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Top 5 Reasons to Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Well appointed staterooms including TV, shower/bath, amenities and more
  • Freestyle dining options including fine dining, buffet, Pool Grill and more
  • Live entertainment including Second City Comedy troupe, Blue Man Group, White Hot Party, bars, lounges and casino
  • Family fun with waterslides and pools
  • Youth programs geared to different age groups
  • Access to fitness center, jogging track, golf basketball
  • Duty Free shops and boutiques

Also available onboard is a variety of mouth-watering specialty restaurants. Featuring Steakhouse, French Gourmet, Asian Fusion, Italian and Teppanyaki, there is a restaurant to suit every taste. Take time to rejuvenate and indulge at the Mandara Spa. User fees apply.

*Features vary by ship.

Latest News
Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces à la Carte Specialty Dining

Guests on Norwegian Escape now have the option to order à la carte off the menus at any of the specialty restaurants. In an attempt to provide even more flexibility and freedom with onboard dining, guests have the opportunity to create their desired dining experience and order as few or as many items off the menu as they like, just as they would at any land-based restaurant.

At Cagney’s Steakhouse, starters on the new à la carte menu range from $4.99 to $7.95 and main courses from $17.99 to $29.99; at Le Bistro, they start at $15.99. Moderno Churrascaria and Teppanyaki will remain at a cover charge of $19.95 and $29.95 respectively, as will entertainment dining including Wine Lovers The Musical and For The Record: The Brat Pack. Guests who purchase a Norwegian Specialty Dining Package have the freedom to dine at specialty restaurants at no additional charge, and a charge of just $15 at Bayamo by Jose Garces.

In addition to Norwegian Escape’s specialty restaurants, Ocean Blue on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway started offering à la carte options as of October 3, 2015, and the new à la carte dining is available fleetwide as of 2016. Other entertainment dining across the fleet, including Cirque Dreams & Dinner and The Illusionarium, will remain at a cover charge.

Norwegian Cruise Line Launches Two New Ships in 2015 and 2017

Norwegian Escape set sail from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean for the first time in October 2015. Featured on the Escape:

  • 678 Ocean Place, a dining and entertainment space covering three decks
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville At Sea with hamburgers, margaritas and more, with island-inspired live music
  • Bayamo, by Jose Garces, offering seafood and other dishes influenced by Cuban cooking
  • After Midnight, an award-winning Broadway show about Harlem’s Cotton Club
  • For the Record: The Brat Pack, a live cabaret show with favorite songs from the 80’s
  • Mandara Spa, featuring a salt room with a variety of body salt crystals in a grotto inspired by the natural salt caves of Eastern Europe, and a snow room, an ice-cold environment designed to stimulate the body’s blood circulation
  • Aqua Park, featuring four multi-story slides (including two Free Fall slides where you stand up in a chute and abruptly drop into the water slide), two swimming pools, four hot tubs, and special water features
  • A Sports Complex that spans three decks and includes a full basketball court, a ropes course, mini-golf, and The Plank, which extends 8 feet over the side of the ship (you will be attached to a harness for this activity)

Norwegian Joy, debuting in summer 2017, will be the sister ship to Norwegian Escape. Norwegian Joy is being built for the Chinese market (with accommodations, dining, and onboard experiences designed specifically with the Chinese guest in mind), and will sail in China year-round.


About Norwegian Cruise Line
Since 1966, Norwegian Cruise Line (has been a pioneer in the cruise industry, offering the concept of a cruise that's not just a means of transportation, but an exciting, affordable alternative to hotels and resorts. Throughout its history, Norwegian has continually renewed its fleet with bigger and better ships (10 new vessels have been launched since 1999) as well as groundbreaking innovations in both onboard and onshore programs.

In May of 2000, Norwegian first introduced Freestyle Cruising, a dynamic onboard program that challenged the conventional stereotypes of a cruise vacation. Hallmarks of the innovative onboard program include more than 20 restaurants, open seating and extended hours in the main restaurants, “resort-casual” attire each night, simplified tipping procedures, and a more leisurely disembarkation procedure.

In 2007, Norwegian took the Freestyle concept to the next level with Freestyle 2.0, a major enhancement to its onboard product fleet wide. This initiative further improved the guest experience and included an increased investment in food and an upgrading of stateroom bedding and amenities across the fleet.

