Frequently Asked Questions

Families With Children

Most cruise lines welcome children to travel on their ships, though infants and pregnant women are subject to some restrictions (click here to read more).

Families booking more than one cabin may be subject to minimum age requirements for kids staying in a separate cabin. Your Ecruising counselor can check these requirements for you, once you have found a cruise you are interested in.

Norwegian requires that at least one person in each cabin is 21 or older. An exception may be made for underage married couples, as long as they are both 18. These couples may be asked to show proof of their marriage. This exception should be confirmed by your Ecruising counselor prior to booking.

Your age on the date of sailing is generally considered your age for the length of the cruise.

Consumption of Alcohol

Norwegian requires passengers to be at least 21 to consume any type of alcohol.

Gambling Onboard

Norwegian requires passengers to be 18 or older to play in the shipboard casinos

Restrictions for Pregnant Women and Infants

Pregnant Women : Norwegian will make every effort to accommodate you, providing you will not enter the 24th week of pregnancy at any point during the cruise. Please include your cruise details in an email to the Access Desk with a medical certificate establishing your due date prior to your cruise.

Infants : Minimum age is 6 months. For sailings with three or more consecutive days at sea, infants must be 12 months old at the time of sailing.

If you plan to fly to your port of embarkation, you must decide whether to arrange airline tickets on your own or use the AIR/SEA program offered by Norwegian. Here are the main considerations to help you with your decision.

Advantages of Arranging Your Own Airline Tickets

The main advantages of securing your own airline tickets are that you will be able to select the airline you fly and you will have some control over the timing and routing of your flights. You may wish to fly a particular airline to use frequent flier rewards, or to earn frequent flier miles, or because that carrier has nonstop service to your port city. If you arrange your own airline tickets you will have more control over these variables. If you utilize Norwegian's AIR/SEA program, you may be given an air schedule with an overnight flight, multiple connections, and in some cases, a forced overnight stay at your expense.

Advantages of Using the AIR/SEA Program

The main reasons to let us book your air at the same time you reserve your cruise -- through Norwegian's AIR/SEA department -- are convenience, better access to flights that make easy connections to your ship, and added protection in the event of a flight or sailing delay or cancellation.

Norwegian meets their AIR/SEA passengers at the airport and transports them to the pier. These transfers are frequently free of charge, but even if a charge is levied it is typically less than what you would pay if you arranged your own transfers.

Norwegian monitors the status of flights carrying their AIR/SEA passengers, and will sometimes hold a ship past its scheduled departure time to wait for guests arriving on a delayed flight, but only if that flight was booked through Norwegian.

Norwegian reserves large blocks of seats on flights that make easy connections to their departing and returning cruise ships. These flights traditionally experience high load factors and you could have difficulty getting a low fare -- or a seat at any price -- as an individual, particularly for departure ports like Anchorage, Barcelona, Rome, Tahiti and Vancouver. On busy days like Saturday and Sunday, you might have to fly into your port of embarkation a day early if you book your own tickets, adding a day's meals and lodging to your cost.

And finally, sometimes unexpected things occur that affect travel plans. Flight delays or cancellations, changes in cruise ship arrival or departure times, and cancellation of sailings altogether, are some of the things that can force you to rebook at a later time or date or seek a refund for your airline tickets. If any of these things should happen before or during your vacation, you will not be eligible for assistance from the cruise line if you arranged your own airline tickets. However, if we secure your tickets through the cruise line's AIR/SEA program, some cruise lines will assist you in working with the airline to make alternate flight plans, help you catch up with your ship at the next port, or apply for a refund. Your cruise counselor will verify the details of each cruise line's AIR/SEA program at the time of booking.

Norwegian is famous for Freestyle Cruising, which offers passengers the freedom to choose a new restaurant, dining time and dining companions each night. With food choices ranging from French, Italian, Continental, to Spanish Tapas, Hawaiian, Asian Fusion and Sushi, passengers can choose a different type of cuisine each night!

