  

Norwegian’s loyalty program  has six tier levels, and you can earn points towards higher levels and benefits, plus receive discounts in the duty-free shops, shore excursions, photos, etc., as you work your way up the tiers. All guests who are 18 years of age and older are automatically enrolled in the program within 48 hours after completing a sailing.

Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Getaway (Photo: Norwegian)

The Norwegian Fleet

The Norwegian fleet has sixteen ships, which are spread throughout six classes; three ships are not classed. Depending on the ship, guest capacity runs from 1,936 on the Norwegian Sun to 4,100 on the Norwegian Epic.

The three non-classed ships are unique.  For example, Norwegian Joy is custom-built for China and is designed for Chinese guests; the Norwegian Spirit sails the Mediterranean, Europe, and Trans-Atlantic crossings to the Bahamas and Caribbean; and Pride of America: sails only around the Hawaiian Islands.

To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line, or to book a cruise, click here.

Bon Voyage!