Today, Norwegian boasts the youngest fleet in the industry, and provides guests the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of Freestyle Cruising on the newest, most contemporary ships at sea.

Norwegian Cruise Line At-A-Glance
When you have thousands of choices, all of them right, that's Freestyle Cruising on Norwegian Cruise Line.

A cruise vacation on Norwegian is all about giving you the freedom of choice to have your style of vacation — and never have a fixed schedule or restrictions to slow you down. You'll find a fleet of new ships that has everything you need to make your cruise vacation perfect. You’ll love the incredible accommodations, terrific entertainment and luxurious spas. Plus the kids will never want to get off the ship with activities like Wii™ games and the only bowling alleys at sea. Discover for yourself what makes Freestyle Cruising® an award winning experience by having the vacation you've been daydreaming about.

So enjoy your vacation on your terms. Sleep in or catch a sunrise from your own private balcony. Take in some never-before-seen entertainment at sea. Even eat somewhere different every day, on your own schedule. Whether you're on board or on shore, you can do as much or as little as you please. It's all up to you. And the best part - no matter what you choose, you can't go wrong.

With expert staff and crew totally committed to taking care of all the details, it won't be long before you'll see exactly why Freestyle Cruising is such an easy, carefree cruise experience.

When you can lose track of time and not miss a thing, that's the freedom of Freestyle Cruising on Norwegian Cruise Line.

Did You Know
Every week, passengers on each Norwegian Cruise ship consume the following:

  • 58,000 meals
  • 12,000 bottles of beer
  • 5,000 cans of Coke and Diet Coke
  • 400 bottles of champagne and sparkling wine
  • 70,000 eggs
  • 5,000 bottles of wine
  • 10,000 lbs of steak
  • 10,000 hamburgers
  • 10,000 hot dogs
  • 2,800 lbs of sugar
  • 1,800 lbs of pasta
  • 7,500 Pina Coladas
  • 1,200 Margaritas

Life On-Board
A vacation aboard a Norwegian cruise ship can be described with one word: freestyle. Freestyle Cruising, the innovative cruising experience pioneered by Norwegian, is characterized by having no fixed dining times, relaxed attire, up to 20 distinct restaurants, relaxed disembarkation and even more lounges, bars, theatres and other entertainment and activity options. That means that you’ll find a flexible, very casual atmosphere that mixes the best of traditional cruise elements with modern and innovative features, amenities and ambience. All in all, it’s a more relaxed, resort-style cruise with complete flexibility and non-intrusive service of the highest standard.

With no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating, you'll have more freedom throughout your entire cruise vacation. With so many different places to eat on board, you can experience all kinds of dining options — perhaps a different one every day.

Included in your cruise fare are two main dining rooms offering a tempting selection of entrees, plentiful buffets with made-to-order specials and a variety of casual cafes, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, everything is created to satisfy and delight.

In addition to all of the complimentary dining options available, Norwegian also pioneered the concept of specialty restaurants. For a cover charge, you can experience a world of different cuisines and atmospheres including:
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant: Traditional Italian dishes served in a Trattoria-style setting.
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant: The finest French Bistro at sea.
  • Teppanyaki: Contemporary Asian décor and 24 oversized Hibachi grills set the stage for some amazing dinner theater.
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse: Traditional steak house is right out of the 1930's with all the trimmings.
  • Tequila Latin/Tapas Restaurant: Contemporary and brightly colored featuring hot and spicy latin/tapas foods.
  • Blue Lagoon: Whether you're hankering for a burger or a fast-wok dish, you can enjoy it all in a family friendly atmosphere day or night.
  • Moderno Churrascaria: Succulent skewers of BBQ’d meats are carved tableside, accompanied by a wide selection of salads, sliced meats and other traditional dishes.
  • O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill: Dine on American classics as well as your favorite comfort foods, served 24 hours a day.
  • Taste: Serving traditional and contemporary cuisine, Taste's high-energy atmosphere and dramatic design are something to behold.
  • The Manhattan Room: You'll feel like you're in a private New York City supper club, thanks to panoramic ocean views from the two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows.