Main Dining Room Policies: Guests can request to dine at the same assigned table at the same time for the length of the cruise, or they can enjoy the variety of dining at a different table every evening. Reservations are required when dining in NCL's specialty restaurants and can be made on board. A flat surcharge is required for specialty dining restaurants, or menu items are priced à la carte. Main dining rooms are open from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Guests must be seated by 10:00 p.m.

Dress Code: Dress is casual. Appropriate attire for men is close-toed shoes, slacks and a sports shirt, while women are advised to wear slacks and blouse, a sundress or a pantsuit. Nice jeans may be worn to dinner in all restaurants, including the main dining room. Tank tops for men, flip flops, baseball caps, visors and jeans that are overly faded, with holes or tears and worn below the hips are not permitted in main dining rooms or specialty restaurants.

Beverage Policy: Alcohol/wine/beer and soft drinks and juices are extra. Soft drink cards are available for purchase on board.

Special Requests: Special meals are available including low-calorie, vegetarian, no MSG, low/no sodium and low/no cholesterol meals, as well as sugar-free and fat-free desserts. Kosher meals are available on all ships and itineraries and should be requested at the time of booking, and no later than 60 days prior to sailing.

All dining rooms onboard Norwegian ships are smoke-free.

Click on any ship name below for more detailed information about the dining options for each Norwegian ship:

With Freestyle Cruising, you're pretty much welcome to wear whatever, whenever. Norwegian’s philosophy is "resort casual" and with the widest range of dining venues, tons of entertainment options and bars & lounges, you'll find there are places for your style all over Norwegian’s ships, day and night.

For daytime, it's basically all fine since you're probably headed to the pool or out for a fun shore excursion. Casual shorts, jeans, tops and sundresses are welcome everywhere. You can even wear your swimsuit to the poolside grill or the buffet.

Resort casual dress gets you into every venue at night too. Some people like to add a jacket, or when celebrating a special occasion, get all decked out. This too is welcome everywhere. And if you're tired from a long fun day and just want to wear shorts, the buffet is the place for a casual dinner. Some people prefer nice jeans. They're welcome in many of the restaurants as well, but not in all. It's your vacation on Norwegian so dress comfortably, and you'll find a venue that suits your style.

Can I afford a cruise?

If you can afford to take a hotel-based vacation, you can afford to take a cruise. Cruises represent perhaps the best value for your vacation dollar.

What do I get for my money?

Your cruise price includes your cabin, all meals, entertainment, parties and, of course, all transportation between all the ports on your itinerary. Optional shore excursions and port charges are not included in the basic price.

Will I feel bored or confined on board?

Never! Think of a cruise ship as a floating resort. On-board activities begin at dawn and go into the wee hours of the night. The scenery is constantly changing, and every port is filled with new and exciting opportunities for exploration.

What can I do on the ship?

You may wish to lounge on deck by the pool with a good book, sign up for exercise classes, swim, play bingo or bridge, gamble in the casino, take in a Broadway-style floor show or a magician's act, see a movie, get a massage or dance the night away.

How long do cruises last?

Norwegian offers cruises that range from three to 24 nights.

Is airfare included in my cruise price?

Norwegian offers both a cruise-only price and an AIR/SEA price that includes connecting airfare, transfers between the airport and ship and baggage handling. In some instances, only the cruise-only fare is available. The prices shown on our site are typically cruise-only, but our cruise counselors will gladly provide an air-inclusive price if requested.

What's a shore excursion?

That's a term that refers to anything you do off the ship, in port. At every stop, you'll have the option of exploring the area on your own or as part of a group with a planned itinerary.

Will I need a passport?

All cruises now require proof of citizenship. On some itineraries, a certified copy of your birth certificate and a driver's license or government-issued photo I.D. are sufficient, on others a passport is required. Visas may also be required on the more exotic itineraries. Your cruise counselor will advise you on documents you will need depending on your itinerary. For more information, click here .

