The innovative Norwegian Breakaway reflects the style and vibrancy of her year-round homeport, New York City. In spring and summer she sails from the Big Apple to the pink sand beaches of Bermuda and in winter cruises to the tropical seas of the Caribbean and the Bahamas & Florida. She brings to life the romance and allure of travelling on water with unique spaces like The Waterfront, an industry-first oceanfront promenade lined with alfresco bars and restaurants. Indulge in 27 extraordinary dining experiences and enjoy five multi-storey waterslides in the Aqua Park.
Since its first voyage in 2002, Norwegian Dawn has delighted guests with its Caribbean tours. Her special affiliation with the port of New York is illustrated by the Statue of Liberty adorning the port side of the ship, and indeed NCL cruises enjoy a productive relationship with the New York Giants American football team. The 91,000 tonne, 965 foot family friendly experience also takes in Florida and Miami on its journey, with extended stops at selected points to allow guests to experience the Caribbean islands in all their glory.
Norwegian Dawn – What to do
Each of Norwegian Dawn’s bars offers something unique. From the quintessential English pub atmosphere and authentic ales at the Pearly Kings to margaritas at the popular Salsa Bar, each bar showcases its own themed entertainment, often in the form of live music. The showpiece of the evening entertainment this Norwegian Cruise Line ship has to offer is found in the Stardust Theatre, hosting nightly shows to take the breath away.
Children are well catered for on board Norwegian Dawn, with the 5,500 square feet of fun found at the T-Rex Childcare Centre the ideal place to leave the kids while you head off for a relaxing day of sunbathing on deck. The children will be well looked after by Norwegian Dawn’s specially trained team of staff, with an entertaining jungle gym, movie theatre and other well co-ordinated activities laid on throughout the day, as well as a fabulous swimming pool complete with water slides to ensure your children will never be bored.
With your offspring taken care of for the time being, it is time for you to head off for a day of comfort at the Oasis Pool. Take a seat up on deck and enjoy a cocktail at Topsiders or an ice cream at Sprinkles. El Dorado Spa and Beauty Centre, with its saunas, steam rooms and soothing pools and hot tubs is the perfect way to get away from it all.
Norwegian Dawn – Where to eat
Dining on board Norwegian Dawn affords unparalleled culinary choice, from steaks at Cagney’s, to French cuisine at Le Bistro, to Asian fusion at Bamboo. The main Venetian restaurant is also very popular with guests, as are the regular on-deck barbecues.
Also featuring in the line up are Italian delights at La Trattoria, light bites at the Garden Café and late night snacking available at Blue Lagoon and through Norwegian Dawn’s 24-hour room service.
The staterooms of Norwegian Dawn
Choose from eight different accommodation options to make your stay perfect. The Inside Stateroom is NCL's cheapest option, and whilst you pass up the opportunity of an ocean view the room is as spacious and comfortable as you would expect. The Oceanview Staterooms can come with or without a balcony, whilst photographic evidence reveals the Mini-Suite is much larger than its name suggests. The Romance Suite is ideal for couples, offering butler and concierge service to add that extra special touch. The Penthouse Suites and Owner’s Suites are where the sea views start to get a little bit spectacular, while the Garden Villas, with their private gardens and hot tub, are the ultimate luxury.
Epic is the perfect name for this gargantuan Norwegian Cruise Line vessel. Weighing in at a staggering 153,000 tonnes and stretching over 1,000 feet, Norwegian Epic holds more crew members than some of NCL’s other ships can hold passengers. 4,228 guests can climb aboard at any one time to experience Norwegian Epic’s fabulous Caribbean, Transatlantic and Mediterranean cruises.
Norwegian Epic – What to do
One thing is for certain, on a ship this big you will never run out of things to do. With all this space to play with, a NCL cruise experience will be like no other, with so many unique features it is difficult to keep track of them all. See dazzling acts at the Epic Theatre, relax with wonderful live music at Fat Cats Jazz and Blues Club, enjoy a night of laughter at Headliners Comedy Club, experience the only Ice Bar to be found at sea in the Scandinavian-inspired Svedka Ice Bar, go wild at Spice H20, Norwegian Epic’s very own two-level adults only beach club. The possibilities on board this ship really are endless.
