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Norwegian Cruise Lines offers fabulous "Freestyle Cruising"!
For a relaxed, casual atmosphere in vacationing you would
be hard pressed to find a better environment than Norwegian Cruise Lines'
"Freestyle Cruising" itineraries. This concept allows NCL passengers a
resort-style cruise with more flexibility and a relaxed, no-rush attitude.
Norwegian Cruise Lines have extended this concept to all its cruise ships
with the exception of the S/S Norway.
In May of 2000, Norwegian Cruise Lines introduced this novel and innovative
idea aboard the Norwegian Sky. Designed to meet the ever changing needs of
cruise guests, the concept appears to be a hit with NCL passengers.
Freestyle dining offers an open seating concept allowing passengers to dine
where they want, when they want ( 5:30 to midnight) and with whom they want.
Norwegian Cruise Lines guests can eat in a different restaurant each
evening, or choose to have a more conventional "same time, same table, same
dining room". This relaxed atmosphere allows passengers to linger over
dinner and desert without feeling rushed.
Freestyle Attire allows "resort casual" cruise
wear attire. There are still formal nights on Norwegian Cruise lines'
Cruise ships, but they are completely optional for those who like to dress
up for the occasional meal.
There are other freestyle changes as well. Gratuities have been added to
your on board account. These are of course optional, but allow guests the
benefit of not having to rush around at the last minute trying to find the
staff members to tip. Norwegian Cruise Lines have made disembarkation more
relaxed as well allowing passengers to have breakfast until their luggage
color is called.
Norwegian Cruise Lines have a policy of now having new
vessels purpose built cruise ships for the freestyle cruising concept.
Norwegian Sun, a 1,960 passenger vessel was introduced in September of 2001.
October of that year saw the delivery of Norwegian Star a 2,240 passenger
cruise ship and in December of 2002, NCL introduced Norwegian Dawn the 2,224
passenger sister ship to Norwegian Star. These two cruise ships offer guests
a choice of 10 different restaurants!
Other cruise ships in the Norwegian Cruise
Lines' fleet include Norwegian Wind with ten bars and lounges; Norwegian
Spirit with eight restaurants and a 900 seat theatre; Norwegian Sea having
had a multi-million dollar makeover; Norwegian Majesty with six restaurants
and eleven bars and lounges; Norwegian Dream having six restaurants and ten
bars and lounges; Norwegian Crown having 527 extra large staterooms. In
August of 2005, NCL expects the launch of their new Norwegian Jewel, a
92,000 ton vessel featuring ten restaurants, two garden villas, and the new
10 courtyard villas with private courtyard.
Norwegian Cruise Lines has launched a new brand name - "NCL America".
Included in this fleet are the cruise ships Pride of Aloha with its
distinctive Hawaiian décor; Pride of America with eight restaurants and ten
bars and lounges. These ships are U.S. flagged and U.S. manned.
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