At last, cruise with real freedom

What sets Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) apart form other cruise providers is that with NCL you have the freedom to design a holiday that fits your family's precise needs. An NCL cruise is the perfect way to introduce your kids to some of the world's most mesmerizing places. Together you can bask under Caribbean skies, get lost in ancient Mediterranean cities in the summertime or marvel at glaciers in the wilds of Alaska.

From your meals to your accommodation, to what you do for fun, on a Norwegian cruise you'll be free to do what you like, when you like. NCL offers the biggest selection of at-sea accommodation, ranging from interconnecting family rooms to spacious suites. Entertainment is varied too, with sports, shore excursions, Broadway shows and more.

NCL makes planning a family holiday stress-free and easy. Whether you have young kids, teens or tweens and whether you’re looking for a seven-night cruise or something longer, Norwegian can cater to your needs. Still not convinced? Here are five reasons why picking a family cruise with Norweigan Cruise line will be one of the best holiday decisions you ever make.


water slide on board norweigan getaway cruise ship

Bored? No chance. The waterslide on the impressive Norwegian Getaway ship

5 reasons to choose NCL

1. Awesome activities for kids

The young ones onboard can look forward to everything from a friendly game of mini-golf or getting messy decorating cupcakes. There's even a circus school where the little ones can learn to juggle.

2. Complimentary youth programmes

NCL's youth programmes offer age-appropriate fun, entertainment and activities in five distinct age groups, for kids aged six months to 17 years. And when mum and dad want some alone time, drop the kids off at NCL's complimentary youth programmes, Splash Academy and Entourage. The kids will love meeting other children on board and enjoying their favourite places on the ship. Norwegian's friendly youth staff take playtime very seriously, which is why they are all carefully chosen from education and recreation programmes at universities. They’re also certified in CPR and first aid, so you can rest assured that safety is a top priority.

3.Family-friendly accommodation

NCL's impressive range of family accommodation includes staterooms with extra beds, interconnecting staterooms in lots of configurations and multi-room family suites, so everyone will be happy. You can keep loved ones close in adjoining staterooms, or make bedtimes really special by kicking back with your kids in a luxurious suite in The Haven. However your family likes to wind down, NCL have a wide range of flexible, adaptable accommodation choices to suit.


With so many dining options, the kids will never go hungry on an NCL cruise

4. Flexible dining

There are multiple dining options onboard NCL ships, so kids can always eat whenever they're hungry and always for free. There are fantastic kid-friendly menus in NCL's signature specialty restaurants, so finding somewhere the kids will like is never a problem. With choices galore, you can all sit down to a quick, pizza, a four-course meal or even indulge yourselves with a memorable night at a specialty restaurant, where children 12 and under can enjoy the complimentary kids’ menu. Free and flexible dining makes family dining stress free and with endless choices and no fixed times, you can all relax and holiday truly at your own pace.

5. Quality family time

With water parks, sports courts, bowling alleys, climbing walls and exciting places to explore, an NCL cruise is all about having fun together. On-board the ship there's plenty of poolside fun to be had and when the day is done, why not read the kids a bedtime story under the stars on your private balcony?

Norwegian Cruise Line are dedicated to creating the perfect family cruise experience, and their freestyle approach to cruising means you and the kids will have the freedom to discover the world in the way that suits you.