As sister ships, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy proudly offer the same expansive Observation Lounge and many other twin features, including a waterfront promenade lined with bars, lounges, and dining options. In fact, there was one majorly fun difference Norwegian Joy could boast over its sibling ship — it sported the first ever race track at sea.
Flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the Pacific Northwest is a destination unto itself. As the largest city in the area, Seattle offers the quintessential Pacific Northwest experience, complete with world-class restaurants and shopping as well as natural beauty and seemingly endless opportunities for adventure.
Norwegian Cruise Line is about to spread joy along the West Coast — Norwegian Joy, that is. Originally built to cruise in Asian waters, Norwegian Joy is bringing its grandeur to the West Coast by offering year-round sailings to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast, and the Panama Canal starting in May 2019. Before taking on the new itineraries, Norwegian Joy will undergo $50 million in upgrades, including a Starbucks® store. But that's not all. Norwegian Joy also has a few tricks up her sleeve, including some stunning Observation Lounges and a race track.
As we welcome the tail end of summer and look ahead to fall, there’s still time for adventure and travel. Late summer cruises to Alaska are still available for August and September on board Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Pearl. Alaska offers cruisers plenty of natural beauty to explore. Take in the abundant wildlife, explore blue jewel-like lakes, and see majestic deep fjords on an Alaska cruise. You'll find no shortage of fun and exciting things to do in the last frontier.
Now that you are retired, you have the time to travel the world as you'd like. Now is the ideal time to visit all of the locales that you've always wanted to see. But here's the question you now face: What are the best cruises for seniors? Whether you crave solitude or excitement, you'll find the right cruise vacation for you with Norwegian.
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.
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.
There are so many different things to do on an Alaska cruise. And an Alaska wildlife cruise excursion will take you through some of the most beautiful, remote wilderness in the world. It provides the chance for up-close encounters with a variety of wildlife like moose, black bears, bald eagles, puffins, and whales. Ready for something truly wild? Here are some of our top Alaska Wildlife Excursions.
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.
Every summer has a story. And somewhere between the sea and sun is a great summer story. While it may be hard to imagine that the year has slipped by so quickly, summer is upon us and with it the promise of a proper vacation. If you’re thinking beachside lounging and colorful cocktails, or even glacier-gazing and whale-watching, a cruise vacation is just what you need. And while the summer season may be creeping in quickly, there’s still time to book the perfect summer cruise vacation with Norwegian. Read on for some of our favorite itineraries to book now for the season ahead.
If you’re taking your first cruise to Alaska on Norwegian Cruise Line, chances are you have two critical questions: 1) Will you be able to see the Aurora Borealis (Possibly!) and 2) What in the world should you pack for a trip to The Last Frontier? The short answer: Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime and bring lots of layers for every occasion! We can show you how to keep things simple and still have the most essential and weather-sensible outfits without tipping the airport baggage scales!
If you’re thinking about planning a summer cruise, Alaska may be the perfect destination for you. The Alaskan cruise season lasts from May to September, and the warmest months for travel are typically June, July, and August. Alaskan cruises may seem suited only for people who like extreme weather, but the truth is that the weather in Alaska varies widely based on the region.
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.