Norwegian Ships by Size [2023] with Comparison Chart

Norwegian Ships by Size [2023] with Comparison Chart

Below you'll find a complete list of Norwegian Ships by Size . From their smallest, active ship (NCL Spirit) to the largest Norwegian cruise ship (and newest), the NCL Encore. You'll find a sizable difference between NCL's largest and the smallest ships in their fleet. In fact, the difference is over 2x the gross tonnage!

We've create a new post to see how these ships rank on a global scale. Norwegian has one ship that made the list of 20 Largest Cruise Ships in the World ! Click to find out which vessel made it and where it ranks. There we also analyze Norwegian's average ship size versus all other lines!

Often we're asked if size affects price. The cost of a Norwegian cruise isn't directly correlated with size. You won't find that the bigger the ship, the more the cost. Nor will you find the opposite. You won't necessarily pay less for the largest NCL ship vs the smallest. It will all depend on the specific itinerary. To get a sense of pricing, please use our widget below.

Now on to sizing. To find your specific NCL ship, feel free to use our menu below. Clicking on any will let you quickly jump to that ship's stats.

First, a little clarification is needed before viewing our sizing chart. We're measuring Norwegian ships size using the metric, "Gross Tonnage." This always causes a bit of confusion amongst our community members. It's not simply "weight" that determines this size measurement. The definition is technical and boring, but we'll provide it anyway.

Are you still awake? Good. So why do we use this measurement to determine Norwegian Ships Size? As noted above, it's used for safety rules and whatnot. As such, it's the standard across this cruise line and all others. Every passenger cruise ship will have this measurement . That makes it easy to compare ship size across ship, class, line and more.

Additionally, you'll find a number of other stats in our ship list. These include ship length, beam, draft, passenger count, and a few others.

Ok, we're done with today's maritime measurement course. Here's the good stuff.

Norwegian Ships by Size (Largest to Smallest)

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That's every NCL Cruise Ship currently active in their fleet. You can see the vast difference in ship size. This is particularly dramatic when looking at Norwegian's newest ship, the NCL Encore, vs the smallest Norwegian ship ever built! Here's a visual representation showing the smallest in the fleet's history vs this new behemoth. !

The experience on these two ships will be completely different! On the newest Norwegian Escape, you'll be lucky to experience half of the venues on the ship. Whereas the smaller ships offer a more quaint and personal experience. In just a day or two, you'll have your bearings and likely a fixed routine on these ships. Which is better? That's all going to depend on personal preferences!

Here's a menu of all Norwegian Ships by Size. Click on any for quick access to ship stats for that vessel.

  • 1) Norwegian Encore
  • 2) Norwegian Bliss
  • 3) Norwegian Joy
  • 4) Norwegian Escape
  • 5) Norwegian Epic
  • 6) Norwegian Breakaway
  • 7) Norwegian Getaway
  • 8) Norwegian Prima
  • 9) Norwegian Viva
  • 10) Norwegian Jade
  • 11) Norwegian Gem
  • 12) Norwegian Pearl
  • 13) Norwegian Jewel
  • 14) Norwegian Dawn
  • 15) Norwegian Star
  • 16) Norwegian Pride of America
  • 17) Norwegian Sun
  • 18) Norwegian Sky
  • 19) Norwegian Spirit

Below we've listed all Norwegian Ships by size, including a bit more info.

1) Norwegian Encore Size

The NCL Encore has a construction date of 2019 and a total size of 169,116 gross tons. The ship measures 1,094 feet (333 meters) in length and falls in line as number 1 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Breakaway Plus Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Encore holds 6,038 passengers. That includes 3,998 cruise vacationers and 1,735 staff members. The Norwegian Encore total number of staterooms is 2,040.

  • Gross Tonnage : 169,116 GT
  • Ship Length : 1,094 feet (333 meters)
  • Beam : 136 feet (41 meters)
  • Draft : 29 feet (9 meters)
  • Max Speed : 26 mph (23 knots)
  • Year Built : 2019
  • Years Served : 2019-present
  • Capacity : 3,998 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,735
  • Total on Board : 6,038
  • Total Staterooms : 2,040
  • Flagged Country : Bahamas
  • Ship Cost : $920 Million
  • Status : active

2) Norwegian Bliss Size

The NCL Bliss has a construction date of 2018 and a total size of 168,028 gross tons. The ship measures 1,094 feet (333 meters) in length and falls in line as number 2 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Breakaway Plus Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Bliss holds 6,224 passengers. That includes 4,004 cruise vacationers and 1,716 staff members. The Norwegian Bliss total number of staterooms is 2,220.

  • Gross Tonnage : 168,028 GT
  • Year Built : 2018
  • Years Served : 2018-present
  • Capacity : 4,004 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,716
  • Total on Board : 6,224
  • Total Staterooms : 2,220

3) Norwegian Joy Size

The NCL Joy has a construction date of 2017 and a total size of 167,725 gross tons. The ship measures 1,094 feet (333 meters) in length and falls in line as number 3 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Breakaway Plus Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Joy holds 5,730 passengers. That includes 3,804 cruise vacationers and 1,821 staff members. The Norwegian Joy total number of staterooms is 1,926.

  • Gross Tonnage : 167,725 GT
  • Year Built : 2017
  • Years Served : 2017-present
  • Capacity : 3,804 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,821
  • Total on Board : 5,730
  • Total Staterooms : 1,926

4) Norwegian Escape Size

The NCL Escape has a construction date of 2015 and a total size of 167,725 gross tons. The ship measures 1,069 feet (326 meters) in length and falls in line as number 4 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Breakaway Plus Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Escape holds 6,358 passengers. That includes 4,266 cruise vacationers and 1,733 staff members. The Norwegian Escape total number of staterooms is 2,092.

  • Ship Length : 1,069 feet (326 meters)
  • Draft : 28 feet (9 meters)
  • Year Built : 2015
  • Years Served : 2015-present
  • Capacity : 4,266 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,733
  • Total on Board : 6,358
  • Total Staterooms : 2,092

5) Norwegian Epic Size

The NCL Epic has a construction date of 2010 and a total size of 155,873 gross tons. The ship measures 1,081 feet (329 meters) in length and falls in line as number 5 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Epic Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Epic holds 6,222 passengers. That includes 4,100 cruise vacationers and 1,724 staff members. The Norwegian Epic total number of staterooms is 2,122.

  • Gross Tonnage : 155,873 GT
  • Ship Length : 1,081 feet (329 meters)
  • Beam : 171 feet (52 meters)
  • Max Speed : 25 mph (22 knots)
  • Year Built : 2010
  • Years Served : 2010-present
  • Capacity : 4,100 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,724
  • Total on Board : 6,222
  • Total Staterooms : 2,122
  • Ship Cost : $1,200 Million

6) Norwegian Breakaway Size

The NCL Breakaway has a construction date of 2013 and a total size of 145,655 gross tons. The ship measures 1,068 feet (326 meters) in length and falls in line as number 6 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Breakaway Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Breakaway holds 5,977 passengers. That includes 3,963 cruise vacationers and 1,657 staff members. The Norwegian Breakaway total number of staterooms is 2,014.

  • Gross Tonnage : 145,655 GT
  • Ship Length : 1,068 feet (326 meters)
  • Beam : 170 feet (52 meters)
  • Year Built : 2013
  • Years Served : 2013-present
  • Capacity : 3,963 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,657
  • Total on Board : 5,977
  • Total Staterooms : 2,014
  • Ship Cost : $840 Million

7) Norwegian Getaway Size

The NCL Getaway has a construction date of 2014 and a total size of 145,655 gross tons. The ship measures 1,068 feet (326 meters) in length and falls in line as number 7 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Breakaway Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Getaway holds 5,971 passengers. That includes 3,963 cruise vacationers and 1,646 staff members. The Norwegian Getaway total number of staterooms is 2,008.

  • Year Built : 2014
  • Years Served : 2014-present
  • Crew Members : 1,646
  • Total on Board : 5,971
  • Total Staterooms : 2,008
  • Ship Cost : $780 Million

8) Norwegian Prima Size

The NCL Prima has a construction date of 2022 and a total size of 143,525 gross tons. The ship measures 965 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 8 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Prima Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Prima holds 5,596 passengers. That includes 3,950 cruise vacationers and 1,388 staff members. The Norwegian Prima total number of staterooms is 1,646.

  • Gross Tonnage : 143,525 GT
  • Ship Length : 965 feet (294 meters)
  • Beam : 135 feet (41 meters)
  • Year Built : 2022
  • Years Served : 2022 - present
  • Capacity : 3,950 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,388
  • Total on Board : 5,596
  • Total Staterooms : 1,646
  • Ship Cost : $850 Million

9) Norwegian Viva Size

The NCL Viva has a construction date of 2023 and a total size of 142,500 gross tons. The ship measures 965 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 9 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Prima Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Viva holds 5,596 passengers. That includes 3,950 cruise vacationers and 1,388 staff members. The Norwegian Viva total number of staterooms is 1,646.

  • Gross Tonnage : 142,500 GT
  • Year Built : 2023
  • Years Served : Future - 2023

10) Norwegian Jade Size

The NCL Jade has a construction date of 2006 and a total size of 93,558 gross tons. The ship measures 965 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 10 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Jewel Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Jade holds 3,593 passengers. That includes 2,402 cruise vacationers and 1,037 staff members. The Norwegian Jade total number of staterooms is 1,191.

  • Gross Tonnage : 93,558 GT
  • Beam : 125 feet (38 meters)
  • Draft : 27 feet (8 meters)
  • Max Speed : 29 mph (25 knots)
  • Year Built : 2006
  • Years Served : 2006-present
  • Capacity : 2,402 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,037
  • Total on Board : 3,593
  • Total Staterooms : 1,191
  • Ship Cost : $390 Million

11) Norwegian Gem Size

The NCL Gem has a construction date of 2007 and a total size of 93,530 gross tons. The ship measures 965 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 11 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Jewel Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Gem holds 3,591 passengers. That includes 2,394 cruise vacationers and 1,070 staff members. The Norwegian Gem total number of staterooms is 1,197.

  • Gross Tonnage : 93,530 GT
  • Year Built : 2007
  • Years Served : 2007-present
  • Capacity : 2,394 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,070
  • Total on Board : 3,591
  • Total Staterooms : 1,197

12) Norwegian Pearl Size

The NCL Pearl has a construction date of 2006 and a total size of 93,530 gross tons. The ship measures 965 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 12 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Jewel Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Pearl holds 3,591 passengers. That includes 2,394 cruise vacationers and 1,072 staff members. The Norwegian Pearl total number of staterooms is 1,197.

  • Crew Members : 1,072

13) Norwegian Jewel Size

The NCL Jewel has a construction date of 2005 and a total size of 93,502 gross tons. The ship measures 965 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 13 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Jewel Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Jewel holds 3,573 passengers. That includes 2,376 cruise vacationers and 1,069 staff members. The Norwegian Jewel total number of staterooms is 1,197.

  • Gross Tonnage : 93,502 GT
  • Max Speed : 30 mph (26 knots)
  • Year Built : 2005
  • Years Served : 2005-present
  • Capacity : 2,376 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,069
  • Total on Board : 3,573

14) Norwegian Dawn Size

The NCL Dawn has a construction date of 2002 and a total size of 92,250 gross tons. The ship measures 965 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 14 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Dawn Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Dawn holds 3,372 passengers. That includes 2,340 cruise vacationers and 1,032 staff members. The Norwegian Dawn total number of staterooms is 1,032.

  • Gross Tonnage : 92,250 GT
  • Draft : 38 feet (12 meters)
  • Year Built : 2002
  • Years Served : 2002-present
  • Capacity : 2,340 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,032
  • Total on Board : 3,372
  • Total Staterooms : 1,032
  • Ship Cost : $400 Million

15) Norwegian Star Size

The NCL Star has a construction date of 2001 and a total size of 91,740 gross tons. The ship measures 965 feet (294 meters) in length and falls in line as number 15 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Dawn Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Star holds 3,524 passengers. That includes 2,348 cruise vacationers and 1,031 staff members. The Norwegian Star total number of staterooms is 1,176.

  • Gross Tonnage : 91,740 GT
  • Max Speed : 28 mph (24 knots)
  • Year Built : 2001
  • Years Served : 2001-present
  • Capacity : 2,348 passengers
  • Crew Members : 1,031
  • Total on Board : 3,524
  • Total Staterooms : 1,176

16) Norwegian Pride of America Size

The NCL Pride of America has a construction date of 2005 and a total size of 80,439 gross tons. The ship measures 920 feet (280 meters) in length and falls in line as number 16 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Pride of America Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Pride of America holds 3,280 passengers. That includes 2,186 cruise vacationers and 927 staff members. The Norwegian Pride of America total number of staterooms is 1,094.

