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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All staterooms and suites have mini-safes. Please note, however, that Norwegian is not responsible for valuables left in staterooms or elsewhere on board.
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.
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:
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.
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.
The currency used on board all NCL ships is the US dollar.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guests who have special needs, medical requirements, or families with infants who require water for formula or milk, should contact the access desk at email@example.com to verify if an exception can be made for their beverage and to obtain pre-approval to provide to security at embarkation.
As very few guests bring wine on board, the team is able to easily and quickly screen these items.
Norwegian Cruise Line Ships