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Old February 6th, 2015, 11:57 AM
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Hi everyone !

I might reserve a cruise in March with NCL. If I took a cabin with balcony, I would be able to get the Free Beverage Package. I've also seen that if I took another cabin at a lower price (for example inside) I can also buy the Free Beverage Package. It indicates that there is a 15% gratuity. But I don't know if this gratuity applies for the package or at each time I order a glass.
I am not American so I am not very familiar with the gratuities.

My question is simple:
If I take the Free Beverage Package with a cabin with balcony, do I have to pay a gratuity of 15% at each time I order a drink?


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Old February 6th, 2015, 06:29 PM
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Packages include tip whether you paid for it or it was a bonus they included. No tipping required.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 11:14 PM
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Okay thank you.

I have another question concerning NCL.

I am currently 22. My travel agent wanted to book a cruise with NCL for the week of the 22nd to the 29th of March, but she told me that NCL told her I would not be able to have the Free Beverage Package as I must be over 25 years old as it is during Spring Break week.

Is it "right" to do it ? Can someone have more explanations about it ?
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Old February 7th, 2015, 12:12 AM
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From NCL's website:

Also not available for guests under the age of 25 years old on domestic itineraries during blackout dates of March 1 April 15, applies to sailings that includes these dates. Blackout dates do not apply to Norwegian Jade or Norwegian Spirit for 2015 itineraries.

If you are sailing with someone over 25 it might work. They have strange rules sometimes, call and ask if you have more questions.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 09:21 AM
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Thank you again !

I can understand it, but for travelers like me, it's too bad.

I was thinking about it, I need to find someone over 25 !
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Old February 27th, 2015, 10:07 AM
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It will not do you any good to find someone over 25. Two people in a cabin, one 27 the other 22 on a spring break week and the free beverage package is chosen. The 27 year old will get the UBP and the 22 year old will get the soda package. You would be better off to opt for the dining package, all in cabin receive it, or the on board credit and just use the money toward the purchase of drinks.

NCL is attempting to put a damper on excessive drinking by college age students who might otherwise have access to unlimited alcohol during spring break weeks. Too bad a few spoil it for the many who are responsible.
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