Norwegian Cruise Line is a light-hearted, carefree cruising company that emphasizes fun "Freestyle Cruising." The line has been in operation since 1966 and employs their freestyle concept to every aspect of the cruising experience, whether it is dining, entertainment or accommodations. With ships cruising to destinations all over the world, from tropical to arctic, Norwegian Cruise Line has a vacation for all types of travelers.
Whether it's a full family vacation or a two-person exploration voyage, it's best to do things the "Norwegian Way". This means complimentary dining on your time, entertainment options for all ages and having your accommodations your way. That means you can have a three-course meal for dinner, or a quick bite before a night of dancing. It means you can see the Blue Man Group, take in the Nickelodeon Experience, watch movies at sea or just sit down for a night of poker at an award-winning casino.
While you are at sea, your stateroom is your home away from home. The beauty of a cruise is that you don't have to unpack multiple times and move from hotel room to hotel room. Norwegian wants you to be comfortable in your stateroom, so they have designed a variety of rooms to help you find your perfect fit.
For those looking for an exclusive retreat while sailing on one of Norwegian's bigger ships, book a suite in the Haven. The Haven is like a special club for guests and offers passengers access to a private sun deck with a pool and hot tubs, along with butler service around the clock. Other perks of staying in the Haven include priority embarkation; gourmet treats delivered to your stateroom each evening and a cocktail party with the ship's officers.
Norwegian also offers passengers spa suites, which give you easy access to the thermal suites, sauna, hydrotherapy pools, steam room and heated loungers in the Mandara Spa. These suites are designed to help passengers truly unwind and distress while onboard with tranquil colors and beautiful balcony views.
Norwegian also offers a selection of family suites, balcony staterooms, ocean view staterooms and inside cabins. But to truly experience a cruise we recommend a stateroom with a balcony. There is simply nothing like waking up to the ocean breeze, or having one-on-one time out in the middle of the ocean. Norwegian even offers mini-suites for those looking to experience the luxuries of a suite, but on a budget. The smallest staterooms onboard are the Studios, which are perfect for the solo traveler.
Enjoy a four-course meal and a great bottle of wine. Or grab a burger hot off the grill. Dress up. Dress down. Sit with your friends or make new ones. Dine inside or Oceanside along the Waterfront. Only Norwegian offers the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Dining, which means no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. And since we’re the only cruise line with a fleet of ships specially built with restaurants from bow to stern, you can enjoy more dining options than days of your cruise, whenever you like. So follow your mood, not a schedule.
Complimentary Dining Options
Our entire ships offer beautifully crafted menus in up to three Main Dining Rooms, a help-yourself buffet, a variety of casual cafés, grills and grab-and-go choices – and our wildly popular O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill. From prime rib to grilled salmon to our chef’s original dishes made with the finest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or as fun as you want.
When you want a unique dining experience, our specialty restaurants offer a variety of tastes for every palate. Experience the fine seafood cuisine of Ocean Blue. Indulge in succulent meats at Moderno Churrascaria or on Certified Angus Beef® at Cagney’s Steakhouse, exclusively on Norwegian. Dine on expertly prepared chicken, steak and shrimp at Teppanyaki. Or savor French cuisine at Le Bistro and go for Italian at La Cucina. They’re all on board – and they’re all delicious. Cover charges range between $20 - $40 per guest.
Freestyle Dining provides dining choices that satisfy even the pickiest eater in the family. Grab a burger hot off the grill or sit down for a four-course meal. Dress up. Dress down. You'll find more dining options than days of your cruise, and you're free to enjoy them all on your own schedule.
Every Norwegian Cruise Line's incredible ships offer all types of stateroom options, ranging from the extravagant 'Haven' accommodations to the more reasonable (yet still supremely comfortable) inside staterooms. With Broadway Style entertainment, avant-garde dining and nightlife options, and a focus on "Freestyle Cruising," each ship is filled with all the amenities and activities you could ask for. Check them out below.
Introducing our latest expression of Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian Breakaway. Her design will offer the best of our current fleet while infusing a variety of new innovations to create the best vacation ever. She will be setting sail in 2013 from New York to the pink sand beaches of Bermuda.
Norwegian Dawn is truly a beauty - you'll recognize her by the Statue of Liberty adorning the hull - and she's been New York's favorite ship since she began sailing from the Big Apple in 2003. Norwegian Dawn is built for Freestyle Cruising with 13 different restaurants, nine bars and lounges, fitness center and spa, Broadway Theater, casino, three pools and more - making sure you never run out of things to see and do on your trip. Take a break from the big city and head aboard Norwegian Dawn to the Bahamas, Caribbean or Canada & New England.
This 150,000-ton ship has total 4,200 passenger berths, representing the largest ships in NCL's fleet. The new ship design offers 60 percent more guest space than NCL's largest ships to date, which uses to provide guests an even wider range of on-board activities, amenities and stateroom options. The ships' cabin mix is the richest of any NCL ship with 100 percent of outside staterooms featuring private balconies.
