It's amazing to think of all the esteemed awards Norwegian Cruise Line has won throughout the years, including being cited as the World's Leading Cruise Line. Here's another accolade that should grab your attention: best nightlife. Norwegian guests know how to party. We all know it's easy to show up at any celebration or event in life, but wouldn't you rather look the part and get in on the action? Let's have some fun Norwegian style. Check out the inside scoop on what you need to pack for some of the hottest parties at sea.
Dancing Under the Stars
As any good cowboy would tell you, there's nothing quite like being out underneath the vast night sky filled with twinkling stars — unless you're on the ocean waters, of course. Norwegian invites you to go dancing under the stars on its Nashville Nights & Lights party on board Norwegian Bliss, where entertainment is provided by a DJ and a live band from none other than the Music City itself. What should you pack for this boot-scootin' party? Denim, a checkered shirt, and a bandana, along with your cowboy hat and boots, and you'll be in the country and Western groove.
If you've been lucky enough to attend a performance of Burn the Floor on the Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway, or Norwegian Epic, you know how hot and steamy a Latin night can be. What to pack? Women will sizzle in red, and a dress with movement will get you extra points. Don't forget those sexy high heels you've got hidden in the back of your closet. And for men? It's better to be a little more polished with your clothes than not — dark jeans or slacks, a polo, or a collared shirt. Topping off the look with a cool fedora should do the trick.
Channel your inner John Travolta or Donna Summer during this free-flowing night dedicated to the Generation X era. What do you pack for this retro flashback? You may want to hit the back of your closet again for this one, the very back — or maybe a secondhand store. Here's the skinny: Wide bell-bottoms, embroidered vests, and "hippie" clothes for women would be fab, while disco shirts and those awesome leisure suits would be sweet for men. You get bonus points if you learn the Stayin' Alive or YMCA dance moves before going on your cruise vacation.
Yuppies, unite. Now that you've danced the night away to the '70s, you can Cabbage Patch or Moonwalk your way into the '80s. Either way, you'll be doing The Running Man in no time. The '80s had some wild clothing styles, so the crazier, the better. Think leg warmers, shoulder pads, and neon colors topped off with fingerless gloves for women. What about the totally rad mesh T-shirts and parachute pants for men? A must before cruising? You'll need to review and memorize the Thriller dance moves.
White Hot Party
The signature Norwegian Cruise Line White Hot Party will easily be one of the most attended parties during your cruise. Why? It could be because it's such a simple concept: Wear all-white clothing, and you're good to go. Or maybe it's because the DJs are spinning some of the trendiest club music around. This iconic party idea originated in France more than 50 years ago as a fundraiser, and it's still white hot today. Fashion tip for women? Wear skin tone unmentionables underneath your white clothing so they won't show. For men? It's time to wear those white sneakers.
The cool thing about this street party for the entire family to enjoy is that you don't need special clothing. It's a fun time showcasing Latin pop music. You could definitely follow the Latin Night packing tips, but it's a casual family event, just like a block party back home, except that you don't have to deal with annoying potluck cooking and cleanup to deal with. The Caliente party on Norwegian Bliss takes place poolside on Deck 16, so it's a wide-open space with plenty of room for children to get their dance moves on.
Whether you're a first-time cruise guest or an Ambassador Latitudes Rewards Member, feel free to party it up on board Norwegian Cruise Line. After all, you're on vacation. Where do all the themed night parties take place? Many of these events are held at Spice H20, an adults-only venue by day, turned hip oceanfront club at night. When you enter this space, you'll find an open-air dance floor, a giant TV screen, and plenty of cozy seating areas. You'll discover an inviting bar area, hot tubs, and grotto-style waterfalls for cooling off, plus amazing ocean views. Other parties take place on the top deck. Just be sure to check your daily for more information.
It's important to mention that you don't have to attend any party or do anything you basically don't want to do on a cruise ship. Feel free to do what you want, when you want — that's the beauty of Freestyle Cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line. Why? The experience is all about you. It's your vacation, your way. Don't worry about learning those Michael Jackson dance moves — unless you want to, of course. Enjoy your cruise vacation however you want. And after all, you still need enough room in your suitcase to bring home souvenirs, so leave that sequin glove at home.