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Set sail on one of Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 innovative ships, where award-winning entertainment, spectacular dining options, and activities for every traveller await. Whether you are cruising through the glaciers of Alaska or the sundrenched Mediterranean, you can say goodbye to strict schedules and hello to a freestyle cruising experience that will make your holiday truly yours.
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Norwegian Aqua
Ship Class: Prima

Embark on a journey like never before with Norwegian Aqua, the latest gem in Norwegian Cruise Line's Prima Class. Setting sail in 2025, this ship promises an unparalleled cruise experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Boasting more...

Norwegian Viva
Ship Class: Prima

Welcome aboard the all-new Norwegian Viva, the next stunning ship in the brand-new Prima Class, designed for you to live life to the fullest. Undertaking her maiden voyage in the summer of 2023. Feel the rush of the fastest slides on the...

Norwegian Prima
Ship Class: Prima

The first of NCL's Prima-Class ships, the aptly named Norwegian Prima, will undertake her maiden voyage in August 2022. Prima will offer more wide-open spaces, the largest variety of suite categories at sea, the largest three-bedroom...

Norwegian Spirit
Ship Class: Leo Class

Step aboard the fresh Norwegian Spirit where delicious dining options, bars and lounges, thrilling entertainment, and the relaxing Mandara Spa are all at your fingertips. With indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy and activities to thrill and...

Norwegian Cruise Line Reviews

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Great ports to explore     0 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2024
NCL Epic is a huge ship with over 3000 passengers. Long queues and waits but overall a wonderful cruise stopping at many major ports of interest. Entertainment was ok but not great and their food was ok but not great. Staff were wonderful and the solo travellers club was a great way to meet other solo travellers.
Fantastic Holiday     4 , NSW, Australia, Feb 2024
Had a wonderful time in Hawaii, and on a cruise around the islands! Thank you Hannah Perry from Global Journeys, for organising our trip… I would definitely ask Hannah again to organise another vacation, and highly recommend Global Journeys. Thanks again.
Just Brilliant   1 , VIC, Australia, Oct 2023
Brilliant adventure for first time cruisers. The ship was amazing , the staff super friendly and helpful. Food choices were plentiful and generally the shore excursions were well planned. Only criticism was the tenders in Mykonos, not enough. We will do another cruise definitely.

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Hawaii (2023-25)

When it comes to cruising Hawai‘i, it’s our thing. But once you hop the Hawaiian Islands with NCL, it will become your thing. Only NCL visits four uniquely different islands in seven days—with overnight stays in Maui and Kaua‘i. On NCL, your journey is...more just as exciting as your destination, so take to the sea and find out what it means to Feel Free.

Europe (2023-25)

Experience the best from ship to shore in Europe. Whichever award-winning ship you choose to cruise in Europe, thereʼs something for everyone around every corner. Sail on board our newest class of ships designed to exceed every expectation, Norwegian...more Prima and Norwegian Viva.
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Freedom Cruising
Freedom Cruising

Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no schedule to follow but your own. That is the freedom Norwegian Cruise Line provides with no schedules and no stipulations.

Indulge your taste buds at one of the wide-ranging dining options, or perhaps you would prefer a dinner and a show combination?

Relax in some of the most spacious and modern staterooms in the cruise industry before venturing out to experience the shore excursion of your choice.

Award-Winning Entertainment
Award-Winning Entertainment

Bask in the bright lights of Broadway with performances like Rock of Ages or Tony Award®-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet.

Or watch in awe as world-class acrobats and aerialist twirl through the air in Cirque Dreams. Spend every day discovering award-winning entertainment that's beyond anything at sea.

Top Deck Innovation
Top Deck Innovation

Experience the only race tracks and open-air laser tag courses at sea on board Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss, and Norwegian Encore.

Hit the deck and dance the night away at NCL's popular parties, including White Hot, Caliente, Glow, and Nashville Nights.

Feel the warm sun and balmy ocean breezes along The Waterfront, Norwegian's revolutionary quarter-mile oceanfront promenade.

Spectacular Dining Choices
Spectacular Dining Choices

Savour a three-course meal and a great bottle of wine. Or grab a burger hot off the grill. Dress up. Dress down. Sit down with friends or make new ones.

Thanks to the flexibility of no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating, you have the freedom to enjoy more dining options than days of your cruise.

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NCL's Guide to Cruising Hawaii

25 July, 2023

NCL's Guide to Cruising Hawaii

The allure of the Hawaiian Islands speaks for itself, from lush rainforests and waterfalls to sun-kissed beaches and hand-crafted cocktails. There is something for everyone and Norwegian Cruise Lines has your guide to making the most out of island-hopping Hawaii. A cruise experience that stays...

Discover Hawaii with NCL

09 June, 2022

Discover Hawaii with NCL

It has felt like a long time coming, but at last the world is reopening again for us to explore and there are many reasons why a visit to Hawaii should be high on your 'must do' list. Hawaii is one of the many things that Norwegian Cruise Lines does exceptionally well and they are ready and...

