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 (2022).

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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 Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program, we provide all the details on each level in this loyalty program including all the associated benefits.

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Guide to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Latitudes Rewards Program

How to Sign Up for Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program

Becoming a member of Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program is easy. All you need to do is take a cruise with NCL! All Norwegian Cruise Line 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 7-day cruise will earn you 7 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.

Guide to Norwegian's Latitudes Rewards Program

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 Norwegian’s Latitudes Program

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.

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

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Updates to Norwegian’s Latitudes Program in 2022

Effective January 10, 2022, NCL updated its loyalty program to ensure the brand is always offering appealing and relevant benefits to their loyal guests.

Members will either remain in their current tier or be automatically placed into a higher tier based on the point redistribution; they will not be put into a lower tier as a result of the program changes.

The way cruisers accrue points remains the same, but the number of points required to achieve each tier status has changed. Actually, it is now easier to achieve lower loyalty tiers like Silver, Gold, and Platinum in Norwegian’s Latitudes program.

There are also two new tiers, Sapphire and Diamond. This helps to distribute cruisers between the previously very large Platinum Plus tier and the highest Ambassador tier.

The amount of points cruisers need to achieve each tier in Norwegian’s Latitudes Program as of January 10, 2022 is as follows:

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

When comparing the previously offered perks for each tier status to the newly outlined perks, cruisers will notice a few key differences. These include:

  • addition of signature tier pins for all levels
  • removal of priority check-in at all levels
  • removal of the bottle of sparkling wine
  • no more free internet minutes
  • addition of a few new perks for higher tiered statuses

Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program Levels


After taking one cruise with NCL, you will receive Bronze status. This level includes cruisers with 1-19 points. Bronze level cruisers receive a 10% discount in duty-free shops and receive free artwork for attending an art auction.


The second level in Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program is Silver. Guests with 20-44 cruise points are Silver status. 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 10% discount on shore excursions, 20% discount on photos, and 15% discount in duty-free shops on logo merchandise. Additionally, cruisers receive 15% off signature spa treatments on port days.

Guide to Norwegian's Latitudes Rewards Program


The next tier in Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program is Gold. Cruisers with 45-74 points are Gold Level. 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 will also receive 1 free carton of water, 50% off a bag of laundry, priority tender tickets, and priority disembarkation.


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

Platinum guests also receive a 15% internet package discount, chocolate covered strawberries, a Behind the Scenes ship tour, and a few new perks. Platinum guests receive a Wines Around the World tasting and early pre-booking for entertainment and dining at 125 days prior to sailing.

Wait, there’s more. This tier also earns dinner for two in Cagney’s or Le Bistro with a bottle of wine and dinner for two at Moderno or La Cucina.

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Sapphire is a new tier in Norwegian’s Latitudes program. These members have 150-349 cruise points. 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.

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Diamond is also a new tier status in Norwegian’s Latitudes program. This level is for cruisers with 350-699 rewards points. In addition to all the other benefits of Sapphire, these guests also receive an increased internet discount from 20% to 25%, an exclusive Sail & Sustain Mixology Experience, and a one time free cabin upgrade.


Every NCL cruiser’s dream is to become Ambassador one day. To attain this Norwegian 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 as early as 130 days before sailing.

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Additional Perks of Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program

All Norwegian’s Latitudes Rewards Program members will 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 and an online Newsletter.

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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, or 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. Service charges are included in this benefit. This perk entitles each guest to one appetizer, one entrée (up to $35), and one dessert of choice. For items over this amount, guests will incur an up-charge on their onboard account.

On Norwegian Bliss, Moderno is replaced by Los Lobos or Q. On Norwegian Joy, cruisers can dine at Food Republic or Q instead of Moderno. In Food Republic, the benefit entitles each guest to a total food value of $35.

On Norwegian Encore, guests can choose Los Lobos or Q instead of Moderno or La Cucina. On Norwegian Spirit, Cagney’s or Le Bistro becomes Cagney’s only, and Moderno or La Cucina is replaced by Le Bistro or Onda.

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 or 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 7-day cruise in a balcony stateroom on any ship. Although, if you wish to upgrade, you can pay the difference from the prevailing balcony rate to the rate of the Suite or The Haven on that same ship and sailing. However, you can not upgrade the length of the itinerary.

Surprisingly, there are no destination restrictions. Though, holiday sailings are not eligible (Christmas and New Year’s). In addition, the cruise is for 2 people, so 3rd and 4th guests will pay prevailing rates (if applicable). Taxes, fees and service charges still apply.

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


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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