Is a cruise suitable for families with kids?

Not just suitable, they're perfect! Large cruise ships are now designed with kids-only facilities, counselors, daytime activities and nighttime baby-sitting. Norwegian ships offer programs for kids of all ages.

Are cruises suitable for single travelers?

Cruising is very popular with single travelers. The single supplement charged by Norwegian varies by sailing. Your cruise counselor can advise you of the supplement at the time of booking.

Are cruises really that popular?

You better believe it! More than 20 million people will cruise in the next year, and cruising routinely earns the highest ratings in customer satisfaction among all vacation categories. Once you try it, you'll be hooked.

What is a Day at Sea?

A Day at Sea is a full day spent sailing between two ports. Most cruises include one or more Days at Sea.

Passports are required for all travelers, including citizens of the U.S. and Canada, who enter or re-enter the U.S. by air, land or sea .

There are a few notable exceptions pertaining to land and sea border crossings:

  • U.S. citizens on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port and travel to destinations in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, the Bahamas or Bermuda are able to re-enter the U.S. with proof of citizenship other than a passport or passport card. Acceptable proof of citizenship includes a U.S. state-issued original or certified copy of their birth certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization and a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license). Passports are required for cruises that begin in one U.S. port and end in another.
  • Children under the age of 16 who are citizens of the U.S. or Canada are exempt from the passport requirement for land and sea border crossings. In lieu of a passport, children are able to use a U.S. state-issued original or certified copy of their birth certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization as proof of citizenship for entry into the U.S. by land or by sea. Children entering or re-entering the U.S. by air are required to have a valid passport.
  • Princess Cruise Line: When minors are traveling with only one adult, Princess requires that all passengers have a valid passport.
  • A new, lower-cost alternative to the passport, called a passport card, is acceptable for entries into the U.S. by land or sea. The passport card is not acceptable for air travel.
  • The following cruise lines require a passport for all sailings, regardless of destination or port of departure: Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Cunard, Fathom, Hurtigruten, Oceania, P&O, Paul Gauguin, Regent, Seabourn, Silversea, Star Clippers, Swan Hellenic, Voyages of Discovery and Windstar.

Photocopies of required documentation are not acceptable in any circumstance.

Even though passports are not required at this time for U.S. citizens who sail on cruises to the above destinations that begin and end in the same U.S. port, we strongly recommend that all cruise passengers travel with a valid passport anyway. This is because guests who need to fly to or from the U.S. unexpectedly during their cruise will likely experience significant delays and complications related to booking airline tickets and entering the U.S. if they do not have a valid passport with them. For example, a passenger missing a cruise departure due to a late inbound flight to Miami would need a passport to fly to meet the ship at the next port. Similarly, guests needing to fly to or through the U.S. before their cruise ends because of medical, family, personal or business emergencies, missing a ship's departure from a port of call, or a mechanical problem of some sort with the ship, would need a passport. Of course, situations like these are rare, but they can happen.

Passports are not required for U.S. citizens traveling to or returning directly from Hawaii or a U.S. territory, including Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Passports are required for cruise travel to all International destinations not mentioned above, and for cruises that involve air travel that begins or ends outside of the U.S. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the last day of travel.

Legal U.S. Residents (Non-Citizens)

Legal permanent residents of the U.S. must have a valid passport from their country of citizenship and a valid Alien Registration Card (Green Card) to enter or re-enter the U.S.

Non-U.S., Non-Canada Citizens

The following countries participate in a visa waiver program with the U.S., and citizens of these countries must have a machine-readable passport for entry into the U.S.:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom

Citizens of the countries listed above who do not possess machine-readable passports, and citizens of countries not listed above must present a valid passport and a valid United States visa upon entry into the U.S. For those whose travel plans include multiple entries into the U.S., such as a cruise that begins and ends in a U.S. port, a multiple-entry visa is required.

