NCL cruises or Norwegian Cruise Lines cruises offer a different type of cruise for the traveler that prefers leisure and freedom. Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) is an innovative cruise line that features “Freestyle Cruising” along with luxury amenities, without the high prices you might find with most luxury cruise lines.
“Freestyle Cruising” is all about freedom. This means that on NCL cruises, passengers have the freedom to choose when to dine, when to dress-up or down, when to relax and even when to disembark. Simply put, there are no schedules on NCL cruises and no restrictions on the what, how, when and where of your NCL cruise vacation. The accommodations are flexible as well. This means that passengers have their pick of a wide selection of room types such as 3-bedroom rooftop Garden Villas, inside staterooms, and large family suites, to name a few.
Now that you know the ins and outs of NCL cruises Freestyle Cruising, method, it’s time to get to know the ships, and everything else this popular luxury cruise line is about.
NCL cruises’ fleet includes: Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Star, Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Dream, Norwegian Majesty, and Norwegian Sun as well as Pride of America, Pride of Hawaii, and Pride of Aloha.
NCL cruise ships are known for their numerous bars, restaurants, and lounges, as well as their large and luxurious staterooms, and wide variety of onboard activities. A good example is NCL cruises newest ship, the Norwegian Gem. This sister ship to Norwegian Pearl features: 12 restaurants (24-hour room service too), 11 bars and lounges, a four-lane, mood-lit bowling alley, exclusive courtyard villas and garden villas, and inter-connecting staterooms (excellent for families or groups). Besides mood-lit bowling, other onboard activities include: bungee trampoline, yoga, kick-boxing, swimming, spinning, shopping, relaxing at the spa, and jogging, to name a few. Norwegian Gems itineraries range from the Bahamas and Florida, to the Caribbean and Europe. This ship also offers one and two-day cruises around glitzy New York City.
With so many bars and lounges onboard, one might expect the nightlife to be lively aboard Norwegian cruise ships. Well Norwegian Cruises nightlife is all this and more. It’s not just about the bars and lounges here though, NCL happens to house the best casinos at sea. In fact, NCL is the only cruise line with certified slots.
When you’re not getting some much needed R&R at the spa or poolside, trying your luck at the slots or enjoying some duty-free shopping, you may find yourself on one of NCL cruises many exciting shore excursions in a number of popular destinations. You can expect to do plenty of biking, scuba diving, golfing, hiking, snorkeling, mountain climbing, touring, surfing, swimming, sunning, and more.
NCL cruises will take you to: Alaska, Bermuda, Bahamas and Florida, the Caribbean, Canada and New England, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coastal, the Panama Canal, and South America. The cost for NCL cruises depends on a wide variety of factors including, but not limited to: accommodations, destinations, season, length of trip, ship, when you book (in advance or last minute), and how you book (online, travel agent, directly).
To book a NCL cruise vacation, visit the NCL website or contact the cruise line directly by calling 1-866-234-0292. You can also contact your local cruise travel specialist for the best deals or visit any of the websites below to search for discounts and deals on your own.