Norwegian Cruise Line in New York
Norwegian Cruise Line in New York

Advice and information about cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line

What is special about an NCL cruise?

That there is enough on board the ship for you to have a totally different experience every day

Where does the ship visit?
All over the world – Europe, Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, North America

What are the most popular destinations and attractions?
For the UK market, Europe is very popular.

What are fellow passengers typically like?
People who cruise with us want a fun and relaxed holiday experience.

What’s new for 2011 and 2012 for Norwegian Cruise Line?
We just launched new ship Norwegian Epic and she will debut in Europe in summer 2011 sailing a season out of Barcelona

Life on board

What type of meals do you offer on Norwegian Cruise Line?
All kinds – our restaurants include American Steakhouse, Teppenyaki, French and Asian fusion.

Do you cater to vegetarians and special diets?
Yes – if guests have any requirements they just need to notify their waiter.

What are the dress codes on board Norwegian Cruise Line cruises?
We don’t have fixed dress codes, we ask guests to be ‘resort casual’ which is relaxed.  But if they want to dress up then they can definitely do so.

How should I tip on board staff?
Service charges are added to your holiday invoice, and then suggested gratuities are added to your bill.

What entertainment is on board the NCL cruises?
New ship Norwegian Epic features the Blue Man Group, and across our fleet guests can expect off Broadway shows

What is inclusive of the price of booking, and what would I need pay extra for?
If you book a fly-cruise then flights and transfers are included. Meals that are not in speciality restaurants are also included, so dining in speciality restaurants and drinks need to paid for.

How can I stay in touch with friends and family?
There is an internet café on board the ship and guests can use mobiles from the ship too

Is Internet access available from NCL ships?
Yes

Are hair-dryers provided in the cabins?
Yes they are

What electrical voltage is offered on board Norwegian Cruise Line vessels?
Ships accept US and European voltages

What is your smoking policy?
Guests can smoke in their staterooms, outdoor areas and also in the casino and cigar lounge, but nowhere else inside the ship.

Do your cabins have soap, shampoo, and conditioner?
Yes

Do you offer room service?
Yes

Are ATM machines available on board NCL cruises?
Yes

Can I bring my own alcohol?
No, any alcohol bought whilst out on shore, or brought onto the shop can be collected at the end of your journey

How can I celebrate special occasions (Birthday cakes etc)?
There are special packages on offer for birthdays and anniversaries etc. You can request the packages while on board or before your trip.

Families

Do you allow children and young families on board?
Norwegian Cruise Line is definitely a family friendly cruise line.  There’s basically entertainment for every age group, right from 2 to 17 years old.

There are complimentary kid’s and teen’s clubs.  The exclusive Nickelodeon at Sea programme is also brilliant for young children – they can meet actual actors from the show and cartoon characters like SpongeBob.  Entertainment wise there are kids pools, water slides, bowling alleys, sports courts, 2-story Wii screens and a lot besides.

Advice and information on Norwegian Cruise Lines was given by travel PR company, Flagship Consulting.