FREESTYLE CRUISING WITH NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES
Norwegian Cruise Lines think there's only one thing to do with rules – scrap them. So that's what they've done. Welcome to freedom, welcome to Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle Cruising. You see, they pick the ports they know you're going to love and the rest, it's down to you. So, get on board with Norwegian Cruise Lines and let them take you to the destinations of your dreams from the Caribbean to Hawai'i, Alaska to New England, Bermuda to Mexico, or make this the year when you discover Europe like you've never seen it before
Freestyle Accommodation Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines has the widest choice of accommodation afloat, the largest suites, extraordinary villas and the most interconnecting suites and staterooms to fit groups of any size, so whether it's two for a romantic getaway, 20 for a family reunion, or a studio for a solo traveller on-board Norwegian Epic, you'll find the stateroom or suite that's perfect for you.
Freestyle Dining Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Holiday dining is all about trying new things and making discoveries, with up to 21 dining options on a single ship, you can dine around the world wherever you're cruising. You can choose a new restaurant every single night, eat with whoever you like and sit down to dinner anytime from 5.30pm to 10pm, whatever suits you. What's more, there's at least one restaurant open 24 hours.
Family Cruising Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines means you'll get the most innovative experience on water. Exciting nightlife, tons of family fun, Shore Excursions for everyone and much more. There are so many things to do both on board and on shore that boredom isn't even an option.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES LIFE ONBOARD
Spa, Sports and Fitness Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Ready for some R&R? Take in a relaxing massage at the spa. Bask in the sun in peace at the pool's quiet zone. Treat yourself to a manicure after a day of playing in the sun or on the shore. Or let the experienced hair care professionals get you ready for a special night on board.
Make it extra special Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Most guests say that every cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines is one long party, but if you have a big celebration coming up, why not add the bells and whistles to make it an occasion to remember.
Golf Hawai'I with Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
As the official cruise line of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, They deliver a golf experience unlike anyone else. They make it easy to play on holiday, with Nike equipment and shoes, advance tee times and transportation to and from the course. And with Freestyle Cruising, there's nothing to get in the way of a great day (or week) of golf.
Get Your Game Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
You haven't played Nintendo Wii" until you've played on a two-story screen. Try your hand at a Nintendo game, or get the whole group together and throw some strikes on the only bowling alleys at sea that light up at night.
Hit the Nightlife Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
With up to 20 different bars and lounges, you will be spoilt for choice to dance the night away. Piano bars, cigar bars, espresso bars, wine bars, dance clubs - even private karaoke rooms where you can sing your heart out they have got just about everything on board - except a schedule.
Play Outside Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
You can play by the pool all day if you like. Ride the slides, warm up in the hot tub or chill out in a designated quiet zone. If you want something a bit more active why not play a little one-on-one basketball or a game of football on the court, or see the seas from the breathtaking rock climbing wall approximately 10 meters high.
The Friendliest Casinos Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Have a flutter on your favourite table game, or ask one of the friendly croupiers to give you a free lesson. Play the slots and keep those fingers crossed for the big jackpot payout. Who knows, your winnings could pay for your next cruise.
The Show must go on Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Take your seat for the best of Broadway, Las Vegas and the West End style shows all rolled into one. Aboard almost all ships there's a proper theatre, where curtain up means lavishly staged shows, professional casts and great production numbers that will have you wondering just how they do it.
Explore the shore with Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Whether you're into cliff diving or wine tasting, sightseeing or snorkelling, there are so many Shore Excursions to choose from that the only hard part will be fitting them all in.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES DRESS-CODE
Based on a simple philosophy that after all it's your holiday and you should be free to dress according to your mood, Norwegian's Freestyle cruising concept means you are free to wear what you want.
"Resort casual" attire is as dressy as you'll ever have to get for dinner. But if it's elegance you're dreaming of, many of the restaurants offer formal options. If you prefer more casual dress, that's fine, too.
How you dress is up to you on Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle Cruising.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES DINING OPTIONS
Welcome to a wonderful world of culinary choices. Eat whatever you want, whenever you want, with who ever you want. No dinner bells, no dress code and no sitting with strangers unless you want to. With up to 10 restaurants and dining rooms on every ship, Norwegian Cruise Lines have the perfect menu and location for wherever your taste buds take you.
