AUD $680total per person
Guarantee Inside StateroomA Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned...
Guarantee Inside Cabin - Category IXIX
AUD $680total per person
AUD $791total per person
Guarantee Oceanview StateroomA Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully...
Guaranteed Oceanview Cabin - Category OXOX
AUD $791total per person
AUD $999total per person
Guarantee Balcony StateroomA Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony...
Guarantee Balcony Stateroom Category BXBX
AUD $999total per person
AUD $1014total per person
Inside StateroomRelax in lively style and smart sophistication. The modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like...
Inside Stateroom - Category IFIF
AUD $1,014total per person
Inside Stateroom - Category IEIE
AUD $1,084total per person
Inside Stateroom - Category IDID
AUD $1,125total per person
Inside Stateroom - Category IBIB
AUD $1,139total per person
Inside Stateroom - Category ICIC
AUD $1,139total per person
AUD $1153total per person
Family Inside StateroomAn affordable family option and conveniently located near our kids’ area, these staterooms include two lower beds...
AUD $1292total per person
Oceanview StateroomExperience comfort all around you. These stylish staterooms feature fine appointments, which are highlighted by nice...
Ocean View Stateroom - Category OCOC
AUD $1,292total per person
AUD $1499total per person
Balcony StateroomTake in the amazing views from these staterooms that include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and...
AUD $1499total per person
Family Oceanview StateroomPerfect for families, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, a bathtub and...
Family Ocean View Cabin - Category O1O1
AUD $1,499total per person
AUD $1638total per person
Family Balcony StateroomIdeal for the whole family, these staterooms are conveniently located near the kids’ area and include two lower beds...
AUD $2192total per person
Spa Balcony StateroomThe Spa Balcony staterooms feature tranquil spa décor and include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed,...
Spa Balcony Stateroom - Category B9B9
AUD $2,192total per person
AUD $3509total per person
The Haven Courtyard PenthouseHidden at the top of the ship, The Haven features Norwegian Cruise Line's most luxurious, well-appointed...
Courtyard Penthouse - Category H5H5
AUD $3,509total per person
Family Oceanview Stateroom
Perfect for families, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, a bathtub and additional bedding that can accommodate three guests. There are also many connecting staterooms. (No bathtub in staterooms 5138, 5140, 5738 and 5740.)
- Accommodates: 4-5
- Total Approx. Size: 218 sq. ft.
Spa Balcony Stateroom
The Spa Balcony staterooms feature tranquil spa décor and include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, easy access to the adjacent Mandara Spa experience and fitness center, as well as complimentary access to the Thermal Spa Suites during regular Spa hours.
- Accommodates: 3
- Total Approx. Size: 208 sq. ft.
- Balcony Size: 32 sq. ft.
The Haven Courtyard Penthouse
Hidden at the top of the ship, The Haven features Norwegian Cruise Line's most luxurious, well-appointed accommodations as well as 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private sundeck.
With exclusive key card access to The Haven and all its premium amenities, these Penthouses provide comfort and luxury with access to the secluded Courtyard Area, private restaurant and lounge. Featuring a king size bed, bath tub with shower (except in wheelchair accessible staterooms) and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to your private balcony.
- Accommodates: 2-3
- Total Approx. Size: 328 sq. ft.
- Balcony Size: 58 sq. ft.
Guarantee Inside Cabin - Category IX
Guaranteed Oceanview Cabin - Category OX
Guarantee Balcony Stateroom Category BX
Inside Stateroom - Category IF
Inside Stateroom - Category IE
Inside Stateroom - Category ID
Inside Stateroom - Category IB
Inside Stateroom - Category IC
Family Inside Stateroom - Category I1
Family Inside Stateroom - Category I2
Ocean View Stateroom - Category OC
Balcony Stateroom - Category BD
Balcony Stateroom - Category BC
Family Ocean View Cabin - Category O1
Family Balcony Stateroom - Category B2
Family Balcony Stateroom - Category B4
Spa Balcony Stateroom - Category B9
Courtyard Penthouse - Category H5
Please note: All prices featured are per person (unless otherwise stated), and include non commission fares (taxes, fees and port expenses). Prices and availability are subject to change due to changes made by the Cruise Companies. Prices quoted are based on payments made via BPAY or bank transfer. Visa and Mastercard payments incur a 1.5% transaction fee.
