Do you dislike being charged separately for every drink, shore excursion, specialty restaurant, photo, internet access and the standard gratuities on your cruise? Norwegian Cruise Line is trying out an add-on all-inclusive package that will cover most of those expenses but could more than double the cost of your cruise.
The package is available for all 2015 cruises of three to 14 days booked between Aug. 4 and Aug. 29.
The fee is based on the length of the cruise. For a three-night cruise, it’s $459 per person, for a seven-night cruise $899 per person. For a seven-night cruise, the package includes:
A check of online cruise agencies for week-long Caribbean cruises from Miami in April 2015 found fares for inside and oceanview staterooms and some balcony staterooms starting for less than the add-on fee. The all-inclusive package is economical for people who drink enough that they’d buy the Ultimate Beverage Package, the single most costly element in the all-inclusive package.
“We are making it easy for those that want everything included in their cruise vacation with the option of our All-Inclusive package,” Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer, said in a press release.