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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
Norwegian Cruise Line is an American cruise line headquartered in Miami, Florida, USA and offices in Wiesbaden and London, which are responsible for the European market.
Norwegian Cruise Line is a pioneer in the cruise industry with a history of 46 years of continuous innovation and pushing the boundaries of traditional sea travel. Thus, a distinctive feature of NCL cruises is the concept of "Freestyle Cruising", that is - "Free Style Cruises". The revolutionary nature of this concept lies in the fact that passengers are given a lot of freedom of action (for example: there is no clear time for eating and no particular form of clothing is required). Today, an invitation to embark on a journey with Norwegian means, above all, that you are about to experience a true holiday in the middle of the sea, where one of 12 modern Freestyle liners will provide you with all the conditions for a measured, relaxed vacation and unobtrusive service that would not distract you from this. the same rest.
NCL's Freestyle Cruising gives you the freedom to choose from the luxuries that are plentiful on board. You yourself can plan your day, indulge in a little or give preference to active rest, consider only your own dress code.
Norwegian Cruise Line also offers a wide variety of “cabins” to suit all tastes, from unimaginably luxurious suites to cabins with balconies and seven interconnecting cabins.
Feel all the delights of dining in a different place every day. Whether it's morning, afternoon or late evening, choose the cuisine you like and dress as you please. There are no restrictions, because there will still be more restaurants on board any of the ships than there are days in a week.
Norwegian Cruise Line has created different cruises to suit the needs of each of its many guests. Rest assured that your little ones will always be safe and under reliable supervision, young people will receive a hundred and one many options for day and night entertainment, and those who are not interested can just take care of themselves.
Discover new corners of Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, or visit Alaska. Walk through ancient cities, scuba dive, surf, or even a dog sled - NCL knows how to organize the perfect vacation.
In August 2013, for the sixth consecutive year, the company was awarded the title of "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" (Leading Cruise Company in Europe). In September of the same year, NCL was named the Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line, and in December 2012, the world leader, World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line, by the World Travel Awards. The largest liner in the Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet, which debuted in June 2010 - Norwegian Epic, has been named Best Overall Cruise Ship for two years in a row by readers of the American Travel Weekly and Best Ship for Sea Days "by the" Cruise Critic "version.
Norwegian Cruise Line is the official representative of Blue Man Group, Legends in Concert, The Second City, Howl at the Moon Duelling Pianos, Nickelodeon - the number one brand in the children's entertainment industry. Liner Norwegian Epic also presents an exclusive opportunity to attend "Cirque Dreams & Dinner" as the first circus show aboard a ship.
Known as the "New York Ship", the Norwegian Breakaway is currently the largest vessel to dock year-round in the Big Apple and cruises off Bermuda in summer. The interior of the Norwegian Breakaway is decorated with works by the famous artist Peter Max. Also, the legendary Rockettes provided their retrospection to the liner. At Ocean Blue, you can sample seafood recipes from renowned New York City chef Jeffrey Zakarian. Entertainment gems include three Broadway shows: Rock Forever, Step Out on the Dance Floor and Jungle Fantasy from Cirque Dreams & Dinner.
Norwegian Breakaway's sister, the Norwegian Getaway, currently under construction at Meyer Werft, promises to be the largest ship to be anchored off the coast of Miami. The liner will make its first trip to the Caribbean in February this 2014.
Today, the NCL fleet includes 17 cruising vessels: 5 classes of liners and 3 one-of-a-kind cruise liners - NORWEGIAN EPIC, NORWEGIAN SPIRIT and PRIDE OF AMERICA.
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All inclusive cruises!
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises Now All Inclusive
From April 3, 2017 for all new bookings, some services will automatically be included in the price of cruises from the Norwegian Cruise Line:
For adults, there is a huge selection of the best alcoholic drinks, including: premium alcoholic drinks, draft and bottled beer, wine by the glass, cocktails, non-alcoholic beer, drinks and juices in all bars, lounges and restaurants at any time.
For children and teenagers, there is an unlimited supply of juices, soft drinks, cocktails and water.
Lavazza specialty coffee is available in all restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus bottled water for each person every day in your cabin.
Service fee and all gratuities are included in the price.
All additional services of the Premium All Inclusive are included in the total cost of the cruise, providing the guest with a number of valuable benefits and services.
Also included in the price:
The best on-board dining - from open-kitchen buffet restaurants to Asian dining, eateries and three main restaurants with a new menu, as well as 24-hour cabin service (surcharge, excluding continental breakfasts).
