Sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line
As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 57 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionised the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal holiday on their preferred schedule with no pre-assigned dining, entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 19 contemporary ships sail to 400 of the world’s most desirable destinations. NCL not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodation across the fleet, including solo-traveller staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept.
Europe is one of the most popular cruise destinations for Australians. In 2024/25, NCL will have 14 award-winning ships sailing the region, including the magical Mediterranean, scenic Northern Europe, and the glorious Greek Isles. NCL offers over 170 ports of call and 24 departure ports. With more than 250 unique itineraries to choose from, you could wake up to a new city nearly every day and enjoy overnights and late stays in incredibly diverse cities or coastal villages with spectacular scenery, colourful culture, and cuisine.
One of the cruises featured in our exclusive Along the Douro to Viva Mediterranean Ocean and River Cruise Holiday is the idyllic 10-night Mediterranean cruise on board the all-new Norwegian Viva. Enjoy first-rate service and front-row views as you cruise from Lisbon through to Rome experiencing Italy, France and Spain.
Discover the popular Gothic Quarter and savour some delicious tapas at a local café before stopping at Barcelona’s crowning jewel, La Sagrada Familia. Soak in the spectacular vistas and storied past of France’s Provence region, as you explore picturesque Marseille and tour the Palace of the Popes in Avignon. Visit Livorno on the west coast of Tuscany, where you’ll tour the pastel coastal villages in Cinque Terre, stroll the narrow streets of Riomaggiore and see landmarks like the black-and-white marble St. John the Baptist Church.
Another one of NCL’s top destinations is breathtaking Alaska. You are spoilt for choice with 7 ships to choose from, custom-built for the beautiful scenery of the region and a range of itineraries from 7 to 14 nights. One of our NCL top picks is featured in our exclusive Alaskan Bliss and the Rockies Highlights Cruise & Tour Holiday, a seven-night immersive cruise departing from Seattle in August 2024 which includes Icy Strait Point and its incredible wilderness experiences. Just outside of Juneau is where you’ll find the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Walk the nature trails and explore the Visitor Centre with its view of the Juneau Ice Field. Icy Strait Point is home to the largest Native Tlingit village in the state and its waters are teeming with wildlife, including orcas and humpbacks and since every shop at Icy Strait Point is Native owned, this is the place for authentic goods and handicrafts. Your last port is Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, a stunning destination, with green spaces and Victorian architecture. Finally, see Butchart Gardens and the stately Craigdarroch Castle. Come aboard the youngest fleet sailing Alaska and discover what happens when you let the outside in.
These two cruises and destinations are just a snapshot of what is possible with NCL when it comes to international cruising. With 19 award-winning ships cruising to over 400 destinations worldwide, come and see for yourself why NCL has been awarded the World’s Leading Cruise Line seven years in a row by the World Travel Awards.
Ask your personal travel manager about our exclusive cruise and tour combination holidays or let them help you plan your next cruise with NCL.