The UK’s largest cruise port and where many will begin their cruise holiday, Southampton has no shortage of maritime and historical attractions. Discover local landmarks on a walking tour including 30 ancient monuments, learn about the tragic story of the Titanic and escape to the great outdoors at the New Forest National Park. With numerous options for seafood dining and even a free art gallery, Southampton is an undoubtedly great destination for a pre- or post cruise stay.
DAY 2 - 16 Oct 2022
You will be at sea on day 2 while travelling from Southampton to La Coruna.
DAY 3 - 17 Oct 2022
Whether you’re looking to top up your tan on the beach with shops and restaurants just a short walk away, or looking to explore fascinating museums and ancient castles, La Coruna offers attractions for everyone. This trendy and modern city features a busy hub in the centre with an abundance of dining and shopping, as well as unique moments such as the Tower of Hercules. From here, enjoy the sweeping views out to sea – and don’t forget your camera!
DAY 4 - 18 Oct 2022
Porto sees around 65,000 cruise passengers pass through each year and has flourished with tourist attractions to suit all ages. Whether you’re here to see the Harry Potter film location Livraria Lello, looking to admire the intricate Baroque architecture or just want to try delicious wines and delectable pastries, Porto will keep you busy for a full day of exploring.
DAY 5 - 19 Oct 2022
The largest and capital city of Portugal, and one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is an idyllic cruise holiday destination, offering attractions to suit all interests. From ancient forts to artistic neighbourhoods and the breath-taking Jerónimos Monastery, this port of call has plenty to explore. Families will love to discover the many species at the Oceanarium, while couples will love an escape to the charming town of Sintra to explore the castle.
DAY 6 - 20 Oct 2022
Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, Cádiz charms every visitor who sets foot there. It’s 3,000 years of history are just waiting to be discovered through its monuments, museums, and winding streets, with Cadiz Cathedral being a real highlight. Families will love Playa La Caleta which has all the amenities needed to spend a whole day on the sand and in the water, but don’t forget to check out which festivals and celebrations are going on during your visit.
DAY 7 - 21 Oct 2022
DAY 8 - 22 Oct 2022
Alicante offers everything you need for the perfect city break, whatever your interests may be. For the party animals there’s legendary nightlife with countless bars and discos and people to dance with. For the beach-goer, Playa del Postiguet is within close proximity to the city promenade and has perfect facilities for a full day on the beach. For the best views, be sure to head up to Santa Bárbara Castle with your camera and take some snaps that you’ll always remember.
DAY 9 - 23 Oct 2022
This vibrant seaside city is home to unforgettable architecture and creative scenes from renowned artists. The buildings you’ll find here are unlike anything you’ve ever seen, such as Park Güell and Casa Batllo, while foodies will be spoilt for choice with 20 different Michelin star restaurants. At the end of a busy day of shopping enjoy the energetic nightlife, or relax on the beach with newfound friends. Whatever your interests, Barcelona has the perfect itinerary for you.
DAY 10 - 24 Oct 2022
Synonymous with high society and luxury, the tiny Principality of Monaco and its capital of Monte Carlo is the top destination in Europe when it comes to seeing how the other half live. Ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century, Monte Carlo has impressive yachts in the harbour, world-famous casinos, stunning beaches, unique royal palaces and, of course, the most sought-after date in the Grand Prix calendar.
DAY 11 - 25 Oct 2022
One of the most famous cities in the world, Rome has been an epicentre of politics, art, architecture, and food for thousands of years. It is home to some of the most well-known historic sites such as the Colosseum, the pantheon, and Vatican City. It’s easy to spend a day in a hundred different ways in Rome, whether you’re looking to sip on incredible wine and people-watch, indulge in decadent pasta, pizza, risotto, and gelato, or if you’re eager to wander around the streets soaking in all the history you can. Rome is one capital city which will always leave you wanting more.
Norwegian Cruise Line Covid-19 safety measures
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.
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.