Dine the way you want Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines believe lunch is when you're hungry. Same goes for breakfast and dinner. You'll never have to drag yourself out of bed for a forced breakfast seating at 7.45 am or interrupt whatever you're doing so you can make it to a dinner seating precisely at 5.45 pm. They also think you should eat with whomever you want so they will never choose your dining partners for you.
More Restaurants than days of the Week Onboard Norwegian Cruise (NCL) Ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines has a wide variety of restaurants with great, new signature dishes in every one. And, with up to 10 different restaurants and dining rooms on board, like Le Bistro, the exclusive French bistro, and Cagney's, the scrumptious steakhouse, you'll find something to satisfy your every craving, every night of your cruise.
Food Choices Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
That depends where you choose to dine. In the Main Dining Rooms you can enjoy the best of international cuisine and the refined décor and tastes of classic cruising.
Then there's gourmet French in the signature restaurant, Le Bistro; pasta and pizza that mama might have made, if only she'd been Italian; Tex-Mex and Spanish tapas; Asian fusion and Teppanyaki grilled fresh right before your eyes. The Steakhouses have become something of a legend for their premium cuts of certified Black Angus™ beef.
And, of course, there's the lavish Garden Buffets with action-stations where the chefs prepare your favourites cooked to order maybe, alfresco dining.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES LOYALTY CLUB - LATITUDES CLUB
Whether you've cruised with Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle Cruising one or a hundred times, everyone enjoys the perks of being a Latitudes member with the exciting enhancement to Norwegian Cruise Lines' past guest program.
All of the cruises you've taken with Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle Cruising since you were enrolled in the Latitudes program count towards your membership level. Take a moment and review all the benefits available in the different levels of membership. With the program enhancements, the more you cruise, the more benefits you receive!
Bronze Benefits with Norwegian Cruise Lines:
(members with 1-4 completed cruises)
- Access to Latitudes customer service desk
- Complimentary subscription to Latitudes, a quarterly members-only magazine
- Latitudes pricing on all sailings
- The added enjoyment of Polo Club benefits when sailing on Orient Lines' Marco Polo
- Special Latitudes check-in
- Latitudes ship pin
- Latitudes onboard liaison to answer your questions at sea
- Members-only cocktail parties hosted by the Captain
Silver Benefits with Norwegian Cruise Lines:
(members with 5-8 completed cruises)
All the benefits of Bronze plus:
- Exclusive gathering
- Exclusive on board discounts
Gold Benefits with Norwegian Cruise Lines:
(members with 9-13 completed cruises)
All the benefits of Bronze and Silver membership plus:
- VIP service, which includes:
- Priority restaurant reservations
- Priority tender tickets
- Priority disembarkation
Platinum Benefits with Norwegian Cruise Lines:
(members with 14 or more completed cruises)
All the above benefits plus:
- Exclusive "Behind the Scenes" Ship Tour
- Complimentary dinner in Le Bistro
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES TIPS & GRATUITIES
Norwegian Cruise Ships - Norwegian Cruise Lines Service Charge
On all Norwegian Cruise Lines ships payment of Pre-Paid Service Fee is required. A fixed Service Charge of $12 per person, per day will be added to your onboard account. The service charge is only for guests ages 3 years & up.
Also, certain staff positions provide service on an individual basis to only some guests. Norwegian Cruise Lines encourage those guests to acknowledge good service from these staff members with appropriate gratuities. For example, for guests purchasing bar drinks the recommended gratuity is 15 percent. For guests purchasing spa treatments the recommended gratuity is 18 percent. Similarly, for guests using concierge and butler services, it is recommend to offer a gratuity commensurate with services rendered.
The crew are encouraged to work together as a service team and compensated by a combination of salary and incentive program that the Service Charge supports. It is the earnest wish that you enjoy your Freestyle Cruise experience and that the entire crew in all areas of the ship will provide you with the standard of service for which Norwegian Cruise Lines is known. Therefore, if you have any concerns about the service you receive during your cruise; please bring them to the immediate attention of the reception desk staff on board so that they can address any issues in a timely manner before the cruise is over.
Norwegian Cruise Lines have a structured guest satisfaction program on board designed to handle any concerns raised by their guests relating to the service or on board product quickly and efficiently. In almost all cases they are able to come up with a satisfactory solution to any issues which are raised and make sure guests can focus on enjoying their cruise holiday. In the unlikely event Norwegian Cruise Lines cannot satisfactorily resolve the issues through the guest satisfaction program; guests will be able to adjust the Service Charge according to the level of inconvenience they feel they have experienced.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Romantic Memories at Sea Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Imagine the two of you dancing under a canopy of stars. What could be more romantic? On your Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise, you can enjoy intimate restaurants, secluded lounges and spacious Oceanview Staterooms. Bon Voyage & Special Occasions gifts. Champagne and flowers. Professional portraits. Wine and cheese. Passion. Memories, all can be arranged. There's no better combination than an Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise and the one you love.
