11 Dec 2018
Excellent cruise, ship magnificent, 3rd cruise with Norwegian And they get better, 4000 of n ship but never felt crowded Always get table in restaurant or chair in bar. Food And service excellent already planning another
With 21st-century life becoming faster, louder and more connected than ever before, Norwegian Cruise Line offer the perfect escape to the best destinations around the world, complete with some of the most unique onboard entertainment at sea. From go karts, bumper cars, laser tag and high-rope courses during the day to Broadway-style shows and parties in the evening, no matter whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or family, time spent onboard with NCL is nothing short of amazing. Complete with more dining choices than you can imagine, incredible pool decks and even luxurious spas, you'll never want your NCL cruise to end.
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Gourmet cuisine and superb service can be enjoyed across Norwegian’s many dining venues where the choice is endlessm, with menus offering international cuisine including French, Italian, pan-Asian, American, Brazilian, Japanese and more. From sophisticated dinners to light bites, grilled plates or on-the-go choices, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.
Norwegian Cruise Line prides itself on offering the ultimate in flexible dining through a freestyle cruising ethos. With Freestyle Dining you can expect:
As the pioneer of freestyle cruising, Norwegian Cruise Line continues to offer one of the best selections of dining choices at sea. Whatever your mood or fancy there is something available for you. Find a great balance of formal, informal and casual dress codes depending on the day or evening. Whether it’s breaking out your dickie bow or favourite cocktail dress for an evening of elegance, or you want to relax in comfy clothes after a full day of activities, the choice is yours.
The Garden Café is the popular casual dining venue onboard most of Norwegian Cruise Line's ships (onboard Norwegian Spirit this restaurant is called Raffles Court, onboard Norwegian Star it is called the Market Café and onboard the Pride of America the restaurant is called the Aloha Café). The restaurant offers a laid back atmosphere, indoor and outdoor dining and a fantastic selection of freshly prepared food including pasta dishes, omelettes, salads and more. You will also find 24 hour casual dining onboard all of NCL's ships.
Norwegian Cruise Line offers two main dining rooms, offering the traditional three course gourmet cuisine that you would expect on a cruise. Whether heading there for a table service breakfast, a long lunch or a sumptuous evening meal, the elegant surroundings, great service and superb cuisine has meant that the dining rooms have remained a favourite, even with all the choice onboard!
NCL offers a selection of speciality restaurants onboard their ships which can be enjoyed for a small service charge. These venues offer more choice, intimate surroundings and something a little different during your cruise. Churrascaria is a Brazilian-style grill, offering a superb variety of meat. There is the Steakhouse, offering the finest cuts of beef and seafood, as well as Italian, French, Asian and Teppanyaki restaurants to choose from. Before you book check to see which of these great venues are available onboard your ship of choice!
Norwegian Cruise Line offers an exciting collection of specialist cruises, on which passengers can not only enjoy meals and wine with well-known figures from the wine industry, but they can also attend presentations and talks held by experts. Popular among those who seek to enhance their knowledge of wine, this is the perfect opportunity to get your questions answered, and to taste or purchase selected bottles.
Find award winning entertainment across Norwegian Cruise Line’s innovative fleet that will keep guests of all ages amused. From phenomenal shows to casual bars or livelier nights of dancing, every guest will be sure to remember their evenings onboard the ship.
A Norwegian Cruise Line cruise really is the perfect family holiday where you can spend quality time together, as well as some peaceful moments apart.
The Kids’ Clubs are open from 9am until 10:30pm on Sea Days, from 8pm until 10pm on embarkation day and on port days from departure until 10:30pm. Though the kids clubs are free to join, the group babysitting for children 3 - 12 years is fee based, with more information available onboard.
Each child's name, stateroom number, allergies, medications and lifeboat station numbers are written on the back of a Kid's Crew ID bracelets. Teenagers are free to come and go as they please, while children 12 years and younger are not allowed to leave the program unless picked up by a parent.
No other cruise line does family holidays like Norwegian Cruise Line. There are endless things to see and do whilst cruising with Norwegian’s colourful and fun packed fleet. Find Aqua Parks, rope courses, climbing walls, sports courts, bowling alleys and lots more - and that’s just onboard, as the fun and adventure continues onshore with exciting port calls and shore excursions.
If you want to use the cruise holiday to really bring everyone together, other family activities available with Norwegian Cruise Line include family charades, family Pictionary, gunk challenges, game shows and even a family pizza making class.
The whole family can have happy dreams onboard with Norwegian Cruise Line as there is a range of flexible and adaptable accommodation on offer. Choose from family cabins, connecting cabins or even luxurious suites in The Haven by Norwegian®. Some family cabins are even specifically located near the kids’ areas to make life onboard that little bit easier.
