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NCL Cruises

Cruising should mean having the freedom to do what you want, when you want to. No timetables, no restrictions, no worries. Famed for their innovative approach to cruise adventures, Norwegian Cruise Line let their guests cruise their way.

With the chance to design your trip around a schedule that suits you, and a trophy cabinet of award-winning itineraries to choose from, an NCL cruise gives you plenty of opportunities to do things the way you like it – whether you’re exploring exciting new locales or unwinding on deck. What’s more, if you book a Caribbean cruise with an NCL, you’ll have the opportunity to visit their very own private island Great Stirrup Cay in the Caribbean. It’s the place to unwind on white sand beaches and enjoy a taste of paradise.

With a range of fly cruises and no-fly NCL cruises to seek out – all at incredible prices – it’s time to get in on the innovation. Wondering what else you can expect from a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise? You’re in the right place.

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Dazzling Destinations

Norwegian Cruise Line’s relaxed approach to cruise holidays takes you to some of the world’s most fabulous destinations, with the freedom to explore things at your own pace.

Their multi-award-winning European programme includes year-round Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Venice, taking in grand cities, chic resorts and gorgeous Greek Islands over their course.

You could escape for seven days, enjoy a near-three-week Grand Mediterranean voyage, taking in ports as diverse as Venice, Istanbul and Barcelona, or seek out the winter sunshine in the likes of the Canary Islands and Morocco - whatever takes your fancy!

Delectable Dining

Imagine dining in a different restaurant and choosing from a tempting new menu every night of your cruise. With NCL, you can - and wear what you want, sit where you'd like and dine with anyone while you're doing it too. Each cruise offers a superb choice of dining venues included in your fare, including two Main Dining Rooms, huge buffets, on-deck grills, and a selection of chic cafés.

A cover charge opens up a world of different cuisines in the specialty restaurants, too. Think authentic French cuisine, Italian, pan-Asian, American steakhouses, Brazilian specialities and Japanese Teppanyaki, all served in unique venues with an ambience that makes every bite one to savour.

NCL Accommodation

Every Norwegian Cruise Line ship offers a huge choice of accommodation, from comfortable, affordable Inside Staterooms and family-friendly Staterooms right up to the luxury of their Suites and Villas. So, whether you’re travelling solo, planning a romantic cruise for two or holidaying with the whole family, you’ll always find a place to rest up, relax and recharge the batteries.

Every Norwegian Cruise Line ship offers a huge choice of accommodation, from comfortable, affordable Inside Staterooms and family-friendly Staterooms right up to the luxury of their Suites and Villas. So, whether you’re travelling solo, planning a romantic cruise for two or holidaying with the whole family, you’ll always find a place to rest up, relax and recharge the batteries.

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As the sun sets, NCL’s ships come alive with electrifying nightlife in exciting venues across your vessel. In fact, we reckon you won’t believe your eyes or ears when it comes to the entertainment on board. With award-winning, full-scale Broadway musicals and original shows, as well as stand-up comedy and variety shows, the line works with some of the industry’s most incredible production and theatre companies to bring you high-energy music and dance shows in stunning venues.

Whether you’re catching live music while sipping a cocktail, or you feel like dancing the night away at one of their themed parties, it really is non-stop action. NCL’s buzzworthy entertainment spans popular Broadway shows and Latin dancers to rock’n’roll hits and Beatles cover bands. Exclusive and extravagant, it’s feel-good fun for the whole family - and every night’s one to remember!

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Spa & Salt Therapy

Looking for a way to wind down and relax in between all the sight-seeing, partying and dining? We don’t blame you. The world-famous Mandara Spa offers a healing space for you to really take your self-care to the next level, with massages, facials, acupuncture and a whole load more. With 50 speciality treatments on offer, there's no shortage of blissful, body-and-soul reviving options at Mandara Spa. Cleanse yourself with salt crystals in the Vitality Pool, sit back in the adults-only Thermal Suite or let someone else do the work for you with a manicure, or soothing scalp ritual.

Within the spa you’ll also find the unique practice of salt therapy. Designed to ease breathing problems, help with skin ailments and strengthen the immune system, NCL's dedicated salt room recreates the micro climate of Eastern European salt mines and caves, an atmosphere that purifies and revitalises, both inside and out. Fancy something new? Give this a try.

