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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 891
  • 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.

Family

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.

Dining

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.

Entertainment

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

Recreation

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

    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

    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

    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 Joy

    Good For Couples Informal Large Ship Over 50s
    Ship Class: Breakaway Plus
    While taking in the incredible ocean views, guests onboard Norwegian Joy will enjoy amazing water slides, bumper cars and more. More about Norwegian Joy

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  • Norwegian Epic

    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 Cruise Line Covid-19 safety measures

Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Vaccination Policy

For cruises departing through 31st December 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

Guests must provide proof of a PCR or antigen Covid-19 test carried out by a third party within 72 hours of departure, as well as have an antigen test at the cruise port. For Europe based ships, guests will be required to have an antigen test prior to departure.

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

Onboard

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.

Medical

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

Insurance

Guests must have a travel insurance policy for their trip which covers cancellation and medical emergency expenses as a minimum. This must be purchased within14 days of full payment being taken.

Passports

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, as well as all sailings from 19th February 2023 up to and including 14th October 2023
  • Norwegian Pearl - 7th December 2021
  • Norwegian Jewel - 9th January 2022
  • Norwegian Spirit - 28th January 2022
  • Norwegian Sun - 18th January 2022 and all sailings from 11th May 2023 up to and including 5th October 2023
  • Norwegian Bliss cruise on 4th October 2021 and all sailings from 7th January 2023 up to and including 4th February 2023
  • 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 PlanetCruise.com 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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