You can cruise from the UK sailing from Southampton for the Norwegian Fjords & Iceland, or take in a Mediterranean Fly Cruise. Furthermore, with NCL Joy & NCL Bliss both based in Alaska all summer long, there are great value fly cruises to see the unrivalled landscapes and wildlife from May to August.
With Norwegian Cruise Line ships based in the USA you can fly/cruise to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, the East Coast USA, Bermuda, Mexico, the Panama Canal and South America. Choose one of the many Cruise & Stay options to make your holiday even more memorable.
NCL cruises are available with flights from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast and many more UK airports.
Norwegian Cruise Line is at the forefront of bringing some of the most exciting and innovative activities to guests on the high seas. Thanks to this forward thinking cruise line, guests can enjoy some of the most unique cruise ship experience, no matter where in the world they are. Whether you’re suspended above the Caribbean Sea on a high-ropes or racing around the go-kart track as your voyage across the Mediterranean, there’s nothing more memorable than a journey on one of the incredible ships in this fleet. Other activities for thrill seekers range from the exhilarating slides at the onboard waterpark to the stunning views from the top of the climbing wall.
However, not everything has to be about getting your adrenaline pumping as there is plenty to suit those looking to slow the pace down a little. Choose to relax by the pool, get pampered at the spa or enjoy a leisurely game of mini-golf if you like a bit of competition.
No matter what you choose to do, one thing’s for sure- you won’t forget your time onboard in a hurry!
Offering suites with space for 2 to 8 people, Norwegian Cruise Line's The Haven makes sure that no matter what size your group, you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the luxury of a spacious room throughout your cruise. What's more, with a dedicated butler and special touches including priority boarding and 24-hour room service, you'll feel like a VIP from the moment your cruise begins.
Free at Sea is a fantastic way to make your NCL cruise exactly the experience you want. Just pick your two favourites from the following five options from only £99pp or book yourself into the Haven or a Suite to enjoy all five benefits for free!
As well as providing quality cruise holiday experiences, Norwegian Cruise Line partner and sponsor a number of initiatives to help the environment and disadvantaged communities such as:
If you cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line regularly, be sure to look into joining their Latitudes Rewards programme. This loyalty scheme offers all kinds of fantastic benefits and discounts. Contemporary cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line involves plenty of flexibility and choice. Choose from a range of interesting itineraries with plenty of port calls, tailor your days onboard to your likes and preferences with options for different dining every night and various ways to kick back and relax or join in the fun.
11 Dec 2018
Excellent cruise, ship magnificent, 3rd cruise with Norwegian And they get better, 4000 of n ship but never felt crowded Always get table in restaurant or chair in bar. Food And service excellent already planning another
24 Sep 2019
We had a week on this fantastic ship for an Alaskan cruise after 3 days in Seattle. It was our 9th NCL cruise but 1st time on the Bliss & it was by far the best in every way. Alaska is truly beautiful, it’s just sad to see the rate at which the glaciers are decreasing. The service on the Bliss was exemplary, even by NCL’s usual high standards. The staff went above & beyond what I’d expect of them, we wanted for nothing.
04 Mar 2020
Absolutely amazing trip to Australia and New Zealand. We have travelled on this ship before and we love it. The staff and entertainment were fantastic. We loved every minute. Our best holiday ever. Iglu cruise staff have been great. Excellent customer service. I cannot recommend them enough. 5 Star service
14 Oct 2018
Travelled from Boston to Quebec in September 2018. We had a mini state room with balcony. High standard of cleanliness and attention by most of the crew. One of the photography staff was quite rude. But this was the exception rather than the rule. The cafeteria was a bit hectic therefore we always ate in the venetian restaurant or in one of the pre-booked speciality restaurants. Some of the entrainment was quite good though on sea days there was not enough going on to interest us. whilst there were numerous bars on board, there was only a small library where one could escape the music and just sit in a lounge situation rather than a bar. One good thing is that compared to our last cruise 2 years ago on Norwegian they do tell you a little bit about the port of call for the independent traveller. Excursions were expensive and so we only went on one trip and then it was not value for money. Enjoyed our cruise and would be happy to return to Norwegian in the future.Show more
19 Aug 2019
This was a very happy, chilled out cruise with lots of space - so no stress about getting a sunbed. The food was excellent and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from. The shows were outstanding, especially Priscilla Queen of the Desert which was West End standard.
05 Sep 2019
Ship was very good and most of the staff were pleasant and polite. The food was excellent, shore trips are expensive, gratuities expensive, the drinks package is very good, WiFi is expensive for the amount of time you get. Overall the cruise is a well-oiled machine; there's a well-planned time table. I prefer the smaller ships and adults only, glad I did the cruise but not sure I will go with Norwegian again.