Kids On Board NCL

NCL cruises have the perfect set-up for bringing the whole family together. As well as spacious family staterooms and mini-suites in prime locations, they also offer a range of youth programmes to keep kids of all ages entertained while they’re sailing the seas. From 6 months to 17 years old, kids of all ages will be happy. NCL even offers a late night programme at an additional fee, so you can enjoy a romantic meal while you take the night off.

For the older kids in your group, the Thrillplex is the place to get your adrenaline pumping. Built for edge-of-your-seat excitement, here's where you'll find one of the biggest race tracks at sea, augmented reality laser tag, rope courses and Free Fall: the fastest waterslide on the ocean waves. Not one for the faint of heart!

Norwegian Cruise Line FAQs

What does NCL mean?

NCL stands for Norwegian Cruise Line – the line was first founded in Norway all the way back in 1966.


Can you remove gratuities on NCL?

You’ll be charged gratuities, also known as service charges, over the course of your cruise. Used to pay the line’s restaurant staff and room stewards, they’re an essential part of their earnings.

So yes, while you can ask for these to be removed, cruisegoers generally take a dim view of doing so, especially if it’s simply because you don’t want to pay for gratuities.

Is NCL sailing at full capacity?

As of May 2022, NCL has returned to sailing at full capacity across all its ships.

What does Club Balcony mean on NCL?

Previously known as Mini Suites, NCL’s Club Balcony Suites are amongst the line’s many different cabin types.

Staying in a Club Balcony Suite, you’ll be able to recline on your own balcony, get yourself ready in the spacious bathroom, get your beauty sleep in a queen-size bed and get access to a host of different perks, including:

  • Ability to pre-book onboard entertainment & dining beginning 125 days prior to sailing (for reference, Haven Bookings get 130 days and normal bookings get 120 days)
  • Delivery of a food and beverage amenity twice per sailing
  • One laundry bag or pressing service per sailing
  • One bottle of sparkling wine

What does NCL’s beverage package include?

Want to raise a toast without worrying about paying for individual drinks each day? There’ll be a drinks package for that whatever you’re in the mood for, here’s how each of them will set you back…

Premium Drinks Package

For $109 per person per day, the Premium Drinks Package includes…

• Select premium cocktails & spirits under $15 (such as Patron Silver, Grey Goose and more)

• A variety of beer and wine by the glass under $15

• 20% off all bottles of Champagne and wine

• Unlimited soft drinks and juices

Premium Plus Beverage Package

For $138 per person per day, the Premium Plus Beverage Package includes…

• All top-shelf cocktails & spirits (including Patron Añejo, Macallan Quest and more)

• All beer, Champagne, and wine by the glass

• Select premium bottles of Champagne and wine with dinner and 40% off all other bottles

• Unlimited soft drinks and juices

• Unlimited still & sparkling bottled water

• All Starbucks coffee & specialty drinks

• Energy Drinks

Ultimate Soda Package

For $9.95 per person per day, the Ultimate Soda Package includes unlimited fountain soda for both adults and children three years old and up.

Unlimited Starbucks Package

For $12.95 per person per day, the Ultimate Starbucks Package includes all your favourites from the iconic coffee chain, from classic coffees to speciality cups.

What time is disembarkation on NCL?

Disembarkation times actually have nothing to do with NCL! It’s the port authority who dictates when you can get off a ship, and these times can vary depending on what time the ship is permitted to dock. However, it’s usually between 6.30am and 8am if you don’t need any help with your luggage. If you do require help, then it’s usually between 8am and 11am.

Does NCL have a private island?

It sure does! Great Stirrup Cay is NCL’s exclusive private island, a Caribbean haven where you can do everything from taking it easy on sun-kissed white sands and exploring its waters with a spot of snorkelling to ziplining high above the expanse of the island itself! And with delicious food to fuel up on, everything you could possibly wish for is right here on your own slice of paradise.

Does NCL have formal nights?

You might be surprised to learn that NCL does not have formal nights on any of its cruises. The choice is entirely up to you thanks to their Dress Up or Not nights, feel free to look a million dollars or take it easy and keep things comfy instead.

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