Entertainment program including famous Broadway plays and shows, live music, comedy and dance programs.
The best among other cruise companies water park, sports and entertainment infrastructure, professional, animation childcare and much more.
Additionally included are the services for THE HAVEN BY NORWEGIAN suite and cabin guests:
Dinner package at specialty gourmet restaurants: Cagney's Steakhouse, Teppanyaki, Le Bistro, La Cucina, Margaritaville and Moderno Churrascaria.
Liners Cruises Security protocols Helpful information Памятка Cabin categories
Specifications: Year of construction - 2023 Tonnage - 142,500 tons. Capacity - from 3,219 people. Length - 294 m.
Characteristics: Year of construction - 2022 Displacement - 142,500 tons. Capacity - from 3,215 people. Length - 294 m.
Specifications Year of construction - 2019 Tonnage - 167800 tons Length - 335 meters Width - 41 meters Total cabin - 2147 Total passengers - 4266-5218 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2018 Tonnage 167 800 tons Length 333.5 m. Width 41.5 m. Total cabins - 2043 cabins Total passengers: - 3998 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2017 Tonnage - 163,000 tons. Length - 326 m. Width - 42 m. Total cabins - Total passengers - 3900 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2015 Tonnage - 164,600 tons. Length - 326 m. Width - 42 m. Decks - 20. Total passengers - 4266 people
Specifications Year of construction - 2014 Tonnage - 145655 tons Length - 326 m. Width - 52 m. Passenger decks - 14 Total passengers - 3969 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2013 (renovation 2018) Tonnage - 146600 tons Length - 326 meters Width - 52 meters Total cabin - 2100 Total passengers - 3969 people.
Specifications Year of construction: 2010, renovation (2015). Tonnage: 155873 tons. Lenght: 330 meters. Width: 41 meters. Total cabins: 2100. Total passengers: 4100 people.
Specifications Year of construction: 2007, renovation (2015). Displacement: 93530 tons Length: 294 m. Width: 32 m. Total cabins: 1197 Total passengers: 2394 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2006, renovation (2017). Tonnage 93 558 tons Length 294.1 m. Width 32.2 m. Total cabins: - 1233 cabins Total passengers: - 2890 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2006, renovation (2017). Tonnage 93 530 tons Length 294.1 m. Width 32.2 m. Total cabins: - 1197 cabins Total passengers: - 2846 people
Specifications Year of construction - 2005, renovation (2018). Tonnage 93502 tons Length 294.1 m. Width 32.2 m. Total cabins: - 1188 cabins Total passengers: - 2376 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2005, renovation in 2016 Tonnage 81,000 tons Length 281 m. Width 32.2 m. Total cabins: - 1072 cabins Total passengers: 2440 people
Specifications Year of construction - 2002, renovation (2016). Tonnage 91 740 tons Length 294.13 m Width 32.2 m Total cabin -1122 cabins Total passengers - 2244 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2001, renovation in 2018. Tonnage 91 740 tons Length 294.13 m Width 32.2 m Total cabins: - 1122 cabins Total passengers: - 2846 people
Specifications Year of construction - 2001, renovation in 2016. Tonnage 78309 tons Length 260 m. Width 32.2 m. Total cabin - 1001 The total number of passengers is 2400 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 1999, renovation in 2017. Tonnage - 77104 tons Length - 260 m. Width - 33 m. Total cabin - 1001 Total passengers - 2450
Specifications Year of construction - 1998, renovation in 2020. Tonnage 75904 tons Length 268.0 m. Width 32.2 m. Total cabins: - 983 cabins Total passengers: - 2018 people
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Anti-crisis conditions for booking cruises
FCC - Future Cruise Credit. A certificate for a cruise, according to which you can pay for a cruise in the future with this cruise company.
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Norwegian Cruise Line 30% of full price 65 days prior to cruise start
15 days before the cruise - no penalty.
14 days or less before the cruise - standard penalties.
* Payment is refunded by the FCC.
On all cruises departing until October 2021
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Please note that check-in for a flight begins at the airport of departure no later than two hours before departure and ends 1 hour before departure. We ask you to take care of your timely arrival at the airport in advance. We advise you to familiarize yourself with the baggage rules, especially those related to weight restrictions.
Make sure that your passport is valid and valid for at least 6 months from the date of the end of the trip. That all required visas are open. Otherwise, in the absence of the necessary documents, guests are not allowed on board with the full cost of the trip.
