Inflation has hit hard on land and it is creeping into taking a trip at sea. Cruise lines have raised prices on everything from Internet service to drink packages to gratuities in recent months, and now another price hike is on the way.
In this case, the dollar amount is smaller, but it still means more money from your wallet.
We have noticed a change in price Norwegian Cruise Line’s website. The cruise line’s soda package gives you “endless fountain soda” during the cruise. Price increased from $7.95 per day to $9.95 per day.
See the website price before and after the change:
That increase is only $2 more per person per day, but a 25% increase in the cost of the package, which gives you all the Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mount Dew, Sierra Mist and more. You want to drink.
So what does this mean for your vacation overall?
Someone buys a package for a week’s vacation Previously spent $66.78 When the 20% gratuity charged by NCL for the offer is also added.
With price rise, The same package now costs $83.58 for a 7-day cruise. That’s about $17 more for a week’s worth of soda on board.
Notably, unlike other cruise lines such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean, NCL does not allow passengers to bring non-alcoholic beverages such as soda and water. In other words, you can’t bring it on your own to avoid price increases.
However, we noted that alcoholic beverage package prices – which include unlimited soda – have not changed in price.
Follows the earlier removal of the reduced price package for children
This is actually the second change to the soda package price in recent months for the cruise line.
Back in March, We noticed that NCL has removed its soda program for kids from its website. That package offered the same unlimited soda during the cruise but cost $5.95 per day for children 12 and under.
In other words, everyone who buys a package of soda will be charged $7.95 for the previous day, regardless of their age. And now, that price has been bumped up to $9.95, plus gratuity.
Norwegian too The cost of onboard gratuities has increased $15.50 to $16 per day for most cabins since last April. Rooms in The Haven (NCL’s premium area on the ship) and suites rose from $18.50 to $20.00 per person, per day.