Wedding Packages At Sea with Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Celebrate the most important day of your life on board one of Norwegian Cruise Lines' wonderful ships bound for paradise. Or have your event in beautiful New York, the Caribbean or Bermuda. Every detail - from the day you schedule your wedding to your ceremony and champagne toast - will be handled for you.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES KIDS CLUBS
Family Cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines
It's a family affair on a Norwegian Cruise ship, so bring everyone along. Bring the children on a Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise and you might just think you've left them at home! The Kid's Crew and Teen's Crew programmes are some of the biggest and most fun afloat and provide professionally supervised, age-appropriate activities that will keep them happy for days. And even better – the activities are FREE when the ships at sea, so you can get to do your own thing knowing they're safe and sound.
Family Friendly Cruising onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines are experts when it comes to accommodating "the whole gang". Children, teenagers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and more - they take care of your entire family with their combinable and connectable accommodation of all kinds, in nearly every category.
Norwegian Cruise Lines have designed child-friendly amenities into all of the ships. Besides the complimentary Kid's Crew and Teen's Crew programmes, they feature movie theatres, a child-only pool, child-size buffets, PlayStation games, the newest highlight the game console Nintendo Wii and a lot more.
Kid's Crew & Teen's Crew - join the club onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines ships
The Kid's Crew facilities are some of the largest and most fun afloat. Your child will be assigned to an age group based on his/her age at sailing. If they have a birthday while at sea, only then they are moved up.
Kids Crew Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Fully staffed with qualified leaders, your children will love the pyjama parties, scavenger hunts, pizza making, arts and crafts, high energy games and other fun age-appropriate activities which include T shirt painting, treasure hunts and dancing in the children's disco.
Junior Sailors (Children 2-5 years) Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
- Development activities
- Children's pool area
- Arts & Crafts
- Treasure hunt
- Family activities
- Pizza making party
First Mate (Children 6-9 years) Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
- Wii & Xbox
- Childrens pool area
- Treasure hunt
- Pizza making
- Games and classes
- Family activities
Navigators (Children 10-12 years) Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
- Wii & Xbox
- Sports activities
- Family activities
- Arts & Crafts
- Video arcade
- Scavenger hunt
- Team-building challenges
Teen's Crew (Children 13 - 17 years) Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle Cruising is seriously cool for teenagers. In no time at all, they'll be surfing at the Internet Café, joining a team on the sports court, going for gold at table tennis, challenging the world to a Wii™ tournament and hoping for a lucky strike at the bowling alley. They'll get together at themed parties, dine out together and take in a show as a group. Just make sure they disembark when you do.
The Youth Staff Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
The Youth Staff are carefully chosen from Education and Recreation programmes at University. Your child will like the Youth Staff because they are fun. Actually, they are experts in fun- they design specialized activities for all ages. And they'll keep a constant watch over your children to make you happy. Not to mention, each staff member is CPR and First Aid certified, so your child will be safe and secure at all times plus they're trained in communication and confidence building too.
Kid's Crew Safety and Emergency Information
Relax-it's your job to have fun and their job to keep your children happy and safe. Every child in the Programme receives a Kid's Crew bracelet with their name, stateroom number, emergency station, allergies, and medications listed. If an emergency does occur, the Youth Staff is responsible for the mustering of the child in their care and bringing them to safety at the Child Muster Station.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES SPECIAL NEEDS
The fun and excitement of Freestyle cruising should be able to be enjoyed by everyone. That's why they are committed to providing all guests the freedom of choice to cruise your way.
In order to accomplish that goal, Norwegian Cruise Lines has a seasoned group of cruise professionals who are specifically trained to meet your needs through Norwegian Cruise Lines' team of Access Coordinators at the Access Desk providing a safe and accessible cruise experience for all guests with special requirements to the extent that is feasible.
Special Assistance Level and Type of Assistance Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Every person with a challenge or disability is different and you are the best judge of any special assistance you may require. Norwegian Cruise Lines has specially trained employees to answer your questions before and during your cruise or to resolve any issue that may arise relating to travel with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Norwegian Cruise Lines also has a centralized internal corporate resolution staff to assist vessel personnel, available by telephone 24 hours a day.
