In November 2022 we sailed the new Norwegian Prima, the first of her class, for a seven night Western Caribbean cruise. We visited Roatan, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, and Cozumel - but the real highlight was the ship. Norwegian Prima is a 144k GT ship carrying about 3100 people, but has a totally new aesthetic, several new venues and entertainment options, and the most favorable passenger : space ratio of any ship in the fleet. In the player below, you can watch all of our daily videos recorded during our cruise (one per day) and see what sailing on Prima is really like... read more
Cruise lines want to remind the world what awaits when cruising returns, and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is taking to streaming to whet our whistles. Thursday evening kicked off their new docuseries, “EMBARK – The Series”. Is it a commercial? A documentary? Both? read more
Norwegian Cruise Line (often referred to as Norwegian or NCL) has become famous for the color livery on their ships and the flexibility they offer guests. Founded in Miami in 1966 by Knut Kloster and Ted Arison, they carried roughly 2.3 million guests in 2018 - the third highest number of any cruise line. They were also one of the first lines dedicated to cruising, and started with a cruise-ferry that carried passengers as well as cars. Let's look at what NCL does well, highlight some things to keep in mind, and help you decide if they're right for your next cruise... read more
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, two of the three largest cruise companies in the world, have brought together an impressive group of cross-disciplinary experts on public health, epidemiology, maritime operations, hospitality, and more. Their goal? Combine all of the best science and experience to identify a science-backed plan for a healthy return to service that ensures the wellbeing of guests, crew, and communities that lines visit. In a time we should all be coming together, these competitors are doing just that. read more
With cruise lines planning to start cruising while minimizing risks associated with COVID-19, Norwegian Cruise Line has released details of their new health and safety plan. We'll go over these changes, and explain what this means for your next cruise, and what you'll want to consider when making your plans...