On a Norwegian cruise, you travel from destination to remarkable destination — and only unpack once. That said, cruisers tend to pack twice as many clothes they need. Below are some tips that will help you pack light, and right.
WHAT TO WEAR
On Norwegian, you can pretty much wear what you want to wear, when you want to wear it. Go cruise casual or get all-decked out and look your best — it's totally your call. That's the freedom of Freestyle Cruising.
DRESS FOR THE DESTINATION
Whether your destination is warm and sunny or crisp and cool, packing layers will your best bet. Also think about the shore excursions you'll be taking and pack accordingly, including comfy walking shoes. For kids and adults it's good to pack a pair of closed toe shoes for active shore excursions and sports activities on board. And be sure to pack a sweater — the air conditioning can be chilly.
DRESS FOR THE EVENT
Our newest event, Norwegian's Night Out, is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for an evening of cocktails, fine dining and great entertainment. You may also want to pack an all-white ensemble for our iconic White Hot Party.
Dress cruise casual anytime during the day, in the buffet and in most specialty restaurants. For women, it includes summer and casual dresses, skirts, regular or capri pants, shorts, jeans and tops. Khakis, jeans, shorts and casual shirts are fine for men.
Dress smart casual in our more formal dining room or in our more upscale specialty restaurants. For women, it includes slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts and tops. For men, it's jeans or slacks with a collared shirt and closed-toed shoes.
A FEW CONSIDERATIONS
Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear nice shorts in all our restaurants. However, tank tops for men, flip flops, baseball caps, visors and jeans that are overly faded with holes or tears and worn below the hips are not permitted in main dining rooms or specialty restaurants.
For your convenience, we offer laundry and dry-cleaning services. Express, same-day service is also available. Just complete the order form in your stateroom and your stateroom steward will pick up your laundry and return it to you clean and folded.
Be sure to pack your medications or any medical equipment you may need to use. Also, since your suitcases are collected the night before you leave the ship to return home, remember to set aside any need-to-have items.
Remember all of your tech stuff:
- Spare memory cards
- Power converters
We've got you covered! We have items including toiletries, books, clothes, baby needs and more all available for purchase on board.
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME
Guests are not allowed to bring on board alcoholic beverages (except for wine & champagne which is subject to a corkage fee), firearms, weapons of any kind, ammunition, explosive substances or any goods of a dangerous nature, nor animals of any kind, except service or guide animals.
WINE & CHAMPAGNE
Guests may bring bottles of wine and champagne on board; however these bottles are subject to a corkage fee. Consider one of our beverage packages, which offer real value compared to purchasing your drinks separately. Log In to My NCL and go to Gifts & More to purchase in advance.
ORGANIZE YOUR LUGGAGE
Each guest is allowed two pieces of checked luggage with a 50-pound maximum each, same as airlines. Luggage should be clearly labeled with your name, address and contact number. Luggage tags will be provided to print on the last page of your eDocs.
BRING A SMALL OVERNIGHT BAG
Since suitcases are collected the last night of your cruise, don't forget a small overnight bag for carrying any necessary medication, valuables, important documents and need-to-have items.
IN YOUR STATEROOM
All staterooms feature a TV, safe, hair dryer and bath products as well as a mini-bar, which are pay upon consumption. Room service is available from 5 am to midnight (subject to convenience charge), and all stateroom-to-stateroom calls are free.
Guests in The Haven Suites can enjoy exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard, Restaurant & Lounge, 24-hour butler service, priority restaurant reservations, Bliss Collection bedding and much more. Guests staying in Studios have access to the Studio Lounge.
POOLSIDE & SPORTS ACTIVITIES
Enjoy complimentary beach towel service as you lounge poolside, go for a swim or relax in a hot tub. Or take part in any number of onboard sports activities, even work up a sweat in the fitness center, featuring all the latest equipment.
DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
You'll find complimentary dining throughout the ship, including two main dining rooms, a buffet, coffee bar and more. Select ships feature a third main dining room, 24-hour dining venue, outdoor buffet, and a pool bar and grill.
Let us entertain you with stand-up comedy, live bands, poolside games and activities, piano players — it's all included. Once you get to your stateroom, check your “Freestyle Daily, ” which highlights the next day's happenings: port highlights, entertainment, events and activities, and all the rest.
For a nominal fee per person, enjoy award-winning entertainment on board Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Breakaway that combines Broadway style entertainment with dinner. Discover shows like Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy or the hilarious "Presumed Murdered" mystery lunch performed by The Second City.