Raking Norwegian Cruise Line Ships By Size
All 19 Ships across the fleet
Are you looking for a mega-ship or small and intimate? Check out our size guide from biggest Norwegian Cruise ship to smallest.
Norwegian Cruise Ships By Size (Largest To Smallest)
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for its impressive fleet of ships, offering travellers a wide range of options for their vacation. From sprawling mega-ships to intimate vessels, Norwegian Cruise Line has something for everyone. Let’s take a closer look at some of their largest cruise ships, ranked from the largest to the smallest.
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You better believe it, the Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest ships are loaded with all the bells and whistles. We’re talking multiple pools, waterslides, go-kart tracks, and more deck-top fun than you could shake a stick at. And when it comes to dining, drinking, and entertainment, these bad boys have got it all, with more restaurants, bars, and showrooms than you can count. Plus, their spas and casinos are the biggest in the entire Norwegian fleet, and they’ve got the most cabins and suites with a huge variety of options to choose from. These ships are the real deal, no doubt about it.
With space for over 4,000 guests, Norwegian Cruise Line boasts some of the largest ships in the industry, rivalling even the most extravagant land resorts. If you subscribe to the notion that bigger is always better, then these ships are right up your alley. Go big or go home, right?
Norwegian Cruise Line isn’t all about massive ships. They also have a fleet of smaller cruise ships that offer a more intimate experience for around 2,000 passengers. These ships are half the size of their biggest ones and offer a more low-key vibe with fewer activities and entertainment options. If you prefer a more relaxed and cosy holiday, these smaller ships are the way to go.
Don’t be fooled by passenger size too. Some ships can hold more passengers, but are smaller.
#1 Norwegian Encore
Passenger capacity: 3,998
The Norwegian Encore is the newest and largest ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet. With a length of approximately 1,094 feet and a passenger capacity of nearly 4,000, this mega-ship offers a luxurious and unforgettable cruising experience. The Norwegian Encore features a variety of dining options, entertainment venues, and onboard activities to keep guests entertained throughout their voyage.
#2 Norwegian Bliss
Passenger capacity: 4,004
Next on the list is the Norwegian Bliss, another impressive ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s arsenal. With a length of around 1,094 feet and a passenger capacity of over 4,000, the Norwegian Bliss offers a plethora of amenities and entertainment options. From thrilling water slides to world-class dining, the Norwegian Bliss provides a truly immersive cruising experience.
#3 Norwegian Joy
Passenger capacity: 3,804
The Norwegian Joy is a vibrant and exciting ship that caters to guests of all ages. With a length of approximately 1,094 feet and a passenger capacity of over 3,800, this ship offers a wide range of activities and entertainment choices. From exhilarating go-kart racetracks to peaceful spa retreats, the Norwegian Joy has something for everyone.
#4 Norwegian Escape
Passenger capacity: 4,266
With a length of around 1,069 feet and a passenger capacity of over 4,200, the Norwegian Escape is a spectacular ship that guarantees an unforgettable vacation. Guests onboard the Norwegian Escape can enjoy a wide range of dining options, including specialty restaurants and casual eateries. The ship also offers thrilling activities such as aqua parks, water slides, and Broadway-style shows.
#5 Norwegian Epic
Passenger capacity: 4,100
Norwegian Epic is known for its innovative design and impressive features. With a length of approximately 1,081 feet and a passenger capacity of over 4,100, this ship offers a unique cruising experience. The Norwegian Epic features a variety of entertainment options, including live shows, comedy clubs, and a thrilling casino. Guests can also indulge in a wide range of culinary delights at the ship’s numerous dining venues.
Joint 6th Norwegian Getaway
Passenger capacity: 3,963
Get ready to be amazed by the NCL Getaway, which was built in 2014 and boasts a whopping 145,655 gross tons. This magnificent ship stretches 1,068 feet (326 meters) in length and ranks as the joint 6th largest among Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 19 active cruise ships. It’s part of NCL’s Breakaway Class, offering an unforgettable cruise experience. With a full capacity of 5,971 passengers, including 3,963 vacationers and 1,646 staff members, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the voyage. The Norwegian Getaway also features a grand total of 2,008 staterooms for its guests’ comfort and enjoyment.
Joint 6th Norwegian Breakaway
Passenger capacity: 3,963
Get ready to sail on the incredible NCL Breakaway, which was constructed in 2013 and boasts a massive size of 145,655 gross tons. This impressive ship stretches 1,068 feet (326 meters) in length and is ranked as the 6th largest in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 19 active cruise ships. Part of the prestigious Breakaway Class, this ship can accommodate a whopping 5,977 passengers at full capacity, with 3,963 vacationers and 1,657 staff members. With a total of 2,014 staterooms, the Norwegian Breakaway is ready to provide an unforgettable cruise experience for all who come aboard.
Joint 7th Norwegian Viva
Passenger capacity: 3,099
Set sail on the NCL Viva, completed in 2023 with a whopping size of 142,500 gross tons. This impressive ship spans 965 feet, making it the joint 7th largest among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships, and it’s part of the NCL’s Prima Class. With a maximum capacity of 5,596 passengers, including 3,950 cruise vacationers and 1,388 staff members, the Norwegian Viva offers a total of 1,646 staterooms for a luxurious and unforgettable cruise experience. Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this incredible journey!
