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Understanding the Benefits & Catches of NCL's Free at Sea Program

NCL free at seaCruise line marketing teams are crafty folks, and pricing strategies sometimes make figuring out what you’re getting and for how much a bit confusing.  This is perhaps most true with Norwegian Cruise Lines, where they’re always in the midst of a sail that has limited time left, and they look to bundle a lot of extras with their fares.  Looking past the multitude of fine print and options can be tricky - but we’ll help make it clearer so you understand exactly what’s right for you. read more

Cruising Alaska on Norwegian Encore, Pt 1 | Whales, Scenic Train Rides, Hiking in Juneau & More!

Cruising Norwegian Encore in Alaska is as much about the places you visit as the things your see passing by your verandah. Sipping hot coffee and watching wildlife pass by one day and exploring old mining towns or taking mountain hikes the next - there is so much to see. On our seven night cruise, we start by departing Seattle and sailing through Alaska's Inside Passage toward Juneau and then Skagway... read more

Alaska, the Final Frontier, on Norwegian Encore!

Until this past week I'd only sailed Alaska once, and I'm thrilled we did it again, this time, on Norwegian Encore.  In the coming days I'll put out some long-form video of our adventures, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some photos and share a high-level view of our late-season adventure to the final frontier... read more

October 8, 2023 - Norwegian Encore

It's been seven years since we cruised Alaska, and because we enjoyed our recent Norwegian Prima sailing so much (check out the vlog here) we've decided to try out Norwegian Encore, a Breakaway-Plus class ship from NCL.  We'll be sailing round trip from Seattle, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, a scenic tour of Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria (BC).  Our Mt Roberts tram ride and hike, along with our day in Victoria were stand read more

Norwegian Prima Inaugural 7 Night Western Caribbean - Freestyle Daily

Included are the daily programs ('Freestyle Daily') for each day of this seven night cruise in the Western Caribbean, which was the inaugural Caribbean sailing for Norwegian Prima.  At the end you can find disembarkation instructions, as well as a single-page deck plan.

To see videos made each day of this cruise so you can see the ship and understand the experience a bit, see our Norwegian Prima Vlog YouTube Playlist. read more