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Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Drink Packages On Cruise Ships

May 23, 2023

Beverage prices on cruise ships can vary depending on the package and cruise line. Most cruise ships offer beverage packages that provide access to a wide range of drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. These packages are often available for purchase before the cruise or onboard the ship. It's important to carefully review the details of each package to understand what is included and any limitations or restrictions.

Norwegian Viva Sets Sail for Sea Trials

May 10, 2023

On Friday, May 5th, an exciting milestone was reached as Norwegian Viva, the second Norwegian Cruise Line Prima Class ship, departed from the Fincantieri shipyard in Maghera for the very first time. Its destination: the Adriatic Sea, where it would undergo rigorous sea trials. These trials involve comprehensive checks of navigation systems for maneuvering the Norwegian Viva. The maneuvers performed during these trials go beyond the routine operations encountered in regular cruise settings.

Guests and Crew Not Happy With NCL’s new stateroom service policy

Mar 23, 2023

Several crew members working in the Housekeeping department aboard Norwegian Cruise Line ships voiced their concerns about how recent changes in stateroom services have affected their daily duties and the guest's experience as well as supervisors' expectations.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Steps Down

Mar 21, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced that Frank J. Del Rio, its current President and CEO, will be stepping down from his position on June 30. Effective July 31, Harry J. Sommer, who currently serves as president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, will officially assume the role. Del Rio will retire from his position and continue to serve as a senior advisor to the board of directors until 2025.

NCL announces historic deployment of 3 cruise ships in Asia Pacific region

Mar 08, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line announced a record deployment of three ships to the Asia Pacific in 2024 and 2025. Norwegian Spirit will return to Australia and New Zealand for her third consecutive season, while Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky will make their debut in the region and also sail Asian itineraries.

NCL’s Two Prima-plus Class Newbuilds To Be Methanol Ready

Mar 01, 2023

Since 2022, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has incorporated methanol as a future marine fuel in its strategy and is now planning to introduce two cruise ships that can run on methanol for the first time. The last two ships in NCL's Prima class will be equipped with technology that can easily be converted to run on methanol without significant effort.

NCL Announces Meet The Winemaker Series

Feb 27, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line announced seventh “Meet the Winemakers Cruise Series” that pairs wine enthusiasts and creators. The event is scheduled to take place on select departures starting from April to September 2023.

8 Tips for Rude Cruise Guests – How to behave appropriately and get extra service

Feb 22, 2023

Sometimes I felt like being on the edge of a cliff. When am I going to see my family again? How could my managers on board the ship be unfair? 

On top of all those concerns, some unpleasant guests are among my regular daily challenges. However, no matter how hard it was, I always kept in mind that the darkest hour of the night always comes just before dawn.

PRIO and NCL complete first biofuel tests on Norwegian Star and Norwegian Epic

Feb 22, 2023

Portugal’s biofuel producer PRIO and Norwegian Cruise Line have successfully conducted their first trial with ECO Bunkers B30, an innovative biofuel manufactured and supplied by PRIO. The fuel is a blend of 30% advanced biofuel produced from waste feedstocks and conventional ULSD diesel, produced at PRIO's biodiesel plant in Portugal and mixed at a terminal in Aveiro. The higher biofuel concentration in the blend is expected to result in a more significant decrease in CO2 emissions.