If you are a creature of habit, chances are that when you sail aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, you’ll settle into your own unique vacation rhythm within a day or so, discovering your favorite places, or sometimes following the crowd to favorite places onboard.
No doubt the casino, water parks, complejo deportivo, and dining room are the most popular draws, and this all-in-one entertainment is a major appeal of the cruising lifestyle. However, there are also so many hidden delights on board. While they are not necessarily "secrets" they are the kind of special places that offer the perfect escape, as well as a little peace and quiet to enjoy a more intimate experience on board.
When you cruise Norwegian, you are bound to discover your favorite spots and rhythms, but here are some suggestions to include upon your treasure map.
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1. Mandara Spa
A hot stone massage or sauna at the Mandara Spa might do just the trick for a quick slip away. But the Suite termal del spa is a pure pleasure palace. Tumbonas térmicas, una sala de sal terapéutica apartada y piscinas de hidroterapia son solo algunos de los servicios para mimarte y disfrutar de toda la tranquilidad.
2. Swimming in Spice H20:
Bienvenido a tu paraíso personal. Aquí no hay gentío ni niños correteando. Spice H20 es el espacio para nadar de Norwegian exclusivo para adultos en la cubierta superior. Acurrúcate en una tumbona extragrande y sumérgete en un libro atrapante. Share a cozy moment under a cascading waterfall or soak up the stunning ocean views.
3. The Haven
Todo viajero anhela un refugio secreto, por eso Norwegian diseñó The Haven con camarotes y espacios de ensueño para los viajeros que buscan la experiencia de lujo más íntima y exclusiva. Tu suite privada incluye una cubierta apartada, piscina y salón, acceso al restaurante de The Haven y además puedes disfrutar una cena privada servida por un mayordomo de turno. Para tu estadía, elige entre la villa con jardín de 3 habitaciones, la Owner's Suite con balcón grande, el Courtyard Penthouse y varias opciones más.
For the more moderate-minded, Norwegian also offers cabins with private balconies - the perfect way to renew and recharge throughout the day. Another secret - and sometimes the easiest way to feel as though you have the entire ship to yourself: I like to select just one cruise port day on my cruise to stay on ship. ¡Es como tener un parque de diversiones gigante (¡casi!) todo para ti!
4. The Library
Durante una noche animada a bordo, haz un experimento: escápate del bar o el casino y ve a la biblioteca. ¡Aaaaaaaah! En solo cinco minutos descubrirás un acceso instantáneo a toda la paz y tranquilidad. Sorry to blow the cover off this favorite hiding spot, but don't worry: The best things about Norwegian cruise ships are the variety of places to explore. Whether you want to dance until dawn or read by starlight, there's always a special place for everyone.
5. Dining Rooms & Restaurants
Freestyle Cruising, there are no assigned times or seating arrangements for meals. It's up to you whether you choose to mingle in the main dining room or savor an intimate dinner in a specialty restaurant.
Le Bistro is the perfect place to commemorate a special occasion. Food is upscale French gourmet served in a sophisticated atmosphere. It's the perfect blend between the grand formal dress-up nights of the cruises of yesteryear with the laid-back luxury of Norwegian Freestyle cruises of today.
But if you are like me, maybe you tend to find your favorite thing on the menu, or your favorite restaurant or activity and passionately stick with it. As tempting as it may be to return to a proven delight, the best part of cruising is the extraordinary range of options to discover a secret pleasure you didn't even know you had.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published on Feb. 20, 2018. It has been updated to show related content and itineraries.