You should schedule your arrival at the cruise port of departure no later than two hours before the departure. Registration and boarding of the liner, as a rule, starts 4 hours before and ends one hour before the departure of the liner. You can get to the port by ordering a transfer in advance or by taxi.
Upon arrival at the port, you need to drop your luggage to the staff of the cruise company at the Baggage Drop-off counter. We recommend that you take all your valuables, documents, medicines and fragile items with you in your hand luggage. NCL recommends a maximum of two pieces of baggage per person, each of which should not exceed 23 kg.
Boarding starts at the time indicated on the cruise ticket, usually 4 hours before departure. Upon check-in, you will be asked to present your passport and cruise ticket. Check the validity of the visas. Check your carry-on baggage. All passengers must be on board one hour before departure.
Guests who have booked suites can enjoy priority boarding. Upon arrival at the port, please contact Customer Service for all the information you need.
Information on the cruise termination procedure will be provided by the company representatives on board the ship on the eve of the last day of the cruise to the cabin along with luggage tags. On the last night, before 23:59, luggage must be tagged and posted outside your cabin door. The staff will collect the luggage and deliver it to the port where you can collect it. We recommend leaving the necessary things that you need in the morning in your hand luggage.
To make it easier for you to navigate on board, the program of the day will be delivered to the cabin every day. In it you will find the schedule of events and information about the port of anchorage, information about the liner, time and place of meals and special services or promotions. Be sure to carry the program of the day with you, even when disembarking ashore, as it contains contact numbers and information about the departure of the liner.
You can choose to play sports or at the computer, go to wine tastings, cooking shows or Karaoke, play Bingo or try yourself in sports - everyone will find something to their liking. If you are looking for tranquility and privacy, you will certainly find them on board NCL ships. The Mandara Spa offers a wide variety of soothing and revitalizing treatments. Or just sit back in a sun lounger and sunbathe. In addition to the Mandara Spa, we also offer beauty services. On most ships, the cost of the services offered in the Spa and Beauty Center is not included in the cruise price.
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day. Fitness, yoga, Pilates, stretch, aerobics and step classes are offered. Please be aware that some classes are available at an additional cost. You can also do outdoor sports on a treadmill or on a basketball / volleyball court. Some ships have a tennis court. And for adrenaline lovers on the liners Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl there is a climbing wall. These liners also have bowling lanes.
On each ship you will find a large selection of duty-free shops, here you can save on alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, perfumes and cosmetics. In stores you can also buy swimwear and clothes, discounts are offered on jewelry and watches.
During cruises around Hawaii, the Casino is closed due to the region's laws. On all other routes and cruises, the Casino is open to passengers 18 years of age or older. Blackjack, roulette and slot machines - a small list of the offered possibilities. If you are new to the Casino, take our free training. Please be aware that it is prohibited to take videos or photographs at the Casino.
If you are a true connoisseur of art and like to visit at auctions, you will like art auctions. During each cruise, you are given an excellent opportunity to purchase original works with a discount of up to 80% of the regular cost, moreover, hundreds of works worth several thousand dollars are played out during the cruise. All purchased or won works will be packed and delivered to your home by mail. There are two or three art auctions during the cruise.
The cruise is a great opportunity to read a good book and the most suitable place for this activity is the library. Naturally, you can rent books. Moreover, newspapers in various languages ​​are sold on board.
Each liner has a professional photographer on board who can capture the entire cruise and keep it in mind with great photographs, whether it be an adventure at the port of call, a special event on the cruise, or photographs with the ship's captain and work crew. Isn't it nice to come home with a suitcase of clean clothes? This is possible thanks to the on-board laundry service. The staff will pick up all the necessary items and take them to the laundry.
Free style cruises allow you to eat wherever and whenever you like. You can sleep off until 12:00 and order breakfast in your cabin, or skip breakfast and order a burger by the pool. These are the great benefits of Free style cruises - you can live on your own schedule. Thanks to traditional and alternative restaurants, you can try new cuisine every evening. And thanks to the "floating" schedule, you can always choose a restaurant to suit your mood, taste or outfit. One of the best buffets at sea is also equipped on board with a large bar with salads and hot dishes to order. Special meals are offered: children's menu, barbecue, low calorie meals, vegetarian meals and low calorie desserts. On almost all ships, your children will have their own dining area with their favorite meals. The exact opening hours of all food outlets are indicated in the daily program. Typically, restaurants open for dinner at 17:30 and remain open until 22:30. We recommend booking seats in the most popular restaurants in advance; table orders are accepted around the clock. To dine in the main restaurant, you do not need to reserve a table in advance, however, you may have to wait a bit until you are seated. On board the ships, screens are installed at the entrance to the restaurant and in public areas, which indicate the number of free tables in all restaurants.
