NCL increases the price of its soda package by 25%
Inflation has hit hard on land, and it’s pushing people to take a trip by sea, too. , another price increase is coming.
In this case, the dollar amount is low, but it still means more money from your wallet.
We noticed a price change on Norwegian Cruise Line website. The cruise line’s soda package, which gives you “endless fountain soda” during the cruise, has price increase from $7.95 per day to $9.95 per day.
Take a look at the website pricing before and after the change:
This increase is only $2 more per person per day, but it translates to a 25% increase in the cost of the package, which gives you all Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt. Dew, Sierra Mist, and more so, who you want to drink.
So what does this mean in total for your cruise?
Someone buying the package for a one-week cruise would have already spent $66.78 where the 20% gratuity charged by NCL for the offer is also included.
With rising prices, that same package would now cost $83.58 for a 7-day cruise. That’s almost $17 more for a week’s worth of soda on the ship.
Notably, unlike other cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean, NCL does not allow passengers to bring non-alcoholic beverages like sodas and water. In other words, you can’t just bring it yourself to avoid the price increase.
We did notice, however, that the prices for the booze packages – which also include unlimited soft drinks – have not changed in price.
Follows on from the previous removal of the low price plan for children
This is actually the second change to the price of the soda package in recent months for the cruise line.
Back in March, we noticed that NCL had removed its children’s soft drink program from its website. This package offered the same unlimited soda during the cruise, but was priced at $5.95 per day for children 12 and under.
In other words, everyone who purchases the soda package would then be charged the previous cost of $7.95 per day, regardless of age. And now that price has gone to $9.95, plus tip.
Norwegian too increased the price of tips on board from $15.50 to $16 per day for most cabins starting last April. Rooms in The Haven (NCL’s premium area on the ship) and suites increased from $18.50 to $20.00 per person per day.