Cruises include gourmet food, luxury accommodations, fun on-board activities and entertainment, and access to exciting ports where you can participate in adventurous sporting, hiking and sightseeing excursions. To maximize your enjoyment on board, ships provide a set of regulations that passengers must agree to. The following are rules for passengers aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line.
Smoking is not allowed in most public areas aboard the ship. You may smoke in your cabin or balcony, in the Cigar Bar or in the casino.
On most sailings, guests between the ages of 18 and 20 may purchase wine and beer when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian once the ship has sailed outside of United States waters. (On sailings to Alaska and Hawaii, passengers must be age 21.)
Gambling may only be conducted by passengers aged 18 years or older. If a passenger under 18 gambles, the ship will retain any winnings. There are no casinos on ships that sail to Hawaii.
Guests over the age of three will each have a service charge of $12 per day added to their on-board accounts to ensure the crew receive payment for their services. Additional tipping is not required, but is allowed.
Unlike most cruises where you have an assigned dining time and table, Norwegian Cruise Line offers freestyle dining, where you come and go as you like. There is no forced seating, and hosts will match you to other guests if you would like company.
Each excursion has specifics on age restrictions and effort levels required. Children may not be allowed on a winery tour, and a horseback-riding excursion may require a certain experience or weight restriction.
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