Norwegian Cruise Line, more commonly known as NCL, have been well regarded for their “freestyle” approach to cruising inspired by the more relaxed and easily paced Norwegian lifestyle, meaning that there are no set times or seating arrangements for meals, and formal attire is not required on board.


In 2017, however, they upped their “Free at Sea” game by introducing a Premium All Inclusive service across their entire fleet. In addition to the standard dining options, this new option allows passengers to access a wider range of more premium beverages in any of the lounges or bars on board your cruise ship. Lavazza speciality coffees are also available, as are unlimited soft drinks and bottled water.

By booking your NCL cruise package through Cruise Nation, you’ll be guaranteed the best price as well as tailor made smart packages designed specifically for your needs, so you’ll get the best accommodation, flights and routes at a price that suits your budget.

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NCL cruise ships have a vast array of accommodation choices from comfortable and more affordable interior cabins through family friendly staterooms to the luxury of suites, some located in their own exclusive enclave at the top of the ship with a courtyard, pool and sun deck specifically for your use. If you’re looking for a budget option, you can choose from a range of flexible and adaptable rooms that will allow whole families be located together at a good price. Or if you want to splash out on a once in a lifetime cruise opportunity, some suites even have the option of 24 hour butler service, concierge level and exclusive invitations.


NCL are widely renowned for their unrivalled dining experiences as well as award winning entertainment on board. There are enough restaurants on each of the ships in their fleet to enjoy a different gourmet meal every single night of your cruise. Not only can you choose from the two main dining rooms and large buffet selections, there are also speciality restaurants that play host to various cuisines around the world, as well as on-deck grills and cafes. From formal and authentic cultural dining experiences to informal eateries open 24/7, there’s something for everyone.

Activities and Entertainment

One of the biggest benefits of an NCL cruise is the wide array of activities and things to keep you entertained while on board, whether that’s a bit of me-time in the Mandara Spa with a couple of treatments and time in the thermal suites, or splashing around the pool and Aqua Parks with the kids.

When day turns to night, the entertainment really ramps up. NCL’s fleet of ships are home to theatre, bars, lounges and even dance clubs. Newer ships even have the option for you to watch a show with big headline acts such as Broadway musicals like Rock of Ages or Legally Blonde The Musical.


NCL has cruise routes around the world that will appeal to everyone’s favourite holiday tastes. You can choose to start your holiday in Southampton and explore the Norwegian Fjords or European cityscapes like Barcelona and Venice. For those looking for something more exotic, there are Caribbean cruises, ones that set sail from New York and head out to Bermuda, or even round trips from Shanghai. The options are practically endless on an NCL cruise!