Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 48-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 13 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.
Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the seventh consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the second time and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards.
The Company recently took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway in the first quarter of 2014. The largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, Norwegian Getaway boasts 28 dining options, including seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and a branch of Carlo’s Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series “Cake Boss.” The entertainment lineup includes Broadway shows Legally Blonde and Burn the Floor and a unique magical theatrical experience, the Illusionarium.
Norwegian Getaway’s sister ship, Norwegian Breakaway, was named “Best New Ship of 2013” by the editors of Cruise Critic and “Best Rookie Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly. Known as New York’s ship, Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city. The Company currently has four vessels on order at Meyer Werft for delivery in fall 2015, spring 2017, spring 2018 and fall 2019.
- Best Cruise Ship Contemporary - Norwegian Getaway
“Top Cruise Line” Travel Hot Lists Since 2003
|2013||Travel + Leisure – World's Best Top Mega Ship Cruise Lines|
|2013||Travel + Leisure – World's Best Top Large Ship Cruise Line|
|2012||World Travel Awards – 2012 Europe's Leading Cruise Line|
|2012||World Travel Awards – World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line|
|2011||Condé Nast Traveler – One of the Top 5 Big Ship Resort Cruise Lines|
|2011-2008||World Travel Awards – Europe’s Leading Cruise Line|
|2011-2006||Celebrated Living – Top 5 Large Ship Resort Cruise Lines|
|2010-2003||Casino Player – Best of Gaming|
|2010-2005||Porthole Cruise Travel – Best Hawaii Itineraries|
|2010-2008||Porthole Cruise Travel – Best Bermuda Itineraries|
|2010-2008||SpaFinder – Top 10 Spas on a Cruise Ship|
|2009-2008||Southern Living – Top 5 Best Cruise Lines|
|2008||Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Top 10 Large Ship Cruise Lines|
|2008||Condé Nast Traveler – One of the Top Cruise Ships, Norwegian Pearl|
|2007||Favorite Cruise Line – Leisure Group Travel|
“BEST FAMILY CRUISE VACATION” TRAVEL HOT LISTS FOR PAST 5 YEARS
|2013||Yahoo Travel – Norwegian Breakaway Voted 2013 Best Cruise for Families|
|2013||Family Circle – 2013 Best Family Cruises - Freedom Of Choice Winner - Norwegian Breakaway|
|2012||Travel + Leisure – Top Large-Ship Cruise Lines for Families|
|2011||Family Circle Magazine – One of the Best Family Cruises|
|2010||Travel Weekly – Best Pool Design/AquaPark|
|2009||SmarterTravel – Best Family Friendly Staterooms|
|2009||Travel Age West – Best Onboard Children’s Program|
|2009||Travel Age West – Best Cruise Ship for Families (Norwegian Pearl)|
|2008||Family Circle – Best Family Cruises|
|2006-2007||Travel Age West – Best Onboard Teen Program|