Up on deck, Norwegian Epic boasts NCL’s most impressive sports complex, complete with full-size basketball court, batting cage, 24 foot climbing cage and challenging rock climbing wall. If you are not in the mood for climbing, simply relax poolside at Waves Bar.
In the evenings, you can head for cocktails and dancing at Bliss Ultra Lounge, sample some fine Irish, Scottish and Canadian whiskies in Maltings Whiskey Bar, light up at Humidor Cigar Lounge, or most amazingly of all, head over to the Spiegel Tent for Norwegian Epic’s Cirque Dreams and Dinner event.
Norwegian Epic – Where to eat
There are some areas of Norwegian Epic that are reserved for guests staying in Suite and Villa accommodation. This includes the Epic Club and Courtyard Grill, beautifully decorated with food to match. Elsewhere, choose your own portion of meat at Moderno Churrascaria, have a steak at Cagney’s Steakhouse, go French or Italian at Le Bistro or La Cucina, head for the Norwegian Epic Noodle Bar or simply have a pizza delivered to your room by the staff at Pizza 24/7.
Other options include the Wasabi Sushi Bar, the unbelievable ocean views found at The Manhattan Room, the interesting modern creations served up by Taste or the friendly atmosphere at O’Sheehan’s Bar and Grill, where you can also access a three-lane bowling alley.
The Staterooms of Norwegian Epic
When it comes to the rooms, the best of the bunch are undoubtedly the Deluxe Owner’s Suites, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, king-size bed, separate living room and dining areas and a private terrace. The Family Villas can accommodate up to six people and offer much the same features. The spacious Penthouses also offer extremely high levels of comfort, while the ultimate spa break can be had with a Spa Suite, and all the perks that this entails, including a special round bed and access to saunas, hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms and more.
The Deluxe Balcony and Standard Balcony Staterooms are sumptuously decorated and offer marvellous views of the ocean. The standard Inside Stateroom offers comfort at an affordable price, and the exclusive Studio apartments are ideal for the solo traveller as you set off on your Epic journey.
As Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship to date, Norwegian Escape brings even more excitement and innovations to Freestyle Cruising. Home-ported in Miami year-round, she cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and in the east takes in idyllic islands like St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau in the Bahamas. In the Western Caribbean, Mexico’s Cozumel and Roatán in Honduras are complemented by a call at Harvest Caye, Norwegian’s new private Caribbean island in Belize.
With cruises taking in the Bahamas, Florida, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, Norwegian Gem has been catering for up to 2,384 Norwegian Cruise Line cruise passengers at a time since her launch in 2007.
Norwegian Gem – What to do
There are all sorts of places to pass the time on board Norwegian Gem. All manner of refreshing beverages can be found across the 965 foot structure, from coffee at Java Café to an exciting array of beers and whiskies at Maltings Beer and Whiskey Bar. Magnum’s Champagne and Wine Bar and Shakers Martini and Cocktail Bar make it perfectly clear what they bring to the table, while 1930’s themed Starbar and lively nightspot Bliss Ultra Lounge provide a mixture of cocktails and pleasant atmosphere. Evening entertainment can be found with the spellbinding Vegas-style shows at the Stardust Theatre and the dance floor that materialises in Spinnakers once the sun goes down.
During the day, visitors can take advantage of the swimming pool, hot tubs, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, jogging track, fitness centre, health spa and beauty salon. Different ends of the relaxation scale can be found in the tranquil surroundings of the library and the flashing lights and electronic noises found in Norwegian Gem’s Video Arcade. Further thrills can be found at the Gem Club Casino, featuring traditional favourites roulette, blackjack and slots, among others.
Norwegian Gem – Where to eat
There is a clear contrast between the more traditional surroundings and menu of the Grand Pacific Main Dining Room and the modern artistic decoration and creative food found in the Magenta Main Dining Room. This just goes to show the efforts the Norwegian Cruise Line goes to in order to ensure all tastes are catered for. Those looking for a nice piece of steak need look no further than Cagney’s Steakhouse, while Italy and France are represented by La Cucina and Le Bistro respectively. Diners can assert a greater control over their meal with a visit to the buffet at the Great Outdoors, or alternatively the Tequila Latin/Tapas Restaurant.
