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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises

39,833 Reviews
7 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 Sky
Norwegian Sky

3 Night
Bahamas - ShortDetails

2,078 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 3, 2023
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Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape (Photo: Norwegian)

10 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - BarcelonaDetails

2,885 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Aug 11, 2024
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Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic

11 Night
Europe - OtherDetails

4,243 Reviews
Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Oct 16, 2023
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Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Spirit

12 Night
Australia ProductDetails

2,078 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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11 Night
Europe - Greek Isles & Eastern MedDetails

1,974 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Aug 6, 2023
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5 Night
Repo - Pacific CoastalDetails

1,282 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 9, 2023
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8 Night
Repo - Pacific CoastalDetails

2,304 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 23, 2023
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11 Night
Asia - South EastDetails

2,304 Reviews
Leaving:Manila
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Nov 30, 2023
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19 Night
Repo - TransatlanticDetails

2,098 Reviews
Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 2, 2023
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12 Night
Asia - South EastDetails

2,304 Reviews
Leaving:Taipei
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Oct 30, 2023
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11 Night
Italy, Greece, & France: Mediterranean JewelsDetails

2,885 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jul 3, 2024
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7 Night
Mexican Riviera - San DiegoDetails

2,304 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 2, 2023
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9 Night
Europe - Greek Isles & Eastern MedDetails

1,974 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Mar 12, 2023
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15 Night
Repo - TransatlanticDetails

4,243 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Mar 31, 2025
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5 Night
Bermuda - New YorkDetails

3,106 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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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

First and last cruise with NCL

One of the staff members told us to wait on the right side of the doors for the first come first serve.One evening several kids cards were left in the lounge after the staff left for the evening so my husband called down to get someone to open the door where the kids were waiting for their cards.Read More
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5islands

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

NCL GOUGES PASSENGERS. NO REASON TO "FEEL FREE" ON NCL

The cost of NCL coffee package is 6 times per passenger per day MORE than we were charged by Princess Cruise lines on a cruise we took just seven weeks ago.It took me 4 days and I had to work through the guest services desk, the Latitude consultant, and the Cruise Next Staff to finally receive the complimentary items.Read More
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briangdg

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

A cluster

The entertainment and specialty dining options really sold us.However, all specialty dining was sold out before we even got on.Read More
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Chrissyoneman1968

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Disorganized, overcrowded.. understaffed

We had the best people taking care of us who were working nonstop around the clock to give us good service however they were so understaffed there was no possible way to take care of the oversold ship.The adult area had a cold water feature that was very nice and relaxing ( but full of people ) as well as two hot tubs that were usually full.Read More
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Kschrock

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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