Guide to Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program

In this Complete Guide to Norwegian's Latitudes Rewards Program, we provide all the details on each level in this loyalty program (2024).

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It certainly pays to be loyal to one particular cruise line. Most cruise lines offer incentives for repeat customers with loyalty programs. In addition, these tiered programs offer cruisers more and more perks as they work their way up the ranks. In this Complete Guide to the NCL Latitudes program, we provide all the details on each tier including the associated benefits.

Guide to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Latitudes Rewards Program (2024)

How to Sign Up for the NCL Latitudes Program

Becoming a member of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Latitudes Rewards Program is easy. All you need to do is take a cruise with NCL! Guests who are 18 years or older are automatically enrolled in the Latitudes Rewards program.

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Minors will receive all points earned on their first cruise taken after they turn 18 years of age.

Cruisers then receive loyalty points equal to every cruise night. For instance, a seven-day cruise will earn you seven points. In addition, guests who book suites or The Haven will earn double points. Of note, Club Balcony Suites are not included in this offer. This point structure applies to all cruise destinations.

Further, NCL will occasionally have Latitudes Rewards Insider Offers which qualify for double points when booking.

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How to Earn Points in Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program

As mentioned above, you will accrue Latitudes points for each night you spend on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship. Cruisers will receive these points after completing their cruise. Therefore, if a current sailing bumps you into the next level, you will not recognize the new benefits until your next sailing.

Further, you earn Latitudes points based on the cabin category for which you paid during the initial reservation. It does not apply to upgrades. If you receive a free or discounted upgrade to a Suite or The Haven you will not receive Suite points. Also, cruisetour nights do not accrue points either.

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The Haven Courtyard on Norwegian Bliss

However, guests sailing with Friends & Family rates and/or Casino cruises will still earn points.

Chartered cruises (with the exception of Sixthman charters), inaugural events, and cruises taken via cruise certificates or travel agent rates do not qualify for rewards points. However, if you are already a Latitudes member, you will still receive your benefits on these sailings.

Using the Benefits of NCL Latitudes

Benefits from Norwegian’s Latitudes program are based on your tier status in this loyalty program. The more you cruise with NCL, the more perks you receive. The onboard discounts are available on all sailings. However, the other perks are only available on sailings that are 5 days or longer.

If you are cruising in the same stateroom with a Latitudes member with a different tier status, both guests will receive the benefit of the higher tier for rewards delivered on a stateroom level.

Norwegian's Latitudes Rewards Program

Though, each member will receive the benefit that corresponds to their respective tier for rewards delivered on an individual level.

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The amount of points cruisers need to achieve each tier in Norwegian’s Latitudes Program is as follows:

  • Bronze: 1-19
  • Silver: 20-44
  • Gold: 45-74
  • Platinum: 75-149
  • Sapphire: 150-349
  • Diamond: 350-699
  • Ambassador: 700+

Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program Levels

Bronze: 1-19 points

After taking one cruise with NCL, you will receive Bronze status. Bronze level cruisers receive a 10% discount in duty-free shops and a 30% discount on the Unlimited Open Bar Package. They also get a signature tier pin and free artwork for attending an art auction. Other benefits include access to member cruises and the Latitudes Digital Magazine and members-only offers.

Silver: 20-44 points

The second of the NCL Latitudes levels is Silver. These members receive all benefits of the bronze level as well as additional perks. These additional perks include an exclusive cocktail party.

Also, they receive a drink package discount increase to 40%, a 10% discount on shore excursions, a 20% discount on photos, and a 15% discount in duty-free shops on logo merchandise. Additionally, cruisers receive 15% off signature spa treatments on port days.

NCL Latitudes tiers and benefits chart

Gold: 45-74 points

The next tier in Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program is Gold. This level entitles guests to all the Silver tier perks as well as additional perks.

The additional perks include photo discount increased to 25% and spa discount increased to 20%. Gold guests also receive one free carton of water, 50% off one bag of laundry, priority tender tickets, and priority disembarkation.

Platinum: 75-149 points

If you are an NCL cruiser with 75-149 points, you have Platinum status. This status has all the benefits of Gold with an increased photo discount to 30%, spa discount to 25%, and drink package discount to 45%. There’s also a free bag of laundry.

Platinum guests also receive a 15% internet package discount, priority check-in and embarkation, chocolate covered strawberries, a Behind the Scenes ship tour, dinner for two in a specialty restaurant with a bottle of wine, dinner for two in a specialty restaurant, a Wines Around the World tasting, and early pre-booking for entertainment and dining at 125 days prior to sailing.

Platinum members also enjoy a dedicated pre-cruise Service Desk and concierge service onboard.