  • Gross Tonnage : 80,439 GT
  • Ship Length : 920 feet (280 meters)
  • Beam : 106 feet (32 meters)
  • Draft : 26 feet (8 meters)
  • Capacity : 2,186 passengers
  • Crew Members : 927
  • Total on Board : 3,280
  • Total Staterooms : 1,094
  • Flagged Country : Hawaii
  • Ship Cost : $450 Million

17) Norwegian Sun Size

The NCL Sun has a construction date of 2001 and a total size of 78,309 gross tons. The ship measures 848 feet (258 meters) in length and falls in line as number 17 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Sun Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Sun holds 2,904 passengers. That includes 1,936 cruise vacationers and 906 staff members. The Norwegian Sun total number of staterooms is 968.

  • Gross Tonnage : 78,309 GT
  • Ship Length : 848 feet (258 meters)
  • Beam : 123 feet (37 meters)
  • Capacity : 1,936 passengers
  • Crew Members : 906
  • Total on Board : 2,904
  • Total Staterooms : 968
  • Ship Cost : $330 Million

18) Norwegian Sky Size

The NCL Sky has a construction date of 1999 and a total size of 77,104 gross tons. The ship measures 832 feet (254 meters) in length and falls in line as number 18 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Sun Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Sky holds 3,006 passengers. That includes 2,004 cruise vacationers and 899 staff members. The Norwegian Sky total number of staterooms is 1,002.

  • Gross Tonnage : 77,104 GT
  • Ship Length : 832 feet (254 meters)
  • Year Built : 1999
  • Years Served : 1999-2004 & 2008-present
  • Capacity : 2,004 passengers
  • Crew Members : 899
  • Total on Board : 3,006
  • Total Staterooms : 1,002

19) Norwegian Spirit Size

The NCL Spirit has a construction date of 1998 and a total size of 75,904 gross tons. The ship measures 880 feet (268 meters) in length and falls in line as number 19 among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It’s included in NCL’s Spirit Class. At full capacity, the Norwegian Spirit holds 3,026 passengers. That includes 2,018 cruise vacationers and 912 staff members. The Norwegian Spirit total number of staterooms is 1,008.

  • Gross Tonnage : 75,904 GT
  • Ship Length : 880 feet (268 meters)
  • Beam : 121 feet (37 meters)
  • Year Built : 1998
  • Years Served : 2004-present
  • Capacity : 2,018 passengers
  • Crew Members : 912
  • Total on Board : 3,026
  • Total Staterooms : 1,008
  • Ship Cost : $350 Million

Norwegian Cruise Ships by Size FAQ

We're constantly asked about NCL's ships and size statistics. Here are the most frequently asked questions for your convenience!

Which Norwegian cruise ship is the biggest? The NCL Encore is the largest of Norwegian's 19 cruise ships. It has a gross tonnage of 169,116 and spans 1,094 feet (333 meters) in length. It was built in 2019 and holds 6,038 passengers (including crew).

Which NCL cruise ship is the smallest? Norwegian's smallest, active cruise ship is the Spirit with a gross tonnage measuring 75,904. She's served with the fleet since 2004 and measures 880 feet (268 meters) in length.

How big is a Norwegian cruise ship? NCL's fleet varies in size as seen from our chart. The smallest, active ship holds 2,930 total passengers (including staff) and measures 880 feet in length. The newest NCL ship, the Encore, is significantly bigger. It holds 5,733 passengers and spans 1,094 feet in length. For reference, the Eiffel Tower is roughly 900 feet high! See our chart above for everything in the middle.

We hope that the above list of Norwegian Cruise Ships by size help you to find your ideal cruise.

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Norwegian Cruise Ships by Size, Age and Class (Updated 2022)

Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line has an active fleet of seventeen ships with a further two ships due in 2022-23 ( Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva ) plus, a further four more ships due between 2024-27.

The fleet is primarily based in the United States and sails frequently from the ports of Miami and Port Canaveral. However, they do also sail from New York.

Additional sailings take place throughout Europe, including Southampton.

In this guide, we will cover all the different ships in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet and how they compare to each other.

Introduction to Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line or NCL as it is more commonly known amongst cruisers started off back in 1966. However, it didn’t actually cruise from Norway originally!

It was founded by two men, Knut Kloster and perhaps more famously known now, Ted Arison (of Carnival Cruise Line ).

Their first vessel Sunward , a modified car ferry which also provided passenger services operated between the ports of Southampton and Gibraltar. It wasn’t long after that that Ted Arison left to found Carnival Cruise Line and Knut Kloster grew Norwegian Cruise Line to what it is today.

It wasn’t until 1971 that Norwegian Cruise Line had its first custom-built cruise ship, Starward delivered into service. Like the original Sunward the two ships also had car-carrying capacity, albeit via a well-concealed stern (rear) door system.

Fast forward to 2000 and NCL was sold to Star Cruises (a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong) – this lasted until 2007 when Star Cruises sold 50% to an investment management company ( Apollo Management ) and then in 2013 the company reorganized again to become Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

Since 2013, the company has acquired two further cruise brands ( Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises ) and continues to grow the NCL fleet with several new builds announced for the current decade.

Norwegian Cruise Line Frequently Asked Questions

Is norwegian cruise line going to survive.

Whilst NCL has been one of the slowest to return to service (with Norwegian Getaway still not due back in service until November 2022) the cruise line has taken on additional debt to manage the day-to-day operations of the company and therefore it is more than likely to stay around!

What is the largest Norwegian Cruise Line ship?

Norwegian Encore is currently the largest NCL ship at 169,116 GRT and able to carry 3,998 passengers.

What is the smallest Norwegian Cruise Line ship?

The smallest NCL ship is Norwegian Spirit at 75,904 GRT and able to carry 2,018 passengers – half of the largest ships in the fleet.

Which Norwegian Cruise Line ship is the newest?

Norwegian Prima will be the newest ship to join the fleet in August 2022.

Which Norwegian Cruise Line ship is the oldest?

Norwegian Spirit is the oldest ship in the fleet. Which entered service in 1998 and was last refurbished in 2020.

Is Norwegian Cruise Line owned by Royal Caribbean?

No. It is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. They also own luxury brands Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Line Ships by Size (from largest to smallest)

What does ‘tonnage (grt)’ mean.

GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage) is a term used to calculate the volume inside a ship. It is a measure of cubic capacity and is calculated by the total volume from inside the hull and decks of the ship. 1 GRT = 100 cubic feet of space. In essence, the bigger the GRT – the more ‘space’ the ship has for passengers, cargo, etc.

How are ‘Passengers (Max)’ calculated?

You’ll see multiple numbers for passengers on ships – this is because many ships include extra beds in cabins (such as the sofa/couch can convert to a pull-out bed) – but the majority of cabins usually have 2 people in them. the ‘Max’ number is if every cabin used their additional pull-out bed, etc. This number is unlikely to be reached very frequently.

Norwegian Cruise Line Ships by Age (from newest to oldest)

Are all norwegian cruise ships new builds.

Actually, NCL has possibly one of the most complicated fleets as a good majority of their ships are fairly old (compared to some of the other cruise lines).

Norwegian Sky for example was originally constructed as Costa Olympia , but was actually sold during construction to NCL and sailed as Pride of Aloha from 2004-2008.

Both Norwegian Star and Norwegian Dawn were both originally ordered for Star Cruises ( Superstar Libra and Superstar Scorpio respectively) but ended up being transferred to NCL before they launched.

Norwegian Spirit was built as SuperStar Leo for Star Cruises and sailed with them from 1998 until 2004 when she transferred to NCL and was renamed.

Norwegian Jade was previously named Pride of Hawaii for NCL America. She entered service in 2006 and was transferred to NCL, renamed and has been sailing for them since 2008.

Norwegian Cruise Line Ships by Class (from newest to oldest)

Final thoughts.

Norwegian Cruise Line is a large cruise line in the industry, but has been overtaken by many others ( Carnival Cruise Line , Royal Caribbean to name just two) – however, NCL has been groundbreaking when it comes to bringing new ideas to the cruise industry.

They were the first to offer a more casual-relaxed dining approach, with any-time dining instead of the traditional two-set timed dining system that other lines previously (and still) use.

Thanks to the SS Norway (which NCL acquired in 1979 – then named France ), Norwegian rebuilt the liner as a cruise ship and added vast amounts of extra space for entertaining cruise passengers – something that set the boom in large cruise ships in the industry going.

These days, Norwegian is a very popular cruise line that still brings out a number of ‘firsts’ over other lines (such as Go-Karting at sea), and whilst their fleet is on the slightly older side, they will have some much newer and larger vessels being delivered over the next few years.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Ships by Size — Smallest to Biggest

  • Doug Parker
  • December 18, 2023
  • Cruise Knowledge

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has a lot of ships of varying sizes, and it can become confusing trying to keep track of how old and big they are and what features are available on each vessel.

In this article:

Norwegian Spirit

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To help, we’ve compiled this overview of each ship in the fleet by size, organized from smallest to largest by gross registered tonnage.

norwegian spirit exterior

Key Features : Silk Asian restaurant, Bier Garten, Onda by Scarpetta Italian restaurant, Spice H2O adults-only sundeck, Blazing Boots show, Elements show, World Beat show, a spa with thermal suite, and Henry’s Pub

aerial view of norwegian sky

Key Features : Le Bistro restaurant, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Pinnacle Lounge and Sushi Bar, Mandara Spa, Rock You Tonight show, Sky Casino, and The Local Bar & Grill open 24 hours a day

exterior norwegian sun

Key Features : Mandara Spa, Rock You Tonight show, World Beat show, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, Los Lobos Cantina, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse, and the Sun Casino

Norwegian PRIDE OF AMERICA

Key Features : Mandara Spa, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, Lights, Camera, Music! show, Cadillac Diner, Cagney’s Steakhouse, La Cucina Italian restaurant, Gold Rush Saloon, Napa Wine Bar, and Entourage Teen Club

norwegian star exterior aerial

Key Features : Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse, Le Bistro restaurant, Ginza Asian restaurant, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Spice H2O adults-only sundeck, Band on the Run show, Mandara Spa with thermal suite, Paradis show, Splash Academy kids’ clubs

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exterior norwegian dawn

Key Features : Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse, Dawn Club Casino, Elements show, Mandara Spa, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, and Entourage Teen Club

exterior norwegian jewel

Key Features : Bliss Ultra Lounge, Entourage Teen Club, Velvet show, Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse, Rock You Tonight show, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, O’Sheehan’s, and Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar

exterior norwegian pearl

Key Features : Mandara Spa with thermal suite, O’Sheehan’s 24 hours a day restaurant, Lotus Garden Asian restaurant, Legends In Concert show, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, and La Cucina Italian restaurant

exterior norwegian gem

Key Features : La Cucina Italian restaurant, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Gem Club Casino Bar, Entourage Teen Club, Mandara Spa & Salon with thermal suite, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, Blazing Boots show, Get Down Tonight show, and Swing! The Musical

norwegian jade exterior

Key Features : Jade Club, Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian steakhouse , Entourage Teen Club, Mandara Spa & Salon with thermal suite, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, Bliss Lounge, Spinnaker Lounge, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Blazing Boots show, Elements show, and Palace of Lights

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Exterior view of Norwegian Prima

Key Features: The Rush dueling slides, Norwegian Speedway go kart racetrack, Infinity Beach sundeck, Onda by Scarpetta Italian restaurant, Palomar Mediterranean restaurant, Mandara Spa with a waterfall and charcoal sauna, Syd Norman’s Pour House, Galaxy Pavilion virtual reality games, and The Haven ship-within-a-ship complex

Norwegian Viva exterior

Key Features: Ocean Boulevard, Indulge Food Hall, The Concourse, Infinity Beach, Galaxy Pavilion, Viva Speedway, The Drop, The Rush, and Metropolitan Bar

norwegian breakaway exterior

Key Features : Syd Norman’s Pour House, The Waterfront oceanside promenade, Bliss Ultra Lounge, Burn the Floor show, five multi-story waterslides, and the largest ropes course at sea

norwegian getaway aerial

Key Features : An aqua park, Entourage Teen Club, Getaway Casino, Mandara Spa & Salon with thermal suite, Splash Academy kids’ clubs, a sports complex, Burn the Floor show, Syd Norman’s Pour House, Howl at the Moon show, Million Dollar Quartet

norwegian epic exterior

Key Features : Burn the Floor, Howl at the Moon, an aqua park, Bliss Ultra Lounge, bowling alley, Mandara Spa & Salon, Entourage Teen Club, and Headliners Comedy Club

norwegian escape exterior

Key Features : Moderno Churrascaria, After Midnight show, Howl at the Moon show, The Choir of Man show, a ropes course, Entourage Teen Club, an aqua park, and 678 Ocean Place

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Key Features : Go kart racetrack, laser tag, Q Texas Smokehouse, Galaxy Pavilion virtual reality games, an aqua park, Mandara Spa & Salon, Footloose show, Elements show, Social Comedy and Night Club, and The Cavern Club

Norwegian Bliss exterior

Key Features : Observation Lounge, go karting racetrack, laser tag, Los Lobos specialty restaurant, Jersey Boys Broadway show, Mandara Spa with thermal suite, and Q Texas Smokehouse

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Key Features : Go-karting racetrack, laser tag, Galaxy Pavilion virtual reality games, an aqua park, The Choir of Man show, Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical, Onda by Scarpetta Italian restaurant, Social Comedy & Night Club, and The Cavern Club

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List of NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) ships by age, size & dates

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) offers amazing cruises in Alaska, Hawaii, Bahamas, Europe and the Caribbean. Norwegian Star is sailing from Southampton in 2020 and Norwegian Epic sails around the Mediterranean.

