If you’re looking to book a trip with Norwegian Cruise Line, this might be the perfect time to do so. Why? Because from now until midnight on Tuesday, November 6, they’ve got a special sale running that offers anyone staying in an oceanview stateroom or above some pretty sweet perks.
What Makes This Sale Different
Anyone familiar with Norwegian Cruise Line knows that pretty much year round, those booking a trip get to select between several perks. Those perks run the gamut from free meals in the specialty restaurants to money which can be put toward shore excursions. It’s a deal that’s pretty standard for the company throughout the year.
Usually, however, only those staying in The Haven — Norwegian’s high-end ship-within-a-ship area — automatically receive all five perks. However, from now until Tuesday, anyone booking an oceanview, balcony or minisuite on over 100 select cruises can get all the available perks. For those who may not be familiar with Norwegian’s most popular promo, here’s what each of the five perks provide… as well as the charges associated with some of them.
The 5 Perks Available During This Sale
Unlimited Open Bar
Perhaps the most popular of Norwegian’s various perks, the drink package (which, if purchased, costs each passenger over $100 per day). When choosing this perk, passengers will have to pay a 20 percent gratuity, which works out to $19.80 per person, per day. But for that, the first and second guest in the room will be able to order any beverages that cost less than $15 while also receiving a 20 percent discount on bottles of wine and champagne.
This perk allows guests to dine in specialty restaurants (such as Cagney’s Steakhouse or Le Bistro) a certain number of nights during their cruise. How many nights depends on the length of the cruise in question. On voyages lasting 3-9 nights, guests can eat in specialty restaurants free of charge on three nights, while on cruises 10-nights and above, that number goes up to four. Again, the guest pays a 20 percent gratuity at the time of booking. (Of course, passengers are free to eat in as many specialty restaurants as they like as often as they like, this plan just gives them the option of doing so on Norwegian’s dime!)
This one is probably pretty self-explanatory… although it’s worth noting that while the above specials are for the first and second guest in each stateroom, the internet minutes are per stateroom, not per guest. You can, however, use multiple devices, simply not at the same time. So if you want to go from using, say, your phone to your spouse’s laptop, all you have to do is sign out of one device before logging into the other.
Shore Excursion Credit
This is, essentially, free money. Each stateroom receives a $50 shore excursion credit for each stop on the itinerary. This does not include the port of embarkation, and overnight stays are considered one port. Also, unused excursion credits can’t be used in any other fashion or refunded. But, like we said… free money!
Guests Sail Free
This is a pretty sweet deal if you’ve got friends or family you’d like to take a trip with. The third and fourth guests traveling in a room with two paying guests basically travel free. They do NOT receive the perks that the first and second guests receive, but hey, they’re getting to travel for free! There is no deposit required for the third and fourth guests, although any additional guests must pay full fare.
The offer isn’t available on all ships or itineraries (for example, it is not offered on sailings of the Pride of America), and it is not available on “sailaway” bookings (also known as “guaranteed” staterooms). And while the promo is only available to those booking an oceanview or above, people who book an inside stateroom (or one of Norwegian’s studios, which are designed for solo guests) will still get to pick one of the available perks!