As Norwegian Cruise Line newest ship to date, Norwegian Escape includes all of the revolutionary features of Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Getaway, plus a number of new spaces and interactive experiences meant to excite and inspire. Beginning fall 2015, Norwegian Escape will bring innovation to the forefront, promising a vacation like no other.
When it comes to Freestyle Cruising, something new is definitely a good thing, introducing Norwegian Gem. This brand new ship will offer all the things you love about NCL - all the restaurants, the bars and lounges, plus the complete disregard for watches and alarm clocks. It's the latest in the Jewel class family of ships, sister ship to Norwegian Pearl; and you'll find yourself wondering what to do next, nap, bowl a few games, get a good workout or ...whatever.
Beginning winter 2014, Norwegian Getaway sails to the tropics year-round from Miami with 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruises. She combines a wide range of accommodations with the most amazing experiences Norwegian has to offer. Connect with the ocean on The Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade. Feel the constant flow of energy and excitement throughout 678 Ocean Place and every unique space. Abandon land and getaway.
Norwegian Jade has 10 international restaurants, plus 10 bars and lounges so you can dine and drink where, when and with whom you choose. Add to that the most innovative accommodations on the high seas, and you'll see there's no limit to the Freestyle choices for fun and relaxation aboard Norwegian Jade.
When it comes to Freestyle Cruising, something new is definitely a good thing, introducing Norwegian Jewel. This brand new ship will offer all the things you love about NCL - all the restaurants, the bars and lounges, plus the complete disregard for watches and alarm clocks. It's the latest in the Jewel class family of ships, sister ship to Norwegian Pearl; and you'll find yourself wondering what to do next, nap, bowl a few games, get a good workout or ...whatever.
Welcome aboard the luxurious new Norwegian Pearl - the brand new sister ship to the extremely popular Norwegian Jewel. Built expressly for Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian Pearl features a host of amazing amenities, including the very first bowling alley to hit the high seas. Ten distinct, international restaurants assure you'll always find what you're hungry for. After dinner, 13 bars & lounges create a dazzling array of entertainment options. Sparkling pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service luxury spa and more are yours to enjoy. And when it's time to retire for the evening, Norwegian Pearl's wide array of accommodations are sure to impress with incredible Garden Villas, luxurious Courtyard Villas, Suites, Balcony Staterooms and value-conscious Inside Staterooms.
When you cruise to the Bahamas from Miami for 3- or 4- days, aboard Norwegian Sky, you'll get to experience all the freedom and flexibility of our exclusive Freestyle Cruising. With our year-round itineraries, you'll be sailing on the youngest ship in the 3-and-4-day Miami market, with the most balcony staterooms available. The kids will have a blast with our Kids Crew and you'll have plenty of time to enjoy a drink in one of the 10 bars and lounges, or just relax on your balcony.
Wherever you turn aboard Norwegian Spirit, you'll discover something new. Like 11 restaurants and nine exciting bars and lounges. And with NCL's Freestyle Cruising, your choices are endless - feel like starting your day at the pool? Take a dip. Or pamper yourself, get a manicure, roll some dice, shoot some hoops, get a hot stone massage - the possibilities are endless. Norwegian Spirit's accommodations give you whatever you need to vacation your way. There's something for everyone including spacious suites, over 300 family friendly connecting staterooms and nearly 600 ocean view staterooms - most with private balconies - perfect for making your cruise to the Bahamas, Caribbean or Canada & New England just that - yours.
Norwegian Star was built for Freestyle Cruising, with a long list of options for every Tom, Dick and Jane out there. You'll have 13 superb choices for dining, with tempting selections that range from Asian fusion and French Mediterranean to all-American. We've got a wide array of staterooms and suites to accommodate however you choose to spend your time on board, so treat yourself with a no-rules, freedom filled cruise north to Alaska's pristine waters or south to the Mexican Riviera.
NCL Norwegian Sun
Norwegian Sun was built specifically for Freestyle Cruising, so whether you want to rejuvenate at the Body Waves Spa, hang with friends at the Sun Club Casino or simply do nothing at all - we've got you covered. Eat somewhere different every night, read a book. Hey, read 10 books. And enjoy your vacation to Alaska, Hawaii or the Caribbean, with the freedom to whatever.
Pride of America
Designed to celebrate her arrival as the first new U.S.-flagged cruise ship in nearly 50 years, this vibrant Americana themed ship is full of choices to occupy your time aboard your Freestyle Cruise. Void of schedules, you'll have ample opportunities to venture about, scoping out the décor, spacious staterooms and regional dishes served in 11 restaurants - or whatever else you feel like doing. Plus, we've got a warm and friendly American crew ready to assist you on your Hawaiian island adventure and make sure your cruise is just that, yours fun for the whole family? You bet! You'll find a selection of Family Penthouses and Suites on board as well as an array of family-friendly connecting staterooms. Order a juicy steak at the Cagney's Steakhouse, catch a show at the Hollywood Theater or dance the night away at the Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge & Nightclub. Pride of America offers the largest conference facilities of any cruise ship - a dedicated meeting deck that spans more than 9,300 square feet - so you can get away and still be connected.