NCL ships are sizeable, with plenty of space for families. The facilities on board include everything from pleasant accommodation to a variety of lounges, bars and casinos. There is the luxury of full spas, as well as gyms (fitness centres), water parks and excellent shopping.

There are plenty of activities available or relax at one of their shows. NCL offers Freestyle Dining, which means that you can opt to eat whenever you wish - no fixed time.

ON THIS PAGE WE ARE LISTING THE SHIPS:

  • In alphabetical order
  • From newest to oldest (year built)
  • With The Haven

NCL Ships by alphabetical order

Norwegian bliss.

One of NCL's newer ships, the Norwegian Bliss was designed for the breathtaking sights of both Alaska and The Caribbean. Take in your slice of heaven in the Observation Lounge at the front of the ship. Choose from two Broadway shows or have a giggle with the comedians in the Social Comedy Club, before dancing the night away with the DJs.

Launched : 2018 | Occupancy: 4,004

Norwegian Bliss in Ketchikan Alaska - the Bliss is the third breakaway plus class vessels that entered NCL service

NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY

As with all of NCL's ships, Norwegian Breakaway offers everything travellers would expect to have on-board to have a fantastic cruise holiday. There are 9 complimentary dining options and over 16 more speciality restaurants. There are 3 sensational theatre shows to choose from or rock out at Syd Norman's Pour House with live rock 'n' roll performances.

Launched: 2012 | Occupancy: 4,028

Norwegian Breakaway in New York - part of the Norwegian cruise line breakaway plus class ships

NORWEGIAN DAWN

Having undergone a major overhaul in 2016, Norwegian Dawn has a similar feel to being on a yacht. The sleek lines and quality finishes provide the traveler with a luxury feel, without compromising on comfort. Perfect for a relaxed afternoon wine tasting in The Cellars wine bar or taking your chances with Lady Luck in the Dawn Club casino. Blackjack anyone?

Refurbished: 2016 | Occupancy: 4,080

Norwegian Dawn at Sea

NORWEGIAN ENCORE

This beauty of a ship offers amazing views with floor-to-ceiling windows in the Horizon Lounge and the District Brew House. Take a stroll along The Waterfront promenade, stopping for a bite to eat or a sundowner cocktail. Kick things up a gear with a race on the Speedway or relax poolside while the kids play in the Aquapark.

Launched: 2019 | Occupancy: 3,998

Norwegian Encore at Sea

NORWEGIAN EPIC

There will be no opportunity for boredom with the outstanding entertainment on the Norwegian Epic. There are shows like Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the movie of the same name, and Burn the Floor - a ballroom extravaganza. Have an intriguing family night spent solving clues to break the spell at Escape the Big Top.

Refurbished: 2015 | Occupancy: 4,100

Norwegian Epic in Miami

NORWEGIAN ESCAPE

As one of the newer NCL ships, Norwegian Escape was designed to help you escape from the everyday and be immersed in the "on-board" experience. Indulge in Latin-inspired cuisine at Bayamo seafood restaurant or share delicious food with friends and family at Pinchos Tapas Bar, both of these eateries brought to you by Iron Chef Jose Garces.

Launched: 2015 | Occupancy: 4,248

Norwegian Escape in the Caribbean

NORWEGIAN GEM

This gem of a ship is the ideal option for cruises to Bermuda, the Caribbean or to discover the beauty of Canada and New England from her decks. Departures are from New York or Boston, as well as the option to cruise one-way between Boston and Quebec (or vice versa).

Refurbished: 2015 | Occupancy: 2,466

Norwegian Gem outside New York

NORWEGIAN GETAWAY

With a wide range of staterooms on offer, Norwegian Getaway caters to everyone from the solo traveler to those craving indulgences with spa staterooms, not forgetting families with roomy two-bedroom family suites. Get your adrenaline rushing with five water slides or sweat it out on one of the three levels of activities in the Sports Complex.

Launched: 2014 | Occupancy: 4,028

Norwegian Getaway in Stockholm,Sweden

NORWEGIAN JADE

Norwegian Jade has gone through substantial upgrades, meaning new enhancements to make your journey that much more enjoyable. Pull in at the Pit Stop - a great new way to combine fun and food at the side of the pool. Get clubbing in the brand new Bliss Ultra Lounge - the hottest dance spot on the ship!

Refurbished: 2017 | Occupancy: 2,402

Norwegian Jade in Alesund Norway

NORWEGIAN JEWEL

As the namesake of the Jewel-Class cruise ships, you can bet Norwegian Jewel’s got it all. As well as offering some of the largest Suites & Villas at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate everyone’s need and budget. When it comes to food and entertainment, this ship´s filled with excitement: 18 dining choices, 13 bars and lounges and that`s just the beginning.

Refurbished: 2014 | Occupancy: 2,466

Norwegian Jewel in Alaska Tracy Arm

NORWEGIAN JOY

Celebrate Alaska aboard the Norwegian Joy, discover the beauty of the Mexican Riviera or marvel at the engineering behind the Panama Canal with this vessel's different itineraries. Indulge in a different dining experience every night with 8 speciality restaurants available - from seafood to French cuisine to Sushi and more.

Launched: 2018 | Occupancy: 4,004

Norwegian Joy at sea

NORWEGIAN PEARL

Whether cruising through the Panama Canal, exploring the breezy islands of the Caribbean, or discovering parts of Europe, the Norwegian Pearl is the best way to get there. Book a 3-bedroom garden villa for the ultimate luxurious experience.

Refurbished: 2017 | Occupancy: 2,846

Norwegian Pearl in Alaska

NORWEGIAN PRIMA

Norwegian Prima, is set to debut in 2022. The ship is designed with world-class accommodations and a wealth of suite options, as well as a bigger and better go-karting track than anything cruisers have ever seen before. Prima is also set to be the most spacious new cruise ship at sea, with expansive outdoor deck spaces, an infinity pool designed to blend into the ocean and outdoor firepits.

Debut: 2022 | Occupancy: 3,950

Norwegian Prima the latest NCL cruise ship

NORWEGIAN SKY

Offering 3 or 4 days cruises to the Bahamas, the newly renovated Norwegian Sky will transport you in style to your destination. Featuring a full day at NCL's private island idyll, Great Stirrup Cay, you have the option to go snorkeling with turtles and a wide variety of exotic tropical fish in the azure-blue waters. Or perhaps you prefer to catch a tan on the white sand beaches.

Refurbished: 2019 | Occupancy: 2,450

Norwegian Sky in Miami

NORWEGIAN SPIRIT

Norwegian Spirit has been completely overhauled with brand new designs, all aimed at the adult cruiser! This costly renovation offers a new-look ship with every stateroom modernized, each bar and lounge changed, not forgetting even more high-end dining experiences such as the elegant Italian restaurant Onda by Scarpetta. As of December 2021, the ship will be paying its inaugural visit to Australia and New Zealand.

Refurbished: 2020 | Occupancy: 2,018

The first NCL Ship the Norwegian Spirit in Kyoto (Kobe) the ship has a maximum guest capacity of 2,414

NORWEGIAN STAR

Explore the Mexican Riviera from aboard the Norwegian Star. Refurbished in 2018, she has plenty to keep you occupied, day and night. From 17 different restaurants to opulent theatre productions, hot tubs to a spacious spa, casino to sports court, there are endless options from which to choose.

Refurbished: 2018 | Occupancy: 4,080

Norwegian Star in Katakolon, Greece 538x300

NORWEGIAN SUN

Whether you are cruising to the Bahamas, sipping cocktails in the Caribbean, being awed by the locks of the famous Panama Canal, or viewing the jaw-dropping beauty of Alaska, the Norwegian Sun has everything to satisfy the needs of any aspirational world traveler.

Refurbished: 2018 | Occupancy: 2,400

Norwegian Sun in Alaska

NORWEGIAN VIVA

Norwegian Viva is set to debut in 2023, and will feature a variety of world-first offerings and amenities. The ship will have more than 43,000 square feet of outdoor space, as well as an infinity pool and the Indulge Food Hall, which will include a dozen restaurants. Norwegian Viva is sure to be a luxurious and exciting experience for cruise travellers.

Debut: 2023 | Occupancy: 3,950

Norwegian Viva renders to be launched in Summer 2023

PRIDE OF AMERICA

If you are looking for the best way to explore Hawaii year round, then look no further. Pride of America embraces the local cuisine with special dishes such as the Pineapple Beurre Blanc with the freshest seafood. There are ample bars and lounges where you can sit back, sip on a tropical cocktail and soak up views of Kilauea Volcano and the Na Pali Coast.

Refurbished: 2016 | Occupancy: 2,440

Pride of America in Hawaii

Which is NCL's newest cruise ship?

Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is the incredible Norwegian Prima. Currently, under construction in Italy, this brand new vessel will set sail on her maiden voyage in August 2022. She’s the first of six new Prima-class cruise ships to be built for NCL, and she’s sure to impress with her innovative design and luxurious amenities.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s oldest ship is the fabulous Norwegian Spirit. Launched back in 1998, she was recently refurbished with a $100 million refit that saw the addition of 14 new venues including an additional main dining room and an expanded Spa. So if you’re looking for a classic NCL cruise, the Spirit is definitely the ship for you!

*the last time the ship was in dry dock

NCL Cruise Ships by size

Norwegian Cruise Line's biggest ship is the Norwegian Encore with a gross tonnage of 169,116 GT. This Breakaway Plus-class ship has 20 decks, of which 16 are accessible to guests and a length of 333 meters. With its sister ship, the Norwegian Bliss, the Encore can accommodate the most amount of passengers with 4,903 if every available bed are occupied. The smallest Norwegian Cruise Line ship is the Norwegian Spirit with a gross tonnage of 75,904 GT. This ship has 13 decks, of which 7 have cabins. The ship is 284m long with a beam of 37m.

Norwegian Cruise Line Ships by class

The current NCL fleet of 17 ships, will increase to 19 cruise ships once the two new Prima-class vessels have joined (Prima in August 2022 & the Viva in 2023).

Prima Class The first vessel in the class, Norwegian Prima, is due to be launched in August 2022. With a maximum capacity of 3,950 guests, it will be the most spacious new cruise ship at sea. Features include expansive outdoor deck spaces, an infinity pool designed to blend into the ocean, outdoor firepits and a glass bridge walkway. The second ship in the class, Viva, is due to be launched in 2023.

Breakaway Plus Class Ships The Breakaway Plus class ships were launched between 2015 and 2019. The class currently has four ships: Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Escape. All of the Breakaway Plus-class cruise ships are over 168,000 GT and can accommodate more than 4,000 guests. These vessels offer more than 20 dining options, including several new speciality restaurants.

Breakaway Class ships The Breakaway-class vessels are slightly smaller than their Breakaway Plus counterparts but offer a similar range of features and amenities. The class includes two ships: Norwegian Getaway (launched in 2014) and Norwegian Breakaway (launched in 2013). Both have a capacity of approximately 4,819 guests.

Jewel Class ship The Jewel-class vessels were launched with Norwegian Jewel in 2005. These ships offer a great mix of a large number of amenities with a smaller ship size, making them more intimate and personal. The Jewel class includes four ships: Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Gem. All have a maximum capacity of approximately 2,800 guests.

Dawn Class ships The first Dawn-class ship was launched in 2001 with the introduction of Norwegian Dawn. The class currently includes two ships: Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Star. The Dawn-class vessels are similar in size to the Jewel-class ships but offer a different range of features and amenities.

Sun Class ship The Sun-class vessels were launched in 1999 and are the oldest class in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. The class currently includes two ships: Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun. Both vessels have a maximum capacity of approximately 2,400 guests.

Epic Class The Epic-class is currently represented by just one ship: Norwegian Epic. Launched in 2010, it is the most expensive NCL ship ever built, costing 1.2 billion dollars. It has a maximum capacity of 4,100 guests and offers a range of unique features not found on any other NCL vessel.

Unclassed ships The Norwegian Spirit is part of the unclassed ships, however as it was originally built for Star Cruises as SuperStar Leo, we can add it into the Lea Class. The Pride of America sails all year around the Hawaiian islands. As she doesn't have any other ports nearby to add a non-American port to her itinerary, she is the only US-flagged NCL cruise ship.

Which NCL ships have The Haven?

Norwegian Cruise Line's Haven is an exclusive VIP area with the most luxurious accommodation, butler service and an exclusive sundeck.

The Haven allows passengers to enjoy everything from a private bar and lounge to a custom restaurant, secluded sun deck and calm courtyard, without ever leaving the suite complex. The exclusive sun deck is typically at the very top of the ship and forward, meaning it's the perfect place to sunbathe in peace or have a drink while you sail into a new port. You don't even have to leave for meals because The Haven has its own restaurant.

