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[Norwegian Cruise Line] Free drinks, speciality restaurants, wifi, 3rd + 4th passenger free, free or reduced airfare, excursion credit

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Free drinks, speciality restaurants, wifi, 3rd + 4th passenger free, free or reduced airfare, excursion credit

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This is available on selected sailings. Free drinks plan, you only pay for gratuities, those under 21 get the free soda plan, speciality restaurants for free, again you only pay for the gratuities, numbers of free specialty restaurants chargesdepends of how many sailing days the cruise lasts, $50 credit for excursions, this $50 credit is per port.. Ex: 4 ports in your sailing means 4*$50, one $50 credit per port, free internet package, complimentarhy cruise fare for 3rd and 4th guest in the same stateroom, and, for last minute travellers, reduced or free airfare on sekected cruises in August.

To have access to all the promotions, you must book a balcony or higher stateroom. Lower end staterooms have to choose 2 of those promotions
Last edited by DoorCrasher on Aug 1st, 2019 11:31 am, edited 3 times in total.
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my wife and I will join someones room for free! :P
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Remember you can only get all the offers if you book balcony or higher. Other staterooms will get max 2 of those offers.
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oscar1999 wrote:
Jul 29th, 2019 11:32 am
Remember you can only get all the offers if you book balcony or higher. Other staterooms will get max 2 of those offers.
You are correct. Updated the post #1

And thanks for you input!
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Seems decent as far as cruises go, you have to be flexible and go through the dates and durations to get the best price. I found a 3-day balcony for around $500/person and a 4-day balcony for around $700/person.

If it wasn't so short notice I may have bit, my august is all booked up. They have some out of New York which would be ideal for you easterners.
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I priced up a Transatlantic cruise and it came up to almost the same price as a Celebrity cruise with 4 perks because of the extra gratuities with the drink package and specialty dining package.... I went with Celebrity instead.
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GateGuardian wrote:
Jul 29th, 2019 12:18 pm
I priced up a Transatlantic cruise and it came up to almost the same price as a Celebrity cruise with 4 perks because of the extra gratuities with the drink package and specialty dining package.... I went with Celebrity instead.
You willl probably have to pay for gratuities as well for the drink package with Celebrity... All cruise line charge for those fees, even if the package is offered on a free promotion
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DoorCrasher wrote:
Jul 29th, 2019 12:38 pm
You willl probably have to pay for gratuities as well for the drink package with Celebrity... All cruise line charge for those fees, even if the package is offered on a free promotion
No, for Celebrity, the gratuity is built into the perk without extra cost.
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evanwier wrote:
Jul 29th, 2019 11:30 am
my wife and I will join someones room for free! :P
Wrong forum
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A lot of bonuses here. But how much are the hidden fees like gratuities?
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Raimond wrote:
Jul 29th, 2019 4:44 pm
A lot of bonuses here. But how much are the hidden fees like gratuities?
I did a quick search of a 7 day Alaskan cruise and it was around $425 for gratuities for three people. Their "reduced or free" airfare for YVR to ANC was $322 per person vs $300 booking direct from Air Canada so it wasn't really reduced...
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oscar1999 wrote:
Jul 29th, 2019 4:59 pm
I did a quick search of a 7 day Alaskan cruise and it was around $425 for gratuities for three people. Their "reduced or free" airfare for YVR to ANC was $322 per person vs $300 booking direct from Air Canada so it wasn't really reduced...
tip is required on all dining?
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At the risk of being accused of thread-crapping, I would never go with Norwegian again.

I've gone Disney, Holland American and Royal Caribbean, all much better.

Moreso than any other lines, they had a lot of onboard restaurant dining options that cost extra. The regular main dining room that was included was okay, but probably suffered due to the feeling that they were pushing the paid options by not putting much effort into the included dining.
The boat we were on had a funky layout that required passing through the casino every time to get to the main dining room.
There was some special part of the boat (can't remember the fancy name they had for it) for guests who had paid a premium price. It was off-limits to regular folks and they had their own elevator. That mattered because at every port of call, while the riff-raff (us) had to wait in line to disembark, anyone getting off these special elevators were allowed to cut in line and get off earlier. And no, they weren't always on the paid excursions..
I've never been a big fan of the shows, but my wife is. This NCL cruise we were on actually had shows that cost extra. IIRC, somewhere around $40-$80 USD a head. TBH, I can't remember the exact amount, just offended that they seemed to be nickel-and-diming us for everything.
There was limited programming for our child who had, at the time, just turned 18. The kid's group was only up to 17. The young adult group had no participation and limited planned activities. Their response? Why would he want to go to the kid's club when he could gamble in the casino and drink at the bar? (no idea if this was because of international waters or because this was a mediterranean cruise with a lower age for drinking and gamblin).

In my personal experience, all cruise lines offer a lot of bonuses, so the prices are pretty comparable (maybe a little more for Disney). Surprisingly, after years of cruises, it turns out that the perk that matters most is unlimited laundry. It isn't cheap (except maybe in comparison to their prices on individual pieces) but it can completely change a cruise: less to pack, time saved (if you are otherwise inclined to your own), and none of the math required constantly trying to figure out if you have enough clothes to last the rest of the cruise or make the hard decision between doing a load of laundry vs. making a shirt stretch an extra day.
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jaksdj22 wrote:
Jul 29th, 2019 5:09 pm
tip is required on all dining?
Nope gratuities are included in the package price (for the speciality restaurants its around 20%). Note that the $425 for gratuities I said in an above post if ONLY the gratuities for the free drinks and speciality restaurants; you still need to pay the additional $15USD per person per day as an onboard service charge.

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