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NCL’s Third Prima Class Ship To Be Named Norwegian Aqua?

Aug 15, 2023

The name of the Norwegian Cruise Line's third Prima class cruise ship could be Norwegian Aqua. The unexpected appearance of this name within the booking engine has ignited speculation among cruise enthusiasts.

NCL Welcomes Second Prima Class Ship Norwegian Viva

Aug 04, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated the delivery of the "Norwegian Viva," the second vessel in their innovative Prima Class. The vessel was officially handed over at the Fincanteiri shipyard in Marghera, marking a significant step forward in NCL's fleet expansion.

Renowned Miami Artist "Lebo" Designer of Norwegian Getaway's Hull Artwork Dies Age 50

Aug 01, 2023

Miami's art community and admirers of David "Lebo" Le Batard worldwide are grieving the sudden passing of the Cuban-American graphic and fine artist. Lebo, celebrated for his distinctive style, had a vast portfolio that included collaborations with iconic brands such as Ferrari, Google, Redbull, and Norwegian Cruise Line. 

Remembering Mark Stetson: A True Pioneer and Beloved Leader of Norwegian Cruise Line

Jul 25, 2023

The Norwegian Cruise Line crew community is mourning the loss of one of its finest members – Mark Stetson, a true pioneer, leader, and, above all, a remarkable human being. With a heavy heart, Mark's sister, Shaun Stetson Vaughn, shared the sad news of his passing, leaving a profound void in the hearts of many who knew and worked with him.

NCL Updates Grooming Policy For Shipboard Employees

Jul 03, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line announced changes to its shipboard grooming policy for the crew, officers, and staff. Starting July 1st, all shipboard employees will be allowed tattoos, piercing, and men can have a beard.

In a letter, the company informed its crew about the latest grooming guidelines and noticeable changes which include:

NCL to Close Seven Production Shows: Brace Yourselves for "Innovative" Replacements

Jun 15, 2023

Hold onto your seats because we have some exciting news coming from Norwegian Cruise Line. Brace yourselves for the excitement, as the company has announced, in an internal letter sent to cast members, the closure of several current production shows on not one, not two, but a whopping nine cruise ships. Talk about shaking things up!

Cruise Ship Positions With Extra Time Off

Jun 14, 2023

Working on a cruise ship offers a unique and exciting experience, but it also comes with challenges. One such challenge is the availability of time off for different positions onboard. In this article, we delve into various jobs on cruise ships and explore the likelihood of getting time off for each role.

NCL Cancellas Europe Cruises for the 2023/24 Winter Season

May 25, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line canceled all European cruises aboard the Norwegian Epic from December 1, 2023, to April 9, 2024. As a result, the cruise line will be temporarily withdrawing from the European market for the winter season. Initially, the Norwegian Epic was scheduled to embark on a series of voyages exploring the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. However, the ship's itinerary has been altered, and it will now be deployed in a different region during the winter months of 2023/24.

Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Drink Packages On Cruise Ships

May 23, 2023

Beverage prices on cruise ships can vary depending on the package and cruise line. Most cruise ships offer beverage packages that provide access to a wide range of drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. These packages are often available for purchase before the cruise or onboard the ship. It's important to carefully review the details of each package to understand what is included and any limitations or restrictions.