It's available on all cruise ships except for Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Spirit and Pride of America.

The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD. owns Norwegian Cruise Line; Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

There is no strict dress code on the Norwegian Cruise Line, but in the evening, depending on where you dine, the dress code is either casual or smart casual. So, pack some nicer clothes if you're looking to dress up, but feel free to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in as well.

Norwegian Cruise Line does not allow pets onboard the ship with the exception of service animals. If you are traveling with a service animal, you must notify Norwegian Cruise Line in advance and provide documentation from a qualified professional verifying that the animal is a trained service animal.

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Cruise Ship Size Comparison, Dimensions

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Compare cruise ship sizes by length, weight (tonnage), height, width/beam. Review cruise ship dimensions in both meters and feet, and FAQ information, definitions.

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In our huge table below there's a list of all most famous, ever best passenger cruise ships sorted by name. This survey also offers smaller cruise ships size comparison of top luxury all-inclusive vessels with gross tonnage even lesser than 5,000 GT. Now the list of all ship sizes related and integrated articles:

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Length of a cruise ship (Length Overall / LOA)

The cruise ship length is professionally referred to as LOA (length overall), meaning the maximum length between the two most distant points on its hull. LOA may also include the tip of the bowsprit - the pole extending from the ship's prow (usually on tall sailing ships, yachts, and smaller boats). The bowsprit is the "winning" part of the ship when competing in a race or during trials/speed tests.

Another passenger cruise ship length measuring (though not included in this survey) is called LWL. LWL signifies "loaded waterline length" (or just "waterline length"). It excludes the total length, denoting only the length at the point where the vessel sits in the water. The LWL measure plays an important role when assessing some ship properties, like "hull speed" (aka "displacement speed"), water displacement, the amount of paint needed for the ship's bottom, etc.

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Longest cruise ship in the world

The longest cruise ships by size also occupy the first two positions in the list of the largest cruise ships of the world by passenger capacity and gross tonnage. The humongous Royal Caribbean's floating cities Allure and Oasis boast the whole 360 meters in length (1,181 ft), and breadth of 47 meters (154 ft), the unbelievable for a passenger cruise ship tonnage of 225,300 tons, and max crew-passenger capacity of almost 8,500 (2,170+6,300) - each!

Weight of a cruise ship (tonnage) and draft

The size (tonnage weight) of a cruise ship is measured in "gross tonnage" (GT). It relates to the vessel's internal volume (keel to funnel* and to the outside of the hull) and applying a mathematical formula. The cruise ship tonnage is generally used for determining registration fees, port fees, safety rules, regulations. Another ship data (though not included in this survey) is the vessel's "deadweight tonnage" (DWT), which is the weight a vessel can safely carry (cargo, passengers, etc).

The cruise ship draft (or draught) measures the number of meters/feet from the waterline to the lowest point of the keel - or the ship's "invisible" portion below the surface (and especially when loaded). The cruise ship's draft is very important when considering docking in a particular port, sailing through channels or the inland waterways of the continents (rivers and canals).

*Note: Actually, the ship's funnel is the only part of the enclosed interior space that is NOT included in its Gross Tonnage measurement.

Cruise ship weight

As one of our fans Mr John Spooner (cruiser / Retired Master Mariner) have pointed out, the "Gross Tonnage" weight is a measurement of VOLUME, and not of MASS. GT  is an index related to marine vessels' overall internal volume. According to Wikipedia's definition:

  • "Gross Tonnage" (GT) calculations are based on the volume of all the ship's enclosed spaces.
  • "Gross Register Tonnage" (GRT) is the vessel's total internal volume measured in "register tons" (each ton equals 100 ft3 / 2,83 m3).
  • Neither GT nor GTR measures the vessel's displacement (mass), but really show how big cruise ships are.
  • "Deadweight Tonnage" (DWT) measures how much weight a cruise ship (or any of the marine vessel types) can carry safely. This a weighted sum of the vessel's cargo (incl provisions, passengers, crew), fuel, water (fresh and ballast), etc.
  • "Displacement Tonnage" is how much weight the water that a cruise ship (any vessel) displaces when floating (the total weight of the ship / including its contents). Displacement is usually applied to the navy rather than commercial marine vessels. It is measured when the ship is loaded at full capacity.

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The 9 classes of Norwegian Cruise Line ships, explained

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Some cruise lines — Viking , for instance — have fleets where many of the ships have the same basic design. Norwegian Cruise Line is not one of them.

If you're thinking of booking a Norwegian cruise, an important thing to know is that there is a wide variation in the size and style of the vessels in the line's fleet.

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Four of Norwegian's 19 ships — Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore — are among the 30 biggest ships in the world. As such, they're loaded with huge numbers of cabins, restaurants, bars, showrooms and deck-top amusements.

They are, in a nutshell, floating megaresorts .

The line also operates smaller vessels that barely crack the top 100 list of biggest cruise ships. These ships generally have fewer venues and attractions than the bigger ships. However, they still offer a lot for cruisers. Norwegian is a line known for packing oodles of restaurants, bars and entertainment on its vessels — even its smaller ones.

The good news for those of you trying to get a handle on all the options within the Norwegian fleet is that the line's 19 ships can be bunched into just eight groups of vessels with similar amenities. If you know one member of the group, you know them all.

Each of these groups — known as "classes" in cruise industry lingo — is made up of ships that were constructed around the same time in the same basic design.

Related: Everything to know about cabins and suites on Norwegian ships

An introduction to Norwegian Cruise Line ships

Smaller only than Royal Caribbean , Carnival Cruise Line and MSC Cruises , Norwegian has become increasingly known for some of the biggest, most amenity-filled vessels at sea. As mentioned above, though, the line doesn't just operate giant ships. More than half its fleet comprises vessels that, by today's standards, are considered almost midsize.

Indeed, Norwegian is essentially two cruise lines in one. The line's nine newest ships are big, bustling floating megaresorts that can carry upward of 3,000 to 4,000 passengers at double occupancy (even more with every berth filled). At around 144,000 to nearly 170,000 tons, all nine currently rank among the 50 biggest cruise ships in the world (although their rankings will shift downward as more big ships debut).

Norwegian's 10 older ships, by contrast, are much more modest in size, measuring around 75,000 to 94,000 tons and carrying closer to 2,000 passengers at double occupancy.

Norwegian thus appeals both to cruisers who like a giant resort vibe and those who prefer a resort experience that is more modest. The key, depending on your tastes, is getting on the right ship in the fleet for you.

On the big-ship end of the spectrum, Norwegian's four new Breakaway Plus vessels — Norwegian Encore , Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Escape — are the line's premier offerings.

One step down in size from the Breakaway Plus ships are the still-quite-large Breakaway-class ships — Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway — and the one-of-a-kind Norwegian Epic.

The smallest of the line's big ships are the recently unveiled Norwegian Viva and Norwegian Prima. They are the first two of a new series of six vessels that will transform the brand. Measuring about 143,500 tons a piece, these two new ships are about 17% smaller than Norwegian's biggest vessels.

Norwegian's 10 smaller vessels break down into five classes, though many are roughly the same size and offer similar amenities.

Prima class

Ships in class: Norwegian Prima (2022), Norwegian Viva (2023).

Size: 143,535 tons.

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The Prima class of ships is the latest and greatest at Norwegian Cruise Line — the vessels that every NCL fan wants to book.

Only two ships in the series (Norwegian Viva and Norwegian Prima ) are currently in operation. Four more sister vessels are on order for delivery by 2027.

Under development since 2017, these ships mark Norwegian's first new class of vessel in more than a decade. At 143,535 tons, they are notably smaller than the ships the line has been adding in recent years — a factor that will give them access to smaller ports around the world.

That said, Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Prima and their coming sisters still are relatively big ships that pack a lot of over-the-top amenities. Both Norwegian Viva and Norwegian Prima have ridiculously big go-kart tracks spread over three decks (a cruise industry first). The ships also boast The Drop, a 10-story dry slide that the line says provides more G-force than an accelerating Formula One race car.

Additionally, the vessels each are home to a three-deck theater that converts into a Las Vegas-style nightclub, along with a list of interactive, real-life game shows, including at-sea versions of "The Price Is Right," "Supermarket Sweep," "Press Your Luck" and "Beat the Clock."

Related: I've been on nearly every Norwegian ship afloat; here are my first impressions of Norwegian Prima

Still, the new Prima class is about more than flashy entertainment and activities. It marks a more upscale turn for the line. Norwegian Viva and Norwegian Prima offer the largest variety of suite categories (13) for a large ocean ship, the largest three-bedroom suites of any new cruise vessel and the brand's largest-ever inside, ocean-view and balcony cabins.

The entire back of each of the ships is dedicated to an upscale, "ship-within-a-ship" private suite area called The Haven that rises eight decks high and includes 107 suites, a sprawling private indoor lounge area, private outdoor lounge and pool areas, and a private restaurant. Other vessels feature The Haven areas, but none as big as this one.

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In addition, the public areas of Norwegian Viva and Norwegian Prima feel more spacious than many of the other 17 ships in the Norwegian fleet. And, indeed, they are. The Prima-class ships are being built with a higher ratio of space to passengers, which itself is an upscale touch.

Norwegian Cruise Line also says the Prima-class vessels offer the most outdoor deck space of any new cruise ship — including more total pool deck space than any other ships in the brand's fleet.

Note that the last four ships in the Prima-class series, due to debut between 2025 and 2027, are being redesigned to be bigger than the first two ships in the series.

Related: 11 venues, 32 dishes, four days: See what happened when I tried to test every dish at Prima's new Indulge Food Hall

Breakaway Plus class

Ships in class: Norwegian Encore (2019), Norwegian Bliss (2018), Norwegian Joy (2017), Norwegian Escape (2015).

Size: 164,600 to 169,145 tons.

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These are the Norwegian ships you go on if you're a fan of megaresorts.

While not quite as big as Royal Caribbean's giant Oasis-class ships , Norwegian's Breakaway Plus-class vessels are firmly in the pantheon of the world's cruising giants. They are the Norwegian ships most packed with restaurants, bars, entertainment and over-the-top attractions. There are so many of these things that you won't be able to do it all in a single, weeklong cruise.

The Breakaway Plus ships are so big, in fact, that they have room for giant go-kart tracks and laser tag areas on their top decks (on all of the vessels in the series except Norwegian Escape). There's also plenty of room to spare for multiple pools, waterslides and a kiddie splash zone.

Each of the vessels also offers real Broadway shows in big, state-of-the-art theaters, sprawling spas, casinos that fill half a deck, dedicated children's play zones, and more than 2,000 rooms.

In addition, the two newest ships in this series, Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Joy, have large gaming and virtual reality zones called the Galaxy Pavilion.

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For meals, you'll find at least 20 venues on each of these ships, including multiple main dining rooms and a buffet that come with no extra charge and such extra-charge eateries as a teppanyaki restaurant, a steakhouse, a high-end French restaurant and a Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Sea.

With lots of family-friendly attractions such as the go-kart tracks and laser tag courses, these ships appeal heavily to families with children, particularly teens, but they draw a lot of couples, too. They are also popular with solo travelers, thanks to their unusually large complexes of cabins for one (something you'll find on the Breakaway and Epic classes of ships, too).

Related: The ultimate guide to Norwegian's Latitudes Rewards loyalty program

All four of the Breakaway Plus ships have large, private, two-deck-high suite enclaves called The Haven that come with their own pool areas, restaurants and lounges. They're some of the most spectacular suite complexes anywhere at sea .

The biggest of these ships, Norwegian Encore, measures 169,116 tons, making it the 18th-biggest cruise ship in the world as of this story's publishing (it will drop in the rankings over the coming years as additional megaships debut). That's bigger than all but one Carnival ship and every Princess Cruises ship. Only Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises have a significant number of bigger vessels.

Norwegian Encore can hold more than 5,000 passengers with all berths filled.

Breakaway class

Ships in class: Norwegian Getaway (2014), Norwegian Breakaway (2013).

Size: 145,655 tons.

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These vessels are similar to the Breakaway Plus-class ships but slightly smaller. Or, put another way, the Breakaway Plus-class ships are a stretched version of the Breakaway-class ships.

You'll find many of the same eateries, bars, lounges and entertainment venues on the Breakaway-class ships that you'll find on the Breakaway Plus-class vessels. The slightly smaller size of these vessels means there's just a tad less "stuff" on board.

The top decks of the Breakaway-class ships have two pool areas and water parks with waterslides, for instance — just like the Breakaway Plus-class ships. However, they don't have go-kart tracks or laser tag courses. Instead of the latter attractions, you'll find an adults-only pool area called Spice H2O at the back of the vessels. At night, it transforms into a dance club.

Related: Every Norwegian Cruise Line ship ranked from biggest to smallest

The Breakaway-class ships also boast full-size ropes courses on their top decks. Indeed, they were the first cruise ships ever to have such a feature. Other deck-top features include miniature golf courses on both vessels and basketball courts that double as volleyball courts.