31 Jul 2019
Had a great time on this ship which although the oldest and smallest in the fleet provided excellent service and food at all times, the scenery in the different countries was amazing and diverse and all the people were extremely friendly. Would certainly go with NCL again.
21 Jan 2019
The ship was clean and comfortable but a bit cramped and noisy. The Stateroom was on the small size and very little room to get comfortable, furniture was badly laid out and for example, there was no bedside table on one side of the bed. The carpet fitted very badly around the room and very little desk space to do anything. Too stay less than 5 hours in Port on a number of occasions was totally unacceptable and managing embarkation and disembarkation at times were at best chaotic. The entertainment was not up to the required standard and the board games were quite often missing pieces. The Steam room was inefficient and was not switched on early enough for maximum efficiency However, I found the staff to be helpful and courteous and they should be congratulated for that.Show more
29 Aug 2019
Very good overall but not quite what we envisaged our holiday to be. We like a nice steady holiday at a fair pace but felt the holiday was a bit hectic and not what we have had on previous cruises we have been. It was described as freestyle but felt like it was a free for all. We wanted a little quieter and more relaxing atmosphere with out having to get of the ship. The ship and staff we could not fault - it was the whole theme of the holiday which it wasn’t for us.
15 Aug 2019
Sailed with NCL several times and on several of their ships. The Pearl is a smaller ship but that does not detract from the fact that there is an abundance of dining options, bars and so much to do. Staff/Crew are second to non and the fabric of the ship is well looked after. Found no issues with quality of food or drinks or entertainment. Embarking and Disembarking wasn't too strenuous and we chase to "carry off" our own cases at end of the cruise as this enabled us to finish packing next morning and not previous night. One negative is that whilst we had a drinks package which included premium coffee, you can not have premium coffee in the Atrium!Show more
10 Jun 2019
Nice ship but very noisy passengers. More suitable for groups or parties not couples.
23 Sep 2019
Too much reliance of the slow tenders - long waiting times, less time at the location. Entertaining fairly poor. Food was fantastic - even the garden café buffet. Service was very good. Resorts crowded with up to 5 cruise ships in at the same time. Overall, a good holiday, but could have been better.
23 Apr 2017
We sailed in April 2017 and it was our first time to ever cruise. We didn't take our kids. The ship was great the workers were amazing. Our stateroom guy Benjamin was amazing, so kind hearted and nice. Getting on and off the ship was so easy. I loved that other cruisers were not rude or shoving. Everyone just took there time and no one was rude it was awesome. We will definitely be back with lots of family and friends it was great.
18 Apr 2017
We were on a cruise to South America starting on the 9th. March, 17, visiting Chile, Falkland Islands and Argentina. Before the cruise, we stayed 3 nights in Santiago, in Santa Lucia District. Its in a Local residential area, full of hotels, bars and restaurants. Its very near the main shopping malls and the place where we stayed in, was quiet at night. We had booked TUR BUS on line before departure from UK and on the day of sailing we took a taxi from Santiago to Valparaiso for the bus to the port. The bus stops well away from the ship port and you have to take a taxi to the port. It costs us$12 in total and worth it.While waiting to check in at the port for ship embarkation, there was no announcement that the ship could not come to the port because the berth was taken up by a cargo ship. After waiting for over three hours, we finally boarded the ship. We have been sailing with NCL over a number of years and have visited almost all the ports of call in USA, Canada and Europe. We have been on this ship before but the facilities have been run down to cut cost. The quality of food did not vary from day to day, the entertainment on the ship was worst than before, there was no parties on the pool deck when on sea or Barbecues as before. Although the staff in general were quite helpful and courteous but watch out for the security check when disemarking at ports. Securitykept on telling the customers to put their DINEROS(loose change) in the small tray she was handing out. When customers put their money in the tray, she said its all right, don't worry about it and she had problems with customers who found it hard to understand why is she saying one thing and then saying don't worry about it. I wanted to go out to the port and handed in my card. She swiped the card and as I was about to go she said wait and after couple of minutes, said you can go. When I asked her for my card, she said that the tender is coming and I have to wait. You can see the problem she has caused and its the customer who is blamed for everything and not the staff. Otherwise the cruise was fantastic and the weather was excellent going round the Cape Horn and very sunny and virtually no wind in Port Stanley. The NCL Sun is more likely to be replaced by NEW ship BLISS but its time for NCL to look at the behavior of their staff towards their customers.We definitely would not sail on NCL Sun again because of poor management, lack of entertainment, which is the worst I have seen on any of the NCL line, the cruise director laughs at his own jokes and does not think outside the box. Its time for NCL to either train their staff to be customer friendly or fire them, get another cruise director and entertainment staff and variety of performers and not the same old performers on the ship coming two or three times doing the same things.Show more
27 Aug 2018
A great cruise around the Hawaiian Islands on this excellent ship. Service was courteous and friendly. Food in the speciality and included restaurants was very good too. There is a huge choice ranging from Italian and Steak restaurants through to Teppanyaki and Brazilian. The ship stops at Kaua’i and Maui. Usually it would also make stops stops on the Big Island at both Hilo and Kona. Sadly Hurrucane Lane made these two parts of the itinerary out of reach. The cruise ran to 8 nights instead of 7 as we avoided the storm by heading away from Hawaii. As a result, we completely missed the bad weather. The captain and crew had our safety as their highest priority and the extra day on board, whilst unexpected, was a delight. A highly recommended ship and itinerary with a range of good value excursions to suit most pockets. We look forward to returning one dayShow more
Risk Free Booking - for any sailing up to 31st October 2021, you are free to cancel in advance of your holiday start date. Anyone choosing to cancel will receive a full refund in the form of a future cruise credit to be used for sailings that embark up to 31st December 2022.
