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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.

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Norwegian Cruise Line: Life on-board

  • Total cruises 1,082
  • Fleet: 18 Ships
  • Destinations: 30

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.

Babysitting Services

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.

Complimentary Dining

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.

Speciality Dining

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.

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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.

  • Norwegian Bliss

    Family Friendly Good For Couples Informal Large Ship Over 50s
    Ship Class: Breakaway Plus
    Built in 2018, this ship boasts exciting features such as a go kart track and plenty of fun-filled features for all the family. More about Norwegian Bliss

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  • Norwegian Jewel

    Family Friendly Good For Couples Informal Large Ship Over 50s
    Ship Class: Jewel
    Guests onboard Jewel can enjoy complimentary and speciality dining, as well as everything from live shows to spa treatments. More about Norwegian Jewel

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  • Norwegian Breakaway

    Family Friendly Good For Couples Informal Large Ship Over 50s
    Ship Class: Breakaway
    Breakaway is a popular ship with a variety of features including a cool ice bar, swimming pools and outside activities like rock climbing walls. More about Norwegian Breakaway

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  • Norwegian Dawn

    Family Friendly Good For Couples Informal Large Ship Over 50s
    Ship Class: Dawn
    Norwegian Dawn boasts a fantastic variety of entertainment for all the family, including tempting restaurants and dazzling evening shows. More about Norwegian Dawn

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  • Norwegian Epic

    Family Friendly Good For Couples Informal Large Ship Over 50s
    Ship Class: Epic
    Onboard Norwegian Epic you’ll find great venues and features such as exhilarating waterslides and delectable dining. More about Norwegian Epic

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  • Norwegian Getaway

    Family Friendly Good For Couples Informal Large Ship Over 50s
    Ship Class: Breakaway
    Onboard Norwegian Getaway you’ll get to experience the exciting waterpark, as well as the relaxed waterfront bars and restaurants with great views. More about Norwegian Getaway

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Norwegian Cruise Line Highlights

Norwegian Cruise Line Destinations

Sailing all over the globe to fantastic destinations, you’ll find plenty of fly-cruise and no-fly options with Norwegian Cruise Line, giving you the chance to explore anywhere from the Middle East and China to the Mediterranean and North America.

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Top FAQs

  • 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.

  • 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.

Life Onboard

  • 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.

Norwegian Cruise Line Covid-19 safety measures

Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Vaccination Policy

For cruises departing through 31st October 2021, all guests must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus at least 14 days prior to departure. Proof must be given through the NHS app or a vaccine card.

Covid-19 Testing

Before boarding and before disembarking, guests must undergo a Covid-19 antigen test at the expense of the cruise line.

Further detail around requirements specific to your cruise will be provided to you prior to departure and can be checked on the cruise line pages here.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Health and Safety Procedures


Enhanced onboard measures during a Norwegian Cruise Line voyage will include frequent and thorough cleaning and disinfecting before every voyage, including at the cruise terminal. Where possible, the terminal will be fogged. Once onboard continuous cleaning and disinfecting will be carried out, especially on high-traffic touch poiints throughout the ship. To allow for social distancing, guest capacity will be reduced as NCL return to service.

Face Masks

Face masks will be required at all times when indoors. The only exception to this is when guests are in their own accomodation or are eating or drinking.


Norwegian Cruise Line ships have enhanced medical illnesses in the event that anyone onboard should show symptoms of Covid-19. Rapid diagnostic testing for COVID-19, medical oxygen, medication and vaccinations can all be found onboard.

Excursions and Going Ashore

Guests can explore ports of call independently in accordance with port-specific protocols at the time of sailing. Guests can also buy cruise line organised shore excursions as, by partnering with local destinations and tour operators, NCL can extend their stringent health and safety measures ashore.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Passport and Insurance Requirements




Even for sailings which do not leave British waters, all guests must have a passport with six months validity to travel.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Cancellations and FCC Vouchers

Cancelled Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line voyages are cancelled up to and including the following dates:

  • Pride of America - 20th November 2021
  • Norwegian Escape - 2nd November 2021
  • Norwegian Joy - 9th October 2021. Cruises from 19th October up to and including 13th November 2021 are also cancelled.
  • Norwegian Pearl - 7th December 2021
  • Norwegian Jewel - 9th January 2022
  • Norwegian Spirit - 28th January 2022
  • Norwegian Sun - 18th January 2022
  • Norwegian Bliss cruise on 4th October 2021
  • Norwegian Sky - 30th August 2021. Cruises from 17th October 2021 up to and including 21st January 2022 are also cancelled.
  • Norwegian Star - 23rd September 2021. Cruises from 3rd October 2021 up to and including 2nd January 2022 are also cancelled.
  • Norwegian Dawn - 26th September 2021. Cruises from 3rd October up to and including 21st November 2021 are also cancelled.
  • Norwegian Breakaway - 17th October 2021
  • Norwegian Encore - 28th October 2021

Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Jade, and Norwegian Bliss are set to return to service across the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Alaska.

If affected, we will be in touch soon with details on your options.

Future Cruise Credit

Along with the 100% monetary refund or return of the applied FCC, guests with affected Norwegian Cruise Line reservations may receive a 10% discount off their next future cruise with NCL (if they have not received one in a previous suspension). If applicable, this 10% off discount will automatically be added to the guest's Latitudes account within 48 hours of the suspension announcement.

These offers apply only to the cruise element of bookings where are the tour operator of the holiday.

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Flexible Booking Terms

Risk Free Booking- if you have a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise booked up to 31st October 2020 you can cancel in advance of the holiday start date. If you choose this option you will receive a 100% refund in future cruise credit which can be used on cruises up to 31st December 2022.

FlexibleTerms- if your plans change, there's no need to worry, as your Future Cruise Credit can be used this year or next year.
T&Cs apply - please see the itinerary page for details

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