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Joint 7th Norwegian Prima
Passenger capacity: 3,099
The NCL Prima launched in 2022 and is a whopping size of 143,525 gross tons. This impressive ship stretches 965 feet long (294 meters) and ranks as the 7th largest vessel among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. As part of NCL’s Prima Class, it can accommodate a full capacity of 5,596 passengers, including 3,950 vacationers and 1,388 staff members. With 1,646 staterooms, the Norwegian Prima is sure to provide an incredible cruise experience for all who come aboard.
#8 Norwegian Jade
Passenger capacity: 2,402
The NCL Jade was built in 2006 and is a whopping 93,558 gross tons. This bad boy measures 965 feet (294 meters) long. It’s part of NCL’s Jewel Class, and when it’s party time, the Norwegian Jade can hold 3,593 people. That’s 2,402 guests and 1,037 crew members. Oh, and it’s got a whopping 1,191 staterooms, so there’s plenty of room for all the fun.
Joint 9th Norwegian Gem
Passenger capacity: 2,394
The NCL Gem was built in 2007 and is a whopping 93,530 gross tons. It stretches out to 965 feet (294 meters) and ranks as the joint 9th among Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 19 cruise ships. It’s part of NCL’s Jewel Class. When it’s packed to the brim, the Norwegian Gem can hold 3,591 passengers – 2,394 vacationers and 1,070 staff members. The Norwegian Gem boasts a grand total of 1,197 staterooms.
Joint 9th Norwegian Pearl
Passenger capacity: 2,394
The sassy NCL Pearl was built in 2006 and is a whopping 93,530 gross tons. This ship stretches 965 feet (294 meters) long and is the joint 9th largest in the Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 19 active cruise ships. It’s a proud member of NCL’s Jewel Class. When fully packed, the Norwegian Pearl can accommodate 3,591 guests, made up of 2,394 holiday makers and 1,072 crew members. With 1,197 staterooms in total, this ship has room for everyone to join the party.
#10 Norwegian Jewel
Passenger capacity: 2,376
The NCL Jewel was built in 2005 and is 93,502 gross tons in size. This magnificent ship stretches out to 965 feet (294 meters) and proudly sits as the 10th gem in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 19 active cruise ships. It’s part of the prestigious NCL Jewel Class, and when it’s fully packed, it can accommodate a grand total of 3,573 people. That includes 2,376 lucky vacationers and 1,069 hardworking staff members. With a grand total of 1,197 staterooms, the Norwegian Jewel is ready to welcome guests for a truly luxurious cruise experience.
#11 Norwegian Dawn
Passenger capacity: 2,340
Get ready to set sail on the magnificent NCL Dawn, built in 2002 and boasting a massive size of 92,250 gross tons. This impressive ship stretches 965 feet (294 meters) in length, ranking as the 11th among Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 19 active cruise ships. It’s part of the esteemed Dawn Class and can accommodate a whopping 3,372 passengers at full capacity, with 2,340 lucky vacationers and 1,032 dedicated staff members. There are a total of 1,032 staterooms on board to ensure a comfortable and unforgettable journey.
#12 Norwegian Star
Passenger capacity: 2,348
The NCL Star was built in 2001 and has a total weight of 91,740 gross tons. It spans 965 feet (294 meters) in length and is the 12th largest among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. It belongs to NCL’s Dawn Class. When fully occupied, the Norwegian Star can accommodate 3,524 guests, including 2,348 passengers and 1,031 crew members. The ship has a total of 1,176 staterooms.
#13 Pride of America
Passenger capacity: 2,186
Get ready to set sail on the impressive NCL Pride of America, which was built in 2005 and boasts a massive size of 80,439 gross tons. This incredible ship spans 920 feet (280 meters) in length and is the 13th vessel among Norwegian Cruise Line’s 19 active cruise ships. Part of the NCL’s Pride of America Class, this ship can accommodate a total of 3,280 passengers, including 2,186 guests and 927 dedicated staff members. With a total of 1,094 staterooms, the Norwegian Pride of America offers plenty of space for everyone on board. Get ready for an unforgettable cruise experience!
#14 Norwegian Sun
Passenger capacity: 1,936
Get ready to set sail on the magnificent NCL Sun, a ship that was built in 2001 and measures a total of 78,309 gross tons. This impressive vessel spans 848 feet (258 meters) in length. As part of NCL’s Sun Class, the Norwegian Sun has the capacity to accommodate 2,904 passengers, including 1,936 vacationers and 906 dedicated staff members. With a total of 968 staterooms, this ship is ready to provide an unforgettable and comfortable cruising experience for all its guests. Get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime aboard the incredible Norwegian Sun.
#15 Norwegian Sky
Passenger capacity: 2,004
The NCL Sky was built in 1999 and has a total size of 77,104 gross tons. It measures 832 feet (254 meters) in length and is the 2nd smallest ship in the Norwegian fleet. It belongs to NCL’s Sun Class. When fully occupied, the Norwegian Sky can accommodate 3,006 passengers, including 2,004 holiday makers and 899 crew members. The total number of staterooms on the Norwegian Sky is 1,002.
#16 Norwegian Spirit
Passenger capacity: 2,032
The NCL Spirit was built in 1998 and has a total size of 75,904 gross tons. It measures 880 feet (268 meters) in length and is the smallest of the 19 active cruise ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet. The ship belongs to NCL’s Spirit Class and can accommodate 3,026 passengers at full capacity, with 2,018 vacationers and 912 staff members. The Norwegian Spirit has a total of 1,008 staterooms.
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