NCL Rasing Daily Service Charges

By ,   March 15, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Norwegian Cruise Line is raising their daily service charges on all cruises. This is the line's first increase since April 1, last year.

The increase will go into effect on April 1, 2019. 

In its announcement, Norwegian Cruise Line said it was making a nominal adjustment to the daily service charges, effective April 1. According to the release, NCL’s discretionary daily service charges made it easy for passengers to provide gratuities to the staff onboard who were "dedicated to delivering superior guest service throughout the cruise."

The new Norwegian rates are US$14.99 per person per day for any cabin category up to mini-suite staterooms and US$17.99 per person per day for suites or The Haven category.

Guests who have made a booking by March 31 have the option of prepaying the service charges at the current rate in case it is done prior to the sail date. Those with existing reservations who have pre-paid the service charges at the current rate will not be affected.

NCL Norwegian Bliss cruise ship

The increase is of US$0.49 per day, per passenger for all travelers 3 years and older (slightly smaller than the last increase of US$0.51 per day).

The prices don't include all-inclusive Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun voyages (Port Canaveral itineraries only). Daily service charges on the two ships are US$5.49 more per day, per passenger.