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Before You Book

  1. What does the price of Simple Man Cruise VIII include?
  2. Will the artists be on board the whole time?
  3. When should I plan to arrive and depart from Miami?
  4. Are there any cruise discounts available?
  5. How can I learn more about the Norwegian Pearl?
  6. What is the cruise itinerary?
  7. What are the sleeping accommodations for triple (3) and quad (4) cabins?
  8. Can I attend if I am pregnant or just had a baby?
  9. What is the bed configuration in each cabin?
  10. Am I guaranteed access to all shows on board?
  11. What is the performance schedule and how does admission work?

What does the price of Simple Man Cruise VIII include?

In addition to admission to all cruise concerts, the price of your room also includes:

  • Round trip cruise from Port of Miami to Key West and Great Stirrup Cay
  • All meals (there's gourmet fare in the formal dining rooms, casual indoor and outdoor grills open for meals throughout the day and 24-hour room service).
  • Non-carbonated beverages (i.e. tea, juices, coffee).
  • Free entrance to hot spots like the ship's disco and casino.
  • Use of the ship's beautiful pools* (all with plenty of deck space to enjoy a cocktail and some great music).
  • Use of the Norwegian Pearl's health and fitness center.
  • Norwegian Splash Academy and Entourage facilities and activities if you're bringing children.**
  • Taxes, port charges and ticketing are added at check-out and pre-paid by you ($225.00 per person).


* Due to stage placement and weather conditions, some pools and hot tubs may be closed for safety during the cruise.
**From time to time, adjustments are made to children’s program hours and locations as required by our scheduled activities.


Not included are:

  • Gratuities ($12.00 per person, per day will be charged to your onboard spending account).
  • Gambling.
  • Spa.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Soft drinks & bottled water. (However, cards are available for a low price which get you unlimited soft drinks throughout the cruise.)
  • Cover charges for Specialty Restaurants you choose to go to. (Pricing for each can be found here.)
  • Any events or tours in the ports.
  • Pre- or post-cruise hotels - see our Hotel page for details.
  • Airfare.
  • Ground transportation.
  • Travel insurance (available through Sixthman).

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Will the artists be on board the whole time?

Our artists are excited to join you on board for the whole event. However, there may be some cases where they must join us during the trip or depart early due to schedule or family commitments.

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When should I plan to arrive and depart from Miami?

When booking flights we recommend that you arrive in Miami no later than 12:00 PM, or in Ft. Lauderdale no later than 11:00 AM on November 16. Return flights should be arranged to leave Miami after 12:00 PM on November 20, or leave Ft Lauderdale after 1:00 PM.

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Are there any cruise discounts available?

Paid In Full Discount:  Reservations made through May 12, 2014 that are paid in full within 72 hours of booking will receive a 5% discount off cabin fare.  The Paid In Full Discount will only apply if the entire cabin is paid for and is not available on a per person basis.

Youth Discount: A discount of $99 is available to children age 14 years and under.

Military Discount: A discount of 5% off cabin fare is granted to any active-duty military personnel (fax us a copy of your Military ID).

Single Occupancy discount of $199.00. (See "What if I Want to Book a Single Occupancy Cabin" here for details.)

No combining of non-age related discounts is allowed.

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How can I learn more about the Norwegian Pearl?

Be sure to go through our own The Ship page including the five main helpful tabs: Cabins, Restaurants, Bars, Play and Venues.

You will notice in addition to a great Casino, Spa, Pool & Hot Tubs, this ship includes:

  • 4-lane Bowling alley (*$5 per person/game)
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Fitness Center
  • Full-size Basketball / Volleyball / Tennis court
  • Specialty restaurants (*nominal cover charges apply)
  • Video Arcade
  • Nintendo Wii on 2-story screen


There are several other great internet sites with information about the Norwegian Pearl:

Norwegian's Website
Travelocity
The CruiseWeb

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What is the cruise itinerary?

Subject to change, the cruise itinerary is:

  • Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Depart Miami, FL (approx 4:00 PM ET)
  • Monday, November 17 - Key West, FL (8am to 4pm)
  • Tuesday, November 18 - Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas (9am to 6pm)
  • Wednesday, November 19 - Day at Sea
  • Thursday, November 20 - Arrive Miami, FL (approx. 8:00am ET)

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What are the sleeping accommodations for triple (3) and quad (4) cabins?

TRIPLE CABINS:
Interior, Ocean View and Balcony Cabins:
Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed and 1 upper bed.  Same as interior quad photo below, but without the lower middle bed.
Mini-Suites:  Third and fourth guests are accommodated by 1 double sleeper sofa (great for kids!).  See example here.

QUAD CABINS:
Interior Cabins:
Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 trundle (pop-up) bed.  See example here
Ocean View Cabins: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 trundle (pop-up) bed.  See example here.
Balcony Cabins:  Quads: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 Single Sofa Bed.  See example here.
Mini-Suites:  Third and fourth guests are accommodated by 1 double sleeper sofa (great for kids!).   See example here

*Bedding configurations are subject to change without notice.

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Can I attend if I am pregnant or just had a baby?

Norwegian will make every effort to accommodate you, providing you have not entered the 24th week of pregnancy when the cruise ends. Please include your cruise details in an email to the Access Desk or accessdesk@ncl.com with a medical certificate establishing your due date prior to the cruise.

Infants under six months of age are not eligible for travel on Norwegian ships.

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What is the bed configuration in each cabin?

All double occupancy cabins (except suites) have two single beds that can be converted to a queen.

Double occupancy suites have either a queen or king bed.

For details on triple, quad, or quint cabins see "What are the sleeping accomodations for triple (3) and quad (4) cabins?" HERE.

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Am I guaranteed access to all shows on board?

Simple Man Cruise VIII is run “festival style,” with multiple shows going on simultaneously. Most of these shows are general admission, so you’re welcome to come and go as you wish! 

There are performances where capacity is limited, however the artists perform multiple times during the cruise. Lynyrd Skynyrd will play two ticketed shows on the ship. You are guaranteed access to one of these shows. You will be able to reserve your seat for the show while you register for the cruise. The Lynyrd Skynyrd beach show on Great Stirrup Cay will be general admission.

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What is the performance schedule and how does admission work?

The exact performance schedule will be released prior to the cruise, but count on each band playing multiple times with festival scheduling and multiple shows occurring on multiple stages!

Each guest will get to see Lynyrd Skynyrd twice - one general admission show on the island stage at Great Stirrup Cay, and one indoor ticketed show in the ship's main venue, the Stardust Theater.  All other shows on board will be General Admission, so you can come and go as you please.

As you are making a reservation, you will choose your exact spots for your indoor show using an interactive map like shown below.  This map shows available inventory in real time.

For a 360° view of the Theater, click here.  To view a detailed chart of every spot in the venue check out the Lower Chart or the Upper Chart.

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