The Staterooms of Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem’s magnificent Garden Villas can easily accommodate up to six people in their palatial surroundings. Guests can enjoy the Villa’s private terrace and garden, complete with hot tub and dining area. Inside, three separate bedrooms meet at the central living area and dining room. The Owner’s Suites and Family accommodation exceed all expectations in terms of space, comfort and décor. NCL's stylish Penthouses are also available, with the privacy afforded by the individual balcony area a real bonus. The Mini-Suites belie their name with a separate seating area, private balcony and luxurious, spacious bathroom.
Balcony Staterooms, Oceanview Staterooms and Inside Staterooms, whilst containing fewer luxuries, are very comfortable and blessed with more than adequate storage space, providing the perfect personal space for guests to relax in during their voyage.
As our second ship in the Breakaway class, Norwegian Getaway combines the most magnificent amenities Norwegian has to offer with The Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other cruise ship. A constant connection of freedom, energy and excitement flows throughout 678 Ocean Place and every unique space and experience. Norwegian Getaway escapes to the tropics year-round from Miami with 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruises.
Specialising in Mediterranean cruises, the 965 foot Norwegian Jade has been representing the Norwegian Cruise Line in some of the region’s premier cities since 2006. The 93,000 tonne ship contains much to occupy her guests, from restaurants and bars to sports facilities and quiet corners perfect for a relaxing hour or so.
Norwegian Jade – What to do
Guests can start the day with a delicious pastry and a cup of coffee in Norwegian Jade’s Atrium Bar, before venturing out to sample such delights as the Jade Club Casino, Galleria Boutiques, the ship’s swimming pool and hot tubs and the intriguing Art Gallery, packed full of original works by known artists. Visitors can also relax at the Ying and Yang Health Spa and Beauty Salon, as well as getting a little exercise in the fitness centre or on the basketball court.
For those looking to relax with a drink, there are many options to choose from. Usually, the clue is in the name with regard to the products offered by each establishment, such as Tankards Beer and Whiskey Bar, Magnum’s Champagne and Wine Bar and Mixers Martini and Cocktail Bar. The Sake Bar offers something different from the norm. Cocktails can be had at the American Speakeasy-themed Starbar and the Bali Hai Bar and Grill, while they can be combined with a session on the dance floor at the Spinnaker Lounge and Medusa Lounge and Nightclub.
Norwegian Jade – Where to eat
Award winning food is always on the menu at Norwegian Jade’s two main dining halls, Alizar and Grand Pacific. For those wanting something a little lighter, the Great Outdoors buffet is the ideal choice, its extensive selection of well-known, perfectly prepared dishes is sure to satisfy. Guests can sample rustic Italian home cooking from Papa’s Italian Kitchen and authentic French food at Le Bistro.
Jasmine Garden Asian Restaurant showcases the best of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, complete with a Sushi Bar and Teppanyaki section, where your food will be prepared by NCL’s award-winning chefs right in front of you. Cagney’s Steakhouse provides succulent, freshly grilled steaks cooked to your liking, or alternatively you can choose from the selection available at Paniolo Tapas and Salsa Restaurant.
Staterooms of Norwegian Jade
At 5,000 square feet, the one thing Norwegian Jade’s three bedroom Garden Villas definitely have is space. Not an inch of it is wasted either, guests can enjoy their own personal terrace with a hot tub and private garden dining area. Inside, there are separate living and dining areas, while each bedroom comes with a luxury bath.
Comparable levels of luxury can be found in the Owner’s Suites, Family Suites and Penthouses, while Norwegian Cruise Line’s Romance Suites are the perfect couple’s retreat. Balcony Staterooms, Oceanview Staterooms and Inside Staterooms are a viable solution for those travelling on a budget, with the beds and facilities still of a very high standard.
