Norwegian Cruise Line, Innovators of Freestyle Cruising

Feel free to experience the Norwegian cruise difference–the Freestyle difference. Guests are free to create the most customized, flexible experience on board the youngest fleet in the cruise industry. Feel free to do as much or as little as you want. Feel free to explore the many destinations and free-at-sea options that make Norwegian Cruise Line an innovator in the cruise world.

Are you a Freestyle cruiser? Freestyle cruisers are independent, eco-aware, and curious about new things, places and ideas. They are confident and happy with life. And they LOVE cruising!

Why Cruise With Norwegian Cruise Line?


Norwegian Cruise Line's Breakaway
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway

Norwegian has long been an industry leader with the first complimentary children’s program, the first water slides, the first bowling alley at sea, the first to have a private island, the first to offer Freestyle cruising, including dining when, where and with whom you like and with no formal attire required. They were also the first cruise line to have a website and offer Wifi at sea. Norwegian even started the all-important ‘size matters’ race. More recently, Norwegian has introduced their “Free-at-Sea” promotion which includes choosing from one or more of an unlimited open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursion credits, free wifi (250 minutes), and friends and family sail free on select voyages.


Norwegian has a cuisine scene like no other. With up to 12 complimentary dining options and up to 17 speciality dining options per ship, guests often have more dining choices than days of their cruise. Guests can mix and match their dining experiences when they want and how they want.

Options include Asian fusion, Brazilian steakhouse, Italian, French, and Mediterranean. But don’t forget the buffet and soft serve ice cream! Norwegian has recently partnered with Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville on select ships as well as at their private resort in Belize.

The Freestyle attitude applies not just to cuisine but also to dining attire. Norwegian offers guests the freedom to not dress up for dinner. They call it Cruise Casual. What exactly is Cruise Casual? For women, this includes summer and casual dresses, skirts, regular or capri pants, dress shorts, jeans and tops. For men,  khakis, jeans, dress shorts and casual shorts are fine. Children are always allowed to wear shorts for dinner in the main dining rooms.


With 16 midsize ships, Norwegian can take you to wonderful destinations around the world. You won’t find the mega-mega ships with 6000 passengers. Most ships in their fleet carry 2000 to 2600 passengers (with a few 4000 passenger ships), and they have more space per passenger so you don’t feel crowded.

Norwegian Cruise Line offer cruises in Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Alaska, New England and Canada, South America, Mexico, Asia, Panama Canal, ocean crossings, and repositioning cruises. There are lots of great itineraries with great shore excursion options.


On board activities include everything from chilling by the pool and taking an exciting trip down the water slides to picking up a game on the sports courts and live music and dancing in one of the many bars and lounges. There’s also the casino and bingo! And don’t forget the fitness center and relaxing spa.

Norwegian is also known for their great evening entertainment including Broadway style shows, magic shows and comedy clubs.


Norwegian Cruise Line has come a long way since their beginning in 1966, and if you follow our blog you know Norwegian is one of our favorite cruise lines. They are one of the top cruise lines in the world and they offer a step above the spring break cruising competitors. Great service, great ships, great destinations–feel free to switch to cruise control with Norwegian.

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