Who doesn’t love unlimited food, around the clock entertainment and almost daily visits to new countries?
These are just a few of the reasons why cruising has become one of the most popular ways to vacation with 22.1 million passengers cruising worldwide in 2014.
With all the sailing opportunities, it’s important to make the most of your time and money. That’s why we put together these 22 Norwegian Cruise Line Tips and Tricks. Don’t miss a chance to experience all that NCL has to offer!
NCL Secrets – Norwegian Cruise Line Tips and Tricks
Cruise savings –
I’ve written a more detailed article on ways to save on booking a cruise that is worth a read. Many of these tips are the same for all cruise lines, so it’s a great article to start off with before you book.
However, there are a couple of tricks specific to NCL. First, sign up for the NCL newsletter and you will be notifiedof special offers. Each email will include any available discount, bonus or special available. It is common for NCL to run “Free at Sea” offers. Depending on the promotion and the room category you book, you can get 1 to 4 free offers per cruise. These typically include a free Ultimate Beverage Package, free Specialty Dining Package, free Wifi Package or a cruise excursion credit. Pairing these offers with a cruise sale can add up to huge savings.
NCL also offers Military and AARP discounts for those that qualify.
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Cork that bottle –
Alcohol can be expensive on board cruise ships. Purchase a bottle while on board and have the NCL staff cork it if you can’t finish the entire bottle. At dinner, they will label the bottle with your name and cabin number, so you can enjoy it the next night.
You can also bring your own bottle of wine. You’ll pay a $15 corking fee for a 750ml bottle upon boarding. No other alcohol can be brought on board.
Wine Policy – Yes, guests may bring sealed bottles of wine on board for personal consumption. They will be checked prior to embarkation and a corkage fee applied at that time of $15.00 USD for a 750 ml Bottle or $30.00 USD for a 1,500 ml Magnum bottle. Box wines are not allowed on board. If guests do not wish to pay the corkage fee, the wine will be held onboard and returned to the guests at the end of the cruise.