Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises
Free at Sea
Norwegian's extraordinary Free at Sea add on is a wonderful way to enhance your onboard experience. Elevate your experience with premium drinks, speciality dining options and more! Or if you want to treat yourself, you can even upgrade to Free at Sea Plus, which comes with all the perks of Free at Sea, plus unlimited Wi-Fi, even more drinks options and other incredible onboard benefits.View Cruises
Ports of Call
When you cruise with NCL expect itineraries which take you everywhere from sunny beaches to bustling cities.View Cruises
Sailing from summer 2022, Norwegian Prima will be the latest ship to join the fleet. Click the link below to find out more.View Cruises
Cruises with Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line offers American-style cruising that guests of all ages will enjoy on their fleet of fun-filled cruise ships. Be it a boisterous family get together, relaxing romantic getaway or pursuing common interests with friends new and old, there’s everything you could need, and more, right onboard their impressive fleet. And if you want to elevate your cruise to the next level, you can opt for the Free at Sea addition, giving you benefits such as premium beverages, speciality dining and more!
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Deals
08 May 2024
Emerald Isle from Portsmouth£1,083 pp
16 February 2024
Explore the Fjords of New Zealand & Australia with Auckland Stay£3,049 pp
23 June 2024
Greek Isles from Athens with Stay£1,849 pp
02 May 2024
Alaska with Dawes Glacier from Seattle with Stay£1,999 pp
19 August 2024
Top Seller - Italy, Croatia, Greece, Malta, France & Spain from Trieste with Venice Stay£2,099 pp
29 July 2025
Ireland from Southampton£1,484 pp
11 January 2024
Australia & New Zealand from Sydney with Stay & Opera House Tour£3,749 pp
12 January 2024
Australia & New Zealand from Sydney with Stay£3,499 pp
21 December 2023
Australia & Fjords of New Zealand with Sydney and Auckland Stays£5,049 pp
Norwegian Cruise Line: Life on-board
- Total cruises 1,324
- Fleet: 20 Ships
- Destinations: 27
Providing exciting itineraries, comfortable cabins, outstanding cuisine and entertainment for an onboard experience that you won't forget, a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line will truly be the holiday of a lifetime.
As well as all the cool features onboard Norwegians fun-filled cruise ships, NCL also provide fantastic kids and teens entertainment for all ages. Free of charge, these services allow parents to get some much-need relaxation time while the kids take part in fun activities and make friends with others their own age.
Splash Academy Kids Clubs
With fully trained staff and engaging activities for your children to have plenty of fun with their new friends, each age group has a program that is specially designed to keep kids busy and happy. Divided into four age groups, your children can mix with kids their own age and enjoy activities tailored towards their interests.
- Guppies- ages 6 months to 3 years
- Turtles- ages 3 to 5
- Seals- ages 6 to 9
- Dolphins- ages 10 to 12
Entourage Teen Club
In addition to the kids clubs, Entourage is a great programme for teens (13-17yrs) and will get them out and about playing football, taking part in fashion shows or enjoying pool parties. With so much to do around the ship they will struggle to choose between the twenty different sports on offer, the movie nights or the amazing chill-out teen lounge with vending machines, TVs, air hockey, and PlayStation® 3s.
For the evenings when parents want to have some time out from the kids, there is a group babysitting service in the kids centre for children between the ages of 3-12 yrs. Parents can relax and have fun whilst the children are also having a great time.
Norwegian Cruise Lines are real trend setters when it comes to dining while on your cruise. Thanks to their brilliant freestyle dining, guests are not restricted to set mealtimes, although you can book in advance if you wish. Instead, you can simply go with the flow and eat when and where you fancy.
Norwegian cruise lines ships have as many as nineteen separate dining venues to choose from. The complimentary dining venues include:
- Main Dining Restaurants- serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the main dining restaurants are the perfect balance of great food and occasion combined with the relaxed style of dining when, where and how you like thanks to NCL’s freestyle dining.
- Asian Fusion- one of the most popular cuisines and with many fusion interpretations, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to complimentary pan-Asian dining options across the NCL fleet. From sushi and Teppanyaki to noodle and rice dishes, NCL has it all wherever you are in the world.
- Pub Grub- serving classic drinks, with entertainment and games, this is the place to hang out, catch a game on tele or tuck into some late-night pub food from American-style burgers and wings to British pies, and fish and chips.
- Pool Bars and Grills- there’s no need to get dressed and dry on a Norwegian cruise ship to grab a snack and drink while enjoying a splash in the pools and water parks. You’ll find plenty of beers, cocktails, ice cream, burgers, pizza and hotdogs to keep you going right by the pool.
