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Everything You Need to Know About Norwegian's CruiseNext Program

Do you like cruising? If so, you'll love Norwegian's CruiseNext program because it gives you the chance to earn up to $500 in FREE Non-Refundable Onboard Credit* just for booking your next cruise. So if you enjoy spending time at sea and plan to do more of it in the future, you should definitely take advantage of this amazing offer. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the CruiseNext program.

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How CruiseNext Works

CruiseNext is an exclusive program that gives you a FREE Non-Refundable Onboard Credit or OBC to use on your current cruise vacation in exchange for purchasing a $250 CruiseNext Credit for a future Norwegian cruise of three days or longer. The amount of OBC you earn depends solely on the number of CruiseNext Credits you purchase. Buy one CruiseNext Credit and get a $100 OBC to use right away. Two CruiseNext Credits will get you a $250 OBC. Earn a $375 OBC for three CruiseNext Credits, or maximize your savings by purchasing four CruiseNext Credits for a $500 OBC.

Reap the Rewards of Planning Ahead

Don't worry if you don't know exactly when you want to cruise or where you want to go. Norwegian gives you plenty of time to work out the details later. Redeem your CruiseNext Credit(s) whenever you are ready on any of our published sailings. In the meantime, Norwegian will apply your FREE Non-Refundable onboard credit to your current stateroom bill. It will be used as a credit to pay for your final onboard bill for your current cruise. It will be applied first to your CruiseNext Credit purchase before being applied to any other fees in your onboard account. 

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Choose Where to Use Your CruiseNext Credit

The hardest part of using your CruiseNext Credit is choosing where you want to go on your cruise. Norwegian Cruise Line offers thousands of cruise vacations to exciting destinations around the world. Do you dream of swimming with dolphins in the Bahamas? Would you love for musicians to serenade you on a gondola ride in Venice? The options are endless with Norwegian.

Once you decide which cruise is right for you, it's time to redeem your CruiseNext Credit. To do so, simply call Norwegian's toll-free line to speak with an agent, book online, or contact your favorite travel professional. It's that easy. You can use one CruiseNext Credit per stateroom. If you select a cruise that qualifies for the DoubleUp! promotion, you can use two CruiseNext Credits, subject to the DoubleUp! promotional terms.

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Free at Sea & Latitudes Rewards

CruiseNext is just one of the exciting programs Norwegian offers cruise guests. Whether you're booking your first cruise or you're or a seasoned veteran of the seas, Norwegian Cruise Line has you covered with everything from free promotions to loyalty programs, such as Free at Sea and Latitudes Rewards.

Free at Sea

Free at Sea is one of the richest promotions in cruising. Through this program, you can pick up to six free offers for every stateroom you book. If you're a foodie, you'll love the Specialty Dining offer that lets you enjoy as many as five free meals at any of the participating specialty dining venues on each Norwegian cruise ship. Pair it with the Open Bar offer to take advantage of bottomless beverages for the duration of your cruise.

Is there someone special you wish could come with you on your cruise? The Friends & Family offer gives you the chance to share your stateroom with up to two other people at no extra charge. Coupled with the Roundtrip Air offer that gives you access to free or reduced rates on roundtrip airfares for up to two guests per stateroom, you could save some serious cash.

If you like to get off the ship and explore each destination, opt for the Shore Excursions offer for a $50 credit per stateroom for every port of call you visit on your cruise. And you can share pictures of your adventures in real time if you choose the free Wi-Fi offer. No matter which Free at Sea offers you choose, you can't go wrong.

Latitudes Rewards

Norwegian places a high value on loyalty and works hard to provide outstanding rewards for cruisers who keep coming back for more. If you've cruised with Norwegian in the past, you can access exclusive offers and savings through the Latitudes Rewards program. The minute you board your first Norwegian cruise, you're automatically enrolled. You'll earn one point for each night of your cruise and every other Norwegian cruise you take in the future.

The more points you earn, the more rewards you receive. From dinners with officers and behind-the-scenes tours to laundry service and discounts in duty-free shops on the ship, it pays to be a member of the Latitudes Rewards program. You can even score special offers, such as free onboard credits. It's a win-win situation.

Norwegian's Free at Sea Includes Free 3rd & 4th Guests on Select Cruises

Wherever and whenever you choose to cruise, why not take advantage of the CruiseNext program to save money on your current cruise? After all, if you love to cruise, it's never too soon to start planning your next adventure. Visit the Norwegian website to find out everything you need to know about the CruiseNext program and other exclusive offers. Don't forget to sign up for Norwegian's cruise deals to get the latest specials and discounts delivered to your inbox.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published on April 29, 2019. It has been updated for relevant content and itineraries.

CruiseNext Credits and CruiseNext Haven Credits purchased on sailings embarking on or after January 11, 2024 are issued by Goodwill Credit, Ltd. Full terms listed below.

  • *For CruiseNext Credits purchased on sailings embarking on or after January 11, 2024, see full terms and conditions.
  • *For CruiseNext Credits (formerly known as CruiseNext Deposits) purchased on sailings embarking prior to January 11, 2024, see full terms and conditions
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Book any stateroom on any sailing booked 4 months prior to sailing and apply TWO CruiseNext, CruiseNext Haven or CruiseNext Lite credits.