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With activities for all ages and a diverse mix of destinations, cruising with NCL is the ideal platform to plan a multi-generational family getaway
With the freedom and flexibility to enjoy an unrivalled choice of dining, entertainment, accommodation and activity options for all ages, the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is emerging as a favourite with families looking for new and unforgettable experiences.
NCL has a range of family-friendly itineraries to choose from for your next holiday, including destinations in Europe, Alaska, Hawaii and more. If you’re looking for something closer to home, Norwegian Jewel’s forthcoming Asia Pacific sailing season is also not to be missed, providing an excellent opportunity to discover the local region with the whole family.
Returning to local waters fresh from a bow-to stern refurbishment in November, Norwegian Jewel’s 7-Day Southeast Asia round trip, departing from Singapore on November 5, is perfect for first-time cruisers.
For those looking for a more far-flung adventure, Norwegian Jewel’s 13-day South Pacific begins sailing from Sydney. It departs on January 5, 2019, and courses through Noumea, the Isle of Pines, Cairns and Airlie Beach.
Each NCL ship offers a wide range of spacious state rooms and configurations to suit different family groups, including interior, ocean-view and balcony staterooms. For larger groups, there are also mini-suites, multi-room suites and interconnecting staterooms or studio cabins for solo travellers. The Haven by Norwegian, an exclusive sanctuary accessible by private keycard, is ideal for multi-generational groups looking to travel in style.
From a family fond of mini-golf to dance classes, water slides, race tracks and laser tag, there is no shortage of action on board. Renowned for delivering some of the best, award-winning entertainment at sea, guests can choose from famed Broadway productions and musicals, acrobatic and circus shows through to comedy performances.
If you are a foodie, there’s the “freestyle” dining concept, where guests can eat wherever they want, whenever they want, choosing from up to 27 dining options, including Japanese, Italian, Texas steakhouses and more. Kids under three always eat free. Those aged 4 to 12 can order from complimentary kids’ menus at speciality dining restaurants. An enduring favourite with kids and parents, the on-board Splash Academy is a complimentary programme for kids aged between six months to 12 years, with children divided into age-based activity groups supervised by trained staff.
Teenagers, often the trickiest group to entertain, will love the cool hang out lounge, Entourage, and the option to join other teens to watch a film, shoot hoops high above the sea, play video games, tackle a rock climbing wall, race their mates on multi-level waterslides and dance to the latest tunes under the stars at the White Hot Party.
Parents and grandparents can take advantage of group baby-sitting services for those aged three to 12, or the specialised “nursery at sea” service for little ones between six months and two-years-old.
From an unforgettable family experience such as dog sledding in Alaska, to being immersed in the crisp blue waters of the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, there are plenty of options to create on-shore memories for the entire family.
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