As well as fantastic complimentary dining options, Norwegian Cruise Line are a real foodies’ cruise with a vast range of styles to match any occasion, and cuisines inspired from around the world to entice you to drop in or book a table:
- Food Republic – tacos, sushi rolls, seafood, sharing dishes and a grilled selection as well as draught beer, cocktails and coffees.
- Los Lobos– revolutionary Mexican cuisine on Norwegian Dawn.
- La Cucina – classic Italian pizzas, pastas, and more.
- Cagney’s Steakhouse – authentic American-style steak dinners.
- Moderno – Brazilian meats carved right at your table.
- Le Bistro – traditional, gourmet French cuisine.
- Teppanyaki – experience the creative wonders of Japanese cooking.
- Epicurean Circus Show– three course surf and turf menu while taking in the spectacular performances.
With a variety of different entertainment venues and performances each night throughout your cruise, there’s something for everyone thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line. Well-known for bringing Broadway-style shows to the ocean with many celebrated musicals and big budget productions on their ship you could see hit shows such as Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and After Midnight.
Meanwhile, in smaller venues away from the main theatre, you’ll find the Cavern Club for Beatles fans and Howl at the Moon and Fat Cats Jazz and Blues Club for those looking to take in some music with a drink in a lounge bar. There’s also a comfy bar featuring stand up and improv acts for those looking for a laugh.
However, a real entertainment highlight with Norwegian is the big top style circus show you can book to watch while enjoying a glamorous three-course dinner. This is a Cirque du Soleil show that’s grand yet up close and personal, while Burn the Floor Latin dance show brings an extra dollop of sauciness to the dining experience in the Tropicana Room restaurant.
What's more, for cruisers wanting to get in on the action, there are game shows such as Deal or No Deal, karaoke and Glow parties to really let your hair down.
Bars and Lounges
Top Norwegian Cruise Line bars and lounges include:
- Ice Bar- wrap up warm and enjoy cool vodka-based drinks in ice cube cups
- Sugarcane Mojito Lounge- watch the expert mixologists concoct your drink to the rhythm of the music
- Vibe Beach Club- relax in the sun in the adults only alfresco bar area
- Spice H20- join the pumping outdoor disco and countdown to the fireworks
- Cigar Lounge- cool lounge where you purchase a choice of cigar brands and take in the views
- Ultra Lounge- funky late-night disco playing all your favourite tracks
- Spinnaker Lounge- great views during the day and lively disco hub at night
With quiet adults’ pools and shallow kids’ pools, along with plenty of fountains, water cannons and slides to play on, the water parks onboard NCL ships are a real highlight. As well as a variety of pools, such as hot tubs and plunge pools, the variety of slides really make a splash with all the family, from the sudden drop Free Fall and Whip slides sweeping out over the side of the ship, to the Epic Plunge that really gets you in a whirl.
If you'd rather stay dry, there are plenty more fun activities to choose from onboard. From high rope courses to climbing walls, zip lines and even go karts onboard some ships, everyone can get together and make memories during their cruise. What's more, the sports courts and gym are ideal for those who like to stay active and enjoy some friendly competition.
However, if you'd like to spend some time during your cruise relaxing, the onboard spa boasts an extensive menu of luxurious treatments to choose from, while simply laying back and soaking up the sun on deck will never disappoint. In addition, if you'd like to escape the crowds and enjoy some adult-only peace and quiet, Spice H20 is an open-air lounge by day, with hot tubs and water features, while by night the area transforms into a beach party with a grand finale of fireworks.
Norwegian Cruise Line Ships
Ideal for families, couples, singles and first-time cruisers alike, Norwegian cruise ships feature many popular onboard attractions and facilities while sailing to amazing destinations all over the world.
Norwegian Cruise Line ship classes explained
Breakaway Plus Big ships with space for 4,000 guests and all the activities, restaurants and entertainment of a small city.
Jewel Mid-sized ships with something onboard for guests of all ages.
Breakaway Innovative ships, show-stopping features and entertainment to keep the whole family busy.
Dawn Ships that are smaller in size yet still packed with activities and entertainment.
Epic Welcoming over 4,000 guests, there's something to do day and night onboard.
Sun Small yet contemporary ships sailing to fantastic destinations.
Pride of America
Norwegian Cruise Line Highlights
Great Stirrup Cay
A beautiful private resort, Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Great Stirrup Cay offers a variety of amenities and entertainment for you to enjoy. Read our blog to learn more about this magnificent island - 7 Private islands you can get to on a cruise holiday.
