Norwegian cruise line

Overview

Norwegian Cruise Line was originally founded as Norwegian Caribbean Line in 1966 in Norway and is today owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Norwegian Cruise Line is a mainstream cruise line that offers itineraries throughout much of the world, with particular emphasis on the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska and Europe. Norwegian cruise ships are easily recognizable due to their elaborate hull paintings, with the newest ships' artwork designed by such painters as Peter Max, Guy Harvey, Wyland and David ``LEBO`` Le Batard.

Norwegian (NCL) Awards

  • 2018 Best for Solo Travelers
  • 2017 Best Nightlife
  • 2017 Best for Solo Travelers
  • 2016 Best Entertainment
  • 2016 Best Nightlife

Onboard Activities

Norwegian Cruise Line ships are filled from top to bottom with tons of award-winning fun and excitement. Whether it’s catching a Broadway show, dancing the night away at the White Hot Party or laughing out loud to the world-famous Second City comedy troupe, the party never stops.
Norwegian Epic offers guests exclusive access to the grand, Vegas-style entertainment of Legends in Concert and Cirque Dreams and Dinner. Also Tony-award winning Broadway shows are an exciting addition to the entertainment lineup onboard Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway and include Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Legally Blonde.
With up to a dozen different bars and lounges and everything from specialty martinis to buckets of beer you can try something new each night, including the first-ever ice bar at sea on the Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Breakaway.
Popular bars and lounges include Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar, The Humidor Cigar Lounge, Posh Beach Club, Spice H20, Mixx, Spinnaker Lounge, Champagne Bar, English Pubs, and dont forget the casino and poolside bars.
Looking for Action and Excitement? You will find everything you’re looking for in Norwegian Cruise Lines award-winning Casinos at Sea. With all they have to offer, you’ll never want to leave. Whether you’re a veteran player, or just getting started, you’ll feel right at home in their sizzling casino. Most feature Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud Poker, 3-Card Poker, Baccarat, Video Poker, 24-Hour Slots, and the highest table limits at sea.
Sports enthusiasts rejoice, from Sports Complexes with rappelling walls and full-size basketball courts to bowling, Norwegian cruise ships offer a variety of ways to stay active on vacation. Also try out the batting cages, Aqua Park, climbing walls and mini-golf course.
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the ocean from the jogging and walking tracks, or through the large picture windows as youre breaking a sweat on the treadmills in the Fitness Center. The state-of-the-art fitness centers on Norwegian cruise ships feature an aerobic room, free weights, and cardio machines with flat screen TVs. Plus, take a class in Pilates, Yoga, or spinning.
Unlike traditional dining arrangements that assign you to a specific table with either an early or late seating time, with Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle Dining there are no fixed seating times, assigned tables, or set dining companions. You can dine whenever, wherever, and with whomever you like.
Each ship has at least two complimentary and elegant main dining rooms serving fresh, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To ensure prompt service, reservations for each evening are strongly encouraged.
Other complimentary dining venues* include OSheehans Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Blue Lagoon 24-hour food court-style eatery, and a variety of casual cafes and poolside grills.
Reserve a night at a Norwegian Cruise Line specialty restaurant for a memorable fine dining experience. Norwegian ships provide a wide range of culinary tastes and experiences from Brazilian Steakhouses to Sushi Bars.
Children 3-years old and younger eat for free in Norwegian Cruise Lines specialty restaurants. Children 4- to 12-years old can choose from a complimentary Kids Menu or from the restaurants Specialty Kids Menu for half price.

Destinations

Singapore

Singapore

Alaska

Alaska

Bahamas

Bahamas

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Hongkong

Hongkong

Maldives

Maldives

Malaysia

Malaysia

Australia & New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand

Europe

Europe

Hawaii

Hawaii

Other Destinations : Japan, Dubai, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, South Africa, Florida,Bermuda, CANADA & NEW ENGLAND, Caribbean, Mexico, Miami, Pacific, Coast, Panama Canal, South America, Transatlantic

Ports

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Boston, MA
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Civitavecchia, Italy
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Papeete, Society Islands, French Polynesia
  • Port Canaveral, FL
  • Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia
  • Quebec, PQ
  • San Antonio, Chile
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Seattle, WA
  • Seward, AK
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Southampton, England
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Tampa, FL
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Venice, Italy