Day 1Port Canaveral Depart: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 @ 16:00
Day 2At Sea
Sun, Dec 1, 2019
Day 3At Sea
Mon, Dec 2, 2019
Day 4Road Town (Tortola)
Arrive: Tue, Dec 3, 2019 @ 08:00
Depart: Tue, Dec 3, 2019 @ 18:00
Day 5Saint Thomas
Arrive: Wed, Dec 4, 2019 @ 07:00
Depart: Wed, Dec 4, 2019 @ 14:00
Day 6At Sea
Thu, Dec 5, 2019
Day 7Great Stirrup Cay
Arrive: Fri, Dec 6, 2019 @ 09:00
Depart: Fri, Dec 6, 2019 @ 18:00
Day 8Port Canaveral Arrive: Sat, Dec 7, 2019 @ 07:00
Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in the three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to chefs' original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.
Main Dining Rooms
- Savor - Balancing classic favorites with hot new dishes, dining at Savor is a must. Offering guests an extensive menu of deliciously fresh flavors along with chic and modern decor, dining at Savor is always in style. Deck 6
- Taste - Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, Taste also offers a stylish and contemporary atmosphere. Plus, with a menu that changes daily, Chef's Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, you'll experience a different culinary adventure with every visit. Deck 6
- The Manhattan Room - The Manhattan Room is the version of a private New York City supper club. Guests can dance in style while enjoying specially curated modern and classic dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Add sizzling performances of Burn the Floor, and you have a recipe for a spectacular evening. Deck 7
Other Complimentary Dining Options
- Garden Café - "Whatever you’re craving, chances are you will find it at the Garden Café buffet. This complimentary, indoor restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner – and the floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque ocean views. In addition to a variety of entrées and side dishes, you’ll find popular action stations featuring made-to-order omelets and waffles, an Italian pasta station, a carving station with freshly prepared meats sliced to your liking, grilled specialties, ethnic favorites, and a dessert area lined with sweet surprises." Deck 15, Buffet
- O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill - Dine on American classics in a relaxed Irish pub atmosphere. With popular dishes like Chicken Pot Pie and Fish n’ Chips to daily dinner specials ranging from Prime Rib to Chicken & Waffles, O'Sheehan’s has all your favorite comfort food and beer on tap 24 hours a day. So catch a game on the two-story TV screen or play some billiards or darts, this casual restaurant is a guest favorite – and it’s complimentary. Deck 7, Pub.
- Shanghai's Noodle Bar - Visit the Noodle Bar to enjoy fresh noodle dishes that are prepared just the way you like them. Deck 7, Bar
- The Haven Lounge (Private Access for Guests of The Haven Only) - Exclusive to The Haven guests, enjoy your favorite cocktail and light bites surrounded by ultimate luxury. Deck 16
- The Haven Restaurant (Private Access for Guests of The Haven Only) - A private fine-dining experience for guests of The Haven, serving unique signature dishes and wine offerings from impressive selection. Deck 16
- Uptown Bar & Grill - At Uptown Bar & Grill you’ll find Norwegian Breakaway's new burger and salad bar. Choose from a variety of gourmet burger options like Garden & Herb and Chili Cheese or create your own! And with so many different ingredients, you can have a new kind of burger every single day. Prefer to keep it light? The made-to-order fresh chopped salads are another great option. So eat in or take it to go and start working on that golden tan. Either way, we always do it well (or medium or rare). Deck 16, pool bar & grill
Dining aboard Norwegian is about having choices. Widen your palette further and choose from the specialty restaurants for a cover charge or á la carte. Whether it's a cheeseburger you have a desire for, or Coq au Vin, your dinner is ready when you are. And if you book a Specialty Dining Package, you can savor an array of the specialty restaurants for one special price.
