See the world's most gorgeous destinations with these top cruises

Ready, steady, SAIL! We reveal the breath-taking cruises ready to whisk you away to the world’s most gorgeous destinations this year and beyond

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Gourmet food, non-stop entertainment and sensational ships – all while taking in some of the world’s most desired locations; a cruising holiday really is unlike any other.

Travelling to more than 300 incredible destinations, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 54 years.

Sail in style on board one of its fleet of 17 contemporary ships, in a solo-traveller stateroom, mini-suite, spa-suite or in The Haven™ by Norwegian, its ‘ship-within-a-ship concept’ that offers VIP facilities.

PLUS, you can receive 30% off all sailings of three days or more departing in 2021 through to 2023, and get all applicable Free at Sea packages for just £99 per person on a 7-day cruise*.

There has never been a more perfect time to plan that long-awaited dream holiday into a reality. Here are the best NCL ones to choose from:

Incredible Spain and Italy in 2021 and 2022

From the Leaning Tower of Pisa to Spanish market towns, the Western Mediterranean cruise is a must for lovers of European culture

The sophisticated seven-day NCL cruise across the Western Mediterranean from Barcelona, Spain to France and Italy is the ideal trip to look forward to this year and next. 

From charming walks through the Old Town in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, to fresh seafood in Livorno and a guided tour of Vatican City, not forgetting a trip to Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel in Rome, there is no shortage of sights to see during this spectacular cruise.

You’ll set sail on this grand tour of the Western Mediterranean on board Norwegian Epic across seven days – with dates between September and October 2021, and April and September 2022. 

See some of Europe’s prettiest landscapes by sea and let NCL drop you off in the cultural hubs for days filled with art, history and incredible foodie experiences

Inside staterooms are available from £529pp, while balcony options vary between £746pp and £1,179pp depending on whether you travel this year or next. Whenever you sail, you can guarantee award-winningly lavish accommodation.

There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained as well, including a thrilling water park with the only tube slide and largest bowl slide at sea, as well as a 33-foot high rock climbing wall. Or, for those quieter days, treat yourself to much-needed ‘me-time’ with a hot stone massage at the Mandara Spa.

In the evening, dine in one of the 27 on-board speciality restaurants serving world-class dishes. Tuck into sushi, Brazilian, Italian, pub grub, steak, Chinese – to name but a few cuisines – inside the ship’s impressive selection of restaurants.

Then, head to Spice H20, for an alfresco, adults-only, Ibiza-inspired club with a pool floor that rises to become a dancefloor! 

To book NCL’s 7-Day Western Mediterranean from Barcelona trip, call 0333 336 1472 or click here.*

A Greek adventure

Soak up some sun on the shores of Greece’s prettiest islands, such as Mykonos with its iconic windmills


Get more from your post-lockdown travels with NCL’s Free at Sea* upgrade package, which includes:  

Open bar: Includes beverages from soft drinks to spirits, cocktails, wine and beer.

Speciality dining: Unique dining experiences in the wide range of speciality restaurants.

Wi-fi package: Receive up to 250 minutes wi-fi per stateroom. Post, update and tweet anywhere on the ship.

Shore excursion package: With $50 credit per stateroom per port, each destination allows you to create an incredible story to bring home.

Family and friends offer: Guests three and four in the stateroom pay only the applicable tax. Perfect for children or invite friends and family along for the cruise of a lifetime! (Select sailings.)

Enjoy a Greek holiday you’ll remember forever with a seven-day expedition taking in seven sensational destinations: Athens, Iraklion, Rhodes, Mykonos, Olympia, Corfu and Santorini.

Witness the spectacular sunset over blue-domed villages on Santorini; wander the rolling vineyards in Corfu; while in Rhodes, step back in time at the breathtaking Acropolis of Lindos.

From world-famous Mykonos, take a short ferry ride to the island of Delos – the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Then, while ashore in Olympia, relax in picturesque the seaside towns.

Sailing on board Norwegian Jade, with exciting nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a grand casino, swimming pools, and a pampering spa across its 15 incredible decks, there’s plenty of fun to keep guests entertained.

And you’ll emerge feeling refreshed after a night in a contemporary stateroom from £589pp or with sea breeze on a balcony from £979pp. Bliss!

To book NCL’s 7-Day Greek Isles: Santorini, Mykonos & Rhodes from Athens, call 0333 336 1472 or click here*.

Iceland and New York from Southampton 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime break, sailing to Scotland and Iceland then New York from Southampton for a 12-day extravaganza – on board NCL’s newest and most innovative ship, Norwegian Prima.

Tour a 17th-century castle in the enchanting Shetland Islands and meet their world-famous ponies, then sail to Reykjavik for an overnight stay, visiting an active volcano and exploring an icy wonderland.

Journey on to discover Nova Scotia’s picturesque coast and sample local cuisines and browse boutiques in Mahone Bay. Before setting sail for the bright lights of New York.

