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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.

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 Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway

16 Night
Europe - Other Details

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Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 20, 2023
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Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem

5 Night
Bermuda - New York Details

2,478 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 9, 2022
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Pride of America
Pride of America

7 Night
Hawaii Hnl Inter Island Details

Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Getaway

5 Night
Western Caribbean - Miami Details

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 11, 2022
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7 Night
Western Caribbean - New Orleans Details

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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5 Night
Bermuda - New York Details

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Mar 31, 2023
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7 Night
Western Caribbean - Port Canaveral Details

Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Southern Caribbean - San Juan Details

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 6, 2022
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Hawaii Hnl Inter Island Details

Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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9 Night
Europe - Baltic Details

Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Aug 15, 2023
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14 Night
Repo - Transatlantic Details

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 29, 2024
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18 Night
Europe - Med Egypt & Greek Isles Details

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 13, 2023
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15 Night
Europe - Other Details

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 2, 2022
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8 Night
Bahamas - New York Details

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 19, 2022
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10 Night
Europe - Northern Capitals Details

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 8, 2022
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5 Night
Alaska - Seattle Details

Leaving:Seattle
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jul 13, 2022
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8 Night
Repo - Pacific Coastal Details

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 23, 2023
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7 Night
Bermuda - Boston Details

Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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5 Night
Mexican Riviera - Los Angeles Details

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Bermuda - New York Details

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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5 Night
Mexican Riviera - San Diego Details

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 17, 2022
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12 Night
Africa-south Africa Details

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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10 Night
Alaska - Other Details

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 22, 2022
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15 Night
Europe - Other Details

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 15, 2023
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Western Caribbean - Tampa Details

Leaving:Tampa
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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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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CDC Express

The stop at Coco Caye was canceled by the Bahamian government and that was disappointing but our group made the best of it andhad a great day on ship.Finally our group had a great time and we were glad we went on trip.Read More
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Bigpop1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Cruising in spite of COVID - NCL did a great job!

Understanding the complexities and constant changing of COVID, I thought NCL did their best to keep passengers safe while still trying to keep up the spirit of good time cruising.NCL did their best to continue to provide entertainment (comedy, dueling pianos, etc.Read More
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Ms. Ellie2222

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

A good challenge to DCL

So we got shuffled off to a small Haven boarding room hosted by concierge with small assortment of snacks and then whisked on board directly to our assigned emergency gathering location and then up to Haven for a tour of the Haven.Manhattan room was nice, at aft so our 5:00pm time got us a table facing bank of aft facing windows with little dance floor.Read More
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Rorojinks

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

masks not enforced

No matter what they say, not enforcing mask rules once aboard the ship is getting people sick!She did not wear her mask and got sick.Read More
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agogirl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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