Launched in 2005, Norwegian Jewel is a relatively young ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s extensive fleet. At 965 feet and 92,000 tonnes, Norwegian Jewel invites up to 2,376 guests to step aboard her luxurious surroundings and sample their awe-inspiring Transatlantic, North American and Caribbean cruises.
Norwegian Jewel – What to do
Whether you are after some peace and quiet or you prefer something more strenuous, this Norwegian Cruise Line Ship is certain to find the perfect diversion to satisfy your needs. For a truly relaxing day, make the most of the two swimming pools, six hot tubs, health spa and beauty salon, library and art gallery, while for a more active outing, try your luck in the casino, take to the courts for a game of tennis or basketball or grab some sea air on Norwegian Jewel’s outdoor jogging track.
In the evenings, Norwegian Jewel offers a choice of bars in which to end your day in style, with all choices of drink catered for in welcoming settings such as Maltings Beer and Whiskey Bar, Shakers Martini and Cocktail Bar and Magnum’s Champagne and Wine Bar. Alternatively, take in a show in the plush Stardust Theatre, so large it can easily accommodate almost half the ship’s guests, or the cabaret-themed nightly entertainment provided by Fyzz Lounge and Bar.
Norwegian Jewel – Where to eat
As you would expect from a luxury NCL cruise ship, Norwegian Jewel offers a culinary world tour to whet your appetite and ensure your meals will remain fresh and exciting throughout your journey. Sample the best of Europe with Mama’s Italian Kitchen, Le Bistro French Restaurant or Tsar’s Palace, or alternatively sit down to a sumptuous Asian banquet at Chin Chin’s Asian Restaurant, featuring the theatrical Teppanyaki, where your food will be prepared before your eyes, and the Sushi and Sashimi Bar.
Those looking to satisfy their late-night hunger can find a solution in the 23-hour Blue Lagoon eatery, as well as Norwegian Jewel’s round the clock room service.
The staterooms of Norwegian Jewel
Choose from Norwegian Jewel’s range of luxury accommodation, all guaranteed to make your stay a comfortable one. Find the very definition of luxury in the Garden Villas, comprising separate living room and bedroom areas, private terrace, Jacuzzi and garden, topped off with spectacular ocean views. The Courtyard Villas offer the guest an idyllic private pool to accompany their equally beautiful living area, while the Oceanview Stateroom lives up to its name with a good-sized balcony for you to enjoy the scenery.
Norwegian Jewel’s Penthouse Suites and Inside Staterooms present the guest with a spacious, cosy area to relax and get a good night’s sleep at the end of a long day. Whichever style of room you choose, you can be sure that Norwegian Jewel will meet your every need, with en suite bathroom facilities and extensive storage space ensuring the customer feels right at home.
Experience paradise on the sea on board Norwegian Joy. Set to debut in China Winter of 2017, Norwegian Joy will be the fleet's most innovative ship to date. Styled exclusively for Chinese travellers, guests can expect an upscale resort style holiday with world-class entertainment, fine international dining, unrivaled duty-free luxury shopping with the freedom and flexibility found on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships.
This 93,000 tonne colossus has been around since 2007, ferrying her 2,384 guests as they feel the heat in the Caribbean and chill out in Alaska. Norwegian Pearl offers a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere and you take in some of the most phenomenal scenery you can imagine.
Norwegian Pearl – What to do
If, on your family holiday, you want to have any peace and quiet at all, it is essential to ensure the children are kept entertained. Norwegian Cruise Line takes care of that, with the Aqua Kids Club, Internet Café, basketball, volleyball and tennis facilities, Kids Pool, video arcade and teenager-oriented Metro Centre ensuring they are kept out of mischief.
Norwegian Pearl can offer you a day of pampering at the South Pacific Spa and Beauty Salon, a relaxing day playing games in the Card Room, or a gentle jog around the ship’s specially constructed track. Norwegian Pearl was also the first of NCL's cruise liners to install a bowling alley.
Should you wish to relax with a drink, you can have a coffee at Java Café, or something stronger at Maltings Beer and Whiskey Bar. For something a little more exotic, head to Magnum’s Champagne and Wine Bar or Shakers Martini and Cocktail Bar. Starbar is entertainingly presented in the style of a 1930’s Speakeasy, while the Sake Bar offers a taste of Asia and the Spinnaker Lounge becomes a dance floor at night.
