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  • Ahoy there cruisers and welcome to another episode of cruise with Ben and David.

  • In this episode we're going to be giving you our ultimate amazing top tips

  • for cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line.

  • Whether you're a first-time cruiser on NCL

  • or if you've been on a Norwegian cruise before

  • stick with us because you might learn something you never knew.

  • So our first big tip would be the book shows before you get on the cruise.

  • And apart from the comedy shows

  • you can do this all before you even board

  • on the online planner.

  • How cool is that!

  • You can also do it when you're onboard

  • on most ships on the TV screens

  • or at guest services as well.

  • The shows will show multiple times throughout your cruise

  • so don't worry if you don't get in the first showing

  • and for the comedy shows as well

  • these are sometimes really popular so if you want a particular seat

  • make sure you get there a little bit before the short starts just so you can

  • get the spot that you want.

  • Yes sit back relax order a drink and get there before the masses do.

  • It's not a problem.

  • Tip number two is if you are stuck any

  • time around the ship look at the floor because there is fish that point facing forward.

  • Trust me when you're in Isles and stuff where you can't see

  • which direction you're moving this is so helpful isn't it.

  • Plus keep an eye out for the rebellious fish that swims in the opposite direction.

  • Yeah it's a red herring.

  • So our next big tip would be to buy a dining package.

  • Seriously, this can save you an absolute fortune.

  • You can buy different types of packages

  • you can buy, sort of like, three meals.

  • Packages for your whole cruise.

  • The more dining in package days you buy

  • The better the value is as well.

  • So if you buy a dining package for your entire cruise

  • you're gonna save the most amount of money.

  • You can easily save up to 50% because lots of the menus are a la carte.

  • So it means you have to pay per dish.

  • We've done this quite a few times and you get to eat in some really really yummy specialty restaurants.

  • Usually in the speciality restaurant if you have purchased the dining package

  • you can have as many starter courses as you want

  • you get to choose a main course and as many desserts as you like as well.

  • And if you got somewhere with sides as well for

  • the main course you can order as many of these as you want.

  • So you can eat in some beautiful places like Le Bistro, La Cucina,

  • and Cagney's the steak restaurant.

  • Seriously guys it's so worth the money

  • the food is amazing.

  • On the day that you board the ship,

  • or embark the ship,

  • there's usually some offers for 20% off some of the shows.

  • Some shows are paid, not many of them,

  • some of the illusion type shows or the circus type shows

  • and if you book these on the first day of getting onboard

  • you can save 20%.

  • Also keep an eye out because there may be discounts on speciality restaurants

  • and spa treatments.

  • just because usually the first day these were a lot quieter.

  • Just keep an eye out for any discounts.

  • Just ask at the spa or at the maitre d office

  • and they'll tell you if there's any offers on that day.

  • So make sure you grab those bargains as soon as you get on.

  • Our next tip is food-related again

  • as all out tips seem to be.

  • Don't forget that O'Sheehan's and or The Local as it's called on some of the ships

  • is complimentary dining 24 hours a day

  • so if you have the midnight munchies

  • if you're heading back

  • to your cabin after a night out boogieing

  • it's great to pop by there grab some

  • chicken wings, which were amazing,

  • or if you're just looking for a light lunch or a light breakfast.

  • So there's loads of breakfast options on board Norwegian not just the buffet.

  • There's also a sit-down option in the main dining room.

  • Plus, you can also get alternative breakfast options in some of the specialty dining restaurants.

  • Such as Margaritaville.

  • This is great because they're a little bit quieter than the hustle and bustle of the buffet.

  • At peak times the buffet can get really busy.

  • So it's quite easy.

  • Either go towards the beginning of the buffet opening or the end of the the buffet closing.

  • And you'll usually find it's a lot quieter and you'll find a seat much easier.

  • Also another alternative, if you don't want to leave your cabin at all

  • is to order room service breakfast as well.

  • It's lovely if you've got hangover you can just lay in bed and order some nice food.

  • So next tip is Norwegian is all about the flexibility

  • and your may have heard the term freestyle dining.

  • This basically means that you can eat wherever you want, whenever you want.

  • It's so good.

  • It lets you avoid the really busy times.

  • We usually find that the busy time for eating on a cruise are 6 to 8 p.m.

  • So you can quite easily avoid these times by going outside of those times.

  • You can also use the TV screens to have a look and see

  • when the restaurants are open.

  • You can see this in the daily guide as well.

  • It actually tells you on the TV screens how busy these restaurants are.

  • You can go to a restaurant really easily that isn't busy

  • and there's no queue!

  • Apart from the speciality dining

  • there's no need to book

  • there's no set mealtimes

  • there's no split where some people have a set mealtime and some people don't.