Free at Sea
If you're looking to heighten your experience onboard your Norwegian Cruise Line getaway, why not opt for the Free at Sea option. Available at an additional cost, with this add on you can enjoy a Premium Beverage Package, up to 3 speciality meals (dependant on your cabin type and length of voyage), excursion discounts and Wi-Fi upgrades. Giving you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy a wealth of perks throughout your cruise, you can rest assured that you'll have a relaxing and unforgettable getaway!
NCL The Haven
With NCL The Haven you'll be able to enjoy all the perks of luxury cruising while making the most of action-packed ships.
Customer reviews for Norwegian Cruise Line
Friendly staff, good food & drink, excellent onboard band - The Excell, a variety of other shows, 3 ports cancelled due to storm so beyond the control of NCL & recompense offered for disappointment. Overall, very good!
Thanks very much for the cruise, all the transfers and hotels were spot on! Cheers.
Such a happy crew on this cruise. Nothing too much trouble, everyone with a smile. Staff in restaurants even advised us on what we could have on our package (this did not happen on our last cruise and we missed out on our benefits). Covid precautions where excellent. Mask wearing on excursions was a little lax by some guests.
One of my best trips ever! :)
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The Norwegian Cruise Line fleet uses the US dollar ($) onboard.
Guests can enjoy accommodation, meals in the complimentary dining venues, entertainment, access to pools and the gym, kids and teens clubs, and room service, all included in the cruise fare. For an additional cost, guests can opt for the 'Free at Sea' or 'Free at Sea Plus' option, which includes an array of perks, from premium drinks packages, to shore excursion discounts, specaility dining inclusions and more.
Freestyle cruising means guests can enjoy their cruise holiday exactly as they wish, with no fixed dress code, formal dining nights or dining sittings.
Known for their family-friendly cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line often attract guests looking for a casual, fun-filled cruise holiday. Offering entertainment and activities for all the family, the majority of NCL customers are often American.
Guests who cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line will be able to enjoy the benefits of the Latitudes Programme, offering rewards based on how many nights you have spent on an NCL cruise.
Norwegian cruise lines have dedicated Studio cabins specially reserved and designed for solo cruisers with no single supplements. There’s also the Studio Lounge reserved for single cruisers where you can relax and make friends with fellow travellers.
Norwegian have a very laid-back attitude to dress codes and formality in contrast to some other cruise lines. During the day you can wear what you wish and in the evenings you can just dress smart but casually- meaning no swimming costumes of sleeveless shirts. There are also various events put on throughout your cruise on select evenings. The highlight is the popular ‘Dress Up or Not Night’ where guests are encouraged to go glam, as well as the themed ‘White Night’. It’s your choice if you wish to attend these events with plenty of alternative options if it’s not your style.
The Norwegian cruise fleet has internet cafes as well as Wi-Fi around the ships. There are various internet packages to choose from starting at $12.50 a day and are cheaper to book in advance. In addition, as part of NCL’s Free At Sea offer, you can choose free Wi-Fi as one of your package options.
The buffet is open 24 hours a day, while guests can also order room service any time.
You can reserve any speciality dining from 90 days before your sailing date using your MY NCL account. If you have any specific requests such as to celebrate a special occasion, please inform us and we will see if we can arrange your request, alternatively, you can reserve dining places and make special requests once onboard.
Norwegian Cruise Lines have a limited number of special access staterooms equipped with the following facilities and amenities:
- Shower seats and grab bars
- Widened doorways
- Raised beds
- Adjustable hanging rods in the closets
Yes, each NCL ship has an onboard medical centre staffed by a doctor and assistant. Here, you can get medication such as seasickness tablets but be aware that any medication or treatment you receive is subject to a charge.
As well as special access cabins, all Norwegian cruise ships have:
- Pool lifts
- Wheelchair rental
- Accessible public bathrooms
- Assistance for boarding and disembarking
- Assistance animals allowed
- Access officers
Assistance dogs which are trained are allowed onboard NCL ships but emotional support animals are not permitted under any circumstances. In order to bring your service dog you must book at least 2 weeks before the departure date and provide the animal’s vaccination records, USDA or International Health certificates as well as providing food, medication and a life jacket. The cruise line will provide the sandbox.
Wheelchairs and scooters are allowed onboard NCL ships provided they are no wider than 28 inches and powered by gel-cell batteries with adaptable 110v chargers. If your stateroom is not easy access, you’ll need a collapsible wheelchair in order to fit through the door and allow for the item to be stored in the cabin. Wheelchair rentals are available but are limited and on a first, come, first served basis so it’s highly recommended you bring your own.