24-hour cabin service is offered completely free of charge. However, you will have to pay for dinner in alternative restaurants, the cost of dinner per person varies from $ 10 to $ 20. Cold water, tea and coffee are served free of charge during dinner. For breakfast, juice is also included in the cruise price. The rest of the drinks will be added to your onboard bill.
If you are a wine connoisseur, then you will definitely enjoy the special wine program. We offer hand-selected wines from all over the world. Ask the waiter for a special wine list and you will surely choose the variety of wine that is perfect for any meal or event. You can order wine at any restaurant. If you would like to learn more about wines, we offer lectures and wine tastings at your service.
Please remember that restaurants aboard NCL are non-smoking.
A large number of different bars and lounges are equipped on board the ships, which are open until late at night, so you can be sure that every evening will be unforgettable. Whether you are looking for a quiet place or want to dance on the dance floor - it doesn't matter, here you will find the perfect place for any mood! Be sure to check out the new, cutting edge themed parties. The onboard theaters host a variety of entertainment programs such as Broadway shows, Las Vegas shows, magic shows and comedians.
The style of dressing aboard NCL ships is neither too formal nor too casual. We call it smart casual. During the day you can wear whatever you want: pants, skirt, jeans, T-shirt, shorts, etc. Even if you just relaxed by the pool and did not have time to change ... no big deal. A bathing suit with a pareo or sundress is an acceptable look for a buffet or outdoor restaurant. When night falls, relaxation is felt throughout. For dinner, men should wear a shirt with trousers or jeans. Women usually wear dresses or a skirt with a blouse. If you want to dress up and add a little luxury to your evening, don't worry, we have a special table for this occasion. Swimwear, T-shirts and shorts are not allowed to enter the restaurant after 17:30.
Warm climates require lightweight, breathable fabrics. For cooler climates, we recommend clothing that can be put on top of one another, and possibly , raincoat, umbrella and gloves. Don't forget to bring your gym clothes and trainers to work out in the fitness center. During the excursions, comfortable clothes and shoes are preferred. When visiting some attractions, you will need appropriate clothing. For example, in open tops or shorts, you may not be allowed to go to church.
The cruise is ideal for families, and the Free style cruise makes it even more attractive for families. Sometimes children want to take a break from their parents and go about their business. For this, programs for children and adolescents of various ages have been prepared on board the ship. There are four groups in total: from 2 to 5 years old, from 6 to 9 years old, from 10 to 12 years old, and from 13 to 17 years old. Babysitting services for the younger group from 2 to 5 years old are available at a small additional cost, both day and night.
All ships are equipped with modern satellite phones. You can also receive and send faxes from the ship.
001 732 335 3280 (from $ 7.95 per minute)
For friends and relatives who stayed at home: if you want to call the liner, please, do not forget about the time difference and do not forget to give the liner name, passenger name, cabin number and your card number:
Fax area code:
00870 Norwegian Dawn: area code + 331 13 07 11
Norwegian Gem: area code + 761 15 42 45
Norwegian Jade: area code + 764 58 92 59
Norwegian Jewel: area code + 764 45 33 13
Norwegian Majesty: area code + 130 77 53
Norwegian Pearl: area code + 764 65 07 41
Norwegian Sky: area code + 336 97 62 14
Norwegian Spirit: area code + 331 17 46 15
Norwegian Star: area code + 331 10 82 15
Norwegian Sun: area code + 331 11 09 14
Pride of America: Area Code + 226 97 84 11
On board the liner, you can receive incoming calls, make calls and receive SMS messages - for this your phone must be of the Tri-Band standard.
There is an Internet cafe on board the ship. Your cruise documents contain an email address that was assigned to you during the cruise and will be activated as soon as you use it. Wireless Internet is also available on board for a small additional cost.
The services of a certified doctor and nurse are provided on board. If necessary, the on-board doctor can prescribe medication for you. But remember that the medical equipment and medicines presented on the ship can only provide basic health care. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer patient care who requires specialized equipment and medicines. Passengers in need of such conditions can be evacuated ashore.
A cruise is a great way to celebrate an important event. Whether it's a bottle of expensive champagne for a special occasion, a tray of cold snacks, or just something special to decorate your cabin. We also offer holiday packages for newlyweds and wedding ceremonies. If you wish to celebrate a holiday on board NCL ships, please notify us at least three weeks before departure.