Norwegian Spirit’s 2020 Revitalisation

30 December, 2019

Norwegian Spirit’s 2020 Revitalisation

New Year, new Spirit. 2020 will see Norwegian Spirit undergo a US$100 million revitalisation under The Norwegian Edge program. Heading into dry dock on January 2nd she will set sail again in February to show off her extensive bow to stern renovation. Fresh from her makeover she will boast 14...

How The Haven on Norwegian Will Change the Way You Cruise

06 December, 2019

How The Haven on Norwegian Will Change the Way You Cruise

A private enclave nestled atop select ships in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet brings exclusivity and luxury to the sea – and it will change the way you cruise. The Haven is a beautiful space comprised of well appointed suites and private venues for Haven guests only and is attended by...

Norwegian Cruise Line FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Norwegian Cruise Line

What clothes should I pack?

When it comes to what to wear, you can go resort casual or get decked-out and look your best - it's your call. That's the freedom of Freestyle Cruising. NCL even have special "Dress-Up or Not Night." It's the perfect opportunity to get your portrait taken with your family, that special someone or even with the ship's Captain.

Please Note: NCL want you to be comfortable, but tank tops for men, thongs, baseball caps, visors and jeans that are overly faded, with holes or tears and worn below the hips are not permitted in main dining rooms or specialty restaurants.

What shouldn't I bring on board?
  • Drones (Game Flying Device)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note7
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages (exceptions apply - see below)
  • Unsealed food items
  • Firearms, weapons of any kind
  • Irons / Ironing Boards and Steamers
  • Animals of any kind
  • Firearms, weapons of any kind
  • For a full list visit NCL's PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST.
Will I need an electrical adaptor for my cruise?

All Norwegian ships are equipped with North American standard, 110 volts AC and standard European 220/230 volts AC outlets. To use Australian or New Zealand electrical items on board, you will need to bring an adaptor with you.

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 (22kgs). However, if you're travelling by air prior to your cruise, you need to check with your airline for specific restrictions.

Where can I keep my valuables?

All staterooms and suites have mini-safes. Please note, however, that Norwegian is not responsible for valuables left in staterooms or elsewhere on board.

What is My NCL, and what are eDocs?

Once your booking has been confirmed by your Global Journeys cruise advisor, you will be able to sign up for "My NCL". This is done directly on the Norwegian Cruise website and allows you to access all of your important pre-cruise information, complete your Online Check-In and reserve Shore Excursions. Once you've completed your Online Check-In you can download eDocs - a detailed summary of your cruise holiday that acts as your boarding pass.

When can I make specialty restaurant reservations?

Reserving dining and entertainment before your cruise can help you plan ahead and make sure that you do not miss out on our most popular shows and restaurants. You can pre-book these on board activities in "My NCL" following the schedule below:

  • Suites and Haven - 120 days prior to sailing
  • All other staterooms
    • For sailings that are 6 days or less and are not a holiday sailing, 90 days prior to sailing
    • For sailings that are 6 days or less and are a holiday sailing, 120 days prior to sailing
    • For sailings that are 7 days or more, 120 days prior to sailing
What does the cruise fare include?
  • Accommodation
  • Service Charges/Gratuities
  • Transportation to some of the most beautiful places on earth via cruise ship
  • Dedicated Kids & Teen (ages 3-17) programming & spaces during at sea days until 10:30 pm and from departure until 10:30 pm during port days
  • Meals in one of the many complimentary dining venues
  • 24-hour Dining venue (on select ships)
  • Room service menu items (convenience charge may apply)
  • Outdoor Buffet (on select ships)
  • Pool Bar and Grill (on select ships)
  • Coffee Bar (regular coffee and pastries included, specialty coffees at nominal extra charge)
  • Iced Tea, some juices in the buffet (for breakfast), regular coffee, tea and ice water
  • All entertainment on board (with the exception of dinner and lunch theatre entertainment)
  • Art Auctions
  • Poolside activities
  • Access to fitness facilities
  • Select on board presentations
  • Sports Court activities
  • Use of outdoor pools and hot tubs
  • In-stateroom TV programming (except for on-demand movies)
  • Phone calls on board the ship (stateroom to stateroom)
  • Use of private Studio Lounge if staying in Studio accommodation on Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Pride of America, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Escape
  • Suite Guests receive additional amenities, based on the category of accommodation
What doesn't the cruise fare include?
  • Meals in Specialty Restaurants
  • Alcoholic Beverages (except on Norwegian Sky's and Norwegian Sun's All-Inclusive Sailings)
  • Soft drinks and some other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Spa and Salon Services
  • Exercise classes
  • Casino
  • Dining Entertainment
  • Transfers (unless pre-purchased with air/sea packages)
  • Hotel Stays pre-/post-cruise (unless pre-purchased)
  • Shore Excursions
  • Photography
  • Internet Access
  • Baby Sitting Services
  • Specialty On board Seminars
  • Art purchases
  • Gift shop purchases
  • Video Arcade
  • Phone calls off the ship
  • Wi/Fi & Satellite connection for tablets, phones/mobile devices
  • Laundry Services
  • Use of the Medical Centre
  • Government taxes, port expenses, and fees
  • Convenience Charge for Room Service (does not apply to The Haven and Norwegian Suites)
How do I pay for on board expenses?

