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NCL calls time, AI on short cruises from Miami to end Sept.

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    NCL calls time, AI on short cruises from Miami to end Sept.


    We have only taken one NCL cruise, ten days out of Miami before the advent of drink packages. When we reached the terminal we wondered what we had got ourselves into. It was crowded with young people hooting and hollering, probably stag or hen parties. Luckily they were boarding an .NCL weekend cruise, not the one we were on. If that is still the clientele for short cruises, I don’t think the addition of included drinks would make for a good cruise either for some passengers or for the crew.


      Demographic on all short cruises from florida is younger than most of us are used to, also you get more groups on corporate gigs.


        Given that you can simply purchase the "Free at Sea" offer with free drinks for a few £10s I can't see it making any difference to either the client group or the amount they drink.

        I think NCL have done something interesting by changing from AI to a cheap add-on for drinks and another option (Speciality dining or WiFi or excursion credits).

        £99 for 7 days is almost a no-brainer for many for drinks and 3 speciality meals, especially if you want a budget holiday in an inside cabin in May. (7 nights Norwegian Epic in Med for £750pp inc drinks and dining).


        Tony B


          The Miami cruises are predominantly us bookings and their free at sea is quite different, they still pay the grats.


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