From the Med to Mexico, Croatia to the Cayman Islands, I’ve got 10 great cruise deals with Norwegian Cruise Line to tempt you. Almost all deals include flights and a choice of any two packages from premium drinks, speciality dining, Wifi package or shore excursion credit!
I was lucky to be invited on Norwegian Encore’s inaugural cruise from Germany to Southhampton recently. It was only a two-night cruise but I managed to fit a lot in! I raced a go-kart around the largest race-track at sea, got chased by dinosaurs in the massive virtual reality room, watched Kinky Boots and A Choir of Man in the theatre, and enjoyed a wonderful array of food in various dining outlets.
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Norwegian’s ‘free style cruising’ means you can leave your dinner jackets and cocktail dresses at home. Everything on board is relaxed and you can dine whenever and wherever you like. If you want to dress up and enjoy a four-course meal in the main dining room – you can. If you fancy casual dress with pizza and beer, that’s cool too. You don’t have to sit with strangers or dine at 8pm, there are dining options available 24/7.
We ate in the complimentary restaurants the whole time, and I was really impressed with the quality of the food and variety available – I can only imagine how good the speciality restaurants are! With the choice to opt for the premium drinks package and three speciality dining restaurants for just €99, Norwegian Cruise Line offer some of the best value cruise deals from Ireland.
Norwegian’s Free at Sea promotion allows you to choose any two of the following packages, over a seven-night cruise, for just €99 per adult:
- Premium drinks
- 3 speciality dining meals
- Shore excursion credit
I will be writing a full review of Norwegian Encore in due course, but I had some many requests for prices that I thought I would publish my top 10 cruise deals with Norwegian Cruise Line first.
1. Los Angeles Stay & Mexico Cruise: Norwegian Joy, 10th January, 7 Nights €1275!
This amazing cruise deal is perfect for anyone who wants to try a cruise for the first time, or wants to incorporate this into a holiday to California. Like Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Joy is a Breakaway Plus class ship, so the facilities and size are similar in both. If you want to add on extra nights in California, talk to Sunway’s dedicated cruise team and they will arrange this for you.
Price includes flights, a two-night stay in Los Angeles and a five-night cruise to Cabo San Lucas & Ensenada in Mexico, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion.
2. Northern Europe Cruise: Norwegian Escape, 5th September, 9 Nights, €1735!
Not only to you get to overnight in the magical city of St. Petersburg, but this wonderful nine-night cruise also brings you to Berlin, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. You will be cruising on Norwegian Escape, which has similar facilities to Norwegian Encore – without the race track or laser tag.
Price includes flights to Copenhagen and nine-night cruise, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion.
3. Seattle Stay & Alaska Cruise: Norwegian Bliss, 8th May, 9 Nights, €1780!
An Alaska cruise has been on my bucket list for years, but with prices like this I might just get there! This amazing deal on Norwegian Bliss, another Breakaway Plus class ship, includes a two-night stay in Seattle before your seven-night Alaska cruise. Visit the famous Glacier Bay, Skagway and the city of Victoria, and marvel at the sights from Bliss’s stunning Observation Lounge. This ship was custom built for Alaska cruises so must be one of the best ships to see The Last Frontier.
Price includes return flights from Dublin, 2 night stay in Seattle, plus 7 night cruise, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion.
View offer here
4. Eastern Caribbean Cruise: Norwegian Encore, 14th March, 8 Nights, €1795!
I loved Norwegian Encore, even though I cruised from Bremerhaven to Southampton in November! I admired all the outdoor dining areas and imaged how wonderful it would be to cruise on Encore in the Caribbean. This Caribbean cruise visits San Juan, St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands. Enjoy unlimited complimentary cocktails as you watch the sun go down over the Caribbean Sea. You will also enjoy a pre-cruise stay in Miami too.
Price includes flights, Miami hotel and seven-night Caribbean cruise with two options from the Free at Sea promotion.
5. New York & Bermuda Cruise: Norwegian Encore, 5th July, 8 Nights €2345!
Bermuda is one of those places that is perfect to visit on a cruise, and you will have plenty of time to explore this beautiful island as you will be docked there for two nights! This cruise deal includes an overnight stay in New York and and a seven night cruise on the brand new Norwegian Encore.
Price includes flights, New York hotel and seven-night Bermuda cruise with two options from the Free at Sea promotion.
6. Med Cruise to Spain, Italy & France: Norwegian Epic, 31st May, 7 Nights, €1165!
Norwegian Epic has been a firm favourite with Irish cruisers for many years. You will be visiting Europe’s top cities including Barcelona, Rome and Palma and enjoy two packages from the Free at Sea promotion for an amazing price of €1165!
Price includes flights and seven-night cruise with two options Free at Sea promotion.View offer here
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7. Spain, Italy & France Cruise: Norwegian Epic, 7 Nights, 10th May, 2 adults & 2 children, €3280; 14th June €4550
Norwegian Epic has recently won Best Cruise Ship for Families and Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment from Cruise Critic, (the cruise industry’s TripAdvisor), so it a great choice for a family cruise. With non stop activities including a waterpark, mini-golf and a host of kids clubs – you can rest assured the kids will love it. You can even choose to leave the kids onboard when you are in port, and Norwegian also allow for ‘Date Nights’, with late night supervision available until 1am (extra charge).
Price includes return flights from Dublin, Family Plus with baggage and priority seating, 7 night cruise based on 2 Adults and 2 Children under 12, with two options from the Free At Sea promotion for adults.
8. New York Stay & Canada: Norwegian Encore, 5th September, 10 Nights, 2 adults & 2 children, €4865
Enjoy an overnight stay in New York, before setting off on a nine-night cruise through Maine and Canada on the brand new Norwegian Encore. Teens will love the go-kart race track, the outdoor laser tag and the amazing virtual reality room, Galaxy Pavillion. Don’t worry if they kids don’t want to see all the sights in Canada, you can leave them supervised on board while you take a shore excursion!
Price includes return flights from Dublin, airline baggage, 1 night pre cruise stay in New York , plus 9 night cruise based on 2 Adults and 2 Children under 12, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion for adults.
9. Venice, Greece & Croatia Cruise: Norwegian Dawn, 7 Nights, 14th May, 2 adults & 2 children, €4550; 20th Sept €3725
Although Dawn is one of Norwegian’s older ships, you can still enjoy great food, terrific entertainment and a variety of kids clubs. It’s smaller size may suit some families too, especially first time cruisers. You will also have the pleasure of visiting some of Europe’s best ports. Leaving from Venice ( is there anywhere better? ), you will be visiting the medieval cities of Kotor and Dubrovnik, as well as the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu and Kefalonia.
Price includes return flights from Dublin, airline baggage, 7 night cruise based on 2 adults & 2 children under 12, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion for adults.
10. Cayman Islands & Bahamas Cruise: Norwegian Escape, 7 nights, 2nd January 2021, Cruise Only, 2 adults & 2 children, €2296!
Plan ahead and spend New Year in Florida next year. Add on this amazing cruise and you have a trip of a lifetime. This is the only one of my cruise deals that doesn’t include flights, but the price is so good, I had to include it in this post! Flights and accommodation can be added on a later stage if you wish. You will sail from Port Canaveral and visit Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Bahamas over seven nights. Norwegian Escape is a Breakaway Class cruise ship and has superb facilities for children, including an aqua park, mini golf and ropes course. I’m very tempted to book this one myself!
Price is based on 2 Adults & 2 Children under 12 sharing, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion for adults.View offer here