Moderno Churasscaria - Deck 8
- Norwegian was first to bring this dining concept to sea, and now we’ve taken it a step further with outdoor seating at the signature Brazilian-style steakhouse. Whether you dine indoors or out, your mouth will water as different grilled and slow-roasted meats are carved tableside. Use your Moderno Green and Red Place Card to control the carving. Green side up and the professional “Passadores” will continue to stop at your table with succulent skewers of meats. Use the red side to stop. Moderno Signature Salad display is a traditional part of any churrascaria. You’ll find a mouthwatering, bountiful selection of freshly prepared salads, artisan cheeses and more.
Teppanyaki - Deck 8
- Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at the authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. The chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping too.
Cagney's Steakhouse - Deck 8
- Steak is the standard at the American-style steakhouse. Pull up a seat along The Waterfront and take your pick from premium cuts of Certified Angus Beef®. Your mouth will water, so sip your favorite cocktail in anticipation. And don’t forget to order the made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of the famous truffle fries.
La Cucina - Deck 8
- Enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside al fresco alongside the sea, or indoors at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every tomato used to make an exquisitely delicious sauce. Try a twist on a classic like lobster fettuccine, or keep it purist with a osso bucco. Just when you think you’re out, they’ll pull you back in with a toasty espresso and some macadamia nut ice cream. Delizioso!
Le Bistro French Restaurant - Deck 6
- Have it au poivre or just go straight for the bouillabaisse at the signature French restaurant in the atrium of 678 Ocean Place. Elegant interiors, crisp white linens and attentive servers make this an intimate dining experience reminiscent of a Parisian café. By the end of your meal, you’ll might just be proclaiming c’est magnifique!
Ocean Blue - Deck 8
- Seafood is the star attraction here with every detail orchestrated. In a refined and elegant setting, diners will be treated to dishes created from the freshest fish and the finest ingredients, all perfectly paired with hand picked wine selections.
The Raw Bar - Deck 8
- Located right beside Ocean Blue, The Raw Bar is an easy casual place to grab a snack or settle in for a meal. A menu of oysters, shellfish, crudos and signature wines by the glass keep things light. Counter seating allows for guests to easily dine solo or with a group. This is a perfect place post-show to enjoy a dessert or a cocktail as well.
Wasabi - Deck 8
- A traditional sushi bar complete with a Yakitori grill, Wasabi serves up a nice selection of popular sushi, sashimi and rolled favorites. In addition to your artfully prepared meal, you’ll find a unique contemporary décor that includes authentic calligraphy-lined walls and digital aquarium visuals that are displayed on an in-wall plasma screen. Sake fan? Check out the Sake menu for a carafe. This dining option is priced á la carte.
Seventeen decks above the sea, wind in your hair, sun on your back, ocean views all around, and before you – a stellar selection of liquid delights: five multi-story waterslides, two swimming pools, four hot tubs...more water than ever before. It’s a proverbial smorgasbord of aquatic opportunities.
Bars and Lounges
Bar 21 - Deck 7
The sounds of the slot machines and cheers of the crowd at the neighboring casino won’t distract you from noticing this stunning, intimate bar. It could easily become your favorite haunt, especially late at night.
Bliss Ultra Lounge - Deck 7
Cruise into the clubbing scene at Bliss. Dance to a different beat and feel the excitement as you walk through the lit tunnel to the illuminated bar. It’s electric. Bliss is a top hot spot every night of the week. Experience it.
Café & Bar at the Atrium - Deck 6
Relax in the center of the hustle and bustle of the Atrium. Linger with cocktails or coffee in this grand space that offers three-deck vertical views and a two-story Wii wall."
Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar - Deck 8
Sit starboard, right alongside the sea where the view is intoxicating. Good times flow indoors, too. With a unique international variety of spirits and an impressive list of imported and domestic beers, you can sip your way around the world without leaving your chair in air-conditioned comfort.
Mixx Bar - Deck 6
Mingle with new friends and enjoy live piano at Mixx, a modern classical, pre-dinner gathering place between two of our most popular dining spots.
Prime Meridian Bar - Deck 8
Between Cagney’s Steakhouse and Moderno Churrascaria, take a seat, order your favorite beverage and be a part of the action of 678 Ocean Place.
