7 Ways to Save Money on NCL Shipsby Donna Heiderstadt | August 31, 2017
1. Book a “Free at Sea” promotion.
Sign up for email alerts from Norwegian (or visit NCL.com regularly) to learn when the line is running its “Free at Sea” promotion and you can save big. Depending on the cabin category, length of the cruise and sail date, you’ll get to choose at least one and as many as five free onboard amenities: unlimited open bar, a free specialty dining package, a $50-per-cabin shore excursion credit in each port, 250 minutes of free Wi-Fi, and third and fourth guests sail free in the same cabin. Just be aware that the open bar and specialty dining packages incur a gratuity fee of 18 percent of the retail value, so you’ll be charged $14.22 a day for the open bar and a flat fee of $12.42 or $15.12 for the dining.
Donna Heiderstadt is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Coastal Living and Islands.