Cruise Lines - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is recognised as one of the major innovators in cruise travel with a 45-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising.

In fact, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is now most recognized as the home and innovator of Freestyle Cruising which essentially offers guests more freedom and flexibility than they have been offered in the past.

In counting the number of berths offered by all cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) currently represents approximately 11 percent of the overall cruise capacity in North America.

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 46-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.

Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, The Second City®, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.

The Company has two 4,000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, under construction for delivery in April 2013 and January 2014, along with one larger “Breakaway Plus” vessel for delivery in fall 2015. Known as New York’s ship, Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city, sailing to Bermuda for the summer beginning May 12, 2013. Norwegian Breakaway’s features include hull art by legendary artist Peter Max, seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship’s iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment lineup includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy.

 Norwegian Cruise Line Awards

Of the several awards earned by Norwegian Cruise Line, the most recent include being recognized as being One of the Top 5 Big Ship Resort Cruise Lines by Condé Nast Traveler, considered by World Travel Awards to be Europe’s Leading Cruise Line, designated by Travel + Leisure as one of the World’s Best Top Ten Large Ship Cruise Lines, nominated by Family Circle Magazine as being One of the Best Family Cruises and much more.

Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine Awards and has now recognized Norwegian Cruise Line as being one of the three Best Contemporary Cruise Lines - 2013/2014


 Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Areas

• Seasonal: Alaska, Bahamas and Florida, Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and New England, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coastal, Panama Canal and Transatlantic
• Year–round: Bahamas, Europe, Hawai`i, Caribbean (from New Orleans)

 Who Sails with Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian is a mainstream cruise line appealing to a broad audience of all ages. Norwegian guests want to enjoy their cruise on their terms with the freedom and flexibility typically found at land-based resorts.

 Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Ships

Norwegian Breakaway
specializes in Europe, Bahamas & Florida, Bermuda, and Caribbean cruises
144,017 tons
4,000 passengers

Norwegian Dawn
specializes in Bermuda, Caribbean, Canada & New England cruises

92,250 tons
2,224 passengers

Norwegian Epic
specializes in Caribbean, and Europe cruises
155,873 tons
4100 passengers

Norwegian Gem
specializes in Bahamas & Florida, Bermuda, Caribbean, Canada & New England cruises
93,5300 tons
2,394 passengers

Norwegian Jade
specialiazes in Europe cruises
93,500 tons
2,400 passengers

Norwegian Jewel
specializes in Bahamas & Florida, Caribbean, Alaska, Pacific Coastal and Panama Canal Cruises
92,000 tons
2,384 passengers

Norwegian Pearl
specializes in Bahamas & Florida, Caribbean, Alaska, Pacific Coastal and Panama Canal Cruises
93,530 tons
2,394 passengers

Norwegian Sky
specializes in Bahamas & Florida

77,104 tons
2,002 passengers

Norwegian Spirit
specializes in Europe cruises

75,338 tons
1,966 passengers

Norwegian Star
specializes in Europe, Bermuda, Caribbean, Panama Canal and Mexican Riviera cruises
91,740 tons
2,244 passengers

Norwegian Sun
specializes in Europe, Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal and Pacific Coastal cruises
78,309 tons
2,002 passengers

Pride of America

specializes in Hawaii cruises
81,000 tons
2,144 passengers

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