AUD $1449total per person
Inside StateroomFamily Inside These Norwegian Pearl Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for your family to cruise. With...
Guarantee Inside Stateroom - Category IXIX
AUD $1,449total per person
Inside Stateroom- Category IFIF
AUD $1,790total per person
Inside Stateroom - Category IDID
AUD $1,816total per person
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IEIE
AUD $1,816total per person
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IAIA
AUD $1,855total per person
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IBIB
AUD $1,855total per person
Inside Stateroom- Category ICIC
AUD $1,855total per person
Family Inside Stateroom- Category I1I1
AUD $1,868total per person
AUD $1645total per person
Oceanview StateroomFamily Oceanview You can comfortably fit up to four guests in these staterooms, making them perfect for families....
Guarantee Oceanview - Category OXOX
AUD $1,645total per person
Obstructed Oceanview - Category OKOK
AUD $2,116total per person
Oceanview Porthole - Category OGOG
AUD $2,155total per person
Oceanview Porthole - Category OFOF
AUD $2,168total per person
Oceanview Stateroom- Category OCOC
AUD $2,181total per person
Mid-Ship Oceanview Staterom- Category OBOB
AUD $2,194total per person
Oceanview Stateroom- Category OAOA
AUD $2,207total per person
Family Oceanview Stateroom-Category O1O1
AUD $2,220total per person
AUD $1906total per person
Balcony StateroomAft-Facing Balcony You'll enjoy every inch of these staterooms, with enough space to sleep up to four guests. The...
Guaranteed Balcony Stateroom Category BXBX
AUD $1,906total per person
Balcony Stateroom- Category BDBD
AUD $2,442total per person
Balcony Stateroom- Category BCBC
AUD $2,520total per person
Balcony Stateroom- Category BBBB
AUD $2,533total per person
Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom - Category BABA
AUD $2,586total per person
Family Balcony Stateroom - Category B3B3
AUD $2,599total per person
Family Balcony Stateroom- Category B2B2
AUD $2,612total per person
Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom-Category B1B1
AUD $3,003total per person
AUD $2297total per person
Mini-Suite with BalconyAft-Facing Mini Suite These Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, making them ideal if you want to bring the kids....
AUD $3721total per person
Suite2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony These Penthouses are perfect for your whole family. Up to six guests can stay in...
AUD $5769total per person
The HavenThe Haven Exclusive Personalised Service 24 hour trained and certified suite butler Concierge...
Haven Courtyard Penthouse-Category H5H5
AUD $5,769total per person
Haven 2Bedroom Family Villa-Category H4H4
AUD $6,225total per person
Haven Owner's Suite - Category H3H3
AUD $6,877total per person
Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite - Category H2H2
AUD $7,399total per person
Haven 3Bedroom Garden Villa-Category H1H1
AUD $14,117total per person
Family Inside These Norwegian Pearl Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for your family to cruise. With room for up to four guests, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. And of course, room service and many other amenities.
Mid-ship Inside With room for up to four guests, these Inside Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. These staterooms are mid-ship, so you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Inside These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.
Guarantee Inside A Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Accommodates: 4 passengers
Total Approx. Size: 138 - 143 sq. ft
Family Oceanview You can comfortably fit up to four guests in these staterooms, making them perfect for families. You'll enjoy an amazing view from the big picture window. Two lower beds convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two more guests. Of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.
Oceanview Picture Window These Norwegian Pearl Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to fours guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding that accommodates an additional guest. You'll also have an amazing view to enjoy from your big picture window, along with room service and many more amenities.
Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window Up to three guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding that can sleep one more, as well as a picture window to enjoy the view. These staterooms are mid-ship accommodations, which means you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Oceanview Picture Window These Oceanview Staterooms are lower deck accommodations and can sleep up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding accommodates one more guest, in addition to the big picture window.
Mid-Ship Porthole Window Up to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding that sleep two more, as well as a porthole to enjoy the view. These staterooms are mid-ship accommodations, which means you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Porthole Window Up to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding that sleep two more, as well as a porthole to enjoy the view.
Obstructed Oceanview These Oceanview Staterooms sleep up to four guests and have either a picture window or porthole, with an obstructed view. Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two more.
Guarantee Oceanview A Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully obstructed, partially obstructed, porthole or picture window. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Accommodates: 2 - 4 passengers Total Approx. Size: 155 - 161 sq. ft.
Aft-Facing Balcony You'll enjoy every inch of these staterooms, with enough space to sleep up to four guests. The two lower beds can be converted into a queen-size bed and the convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. You'll also have a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are aft-facing, the view from your balcony is amazing and truly unforgettable.
Family Balcony These staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to four guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, single convertible sofa bed and a single pullman. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.
Mid-Ship Balcony These Norwegian Pearl mid-ship staterooms sleep up to four guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with a great view. Because they are mid-ship, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Balcony Located both forward and aft ship, balcony staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.
