One common feature that almost every cruise ship shares is the ocean view you’ll savor from the top deck. After all, it’s the highest vantage point to take in a 360-degree perspective of nature’s greatest wonders while cruising. But that is where the similarities end and possibilities begin. Because on Norwegian Cruise Line, the top deck has been lavishly appointed and strategically designed to include some of the ship’s favorite features that fully integrate the best activities and entertainment with postcard-worthy scenery.
Here are just a few of the highlights from the highest deck on the ship:
Vibe Beach Club
For an intimate, high-end atmosphere, Vibe Beach Club on Norwegian Breakaway offers an exclusive experience for cruisers. Only a limited number of passes are extended for each sailing, so if you are looking for a luxury experience, be sure to make your reservation. Fees are reasonably priced and well worth splurging on this specialty venue experience. This adults-only space offers well-appointed, thickly padded lounge chairs in a super private setting. Enjoy a soak in the whirlpool with majestic ocean views. The chilled towels, fruit skewers, and water spritzers are all on the house.
If you want to take luxury cruising to the highest heights, accommodations in The Haven by Norwegian were designed for the discerning traveler who enjoys privacy, special attention, and the best of everything. Voted Best Accommodations by Porthole Magazine, the Haven’s exclusive living spaces also comes with a personal concierge, butler, and private sundeck.
Swimming Pools and Aqua Parks
Of course, Norwegian’s onboard water activities are designed with every kind of traveler in the mind. If you prefer a little more action and a lively atmosphere, you’ll find every type of watering hole on the top deck. What’s your pleasure? Towering water slide or steamy hot tub? Maybe you’re just in the mood for a rigorous workout, swimming across the lap pool. There’s also a wide range of water entertainment activities. The Kids Aqua Park on The Breakaway boasts amazing slides. Or, if you cruise Norwegian Epic you’ll find a 200-foot long slide, including a giant tube called The Epic Plunge.
You'll also find Spice H20, Norwegian's adults-only intimate water spot, complete with cascading waterfalls and cozy sundecks. Unlike Vibe Beach Club, this hot spot requires no extra fees.
Observation Decks and Lounges
Norwegian’s Observation Decks offer the most comfortable setting to take in the spectacular scenery. Many of Norwegian’s ships also offer cozy enclosed lounges where you can curl up to take in the ocean views, no matter the time of day or weather - a spectacular feature for Norwegians’ Alaskan cruise itineraries. And this year, Norwegian’s newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, will also include 180-degree views, situated at the front of the ship.
As you take in the deep blue seas from this standpoint of the top deck, it’s so easy to feel as though time is standing still. And really, isn’t that the point of a cruise vacation?