My wife and I were disappointed of the Dawn's food. Serving a piece of chicken in a bowl of water doesn't meet our critia of a chicken dish. I thought the food was rather bland. Le Bistro was fine but Aqua was not. The Garden restaurant was delightful. The general condition of the stateroom was OK, but needs a lot of improvement. One sure sore spot was the lack of 110v outletsl given all of today's electronics. Also the shows in the Stardust Theater was very poor. Inl our week long cruise only two shows were worth looking at in our opinion. As platnum crisers we expected much better from NCL When in port and underway chipping paint outside our balcony was outrageous, we could not rest Alll things considered, we will not give up on NCL. Overall Ncl is still the best cruise line of them all.
Travelled from Boston to Quebec and return at end of September 2014. Excellent ports of call and the weather was good - clear blue skies all but one day. Although the ship was large, from our experience, but this did not prove to be a problem. The embarkation and debarkation was so streamline - no waiting to get on and off the ship. The same applied to the ports of call even when tendering was necessary at two ports. The food was very good but the Venetian Restaurant proved to be very noisy and busy so used the Aqua and the Garden Café - did not use the speciality restaurants as felt there was no need to pay extra for food. The lunchtime buffet was particularly good. Accommodation was excellent - had a sea view stateroom but no balcony, ensuite roomy and well stocked. The staff were really friendly and helpful and there seemed to be a high ratio of staff to guests. The entertainment was also very good particularly in the Atrium but insufficient space for all those wishing to watch. One of two disappointments - the sea days (2) lacked good activities - no cinema except on two days when in a port. The biggest drawback seemed to be the lack of a good lounge where one could read in comfort and watch the world go by. The library was in the middle of the ship - no windows and very small. Good experience nevertheless and would use Norwegian again.
The stateroom of Norwegian Dawn was quite good. It was nice, clean and spacious. Our room was inside one with no window, but there was one really big bed for two of us. It had a TV set with remote control. The size of the toilet was quite big, also with shower. There were also small table and small chairs in the room. The wardrobe was nice and spacious, even with spaces for shoes! It was really good enough for two people. As we had brought a lot of clothes with us, we really appreciated the good size wardrobe. Moreover, the food on board was nice too. Overall we had a good experience this time.
New qualifying bookings made between 24 May and 30 June 2021 for open for sale sailings for 2021 onwards. Stateroom categories IX, OX, BX, MX included. 30% discount is included in advertised fares and applies to total cruise only fare of new 3+ night bookings. *Free at Sea applicable to all stateroom categories. New reservations only. Upgrade charge depends on cruise length - £99pp for cruises of 7-9 days. ^ 3rd and 4th guest pay taxes only available on select sailings only. Only valid where 1st and 2nd guests on booking pay full fare. Discretionary onboard service charges and gratuities are additional. Offers non-transferable, non-refundable, have no monetary value and cannot be substituted or customised.
*Free at Sea Flash is available on all sailings and for all categories including IX, OX, BX and MX (Sail Away Categories) but applicable terms vary for certain ships and sailings. Upgrade charge depends on cruise length. £149pp is applicable for cruises of 10-13 days - longer sailings will incur additional supplement depending on duration of cruise. Applicable to 1st and 2nd guests sharing a stateroom only (unless otherwise stated) and not valid for 3rd or 4th guests sharing. Single occupants of stateroom paying 200% of voyage fare qualify. Guest cannot substitute or customise this offer and all guests in stateroom must choose same benefits. **Amount of internet minutes subject to the length of the cruise. ^Number of speciality dining meals subject to the length of the cruise. Select sailings only.
All guests who are 70 years of age and older must provide a Certificate of Medical Fitness to Travel form prior to embarkation.
To access the form, please click on the following link: https://www.ncl.com/sites/default/files/Certificate-of-Medical-Fitness-to-Travel-form.pdf
This easy-to-complete form must be signed by a licensed medical professional and be dated no more than seven days prior to the date of embarkation or seven days prior to the start of a guest's travels if the guest is traveling for more than seven days before a voyage. If you are 70 years of age and older, please bring the completed form with you as you will be required to present the form prior to embarkation. Those who do not present the form will be denied boarding and will be issued a future cruise certificate for the value of their cruise.
All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.
Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.