Norwegian Pearl – Where to eat
From the award-winning 5-course delight in the Russian-themed surroundings of Summer Palace to the sharp, modern décor and frequently updated specials board of the Indigo Main Dining Room, this Norwegian Cruise Line Ship ensures all tastes are catered for in her many eateries. Should you wish to look after yourself at the Great Outdoors buffet, or go for something completely different at the Sky High Bar and Grill, designed to look like a hot air balloon, you will not be disappointed.
Other options include the Italian home cooking at La Cucina, the refined French cuisine at Le Bistro, the juicy steaks prepared at Cagney’s Steakhouse and the Asian flavours of the Lotus Garden, with its Sushi and Sashimi bar showcasing the talents of its chefs.
The Staterooms of Norwegian Pearl
It does not get more luxurious than Norwegian Pearl’s three bedroom Garden Villas. Featuring a private garden and terrace, complete with hot tub, as well as separate dining and living areas, the Garden Villas deliver an unforgettable experience. The Family and Courtyard Villas also come across like medium-sized apartments, and the superb facilities render it a real pleasure to wake up there each morning. Penthouses, Romance Suites and Mini-Suites also offer a degree of privacy that can only add to the experience on board Norwegian Pearl.
The Balcony Staterooms offer picturesque surroundings complemented by a lovely view through the floor-to-ceiling windows, while the Oceanview Staterooms are cosy and pleasantly decorated. Inside Staterooms form the bulk of the accommodation on several decks, each providing clean, comfortable surroundings throughout your stay.
Passengers on board the 853 foot Norwegian Sky should note the accolades afforded to Norwegian Cruise Line by the Bahamas Tourism Ministry. Since her launch in 1999, Norwegian Sky has really led the way with its 3-day and 4-day Bahamas cruises, and her 2,002 passengers are sure to be impressed with the attractions on board.
Norwegian Sky – What to do
If you are travelling on Norwegian Sky with your family, you may wish to leave your children somewhere for the day, while you go off to relax. Younger children will find much to amuse them in Kid’s Korner, where NCL’s specially trained staff are on hand to supervise activities including arts and crafts, computer games and films. For teenagers, The Zone is the place to be, with Wii consoles, games and a disco in the evening more than enough to keep them occupied.
For the grown-ups, Norwegian Sky offers NCL’s usual superb fitness and spa facilities, as well as tennis and basketball courts and a jogging track for those who like to keep active. The swimming pool and hot tubs are of course always popular, as is the ship’s casino.
Norwegian Sky also houses many places where you can relax with a drink. Should you wish to centre your day around the pool, Champs Bar serves cocktails, beers and wine from its vantage point overlooking the pool, while Breakers Bar is a poolside affair notable for being one of the longest on any of NCL’s cruise liners. If you are looking for some fine wine or expensive champagne, head for The Plantation Club or Atrium Bar, the latter supplementing the experience with live piano music. Sports fans will feel right at home in the Longboard Bar, while Captain Cook’s Bar is renowned for its Martinis. For something alcohol-free, The Coffee Bar serves up delicious hot drinks in a quaint café environment.
Norwegian Sky – Where to eat
The largest, and therefore most crowded dining areas on board Norwegian Sky are the Crossings Main Dining Room and the Palace Main Dining Room, offering lovely views over the ocean in an attractively decorated room. French cuisine can be enjoyed at Le Bistro, while sumptuous Italian fare is found at Il Adagio, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea. A hearty steak is available at Cagney’s Steakhouse, while those after a lighter meal can decide on their own portions from the Garden Café buffet.
The Staterooms of Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky offers two types of suite room, the Owner’s Suite and the Penthouse, which with their private terrace areas, separate seating areas and hot tubs will guarantee a luxurious trip, along with a stunning view. Balcony Staterooms offer a smaller terraced area than those of the suites, but still offer a pleasant ocean view through the floor-to-ceiling French windows. The spacious Oceanview Stateroom offers just what you would expect, in the form of a porthole, while for those on a budget the Inside Staterooms offer comfortable queen-sized beds for you to collapse into at the end of your busy day enjoying all that Norwegian Sky has to offer.
