NZD $1938total per person
Inside StateroomFamily Inside There's room for everyone. And you're in a great spot, close to all the kids' areas and activities —...
Guarantee Inside Stateroom - Category IXIX
NZD $1,938total per person
Inside Stateroom- Category IFIF
NZD $2,240total per person
Inside Stateroom - Category IDID
NZD $2,435total per person
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IAIA
NZD $2,435total per person
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IBIB
NZD $2,435total per person
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IEIE
NZD $2,435total per person
Family Inside Stateroom- Category I1I1
NZD $2,435total per person
Inside Stateroom- Category ICIC
NZD $2,435total per person
NZD $2179total per person
Oceanview StateroomFamily Oceanview Picture Window Wake up to a fabulous view of the latest port from your big picture window. Plus...
Guarantee Oceanview - Category OXOX
NZD $2,179total per person
Obstructed Oceanview - Category OKOK
NZD $2,525total per person
Oceanview Porthole - Category OFOF
NZD $2,674total per person
Mid-Ship Oceanview Staterom- Category OBOB
NZD $2,674total per person
Oceanview Stateroom- Category OCOC
NZD $2,674total per person
Oceanview Porthole - Category OGOG
NZD $2,674total per person
Family Oceanview Stateroom-Category O1O1
NZD $2,883total per person
Oceanview Stateroom- Category OAOA
NZD $2,883total per person
NZD $3107total per person
Balcony StateroomAft-Facing Balcony Facing aft gives you exclusive access to the most exhilarating — and unforgettable — views. Open...
Guaranteed Balcony Stateroom Category BXBX
NZD $3,107total per person
Balcony Stateroom- Category BDBD
NZD $3,572total per person
Balcony Stateroom- Category BCBC
NZD $3,693total per person
Balcony Stateroom- Category BBBB
NZD $3,723total per person
Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom - Category BABA
NZD $3,782total per person
Family Balcony Stateroom - Category B3B3
NZD $3,827total per person
Family Balcony Stateroom- Category B2B2
NZD $3,827total per person
Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom-Category B1B1
NZD $4,636total per person
NZD $3467total per person
Mini-Suite with BalconyAft-Facing Mini Suite Experience unforgettable aft-facing views from your privacy balcony. And don't let the name...
NZD $6465total per person
Suite2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony Enjoy the amazing views together on your large, private balcony. Have your...
NZD $9835total per person
The HavenThe Haven Exclusive Personalised Service 24 hour trained and certified suite butler Concierge...
Family Inside There's room for everyone. And you're in a great spot, close to all the kids' areas and activities — a real plus — as well as so many more onboard amenities, activities and attractions.
Mid-ship Inside Staying mid-ship on a higher deck means you're near all the action and excitement. And at the end of your busy day, or night, up to four of you can sleep in complete comfort.
Inside A great stateroom priced just right. Enjoy amenities similar to an Oceanview, just what you need to relax, recharge and get going again. Plus you're near the main dining rooms and casino.
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: 2 - 4 passengers
Total Approx. Size: 138 - 143 sq. ft
Family Oceanview Picture Window Wake up to a fabulous view of the latest port from your big picture window. Plus enjoy enough space for you and family to spread out, including a sitting area and multiple places to sleep.
Oceanview Picture Window Take in the ever-changing seascape from your picture window. Or kick back, relax and watch TV in your sitting area. When it's bedtime, choose from multiple, comfortable sleeping options.
Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window Keep all your options open. When you stay mid-ship, you're close to all the onboard action, so you won't miss a minute of the fun. Plus catch the gorgeous view from your big picture window.
Oceanview Picture Window Awesome views are yours. With a picture window, you'll be one of the first to see the latest port. When you want some onboard fun and excitement, the casino, theater and shops are close by.
Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window The best of both — great views and quick access to all the onboard excitement. And up to four of you can sleep in comfort, with two beds that convert to a queen plus extra bedding.
Oceanview Porthole Window Catch the views of your latest destination through your large porthole window. Plus relax and recharge in your sitting area. Time to turn in? Choose from multiple, comfy sleep options.
Obstructed Oceanview Enjoy plenty of natural light throughout your room. Plus you're located mid-ship, which means you're close to tons of great onboard amenities, including shopping and specialty dining.
