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NCL Cruise Line - Itineraries and Ships

Norwegian Cruise Lines offers a wide variety of itineraries, shore excursions and ships to choose from.


NCL have designed unique itineraries and are designing and building new ships. The new Norwegian Epic was commissioned in France. She set sail on her inaugural cruise in May of 2010.

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This contemporary ship is the largest in the fleet at 153,000 gross tons with 19 decks, more balcony cabins and carries 4,200 passengers.


It is the most innovative in freestyle cruising to date. The Breakaway is the first of 2 new ships for Norwegian Cruise Lines. The Breakaway will launch in April of 2013. The Getaway will launch in April of 2014. They are looking to combine the best of the Jewel Class ships with the Norwegian Epic. These new ships will be about 150,000 tons and feature a Haven complex for suite passengers.


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NCL Cruise Line Ships

NCL Cruise Line Ships are the youngest fleet on the planet. All the ships have been designed with the freestyle cruising concept.


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You can choose to live it up in a Courtyard Suite, Owners Suite or Garden Villa Suite. Or you can choose a more modest balcony or inside cabin. NCL takes freestyle all the way to the cabin you can choose.


The ship layouts are easy to get around and the signs are plentiful. You can even choose a ship based on size if you like.

You can choose a smaller ship like the Majesty or the largest NCL ship on the water the Epic. Or the next largest ship size (our favorite) like the Gem or the Jewel.


The NCL Cruise Line Ships are (Itineraries always change so check with NCL:

  • Norwegian Epic - largest and newest ship
  • The Gem - New York Departures
  • The Pearl - Conde Nast voted it one of top large ships
  • The Jade - formally Pride of Hawaii - Now in Europe
  • Norwegian Jewel - Large Newer ship - Caribbean
  • Norwegian Dawn - First of the larger ships - New York/Florida/Bahamas
  • The Star - Mexican Riviera Cruises
  • The Sky -  3- 4 day Bahamas Cruises
  • The Sun - Alaska and South America
  • Norwegian Spirit - Bermuda
  • Norwegian Majesty - Bermuda from Baltimore
  • Pride of America - Only Cruise ship in Hawaii

NCL Cruise Line Itineraries

NCL Cruise Line offers so many different itineraries. You can choose from:

  • NCL Cruise LineEnjoying the Glaciers of Alaska
  • Visiting Mickey Mouse or combing the beaches in the Bahamas and Florida,
  • Golfing in Bermuda,
  • Watching the leaves change color in Canada and New England,
  • Snorkelling in the Caribbean (Western, Eastern and Southern itineraries),
  • Wandering through the streets Europe (Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Transatlantic)
  • Visiting the Volcanoes in Hawaii
  • Climbing Mayan Ruins on the Mexican Riviera
  • Experience the Panama Canal
  • Sail around the tip of South America
  • Have a night out or weekend away on Weekend Cruises
  • Enjoy the lush natural beauty of the Pacific on a Pacific Coastal Itinerary

Chances are, whatever itinerary you are looking for they will have. I am sure that they will eventually include Asia and Australia.

NCL Kids Activities

Kids Crew is divided into 3 main age groups and each group has it's own activities including: circus games, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and cooking classes. The age groups are:NCL Cruise Line

        2-5 years old - Junior Sailors
        6-8 years old - First Mates
        10-12 years old - Navigators


Dining - you can find options in all the dining rooms that work for kids


Activities around the ship include (check your ship to make sure they have these activities):

        Wii on the 2 story video screen
        Bowling Alleys (on some ships)
        Swimming Pools and slides
        Computers and games
        Basketball and Tennis Courts
        Wall Climbing

Teens have activities and a club of their own. Ages 13 - 17 have pool parties, volleyball, basketball and other teen type activities. They also have teen discos and themed parties to get teens to meet each other and enjoy the things they would enjoy.


NCL also features Nickelodeon Entertainment on the new Norwegian Epic and the Norwegian Jewel. Some of the activities will include meet and greets and story hours with characters like Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Squarepants.


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