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On the entertainment front, both ships offer Broadway shows in their main theaters and have a circuslike show in a secondary theater called "Cirque Dreams." The latter is a dinner show that comes with an extra charge. They're also home to "Howl at the Moon" dueling piano shows and a version of the Latin-themed dance show "Burn the Floor."

Like the Breakaway Plus vessels, the Breakaway ships have large complexes for solo travelers, as well as large, private The Haven suite complexes.

In general, as with the Breakaway Plus ships, these vessels are best for vacationers who like a megaresort-type experience, and they appeal heavily to families with children who love all their deck-top attractions. Each of the two ships in this series — Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway — holds about 4,000 passengers at double occupancy.

Related: The 5 best destinations you can visit on a Norwegian ship

Ships in class: Norwegian Epic (2010).

Size: 155,873 tons.

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Norwegian Epic is an outlier in the Norwegian fleet. Unveiled in 2010, it was originally supposed to be the first of a series of up to three similar vessels. However, after disagreements with the shipyard that built it, Norwegian eventually canceled an order for a second ship in the series and an option for a third ship in the series, leaving Norwegian Epic in a class of one.

While roughly comparable in size to the Breakaway Plus- and Breakaway-class ships (it's a bit smaller than the former vessels and a bit bigger than the latter vessels), Norwegian Epic has a notably different design that includes some unique features.

Perhaps most notably, balcony cabins on the ship have an unusual design that includes curved walls, rounded bed corners, and a sink and vanity area that is in the main living space (for all to see), separate from a closed-off toilet area. The toilet area is behind a translucent door that some cruisers find less private than they had hoped.

Norwegian Epic is also home to the only tube-and-bowl waterslide at sea and has such rare-for-cruise-ships attractions as a rappelling wall and a three-lane bowling alley. It also features an ice bar where customers wear parkas while sipping drinks.

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Still, Norwegian Epic also offers a lot that will be familiar to Norwegian fans, including many of the line's signature restaurants, bars and entertainment.

Standout features on Norwegian Epic include a water park with some of the most over-the-top waterslides at sea (including the aforementioned tube-and-bowl slide). It also offers a version of the Burn the Floor dance show that played on Broadway and on the West End in London, as well as a Howl at the Moon piano bar and a recreation of the Cavern Club nightspot in Liverpool, England, where The Beatles got their start (complete with a The Beatles cover band).

In addition, Norwegian Epic has the line's biggest solo cabin complex (with 128 rooms for one) and a giant The Haven private suite complex.

At 155,873 tons, Norwegian Epic currently ranks as the 34th biggest cruise vessel in the world. Notably, it was the world's third-largest ship when it debuted in 2010. That tells you just how much the cruise industry has grown in recent years.

Norwegian Epic carries 4,100 passengers at double occupancy.

Jewel class

Ships in class: Norwegian Gem (2007), Norwegian Jade (2006), Norwegian Pearl (2006), Norwegian Jewel (2005).

Size: About 93,500 tons.

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Are you unsure if you want to sail on a megaship with 4,000 or more people but still want a vessel with a good amount of features and activities? The Jewel-class ships may be the perfect solution.

At 93,500 tons, the four vessels in the series are nearly 50% smaller than the line's Breakaway Plus-class ships but still big enough that they have a lot to offer.

Each of the vessels has more than a dozen food venues, including three main restaurants, a casual buffet, a steakhouse, a French restaurant and a teppanyaki eatery.

You'll also find multiple pools on each of the ships, along with whirlpools, basketball courts and golf driving nets. Each of the ships also has a theater, spa, casino, and multiple bars and lounges.

What you won't find on the ships, because of their smaller size, are all the gee-whiz attractions such as go-kart tracks, laser tag courses and large water-park areas that Norwegian has put on its bigger vessels. If you can't live without those sorts of features on a cruise ship, then the Jewel class probably isn't for you.

Note that Norwegian Gem does have a climbing wall and a single waterslide. Norwegian Pearl has a climbing wall but no waterslide. Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Jade have neither of the attractions.

Related: Norwegian Cruise Line ships listed from newest to oldest

Each of the Jewel-class ships holds around 2,400 passengers at double occupancy (plus a few hundred more with every berth filled). That's about 40% fewer passengers than you'll find on the biggest Norwegian ships.

That makes them perfect for cruisers who want to get away from the sort of crowds that are on the biggest megaships without giving up many of the amenities that big ships have to offer.

Pride of America class

Ships in class: Pride of America (2005).

Size: 80,439 tons.

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Like Norwegian Epic, Pride of America is an outlier in the Norwegian fleet. In fact, it's perhaps an even bigger outlier than the former vessel.

Sporting a patriotic U.S. theme (you'll find venues named after Thomas Jefferson and John Adams) and a distinct array of lounges and entertainment, it's a ship specifically designed to sail year-round in Hawaii — the only one of its kind at any line.

Pride of America notably flies a U.S. flag and operates with a mostly U.S. crew, in keeping with regulations governing cruise itineraries that only include U.S. ports. That's a big difference from any other big cruise vessel in the world.

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It's also the only Norwegian vessel without a casino, in keeping with local Hawaii regulations.

If you sail on Pride of America, you'll find such one-of-a-kind eateries as the classic American car-themed Cadillac Diner. You'll also find some of Norwegian's signature offerings, including a Cagney's steak house and Italian eatery La Cucina. The ship's other onboard attractions include a showroom, lounges, bars and a top deck with extensive open-air pool and sun lounging areas.

Thanks to its ownership of Pride of America, Norwegian is the undisputed leader in Hawaii cruises. Most cruise lines that offer sailings to Hawaii only offer a limited number of such trips during a few months each year. Norwegian, by contrast, offers sailings around the Hawaiian Islands every week of the year — the only cruise line in the world to do so.

An iconic presence in Hawaii, Pride of America has been permanently dedicated to the archipelago since its debut in 2005. It offers a repeating seven-night itinerary that begins each Saturday in Honolulu and brings the chance to visit four different Hawaiian islands on a single, seven-night trip.

Beginning and ending on the island of Oahu, the itinerary includes two days each on Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. The two-day visit to Maui involves an overnight stay at the port of Kahului. The two-day visit to Kauai involves an overnight stay at the port of Nawiliwili. The two-day visit to Hawaii is split between a call at Hilo and a call at Kona.

Ships in class: Norwegian Dawn (2002), Norwegian Star (2001).

Size: 92,250 and 91,740 tons.

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The Dawn-class ships are similar to the Jewel-class ships in size and amenities, with a few differences.

Like the former vessels, the Dawn-class ships have around a dozen food-serving venues, including three main restaurants, a casual buffet, a Brazilian churrascaria (barbecue) restaurant, a French restaurant and a teppanyaki eatery.

You'll also find multiple pools on each of the ships, whirlpools, basketball courts and golf driving nets. Each of the ships also has a theater, spa, casino, and multiple bars and lounges.

Like the Jewel-class ships, the Dawn-class vessels lack the sort of big attractions such as go-kart tracks and large water parks found on bigger Norwegian vessels. In addition, there are no Broadway musicals on Dawn-class ships, and they don't have a private The Haven suite area (though they do have several giant suites called Garden Villas that measure more than 6,000 square feet).

If you can't live without those sorts of features on a cruise ship, then the Dawn class probably isn't for you.

Ships in class: Norwegian Sun (2001), Norwegian Sky (1999).

Size: 78,309 and 77,104 tons.

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Dating to 2001 and 1999, respectively, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky are among the smallest ships at Norwegian. They offer fewer onboard attractions and amenities than is typical for the line's vessels.

In general, they appeal to cruisers looking for a more intimate experience on a cruise ship than what you'll find on the big Norwegian ships. They also draw cruisers who care more about the destinations that they visit on a cruise than onboard attractions.

On each of the vessels, you'll find more than half a dozen eateries, including several main dining rooms, a casual buffet, a diner-style pub, a steakhouse, an Italian trattoria and a French bistro.

On their top decks, the ships have pools (one on Sun, two on Sky), whirlpools, a basketball court that doubles as a volleyball court, golf driving nets and a jogging track. The ships also have casinos and theaters with nightly shows.

Unlike most bigger Norwegian ships, neither of the vessels has a private The Haven suite complex or solo cabins.

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Ships in class: Norwegian Spirit (1998).

Size: 75,904 tons.

Dating to 1998, Norwegian Spirit is Norwegian's smallest and oldest ship, and — like the line's Sun-class ships — it generally appeals to cruisers looking for a more intimate experience than you'll find on the big Norwegian ships.

At 75,904 tons, Norwegian Spirit is less than half the size of Norwegian's biggest ships, and it carries just 1,966 passengers — more than 2,000 fewer than the Norwegian biggies.

It also offers fewer (but still quite a few) venues and attractions. In all, you'll find 13 food outlets on board, including two main restaurants, a casual buffet eatery, and versions of the line's signature Cagney's steakhouse and French eatery Le Bistro. There are more than half a dozen bars and cafes.

Deck-top attractions include several pools, whirlpools, waterslides, a basketball court and a jogging track. The ship also has a casino, spa, nightclub and theater.

Of note, Norwegian Spirit originally was built for Asia-based Star Cruises (where it was called SuperStar Leo).

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Norwegian Aqua

Prima class.

  • DESTINATIONS
  • Ship 156,300 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 3,571 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2025 Year Built

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  • Ship 168,028 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 4,004 Guest Capacity double occupancy
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Norwegian Breakaway

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  • Mediterranean
  • Canada & New England
  • Ship 145,655 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 3,963 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2020 Refurbished Year Built 2013

Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn

  • Greek Isles
  • Ship 92,250 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 2,340 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2021 Refurbished Year Built 2002

Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Encore

  • Ship 169,116 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 3,998 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2019 Year Built

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic

  • Ship 155,873 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 4,100 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2020 Refurbished Year Built 2010

Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Escape

  • Ship 164,998 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 4,266 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2022 Refurbished Year Built 2015

Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem

Jewel class.

  • Ship 93,530 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 2,394 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2022 Refurbished Year Built 2007

Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway

  • Year 2020 Refurbished Year Built 2014

Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Jade

  • South America
  • Ship 93,558 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 2,402 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2022 Refurbished Year Built 2006

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel

  • Ship 93,502 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 2,376 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2022 Refurbished Year Built 2005

Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy

  • Ship 167,725 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 3,852 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2020 Refurbished Year Built 2017

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl

  • Year 2021 Refurbished Year Built 2006

Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Prima

  • Ship 143,535 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 3,099 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2022 Year Built

Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky

  • Ship 77,104 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 2,004 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2022 Refurbished Year Built 1999

Norwegian Spirit

Norwegian Spirit

  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Ship 75,904 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 2,032 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2022 Refurbished Year Built 1998

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star

  • Ship 91,740 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 2,348 Guest Capacity double occupancy
  • Year 2021 Refurbished Year Built 2001

Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun

  • South Pacific
  • Ship 78,309 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 1,936 Guest Capacity double occupancy

Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Viva

  • Ship 142,500 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Year 2023 Year Built

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  • Ship 80,439 Gross Register Tonnage
  • Guest 2,186 Guest Capacity double occupancy
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List: Every Cruise Ship Ranked By Space Per Passenger (Find Your Ship)

Which cruise ships have the most space per passenger?

Head to any cruise line website or look at any brochure, and you’re sure to see people having fun on the ship… but noticeably absent are any other passengers. Anyone that’s sailed before knows the reality is far different.

Cruise passengers on a busy pool deck

Today’s modern ships can carry upwards of 5,000 people at double occupancy (two passengers to every cabin) and even more when completely full.

And while not everywhere on the ship is packed — there are still plenty of places to get away from the crowd — many spots will have plenty of people.

So what if you want to sail with the most space possible?

Calculating the Most Space Per Passenger for More Than 100+ Cruise Ships

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There’s no arguing that over the past decade or two cruise ships have become significantly larger. About 20 years ago, a “large” cruise ship might come in at 70,000-90,000 gross tons (a measurement of a ship’s size).

Today, the bigger ships start around 140,000 gross tons.

The number of passengers continues to increase as well. An older ship might carry “just” 2,000 to 3,000 passengers. Numbers today are double that.

But just because a ship carries more passengers doesn’t mean it’s more crowded. Remember, the overall size has gone up as well meaning more space on the ship.

Still there are definitely some ships that carry more or fewer passengers than other ships of their size. The result? You can sail a ship that offers more (sometimes considerably) more space per passenger. If you’re a fan of having a little more elbow room on your cruise, selecting those ships with a larger “space ratio” — the ratio between a ship’s tonnage compared to the number of passengers — can be a smart move.

That’s why we calculated this ratio for more than 100 cruise ships across multiple lines. This will give you a better idea of which ships may feel more relaxed and which may feel more crowded. The higher the ratio, the greater the size of the ship on a per-passenger basis . Conversely, the smaller ratios mean that the ship is smaller per passenger.

You can search the table below to rank the ships based on size, passengers, or space ratio, and even search for specific ships. 