Flexible Terms - Change of plans? No problem. You can use your Future Cruise Credit next year, or even the year after. Whenever you're ready to sail again, we'll be ready to welcome you back onboard.
Before stepping onboard, all guests and crew will undergo health screening, as well as temperature monitoring throughout the cruise, to identify and prevent the spread of health issues. Check-in will be done online and embarkation will take place in a staggered manner to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
Onboard NCL ships new safety measures will include full-service buffets with staff serving guests and increased social distancing throughout the ship and during activities.
In the event of illness onboard, NCL have enhanced medical resources onboard. These include diagnostic testing for COVID-19, medical oxygen, medication and vaccinations, as well as ongoing health and safety training for crew and isolation accommodation if needed.
Once on the ship, measures include state-of-the-art air filtration to ensure that the air onboard is clean, and increased cleaning measures including more frequent sanitation of staterooms, suites and public spaces.
Prior to and throughout their cruise, crew will be required to undergo health screening, such as daily temperature checks.
NCL ships will only visit safe ports, meaning that itineraries may be changed. The cruise line will also make sure that tour operators and land partners adhere to strict hygiene measures so that guests can enjoy their time ashore.
The onboard currency used across the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet us the US dollar ($)
Included in your Norwegian Cruise Line fare is:
NCL's Freestyle cruising concept is a more relaxed approach than many other cruises lines. Here, there is no fixed dress code, formal nights or dinner sittings. Instead, your cruise holiday experience is what you make it.
NCL are very relaxed and have a great number of family-friendly entertainment and activities. A majority of the customers are usually Americans and people looking for an informal cruise experience thanks to Norwegians freestyle cruising style.
Yes, the Latitudes Programme is NCL’s loyalty club and is based on how many nights you cruise with Norwegian from your first cruise onwards automatically. For more info on the criteria and benefits, please see here.
NCL provide room service 24 hours a day. Their expanded room service menu offers breakfast as well as lunch, dinner and snack options. Individual items on the menu are complimentary but a $7.95 service charge is added to each order with the exception of morning coffees, continental breakfasts and any orders by guests saying in the Haven.
Please inform us when enquiring for or booking your NCL cruise so we can best advise you on any special dietary needs such as food allergies, Kosher of gluten-free meals. We will also need to inform the cruise lines, who require a minimum of 30 days’ notice in order to prepare for your specific dietary needs.
Yes, there is a very popular NCL children’s menu with something for even the fussiest eater- even better, if you want to enjoy a dining experience in a speciality restaurant, the kids can still pick free from the children’s menu if they so wish.
Yes, there is a restaurant open 24 hours a day on all Norwegian cruise ships as well as the option to order room service.
Yes, the tap water is safe to drink.
Yes, Norwegian are an exceptionally popular cruise line for families with lots of entertainment and activities for children of all ages. A highlight of this are the children’s pools ranging from plunge pools to water slides, fountains and splash pools for little ones.
NCL have four kid’s clubs called Splash academy and a separate teens’ zone called Entourage. These activities are complimentary and work on a drop-off, pick up basis.
In addition, NCL also offer baby-sitting services plus late-night and port day activities for a fee and are best to book in advance to reserve your spot.
Yes, all NCL cruise ships are equipped for those who require special assistance and accessible facilities, this includes children’s’ entertainment and facilities. Please contact us if you have any queries about this.
Children must be at least 6 months old at the day of sailing unless spending 3 or more consecutive days at sea. In this case, the age limit is raised to 12 months.
Located on the top deck, Spice H2O is an adults-only area that serves as a relaxing outdoor pool and bar space during the day and cool deck party at night.