Shaker's Cocktail Bar - Deck 8
Happy hour comes shaken or stirred at this classic martini bar with a twist. Join the martini crowd for some cosmopolitan ambiance or try the latest, modern concoction made to your liking.
Spice H2O - Deck 16
Inspired by the renowned summer beach parties on the island of Ibiza, Spice H20 is an adult-only escape with contemporary Asian influences located aft on Deck 16. By day, lounge beside hot tubs and a soothing waterfall; by night, it’s a whole different beat. Let loose and dance beneath the stars as vibrant images display on the huge video screen. Spice H20 will add pizzazz to your palate too, with its unique offerings of snacks and appetizers.
SVEDKA and Inniskillin Ice Bar - Deck 8
A unique arctic-like frozen chamber, guaranteed to give guests the ultimate chill. The bar, seating and glasses are made entirely from ice. The bar is kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit and features ice sculptures of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler Building to pay homage to New York City, its year-round homeport. The Ice Bar also features New York City-inspired specialty cocktails.
Vibe Beach Club - Deck 17
Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean – and disconnect from everything else. Exclusively for those 18 and over, Vibe Beach Club is resplendent with ocean views, an over-sized hot tub, chaise loungers and a relaxing water feature - idea for relaxation. A full-service bar, water spritzers, chilled towels and skewers of fruit ease you even more into serenity. A limited number of passes will be available for purchase onboard at the Guest Service Desk.
Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold 'Em and Poker are a few of the favorites on Deck 7. See why Norwegian has been rated the "Best Cruise Line Casino" of any cruise line for ten years running by the readers of Casino Player magazine and "Best Cruise Line Casino" by Porthole magazine.
Entertainment - Shows and Performances
Burn The Floor
Ballroom dancing reinvented. From Broadway to Norwegian Breakaway. Burn the Floor is a sizzling and sexy show based on the world-renowned Broadway performance, this non-stop, 45-minute extravaganza is amazing. “Audience-dazzling! Swiveling hips, steamy embraces and high-octane tempos. A non-stop display of pop variations on classic styles, performed with precision and polish,” writes Charles Isherwood, The New York Times. From Harlem’s Hot Night at The Savoy, where the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter, where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, experience the passion of many popular dance styles. For a spicier, more intimate performance, check out Burn the Floor as they heat up the dance floor in The Manhattan Room. You may even be asked to step up and show off your best moves. And if you want to brush up on your Rumba, dance and exercise classes are offered throughout your cruise by the amazing dancers.
Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club
Dark wood floors. Exposed brick. Legends of decades past hanging on the walls. From the moment you step inside, you’ll feel you’re in a swingin’ New York City jazz club. Whether you’re watching a five-piece performance inside or sitting outside on The Waterfront enjoying a drink, the ocean breeze and the cool sounds, this is the place for some of the best live jazz and blues music you’ll hear at sea.
Howl At The Moon
Two musicians. Two pianos. Too much fun to experience by yourself. Bring your friends and your favorite song requests. This is Howl at the Moon, the world’s greatest dueling piano show at Headliners, which is exclusively on Norwegian Cruise Line. Come sing and dance the night away as our talented musicians jam out and perform your favorite songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. Want to hear a Billy Joel classic? What about Lady Gaga? Our versatile musicians are up for anything. So get ready for a howlin’ good time.
Rock of Ages
A Norwegian Breakaway exclusive, this five-time Tony Award nominated sensation relives the anthems of the 1980’s big-hair bands through the story of a girl and boy who fall in love and despite all odds, make their dreams come true. Come see why The New York Times calls Rock of Ages "Absurdly enjoyable." Please note that this show may not be suitable for children.
The Second City
Laugh it up with some of the funniest people on the planet. This is no ordinary comedy club. This is comedy with the renowned Second City, which is exclusively on Norwegian. Delighting audiences for over 50 years, this comedy troupe is all about improvisational sketch comedy. New York Times calls them “a comedy empire.” It’s hard to argue considering some of their alumni include comedy greats Bill Murray, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and Jason Sudekis, to name a few. So pull up a chair, order a drink and laugh the night away.
It’s our biggest kids’ area yet! This radical venue was created especially for our young fans, ages 3 to 12 years. Within this two-story facility sprinkled with excitement, kids can do what they do best – be a kid!
