Norwegian Cruise Line

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.

2015 Awards

  • 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


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