NCL Theme Nights 2024 Schedule

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Are you about to travel with Norwegian Cruise Line and want to know what theme nights you will find on your trip? Then this is the right article for you.

You will find the full schedule of the 2024 theme nights.

The only thing I want to say before we start is that NCL is a little different than other cruise lines.

It seems that they care more about the idea of “Freestyle Cruising” rather than having specific dress codes.

For this reason, there is not the same number of themed party nights that you can find on Carnival Royal Caribbean or MSC.

However, there are some themed nights and parties so let’s take a look at them.

The Glow Night

Glow part on NCL
Glow part on NCL

Glow Night is one of the most famous ones on NCL.

It’s basically a vibrant, neon-filled party under the stars where guests are encouraged to wear bright and fluorescent colors.

You will find music, dancing and light shows that will create a lively and electrifying atmosphere.

For this theme night, women can wear neon-colored dresses, fluorescent leggings, or glow-in-the-dark accessories like glow bracelets and necklaces.

If you wanna keep it simple a neon skirt or t-shirt will be enough.

Men can wear neon or bright-colored shirts with bright shorts or trousers. Remember to play with accessories like a glow-in-the-dark tie, wristbands, or hats

70’s, 80’s or 90’s night

The nostalgic-themed nights are some of my favorite ones.

They will take you back to the 70s, 80s, or 90s with music hits, iconic dance moves, and unforgettable fashion.

All the passengers of the cruise will basically celebrate the past with a party of retro fun.

What to wear? Well, there’s tons of stuff to choose from!

Women can opt for bell-bottom jeans, colorful jumpsuits, or sequined dresses to reflect the 70s disco era.

Electric neon outfits for the 80s, or grunge-inspired ensembles for the 90s. Accessories like hoop earrings, headbands, and platforms can complete every look.

Men can choose from a wide range of options, such as polyester suits and platform shoes for a 70s vibe, leather jackets for the 80s, or flannel shirts and band tees for the 90s.

Just follow your spirit and wear what makes you feel good!

Latin Night

Party on a Norwegian ship
Party on a Norwegian ship

Latin Night is a celebration of Latin American culture.

This night is usually followed by a Latin party featuring salsa, bachata, and merengue music.

What is the most appropriate dress code? Women can wear flowing dresses or skirts that are easy to move in, paired with comfortable dancing shoes.

Outfits often include red clothes or warm patterns, reflecting the energy and warmth of Latin culture.

Men can go for casual or semi-formal attire, such as bright-colored shirts paired with trousers or jeans.

Formal nights

During formal nights on cruise ships, guests have the opportunity to dress up and enjoy an elegant evening.

These nights often include fine dining, a cocktail with the captain, and professional photography sessions.

However, NCL is one of the few cruise lines that has no formal night.

The reason behind that choice is that NCL believes in “Freestyle Cruising” and therefore never requires an elegant dress code.

However, if you like dressing up you can still do it to take some nice photos.

Women can wear a cocktail dress or a sophisticated pantsuit while men can wear a suit or a tuxedo.

White Night

White Night is a fun event held on many cruise ships. The idea is that guests dress entirely in white for a night.

As far as I know, it’s the only theme night present on every cruise line: we saw it among the Royal Caribbean theme nights, among the Carnival theme nights, and even among the MSC theme nights!

As I have already explained to you in other articles, the dress code is quite simple: you have to dress completely in white.

Some of you have written to me that they have everything but they don’t have white pants in their closet. Then you can simply pair a white shirt with light-colored jeans.

The Schedule for all Ships

NCL Ship
NCL Ship

As you can imagine, not all theme nights are the same for every ship.

They may change based on the itinerary, the duration of the cruise, and the choices of the cruise director.

Below you will find the 2024 schedule for all NCL ships (take these as indicative as they may vary).

Norwegian Prima

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night

Norwegian Viva

  • White night
  • 90’s night

Norwegian Encore

  • Glow night
  • Latin Night
  • 80’s night

Norwegian Bliss

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night

Norwegian Joy

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night
  • 70’s night

Norwegian Escape

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night
  • Latin Night

Norwegian Breakaway

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night

Norwegian Getaway

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night

Norwegian Gem

  • Glow night
  • 70’s night

Norwegian Pearl

  • Glow night
  • Latin Night
  • 80’s night

Norwegian Jade

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night
  • White night

Norwegian Jewel

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night

Norwegian Dawn

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night
  • White night

Norwegian Star

  • Glow night
  • 70’s night

Norwegian Sun

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night

Norwegian Sky

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night
  • Latin Night

Norwegian Epic

  • Glow night
  • 90’s night
  • White night

Pride of America

  • Hawaiian night
  • White night
  • 70’s night

Norwegian Spirit

  • Glow night
  • 80’s night
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