Often when I suggest Norwegian for a cruise, I get a response such as Norwegian is for old people, or isn’t that cruise line geared toward senior citizens?  They couldn’t be more wrong.

 When families cruise with Norwegian, they get more choices, more unforgettable moments, more opportunities to discover something new, superior dining, spectacular entertainment, and thrilling onboard activities. Everything you could want in a vacation and more.

There’s something for every taste bud in the family. Sit down and enjoy a pizza. Grab a tasty treat made-to-order buffet. Or stay in, order chicken fingers and make it a movie night. With so many choices, everyone leaves happy (and full).

 The whole gang can enjoy fine dining in up to three Main Dining Rooms. Come for a scrumptious breakfast, lunch or dinner and indulge in a four-course menu featuring everyone’s savory favorites.

For those who prefer a more casual environment, Norwegian’s quintessential buffet offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, satisfying even the pickiest eaters. Action Stations include meat-carving, made-to-order pasta, omelets, waffles, soft-serve ice cream and more.

Maybe, you just want to stay in with the kids and relax with round the clock in-room dining. Enjoy breakfast in bed or satisfy a late-night craving. Anything goes!

When it comes to the award-winning entertainment on board the Norwegian ships, the whole family is in for a treat. Acrobats soar while jaws drop on Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway, and Norwegian Epic during the dazzling performances of Cirque Dreams. It’s show time – all the time.

Take the plunge on five multistory waterslides including Free Fall – the fastest drop slide at sea. With three levels of action-packed activities at the Sports Complex, including a rock wall, the largest ropes course at sea, a 9-hole miniature golf course, and The Plank, extending 8 feet over the side of the ship, there’s something for everyone.

The Norwegian Pearl cruises out of New Orleans to the breezy islands of the Bahamas or ventures into the wild in Alaska. Travel from scenic views to city views on a Pacific Coastal cruise. Or simply sit back and sail through the world’s greatest shortcut on a Panama Canal cruise.

Her chic bowling alley, 16 delicious dining options, 15 bars and lounges, dazzling casino, tranquil spa, and spacious Garden Villas are just a few things that make this Jewel Class cruise ship a destination of her own.

 For more information about booking a cruise out of New Orleans on the Norwegian Pearl, go to www.noladreamcruises.com.