BTN gives Europe’s Leading Cruise Line a chance to shine…NCL “Freestyle” in Focus section.
NCL Freestyle Cruising
NCL Freestyle Cruising is all about freedom, fun and flexibility and not about rules, regulations and schedules. We feel that people booking a cruise holiday want to get away from timetables and deadlines and so on board our ships they are free to do whatever they like, whenever they like. And key to this is:
NCL Freestyle Dining
With NCL, holiday dining is all about trying new things and making exciting discoveries with an industry-leading up to 20 dining choices on board a single ship. Guests can dine around the world on authentic cuisine from French gourmet to Italian, Tex-Mex to Asian fusion, all-American prime steaks to Italian favourites and so much more. They can dine at a genuine Japanese Teppanyaki grill, enjoy 24 hour room service with our compliments and experience our beyond-buffet buffets with cooked-to-order action stations.
Along with choice comes freedom, the freedom to dine when, where and with whom they choose and sit down to dinner any time from 5.30pm to 10pm. What’s more, there’s at least one restaurant open 24 hours.
And to add to the feeling of freedom, guests can wear what they choose – casual, even jeans for dinner, or as formal as they like. The choice is theirs.
NCL Freestyle Accommodation
At NCL we offer a spectacular choice of accommodation so that every guest will feel right at home from the moment they step on board. NCL has the ultimate cruise for guests who appreciate the big ship ambience with its choice of restaurants, bars, entertainment and leisure facilities, but demand ultra-luxurious and private accommodation. It’s our ‘ship-within-a-ship’ concept of amazing Suites, Villas and Penthouses with multiple bedrooms, deluxe bathrooms, living rooms and butler and concierge service on call. Guests in this accommodation have access to a private courtyard with swimming pool, hot tub, fitness area and expansive sundecks.
Comfortable Staterooms, Mini-Suites and the most family friendly, flexible accommodation at sea meet the needs of every guest.
Resort-style activities, leisure facilities and entertainment
Guests have access to swimming pools and hot tubs, jogging tracks and sports courts, oceanview gyms and even 10-pin bowling and rock climbing walls on our newest ships. Children have their own splash pools and slides along with supervised kids and teen’s activity programmes in four different age groups.
Evenings have the same upscale resort ambience with lavish, high-energy production shows in proper theatres, as well as bars, lounges, nightclubs and casinos.
One of the most modern fleets afloat
NCL’s fleet comprises 10 luxurious, contemporary ships:
Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Star, Norwegian Sun and Pride of America.
They have all been built expressly for NCL Freestyle Cruising and each offers the huge choice of restaurants, activities, fun and entertainment that are the hallmarks of our product.
Pride of America is unique in so far as she is U.S.-registered, enabling her to sail exclusive inter-island Hawaiian cruises, something no other cruise line can offer.
Norwegian Epic launching summer 2010
July 2010 sees the inaugural sailings of the latest, greatest ship ever built for NCL Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian Epic. Weighing in at 150,000 tonnes and more than 1,000 feet in length, this is not just another ship, it’s cruising re-imagined. Cruising the Caribbean year-round from Miami, Norwegian Epic’s incredible innovations include a whole new take on cruise ship accommodation. She offers curved-wall New Wave Staterooms; urban-chic Studios sharing a private Living Room; Spa Suites and Staterooms with in-room hot tub and a new generation ship-within-a-ship complex of 60 luxurious Villas, Penthouses and Suites.
On board guests can choose from 20 different dining options, including the Spiegel Tent with its one-of-kind Cirque Dreams and Dinner show. They can party in clubs inspired by the great nightspots of the world, have a drink in the first true Ice Bar at sea and take in amazing entertainment including the award-winning Blue Man Group. Activities include a huge multi-slide Aqua Park, climbing and abseiling walls, a first class Spa and two-storey Sports Complex.
Norwegian Epic is set to define the future of cruising.
A world of destination choices
NCL’s 2010 & 2011 cruising programme takes in some of the most popular and exciting destinations in the world:
• European cruises with three ships sailing from Dover, Barcelona and Venice on itineraries ranging from 7 to 21 nights.
• Caribbean Fly-Cruises from 7 to 16 nights from Miami, Port Canaveral, New York and New Orleans.
• Short break cruises to the Bahamas.
• Canada & New England cruises in the prime autumn season.
• Alaska cruises roundtrip from Seattle.
• Exclusive inter-island Hawaiian cruises aboard Pride of America.
• Mexican Riviera cruises from Los Angeles.
• Spectacular 20-night winter Fly-Cruises around South America.
• Grand Voyages including Atlantic Crossings and Panama Canal transits.
NCL Freestyle Cruising – award-winning holidays at sea
At NCL we are proud and honoured to have received many prestigious, independent awards, including Europe’s Leading Cruise Line in the World Travel Awards 2008 & 2009. We have also won major awards for our Travel Agent training programme, our Groups programme and our luxury Suites & Villas product.