  • Everybody, it's just down when you want and where you want.

  • It's so fantastic we absolutely love the flexibility on Norwegian.

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  • Oh!

  • Another top tip when booking your Norwegian cruise

  • is to look at the Free At Sea promotion.

  • These are available to people outside Europe

  • and it means that you get to choose

  • different add-ons to your cruise.

  • So this could be free Wi-Fi, onboard spend,

  • speciality dining, drinks packages

  • and you can get usually one or two

  • depending on what class of cabin you book.

  • We recommend that you go for the drinks package if you do have that option.

  • Because that's probably worth the most amount of money.

  • Yeah, if you're a drinker, it is definitely.

  • For everybody in Europe, like us.

  • When you book a cruise, as standard, it's the all-inclusive premium package.

  • This actually includes all of your drinks, sometimes things like a little bit of Wi-Fi and your gratuities.

  • So you don't have to worry about that.

  • Next tip is to be prepared for some of the themed parties onboard.

  • So Norwegian like to hold themed parties

  • and you don't want to be left out in the cold as they sa!

  • You want to be there with your full-on rock and costume

  • such as the white party

  • so make sure you bring some white clothes along

  • and sometimes the hold things like decade party so

  • 90s, 60s, 70s parties as well

  • so bring some costumes along.

  • There's quite a lot of people do like to dress up.

  • The white part is a highlight of the Norwegian cruise.

  • They usually do this outside if weather is permitting

  • on cold climates that will actually do it inside which they did on our last cruise.

  • [Ben] It is such a fun party as-well. [David] They put glow lights up.

  • They Even do and free face painting with glow paints and all sorts.

  • The kids can get involved as well. It's really fun for all the family.

  • They've got ultraviolet lights everywhere so that's why you wear white.

  • So you shine like a star!

  • [laughing]

  • [ben sings] Shine like a star!

  • [david sings] Like a star!

  • [breathy voice] Shine like a star.

  • Because if you're not on an all-inclusive package

  • or have a drinks package

  • water can be quite expensive on a cruise as well

  • so we always recommend you take an empty bottle a big water.

  • So just an empty water bottle

  • so that you can refill it whilst you're onboard.

  • You can go get some great potable ones.

  • I particularly at the Chilly's bottles

  • They are really good

  • They keep your water cold for 24 hours.

  • You can find a link to the Chilly's bottles in the description below.

  • I just think they're brilliant.

  • They're super light and you can refill them around the ship.

  • Exactly and you can also bring bottles of wine on board.

  • But bear in mind that

  • you will be charged a corkage fee for each one of them.

  • This is currently, for a standard bottle of wine, $15

  • and for a huge big bottle of Magnum wine it's $30.

  • But if you do have a particular wine you like

  • it's great to bring that on board

  • and it also maybe could save you a little bit of money

  • compared to buying wine on the ship.

  • Just remember you are charged that $15 corkage fee when you board the ship

  • So even if you don't drink it in any of the restaurants or if you don't open it

  • while you're on board you're still gonna have to pay the $15 corkage fee.

  • You can also, if you don't finish that bottle of wine, ask your way to the keep

  • it for your next meal as well which is really cool.

  • Finally we're almost at

  • the end of the video and the end of our cruise.

  • So our last tip before you get off

  • is to take advantage of the self assist walk off if you're able to.

  • It's great because you avoid all the lines during the day.

  • You just have to remember though,

  • that you have to carry your own luggage with you.

  • So that means that you have to carry it down the stairs and off the ship.

  • So usually you're actually assigned a leaving time

  • to get off the ship.

  • So this could be any time usually

  • from about 7 a.m. until about 9:30 a.m.

  • But as David says you can choose to use self assist.

  • Basically all this means is self walk off.

  • So you don't put your luggage out the night before.

  • You literally just take your luggage off and walk it off the ship.

  • But we find that this saves you so much time.

  • It is usually a little bit earlier maybe 7 a.m.

  • that you're actually required to walk off the ship.

  • But there's usually no queues.

  • You don't have to wait for your luggage

  • and you get out of the terminal really really quickly.

  • If you want to find out more about disembarking a cruise.

  • Some more tips and about self assist.

  • Check out our cruise disembarkation video.

  • Shich is in the corner right here.

  • So guys if you have any tips for Norwegian Cruise Line

  • That you think we've missed out please let us know

  • in the comments below.

  • We absolutely love to hear them.

  • We'll put them in our next show.

  • And it's great for your fellow cruises as well to share some knowledge.

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  • It would be really appreciated that really does help us.

Ahoy there cruisers and welcome to another episode of cruise with Ben and David.

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