FAQs

Do I have to dress up on a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise?
Norwegian Cruise Line maintains a casual atmosphere onboard; during the day, casual wear is the norm. There's no formal dress code at night either, though most people do change into something slightly less casual for dinner. Additionally, some of the specialty extra-fee restaurants do require long pants, collared shirts and closed-toe shoes. Most evenings you'll see men in dark jeans or khakis and collared shirts, and women in blouses with slacks or skirts, or sundresses. Don't be surprised if you see people in shorts in the main dining rooms. Norwegian doesn't have any formal nights, but there is an optional Norwegian's Night Out at least once per sailing, for which passengers are encouraged to dress up. You'll rarely see a tux or gown, but suits and cocktail dresses are not unheard of. Norwegian ships also typically hold several themed nights (glow party, '70s or '80s, etc.) during a typical sailing. You might want to bring a few appropriate items, such as white clothing for the glow and white parties or bell bottoms for '70s night.
Is everything free on Norwegian Cruise Line?
No. Unless you have an all-inclusive dining or beverage package (which you can buy), you'll have to pay extra for most gratuities, specialty dining, room service, all drinks (alcoholic and non, except water, select juices at breakfast, and coffee and tea), shore excursions, visits to the spa and any retail purchases, including photos. On the newest ships, you'll also have to pay for some of the entertainment options and even some of the top-deck fun: On Norwegian Bliss, for example, the laser tag and go-karts cost extra.
What not to bring onboard?
Passengers should not bring the following items onboard any Norwegian Cruise Line ship: Drones (Game Flying Device) Guests are not permitted to bring drones onboard for safety of other guests, as well as the welfare of the vessel. Samsung Galaxy Note7 In light of recent safety issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note7, we are asking our guests who own this model to please avoid travelling with this mobile device. The Federal Aviation Administration has banned the Samsung Galaxy Note7 from all air travel, and until further notice, this device will be restricted from all Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Fire is one of the greatest threats at sea and due to the safety concerns these devices present, if one is found in a guest's possession or unattended in a stateroom onboard, our policy instructs the crew to confiscate the device for safekeeping. The device will remain in our possession, in a safe, monitored location, for the duration of the cruise. Guests can reclaim their device at the conclusion of the cruise from the reception desk. Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages of any kind including water, soft drink and juices* For more information read our FAQ about "Can I bring water or soft drink on board?". Unsealed food items will not be allowed onboard. Firearms, weapons of any kind, ammunition, explosive substances or any goods of a dangerous nature Irons / Ironing Boards and Steamers Guests are not permitted to bring and use their own irons or steamers onboard. Norwegian Cruise Line carries a limited number of irons and ironing boards which can be loaned to guests for a few hours at a time. They can be requested through housekeeping or Guest Services Desk. Irons and steamers would both be taken from guests at embarkation and returned at the end of the sailing. Animals of any kind, except service or guide animals, provided the passenger notifies Carrier prior to the cruise of his intention to bring such animal and agrees to take sole responsibility for any expense, damage, injuries or losses associated with or caused by such animal. Large Batteries, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), ham radios, satellite phones, transformers, lasers and laser pointers are not allowed onboard.
What time do I board the ship on embarkation day and in ports of call?
Arrival at the Cruise Terminal: For your comfort and convenience, we recommend that guests who have not completed their Online Check-In arrive at the cruise terminal no later than two (2) hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time printed on your cruise documents. Guests who have completed their Online Check-In should arrive at the terminal no later than one (1) hour prior to the scheduled embarkation time printed on your cruise documents. We STRONGLY recommend guests complete their Online Check-In at least four (4) days prior to sailing. Final Boarding Time: In order to facilitate the embarkation process, the processing of your eDocs, and to comply with new government regulations governing departure manifest, all guests are required to complete check-in at the cruise terminal and be onboard the ship no later than one hour prior to the departure time noted on their cruise documents or they will not be permitted to sail. Please note that guests who have not filled out their Online Check-In must arrive at the port two (2) hours prior to sailing. Joining or debarking the ship at any time outside of the published embark/debark port is not permitted for the following reasons: Itineraries are subject to change without notice. Violation of the Passenger Vessel Act (Jones Act), if applicable. Approval to embark or disembark mid-cruise may be allowed only in cases of emergencies. Please note that embarking or disembarking mid-cruise may result in a violation of the Passenger Vessel Act (Jones Act), resulting in a fine starting at $798 per person. Boarding Time in Ports of Call: In all ports of call, it is also the guest's responsibility to be back onboard the ship no later than one (1) hour prior to the ship's scheduled departure time. Please be aware that shipboard time may differ from the port of call and it is the guest's responsibility to follow the shipboard time. In the event a guest misses the ship, it will be the guest's responsibility to pay all expenses incurred to rejoin the ship.
What is the passport and visa requirement for cruising?
ALL GUESTS MUST CARRY A VALID PASSPORT. All Non-U.S. Citizen Guests Must Carry A Valid Passport, (Not Expiring within (6) Months of Return Of Your Cruise). In addition, a tourist visa may be required for entry into certain countries/ports of call. To confirm the specific documents required, please be sure to check with the proper authorities (such as your local immigration office) for each port that you are entering. You can also contact VisaCentral to answer your questions. U.S. Alien Resident Card (ARC) Holders U.S. Alien Residents holding an Alien Resident Card (ARC), also known as a "Green Card" must be in possession of the ARC in order to sail. U.S. Alien Residents who do not have their ARC with them at check in will be denied boarding. It is recommended that these guests also carry their passports from their country of citizenship if available. In some instances, ARC holders may still be required to have travel permits and/or visas to enter countries Norwegian Cruise Line visits in these destinations. Canadian Residency Permit (CRP) holders Canadian Residency Permit (CRP) holders who are NOT in possession of their permanent resident papers or a valid Temporary Resident Visa will be denied boarding if the ship visits any Canadian port during the cruise. In addition, the Canadian resident can be refused re-entry into Canada without their proper resident documentation. Important Information for Chinese Citizens Cruising in the United States Effective November 29, 2016, all Chinese passport holders that have a 10 year B1/B2 non-immigrant visa are now required to fill out an Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment in order to enter the United States. All Chinese guests with a 10 year B1/B2 visa must complete their EVUS enrollment prior to arriving to the pier. Proof of EVUS enrollment must be shown at check-in and is required to board the ship
How many suitcases can I bring?
Each person is allowed up to two pieces of personal luggage on board, with each piece weighing a maximum of 50 pounds. However, if passengers are travelling by air, they need to check with the airline for specific restrictions.

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My family had a wonderful experience at the Norwegian cruise.
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