Those who are familiar with Norwegian Cruise Line may have heard of its Premium All Inclusive fare option. This is a package including unlimited premium drinks, bottled water, service charges, gratuities and Wifi.
The package was initially launched in 2017 to the UK and Irish market but is now being scrapped for the brand new Free at Sea programme, due to launch on 2 April this year.
What is Free at Sea?
Norwegian Cruise Line has said that the new programmes will be the ‘next step in the evolution of our commitment to offer more freedom, flexibility and value, all while delivering a top-quality experience.’
The Free at Sea programme is an upgrade which will cost £99 per person and entitle passengers to choose from two of the following options:
- Premium Beverage Package – with alcoholic and non-alcoholic branded drinks served in all bars, lounges and restaurants throughout your cruise
- Shore Excursion Package – with shore excursion credit per stateroom per port of call
- Speciality Dining Package – with exciting dining opportunities in selected speciality restaurants
- WiFi package
- Family and Friends Offer – where guests three and four in the stateroom pay only the applicable tax for their cruise
Certain things such as minutes of WiFi, number of speciality dining opportunities and level of shore excursion credit are subject to the length of your sailing.
For those booked a suite or higher category cabin – including a Concierge Class cabin or suite in The Haven – will benefit from all five Free at Sea offers, which the cruise line have estimated to be valued at over £700.
Eamonn Ferrin, Vice President and Managing Director of UK & Ireland, Israel, South Africa and the Middle East markets, said:
“Free at Sea puts the power of choice in the hands of our guests, inviting them to individualise the way they holiday. This programme is the next step in the evolution of our commitment to offer more freedom, flexibility and value, all while delivering a top-quality experience.”
It seems the package will allow cruisers to be more flexible with their sailings and choose options to suit their holiday style without additional costs.
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