Visas

All travelers, including U.S. and Canada citizens , are responsible for verifying visa requirements with consular officials, and obtaining visas where required, for every country visited during their trip, including countries visited via connecting flights.

Always check with your Ecruising counselor at the time of booking to verify the documentation requirements for your vacation.

And who said cruises aren't for kids? Norwegian offers what you want, what your kids want... good times all around, for all ages, at all times, just the way you like it. Plus, complimentary activities happen every day-whether your child wants to paint, have a pajama party or put on a show. And just think of the new friends they'll make-you might even have to schedule time just to see them.

Norwegian Cruise Line has recently updated its Youth Program in conjunction with several organizations promoting active entertainment for kids. The company offers Splash Academy, which was designed to engage active and creative kids ages 6 months – 12 years, and has integrated Cirque Du Jour, a New York-based company that specializes in teaching children real circus skills such as scarf juggling, ball juggling, plate spinning, clowning and acrobatics. Circus workshops and shows will also be offered for the entire family. Entourage is Norwegian’s latest and greatest program for teens ages 13-17. Play a pickup game of soccer. Take part in a theater or fashion workshop. Dive into an interactive pool party. With so much to do around our ship, your teens can choose the activities they want to do!

In addition, the youth programs will be expanded to utilize other areas of the ships, including the sports courts, rock walls, theaters, lounges and public spaces and will feature more family events such as parades and scavenger hunts.

Splash Academy
Guppies (Ages 6 months-3 years, at least one parent required to attend)
Sensory play classes
"We can too" organic arts and crafts
"Rhyme Time" with storytelling and puppets
"Motion in the Ocean" parent and baby mini workout

Turtles (Ages 3-5)
Arts & crafts and painting
Circus School (Tiger Act, feather balancing)
Developmental Activities
Sensory and messy play
Storytelling
Treasure hunts

Seals (Ages 6-9)
Circus School (scarf juggling, plate spinning, devil sticks, spinning rope)
Games
Painting
Sports and family activities
Team-building challenges
Treasure hunts
Video games

Dolphins (Ages 10-12)
Arts & crafts
Circus School (stilts, ball juggling, Chinese yo-yo, plate spinning)
Scavenger hunts
Sports
Team building challenges
Video games and challenges

The Entourage teen program for kids 13-17 features entertainment and activities like:
Air Hockey/Foosball
Video Jukebox and Dance Floor
Karaoke
Video Games
Sports Events
Special Teen Dinner
Team-Building Challenges
Movies and Theme Parties

FreeStyle Free Play
As part of the Youth Program, Norwegian offers "FreeStyle Free Play" for all age groups to socialize and play together. The designated time slots are typically the first hour of daily Youth activity, two hours in the afternoon, and the last half hour. In the event of high kid counts, the 2-4 year olds will be entertained with other fun programming. Please feel free to contact the Youth Program Supervisor on board with any questions. Times may vary slightly per ship and itinerary.

The Youth Staff
The Youth Staff is carefully chosen from Education and Recreation programs at their University. Your child will like the Youth Staff because they are fun. Actually, they are experts in fun-they design specialized activities for all ages. And they'll keep a constant watch over your children to make you happy. Not to mention, each staff member is CPR and First Aid certified, so your child will be safe and secure at all times. Plus, they're trained in communication and confidence building, too.

Splash Academy Specifics & Restrictions
A few things you need to know before the good times begin:

