Couples will fall in love all over again with NCL’s romantic touches, getaway deals, and packages and it's not too late to plan to sail away for Valentine's Day. For couples looking to embark on a romantic cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is offering sunshine escapes with sweet deals to set hearts a flutter. Guests who book a cruise from now through March 15, 2009 on any of NCL’s sailings receive up to $250 in on-board credit* to be used on everything from romantic shore excursions and candlelit dinners to couples’ spa treatments and more.
Once onboard, love birds are greeted with a welcome aboard glass of bubbly. Throughout the cruise, guests can find many ways to spoil their special someone including the purchase of fresh long-stem roses and a flower turn-down in the evening. Romantic dinners in NCL’s signature French restaurant, Le Bistro, where a special six-course dinner features extraordinary culinary delights such as seared spiced-crusted sea scallops, grilled swordfish loin and chocolate fondue or cheesecake St. Valentine for dessert. After dinner, guests can whisk their loved ones away to a night of dancing in any of NCL’s many bars and lounges, where specialty cocktails such as a Valentine’s Kiss, made with white chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao white and vanilla vodka, will be available throughout the sailing. In addition, each Valentine’s Day cruise features decadent chocolate treats in NCL’s action station restaurants, intimate couples’ massages in its relaxing spas and dazzling keepsakes from diamond earrings to watches in the many shops on board.
Sweet Deals: These last-minute getaways are sure to make couples feel as if they have just been struck by cupid’s arrow.
-- Feb. 6: Norwegian Jewel, 9-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Miami, calling in Samana, Tortola, St. John’s, Bridgetown and Castries; from $999 per person.
-- Feb. 6: Norwegian Jade, 0-day Canary Islands & Morocco cruise roundtrip from Barcelona, calling in Casablanca, Agadir, Las Palmas, Funchal and Granada; from $949 per person.
-- Feb. 8: Norwegian Pearl, 7-day Western Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Miami, calling in Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel and Great Stirrup Cay (NCL’s private island); from $599 per person.
-- Feb. 8: Norwegian Spirit, 7-day Exotic Western Caribbean cruise roundtrip from New Orleans, calling in Costa Maya, Santo Tomas, Belize City and Cozumel; from $549 per person.
-- Feb. 13: Norwegian Sky, 3-day Bahamas cruise roundtrip from Miami, calling in Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay (NCL’s private island); from $229 per person.
-- Feb. 14: Pride of America, 7-day Hawaii Inter-Island cruise roundtrip from Honolulu, calling in Kahului, Hilo, Kona, and Nāwiliwili; from $1,299 per person.
-- Feb. 14: Norwegian Star, 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise roundtrip from Los Angeles, calling in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta; from $549 per person.
-- Feb. 14: Norwegian Dawn, 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Miami, calling in Samaná, St.Thomas, Tortola, and Great Stirrup Cay (NCL’s private island); from $999 per person.
-- Feb. 14: Norwegian Gem, 7-day Bahamas & Florida cruise roundtrip from New York, calling in Orlando, Great Stirrup Cay (NCL’s private island); Nassau and Grand Bahama Island; from $699 per person.
Dream Dates: Taking the romance onto land, NCL offers a variety of romantic shore excursion options. Couples can explore mangroves by kayak and escape to the beautiful white-sand beaches of Cayo Levantado in the Dominican Republic; share a moment beneath one of Hawaii’s captivating waterfalls; or voyage to Stone Island on a catamaran off the coast of the Mexican Riviera. NCL also offers tailor-made shore excursions through its Ultimate Touring, where couples can create their own romantic dream date.
Romance Packages to Fall in Love With: NCL takes the stress of planning the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration away. To plan the perfect escape couples may choose from one of several romantic packages:
· Romance Package – Includes sparkling wine and strawberries in stateroom upon embarkation, a traditional spa pedicure and manicure for one, two 25-minute half-body Seven Seas Massages and tea service in stateroom one afternoon. $249 per stateroom.
· Deluxe Romance Package – Includes sparkling wine and strawberries in stateroom upon embarkation, choice of Exotic Frangipani Body Nourishing Wrap or Exotic Coconut and Milk Ritual Wrap for one, two 25-minute half-body Seven Seas Massages, tea service in stateroom one afternoon, breakfast in bed, a keepsake formal portrait, and a romantic dinner for two with a complimentary bottle of wine in NCL’s signature restaurant, Le Bistro. $329 per stateroom.
For more information or to book an NCL getaway or romance package, call your travel agent, NCL at (800) 327-7030, or visit NCL.com.
* The amount of the on-board credit varies depending on the length of cruise and category of stateroom booked. For example, on sailings of six days or longer, the on-board credit ranges from $25 for an inside stateroom; up to $75 for a balcony, $150 for a suite or villa and $250 for a garden villa. For 3- to 5-day sailings, the on-board credit ranges from $15 for an inside stateroom up to $75 for a suite/villa.