For your convenience, all shipboard expenses are charged to your On board account. Sign up when you check in, establishing your method of payment with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB Card or Diner's Club. You may also use your debit card however please be advised that NCL obtain pre-authorisation, as they do for all Credit Cards, and some banks hold these funds for up to 30 days. Cash can also be used as a method of payment to settle your account with an initial deposit paid in advance.

What is the Fuel Supplement?

Norwegian reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65.00 USD per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 USD per passenger per day.

What currency is used on board?

The currency used on board all NCL ships is the US dollar.

Is there a doctor on board?

A physician and nurse are on each ship to provide medical care and services at customary charges. Commonly used medications are kept on board and may be prescribed by the ship's doctor.

Are there special rates for children or infants?

Norwegian Cruise Line is committed to offering an unforgettable cruise experience for the entire family. Children aboard NCL ships can enjoy a variety of activities, events and programmes including the newly redesigned Youth Programme with age specific activities for infants, kids & teens.

On most sailings, NCL offer significantly discounted rates for the 3rd - 8th guests. Infants under six months of age are not eligible for travel on Norwegian ships.

Are there children's programmes?

Splash Academy (3-12 years) and Entourage (13-17 years) are NCL’s on board children’s programs. Click here for more info on NCL's "NCL’s Splash Academy and Entourage".

Do I have to pay for Splash Academy, Entourage or Late Night Fun Zone programmes on sea days and port days?

Splash Academy and Entourage are complimentary programmes, but there is a port day Meal Fee of $6.00 USD per child/per meal, which applies for the supervision of children during meal times. Depending on the arrival of the ship into port, Port Day Meals may include a combination of breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Please check the activity programme on board for the Port Play Meal(s) time slots.

How do I register my children for the youth programmes: Guppies Nursery, Splash Academy, and Entourage?

On all ships, one-time registration is to be completed by a parent or guardian (if child is not travelling with their parent) for each child/teen age 3 - 17. Children/teens can then participate as frequently as they choose. Norwegian requests that you let the Youth Staff know if your child has allergies and/or is taking any medications by noting this on the Registration Form.

On the Norwegian Escape, any parent wanting to use the Guppies Nursery is required to complete a one-time registration for children ages 6 months - under 3 years old along with securing a reservation for desired time block session. Be sure to register your child and make reservations for the desired time block once on board with the Nursery Attendant.

Will my Latitudes Rewards be credited to my account if we book through Global Journeys?

When making a new booking with us, we encourage you to enter your existing Latitudes Rewards number in order for you to be accurately credited your Latitudes points and receive the on board benefits you earned.

Ways To Earn Rewards Points
  • Earn 1 point for every cruise night.
  • Earn 1 additional point per night for booking in a Concierge, Suite* or The Haven.
  • Earn 1 additional point per night when booking a Latitudes Rewards Insider Offer.
  • On board Discounts (including the pre-booking of shore excursions) are available on all sailings. All other benefits are available on sailings 5 days or longer.
How many points are needed to reach each tier level?
  • Bronze: 1 - 29 points
  • Silver: 30 - 54 points
  • Gold: 55 - 79 points
  • Platinum: 80 - 174 points
  • Platinum Plus: 175 - 699 points
  • Ambassador: 700+ points
When are Rewards points applied to my account?

Rewards points are applied to your account after you return from your cruise. Points will be applied within 48 hours after you have completed a sailing.

What is the alcohol and beverage policy?

The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on Norwegian Cruise Line ships is 21. Guests who are 18 - 20 years of age can purchase and consume beer or wine when the ship is in international waters (3 miles out of US territorial waters). The age modification does not apply for Alaska and Hawaii sailings. The parent or legal guardian must be on board the sailing with the young adult and present themselves at the Front Desk so they can sign the form allowing the consumption of beer and wine only.

Can I bring alcohol on board?

With the exception of Wine and Champagne, all guests are prohibited from bringing alcohol on board NCL ships. If you purchase any alcohol at one of the ports-of-call or on board shops, NCL will safely store your purchase(s) and either on the final night of the cruise or the morning of debarkation it will be available for pick up in a designated area.

Can I bring water or soft drink on board?

Guests are prohibited from bringing any non-alcoholic drinks such as water, soft drink and juices on board either as carry-on or checked luggage.

If I need to bring water or milk on board for a medical reason or infant, what’s the process?

Guests who have special needs, medical requirements, or families with infants who require water for formula or milk, should contact the access desk at resoffice@ncl.com to verify if an exception can be made for their beverage and to obtain pre-approval to provide to security at embarkation.

Why can I bring wine but not other beverages?

As very few guests bring wine on board, the team is able to easily and quickly screen these items.

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