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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises

39,611 Reviews
4 Awards
Norwegian Encore (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

Message from Norwegian Cruise Line

Over the past 53 years, you have inspired us all over the world. Now, as we prepare for our return to the sea, we are working on enhancing our already robust health and safety standards so you may continue exploring the world with Peace of Mind. Every guest and crew member have been, and continue to be, our #1 priority and we truly look forward to welcoming you on board soon. Please stay tuned as we continue to update you with the latest information through our website at www.ncl.com.

Harry Sommer

Harry Sommer

President & CEO of NCL

About Norwegian (NCL) Cruises

Known for its "freestyle" cruising, the laid-back Norwegian experience is all about choice, offering one of the largest selections of dining and entertainment venues per ship. Plus, with Norwegian's Free At Sea offer, every cruise fare includes a choice of things like free Wi-Fi, specialty dining, drinks or excursions.

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Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic

10 Night
Greek Isles & Italy

4,224 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Aug 17, 2024
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Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic

10 Night
Greek Isles & Italy

4,224 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Getaway

10 Night
Eastern Caribbean - New York

3,082 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Pride of America
Pride of America alongside at Kahului on Sunday, April 10, 2022 (Photo: Aaron Saunders)

7 Night
Hawaii Hnl Inter Island

2,273 Reviews
Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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15 Night
Repo - Panama Canal

345 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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10 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - Rome

2,871 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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10 Night
Europe - British Isles

2,493 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 21, 2023
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15 Night
Europe - Other

4,224 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 22, 2023
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11 Night
Europe - Greek Isles & Eastern Med

1,970 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Aug 6, 2023
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12 Night
Repo - Panama Canal

2,515 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jan 25, 2023
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7 Night
Canada & New England - New York

3,728 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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8 Night
Repo - Pacific Coastal

2,301 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 23, 2023
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7 Night
Mexican Riviera - San Diego

2,301 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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12 Night
Europe - Baltic

2,901 Reviews
Leaving:Le Havre
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 24, 2024
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7 Night
Southern Caribbean - New York

4,224 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Dec 16, 2022
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Norwegian (NCL) Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Norwegian (NCL) cruise ships?

Norwegian cruise ships draw a diverse crowd, though the majority of passengers on ships sailing to the Caribbean and in Alaska and Hawaii hail from North America. You'll find a decent number of people from other English-speaking countries, and smaller numbers from South America and Europe. On European cruises, North Americans still dominate but you'll find more people from the United Kingdom and other European countries. One ship, Norwegian Joy, was designed specifically for the Asian market, and the vast majority of passengers on this ship will be from China.

You'll find plenty of young families onboard Norwegian ships, especially during holidays and school breaks. However, the line's newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, is less family-friendly than the line's other ships, with all the kids clubs on the lowest levels of the ship and onboard entertainment that is decidedly adult.

Generally speaking, Norwegian Cruise Line attracts mostly middle-aged and older couples, as well as groups of friends of all ages.

Do I have to dress up on a Norwegian (NCL) 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 (NCL) cruises?

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 are Norwegian (NCL)’s most popular activities?

On warm-weather cruises, the main pool is the line's most popular spot onboard. On ships with water slides, ropes courses, go-kart tracks and laser tag, these are also popular and often require a wait of up to 30 minutes or more.

Inside, you'll find activities that range from trivia, bingo and Deal or No Deal during the day to song-and-dance revues or Broadway shows in the theater and live music or cabaret shows in the evening. Norwegian ships also have a lively bar nightlife. There's also an always-busy casino, which opens when the ship is out to sea.

Why go with Norwegian (NCL)?

  • Extensive choice of restaurants, bars and activities -- especially on the newest ships
  • Newest ships have excellent Broadway and West End theater shows
  • Be Aware: Many dining and entertainment options incur surcharges

Best for: Active families, picky eaters, and couples/groups who love to bar hop

Not for: People who can't stand crowds, or those seeking a relaxed onboard environment

Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Epic fail

No space to lift weights, trx class in the middle of the gym with only enough room for three people, and you can’t even jump in the class because ceiling is so low.No daily changes on buffet or in main dining room which is like eating leftovers every single day (I’ve never been so ready to get home and eat).Read More
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whybrewmj

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I’d give 0 stars if I could

It only included 75 free minutes of Wi-Fi.The advertised free at sea was a scam with most of the dining reservations filling up before having a chance to book.Read More
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belles1022

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

NCL Environmental Sustainability efforts good

Daily paper use is massive.IDEAS TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT Use 2 sided paper for everything.Read More
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Shellsbb

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Ripoff ~

Was excited so much about the Cruise rating/ Reviews , BUT a Large dissappointment !!!~ you were in an unorganised line with large crowed like refuges !!Read More
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sajitn

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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