Guarantee Balcony A Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Accommodates: 3 - 4 passengers
Total Approx. Size: 200 - 205 sq. ft.
Mini-Suite with Balcony
Aft-Facing Mini Suite These Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, making them ideal if you want to bring the kids. They have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Because they are aft-facing suites, the view from your private balcony is truly amazing.
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite With room for up to four guests, you'll love these Mini-Suites. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a private balcony with a great view. Because it's a mid-ship suite, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Mini Suite Up to four guests can stay in these Mini-Suites that come with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention you'll have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view.
Guarantee Mini-Suite A Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees a Mini-Suite stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Accommodates: 4 passengers
Total Approx. Size: 272-285 sq. ft.
2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony These Penthouses are perfect for your whole family. Up to six guests can stay in these luxurious Penthouses that include a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a separate children's bedroom. In addition to the living area, dining area, private balcony and luxury bath with separate shower. Includes butler and concierge service.
Accommodates: 6 passengers
Total Approx. Size: 544 - 546 sq. ft.
Penthouse with Large Balcony Perfect for a romantic getaway, you will fall head over heels for these fabulous Penthouses featuring a queen size bed, luxury bath and amazing views. Category SE offers more space.
Accommodates: 3-4 passengers
Total Approx. Size: 341 - 578 sq. ft.
- Exclusive Personalised Service
- 24 hour trained and certified suite butler
- Concierge service
- Courtyard valet
- White tablecloth in-suite dining
- Escort to your Suite
- Exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard area with private pool, sundeck, hot tub and fitness area
- Priority embarkation and disembarkation
- Distinctive platinum keycards
- Priority boarding of tenders to shore
- Champagne, custom selection of liquor, fruit bottled water and sodas
- Sparkling wine, bottled water and fruit on embarkation day
- 24 hour Room Service
- Specialty dining delivered to your suite from any restaurant (cover charges apply)
- Mini-bar and espresso/cappuccino machine
- Special Haven menus
- Gourmet treats delivered to your suite each evening
- Invitations to an exclusive breakfast and lunch
- Cocktail party with ships officers
- Bliss Collection by Norwegian pillow-top mattress
- Fine linens, feather duvet and pillow menu
- Plush bathrobes, slippers and oversized towels
The Haven 3 Bedroom Garden Villa These amazing Norwegian Pearl Villas sleep up to eight with three separate bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath. With a living room, dining room and incredible private garden with hot tub, you will have more than enough space to spread out and unwind. You'll also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service. Accommodates: 8 passengers Total Approx. Size: 4,252 sq. ft.
The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite Enjoy the perfect escape in the Deluxe Owner's Suites. With a living room, dining room, wall of windows and separate bedroom with king-size bed and luxury bath, you will have an unforgettable experience in this suite. Sleeps up to four and includes access to the private courtyard area. Not to mention the large balcony and amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service.
Accommodates: 4 passengers Total Approx. Size: 1,197 sq. ft.
The Haven Owners Suite with Large Balcony These Norwegian Pearl Owner's Suites are a truly luxurious way for you to get away. Includes a separate bedroom with a king-size bed and luxury bath with separate shower, in addition to the living room, dining room and large private balconies with incredible views. Sleeps up to four and guests receive access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service. Accommodates: 4 passengers Total Approx. Size: 791 - 824 sq. ft. The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony Up to six guests can enjoy these Villas that are perfect if you want to bring the kids. They have one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a luxury bath and shower, as well as a separate children's bedroom. Also features a living area, dining area and private balcony. You will also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.
Accommodates: 6 passengers Total Approx. Size: 572 sq. ft. The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony These Norwegian Pearl Courtyard Penthouses make for an amazing cruising experience. Sleeps three, with a bedroom featuring a queen-size bed, luxury bath and shower and additional bedding to sleep one additional guest. Also features a living area, dining area, private balcony and access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service. Accommodates: 3 passengers Total Approx. Size: 440 sq. ft.