The cruise price includes accommodation in a cabin, food, entertainment, port taxes and taxes. Also the price includes cold water, tea and coffee in restaurants.
Dinner in an alternative restaurant is paid separately, its cost is from $ 10 to $ 20 per person. Also additionally paid for: alcoholic and soft drinks, services of the Spa and beauty center, bowling, casinos, shore excursions, individual lessons, laundry services, goods purchased in the store on board the ship, photographs, telephone services, Internet, fax and tip.
On board the liner, the official currency is US dollars. However, you will not need a lot of cash, as the payment system is simplified for your convenience. When registering for the liner, you open an on-board account, which records all your purchases made on the liner. Make sure that on the day of boarding the ship, you indicated the payment method for the onboard bill: American Express, Discover Card, JCB Card, MasterCard, Visa, travel checks or cash. Please be aware that debit cards are not accepted. If you have chosen travel checks or cash as payment, you will have to leave a deposit of $ 100 per person per day. If the amount spent exceeds the limit, a notification will be sent to your cabin.
When buying a service or product on board, you need to present an onboard card, write your name and cabin number on the check. The passenger receives a copy of the receipt and a final bill at the end of the cruise.
Please remember that you cannot pay with an onboard card at the Casino.
On the last night of the cruise, your bill will be delivered to your cabin. If you have any questions, you can contact the reception. We recommend that you resolve all issues in the evening the day before disembarking from the liner, so as not to delay the percentage ess disembarkation from the liner in the morning.
If you have registered your credit card and your account statement is correct, you can safely go through the drop-off procedure. Please be aware that any purchases made after final invoicing must be paid additionally at reception on the day of disembarkation. An exception is the minibar products that you used on the last night of the cruise, their cost will be automatically charged to your credit card.
Travel checks and most credit cards are accepted at the ship's ports of call. When paying for purchases with travel checks, you must have your passport with you. Also, when visiting other countries, we advise you to carry a small amount of cash in local currency. Depending on the region visited, sometimes US dollars are also accepted outside the US.
The main task of the NCL company is to make sure that the client gets maximum pleasure from the rest, and the company's working team will provide service at the level that NCL is famous for. NCL will automatically add $ 12 per day service charge to the onboard bill. This amount will be added to the salaries of those who served you during the cruise and made your stay on board more comfortable.
If you have any comments regarding the service, please inform the staff at the information desk. NCL has developed a program that sets the level of passenger satisfaction with the company's service.
The international atmosphere on board is another reason why NCL cruises are special.
The official language on board is English, which is why we advise our clients to have at least a basic level of knowledge of English. You can contact our multilingual hostess for any questions.
pets are not allowed on board in accordance with company policy.
Passengers under the age of 18 may not consume or purchase alcoholic beverages on board. Passengers from 18 to 20 years old must have written permission from their parents or their attendant that they can purchase light alcoholic drinks (beer and wine) while the liner is in international waters (with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii, where passengers who purchase alcohol must be at least 21 years old).
Passengers over the age of 21 can bring a bottle of wine on board. If you want to open this bottle on board the liner, you will be charged a duty of $ 15 for uncorking and serving the wine you brought with you. Other alcoholic beverages may not be carried on board. If you purchase alcohol prior to cruising, these bottles or containers will be placed in a safe and delivered to your cabin on the last day of your cruise.
There are many smoking areas on the ship. You can smoke on the balcony of your cabin, in the Casino, Cigar Bar and on the open decks (except for: sports deck, area near the children's pool, food outlets).
According to the rules of the cruise company and in order to take care of the health of non-smoking passengers, smoking is not allowed in public places such as restaurants, elevators, theaters, etc.
Please note that smoking on the open decks is prohibited during the mandatory drill, during transfers to tenders or while refueling the liner.
Choose from our many excursions or plan your sightseeing tours. You can purchase excursions at all ports of call from the onboard tour desk. We recommend booking excursions on the first day of the cruise, or even before the cruise starts, in order to be sure that you will definitely get on the excursion you want.
If you have booked NCL excursions in advance, the dollar value will be added to your in-flight bill on the first day of the cruise. The excursion vouchers will be sent to your cabin. Usually, you can cancel any excursion no later than 48 hours before arrival at the port of the selected excursion. However, please be aware that any tour may be canceled or changed for specific reasons.
In all ports, the passenger must be on board at least one hour before the departure of the liner. Please be aware that on-board times may vary depending on the time in port. Be sure to keep an eye on the time changes throughout the cruise. If you are late for the liner, only you are responsible for all costs that you incur.
