Bucket lists have been popular for decades, and cruises are among the most frequently included items for people of all ages. Not only do they allow you to spend time on the open seas, but they also pack in multiple destinations with more convenience and an affordable yet luxurious experience. While all cruises make for amazing vacations and bucket list items, these are some of the most epic once-in-a-lifetime cruises to add to your bucket list.
Whether you're looking for a honeymoon cruise deal or you want to sail off to an exotic location with no holds barred in The Haven (home to Norwegian Cruise Line's most luxurious accommodations), your romantic cruise dreams can come true.The best 2018 honeymoon cruises are ready to welcome you on board. Think of the pampering, excitement, and adventure awaiting you as newlyweds.
If you have ever dreamed of gallivanting around Europe, traveling from city to city, but do not have the vacation time or the money to burn then a European cruise on Norwegian is the way to go. Cruising to Europe gives you an opportunity to sample some of the best cities and towns along the Mediterranean Sea at a very reasonable price.
Every summer has a story. And some of the best stories begin with a journey. A journey to someplace new, someplace full of wonder and excitement, of corners and trails begging to be explored. As summer begins to beckon with its usual wanderlust, let’s go beyond the basics. Here, we’ll explore one-way cruises, itineraries for summer and fall that begin in one port and open up to so much possibility.
If you’ve never experienced the majesty of cruising through a fjord, it’s safe to say that you’ve been missing out. If you’re not familiar with this term, fjords (fiords) are stretches of water that run between steep hills carved out by glacial activity, and they make up some of the most beautiful spots on the planet.
The sensational thing about traveling is that it can be truly inspiring. Cruising can provoke feelings and emotions that stir and amaze. When you experience new cultures and activities, it makes you realize how wondrous every single day can be. There are many awe-inspiring moments to experience on a cruise vacation. Here are just a few.
Unlike most other getaways, cruise vacations offer the rare opportunity to photograph port after port of stunning landscapes and views. Adventure enthusiasts and cultural connoisseurs alike will find these Instagram-worthy destinations to be perfectly photogenic. From dog sledding through glacier-capped mountains in Alaska to swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman, or even sampling mojitos and authentic Caribbean cuisine on the islands, each of these ports offers a chance to impress your followers.
We recently covered the basics of what to pack for your Caribbean cruise, so now we’re moving on to the granddaddy of all cruises (well, to me at least!), an always incredible European cruise vacation! Besides the groups of 4 cruise essentials, we’ll need to adapt our list to include some foreign country necessities. Without further ado, here’s a list of what to pack for your European cruise.
If you’ve ever taken a cruise with Norwegian, then you know that half the fun of being onboard is getting off board to explore the European port cities on your itinerary. And of course, just as everything on your cruise is conveniently arranged and expertly appointed, so too are your European adventures.
When you think of a cruise, many destinations may come to mind including the Caribbean and Alaska. But there are less obvious choices for cruise destinations, even where cruising just might be your better option overall for a few reasons including the bang for your buck that cruising provides; the variety of places you can visit instead of being stuck in just one; and the very special bonus of unpacking only once. Here are 7 destinations you’d never think to experience on a cruise.
With an estimated 27.2 million passengers expected to cruise this coming year, where will you travel in 2018? Maybe you’ve always wanted to get up-close-and-personal with the whales in Alaska, sink your toes into the white sand beaches of the Caribbean, or to explore the rich history and cultures of Europe. Wherever you want to be in 2018, Norwegian Cruise Line has a cruise for you! Here are some great ideas for bucket list vacations to start planning for now
There's no better way to see the islands of the world than aboard a cruise. What appears as a dot on the horizon grows larger and larger as you approach by ship, eventually becoming a swath of land just begging to be explored. From sunny specks of white sand beaches, to volcanic outcrops of towering peaks, and historic ports with sordid pasts, Norwegian Cruise Line visits islands in every corner of the world. Here, we list ten not to miss.
While Norwegian Cruise Line offers unforgettable cruises to popular cruise destinations including the Caribbean, Alaska and the Mediterranean, there are also some more distinctive voyages to consider. Think Australia, South America, and Scandinavia. Allow your imagination to wander. If you've already done the Caribbean why not check Morocco, China or Russia off your bucket list? The world is waiting to be explored.
No matter where in the world you travel on Norwegian Cruise Line – from the sultry tropics of the Caribbean to the old world villages of Estonia, there’s a universal language in cruising: convenience. It’s the cornerstone of every cruise vacation. Nearly everything on your cruise is all-inclusive and readily planned for you, from your meals to your itinerary. And on Norwegian, you also get a wide birth of flexibility that allows you ample opportunity for personal preferences.
Greece is one of those countries that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Think white-washed houses with cobalt blue trim on Santorini, archaeological wonders such as the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, or on the medieval streets of Old Town Rhodes. And, oh, the beaches! Just imagine sunbathing on picture-perfect white sand framed by striking azure waters of the Aegean Sea.
When in Europe, why not drink as the locals do? Before dinner, that means an aperitif, something sweet and bitter designed to whet the appetite. In Italy, they love the spritz, a cocktail of wine or champagne mixed with sparkling water and a bitter liqueur like Campari or Aperol. While onboard a Europe cruise, try the specialty Aperol Spritz, a refreshing blend of Aperol, pop and Tresor Brut Reserva Cava, a sparkling wine from Spain. Aperol from Italy blended with sparkling wine from Spain, makes the Aperol Spritz a decidedly Continental cocktail. Whether it’s a buona notte, or a buenas noches, the Aperol Spritz has you covered.
While you can always shop on board Norwegian Cruise Line Ships, the Mediterranean offers a vast array of gifts for yourself, or friends and family back home. Besides standard soccer shirts and Eiffel Tower key rings, there are much better choices that will invoke memories of your travels for months to come. Here are my picks for the best souvenirs to pick up on a Mediterranean cruise!
Hello? Who doesn't want to cruise to Europe? Ok, maybe there are some people out there who haven't considered such a trip, but chances are, they're not reading this. For everyone else who has even the slightest sense of wanderlust, surely Europe has, at one time or another, piqued your curiosity and been added to your wish list.