Launched in 2005, Norwegian Spirit is a relative baby in NCL’s impressive fleet. Despite this, she has quickly forged a glowing reputation and this 77,000 tonne, 880 foot ship continues to carry her 1,966 passengers around the Caribbean, Canada, Bermuda and New England.
Norwegian Spirit – What to do
If you have brought the family, the kids can be left to their own devices in one of Norwegian Spirit’s children’s activity centres. The younger ones can be entrusted to the capable Norwegian Cruise Line staff at Charlie’s Child Care Centre, while older children will doubtless enjoy the Celebrity Teen Disco. The Buccaneer’s Wet and Wild Children’s Swimming Pool will also give them hours of fun.
For the grown-ups, there is the option of something sporty such as basketball or jogging, a trip to the Roman spa and fitness centre, or a crack at Maharajah’s Casino. Get ready for your evening’s entertainment at Oscar’s Hair and Beauty Salon, before heading out to one of Norwegian Spirit’s many bars. The Galaxy of the Stars Observation Lounge is an excellent spot to catch the glorious sunset, and you can either go down the champagne route at Champagne Charlie’s or treat yourself to a pint of British beer at Henry’s Pub, complete with darts and traditional fish and chips. Shanghai Bar is a sports bar with an Asian theme, while Maharini’s Lounge and Night Club is worth noting for those who want to dance the night away.
Norwegian Spirit – Where to eat
From Bratwurst in the Bier Garten to tortellini at La Trattoria, Norwegian Spirit has something for you. Fancy French fare is dished up at Le Bistro, while a no nonsense steak and chips is available from Cagney’s Steakhouse. Shogun Asian Restaurant is on hand to cater for all your Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine desires.
The intimate surroundings of the Garden Room are the perfect setting for Norwegian Spirit’s signature five-course culinary journey, while elsewhere the Windows Main Dining Room takes its name from the fabulous panoramic view that serves as a stunning setting for any meal. If you are feeling peckish during the night, you can choose to head down for a sandwich at Blue Lagoon, or simply pick up the phone and take advantage of Norwegian Spirit’s 24-hour room service.
The Staterooms of Norwegian Spirit
The Owner’s Suites and Penthouses are the stars here, complete with private balcony and dining area, exquisite queen-sized beds and fantastic en suite bathroom facilities. You can also call on the services of the butler or concierge should you require them. Balcony Staterooms offer marvellous sea views from their cosy private balconies, while Oceanview Staterooms provide a window to your pleasant surroundings whilst comfortably accommodating up to four people. The Inside Staterooms offer an affordable alternative, providing all the space and comfort you need to make of the most of your NCL cruise.
Counting Panama, Los Angeles, the Mexican Riviera, Alaska and the Caribbean among its many destinations, Norwegian Star can hold upwards of 2,000 passengers. Launched in 2001 and stretching a massive 971 feet, Norwegian Star is one of the largest cruise liners in the NCL fleet.
Norwegian Star – What to do
You will find a wide variety of bars, sports activities and other diversions to keep you busy during your stay aboard Norwegian Star. Most Norwegian Cruise Line ships boast high quality health spas, and Norwegian Star is no different. You can also keep active on the basketball and volleyball courts, the golf driving net or the Oasis Pool. Enjoy a magical evening with the Vegas-style shows of the Stardust Theatre, followed by a roll of the dice or a spin of the wheel at the Star Club Casino.
Why not relax with a drink at one of Norwegian Star’s many bars? The choice is impressive, from a good old pint of British beer and a delicious plate of traditional fish and chips at the Red Lion to champagne, foie gras and caviar at Gatsby’s Champagne Bar. You will find cocktails at the lively Starbar, poolside refreshment at Topsiders and superb Bavarian beers at Bier Garten. Wine enthusiasts can undertake an enjoyable tasting session in Norwegian Star’s wine cellar. Alcohol-free options can be found with the healthy fruit drinks and smoothies at Barong Juice Bar, or alternatively you can relax over a coffee at Java Café.