There are a couple of things you should know about this table. First, just like any resort, every cruise ship has its own design style. Some are built to be wide open, which can help them feel more spacious even if they are the same size and carry the same number of passengers as another ship.

Others look to be more cozy with smaller open spaces, which despite ample size per passenger overall, can make them feel more crowded.

In other words, more goes into the "feel" of the spaciousness of a cruise ship than just its overall tonnage compared to number of passengers. Design matters too.

Second, this ratio is calculated based on the double occupancy figures for the ship . Many ships, however, sail at more than double occupancy (meaning some rooms have 3+ passengers), so the ratio on your specific cruise may be slightly different than what's shown above.

The 10 Cruise Ships With the Most Size Per Passenger

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Looking for the most room per passenger on your next cruise? Ships that have a space ratio of 40 or more are a good place to start. However, if you want the best of the best, then we suggest looking at those with a ratio above 43.

In our list of more than 100 ships, only 16 (around 15%) of ships meet this benchmark. The ships at the top of the list include Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ships -- Prima and Viva -- which come in at 142,500 gross tons and carry 3,100 passengers at double occupancy. That equates to a space ratio of 46.

But the overall winners are Disney ships, like the new Disney Wish. They top out with space ratios in the high 40s to high 50s. What you need to know here is that Disney's ship designs are a little different than other ships, which increases the space ratio.

While most ships are built with two passengers in mind for the cabin, Disney is obviously much more focused on families. That means ships are designed with more passengers in mind per cabin, reducing the double occupancy rate (which is just the number of cabins times two people).

With a lower double occupancy rate, the space ratio increases sharply. However, it's likely that you'll have significantly more passengers on the ship.

Here are the 10 cruise ships with the most space per passenger based on our calculations:

  • Disney Wish (57.4)
  • Disney Fantasy (52.0)
  • Disney Dream (52.0)
  • Disney Wonder (48.0)
  • Disney Magic (48.0)
  • Norwegian Prima (46.0)
  • Norwegian Viva (46.0)
  • Coral Princess (45.8)
  • Icon of the Seas (44.7)
  • Celebrity Apex (44.5)

The 10 Cruise Ships With the Least Size Per Passenger

When it comes to the ships with the least amount of size per passenger, one cruise line leads the list -- Carnival. In fact, all of the ships on our list with the smallest space ratios come from the cruise line.

In general, the space ratio for Carnival ships runs about 33-37 on average, including the lowest-ranking ship, Carnival Elation. That ship has a gross tonnage of nearly 72,000 and carries 2,190 passengers. That equals a space ratio of 32.8.

It also goes to show that newer, larger ships with more people don't automatically mean more crowded. Elation started sailing in 1998 and many larger ships built more recently have higher ratios.

Here are the 10 cruise ships with the least size per passenger based on our calculations:

  • Carnival Elation (32.8)
  • Carnival Firenze (32.8)
  • Carnival Venezia (33.1)
  • Carnival Panorama (33.3)
  • Carnival Horizon (33.7)
  • Carnival Paradise (33.9)
  • Carnival Vista (33.9)
  • Carnival Radiance (34.0)
  • Carnival Sunrise (34.0)
  • Carnival Celebration (34.1)

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Try looking at lines such as Seabourn or Silversea. These figures are really only mainstream and leave out some of the luxury lines.

Space Ratio’s are fake numbers! Gross Tonnage includes ALL the interior volume of the ship .. crew only areas, engines rooms, the works .. space that a passenger would never have access to.

What about the Cunard Queen Elizabeth ? At 90 400 tons and passenger count of 2116 , it’s space ratio is 42.7 thereby landing at 20th . Doesn’t Cunard count ?

In your space ratio list, you left out Holland America and Viking.

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(2024) Norwegian Cruise Ships Newest to Oldest: Complete List

See what year each ship was built and which ships are the largest in Norwegian's fleet.

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Norwegian Cruise Line currently has 18 cruise ships in its fleet.  In terms of passengers carried, it is the 3rd largest cruise line in the world, behind Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

From unique hull-art that stand out at sea to new innovations onboard, Norwegian Cruise Line has never been afraid to try something new.

This is the cruise line that invented the term “Freestyle Dining” which was a unique concept at the time and has really caught on.  Norwegian also introduced Go-Kart tracks to cruise ships with a Ferrari-branded two-level track found on some ships.

With a majority Norwegian’s sailings travel to the Caribbean and Bahamas, Norwegian also offers cruises to Alaska and Europe and even has a dedicated ship for sailings in Hawaii.

Norwegian’s parent company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, also owns Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

There are currently 8 classes of Norwegian cruise ships, although 3 of them only have one ship in them.

  • Sun class (Built 1999-2001) – Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun
  • Dawn class (Built 2001-2002)- Norwegian Star and Norwegian Dawn
  • Leo class (Built 1998) – Norwegian Spirit
  • Pride of America class (Built 2005)- Pride of America
  • Jewel class (Built 2005-2007) – Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Pearl
  • Epic class (Built 2010)- Norwegian Epic
  • Breakaway class (Built 2012-2019)- Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Encore
  • Prima class (Built 2022) – Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva

Future cruise ships coming to Norwegian’s fleet:

  • Norwegian Aqua : This will be the first Prima Plus class ship with Norwegian.   It is set to debut in April of 2025.  It will be 156,300 gross tons in size and will carry 3,571 guests at double occupancy.

Here is a list of every ship currently sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line.  The list will be updated as new ships are added.

Be sure to appreciate the unique paint jobs on the hull of each one of these ships.

Norwegian Viva

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Norwegian Viva took her maiden voyage in August of 2023 and is the second Prima-class ship with NCL.   Viva is 143,535 gross tons with a capacity of 3,215.

Norwegian Prima

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Norwegian Prima is the 1st of 6 Prima class cruise ships.  The vessel was launched in August of 2021.  With a gross tonnage of 142,500, the ship is 981 feet long and can carry 3,100 guests at double capacity.

Norwegian Encore

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Norwegian Encore is the final Breakaway Plus class cruise ship from NCL. The cruise ship features a go-kart track, a 10,000 sq ft virtual reality center, a laser tag arena themed after the Lost City of Atlantis, and 29 venues for food and drinks. Take a Video Tour of Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Bliss

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Norwegian Bliss entered service in April of 2018.  It is the 3rd of the Breakaway Plus class ships and is 168,028 gross tons in size.

Norwegian Joy

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Custom built for the Chinese market, Norwegian Joy debuted in March of 2017.  In 2018 the ship was moved to the US for cruises to Alaska and Mexico.  At 167,725 gross tons Norwegian Joy has a capacity of over 3,800 guests.  See 6 cool things about Norwegian Joy .

Norwegian Escape

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Norwegian Escape was the first Breakaway Class Plus ship, debuting in October of 2015.   At 164,600 gross tons, Escape has a guest capacity of 4,266.  See our article on top 10 reasons to sail on Norwegian Escape .

Norwegian Getaway

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The second Breakaway class ship, Norwegian Getaway debuted in February of 2014.  At 145,655 gross tons, Getaway has a capacity of 3,969 guests.  At the time of its launch it was the 9th largest cruise ship in the world.

Norwegian Breakaway

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Debuting in April of 2013 Norwegian Breakaway was the 1st ship in “Project Breakaway”, named from a public contest.  The 145,655 gross ton ship can carry 3,963 passengers at double capacity.

Norwegian Epic

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Epic is the only ship in its class, although there are a few similarities in the subsequent class of Breakaway.  Debuting in July of 2009, Norwegian Epic was the 3rd largest ship in the world at the time.  At 155,873 gross tons, the ship can carry 4,100 passengers at double capacity.  Read our review on Norwegian Epic here .

Norwegian Gem

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Norwegian Gem was the last Jewel class ship made by Norwegian.  Having debuted in October of 2007, Gem is 93,530 gross tons in size and has a double capacity of 2,394.

Norwegian Pearl

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Launched in October of 2006, Norwegian Pearl is the 3rd Jewel class ship with the line.   At 93,530 gross tons, Pearl has a double capacity of 2,394 guests.

Norwegian Jade

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The second Jewel class ship to be built, Norwegian Jade debuted in February of 2006.  However, the ship was originally built as Pride of Hawaii.  Jade registers at 93,558 gross tons and has a guest capacity of 2,402 at double capacity.

Norwegian Jewel

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The 1st of the Jewel class ships, Norwegian Jewel was launched in June of 2005.  At 93,502 gross tons, the ship can carry 2,376 passengers at double capacity.  See what we loved about sailing on Norwegian Jewel .

Pride of America

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The only ship in its class, Norwegian’s Pride of America is registered in Hawaii and offers week-long itineraries around the islands.  The ship debuted in September of 2002 and can carry 2,500 passengers.  Pride of America is registered at 80,439 gross tons.  Read our article on 12 reasons to sail on this ship .

Norwegian Dawn

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A Dawn class vessel, Norwegian Dawn entered service for Norwegian in June of 2002 after originally being intended to operate with Star Cruises.  At 92,250 gross tons, the ship can carry 2,340 passengers at double capacity.

Norwegian Star

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Also a Dawn class vessel, Norwegian Star entered service for Norwegian in November of 2001.  The ship was originally intended for Star Cruises before it was transferred to Norwegian Cruise Line.  At 91,740 gross tons, Norwegian Star has a capacity of 2,348.

Norwegian Sun

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A Sun class vessel, Norwegian Sun entered service for the company in 2001.    At 78,309 gross tons, the ship can carry 1,936 passengers at double capacity.

Norwegian Sky

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Another Sun class ship, Norwegian Sky was originally ordered by Costa Cruises.  From 2004-2008 the ship sailed as Pride of Aloha and now Sky does short sailings to the Caribbean.  Christened in 1999 as Norwegian Sky, the vessel is registered at 77,104 gross tons and has a capacity of 1,928 guests.  Read our review on Norwegian Sky here .

Norwegian Spirit

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The oldest ship in the fleet, Norwegian Spirit was launched in 1998 but was acquired by Norwegian in 2004.  Originally the ship was built for Star Cruises and was named Superstar Leo.  At 74,500 gross tons, Norwegian Star has a capacity of 1,996 passengers.

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Future ships:.

Norwegian Viva is the next Prima class ship set to be delivered in 2023.  The ship will have a double capacity of 3,215 with a gross tonnage of 140,000.

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Yes, most ships in the fleet will have washers and dryers available for passengers. You will have to check the cruise ship deck plans to see which decks have self-service launderettes as not every deck will have them. There is also an iron and ironing board in this area. The cruise line also offers laundry and dry-cleaning services for your convenience. They offer same-day service too, so be sure to complete the order form in your cabin and have your stateroom steward pick it up.

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The ultimate guide to Norwegian Cruise Line ships and itineraries

L ooking for a cruise where you can do what you want, whenever you want, without a lot of structure and rules? Norwegian Cruise Line could be your brand.

The Miami-based cruise line pioneered the idea of "freestyle cruising" — cruising without rigid dining schedules, dress codes and formal nights — and it's still the go-to line for vacationers who want a floating resort experience with a casual, laissez-faire vibe.

Instead of a few big main restaurants with fixed seating times, Norwegian ships offer a wide range of eateries and no assigned seating times — just make a reservation. When it's time for dinner, if you want to dress up, fine. There's no rule saying you must, though.

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Norwegian vessels also offer lots of options for daytime fun but are particularly well known for evening entertainment. You'll find everything from music halls with Beatles cover bands and dueling piano bars to theaters with some of the most elaborate shows at sea — including some big-name Broadway productions.

Norwegian ships are also loaded with bars, lounges and nightclubs, including always-busy casinos. Put it all together, and you have vessels with a very lively atmosphere — particularly at night. If you had to compare Norwegian ships to something on land, you'd probably say they were like floating versions of the casino resorts you find in Las Vegas.

Just to be clear, Norwegian is a big-ship line . Its largest vessels are among the biggest cruise ships at sea (they must be, to accommodate everything mentioned above). If you want an intimate cruise experience, Norwegian probably isn't a good choice.

That said, the line does offer some smaller ships that aren't quite as big and bustling as its giants.

Norwegian is also a mass-market brand, not a luxury cruise operator. Still, as we'll explain below, it offers a wide range of accommodations, some of which fall squarely in the luxury segment. In some cases, its ships have an exclusive area full of high-end cabins and suites called The Haven that comes with its own private pools, lounge areas and even restaurants.

In short, if you want to turn a Norwegian cruise into a luxury experience , you can do that, too. Norwegian really is the line where you make the trip what you want it to be.

Related: Which cruise brand is right for you?

3 things TPG loves about Norwegian Cruise Line

  • The do-what-you-want freestyle vibe
  • The wide range of restaurants, bars and nightspots
  • The stellar entertainment

What we could do without

  • The sky-high extra charges

The Norwegian Cruise Line fleet

Norwegian is the world's fourth-largest cruise line by passenger capacity, with 19 ships that together offer 56,780 berths.