Drop by the Big Apple for world-class shopping, cuisine and awesome cityscapes

Book an inside stateroom from £1,350pp aboard Norwegian Prima from 23 September 2022, ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

The ship is unlike any other. Enjoy stunning views from one of the onboard infinity pools, take a thrilling stroll on the glass walkway above the sea, then wander the seaside sculpture garden.

Take your taste buds on tour at the incredible range of onboard restaurants – from elegant dining to casual tapas.

Then, relax in a hammock and enjoy a cocktail or two alfresco, before heading to one of the brilliant bars to take in live music. 

To book NCL’s 12-day Transatlantic: Scotland & Iceland from Southampton, call 0333 336 1472 or click here*.

An epic Iceland adventure

Wrap up warm and wait for the sun to set for a glimpse of the mesmerising Northern Lights in Iceland

Cruise from Southampton to Iceland and back again, taking in Dublin, on this 14-day epic resort-style cruise on board NCL’s new Norwegian Prima ship.

Sample the best of Dublin and Belfast before continuing onto Iceland’s dreamy Reykjavik, before heading to the enchanting mountainous Isafjordur and Akureyri, loved for its Icelandic folk culture.

Then, journey to Norway’s quaint village of Geiranger, the natural wonderland of Olden and cosmopolitan Stavanger.

Setting sail on 17 September 2023, you’ll be able to relax in luxury on board this innovative ship.

Swim up to the horizon on Infinity beach, enjoy cocktails at the outdoor lounge – and choose from 10 incredible restaurants.

Then retreat to your stylish stateroom; inside staterooms are available from £1,809 and balcony options from £2,655.

For the ultimate treat, book The Haven™ by Norwegian, a luxury collection of suites with personal butler service and private pools. It’ll be a holiday you’ll never forget! 

To book NCL’s 14-Day Iceland: Reykjavik, Dublin & Belfast from Southampton, call 0333 336 1472 or click here*.

Sensational Southeast Asia

Discover Phuket’s famous big Buddha and more on this tour of Southeast Asia

Take in the best of Southeast Asia on this sensational 11-day tour setting sail from Bangkok to Malaysia on Monday, February 6, 2023, onboard the newly refurbished Norwegian Sun.

Explore lush rainforests, expansive beaches and historic temples across Thailand’s Phuket and Koh Samui, and experience Vietnam’s picturesque bay Nha Trang before visiting Ho Chi Minh City.

You’ll also port in Malaysia’s Melaka City and head to traditional kampung (villages) in Langkawi, before sailing to Penang and Kuala Lumpur and finishing in Singapore.

Sleep in style in one of the ship’s stunning suites with floor-to-ceiling windows; inside staterooms are available from £1,155pp or book a balcony from £2,089pp.

Onboard, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and entertainment. Relax in the hot tubs, try your luck at the casino, or opt for a message in the spa. Heaven!

To book NCL’s 11-Day Asia: Thailand, Vietnam & Malaysia to Singapore from Bangkok (Laem Chabang) cruise, call 0333 336 1472 or click here*.

Norwegian Prima – coming soon! 

NCL’s latest ship, Norwegian Prima, is set to launch late summer 2022 and will boast everything needed for a VIP getaway

When it comes to holidays, we need to be able to plan ahead, which means perfect timing for booking a cruise on board NCL’s latest ship – which launches in summer 2022.

The ship is the latest to join NCL’s fleet of 17, offering superior guest service from land to sea – with award-winning entertainment and dining options, as well as incredible accommodation.

To upgrade, look no further than The Haven™ By Norwegian, which offers VIP services and benefits to add a touch of luxury to your trip.

Swim up to the horizon in one of the infinity pools, designed to blend into the ocean, walk across the Oceanwalk’s glass bridge, or relax under a starry sky at the Indulge Firepit.

With a vast outdoor deck space, expansive accommodation, this cutting-edge ship offers must-see firsts, including The Concourse, with its beautiful, interactive artwork.

NCL has also launched Peace of Mind, so you can cruise safely with enhanced health and safety protocols and flexible bookings, which means you can change your plans as needed for sailings through to October 31, 2021.


*New qualifying bookings made between 24 May – 28 June 2021 for open for sale 3+ night sailings for 2021 onwards. Individual FIT reservations and new created qualifying group types only. All stateroom categories including IX, OX, BX, MX. #30% discount applies to total cruise only fare. *Free at Sea upgrade charge depends on cruise length – £99pp for cruises of 7-9 days. ^ 3rd and 4th guest pay taxes only available on select sailings only. Only valid where 1st and 2nd guests on booking pay full fare. Discretionary onboard service charges and gratuities are additional. Free at Sea offer applicable to NCL UK only, 30% discount applicable to all offices. Offers non-transferable, non-refundable, have no monetary value and cannot be substituted or customised. Free at Sea offer applicable to NCL UK. 30% discount applicable to all offices. Full terms and booking conditions available at NCL (Bahamas) Ltd, UK Office, Mountbatten House, Grosvenor Square, Southampton, SO15 2JU. ©2021 NCL Corporation Ltd. 

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