Year Formed: 1966 (1st Ship: Sunward)
Number of Ships: 16
Tagline: "Feel Free"
Rating: Premium Cruising - 4-5*
Try NCL if: You like Carnival, MSC & Royal
Norwegian Cruise line
Norwegian Cruise line have spent over 50 years in the cruise industry taking the traditional cruising industry and trying to revolutionise it with freedom and flexibility - freedom to do away with dress codes, flexibility over when and how you dine leaving you to design how you cruise - with a large dollop of entertainment on top!
Their 52nd year has seen the arrival of Norwegian Bliss and you can look at this ship, with another series of 1st's such as a 2 deck race track and open air laser tag, as epitomising everything NCL have worked on over their history.
It's no surprise it's been so well received.
With a fleet of 16 ships, and plenty more to come NCL's strengths very much lie in entertainment, variety and quality of dining options, a variety and creativity when it comes to staterooms including leading the way in how to look after a solo passenger and giving guests the freedom & flexibility to cruise how they want to. If these strengths appeal to you then you need to read on - this could be the cruise line for you.
Ps, contrary to popular myth...this is not a cruise line full of Norwegians... and doesn't just cruise to Norway!! ;-)
@ NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE...
NEW NORWEGIAN SHIP IS SIMPLY 'BLISS'
In April 2018 NCL's newest ship took to the seas and she was absolute bliss! Bringing the very best of Norwegian Cruise Lines onto one ship, with features to ensure you get the very best from the itineraries in Alaska & Caribbean, NCL Bliss as a result has been incredibly well received.
With a 2 deck F1 race track, open air Laser Tag, incredible observation lounges, entertainment including Broadway smash Jersey Boys, new restaurants and bars alongside favourites such as the Waterfront, The Cavern Club and much more Bliss is going to be the highlight of the NCL Fleet for many - it's easy to agree
ON THE HORIZON
@ NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE?
WHEN EVEN BLISS ISN'T ENOUGH & YOU WANT MORE!
With the launch of Bliss coming and going you need something special to follow...an Encore perhaps! NCL agree! Which is why Norwegian Encore will be the next ship to join the fleet!
Encore will be the 4th in the Breakaway Plus Class along with Bliss, Escape and the Norwegian Joy (available to the Asian market only) and while details are a little sketchy you can expect Encore to be very similar to her sisters with a few new features of her own! As soon as we have them for you we'll bring them to you. All will be revealed!
Encore is scheduled for Autumn 2019