10 Reasons why cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line ticks all the boxes

1 June 2022

When it comes to cruising, Norwegian Cruise Line proves that it’s no longer enough to be offering something as good as you get on land, it has got to be better.

Norwegian Cruise Line has been the premier innovator in the cruise line industry for over 54 years. They were the first to eliminate set dining times and provide guests with the freedom to cruise on their timetable to over 450 incredible destinations around the globe. NCL has an award-winning fleet that provides an unparalleled onboard experience.

Guests are welcomed aboard with a wide variety of complementary and speciality dining options, entertainment that ranges from live music and comedy to shows straight from Broadway and their wide range of accommodations are perfect for any type of traveller.

And NCL boasts that in the coming years, its commitment to innovation will continue to raise the bar for the cruise industry.

So here’s our Flight Centre approved 10 reasons to cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line

1. Planning is so easy!

Planning a getaway can be overwhelming. There’s the itinerary, booking hotels, organising transport, and taking care of all the admin, especially if you are travelling as a group. Then, there’s meal planning, activities and sightseeing! But cruise holidays need far less organising, you have everything you need right on board! From a wide variety of dining options, activities and entertainment, the only thing you have to do is step on board and enjoy the voyage.

2. Experience Freestyle Cruising

Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no timetable to follow but your own. That is what Norwegian's Freestyle Cruising provides for all ships and itineraries. Indulge your taste buds at one of their wide-ranging dining options, or perhaps you would prefer a dinner and a show combination? Relax at some of the most spacious and modern staterooms in the cruise industry before venturing out to experience the shore excursion of your choice.

3. Accommodation to suit all styles and budgets

It doesn’t matter if you are a couple, a family or a large group of friends, there’s always a cruise ship to suit your needs. From single cabins to larger suites that can accommodate big groups, cruising offers the ideal range of suites and staterooms. Want some “me time”? No problem, single rooms have plenty of space for the single traveller.

4. There’s something for everyone

It’s a floating resort with so much to see and do all in one place. Take the spa time from a wellness retreat, the nightlife from a casino stay, or sunbathing from a beach resort, throw in some added activities and destinations that change daily and you have a recipe for a great time!

The young at heart will have the time of their lives at waterparks, laser-tag, trying out the outdoor race track as well as interactive gaming. Fitness fanatics can sweat it out in a multitude of high-energy activities, including gym classes, rock-climbing, yoga and water sports.

Interesting art and craft activities, as well as language lessons, cooking classes and wine tasting, are on offer, and if that isn’t for you, then relaxing in the library with a good book might be right up your alley.

5. On-shore excitement

Tick off some of the greatest sites and iconic landmarks on your bucket list. Cruise ships offer a host of memorable activities onshore. Explore your ports of call with guided tours or for larger groups, private tours can be arranged ensuring that you all enjoy the same experiences together. What’s even better is you can choose to only do and see what really excites you. Some prefer to delve into the local history, whilst others want to hit the shopping districts. Split up and enjoy what you want to, when you want to.

6. Guilt-free indulgence

It’s all about you and the ideal opportunity to treat yourself. Go for that head-to-toe treatment at the spa you’ve always wanted, buy that scarf in the boutique and go on … have another cocktail. Cruising with NCL has all the comforts of being on land. You can stroll on the deck as you taste homemade ice cream, or spoil yourself with something from the gift shop.

7. Food, glorious food

Get a taste of the world without leaving the ship. With a variety of superb restaurants and no set dining times, you can enjoy our wide selection of up to 28 speciality and complimentary dining options on your timetable. A three-course meal awaits you, however, whenever, and with whoever you want in our three main dining rooms. Starbucks® cafes and kiosks are now available fleetwide so you can start your day in your favourite way. Take a tour of Italy with the authentic Tuscan cuisine at La Cucina. Premium cuts of steak will welcome you on The Waterfront at Cagney’s Steakhouse. Want to step outside your comfort food zone? Food Republic will take your taste buds on a culinary expedition.

8. The best entertainment at sea

When it comes to the award-winning entertainment onboard our ships, you won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Journey from the gritty streets of New Jersey to glamour and international fame with Jersey Boys. Rock out to the six-time Tony Award ®winning Kinky Boots with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Put on your dancing shoes for Footloose or groove to the tunes of a New Orleans speakeasy at Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical. From hit Broadway musicals to buzzworthy original shows, discover the best entertainment at sea with Norwegian.


9. Try something new

With so much on offer on a cruise, there’s always an opportunity to try something new and with your friends or family cheering you all the way, what could be better? Try some oysters for the first time, go down a water slide, learn French, just break out of your shell and go for it! You’ll have fun trying something new.

10. High standards on the high sea

From award-winning dining and entertainment to year after year of itinerary accolades, Norwegian Cruise Line has been on hotlists and readers' choice awards since 2003. NCL certainly sets the bar high with nearly two decades' worth of accomplishments.

And there you have it, our 10 reasons to choose Norwegian Cruise Line the next time you are thinking of booking a cruise holiday. Talk to one of our travel experts today to find out more about 2022/2023 and even 2024 sailings on offer right now.

It’s time you experienced the magic of NCL.