On the first day of the cruise, there is a compulsory training alarm, where you will be told how to behave in an emergency.
For security reasons, we do not allow visitors to be escorted on board.
Each cabin is equipped with a safe. Please be aware that NCL is not responsible for the loss or damage of valuables left in the cabin or on board.
All cabins are equipped with 110 and 22 electrical outlets 0 Volts. An adapter is required for European devices. Some electrical appliances run on oversized batteries, so be sure to purchase them in advance.
Vaccinations are not required for any NCL cruise at this time (participants on the Machu Picchu land program in Cusco must be vaccinated against yellow fever at least 10 days prior to arrival in Peru). In any case, please contact your local health department to find out which vaccinations are required to visit the countries on your cruise. In any case, it is necessary to have a certificate of completed vaccinations with you, as requirements for vaccination may vary.
For safety reasons, women who are 24 weeks pregnant or more are not allowed on board at the time of the end of the cruise. Pregnant women need to have a document with them indicating the timing of pregnancy. Please note that NCL is not responsible for any complications during the cruise.
Due to the limited medical conditions on board, we do not accept infants under 6 months of age or less on the cruise. There are cots on board for children over two years old.
Passengers under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or companion who is at least 21 years old. If the accompanying person is not an official representative or parent, then a notarized permission for the child to leave the country is required. Children traveling with one parent must have a document confirming the consent of the other parent for the child to leave the country. The absence of the relevant document may lead to denial of boarding the liner without reimbursement of any compensation.
Passengers under the age of 18 are not allowed in the Casino. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult when using the fitness center.
Passengers under the age of 21 are not allowed to enter the Bliss Ultra Lounge, as Bliss Ultra operates as a nightclub during this time and is not allowed to anyone under the age of 21.
NCL offers accommodation for passengers with disabilities. All ships have disabled cabins. These cabins feature wider doorways and more spacious bathrooms, with bright lights and vibrating alarm under the pillow for passengers with visual and auditory disabilities.
Passengers must notify the company of any individual medical, physical and other needs as early as possible, preferably at the time of booking the cruise, as for some conditions we must obtain written permission. Due to unpredictable circumstances at sea, when a passenger with a disability does not meet certain safety or other criteria, even with the assistance provided, NCL may find it necessary to ask the passenger to book alternative services.
Passengers who cannot meet their basic needs (dressing, eating, moving, etc.) on their own must travel with a companion.
We wish you a pleasant stay!

 Norwegian Cruise Line - Safety and Health Protocols

For the Norwegian Cruise Line, health and safety comes first. It is for this reason that safety protocols have been developed together with leading medical professionals.
The cruise company follows the basic rules of safety and health. But because each country has its own characteristics, there are also sections of the protocols, which differ depending on the region and ports of call.
Cruise operator For Gates, as the official representative of Norwegian Cruise Line in Ukraine, has analyzed all the nuances and details of these documents especially for you.

1. Vaccination against COVID-19
All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated. Vaccines are accepted as fully approved or approved for emergency use by the US FDA or the World Health Organization. All doses of your vaccine should be from the same manufacturer and the same type (eg mRNA) in the required number of doses to be considered fully administered (eg 2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc. or 1 injection of Johnson and Johnson). The guest is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the end of vaccination.
 US FDA approved vaccines.
 Vaccines of the World Health Organization are allowed
* Vaccine policies are subject to change. Check with For Gates cruise experts for information.
2. Norwegian Cruise Line boarding protocols.
On cruises with departure until 28.02.2022
All guests will be required to take a COVID-19 antigen test, which is conducted and paid for by the cruise company, before boarding the liner and receiving a negative result. Any positive antigen test will be confirmed by PCR. Guests are also responsible for complying with all local health and safety requirements, which may include additional testing.
In addition, although guests will be tested on COVID-19 upon arrival at the terminal before boarding, we strongly recommend that you test yourself at home before departure.
On cruises departing from 01.03.2022
At check-in, all guests must provide before boarding:
- Negative result of PCR test (in English with the seal of the laboratory / clinic), made 72 hours before boarding (48 hours for landing in US ports).
- Negative result of the antigen test (in English with the seal of the laboratory / clinic), made 72 hours before boarding (48 hours for landing in US ports).
You can also find a lab to do a pre-cruise test at the following services:
- is an easy-to-use online tool for finding COVID-19 testing service providers worldwide. Just enter your zip code or city and country, and addresses, contact information, and test hours will appear on the website. It also allows you to search by type of test - PCR or Antigen.