Norwegian Star – Where to eat
The ship houses two expansive dining halls, with Aqua Main Dining Room including both hearty meals and lighter healthier options, and Versailles Main Dining Room showcasing the talents of NCL’s award-winning chefs. Norwegian Star is sure to have something to cater for all tastes, from the rustic Italian delights of La Cucina, to the substantial steak dinners at Cagney’s Steakhouse, to the excellent French cooking served up at Le Bistro.
Arguably the most interesting dining experience can be found at Ginza Asian Restaurant. Combining Japanese, Thai and Chinese cooking styles, the restaurant’s Sushi and Sake Bar and mini-restaurant Teppanyaki will prepare your meal in front of you, allowing you to fully appreciate the techniques used. Late night snacking is welcome at Blue Lagoon, open 23 hours a day, while there is of course always the option of room service.
The Staterooms of Norwegian Star
The accommodation options aboard this fine NCL cruise vessel are seemingly never ending. Choices include Garden Villas, Penthouses, Mini-Suites, Romance Suites, Owner’s Suites and Family Suites, all offering luxurious apartment-style living quarters, complete with private terrace and relaxing en suite bathrooms. The Garden Villas also boast a private hot tub on the balcony.
There are also Balcony and Oceanview Staterooms available, offering delightfully soft beds that will guarantee a restful night’s sleep, as well as stunning views of your idyllic ocean surroundings. The comfortable and compact Inside Staterooms complete the list of bedroom alternatives.
Let the 848 foot Norwegian Sun whisk you off to the Caribbean sun in what Norwegian Cruise Line dubs the ‘Freestyle Cruising’ experience. What this means is that the ship’s 1,936 guests have access to all that you would expect to find in a top-class land based resort available to them on this floating paradise. Examine the evidence, and it is difficult to argue.
Norwegian Sun – What to do
It is quite unusual to find an art gallery on a cruise ship, but this is just one of the unique features of Norwegian Cruise Line cruises. Visitors can browse a selection of original work by a variety of artists, some of whom you may even recognise. Elsewhere, Norwegian Sun houses a superb fitness centre and spa, as well as catering for joggers, golfers and basketball and volleyball enthusiasts.
Following your work out, why not head into Champs Bar for a rewarding beverage to cool you down? Guests can find all sorts of different ambiences and atmospheres in which to unwind, from the Champagne Bar to the Sports Bar, the poolside haven at Topsiders to the relaxed piano music at Windjammer. A particular favourite is the Observation Lounge, the perfect place to sit down with a cocktail and watch that perfect sunset. For a big night on the town, Dazzles Nightclub offers everything you need, while the Stardust lounge lays on lively shows every evening.
Norwegian Sun – Where to eat
The full range of talents possessed by NCL’s award-winning chefs is evident in Norwegian Sun’s two main dining areas, the Four Seasons and the Seven Seas. The former leans more towards a traditional style of cooking, while the latter has the potential to offer something a little more out there and unexpected. Western Europe is well represented, with the best of France on the menu at Le Bistro, traditional Italian meals served at Il Adagio and a fine selection of hot and cold tapas to choose from at Las Ramblas Tapas Bar and Grill.
From the west to the Far East, Ginza Sushi offers an authentic Asian dining experience, while what you eat is really up to you at the Grand Outdoor Café’s sprawling buffet. Those searching for a healthy option can find the solution at Pacific Heights, which serves low fat versions of all your favourite dishes.
The Staterooms of Norwegian Sun
Since her launch in 2001, Norwegian Sun has provided the best quality accommodation for all her guests, from the plush Owner’s Suites to the more basic Inside Staterooms. The Owner’s Suites really are the height of luxury, with a private terrace and hot tub area, separate bedroom and living area, walk in closet and a butler and concierge on hand should you need anything.
The Romance Suites offer the perfect retreat for holidaying couples, while the Penthouses and Mini Suites are both comfortable and spacious. All offer splendid ocean views from their private balconies. Balcony Staterooms also boast spectacular views through their floor-to-ceiling windows, and this view may well be the sight that greets you as you wake up.