Entourage - Deck 16
Entourage is a place where teens can be themselves, hang out, meet new friends and get lost in a world of cool comfort. Ages 13-17 are welcome to this inviting venue, designed like a chic adult lounge, minus the adults.
Whether you live to shop or shop to live, The Marketplace provides excellent retail therapy for all our guests. From simple sundries to elegant designer duds, we've got your shopping list covered.
The innovations continue on Norwegian Breakaway with a world-class Day Spa, Medi Spa, Salon and Fitness Center – and the first ever Salt Room at sea. The journey begins on Deck 15 where you can experience well-trained massage therapists specializing in over 50 treatments from hotstone massages to oxygen facials. Acupuncture and age-defying treatments are on the menu as well. Whether you prefer free weights, TRX training, cardio on the most advanced equipment or aerobics, spinning or kickboxing classes, work up a sweat in the Fitness Center.
Spa Thermal Suite
The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body. Feel the weightlessness and kneading effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool and enjoy a warm waterfall cascading onto your shoulders in the Vitality Pool. Leave the world behind in the dramatic grotto setting of the Salt Room or take a dip in the hot tub. Head to the steam room to soothe joints and alleviate pains. If detox is what you crave, sit down at the sauna to sweat out your cares as your heart and sweat glands work together to purify your body. Then relax and bring your body to temperature with a nap on heated mosaic lounge chairs.
Sports & Fitness
Sports Complex - Deck 15
Sports Complex provides three stories of action-packed activities including two new additions that will test your skills like never before.
Challenge yourself with our new, largest-at-sea ropes course where you can conquer over 40 elements as you masterfully maneuver through this multi-level structure. For the ultimate thrill, confront The Plank that extends 8 feet over the side of the ship. Cameras capture your conquering moment.
*Size and weight restrictions apply and vary by ship/activity.
Pulse Fitness Centre - Deck 14
Stay in shape with your favorite workout equipment including treadmills, ellipticals and free weights - even, yoga, pilates and the first squash court at sea.
Norwegian Breakaway is ready to whisk you away to the tropics. Whether it's the pink-sand beaches of Bermuda in the spring and summer or the warm waters of the Southern Caribbean and Bahamas and Florida in the fall and winter, you're in for an unforgettable experience. Named Best New Ship by Cruise Critic editors, Norwegian Breakaway combines the best of New York City with the most magnificent amenities at sea. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and connect with the sea like never before along The Waterfront, a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade lined with restaurants, bars and spectacular views. Indulge in 29 dining experiences, including three new, dedicated seafood venues by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian. And enjoy dazzling Broadway performances - Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy.
- Vessel: Norwegian Breakaway
- Year: 2013
- Beam: 169
- Crew: 1,651
- Gross Tonnage: 146,600
- Onboard Currency: U.S. Dollar
- Passenger Capacity: 3,969
- Aqua Park
- Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club
- Headliners Comedy Club
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Broadway Entertainment
- Photo Gallery
- Sports Complex
Norwegian Breakaway - Deck Plans
Cruise code: BWY-20191130-07-PCV-PCV
Inside Choose 1: Beverage Package, Dining Package, $50 Shore Tour Credit, Internet credit. Oceanview choose 2, Balcony (subject to avail) & Suites can get all! Not available IX, OX, BX, MX.T&Cs apply.
- Government Tax
- Onboard Accommodation
- In-stateroom TV programming (except for on-demand movies)
- Dedicated Kids & Teen (ages 2-17) programming & spaces during at sea days until 10:30 pm and from departure until 10:30 pm during port days
- Meals in the complimentary dining venues
- Iced Tea, some juices in the buffet (for breakfast), regular coffee, tea and ice water
- All entertainment onboard unless it’s part of a dining entertainment production
- Poolside activities
- Access to fitness facilities
- Select onboard presentations
- Sports Court activities
- Use of outdoor pools and hot tubs
Frequently asked questions
Cruising is such a great value holiday as your fare includes accommodations, all main meals onboard ship, onboard daytime activities, and night-time entertainment including live stage shows. One reason cruising is good value is because you'll know what most of your holiday will cost before you go. Generally your only extra onboard expenses could be your beverages (though these are sometimes included on luxury ships), optional shore excursions, personal services such as spa treatments, and any purchases at the gift and duty free shops.