Guests with Mobility Impairments Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
A wheelchair, scooter or walker may be the primary mobility assistance aid for getting on and off the ship for guests who cannot walk on their own. Norwegian Cruise Lines has a limited supply of wheelchairs onboard. In order to accommodate their guests, Norwegian Cruise Lines wheelchairs are reserved exclusively for embarkation and disembarkation situations. If you will require regular use of a wheelchair, they strongly recommend that you bring your own wheelchair with you. You may also make rental arrangements onboard from a limited supply of rental wheelchairs which are available onboard on a first come first serve basis. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters are allowed in the accessible staterooms provided that they are powered by gel-cell batteries and the chargers must be adaptable to 110 volts. Should you choose a stateroom that has not been designated as accessible, you will need to bring a collapsible wheelchair. Beach wheelchairs can be rented for use on Norwegian Cruise Lines' private island.
Guests with Mobility Impairments Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Guests must be aware that certain vessel transfers, such as tendering and gangways, may not be fully accessible to wheelchairs or scooters at the time that they desire or that they cannot go ashore at all. When a ship is unable to dock, guests are taken ashore on smaller boats called tenders. Some guests with limited mobility may find it difficult to embark or disembark the ship at certain times while at dock or while tendering. Note: scooters and wheelchairs and/or guests that weigh 100lbs or more are not allowed to be transferred from the ship to tender and/or from tender to shore.
Cruise Guests who Are Deaf or Have Low Hearing Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines will attempt to provide Deaf or Low Hearing guests with an enjoyable cruise, which means making every attempt to make the technology available to assist Deaf and Low Hearing guests during your Freestyle cruise experience. Many different options are available prior to the cruise and needs vary from guest to guest. Amenities and services include:
- Certain ships have staterooms that are hard wired for Deaf and Low Hearing guests which includes a visual-tactile alert system to alert you if there is knocking at the door, telephone ringing, alarm ringing or smoke detection.
- On those vessels where rooms have not been hardwired, a portable kit is available upon request in your stateroom that includes a visual-tactile alert system to alert you if there is knocking at the door, telephone ringing, alarm ringing or smoke detection.
- Individual and/or group emergency drills for all Deaf or Low Hearing guests upon request
- Pagers are available upon request on certain ships to alert Deaf or Low Hearing Guests to vessel announcements and a manual for same can be provided in advance. Assistive listening devices are available on many vessels in the main theatre through the Front Desk
- Closed-captioned televisions are available for your state room. Closed-captioned DVD movies are available upon request prior to sailing.
- Sign language interpreting services may be provided for Deaf guests if that is their primary means of communication, requested no later than 90 days prior to sailing. Requests are subject to a number of considerations, including but not limited to, the availability of interpreters and cabin space.
Guests who are Blind or have Low Vision Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines will attempt to provide Blind or Low Vision guests with an enjoyable cruise, which means providing personal, customized service to make your cruise fun, safe and happy.
Children with Disabilities Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Children with disabilities are welcome on all Norwegian Cruise Lines ships. Guests with cognitive, intellectual and development disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease are encouraged to contact Planet Cruise to discuss your needs.
Guest with food allergies should contact Planet Cruise to discuss your needs. Because the vessels are supplied all over the world, it may be easier to meet your specific food allergy requirements in some countries, but very difficult in others. Norwegian Cruise Lines can arrange to have no sugar and low sodium meals for guests with those specific medical dietary restrictions upon request. Refrigerators are available in many staterooms for storing insulin.
Dialysis Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
Guests requiring continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis are welcome to board all Norwegian Cruise Lines ships. However, Norwegian Cruise Lines does not have the ability to assist or administer hemo-dialysis treatments. Those guests using peritoneal dialysis should have all solutions and equipment needed to perform the dialysis delivered to the vessel on the day of sailing at least two hours prior to sailing. Please contact the Access desk prior to the cruise for more information on Norwegian Cruise Lines' policies and procedures.
Oxygen Onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships
You are welcome to bring your own oxygen and/or oxygen equipment from your home. Please note that the staff and crew are not permitted to handle your oxygen and/or oxygen equipment during the embarkation and disembarkation process. Thus, you must be able to handle your supplies if you bring your own. Please note that liquid oxygen is not permitted on any Norwegian Cruise Lines vessel.