Smaller only than Royal Caribbean , Carnival Cruise Line and MSC Cruises , the brand has become increasingly known for having some of the biggest, most amenity-filled vessels at sea. The line doesn't just operate giant ships, though. More than half of its fleet is comprised of vessels that, by today's standards, are considered almost midsize.

Indeed, Norwegian is essentially two cruise lines in one. The line's nine newest ships are big, bustling floating megaresorts that can carry upwards of 3,000 to 4,000 passengers at double occupancy (and even more with every berth filled). At around 143,000 to nearly 170,000 tons, all eight currently rank among the 50 biggest cruise ships in the world (although their rankings will shift downward as more big ships debut).

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However, Norwegian's 10 older ships are much more modest in size, measuring around 75,000 to 94,000 tons and carrying closer to 2,000 passengers at double occupancy.

Norwegian thus appeals both to cruisers who like a giant resort vibe and those who prefer something more modest. The key, depending on your tastes, is getting on the right ship in the fleet.

On the big-ship end of the spectrum, Norwegian's four relatively new Breakaway Plus-class vessels — Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Escape — are the line's premier offerings. While not quite as big as Royal Caribbean's giant, Oasis-class ships , they are firmly in the pantheon of the world's cruising giants. They are the Norwegian vessels most packed with restaurants, bars, entertainment and over-the-top attractions.

Unveiled in 2019, Norwegian Encore is, notably, the 23rd biggest cruise ship in the world as of this story's publishing (it will drop in the rankings over the coming years as additional megaships debut). At 169,116 tons, it's bigger than all but three Carnival ships. Only Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises have significantly more bigger vessels.

One step down in size from the Breakaway Plus ships are the still-quite-large Breakaway-class ships — Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway — as well as the one-of-a-kind Norwegian Epic and the recently unveiled Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva .

Around 17% smaller than Norwegian's biggest vessels, Prima and Viva are the first tow of six sister ships that the line will roll out between now and 2027 that will significantly change the composition of its fleet. While not the biggest vessels in the Norwegian fleet, these ships will be notably packed with restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and decktop attractions. They also mark a more upscale turn for the line, with more space per passenger than earlier Norwegian ships and lots of suites.

Related: I've been on nearly every Norwegian ship. Here are my first impressions of Norwegian Prima

Norwegian's 10 smaller vessels break down among five classes, but many are roughly the same size and offer similar amenities.

One notable outlier among the smaller ships is the 2,186-passenger Pride of America. Sporting a patriotic U.S. theme (you'll find venues named after Thomas Jefferson and John Adams), and a distinct array of lounges and entertainment, it's the only big cruise vessel based year-round in Hawaii.

Pride of America notably operates with a mostly U.S. crew, in keeping with regulations governing cruise itineraries that only include U.S. ports.

Related: Our take on the new Norwegian Encore

Destinations and itineraries

Norwegian sails almost everywhere in the world, but its heaviest presence is in the Caribbean, Europe and Alaska.

In a typical summer, the line will deploy nearly half its ships to Europe while sending several more to the West Coast to sail to Alaska from Seattle; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Seward, Alaska. It'll also operate trips to Bermuda from New York City and Boston, usually with two ships, and trips to the Bahamas and the Caribbean out of Miami.

During the winter, the line will move many of its vessels to North America to operate sailings to the Caribbean and Bahamas. It also sends a few ships to Asia, Australia and South America, and it'll typically keep a single vessel in Europe, too.

As mentioned above, the line also operates one ship (Pride of America) in Hawaii year-round. It's the only cruise line to offer year-round voyages in Hawaii.

In North America, Norwegian ships sail out of Baltimore; Boston; Galveston, Texas; New York City; Miami; Tampa; San Juan, Puerto Rico; New Orleans; San Diego; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Seattle; Honolulu; Vancouver, British Columbia; Quebec City; and Seward, Alaska.

In Europe, Norwegian ships sail out of Amsterdam; Stockholm; Copenhagen; Oslo and Tromso, Norway; Southampton and Portsmouth, England; Le Havre, France; Reykjavik; Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona; Civitavecchia (the port for Rome) and Trieste, Italy (near Venice); Piraeus, Greece (the port for Athens); and Istanbul.

Related: The best Caribbean cruise for every type of traveler

Who sails Norwegian Cruise Line?

Norwegian appeals to vacationers who want a big-resort experience at sea with lots of options for dining and entertainment. In that, it's similar to Royal Caribbean — perhaps its closest competitor.

However, unlike Royal Caribbean, Norwegian hasn't retained any of the trappings of old-style cruising. There are no formal nights, as you'll still find on Royal Caribbean ships, or dress codes. Norwegian has also thoroughly done away with the concept of big main restaurants with fixed seating.

Because of that, Norwegian is popular with people who are seeking flexibility — freedom to eat when they want, with whom they want and to dress however they want, for sure, but also more freedom in general to just set their own schedule day and night.

Norwegian cruises are very unstructured vacations, and that's by design.

Like Royal Caribbean ships, Norwegian vessels have an inordinate amount of teen- and tween-friendly attractions — everything from some of the largest waterslides at sea to the only go-kart tracks on the ocean . That makes them particularly appealing to families, including multigenerational groups. Families are a big part of Norwegian's business.

It's not just families that flock to Norwegian, though. The line's ships are designed to offer a little something for everyone, and thus they appeal to a wide demographic, including couples of all ages and even solo travelers (the line has been a leader in adding solo cabins to ships in recent years). They also draw customers with a wide range of incomes.

At their core, Norwegian ships are mass-market ships, with entry-level cabins that are affordable to middle-class travelers. However, overlaid across most vessels are high-end suites and services that are at a luxury level, and the line draws a good number of luxury-seeking travelers.

The exclusive, keycard-accessed suite complex called The Haven (found on 13 of Norwegian's 19 ships) comes with private lounges, pools and other tony features. It's essentially a small, luxury vessel that has been planted atop otherwise middle-class, mass-market megaships. These complexes appeal to well-heeled travelers who want a luxury cruising experience while also getting all the fun attractions, entertainment and dining venues only a mass-market megaship can offer.

Cabins and suites

Norwegian is known for offering a wide range of accommodations on its ships. You'll find everything from relatively low-cost, windowless inside cabins that measure as little as 135 square feet (perfect for the budget traveler) to massive, multi-room suites that are more than 50 times that size.

At the high end, the accommodations are aimed at affluent travelers who, for whatever reason, prefer the megaship experience to that of a luxury ship, and they truly are among the most spectacular accommodations at sea.

Some, such as the giant Garden Villas found on six Norwegian ships — Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Star — sprawl over thousands of square feet and have as many as three bedrooms plus separate living rooms and dining rooms.

The Garden Villas also have private outdoor sun decks and courtyards with hot tubs. Additionally, the Garden Villas on Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Star include private outdoor dining areas and steam rooms.

Depending on the ship, top suites can come with perks such as private butlers and concierges who attend to your every need, access to a private restaurant, a private suite lounge and sun deck, reserved seating in entertainment venues and priority boarding and disembarkation.

On more than half of Norwegian's ships, many of the top suites are part of The Haven. Billed as an upscale "ship within a ship" and aimed at luxury travelers, The Haven is located at the very top of vessels and often comes with private lounges, pools, sunning areas and even restaurants.

Norwegian is also heralded for kicking off the trend of more solo cabins on cruise ships . In 2010, it debuted an entire zone of small studio cabins for one — 128 in all — on its then-new, 4,070-passenger Norwegian Epic, and it has since added them to seven more new ships.

The studio cabins are tiny at just 100 square feet. However, they're superbly designed to maximize storage space. On the ships that have them, they are clustered around an exclusive Studio Lounge where solo travelers can mingle at daily happy hour gatherings.

Related: What it takes to get concierge lounge access on a cruise ship

Restaurants and dining

Norwegian was an early pioneer of the idea of giving cruisers lots of choices when it comes to restaurants on ships, and even its smallest vessels offer a wide range of options.

On Norwegian's recently built Breakaway Plus-class ships, there are up to 20 places to grab a bite, ranging from high-end French restaurants and steakhouses to casual pubs.

Every vessel has two or three main restaurants and a casual buffet where meals are included in the fare — the latter is usually called the Garden Cafe.

Other included-in-the-fare venues found on some ships include O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grill, a casual pub; an outdoor bar and grill called Topsiders; and casual Asian restaurants that go by many names including Shanghai's Noodle Bar, Ginza and Bamboo.

Also, every ship has a least four and often many more extra-charge eateries. Two found across the entire fleet are Cagney's, the line's signature steakhouse, and Le Bistro, a fine French restaurant. Every ship also has an Italian restaurant, called Onda by Scarpetta or La Cucina. There also are churrascaria restaurants called Moderno on most Norwegian vessels.

On some ships, you'll also find Ocean Blue, a seafood restaurant; The District Brew House, a gastropub serving craft beers; and a Mexican spot called either Los Lobos or Los Lobos Cantina. Every vessel has some sort of sushi restaurant, often called Sushi or Wasabi, and there are hibachi-style teppanyaki restaurants on nearly every Norwegian vessel.

You might even find Starbucks stores on some ships (the one-year-old Norwegian Prima has two!) and there are Starbucks products on every Norwegian vessel. Also, some ships have private restaurants just for passengers staying in The Haven.

Some of the extra-charge restaurants come with a flat fee (the teppanyaki outlets are $59 per person, not including the cost of drinks). However, most are a la carte, with sometimes hefty pricing. One thing you need to know upfront about going on a Norwegian cruise is that there are a lot of extra charges — and sometimes quite high extra charges — on the line's ships, particularly for things like restaurants.

A surf-and-turf dish at Ocean Blue that combines an 8-ounce filet mignon with a lobster tail costs $55, for example. If you just order a whole lobster, you'll be out $49. The least expensive entree on the menu, a roasted cauliflower steak, is $22.

If you know you want to eat at several extra-charge restaurants during a single voyage, you can buy one of several dining packages that offer meals at a discount.

Related: The 7 best meals you can have at sea

Entertainment and activities

Few lines offer as broad a range of entertainment and activities on their ships as Norwegian. The line's biggest vessels offer multiple entertainment venues, from theaters to comedy clubs; a wide range of deck-top attractions; large casinos; full-service spas; and even virtual reality attractions. You'll also find a seemingly endless array of bars, lounges and nightspots.

Theaters and shows

Entertainment is one of the core areas where Norwegian excels, and if you're the kind of person who loves nights out with live music and lively performances on your vacations, you're going to love the line.

Many of Norwegian's biggest ships have state-of-the-art theaters as big as those you'd find on Broadway, with big-name productions to match. Norwegian Bliss, for instance, has the Tony Award-winning "Jersey Boys."

In some cases, the Broadway shows are cut down slightly from the original versions, and the casts aren't quite as seasoned as what you'll find on Broadway. However, these are quality productions. The best part is they are entirely free. Compare that with the hundreds of dollars you'd spend to take your family to a show in New York City.

Norwegian ships also are jam-packed with music venues. Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Epic, for instance, have the Cavern Club, a reproduction of the British club that gave rise to the Beatles. It comes complete with a cover band that plays the group's greatest hits.

There are also Howl at the Moon dueling piano bars on some Norwegian ships, and there's the lively Q Texas Smokehouse found on Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy (a music-and-food concept that pairs live music with barbecue).

In addition, several Norwegian ships offer dinner theater venues with circus-type productions, and one vessel, Norwegian Getaway, features a magic-infused dinner theater show in a steampunk-inspired space called The Illusionarium.

Several ships also offer comedy club entertainment.

Other interior attractions and activities

In addition to entertainment spaces, the interiors of Norwegian ships are loaded with other venues where passengers can kick back and let loose day and night.

All but one Norwegian ship (Pride of America) has a casino, and on the line's bigger vessels, they are huge operations. The casino on Norwegian Encore has more than 300 slot machines and 26 table games (including blackjack, roulette, poker and craps), plus its own bar.

On the line's big Breakaway-class and Breakaway Plus-class ships, the casino — along with a large proportion of all onboard restaurants, bars and clubs — sprawls across three central decks connected by an atrium-like space known as 678 Ocean Place (the name derives from the location of the decks, which on each ship are decks 6, 7 and 8). At night, these three-deck complexes become bustling places.

The Breakaway- and Breakaway Plus-class ships have innovative outdoor promenades called The Waterfront lined with seating for many restaurants and bars. The Waterfront is located on Deck 8 of each of the ships, which is one of the main decks for restaurants on them all.

Like the ships of the Breakaway and Breakaway-plus classes, the Prima Class ships have a lively zone that mixes casino space, bars, eateries and entertainment that sprawls across decks 6, 7 and 8. These vessels also have outdoor eating space in an area called Ocean Boulevard.

In addition, Norwegian two new Prima Class ships (Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva), as well as another relatively new Norwegian vessels — Norwegian Encore — have innovative gaming and virtual reality zones called Galaxy Pavilion (a fourth Galaxy Pavilion area on Norwegian Joy is being removed during an overhaul in dry dock scheduled for early 2024).

