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Best Norwegian Cruises

U.S. News ranks 12 Norwegian Cruises based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Norwegian Jewel is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can sort the rankings to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 Norwegian Jewel (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Experience an exciting voyage on the Norwegian Jewel. Revel in Freestyle Cruising — the freedom to enjoy your choice of unscheduled onboard amenities and mealtimes. Watch the world unfold by the Sapphire Pool or catch a snooze in your cozy stateroom ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2 Norwegian Gem (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Enjoy Norwegian's relaxed "Freestyle Cruising" — the ability to enjoy your choice of unscheduled onboard amenities and mealtimes — while aboard the Norwegian Gem. You'll have your choice of multiple pools, or you can watch the world go by on ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2 Norwegian Jade (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Norwegian Jade is one of the most graceful ships of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. When cruising on this large ship, you can experience the elegant Courtyard Villas or choose from an endless number of connecting staterooms and suites ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 Norwegian Dawn (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Built specifically with Norwegian's "Freestyle Cruising" in mind, the massive Norwegian Dawn is filled with innovative amenities. For example, no other ship can offer its guests a more significant collection of rarely seen original art. Take a lifestyle enrichment ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 Norwegian Pearl (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Those who choose to cruise on the Norwegian Pearl can revel in Norwegian's signature "Freestyle Cruising" style, which offers the freedom to enjoy your choice of unscheduled onboard amenities and relaxed dining times. Spend your days lounging by your ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 Norwegian Sun (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Norwegian Sun is the first of Norwegian Cruise Line's ships to be designed specifically for the company's "Freestyle Cruising" mentality. You can eat well in the 11 dining options serving French, Italian, and Spanish cuisines, as well ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7 Norwegian Epic (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

"Freestyle Cruising" has taken on a whole new level of excitement and freedom aboard the Norwegian Epic. Practically a floating resort, this gargantuan vessel offers guests a variety of things to do under one roof. Sample chilled vodka served in ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Norwegian Sky (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The mid-size Norwegian Sky is a state-of-the-art ship with a little something for everyone. While sailing, you can enjoy Norwegian Cruise Line's unique "Freestyle Dining" style that allows passengers to enjoy an array of dining options — from sumptuous gourmet ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Norwegian Spirit (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The stunning Norwegian Spirit caters to a wide variety of travelers; although it's not as large as other ships within the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, this vessel houses an array of daytime and nighttime activities for cruisers of all ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Norwegian Star (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Aboard the Norwegian Star, you can enjoy a variety of fun activities and dining at 13 restaurants — choose from Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French and other delectable flavors — whenever you like thanks to Norwegian's "Freestyle Cruising" set-up. Enrich your mind ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Norwegian Breakaway (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Norwegian Breakaway is one of the newest additions to the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet; it first set sail in the spring of 2013. This state-of-the-art ship features the best of what the current fleet has to offer such as ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Pride of America (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

A New addition to the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, the Pride of America carries passengers to and around Hawaii, stopping in places like Maui and Kauai. The ship features decor that reflects the cultural diversity and history of the United ... Reviews & Pictures»

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.