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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises

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Norwegian Encore (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

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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.

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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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Pride of America

7 Night
Hawaii Hnl Inter Island Details

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Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Breakaway
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night
Western Caribbean - New Orleans Details

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night
Western Caribbean - New Orleans Details

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night
Western Caribbean - New Orleans Details

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Bliss

7 Night
Mexican Riviera - Los Angeles Details

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sky

3 Night
Bahamas - Short Details

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sun

9 Night
Alaska - Seattle Details

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Bliss

7 Night
Mexican Riviera - Los Angeles Details

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Epic

7 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - Barcelona Details

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night
Western Caribbean - New Orleans Details

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sky

4 Night
Bahamas - Short Details

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night
Canada & New England - New York Details

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sun

5 Night
Alaska - Seattle Details

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Pearl

11 Night
Panama Canal - Miami Details

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night
Alaska - Northbound Whittier Details

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Escape

10 Night
Greek Isles & Italy Details

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sky

3 Night
Bahamas - Short Details

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sky

9 Night
Eastern Caribbean - Miami Details

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Spirit

12 Night
Hawaii - Other Details

Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sun

9 Night
Alaska - Seattle Details

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Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Escape

10 Night
Greek Isles & Italy Details

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Dawn

11 Night
Southern Caribbean - Tampa Details

Leaving:Tampa
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Jade

18 Night
Europe - Mediterranean & Holy Land - Rome Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sun

16 Night
Repositions - Transpacific Details

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Dawn

11 Night
Southern Caribbean - Tampa Details

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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

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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Cruiser Reviews

DISAPPOINTMENT

Very disappointed in this cruise. Cabin was so so hard to get around the veranda was small. We did have a wonderful cabin boy. Found the main dining room lacking in food and its presentation was quite... Read More
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jimroche

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

$100 million upgrade and $0 spent on Officers and Captain Pinonchio

NCL knew before the Dubai leg of this trip to Cape Town took place , that the Corona Virus would prevent us reaching any ports other than the UAE. and one of them was awful. The Captain did not communicate any... Read More
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swimboy09

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Excellent crew

Chose cruise for stops. Excellent time crew excellent travel during Coronavirus craziness endless cleaning on ship they really made us feel safe. Captain made decisions not to port in port Rico due to... Read More
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Cruiser20202020

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Something for all...

We bid on and upgrade suite and got it.. it looked the same as a regular suite with double the size balcony and bathroom.. 3 of us in the room so it was comfortable. Mark took care of our room.. he was great and... Read More
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Oconnor

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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