  • The Youth Facilities are an Adult Free Zone during Port Play, Youth Program activities and Late Night Fun Zone hours.
  • A parent or guardian is required to register kids ages 6 months-17. After registering, kids can participate as often as they choose.
  • Your child will be assigned to an age group based on his/her age at sailing. If they have a birthday while at sea, only then they are moved up. Sorry, no exceptions can be made-this helps keep your child safe.
  • Kids under 13 may not sign themselves in and out. Only a designated adult over 21 may sign them in and out of the program. Until the Youth Staff gets to know you, have a photo ID ready for drop off or pick up.
  • Norwegian is flexible. Activities and programs are subject to change to accommodate a child's needs.
  • Sorry, Norwegian is not able to have one-on-one care within the Youth Programs.
  • Leave the flip-flops and sandals in your cabin-Norwegian requires proper footwear.
  • The staff is not able to change diapers or pull-ups, but will leave you with a beeper to alert you to do the duty. Beepers do not work ashore, so parents will have to stay onboard when their children are in the Youth Program.
  • Your child not feeling well? Sick children need to see the medical center before coming to the program. There's no charge if your child is well and is allowed to join the activities.
  • Please let the staff know if your child has allergies or note any medications on their registration. The staff has snacks and will need to know.
  • Want to involve the whole family? Activities are subject to change per ship/itinerary but may include Family Movie Night, Family Scavenger Hunt, and Family LEGO Hour. Just remember, a parent is required to attend with a child to participate.
  • Because the Youth Staff is not included in onboard gratuities, cash gratuities are divided among the staff and greatly appreciated. Individual gratuities can be made through the onboard Reception Desk.

Safety and Emergency Information
Relax-it's your job to have fun and Norwegian’s job to keep your kids happy and safe. Every child in the Program receives an ID bracelet with their name, stateroom number, emergency station, allergies, and medications listed. If an emergency does occur, the Youth Staff is responsible for the mustering of the child in their care and bringing them to safety at the Child Muster Station. There, you can claim your child. All unclaimed children will be taken to the secondary station and distributed to their assigned lifeboat stations.

Group-Sitting for Kids
Need a little more "me" time? Norwegian offers more supervised fun for the kids. The "Late Night Fun Zone" and "Port Play" are both group-sitting services for kids ages 3-12. The Youth Staff runs these activities in the Youth Program Facilities and all the requirements and procedures apply.

The "Port Play" is offered from arrival in port to departure of port during port hours. During overnight in port hours, "Port Play" is offered from arrival in port until 8pm. Norwegian accommodates those parents booked on Shore Excursions. Sign up is 8pm the evening prior to the desired "Port Play".

The "Late Night Fun Zone" is offered nightly from 10:30pm-1:30am. The charges are $6.00 per hour, per child, and $4.00 per hour for each additional sibling in the same immediate family. Charges are applied directly to your onboard account. Sign up is 8pm the evening prior to the desired "Late Night Fun Zone". If no children are signed up or dropped off by 11:30pm, the center will close for the evening.

A reminder, if your child requires you to keep a beeper, a parent or guardian must stay behind on the vessel during either activity, as the beepers do not work off the ship. Also, no private or in-cabin babysitting is available on any Norwegian or NCLA vessels. The Youth Staff is waiting for you to sign up now. Your kids will have a blast!

Youth Program Discipline Policy

Your children are important. Norwegian wants your kids to have as much fun and be as safe as possible. Here is the four-step Discipline Policy to ensure this happens.

STEP 1: Warning: The Youth Counselor addresses the child and it is explained that his/her behavior is unacceptable and needs to be improved immediately.
STEP 2: Time out: If the child continues to disobey the Youth Counselor, a time out is issued and the parents are notified at pick-up time.
STEP 3: Suspension: If a time out is not effective in eliminating the inappropriate behavior, the parents are located and the child is grounded from the program for 24 hours. The child is then welcomed back, but if there is any reservation on the part of the Youth Counselor a parent may be required to attend with their child.
STEP 4: Dismissal: Once the child is allowed back into the program after the initial dismissal, if any disobedient behaviors continue, the child will no longer be allowed to participate.

In regards to 2-5 year olds, after 15 minutes of continuous crying, the parent will be called to pick-up their child as Norwegian is not able to have one-on-one care within their Youth Programs.

More Family Friendly Features

Cannon balls welcome here. Just for Junior cruisers, Norwegian offers splash pools on Norwegian DAWN, STAR, SPIRIT, GEM, JADE, JEWEL, EPIC and PRIDE OF AMERICA. Each ship has its own children's themed wet and wild fun areas- slides, water squirters, and splash areas far away from mom and dad's main pool area.

