Norwegian Cruise Line introduced the Freestyle Cruising concept in 2000, offering its passengers a more relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation option. The idea was to offer people more flexibility and more non-intrusive service. The cruise line now offers extended hours in the main restaurants, alternative dining options, resort-casual attire every night, and new shore activity options.
Nine large ships sail to over 140 ports around the world and in the U.S., including Miami, Seattle, Vancouver, San Juan, Boston, New York, Honolulu, and Lahaina. Norwegian Star is the only ship offering a seven-day round-trip itinerary from Honolulu to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.
The company was inducted into the Confrerie del la Chaine des Rotisseurs, a prestigious international gourmet society which promotes fine dining and pleasures of the table. There are many dining choices, including traditional, French, Italian, and Asian cuisine. Following the philosophy of Freestyle Cruising, the company allows passengers the freedom to dine whenever, wherever and with whomever they choose.
The company offers voyages to Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada/New England, Europe, Hawaii, Panama Canal and South America. Itineraries range from 3 days to several weeks.
Norwegian Star is the only seven-day round-trip Hawaiian ship to include the four main islands, Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.
Enjoy unique Bermuda sailings from Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Norwegian Sea, with itineraries to Bermuda, is based in New York and Philadelphia, while Norwegian Majesty is based in Boston.
Destinations by Season:
Fall and Winter: South America
Summer and Fall: Canada/New England, Scandinavia
Spring, Summer and Fall: Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Europe
Year-round: Caribbean, Hawaii
Repositioning/Seasonal Cruises: Panama Canal, transatlantic crossings, East Coast coastal, Pacific coastal
Programs for Kids
Pprograms for kids ages 2-17 include activities tailored to each age group. Kids can participate in scavenger hunts, parties, games, and visits to the Captain's bridge.
Sky: 77,104 tons, 2,002 berths
Star: 91,000 tons, 2,240 berths
Sun: 77,000 tons, 2,002 berths
Wind: 50,760 tons, 1,748 berths
Dawn: 91,000 tons, 2,240 berths
Pride of America
Norwegian Escape (2015)
Norwegian Bliss (2017)
Hawaii Itineraries Aboard Norwegian
Passengers aboard Norwegian's Pride of America can experience inter-island itineraries with longer days in port and shorter days at sea. The ship began sailing 7-day roundtrip itineraries from Honolulu. For those who prefer a shorter trip, the ship also offers 3- and 4-day inter-island sailings between Honolulu and Maui. Guests can choose from golf, bicycling, kayaking, horseback riding, scuba-diving and shopping during their shore excursions. Departures are offered almost every week since the weather in Hawaii is warm year-round. Summers are most popular with families, while in the fall you may be able to find some deals. Depending on the ship and time of travel, one can find inside cabins for $999 per person for a 7-day trip.