There's nothing quite like Galaxy Pavilion in the cruise world. The venue has an amazing array of high-tech virtual reality experiences, including incredibly realistic race car simulators (on Norwegian Encore, there are eight in a row along one wall), hang gliding simulators, virtual mazes and a virtual reality "Jurassic Park" ride.

The Galaxy Pavilion on Norwegian Encore is the biggest of them all. Among added features, it includes a 45-minute escape room experience laced with special effects. Themed around a Spanish galleon, it's designed to be played by up to six people at a time.

Just be warned that you'll pay a hefty fee to play in the Galaxy Pavilion. A weeklong pass to the venue will set you back $199 per person. There also are hourlong passes available for $29 per person, or you can sample a single ride for $8 (except for the escape room, which is priced separately at $15 per person).

There's also a bowling alley on Norwegian Epic and duck pin bowling lanes on Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway.

Norwegian ships also all have Mandara Spas, which can be quite big on the bigger vessels, and there are fitness centers on every ship.

Deck-top attractions

What you'll find on the top decks of Norwegian ships will vary quite a bit depending on the vessel. The line's smaller ships will have at least one or two pools, sunning areas and usually a sports court area — but not all that much else.

The big ships are a different story.

On the line's Breakaway-, Breakaway Plus- and Epic-class ships, you'll find giant waterslides and kiddie splash zones and, in some cases, even more over-the-top attractions such as go-kart tracks and laser tag arenas.

The go-kart tracks (now on Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy) are quickly becoming Norwegian's signature can-you-believe-this-is-on-a-ship attraction, and they truly are impressive. The biggest two of them, on Norwegian Viva and Norwegian Prima, are nearly 1,400 feet long and sprawl over three decks.

Note that this is some serious go-karting. The cars that Norwegian uses can hit speeds up to 32 miles per hour. Three of the speedways, on Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Encore, also feature middle-of-the-track observation areas where your family and friends can cheer you on to victory — and even shoot you with "lasers" that'll give you a boost of power.

The open-air laser tag arenas also are significant venues that are unlike anything you'll find atop the ships of other lines. The one on Norwegian Encore, which is the largest laser tag arena ever put on a ship, is themed around the lost city of Atlantis and spans the back of the vessel.

As is the case with the Galaxy Pavilion attractions mentioned above, the go-kart and laser tag experiences on Norwegian ships don't come cheap. You'll pay $15 per person for an eight-lap romp on the go-karts. Joining a five-minute laser shootout costs $10 per person. In both cases, you can buy a weeklong pass for $199.

The top decks of a few Norwegian ships — mostly the bigger ones — also have a ropes course, a climbing wall or both. Some vessels also have miniature golf courses.

You'll find an exclusive, extra-charge, adults-only VIP sunning area on seven Norwegian ships called Vibe Beach Club. The biggest of these areas is on Norwegian Encore, where Vibe Beach Club is an expansive private lounge with a full-service bar, cabanas and two hot tubs designed to hold up to 270 people — far more than on other ships.

For those with money to burn (pricing on Norwegian Encore recently was $99 per person for a day pass), the Vibe Beach Clubs are lovely, secluded deck-top hideaways. However, there's a downside for everyone else on board the ships that have them, which is that they take away from the deck-top lounge space available to everybody else.

Related: The 12 cruise ships with the most spectacular attractions at sea

Children's programs

As is typical for big-ship cruise lines, Norwegian has an extensive children's program, with programs and activities for children as young as 6 months through the age of 17.

The heart of the program, called Splash Academy, brings free, supervised activities daily for children ages 3 to 12. The line splits children here up into three age groups: Turtles (ages 3 to 5), Seals (ages 6 to 9) and Dolphins (ages 10 to 12), and they each have their own age-appropriate activities ranging from treasure hunts to video game competitions. On many ships, there are extensive dedicated spaces for the different groups.

While the free programming ends at 10:30 p.m., you can pay extra to leave your kids at Splash Academy past 10:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., when it's billed as the Late Night Fun Zone.

Norwegian also has rooms on its ships for babies and toddlers ages 6 months to 3 years. Called Guppies, the program offers parents a place to play with their youngest children, with occasional youth staff-led activities and games.

Norwegian also offers dedicated teen zones and programming on ships for children ages 13 to 17. Called Entourage, the teen zone is a place for teens to hang out, dance and play games, and it's supervised by counselors who plan activities and challenges.

What to know before you go

Required documents.

A passport is required for all cruises leaving from a non-U.S. port and all Panama Canal sailings (regardless of departure port). If you're a U.S. citizen, you don't need a passport for most sailings from U.S. ports (including sailings to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, the Mexican Riviera and Alaska).

Instead, you can travel with a state-certified birth certificate or other proof of citizenship and a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification. That said, Norwegian strongly recommends that all travelers bring a passport.

Passports must be valid for at least six months after your trip, and the name on your reservation must be exactly as it's printed on your passport or other official proof of nationality.

Norwegian adds an automatic service charge of $20 to $25 per person, per day, to final bills, depending on your cabin category. Depending on the service you receive, you can adjust the amount up or down at the guest services desk before disembarking. In addition, a 20% gratuity is added to the bill at bars, extra-charge specialty restaurants and ship spas.

Related: Everything you need to know about tipping on a cruise ship

Norwegian has been rolling out faster Wi-Fi systems across its fleet in recent years, so you can now stream video on ships.

Pricing changes over time, but the fastest "premium" service on Norwegian vessels recently was priced at $39.99 per person per day, if you bought it in advance. Norwegian also offers a less expensive plan that doesn't allow video streaming for $29.99 per person per day if purchased in advance.

This pricing is quite a bit higher than what some other lines, such as Carnival or Princess, charge for Wi-Fi. Princess recently was charging just $14.99 per person per day for a WiFi package.

Related: Wi-Fi on ships really is getting better

Carry-on drinks policy

Norwegian allows you to bring bottles of your own wine or Champagne on board, but it will charge you a hefty corkage fee of $15 per bottle for the privilege — even if you plan to drink the bottle in your room. This is a more draconian policy than you'll find at most lines. Most lines allow passengers to bring at least a bottle or two of their own wine on board at no charge.

Smoking policy

On all ships, smoking (including e-cigarette smoking) is only allowed in designated outdoor areas, cigar lounges (for cigar smoking only) and casinos. It's forbidden in cabins and on cabin balconies. Passengers caught smoking in their cabins will be fined $250 per occurrence.

Unlike many cruise vessels, Norwegian ships do not have self-serve launderettes on cabin decks for passenger use. Instead, the line offers extra-charge laundry and dry cleaning services.

Related: Everything you need to know about cruise ship laundry services

Electrical outlets

All cabins on Norwegian vessels have standard North American-style, 110-volt outlets and European-style, 220-volt outlets. Some cabins also have USB ports.

The currency used on all Norwegian itineraries is U.S. dollars. All vessels operate on a cashless system with any onboard purchases you make posting automatically to your onboard account. You'll receive a cruise card you can use to make charges. This same card also lets you into your cabin.

Drinking age

The official drinking age on Norwegian ships is 21. That said, passengers who are 18 to 20 can purchase and consume beer or wine on ships in international waters with permission from parents or legal guardians. The parent or legal guardian must be on board and sign a waiver at guest services. The lower drinking age in international waters does not apply during sailings in Alaska and Hawaii.

Norwegian Cruise Line may be the most laid-back line out there when it comes to dress codes. You can basically wear whatever you want, whenever you want.

The line specifically says that casual wear (think: khakis, jeans, shorts and casual shirts for men; casual dresses, skirts, shorts, jeans and tops for women) is just fine anytime during the day, at the buffet and in most specialty restaurants.

The line just recommends a step up to "smart casual" outfits in its more formal dining rooms and upscale specialty restaurants. In keeping with Norwegian's laid-backness, this might still mean nothing more than a crisper pair of jeans, or maybe slacks with a collared shirt, for men. Definitely no need for a jacket. For women, slacks, jeans, dresses, skirts and tops will do fine.

Related: What to pack for your first cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line loyalty program

Norwegian has a point-based frequent cruiser program, Latitudes Rewards, that has seven tiers, ranging from Bronze (requiring 1 point) to Ambassador (700 points).

Members earn points for every night they sail on one of the line's ships. They get an additional point for every night they stay in a concierge room, a suite (not including stays in minisuites, or stays in suites resulting from an upgrade) or a room in The Haven. They also get an additional point for every night booked through a Latitudes Rewards Insider Offer.

Hitting the first tier, Bronze, takes one cruise. Reaching the second tier, Silver (20 points), would take at the most three cruises if you're doing seven-night trips.

Related: Everything you need to know about the Norwegian loyalty program

Lower tiers don't bring all that much in terms of truly valuable benefits. You'll get things like priority check-in and discounted spa treatments performed while ships are in port. However, higher levels of the program start to be enticing.

Platinum (75 points) brings free dinners at two extra-charge restaurants, a discount on an internet package, behind-the-scenes ship tours and concierge service.

The top Ambassador level brings a truly wonderful perk: a one-time complimentary seven-night cruise in a balcony cabin. You can pick almost any sailing except trips around Christmas and the new year.

In contrast to airline frequent-flyer programs, cruise line loyalty programs do not require you to requalify for status every year. So, yes, the perks with lower tiers aren't great. But it's not as difficult as it might at first seem to hit the more rewarding higher tiers in just a few years if you're cruising a lot.

A passenger staying in suites and booking through Latitudes Rewards Insider Offers could get to the Platinum level with just four seven-night cruises.

Related: The TPG guide to cruise line loyalty programs

How much does a Norwegian cruise cost?

Norwegian designs its ships to appeal to a broad mix of people, in part by offering a wide range of cabin types at varying price points. On a typical sailing, you might find an entry-level cabin for around $100 a night while a high-end suite is five to 15 times that amount.

At the time of this story's posting, A The Haven two-bedroom family villa on Norwegian Jewel for a seven-night Alaska cruise in August 2024, for example, was going for $13,978 per person, based on double occupancy. That's more than 13 times the cost of the least expensive inside cabin (which was starting at $1,058 per person, based on double occupancy). Oceanview cabins on the same sailing started at $1,698 per person, based on double occupancy.

Note the "based on double occupancy" caveat in the above paragraph. As is typical for cruise lines, Norwegian charges on a per-person basis, not per room, and it prices most cabins based on two people occupying a room. It does offer some cabins for solo travelers on some ships that are priced based on single occupancy.

In general, Norwegian's newer ships including Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Prima and the Breakaway-class and Breakaway Plus-class vessels will be more expensive than the line's older, smaller ships. However, there are many factors that go into pricing for any given cruise, including the popularity of the specific itinerary, the time of year when the cruise is taking place and changing demand trends.

As you might expect, pricing for all ships will generally be lower during offseason periods such as September and October.

The timing of when you book can also matter. Cruises book up much further in advance than airplanes or hotels, and many cruisers will tell you the best pricing for any given sailing often is available when cruises first go on sale (which can be a good two years before a departure). Booking far in advance will also give you the best chance of getting your preferred cabin type and location on a ship.

Once on board a Norwegian ship, you'll pay extra for most drinks, extra-charge restaurants, spa services, shore excursions, internet service and a few other things — unless you've bought a package for some of these items in advance. Some onboard activities such as go-karting also come with an extra charge. What's included in the fare is your lodging, meals (in non-extra-charge restaurants) and most entertainment.

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How to book

If you're sure you know what sort of cabin you want, on which ship, on which itinerary — and about a dozen other things — you can head over to ncl.com to make a booking directly.

That said, given the complexity of booking a cruise (there are a lot of decisions to make during the booking process — trust us) we recommend you use a seasoned travel agent who specializes in cruises.

A good travel agent will quiz you about your particular interests, travel style and preferences, and steer you to the perfect cruise line, ship, itinerary and cabin for you. They can also help you if something goes wrong just before, during or after your voyage.

If you're sure Norwegian is your line, look for a travel agent who specializes in trips with the brand. You want someone who understands all the little quirks that are unique to Norwegian's cabin categories and, preferably, has done ship inspections to see the cabins firsthand.

Whether you use a travel agent or not, make sure to maximize your purchase when paying for the cruise by using a card that offers extra points for travel purchases . This could be the Chase Sapphire Reserve , which offers 3 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on travel and dining (excluding the annual $300 travel credit), or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card , which brings 2 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on travel and 3 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on dining.

Bottom line

For big-ship lovers, Norwegian pretty much has it all. There's tons of great entertainment on Norwegian's vessels, plenty of venues for eating and drinking, and all sorts of deck-top diversions — at least on the line's newest ships. Throw in the brand's low starting prices, and it's an even more compelling package.

If we have a gripe with the line, it's about the "extra-charge creep" we've been seeing for attractions on Norwegian ships such as go-karts and laser tag in recent years, and the higher a la carte prices spreading across the line's onboard restaurants.

Then again, you get what you pay for, as the saying goes. If you're on a tight budget, there are plenty of included-in-the-fare choices for dining and entertainment. If money is no object, you can follow a different "journey" through the ship, as Norwegian executives like to say, to a far more high-end vacation.

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