- In addition, such services offer a proven third party or testing at home under medical supervision: or testing service BioReference-Scarlett Concierge.
* These services are recommended by the Norwegian Cruise Line.

Mandatory vaccinations against Covid-19

Valid for cruises from March 1, 2022 and later.

For all cruises departing and/or returning to US ports:

All guests aged five years and over and all crew must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to departure in order to board. While we welcome unvaccinated children under the age of four on board, it is the guest's responsibility to be aware of any local protocols and/or travel restrictions in place at the destination while sailing.

For all cruises departing and returning from non-US ports only:

All guests 12 years of age or older and all crew must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before the cruise in order to board. Unvaccinated guests aged 11 years and under are allowed on board. It is the guest's responsibility to be aware of any local protocols and/or travel restrictions in place at the destination while sailing.

*Passengers on any Norwegian Cruise Line ship must be vaccinated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO).

1. Socially responsible registration
In the cruise terminal there is a step-by-step process of boarding. To simplify registration, documents are signed electronically.
2. Facial masks
All guests of the liner and crew members must wear masks on board while indoors, except:
- eating or drinking;
- being at the table in restaurants, cafes and bars;
- Staying in your cabin.
* Masks are also needed outdoors, when it is impossible to maintain a physical distance of at least two meters.
3. Control of the maximum number of passengers
Depending on the requirements of international security organizations, Norwegian Cruise Line will monitor the number of cabins sold to ensure the most comfortable and safe stay on board its cruise liners.
4. Sanitary treatment of hands
Even before the pandemic on cruise liners, special attention was paid to cleanliness and hygiene. To do this, on board cruise liners, in most public places, there are washbasins and sanitizers, which will allow you to maintain good hand hygiene.
SAFETY ON BOARD Norwegian Cruise Line.
Permanent disinfection throughout the ship
Comprehensive advanced cleaning and sanitation protocols using EPA-approved disinfectants were used throughout the cruise.
Modernized medical air filters
Norwegian Cruise Line has high-performance medical air filters, MERV 13 or HEPA, capable of removing 99.9% of airborne pathogens, including COVID-19, and introducing new bipolar ionization technology.
Extended on-board medical teams and medical services
We have improved our on-board medical capabilities through additional staff and improved facilities, including new and upgraded equipment and partnerships with onshore medical facilities.
Specialist in Public Health
All vessels will sail with a special sanitary doctor on board, who will monitor the daily sanitation and cleanliness of all public places and living quarters.
Specialists of the cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line constantly monitor the sanitary situation around the world and, if necessary, change or cancel routes to dangerous areas.
Access to shore is free, unless prohibited by law of the country where the liner is located.
* According to local government regulations, visits to Italian ports and the port of Colon in Panama are only possible as part of coastal excursions from cruise companies.
More detailed information about each region below:
IMPORTANT: The information is constantly updated. Be sure to consult with your Fort Gates manager before booking a cruise!
Protocols of cruises in the Bahamas
Country requirements:
Currently, the Bahamas will only accept vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Janssen and AstraZeneca / Oxford.
Guests fully vaccinated with Sinopharm BIBP and Sinovac will not be allowed to go ashore at the port of Bahamas, but they will be able to go on a cruise and stay on board while the liner is in port.
Bermuda cruise protocols
Country requirements:
Bermuda requires all guests to pass a PCR test on COVID-19 within 96 hours before departure.
All guests must register on the Bermuda Tourism website and download a negative test result within 72 hours of boarding. The registration form can be found here. The travel permit number will be issued by Bermuda after approval:
- registration must be completed no later than one week before the cruise!
- PCR test results should be downloaded at the same time as vaccination confirmation. Do not download one without the other, as the application will be rejected.
- The travel permit number will be issued by Bermuda after approval.
In addition to the COVID-19 antigen test, you will have a PCR test upon arrival at the cruise terminal.
If you have booked two or more cruises in a row, you must pass a new PCR test on COVID-19, submit a new application for a travel authorization and obtain a new travel authorization number for the second flight. The PCR test will be performed on board at the medical center.

Terms of testing and approval in Bermuda

STEP 1. Two weeks before departure: Book a COVID-19 PCR test as early as possible on the Wednesday before departure.
STAGE 2 - Day 1 - 96 hours: Take a pre-booked PCR test on COVID-19 early in the morning; be sure to take the PCR test for COVID-19.