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 Facing aft gives you exclusive access to the most exhilarating — and unforgettable — views. Open your floor-to-ceiling glass doors and enjoy it all from your private balcony.
Family Balcony A prime location for families, either forward or aft of ship. Plus many of these staterooms connect, making it easy to spread out yet stay together.
Mid-Ship Balcony Stay mid-ship and stay closer to the action. When it's time to retreat, open floor-to-ceiling glass doors onto your private balcony. Now that's a vacation that runs on your speed.
Balcony Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony with sweeping views. So enjoy beautiful sunrises, breathtaking sunsets and a cozy and comfortable room designed with you in mind.
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 Experience unforgettable aft-facing views from your privacy balcony. And don't let the name “mini” fool you — these spacious suites include plenty room for you to spread out with the kids.
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite The perfect location close to all the onboard action and excitement. Relax in your separate sitting area. Indulge in your luxury bath. Or take in amazing views from your balcony.
Mini-Suite with Balcony All the space you need. Relax in your separate sitting area. Indulge in your luxury bath. Or step out onto your private balcony and breathe in the fresh air while taking in astounding views.
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 Enjoy the amazing views together on your large, private balcony. Have your butler arrange a culinary feast in your dining area. Or relish a quiet moment after the kids retreat to their room.
Accommodates: 6 passengers
Total Approx. Size: 544 - 546 sq. ft.
Penthouse with Large Balcony How perfectly romantic. Enjoy plenty of room to relax, lounge, eat and slumber. Breathe in the refreshing ocean air — and take in the breathtaking view from your large, private balcony.
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 A mansion at the top of the ship. Host a dinner party for eight, inside or outside. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout seem to bring the seascape to you. Plus enjoy 24/7 butler service. Accommodates: 8 passengers Total Approx. Size: 4,252 sq. ft.
The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite A private world of luxury. Relax in chic, luxurious comfort complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Or unwind in the hot tub on your spacious balcony while taking in the glorious views.
Accommodates: 4 passengers Total Approx. Size: 1,197 sq. ft.
The Haven Owners Suite with Large Balcony Pampering all the way. Glorious vistas are yours, through walls of windows or from your large, private balcony. And get used to being spoiled with 24/7 butler and concierge service. Accommodates: 4 passengers Total Approx. Size: 791 - 824 sq. ft. The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony Your enclave awaits. Retreat with your family to a modern room with walls of windows and the finest touches throughout. Then enjoy the calming sounds of the sea from your private balcony.
Accommodates: 6 passengers Total Approx. Size: 572 sq. ft. The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony Spacious and amazing. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the spectacular views to you. Plus the personal service of a concierge and 24-hour certified butler makes sure every whim comes true. 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 IA
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IB
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom- Category IE
Family Inside Stateroom- Category I1
Inside Stateroom- Category IC
Guarantee Oceanview - Category OX
Obstructed Oceanview - Category OK
Oceanview Porthole - Category OF
Mid-Ship Oceanview Staterom- Category OB
Oceanview Stateroom- Category OC
Oceanview Porthole - Category OG
Family Oceanview Stateroom-Category O1
Oceanview Stateroom- Category OA
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
Guarantee 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
2-Bedroom Family Villa - Category H4
Owner's Suite - Category H3
3-Bedroom 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 bank transfer. Visa and Mastercard payments incur a 1.5% transaction fee.
Day 1New York Depart: Sat, May 23, 2020 @ 16:00
Day 2At Sea
Sun, May 24, 2020
Arrive: Mon, May 25, 2020 @ 09:00
Depart: Mon, May 25, 2020 @ 18:00
Day 4Saint John
Arrive: Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 11:00
Depart: Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 19:00
Day 5Bar Harbor
Arrive: Wed, May 27, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Wed, May 27, 2020 @ 18:00
Arrive: Thu, May 28, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Thu, May 28, 2020 @ 16:00
Arrive: Fri, May 29, 2020 @ 11:00
Depart: Fri, May 29, 2020 @ 18:00
Day 8New York Arrive: Sat, May 30, 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: U.S. Dollar
- Passenger Capacity: 2394
- 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: 14326776
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.
- 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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