Guarantee Inside Stateroom - Category IX
Inside Stateroom- Category IF
Inside Stateroom - Category ID
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IE
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IA
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IB
Inside Stateroom- Category IC
Family Inside Stateroom- Category I1
Guarantee Oceanview - Category OX
Obstructed Oceanview - Category OK
Oceanview Porthole - Category OG
Oceanview Porthole - Category OF
Oceanview Stateroom- Category OC
Mid-Ship Oceanview Staterom- Category OB
Oceanview Stateroom- Category OA
Family Oceanview Stateroom-Category O1
Guaranteed Balcony Stateroom Category BX
Balcony Stateroom- Category BD
Balcony Stateroom- Category BC
Balcony Stateroom- Category BB
Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom - Category BA
Family Balcony Stateroom - Category B3
Family Balcony Stateroom- Category B2
Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom-Category B1
Mini-Suite - Category MX
Mini-Suite - Category MB
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite - Category MA
Aft-Facing Mini-Suite - Category M1
Penthouse with Large Balcony-Category SF
Penthouse with Large Balcony-Category SE
2-Bedroom Family Suite - Category SC
Haven Courtyard Penthouse-Category H5
Haven 2Bedroom Family Villa-Category H4
Haven Owner's Suite - Category H3
Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite - Category H2
Haven 3Bedroom Garden Villa-Category H1
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 1New York Depart: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 @ 15:00
Day 2At Sea
Sun, Jul 26, 2020
Day 3Port Canaveral
Arrive: Mon, Jul 27, 2020 @ 13:00
Depart: Mon, Jul 27, 2020 @ 21:00
Day 4Great Stirrup Cay
Arrive: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 11:00
Depart: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 19:00
Arrive: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 @ 18:00
Day 6At Sea
Thu, Jul 30, 2020
Day 7At Sea
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
Day 8New York Arrive: Sat, Aug 1, 2020 @ 07:00
Garden Cafe/Kids Cafe
Kids will be kids, especially where food and travel are concerned which is why the our menu of omelets, pasta, soups, salads and ethnic specialties is so popular. There's even a special kid-sized section for pint-size appetites.
Outdoor buffet featuring prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta.
Indigo (Main Dining Room)
Balancing classic favorites with the hottest new dishes, Indigo is a can't miss culinary experience. With daily changing menus offering even more variety and Chef's Signature Dishes featuring deliciously fresh ingredients, there's always something to look forward to inside this Main Dining Room.
Enjoy a complimentary Asian Fusion dining venue featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups, and more.
Dine on American classics in a relaxed Irish pub atmosphere. From Chicken Pot Pie to Fish n’ Chips to dinner specials such as Prime Rib, Lobster & Shrimp and all-you-can-eat ribs, O’Sheehan’s has all your favorite comfort food and beer on tap 24 hours a day. This casual restaurant is a guest favorite – and it’s complimentary.
Dine in after a day at the pool. Or treat yourself to a continental breakfast in bed. Choose from an extensive menu with complimentary and a la carte items featuring everything from chef-crafted dishes to delicious snacks and treats. All freshly-prepared and delivered to your stateroom – 24-hours a day. Convenience charge of $7.95 may apply.
Sky High Bar & Grill
And you thought you were on a ship. Order your cocktail from the basket of a hot air balloon. Complete with sandbags, ropes and rattan front.
Summer Palace (Main Dining Room)
Inspired by the grand palaces of Russia, Summer Palace offers beautifully crafted contemporary and traditional dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Plus, with Chef's Signature Dishes and a Chocoholic Night available once per sailing featuring specialty chocolate-based desserts, this Main Dining Room guarantees an amazing foodie experience.
Topsiders Bar & Grill
Located on deck near the Tahitian Pool is Topsiders, a full bar and grill in close proximity to an ample sunning area and two hot tubs. Think of it as a total resort experience in itself.
Buonasera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at our vibrant Italian ristorante. Spark a conversation amongst friends over a great bottle of wine and freshly baked artisan farm bread. Dine on classic dishes like pasta carbonara or lobster fettuccine. Then order the affogato and indulge in espresso over macadamia nut ice cream.
Price Per Person: $19.95
If you’re looking for a unique experience, our authentic Brazilian steakhouse is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by our Pasadores.
Price Per Person: $19.95
Le Bistro French Restaurant
From the theatrical art nouveau décor and artwork to the menu, which is modern and classic French gourmet. Le Bistro is an ode to all things French. You'll know you've arrived when you see the wine displays surrounding the entrance.
Price Per Person: $20
Steak is the standard at our American-style steakhouse. Sip your favorite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef® perfectly prepared. And don’t forget to order our famous truffle fries.
Price Per Person: $29.95
Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at our 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. Our chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping too.
Price Per Person: $29.95
The Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant also has a Sushi and Sashimi Bar where you can enjoy the very best sushi and sashimi expertly prepared as you watch.
Bars and Lounges
Serves frozen coffees, expressos, cappucinos, teas, pastries and cookies.
Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub
A lounge inspired by all things spherical and out of space. Bubbles, the use of lighting, color and ultraviolet artworks will be throughout this room. Features the industry's 1st bowling alley and also is equipped with plasma TVs.
Corona Cigar Club
Hand-rolled premium cigars, cognacs and spirits at the Corona Cigar Club. This is one place where it is completely acceptable to light up in public.
Great Outdoors Bar
Enjoy wine, beer and a fully selection of cocktails at this covered outdoor bar, located at the aft of Norwegian Pearl.
Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar
Imagine Paris in the 20's. Magnum's is an inspiration of French Art Deco and the décor of the grand old cruise liner Normandie.
Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar
Inspired by the lobby bar from the Mandarin Oriental in London, this contemporary full bar has low lounges and tables with the perfect hint of mood lighting.
Sit back and enjoy your favorite drink at the Moderno Bar located inside Moderno Churrascaria.
Pearl Club Casino Bar
Full Casino featuring a circus theme reflecting bold and brash colors of traditional traveling circuses at the turn of the century.
Full Sake Bar inside Lotus Garden Restaurant.
Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar
How do you like your martini? Shaken, not stirred? Of course you do. James Bond silhouettes reflect back at you from a screen behind the bar in this Art Deco inspired ode to the 1960's and 70's.
Sky High Bar & Grill
And you thought you were on a ship. Order your cocktail from the basket of a hot air balloon, complete with sandbags, ropes and rattan front.
At night, the atmosphere at the Spinnaker Lounge is charged when the music comes up and the stage becomes a dance floor.
Sugarcane Mojito Bar
Freshly muddled just the way you like, enjoy a refreshing mojito with friends – day or night.
Art Gallery & Internet Cafe
No matter how far you are from home, having access to the Internet is always nearby at the Internet Café. Original works of art by a wide of well-known artists are on display and can be purchased.
What could be more fun than having a few cocktails and trying to score a perfect ten? Our four-lane bowling alley with funky lighting and neon-colored bowling balls are simply striking. Exceptional value, worth the price. Available for guests 6 years of age and older.
Looking for a quiet place to write postcards, play cards or read a book? Drop by the Lifestyles Room.
Pearl Club Casino
Welcome. Try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Let It Ride® against a backdrop of traveling circuses from the turn of the century. For a detailed list of slots and games, please visit the Game Types page in the Norwegian Casinos At Sea® section.
It's showtime! And we've got a really big show for you at the Stardust. Enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows with cocktails before or after dinner with a European Art Noveau backdrop and a peacock adorning the curtain.
You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant trimmings a good library deserves.
Here's your chance to capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Let your imagination run wild at Video Arcade.
Aqua Kids Club
Totally zoned for kids, there are places to do arts and crafts, watch movies and play on the computer. There are even quiet corners for the younger crowd to sleep and rest, too.
This is a cool place where teens can have fun, too. Designed to look and feel like the New York Subway, there's even graffiti on the walls.
Trade Routes Boutiques
Need a new bathing suit? How about a surprise gift for your sweetheart? Trade Routes Boutiques offer a wide selection of brand name and specialty goodies.
If being pampered is your idea of a vacation, the Mandara Spa is the place for you. This full service beauty salon and spa offers a wide range of spa treatments to rejuvenate your body and soul.
Spa Thermal Suite
The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body. Feel the weightlessness and total relaxation created by the kneading effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool, or soak in the hot tub with friends for some improved circulation with conversation. Head off 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
Run circles around the other guests or get your daily walk in before breakfast on the outdoor track.
Basketball/Volleyball & Tennis Court
Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, play beach volleyball or some tennis at the outdoor Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court, where we will be happy to accommodate you.
Body Waves Fitness Centre
Get your heart rate up using state-of-the-art machines while enjoying a view through floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition, you can participate in aerobics, spinning and exercise classes.The Body Waves Fitness Centre is open from 6am to 11pm.
Norwegian Pearl's main outdoor pool is surrounded by 144 sun beds, 314 deck chairs and Topsider's Bar and Grill.
You will find 6 outdoor hot tubs located on deck 12.
Just like its name, The Children's Splash Pool is just right for pint-size splashing, playing and paddling. The pool also has additional fun features.
Cruise to the breezy islands of the Bahamas or venture into the wild in Alaska. Travel from scenic views to city views on a Pacific Coastal cruise. Or simply sit back and sail through the world's greatest shortcut on a Panama Canal cruise. Whatever you choose to do, we invite you to experience the wonders of getting there aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Her chic bowling alley, 16 delicious dining options, 13 bars and lounges, dazzling casino, tranquil spa, and spacious Garden Villas are just a few things that make this Jewel Class cruise ship a destination of her own.
- Vessel: Norwegian Pearl
- Year: 2006
- Beam: 105
- Cruising speed: 23
- Crew: 1099
- Onboard Currency: US Dollar
- Passenger Capacity: 2,394
- Tonnage: 93,530
- Year Built: 2006
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Galleria Shops
- Kids Club
- Spa and Fitness Centre
- Video Zone
Norwegian Pearl - Deck Plans
Cruise code: PRL-20200725-07-NYC-NYC
- Departing from New York
- Norwegian Pearl
Insides choose 1: Beverage Package, Dining Package, $50 Shore Tour Credit, Internet credit. Oceanviews choose 2, Balcony (subject to avail.) and Suites all 5! Not available in IX, OX, BX, MX
- Onboard Accommodation
- Government Tax
- 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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