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Villas and Suites

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Courtyard and Villa Complex provides the high-end luxury of a private yacht with all the amenities a mega ship offers including 21 dining options, ground-breaking entertainment (like the famous Blue Man Group), and jaw-dropping onboard facilities.

The Villas complex aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship Norwegian Epic, and on the Jewel Class ships, is unlike anything available at sea before.  This “ship within a ship” complex features a private courtyard, pool, hot tub, covered Balinese-style lounge areas, oversized comfortable chaise lounges, as well as a fitness area with steam room and sundeck. Here, guests can enjoy an exclusive private haven while still experiencing all the amenities, and Freestyle flexibility, of a big ship.

Within the Villas complex are Norwegian’s super-exclusive Garden Villas, the largest and most luxurious accommodations at sea with up to 6,600 square-feet of private living space.  Available on Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Star, each ship features two Garden Villas which are located on a private deck with key card access; these extravagant villas offer large living and dining rooms, three bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. A whirlpool and steam room located in the villa’s private garden, butler and concierge service for the entire cruise and complimentary limousine from the pier to the airport at the conclusion of the cruise.

Whichever Norwegian ship guests choose, they are sure to be pampered with privacy, personal service and a deluxe array of complimentary amenities such as: butler and concierge service; access to the Concierge Lounge; bottled water and sodas upon arrival; a complimentary bottle of champagne or sparkling wine; distinctive keycard for special shipboard recognition; invitations to exclusive breakfast, lunch and cocktail parties; priority restaurant reservations and guest services hotline; 24-hour room service with special suite menu and full breakfast menu; mini-bar and espresso/cappuccino machine; priority tenders ashore and priority embarkation and disembarkation.


Morning, noon and night you'll find tempting restaurants, grills, buffets and cafés to satisfy any craving - and they are all included in your cruise fare. If it's a three-course feast you're in the mood for, welcome to our beautiful dining rooms that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Maybe dining al fresco with ocean views is in order. You got it - "endless" buffets offer indoor and outdoor seating with made-to-order omelets and pasta dishes, fresh salads and much, much more. Plus, there are casual grills by the pool, 24-hour eateries with your favorite comfort foods, lively sports bars, kid's cafés and of course dining à la pajamas with room service.

Every ship in the fleet also offers true Texas-style steakhouses, gourmet French bistros, Italian trattorias and that's just the beginning. Try the exotic Asian Fusion restaurants or be entertained by master chefs as they grill up steak, seafood or chicken and veggies at our authentic Teppanyaki grills. Some ships offer sophisticated supper clubs with dinner and dancing, Cirque Dreams™ and Dinner shows with world-class acrobats and more. These specialty restaurants are optional and have a cover charge that ranges from $10 to $30 per guest.

Onboard Activities

Entertainment and Shows

Norwegian Cruise Line ships are destinations themselves, filled from top to bottom with tons of award-winning fun and excitement. Whether it's experiencing Blue Man Group, catching a Broadway show, dancing the night away at our White Hot Party or laughing out loud to the world-famous Second City comedy troupe, the party never stops.

You haven't played Wii until you've played on a two-story screen. And there's just something pretty cool about bowling on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. Not to mention video arcades, ping pong, giant chess and lots of other fun ways to be competitive on board.


Norwegian Cruise Line has the best casinos on water, too. This is where Lady Luck goes on vacation. Find all your favorite table games and certified slots, plus Texas Hold 'Em and one very good time whenever you feel like getting in on the action.

Bars and Lounges

With up to 20 different bars and lounges, the nightlife is always hopping. Piano bars, exciting casinos, cigar bars, blues clubs, dinner shows, espresso bars, wine bars, dance clubs and champagne bars. You can always find just the right party you're looking for.


Relax in a hydrotherapy tub. Meditate on a heated tile chaise lounge in front of a floor-to-ceiling glass window. Rinse off in the waterfall shower after a quick dip in the lap pool. And that's all before you get your hot stone massage. If you need to relax, this is your spot.

Family Fun

Part of Freestyle Cruising is making sure everyone in the family has a great time. Complimentary kids and teens programs deliver fun, day and night. They're sure to make lots of new friends on board, including the well-trained youth staff.

The youth staff is carefully selected from university education and recreational programs. Each staff member is an expert in providing fun, engaging activities for every age group, and all are certified in CPR and first aid. Youth programs are ages 2-12.

Shore Excursions

Dog sledding in Alaska. Scuba diving in Belize. Trekking to the pyramids in Egypt. Norwegian Cruise Line has scoured the world and found the best tour operators in every port of call. So book your shore excursions with Norwegian Cruise Line and get your money's worth and then some. You can book your adventures ashore up to five days prior to sailing, so take a look and book now, as the favorites sell out fast.

More choices - Whether its adventure, leisure or a sightseeing tour, Norwegian Cruise Line offers something for everyone with expert tour advice tailored for your budget.

Value and convenience - When you book your shore excursions with Norwegian Cruise Line, you'll have one-stop shopping and hassle-free fun at a great value that's conveniently charged to your onboard account.

Peace of mind - Norwegian Cruise Line only partners with tour operators that are fully insured and you'll never get hit with a hidden cost for transfers or entrance fees when you book with us. Plus, there is convenient drop-off and pick-up right at the pier.