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Free at Sea with Norwegian Cruise Line

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 07 January 2016
  • Revised 18 March 2016
Free at Sea with Norwegian Cruise Line
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 07 January 2016
  • Revised 18 March 2016
Free at Sea with Norwegian Cruise Line
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 07 January 2016
  • Revised 18 March 2016
Cruising isnt everyones cup of tea, loved by almost everyone who has tried it, hated by people who havent. But whatever side of the fence you sit on theres no denying that the popularity of cruise holidays is expanding at a rapid pace...and for good reason!

Take Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) for example, if youre a first timer or a cruise veteran, NCL is one of the best in the business. Started back in 1966, NCL has been an industry leader in innovation for over 40 years now and even pioneered the very first Caribbean cruise! Each of the cruise ships have been built for Freestyle Cruising with a seemingly endless array of on-board amenities, activities and facilities.

Theres no denying NCL do things differently. Theres always something new and exciting going on. Below is a list weve comprised of the best things cruising with NCL offers, if youre a skeptic this is sure to change your mind, if you love cruises then were confident youll love our list.



NCL offers an enormous array of dining choices to make your mouth water. Morning, noon or night NCL has all your needs covered to offer only the best dishes to tame your taste buds. In 2000, NCL pioneered the alternative dining concept that revolutionised the dining experience throughout the cruise industry. In the short time since, the food choices have expanded rapidly across all ships to cater for diverse tastes and demanding needs. You can choose from as many as 9 incredible dining options as part of your cruise fare, including an array of specialty restaurants for special nights. Whatever youre in the mood for, NCL will serve it. Maybe you fancy dining al fresco with ocean views or tucking into an endless buffet with options made to order. If that wasnt enough there are casual grills by the pool, 24-hour eateries, lively bars, kids cafes and how could we forget? Room service! For when you just want to relax in your pyjamas.



Offering the most luxurious and comfortable accommodations at sea, uncover stylish suites and balcony staterooms with incredible room amenities and stylish decor. Hidden away at the top of the ship is The Haven by Norwegian, a well-appointed and spacious accommodation reserved for a privileged few. Boasting incredible Garden Villas, Courtyard Villas, Suites and Penthouses. The blend of elegance and privacy combines to create a unique cruising experience you wont find anywhere else. The Suites & Penthouses offer private balconies, living rooms and luxury bathrooms...theres also mini-suites, Oceanview Staterooms, Inside Staterooms and studios each with their own unique selling point.

Casinos at Sea 


Try your luck at Casinos at Sea, the award-winning on-board casino that offers the only certified slots at sea and all your traditional table and card games. Rated the "Best Cruise Line Casino" for seven years running by the readers of Casino Player magazine, you can play as casually as you like or as competitively as you want. Theres tournaments to enter and a friendly "Learn To Play" where Casino Managers can teach you how to play like a real professional.


night life

What ever youre in the mood for, NCL has you covered. The nightlife on-board is second to none and fills the whole ship with a jubilant and friendly atmosphere. Lets start with bars, theres sports bars, whisky bars, martini bars, champagne bars and even alfresco bars so youre well covered in that department. You can take to the dance floor at a variety of venues if you fancy pulling some moves, we recommend trying out the Spinnaker Lounge as it evolves from cabaret lounge to a late night nightclub...great for partying the night away. If youre looking for a more relaxed night theres a great little venue for bowling at the Bliss Ultra Lounge. Its cool, contemporary and has dozens of bowling alleys to play on...great for family nights out.

Spa, Sports and Fitness


If you like to relax on holiday, you can sit back and let NCL pamper you like royalty, or if you like to get more active during your break, get up and dive head first into the state-of-the-art Fitness Centres and Sports Programmes. Youll find a truly luxurious spa on-board every NCL ship offering an enormous selection of treatments ranging from massages to body wraps, facials and acupuncture. To keep active and fit, theres basketball courts, running tracks and treadmills with jaw-dropping views you cant find anywhere else. On-board the new Norwegian Epic, youll find an incredible Sports Complex, with the first rappelling wall at sea, the only U.S. rated climbing wall, a full sized basketball court, yoga classes and Pilates class. 

Shore Excursions


With NCL you can make new discoveries daily, picking the right destinations to travel to is key in making sure your holiday is the best it can be. Choosing your shore excursions are fun, simple and adds excitement to planning your dream escape. NCL spoils you for choice, explore incredible places like The Caribbean and see some of the worlds finest destinations. Even with the dozens of incredible features and activities on-board an NCL ship, its always good to know youre going somewhere incredible and youll be exploring new and exciting places in no time at all.

Splash Academy

Splash academy

Keeping your kids entertained on a cruise can be hard work, rest assured NCL have you covered. Introducing Splash Academy, designed to engage active and creative children aged 6 months - 12 years old.  Your kids can learn to juggle at circus school with Cirque du Jour, create something incredible at one of the interactive workshops or try to get the highest score on the giant Wii™ wall. Your kids wont want or need anything else, Splash Academy delivers good times all round.

Cirque Du Jour


Who doesnt love a good circus? Great for kids, the Cirque Du Jour is a family circus show presented by Hillario Productions. Your kids can learn how to perform all sorts of tricks like juggling, spinning and tumbling. Give your little ones the sense of achievement and let them take home a skill they can show off to their friends. The magical world of the circus is an unforgettable experience and an incredible day out for the whole family.

Exclusive Packages

exclusive packages

Experience unique and exclusive packages with a Norwegian Cruise. Enjoy speciality restaurants every night with the amazing FREE Dining Package, theres also an unlimited FREE Premium Drinks Package you can pair it with to enjoy a range of incredible wines, cocktails and popular beers. Choose the FREE Internet to stay in touch with those back home or pick up some souvenirs with the FREE Spending Money.

If you book a Norwegian Cruise before 10th April 2016 you can choose one of the four exclusive packages mentioned above to add to your trip. Better still, when you book a Suite or The Haven Suite you will receive all four!


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