What do I mean by a Norwegian Cruise Alaska being able to cruise your way? Good Question. Norwegian Cruise Line (or NCL) offers what's called Freestyle cruising - no set dining times, no assigned tables, a relaxed dress code & more restaurant options. Sounds good, right?!
My husband and I thought so and took a cruise aboard the NCL Star. It was absolutely fantastic. The dining choices were plentiful and we tried every option available while we were on board. Our room had a porthole, but a large one that gave off plenty of light. We weren't in our room very often so didn't need a balcony. The entertainment on board was great. We enjoyed the shows in the evening but spend most of our days out & about.
Their cruises are all 7 days and leave from either Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, Canada, or Whittier, AK and the ships spend at least 7 hours in Ketchikan.
Norwegian Cruise line is perfect for couples and families, young and old. They welcome those with disabilities as well as gay and lesbian travelers.
Prices for a 7 day Norwegian Cruise Alaska begin around $500/person and go up from there.
However, they are known for their discounts and have previously offered $99 kids' fares & complimentary onboard credit.
For more great ways to save money during your cruise, check out the
Ultimate Cruise Discount Guide! You'll be amazed at all of the ways to save on your Alaskan Cruise Vacation!
NCL Alaska Cruises to the Sawyer Glacier
NCL Pearl cruises Alaska to the Sawyer Glacier
And last but certainly not least, the new (as of 2013!) Norwegian Sun Cruise Ship Itineraries:
NCL Sun cruises Alaska to the Sawyer Glacier & Glacier Bay
Also available at the beginning and end of the season only are the following cruises:
Available only in May:
Available only in September:
You can book your Norwegian Cruise Alaska online, can speak directly to a cruise travel professional by calling 1-866-234-7350, or can book directly with your local Travel Agent.
Visitors to the Norwegian Cruise Alaska page may also be interested in the following pages:
Alaska Cruise Ship Calendars - Location and number of Cruise Ships in town
Alaska Cruises from Seattle - Cruise Ships departing Seattle for Alaska
Ketchikan Weather - What to expect during your visit!