At any given moment, day or night, you'll find plenty to do. Be inspired, chill out, have fun, be active, slow down, explore destinations — you name it, Norwegian Cruise Line has it. Everything from award-winning spas to action-packed casinos can be found onboard. Experience the thrill of onboard rock climbing, or the quiet of hydrotherapy. Or maybe you'll want to try something totally new and different - like throwing some strikes at the only bowling alleys at sea, dancing all night at themed events and parties, or sitting front row at any of Norwegian’s world-class live entertainment acts. With Freestyle Cruising, you truly can expect to find the unexpected on your vacation.
With the widest range of accommodations at sea, Norwegian Cruise Line makes sure you find the one perspective that matter most -- yours. Whether you choose a comfortable balcony stateroom, a 2-bedroom family suite, a private villa with breathtaking walls of windows, or an exclusive Spa Suite, you'll find it's virtually impossible to wake up on the wrong side of the bed.

You'll also have a large selection of oceanview and inside staterooms to choose from. When your toughest decision is whether to stay in or go out -- that's Freestyle Cruising.

Fellow Passengers
Though primarily American, you'll find that a Norwegian cruise attracts a diverse crowd. Passengers range in age from young families to older folks. Norwegian Cruise Line cultivates a broad appeal, which means its ships are oriented to both families and couples.
Smoking Policy
There is no smoking allowed in any of the public areas onboard. As of November 1, 2014, smoking is not permitted on cabin balconies. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking areas, in the Casino (players only), or in the Cigar Bar (where available). Cigar and pipe smoking is permitted in the Cigar Bar or designated smoking lounge. Guests who smoke in their cabins or on their balconies will be charged a $250 fee.

Norwegian Cruise Line Amenities
Recognized as an innovator in on board and onshore programming, Norwegian pioneered a number of industry “firsts” that include:
  • Shore Options: Norwegian was the first cruise line to provide an uninhabited “private island” experience at Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.

  • Entertainment: Norwegian was the first in the industry to offer big-name entertainers and full Broadway productions within fully equipped theaters.

  • Norwegian’s Children’s Program, Splash Academy: Created for junior cruisers ages 3-17, (as well as a “Guppies” program for children ages six months to three), the Splash Academy programs offers organized activities, games, parties and menus.

  • Comprehensive Pricing: Norwegian was the first cruise line to offer a nationwide air/sea program combining cruise, hotel and transfers from more than 150 U.S. and Canadian cities. The company’s Premium Air Service Desk handles special travel requests.

  • Internet Cafés, Wi Fi Access and Cell Phone Service: An Internet Café – the first ever at sea – was introduced on Norwegian Sky in 2000. Internet Cafés are now available fleet wide. Norwegian recently became the first line to offer remote wireless Internet access (WiFi) at sea and cell phone service.

  • First Bowling Alley at Sea: In 2006, NCL introduced the first bowling alley at sea with the introduction of Norwegian Pearl.

  • First cruise line to offer BOTOX® treatments: In 2008, Norwegian expanded its medi-spa program to include BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane® and Perlane® facial aesthetic treatments to its onboard Mandara-operated spas.

Explore the Ships
With its fleet of 15 (and growing) ships — Norwegian Cruise Line offers the youngest fleet among all major North American cruise lines. The line, founded in 1966, has also carved a niche for itself in homeland cruising, sailing from more than 10 continental U.S. home ports to all major international cruise destinations.

The Latitudes Program
Latitudes is Norwegian’s rewards program created specifically for its most loyal customers. Latitudes is designed for those cruisers who have chosen to cruise with Norwegian again and again. And the more you cruise with NCL , the more rewarding it gets — special pricing, priority service, exclusive offers and fun contests are just a few of the benefits. The Latitudes program is divided into four tiers, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum with benefits commensurate with your tier level. Please see full list of benefits below.
Every time you graduate a Latitudes tier, you will earn instant onboard credit – which you can spend any way you choose on your cruise. Credit amounts increase depending on level, category booked and length of cruise.

How to Become a Member?
To become a Latitudes member you must have taken at least one full tariff cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line since 1995 when the Latitudes program began. Cruises taken while traveling on a travel agent, interline or family & friends as well as cruises taken while using a cruise credit certificate do not count towards your Latitudes membership level. On-board latitudes benefits are provided on cruises 5-days or more. Early disembarkation is only available to U.S. citizens and benefits vary for international guests.

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