All your main meals are included on a cruise. Typically for breakfast, lunch and dinner there is an a la carte option (order from a menu) or a buffet option. There is so much choice available, and the food is excellent. However, your cruise doesn't always just include these 3 main meals. You can in fact eat non-stop for 24 hours a day if you like.
Most cruise lines also offer specialty dining as an alternative option to the main restaurants. There is typically a small cover charge for this. However, the food is well worth it, and the specialty restaurants are normally smaller and more intimate than the main restaurants so they make for a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
The entertainment on board comes in many different styles and formats but is always included in the cruise fare. In the evening there are shows in the main show lounge (except small ship cruising). Typically there are two sessions a night so, depending on your dinner time, you can always catch the show. The style of these shows changes daily. Some nights it will include all of the ship’s entertainment crew with a Las Vegas style production. Other nights there may be a guest entertainer or comedian. There is something for everyone.
The entertainment doesn't stop with the nightly performances. Each night the ship provides a newsletter detailing all the activities that will take place the following day. These activities may include dance classes, arts and crafts, table tennis, live music, tournaments, trivia quizzes, recent release movies, and other deck games and deck parties. The great thing about a cruise is that you can do as much or as little as you like. If your idea of a holiday is sitting back with a good book, you can do that. If you like to be entertained there is no shortage of entertainment.
One of the main reasons for a cruise making such a great family holiday is the “kids club” facilities offered on board, and they are all included in your cruise fare. Typically the kids clubs are broken into 3 different age groups - 3 to 6 years, 7 to 12 years, and 13 – 17 years. In these dedicated children’s facilities they are looked after by trained staff and the facilities are open from 9am – 10pm. Parents can check their children into the “kids club” whenever it suits them. Children love these facilities as it is “their space” aboard the ship.
NB Each cruise line has limited space on board the ship for children as the kids club facilities can cater for a limited number of children, and any child booked onto a cruise has access to the kids club. If you are planning on taking a cruise during the school holidays then you need to book early as the children's space will sell out. Also, while most cruise lines have kids club facilities there are some exceptions (not common) so you should check this at time of booking.
The chances are you will not get seasick. On a cruise most people do not suffer from motion sickness. However, if you are going to get seasick then it is likely to happen in the first 24 hours. If you limit the amount of alcohol you consume and activities you do in the first 24 hours you can reduce the chance of this happening. Another thing you can do is select a midship cabin on a lower deck. A cabin in the middle of the ship (midship) will experience the least amount of movement.
There are a number of other precautions/medications you can take, and these can be purchased before you travel at a pharmacy or health shop. Otherwise you can buy them on board.
The best thing you can do if you feel seasick is visit the ship’s doctor. They can give you an injection that will give you relief from your seasickness within 30 minutes. You have planned and saved for your holiday, don't ruin it by feeling sick. Visit the doctor for the injection and get it treated straight away. If you have travel insurance then you can claim this back.
IMPORTANT: A visit to the doctor on board will cost you money so we strongly recommend you get travel insurance before you depart on your holiday.
Terms and conditions for this cruise
Frequently Asked Questions
Shore excursions are pre-organised tours & sightseeing options that you purchase on board for when your ship is in a port of call. Every ship has a “Shore Ex” desk with qualified staff who can advise you of different excursions available, what’s best to do and generally help you with information on the particular region your ship is visiting.
Shore excursions can be booked on board your ship however some cruise lines allow you to pre-book and pay for excursions online. If there is a tour you really want to do then we recommend you pre-book it as popular tours do sell out.
Shore excursions are not compulsory, you are free to go ashore and return to the ship as many times as you like.
When you go ashore it is important to note:
You must take your cruise I.D. card (ticket) as proof for re-embarking.
The city or town you are visiting may not be close to the port where the ship is docked, cruise lines normally organise shuttle buses (at a minimal charge) throughout the day to and from the city centre.
You must return to the ship at the stipulated time as the ship WILL NOT wait for late passengers.