Think about this-Norwegian has arcades on every ship, but the bigger the ship the bigger the arcade and how much fun can you have in a day!

Move over Tarzan, Norwegian has kids coming in! All Norwegian ships now offer jungle gyms with ball pits and tunnels. Just check out the youth facilities-registered participants can jump in anytime.

Time to go surfing? The onboard Internet Café is perfect for kids to send emails to friends, access AOL accounts and just surf the net. Basic time charge is .75 per minute and Norwegian offers great packages too. Parents wishing to block their children from Internet access can do by requesting the ship's Internet Café Manager onboard to de-activate their accounts.

Family Friendly Accommodations

The staterooms are designed with your family in mind - just the way you like them.

Freestyle Dining for All

Not a lima bean in sight-Norwegian gives kids what they want to eat - all day long in the Kid's Café -the newest addition to the fleet: the NORWEGIAN DAWN, STAR, AMERICA, JEWEL and all of the future ships. Kids can dig into the Kid's Buffet: sandwiches, hot dogs, fruits, yes, some veggies, French fries and cookies. They'll love the tables and chairs just their size too. Plus each itinerary offers a special Kid's Crew Dinner-sorry mom and dad, it's kids only this time. Sign up with the Youth Program staff.

Entourage Specifics & Restrictions

  • Activities are flexible and subject to change based on participants.
  • Norwegian reserves the right to cancel if no teen shows within the first 15 minutes of the scheduled activity. Teens will meet at the next scheduled activity.
  • Teens not feeling well need to visit the medical center before being admitted to the program.
  • Guardians must alert the Youth Staff of any allergies, medications or special needs of their teen when registering.
  • All Teens are responsible for any personal items brought to activities and events.
  • Norwegian strongly encourages that no teenagers go ashore alone in the ports of call.
  • Because the Youth Staff is not included in onboard gratuities, cash gratuities are divided among the staff and greatly appreciated. Individual gratuities can be made through the onboard Reception Desk. Norwegian strongly encourages that no teenagers go ashore alone in the ports of call. If you have any questions, please see the Youth Program Supervisor.

Teen Safety & Emergency Information

Teens are responsible for reporting to their assigned emergency stations in the event of a ship emergency. Crewmembers throughout the vessel are trained to assist those in need.

Teens participating in Norwegian’s youth programs are prohibited from smoking, drinking alcohol, and using profanity while attending Teen activities. Violence and vandalism will not be tolerated, ever.

A Teen exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be asked to stop immediately. If they do not stop, they will be dismissed from the activity. After dismissal, Parents and the ship's Security will be notified. Any behavior reported to a Youth Staff member taken outside of the Teen Program will also be reported to Security. Teens should be advised that all public areas are under 24-hour surveillance.

** All events and activities are subject to change.

To reserve your cabin and lock in the final price, you will be required to place a deposit on your cruise. After you have placed a deposit to secure your reservation, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance of your fare at the final payment due date.

 

For Deposit and Final Payment made on or after January 1, 2016

Stateroom Type Cruise Length Deposit Amount Final Payment Due Date
Villa Category S1/H1   1-5 days(1st/2nd passenger)
1-5 days(3rd-8th passengers)
1-5 days (Singles)
6+ days(1st/2nd passenger)
6+ days(3rd-8th passengers)
6+ days (Singles)
 
$750
$250
$1500
$2500
$250
$5000 
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing 
Haven Suites   1-5 days(1st/2nd passenger)
1-5 days(3rd-8th passengers)
1-5 days (Singles)
6+ days(1st/2nd passenger)
6+ days(3rd-8th passengers)
6+ days (Singles)
 
$250
$250
$500
$750
$250
$1500 
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing
120 days prior to sailing 
All Other Staterooms   1 day
2-6 days
7-9 days
10 days or more 
$50
$100
$250
$400
 
75 days prior to sailing (120 days for holiday sailings)
75 days prior to sailing (120 days for holiday sailings)
90 days prior to sailing (120 days for holiday sailings)
90 days prior to sailing (120 days for holiday sailings)
 

If booking an Air/Sea package in Hawaii, Norwegian requires an addtional deposit of $50 per person. The final payment due date for all holiday sailings is 90 days prior to sailing.

Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellation and refund policies vary by cruise line, with penalties generally increasing as the sailing date approaches. If a cancellation occurs, the following charges will be assessed:

Cruise Days Prior To Sailing Date Cruise/Cruise Tour Cancellation Fee Air Cancellation Fee Land Cancellation Fee Add-On Cancellation Fee
All cruises booked in Haven Suites, Suites and Garden Villas, and all Holiday sailings   120 days or more
119-90 days
89-56 days
55 days or less 
None
25% of cruise fare*
50% of cruise fare*
100% of cruise fare
 
None
None
$100
100% of air fare 
None
None
None
100% of land fare
 
None
None
10% of add-on fare
100% of add-on fare
 
6 nights or less (all other accommodations)   75-57 days
56-30 days
29-16 days
15 days or less
 
Deposit
50% of cruise fare*
75% of cruise fare*
100% of cruise fare
 
$100 per person
50% of air fare
75% of air fare
100% of air fare
 
None
50% of land fare
75% of land fare
100% of land fare
 
None
50% of add-on fare
75% of add-on fare
100% of add-on fare
 
7 nights or more (all other accommodations)   89-76 days
75-61 days
60-31 days
30 days or less
 
25% of cruise fare*
50% of cruise fare*
75% of cruise fare*
100% of cruise fare
 
$100 per person
50% of air fare
75% of air fare
100% of air fare
 
None
50% of land fare
75% of land fare
100% of land fare
 
None
50% of add-on fare
75% of add-on fare
100% of add-on fare
 
 
* Or deposit amount, whichever is greater.

Cruise lines do not refund in the event of "no shows," or interruption or cancellation by the guest after the start of the cruise. Please notify your Ecruising counselor immediately of any cancellations or changes. The above charges do not include cancellation or change fees which may be applied by air carriers, hotels and/or other independent service suppliers. Additional charges may apply for the cancellation of Air/Sea packages or Cruise & Stay packages. The purchase of trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. For more information on insurance, click here .

Timetables and rates are subject to change, and exceptions may apply for holiday sailings. Deposit, payment and cancellation terms differ for group bookings; please confirm payment and cancellation policies with your Ecruising counselor. Changes to names or departure dates are subject to the cruise lines' discretion and may incur cancellation penalties.

An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your cruise or cause your trip to be canceled altogether. Because a cruise is a significant investment, Norwegian offers insurance to protect passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency. Details and prices vary, as do coverage limits and exclusions.

If you decide to purchase insurance, ask your Ecruising counselor.

Norwegian automatically charges gratuities to your onboard account. Gratuities are 13.50 per guest, per day for any category up to a Mini-Suite stateroom, and $15.50 per guest, per day for any suite category. If you feel this amount needs to be adjusted, whether increased or decreased, arrangements can be made onboard the ship, generally at the end of your cruise. There is no gratuity charge for children under the age of three. 15% service charge included on beverage orders.

Being comfortable is a top priority during your cruise vacation -- casual resort wear is the standard daytime attire for most cruises. It's best to bring a variety of footwear choices including low-heeled shoes for walking on deck, sandals for beach excursions and a pair of dress shoes as well.

You'll also want to think about the kind of shore excursions you want to participate in and pack accessories, where appropriate, such as hiking boots, binoculars and snorkel gear. Depending on when you travel, you may also want to pack a sweater or light jacket for cooler nights.

Remember to pack all of your medications, prescription or otherwise, in a bag you can carry onto your flights. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are all necessities for sunny days on the ship.