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7 Tips for First-Time Norwegian Cruisers

by Donna Heiderstadt | September 21, 2017

All Norwegian Ships Are Not Alike

Norwegian’s five newest ships — Norwegian Escape, Norwegian BreakawayNorwegian GetawayNorwegian Epic, and the soon-to-debut Norwegian Bliss — all carry around 4,000 guests and have the line's latest bells and whistles, including aqua parks and sports complexes, as well as dinner theaters, a dozen or more specialty restaurants, and up to 21 bars and lounges that active and social travelers love.

Norwegian's other ships carry around 1,900 to 2,400 passengers and feature a smaller selection of specialty restaurants and bars as well as pool decks with a more traditional vibe. However, the line has been updating older ships, giving them a more modern look and popular features such as the Sugarcane Mojito Bar and the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar. Recently enhanced ships include Norwegian GemNorwegian DawnPride of AmericaNorwegian Pearland Norwegian Jade.

Donna Heiderstadt

Donna Heiderstadt is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Coastal Living and Islands.

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