Norwegian was first established in 1966 when one of Norway’s oldest and most respected shipping companies, Oslo-based Klosters Rederi A/S, acquired the M/S Sunward and repositioned the ship from Europe to the then obscure Port of Miami. With the formation of a company called Norwegian Caribbean Lines, the cruise industry was changed forever. Norwegian launched an entirely new concept with regularly scheduled cruises to the Caribbean in a single-class atmosphere of informal luxury. No longer simply a means of transportation, the ship became a destination unto itself, offering guests an exciting, affordable alternative to land-based resorts.
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 44-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising, which has revolutionised the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian has 12 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.
NCL offers Freestyle Dining you can sit down to a four-course meal and a fine wine. Or grab a burger hot off the grill. Dress up. Dress down. Sit with your friends or make new ones. You’ll find more dining options than days of your cruise, and you’re free to enjoy them all on your own schedule.