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 former 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.
We're thrilled that the Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Jewel (as of 2012), and Norwegian Joy (as of 2019!) all offer Norwegian Cruise Alaska cruises. Norwegian Cruise Lines have the youngest ships visiting Alaska.
Their cruises are all 7 days and leave from either Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, Canada, or Seward, 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.
NCL cruises Alaska to Glacier Bay
The NCL Joy also has two other itineraries to choose from:
The NCL Joy Cruise Ship
And last but certainly not least, the new Norwegian Jewel Cruise Ship Itineraries:
NCL Jewel cruises Alaska to Holkham Bay
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!