Oceanview Staterooms continue the trend of fine views and remarkably comfortable beds, while the Inside Staterooms provide the comfort and convenience needed to form the perfect base for your stay.
In 2004, Norwegian Cruise Line named its newest cruise ship Pride of America in recognition of it being the first U.S. flagged passenger cruise ship for over half a century. With a build up like that, the ship needs to be impressive. Weighing in at 81,000 tonnes and spanning 921 feet in length, she is exactly that.
Pride of America – What to do
Her all-American crew caters for some 2,000 guests on the ship’s Hawaiian cruises. As you might expect, the attractions, bars and eateries are all very much geared to an American theme. That said, there are some NCL favourites present on board, such as a fitness centre, spa, and courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis. There is a golf driving range and deck games such as chess are a regular feature. The entertaining Gyrosphere is always sure to generate plenty of interest.
Bars such as the Gold Rush Saloon and John Adam’s Coffee Bar continue the American theme, while there is a nod to Pride of America’s Hawaiian route with the poolside Waikiki cocktail bar. Overlooking the pool, the Ocean Drive Bar is a relaxing place to spend an afternoon, while Napa Wine Bar offers a superb selection of quality wines. The Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge and Nightclub is always a lively affair, and further cocktails can be found at Lanai Bar.
Pride of America – Where to eat
The American theme continues at the delightful Cadillac Diner, an authentic 1950’s American Diner, complete with traditional burgers, fish and chips and other favourites. Lazy J Texas Steakhouse offers exactly what its name suggests, while Little Italy attempts to recreate authentic Italian cuisine such as might be found in the New York area of the same name.
Authentic Asian food can be found at East Meets West and Pride of America’s Sushi Bar, while the Aloha Café offers an eclectic mix of tasty dishes enjoyed in a Hawaiian décor. Jefferson’s Bistro, whilst decorated in tribute to the former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, does in fact serve French food. Pride of America’s two largest dining areas are found at Liberty Main Dining Room and Skyline Main Dining Room. Liberty is decorated in such a way as to give a flavour of American history to go along with the magnificent ocean views, while Skyline sets out to provide traditionally cooked meals in a setting that is just perfect for watching the sun go down.
The Staterooms of Pride of America
If you have booked something called the Grand Suite, you want something a little bit special. The baby grand piano found in each suite fits the bill nicely, and is a special touch to this fabulous accommodation, complete with private terrace and hot tub, four separate rooms, two televisions and king-size bed. It really is one of the best suites Norwegian Cruise Line has to offer.
The Owner’s Suite is much the same, aside from the piano, while the comfort and privacy found in the Penthouses or Family Suites really adds something to the whole NCL cruise experience. The Balcony and Oceanview Staterooms offer stunning views of the ocean, and for those on a budget the Inside Staterooms provide a comfortable, cosy environment in which to enjoy your holiday.
Norwegian Cruise Line has the widest choice of accommodations afloat, the largest suites and the most interconnecting suites and staterooms to fit families of any size, so you can keep your crew together.
Like everything else on an Norwegian Cruise Line cruise, your room should be all about you. Tell us what you like and we'll make sure your mini-bar is stocked with your favourites. We also have a brand-new, improved room service menu with more options than you dreamed possible, so breakfast in bed - or even dinner on your balcony - is better than ever.
Every bed, in every stateroom, on every ship has upgraded linens, pillows, mattresses and memory foam mattress toppers to give you the lushest, plushest, most comfortable bed you've ever slept on. But don't worry, the fresh smell of Lavazza coffee beans will help get you out of that comfy bed whenever you're ready to start your day.
Thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line disembarkations, instead of being forced out of your stateroom at the crack of dawn to cram into a public area packed with people endlessly waiting - like every other cruise line - feel free to sleep in, hit the gym, eat a full breakfast, even see some live entertainment or go for a dip. When it's time to leave, we'll let you know. Prefer to get an early start? No problem. There's Express Disembarkation for those who want to get off the ship right away.