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You’re only capable of handling so many meetings, deadlines, and stress before realizing you’re seriously overdue for a vacation. And when you get to that point, you probably wonder, what’s the perfect use of my (limited) vacation days? A perfectly valid question when you consider that the average American receives 10 paid vacation days a year. Our suggestion? Cruising, but not all cruise lines are created equally. Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or seasoned on the high seas, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) knows promises more than just “it was nice” vacations. They’re in the business of sending you on “I don’t want to come back home because this is too amazing” vacations. Below are our 5 reasons why NCL is worth using up your vacation days for.
Travel the Globe with Ease
Whether you want to explore the Great Barrier Reefs in Australia, admire the Vatican in Italy, or marvel at the humpback whales in Alaska, Norwegian will take you there and then some. They offer hundreds of itineraries around the world that’ll take you to multiple Instagram-worthy stops and dream destinations that you can finally check off your list.
“Why wake up in the same destination every day? You only have a one-week vacation, why spend it in the same place? Get out and explore!” said Lisa Ertmann, Business Development Director at NCL.
We agree with Lisa. Plus, it’s nice to go country-hopping without lugging a heavy suitcase around.
Best Entertainment at Sea
Catching an amazing show isn’t exclusive to Broadway in New York or West End in London. End the evening with spectacular entertainment onboard any Norwegian ship. Not to brag but, NCL was voted Best Entertainment by Cruise Critic.
If you’re into musicals, don’t miss out Tony Award-nominated production, Rock of Ages, or Tony Award-winner, After Midnight. Interested in dinner and a show? You can’t miss Cirque Dreams, a “one-of-a-kind theatrical dining experience” that includes amazing aerialists, acrobats, and even audience participation. You can’t miss out!
Satisfy Your Every Craving…
With up to 29 dining options available to you, from specialty restaurants to buffets, your appetite will never get bored. If you’re craving tacos, try Los Lobos, an authentic Mexican restaurant exclusive to the Norwegian Dawn. They offer guacamole made tableside and carne asada marinated in guajillo chiles and tequila. Yum! If a sophisticated dining experience is what’s motivating you, then check out Le Bistro, an elegant, upscale French restaurant available on a variety of Norwegian ships. Can’t make up your mind with all the options? Head over to Cagney’s Steakhouse. It’s seriously delicious and a crowd favorite!
… And Quench Every Thirst
Food isn’t the only thing with endless options onboard. Feel free to indulge (responsibly) on your favorite cocktails or beer with NCL’s Free Unlimited Open Bar. The Open Bar package gives full, unlimited access to top-tier liquors (think Jack Daniels, Gray Goose, and Bacardi), cocktails, wine, draft beer, and even juice and soda. If you’re a numbers person, that’s a $750 value per person! So order whatever you’d like – NCL is picking up the tab.
Pick Your Free Perks
When you sail with NCL, you can pick up to five free offers! Doesn’t matter if you’re on a family reunion, a girl’s trip, or a romantic getaway, there’s a perk for everyone’s vacation. On any 3-day sailings or longer, you can pick from the following offers: Free Ultimate Beverage Package, Free Specialty Dining, Free Shore Excursions, Free WiFi, or Friends and Family Sail Free*. If you stay in a suite or the Haven, you’ll receive all 5 offers!
Don’t wait! Put that PTO request and book your next vacation with NCL.