STEP 3 - Day 2 - 72 hours: Fill in the application for a travel permit and upload your negative PCR result to COVID-19 and a vaccination card to obtain a "Bahamas form". .
STEP 4 - Day 4 - 24 hours: Obtain a rejected or approved "Bahamas Form". Failure to do so will jeopardize your cruise. Follow the instructions in the email sent to you by the Government of Bermuda.
STAGE 5 - Day 5 - Boarding Day: A "Bahamas form" must be approved for boarding the ship. On this day, the cruise company will perform two tests on COVID-19 (antigen test and nasopharyngeal PCR test) at the same time in the cruise terminal before boarding the ship.
Caribbean cruise protocols
Country requirements
Puerto Rico:
Non-Puerto Rican residents departing on the day of disembarkation: no additional tests required
Non-Puerto Rican residents staying overnight in Puerto Rico after a cruise: Must be tested for COVID-19 antigen within 48 hours of disembarking.
* Norwegian Cruise Line does the test for an additional fee:
- $ 99 per person for an antigen test
- $ 150 per person for PCR test (if required)
Colon, Panama:
to go ashore, guests must provide a certificate of vaccination.
Grenada: All guests must apply for a Pure Safe travel permit prior to the trip. The permit form must be completed before the start of the trip and can be found here:
Coastal excursions

Access to the shore is possible only as part of excursions from the cruise company to:
1. Panama - only as part of excursions from a cruise company
2. Jamaica - Guests are not allowed to leave the port of Ocho Rios. Access to the shore is possible under one of the following conditions:
- as part of excursions from a cruise company
- or to visit Island Village, Harbor Shops and the Taj Mahal. These shops are closed to the public on ship days and open only to cruise passengers.
3. Saint Lucia - only as part of excursions from a cruise company
4. Barbados:
- as part of excursions from a cruise company
- Excursions from independent tour operators and taxi operators authorized by the Government of Barbados, subject to the relevant health and safety requirements (booked in advance).
5. Grenada:
- as part of excursions from a cruise company
- as part of excursions from independent tour operators and taxi operators (booked in advance).
Cruise protocols in CROATIA
Country requirements
Currently, the Croatian government will consider guests fully vaccinated only if they have received their vaccines less than 365 days before arriving in Croatia.
- Guests with 2 doses of vaccine. The 2nd dose must be received 365 days before arrival in the port of Croatia.
- Guests with 1 dose of vaccine (single-dose vaccine). The vaccine must be received 365 days before arrival in Croatia.
* Guests who have received 2 doses of 2 doses of vaccine or 1 dose of vaccine more than 365 days before arrival in Croatia will not be able to go ashore.
Protocols of cruises in FRANCE
Country requirements
Guests must provide a vaccination certificate in order to go ashore.
Requirements for masks
On European cruises, EU Healthy Gateways requires all guests to wear masks on board. Exception: while eating or drinking, or staying in your own cabin.
Protocols of cruises in the MEDITERRANEAN and Greek islands
Country requirements
- Before entering the country, fill in the digital form of the EU passenger's location (dPLF).
- Passengers who have been in one of the countries banned by the Italian government for the last 15 days will be denied boarding.
Click here for more information.
The Spanish government requires that all travelers entering Spain complete a health control form before entering the country.
The Greek government requires all travelers entering Greece to complete a Passenger Location Form (PLF) before entering the country. This must be done no later than 23:59 the day before entering Greece:
- Only one PLF should be submitted per family.
- After completing the PLF, travelers will receive a unique QR code.
Requirements for masks
On European cruises, EU Healthy Gateways requires all guests to wear masks on board. Exception: while eating or drinking, or staying in your own cabin.
- Guests should wear masks outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
- Guests must also follow local rules when visiting the ports of call.
Coastal excursions
- Access to the shore is possible only as part of excursions from a cruise company.
Minutes of cruises in Mexico
Requirements for masks
When going ashore, guests must bring a face mask and vaccination certificate.
Protocols of cruises in South America
Country requirements
- A negative PCR test performed not earlier than 48 hours prior to boarding is required for boarding.
- All guests must fill out a form to visit all ports along the route. The form can be found here:
- All guests must complete an online health declaration form before entering all Uruguayan ports. The form can be found here:
- All guests must fill out a form and an application to visit all ports along the route. The application can be found here:, the pass form can be found here:
* All of the above can be done 15 days before arrival at each port.
Country requirements
- All guests traveling to the United States must pass a PCR test on board the liner.