Tour costs vary depending on the activity, itinerary and inclusions. There is always a wide variety on offer for all age groups and abilities that can start from as little as $25.
Sometimes you can book your tour, when you arrive at your port, direct from the operator at a much cheaper price. However, this comes with a buyer beware warning. The operators used by the cruise line are trusted professionals so you will not be ripped off. Also, if something goes wrong on your tour, the cruise line knows where you are and will take the necessary steps to pick you up if your vehicle has broken down. In extreme cases they will even hold the ship's departure for you if you are late returning from a tour booked through the ship. They will not wait if you go direct through the operator, as they will not know where you are.
Unlike airlines, there are no luggage restrictions on a cruise. However you need to consider that you need to store it in your cabin for your holiday. There is plenty of storage space in your cabin but if you are travelling in a quad cabin you may want to impose your own restrictions.
NB It is important to remember that airlines have different luggage restrictions, so if you are flying either pre or post cruise then you may want to keep within their allowances.
Cruise lines around the world do not all operate using the same onboard currency. The currency varies from cruise line to cruise line with the most common currency being US dollars. P&O Cruises Australia, Carnival Spirit and the Sun and Dawn Princess all use Australian dollars as their onboard currency.
Cruising is a cashless society which means when you purchase anything on board you do not pay for it in cash. When you board the ship it is like checking into a hotel, you can either give a credit card imprint or the cruise line will take a cash deposit of approximately $300. You are then given a “cruise card”. Your cruise card is your door key (on most ships), has your dinner table number on it (for traditional dining), and it is used for making any purchases aboard.
When you make a purchase with your cruise card, it is swiped and a receipt is printed that you will need to sign. The cost of the purchase is then added to your onboard account which you settle at the end of your cruise.
Many cruises on our websites come with onboard credits. This could be from a special promotion that is being run by the cruise line or because of the relationship we have with the cruise lines that allows us to select certain cruises to receive onboard credit. The amount of onboard credit does normally depend on the length of the cruise.
If your reservation receives onboard credit we will confirm this with you in writing and then your onboard account will automatically be in credit for the amount we have confirmed to you. This credit can be used towards any onboard expenditure that is charged back to your cabin. It is important to note that if you do not spend all of your onboard credit it will not be refunded to you in cash so it is best you spend it all while on board.
Tipping/gratuities are a big issue for a lot of Australasian cruise passengers as it is not our custom to reward good service in this way. What cruise passengers need to consider is that outside of Australasia, the remuneration for personnel in the service industry is quite low. Hence, to keep up a high standard, employees have the incentive of earning additional income via the tips they receive. At the end of the day, how much you tip is up to you.
The most common way cruise lines suggest tipping, is that they add a suggested amount to your daily onboard account. You can choose to keep that on your account or you can ask the purser to remove it. This suggested amount is divided out amongst your cabin steward, your dinner waiter, your assistant waiter, your wine steward, and maitre d’.
Some cruise lines ask passengers to wait until the end of the cruise and they discreetly leave an envelope in your cabin in which to place the appropriate amount. Some cruise lines state that the fare you have paid includes gratuities. Some cruise lines ask that you pre-pay the gratuities with your cruise fare prior to your holiday departure.
Again, the amount you tip is up to you (unless it is prepaid) and it isn't intended to have a negative impact on your holiday. Do what feels most comfortable to you.
The rules surrounding where you can smoke on board a cruise ship vary from cruise line to cruise line. However, none have taken steps to ban smoking completely. Most only allow smoking in designated areas on the open decks. Many have banned smoking on cabin balconies as this poses a fire risk.
Many cruise lines have rules restricting you from taking your own alcohol on board your cruise ship. If you have pre purchased duty free alcohol the ship will take it off you when you board and store it away for you. This alcohol will be delivered to your cabin the night before you disembark. The same applies if you purchase it when you are in port. Any purchases made on board will also be delivered the night before you disembark.
However, Princess Cruises will allow you to bring a bottle of wine aboard which you can drink at dinner or in your cabin.
These restrictions were put in place to create a safer environment on board your cruise ship, where people drink within a controlled drinking environment.
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