Top 5 Reasons Why Cruising Should Top Your Bucketlist When The World Opens up
Experiences are defining moments in our lives, marking the many memories and milestones that are to be cherished forever. With the world coming to a standstill this year, travel experiences seem like a far-off memory for most of us and we have realized the importance of traversing the world with loved ones. Getting back on the road, skies and seas will be a precious experience once the world reopens and an incredible post-quarantine holiday with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will be the perfect getaway to rejuvenate your soul as you soak in the beautiful sights that you’ve missed this year. With a fleet of 17 ships offering itineraries to over 300 destinations across all seven continents in 2021, family-friendly activities, top-notch entertainment, luxurious accommodations, and exquisite culinary options, your next cruising vacation is easy with NCL.
Here are five reasons why:
The perfect family getaway:
NCL has an array of top-class amenities and activities to ensure that neither you nor your children get bored at any point in time. Onboard, not only can you admire the sweeping picturesque views of the sea at leisure, you can also have a blast at the majestic waterparks with exciting rides or spend the entire day frolicking at the swimming pools. At NCL’s Splash Academy (Kids Club), kids can play dodgeball, decorate cupcakes and even enjoy face painting. There are a host of onboard activities for all ages, such as the world’s only racetrack at sea and open-air laser tag arenas onboard its newest ships – Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss and the recently debuted Norwegian Encore. The Galaxy Pavilion, a dedicated virtual reality and gaming complex, is also available on Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore, offering an immersive virtual experience for guests to enjoy.
To ensure your family or group stays close together, NCL has ample accommodation options including family mini-suites, two-bedroom suites with balconies and ocean views, or inside studios and interconnecting staterooms. Another major draw for multi-gen cruisers seeking a first-class cruise experience is ‘The Haven’ by Norwegian – the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept known for its luxurious and spacious accommodations and top-line customer experience.
‘The Haven’ guests can indulge in the unparalleled personal service of a certified 24-hour butler and concierge team who will make all of their arrangements on board and onshore, including priority embarkation and disembarkation. ‘The Haven’ offers the intimacy of smaller vessels without foregoing the variety of activities and amenities enjoyed on larger ships.
The distinct, one-of-a-kind performances on all NCL ships promise an out-of-the-box experience for everyone on board. Some of the best entertainment options aboard the newly launched Norwegian Encore include Tony Award®-winning musical, Kinky Boots, as the headlining show. Additional entertainment includes the highly energetic The Choir of Man; the interactive cocktails and theater show Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical; and guest-favorite The Cavern Club, transporting audiences back to the legendary Liverpool club with live musical performances from a Beatles cover band.
We time with your better half:
You can spend quality time with your significant other, leaving the cares of the world behind as soon as you step onboard NCL. The newly refurbished Norwegian Spirit has an array of onboard offerings that you can truly enjoy with your partner. Go for a couple’s massage at the double-in-size Mandara Spa, complete with a new thermal suite, relaxation area with heated loungers, a new Jacuzzi room, a sauna, steam room, and unforgettable water therapy experience. Or, spice up your night at the newly debuted Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge, which features the Humidor Cigar Lounge, as well as the adults-only retreat Spice H2O, a daytime lounge featuring two new hot tubs and a dedicated bar, which transforms into an after-hours entertainment venue.
Pamper your taste buds:
Food can either make or break your vacation. At NCL, you have the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Dining, which means no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. So follow your mood, not a schedule. Of course, you can indulge in a hearty, sumptuous meal or flatter your taste buds with some of the most complex and diverse world cuisines. NCL’s diverse culinary selections offer world-class dining experiences with a choice of up to 40 restaurants and bars across its fleet. If you want to try something unique and authentic, you can reserve a seat at one of the many specialty restaurants and steakhouses. You can pick from a wide array of food options including Asian fusion and customized Indian menus. Under the Free at Sea promotion, guests seeking to further elevate their dining experience can also choose to take advantage of NCL’s specialty dining package.
NCL has recently opened more than a year of wish-list worthy cruising for 2021 through 2023, with voyages to over 20 new destinations across all seven continents, including Antarctica for the first time. If vibrant art districts and historical temples are your thing, you can opt for the 10-day Asia: Osaka, Nagoya, Busan & Beppu cruise from Tokyo or immerse yourself in the storied past and rich cultures of Southeast Asia on the 11-day Asia: Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia voyage from Bangkok.
If picturesque landscapes, wildlife and a taste for adventure is what gets you going, NCL offers a wide selection of 12-day cruises to Australia and New Zealand with calls to a variety of naturally beautiful destinations including the South Island. For those looking to venture out of Asia Pacific, do not forget the amazing Greek Isles itineraries, ideal for a romantic getaway, like the 7-day Greek Isles sailing from Istanbul, visiting Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes, on the all-new Norwegian Spirit.
With extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated rooms, quality service, a wide range of entertainment, top class amenities and thrilling itineraries, your holidays with NCL will be an unforgettable experience.