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Sapphire: 150-349 points

Sapphire is the next tier in the NCL Latitudes program. In addition to all the other benefits of Platinum, these guests also receive a dinner with Officers and priority restaurant and entertainment seating.

Additionally, the internet discount increases from 15% to 20% and the shore excursion discount from 10% to 15%. Cruisers also get 2 cartons of water instead of one.

NCL Latitudes tiers and benefits chart

Diamond: 350-699 points

Diamond is the second-highest tier in the NCL Latitudes program. In addition to all the other benefits of Sapphire, these guests also receive an increased internet discount from 20% to 25%, an increased drink package discount from 45% to 50%, an exclusive Sail & Sustain Mixology Experience, and a one-time free cabin upgrade.

Ambassador: 700+ points

Every Norwegian Cruise Line loyalist’s dream is to become Ambassador one day. To attain this NCL Latitudes rewards program level, you will need a whopping 700 points. This is about two full years at sea!

Of course, your rewards for being the most loyal cruisers are many extra perks. This includes milestone FREE CRUISES and a special ambassador gift! Other added perks include an increase to 20% off shore excursions and pre-booking entertainment, dining, and activities as early as 130 days before sailing.

Additional Perks of Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program

All Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program members receive additional on land perks. These include a monthly Latitudes Rewards Insider Offers email. This entitles cruisers to exclusive booking bonuses for select sailings. Members also receive exclusive offers from Caesar’s Entertainment.

Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program Benefits Fine Print

To receive onboard discounts, guests only need to present their keycards at the appropriate location. These locations include the gift shop, shore excursions desk, spa, photo gallery, internet cafe, and art auction.

Guide to Norwegian's Latitudes Rewards Program

Shore Excursions:

Cruisers can use shore excursion discounts online pre-cruise in their My NCL account or onboard the ship.

If booking shore excursions onboard the ship, you will need to visit the shore excursions desk. If a guest pre-pays for a shore excursion before embarking on the cruise, the applicable discount will be applied at the time of booking/payment. 

Luckily, the shore excursion discount is combinable with the Free at Sea promotion.

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Internet Discounts:

Internet package discounts can be used for the Unlimited 1 device and Unlimited Premium 1 device WiFi packages. This discount is not valid on Free at Sea WiFi upgrades. Discount may be applied online if an internet package is purchased pre-cruise or once onboard the ship.


Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond members that are booked in standard or Club Balcony staterooms are eligible to pre-book dining, onboard activities, and entertainment beginning at 125 days prior to embarkation day. If these members are booked in suites or the Haven, they may pre-book 130 days prior to embarkation day.

Ambassadors booked in any stateroom category are eligible for early pre-booking at 130 days prior to embarkation.

Norwegian's Latitudes Rewards Program

Specialty Dinners:

The free specialty dinner benefit is per stateroom, available on voyages five days or longer. It entitles the first two guests in the stateroom to an appetizer, one entrée, and a dessert of choice. Upcharges apply to certain premium menu items. The free bottle of wine is offered in all venues that have a complimentary wine list, Palomar not included.

In à la carte restaurants, the coupon can be redeemed for four menu items per person (Sushi, Wasabi, Nama, Teppanyaki, Hasuki, Food Republic, Pincho Tapas Bar, or Raw Bar).

Coupons can’t be used for the same venue twice.

Diamond Cabin Upgrade:

Diamond members will be offered a one-time complimentary cabin upgrade. The cabin upgrade is valid for one category increase from the category booked. The highest cabin category that a member may be upgraded to is Club Balcony; Suites and The Haven are not eligible.

Further, guests will have one year to take the complimentary cabin upgrade after graduating to the Diamond tier.

Norwegian's Latitudes Rewards Program

Ambassador Free Cruise:

For the Ambassador level free cruise, guests receive a complimentary seven-day cruise in a balcony stateroom on any ship.

Surprisingly, there are no destination restrictions. Though, holiday sailings are not eligible (Christmas and New Year’s). In addition, the cruise is for two people, so 3rd and 4th guests need to pay prevailing rates (if applicable). Taxes, fees and service charges still apply.

Eligible Ambassador members will have one year to take the complimentary cruise.

Do NCL Latitudes rewards points expire?

No, the points you’ve earned through the NCL Latitudes program never expire. Members of the Latitudes program keep all of their points at the end of each year and accrue them indefinitely. This means that — at least at the present time — those who hit the Ambassador tier get to keep that status forever.

Do other cruise lines within Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings status match to NCL?

No, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings does not do status matching nor points pooling between its cruise brands (Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises). The loyalty programs between all three lines are completely separate.


To which of the Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program levels do you belong? Do you take advantage of all the perks associated with this loyalty program? Drop us an anchor below to let us know if you prefer to stay loyal to one brand or cruise with a variety of brands.

Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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