Norwegian Cruise Line is a third-largest transatlantic and cruise route operator company that owns its own fleet of cruise ships. The company’s headquarters is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The company began operations in 1966 under the name Norwegian Caribbean Lines AS (NCL). Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8% of the global cruise market. The company is known for its Freestyle Cruising concept. The idea of the concept is to give more flexibility and freedom of choice for the clients. Passengers can have a meal whenever and wherever they want and there is no dress code.
The most popular destinations with NCL
are Northern Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Alaska, the Bahamas and Hawaii. But for those who have never been on a cruise, the best way to get to know this fascinating form of relaxation would be a trip to the beautiful Mediterranean region.
If you can’t decide which of the Mediterranean countries you want to visit first, you can choose several of them at once. Such option is now available for 2019-2020 season. Moreover, the Norwegian Cruise Line company offers attractive offers of sea cruises for families with children under 18 years of age.
The cruise company even owns two private islands in the Caribbean: Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas and Harvest Cay in Belize. These are the perfect destinations to go for the authentic Caribbean vacation experience.
Norwegian Cruise Line ships
Norwegian Cruise Line owns the youngest fleet on the planet. Since 2001, eight new vessels have joined the fleet, and all of them are specifically designed for Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Cruising concept. This means an even greater selection of restaurants, bars and cocktail lounges, a variety of cabins and suites.
NCL’s cruise ships are designed to be as large and modern as possible. This gives passengers a huge selection of activities while onboard. Each ship provides the same style, comfort, leisure and entertainment as your favourite land resort, but with one significant difference. The Norwegian Cruise Line connects different destinations for you.
The latest additions to the fleet, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore, contain a huge number of amazing new entertainment options, including the first-ever go-kart track on the cruise liner and other unique activities like laser tag, virtual reality maze, and colourful Broadway shows.
- The “Jewel” series consists of the Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl ships, where the cabins and lounges are cosier and more comfortable if compared to the newer ships.
- The oldest “Dawn” type vessels (Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Star and Norwegian Dawn) are also upgraded and adapted for freestyle cruising. However, the layout and the inside interior of these ships, which were built in 2001 and 2002, may seem outdated to younger passengers.
- Even the Norwegian Sky cruise ship, built in 1999, has 11 restaurants to choose from. All drinks on board of the vessel are included in the price of the so-called “Fun Under The Sun” tour. The capacity of the ship is slightly more than 2000 passengers, which is the perfect choice for those who prefer a quiet and relaxing holiday.
The company’s largest and perhaps the most popular cruise ship, the Norwegian Escape, which is part of the “Breakaway Plus” series of ships, can accommodate up to 4,200 passengers. It was first launched in October 2015. The primary destinations of the ship are Bermuda, New England, The Caribbean and Canada.
The liner offers a wide selection of rooms, both for tourists traveling alone and for large companies or families. Onboard you will find more than 25 restaurants, a quarter-mile walk-around deck, 678 ocean-view rooms and more than 20 bars and cafes, including the first Norwegian wine bar, “The Cellars” – the family wine bar of winemaker Robert Mondavi, and famous cafe on the sea “Jimmy Buffet venues Margaritaville” and “The 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar”.
Add a fantastic water park, a multi-storey sports complex, a spa, where there is a cave with real snow, amazing entertainment programs for children and adults. It’s nearly impossible to try everything in one trip. Aboard the Norwegian Escape, you will experience what a real cruise vacation feels like.