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Limited time balcony bonus week going on where you can potentially save up to $3000 in overall value. Choose 1, 2 or all 5 free offers plus get up to $500 free onboard spend.

The 5 free offers are:
  • free unlimited open bar
  • free specialty dining
  • shore excursion credits
  • free wifi package
  • extra guests sail free
Book a select 5+ night cruise and receive up to $500 Free Onboard Spend
  • Balcony: $100
  • Mini-Suite: $140
  • The Haven & Suite: $300-$500
$50 Deposit to Reserve

Link to View Cruises [ncl.com]

Also, do yourself a favor and compare with Expedia [expedia.com],
Priceline [priceline.com], Travelocity [travelocity.com]. Sometimes there are added incentive to book with them instead. Each online travel agency offers something different in addition to what Norwegian is offering.

Some sample cruises on sale:
7-Day Western Mediterranean - From $99 per day Departing Spain or Rome
10-Day Western Caribbean - From $89 per day departing from Tampa FL
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This isn't much different from their ongoing (last 2+ years) "Free at Sea" promotion. The "extra guests free" part of it comes and goes, but the rest of it is pretty much the same. I guess maybe the $50 deposit is new...

Also note that the unlimited beverage or specialty dining perks require paying an additional gratuity (for the UBP on a 7 day cruise it amounts to $100 per person). Also to qualify for the perks (even for just your one free perk on Interior rooms) you have to book a non-guarantee rate room which itself is $200+ over the guarantee room (just pulled a random cruise where an interior guarantee was $499 and qualifying room was $779). So even in this case your "free" beverage package still costs you ~$400pp over the cheapest option. DO THE MATH PEOPLE!

Also, happy cruising.
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How do the extra guests sail free? I am looking at the 7 nights western Caribbean, it's saying 600 each and with fees the total is 3000?

Am I missing something?
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This isn't much different from their ongoing (last 2+ years) "Free at Sea" promotion. The "extra guests free" part of it comes and goes, but the rest of it is pretty much the same. I guess maybe the $50 deposit is new...

Also note that the unlimited beverage or specialty dining perks require paying an additional gratuity (for the UBP on a 7 day cruise it amounts to $100 per person). Also to qualify for the perks (even for just your one free perk on Interior rooms) you have to book a non-guarantee rate room which itself is $200+ over the guarantee room (just pulled a random cruise where an interior guarantee was $499 and qualifying room was $779). So even in this case your "free" beverage package still costs you ~$400pp over the cheapest option. DO THE MATH PEOPLE!

Also, happy cruising.
yes of course the sd shills won't tell you that Wink
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Have fun in caribbean lol
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How do the extra guests sail free? I am looking at the 7 nights western Caribbean, it's saying 600 each and with fees the total is 3000?

Am I missing something?
Just priced it and looks like it just breaks down the cost. The cruise I am looking at is $549 base rate for the room. Choosing the "extra people free" option it comes out to $2144.84. Choosing the "norwgian rate" $2,742.84 - a difference of $598. I am gonna go ahead and guess that the #3 and #4 person would be discounted anyway and not pay the full rate of #1 and #2. Also the "free" part only applies to the FARE aspect, you still have to pay taxes and government fees on #3 and #4.

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Have fun in caribbean lol
Yeah, Idk what clowns choose to cruise during hurricane season. Gotta go in December-March. It's shitty at home, it's nice over there. Just avoid the holiday weeks (xmas and nye) because the prices are astronomical. The islands that got wrecked will rebuild and be up and running in no time. They are used to this, and many of them rely on tourism (a big chunk of which comes from cruising) to make the world go round.
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Just priced it and looks like it just breaks down the cost. The cruise I am looking at is $549 base rate for the room. Choosing the "extra people free" option it comes out to $2144.84. Choosing the "norwgian rate" $2,742.84 - a difference of $598. I am gonna go ahead and guess that the #3 and #4 person would be discounted anyway and not pay the full rate of #1 and #2. Also the "free" part only applies to the FARE aspect, you still have to pay taxes and government fees on #3 and #4.
Right I glanced through all of them. None of them seem like amazing deals, unless your willing to sail early December. I suppose 500 each for a 7 night in the worst possible room isn't terrible, but it's definitely not Slick.
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Embark in Miami? That's if anything is left after this week... Sad but true...
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3rd and 4th guest sail free isn't available in June/July.
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Right I glanced through all of them. None of them seem like amazing deals, unless your willing to sail early December. I suppose 500 each for a 7 night in the worst possible room isn't terrible, but it's definitely not Slick.
Those first 2 weeks of Dec are the sweet spot historically, per any price analysis I've seen. Personally that has also been my preferred cruising week anyway the last few years. Prices are definitely less. You're starting to see a little younger crowd as it's the beginning of college winter break - but the little kids are still in school so the little ones aren't running wild. And most of the ships (and islands) are already in "holiday mode" so you get all the decorations and calypso xmas music that the holiday week crowd gets, but without the price premium.
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Good deal but the closest port to NC is 8+ hrs of driving. Buying a round trip flight just to get to the cruise kind of ruins it. I know a few cruises are out of SC but not Norwegian apparently.
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Those first 2 weeks of Dec are the sweet spot historically, per any price analysis I've seen. Personally that has also been my preferred cruising week anyway the last few years. Prices are definitely less. You're starting to see a little younger crowd as it's the beginning of college winter break - but the little kids are still in school so the little ones aren't running wild. And most of the ships (and islands) are already in "holiday mode" so you get all the decorations and calypso xmas music that the holiday week crowd gets, but without the price premium.
You're right. Two years ago we cruised party of 4 for 4 nights on a Slickdeals at about 250$ each. Half of this price. I don't think the extra 3 nights are worth double the price though.
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I had a similar offer when I took a 7-day cruise out of New Orleans. Everyone got the guests sail free option, but you could choose one of the other four options mentioned in the OP. Norweigan Cruise Line was awesome. I'm sure other cruises likely offer something similar, but I only know about NCL's Freestyle Crusing [ncl.com], where you can dine anytime you want. No designated dining times or requirements to dress up if you don't want to.

I was traveling w/ the family so the unlimited drinking option was off the table. Probably wouldn't have done it anyway. I wanted to remember my cruise. Plenty of people took advantage of that one though. Really good deal, but you do have to pay the tips. Stick Out Tongue

Speciality dining sounded neat, but the free food that is already included seemed good enough for our family. Still that might have been a good option if you wanted some of the fancier restaurants.

The shore excursion credit was another good one we were considering, but you only seem to get a certain amount off for the cruise ship's higher priced excursions.

We only had one option to pick. So, I decided to go with the WiFi package. It was neat to be able to stay connected while at sea. Normally pretty expensive to go online while at sea. Smilie
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You're right. Two years ago we cruised party of 4 for 4 nights on a Slickdeals at about 250$ each. Half of this price. I don't think the extra 3 nights are worth double the price though.
Well, 4 day cruises and 7 day cruises attract different crowds and offer different experiences, but you are right that 2x$ isn't worth 3 extra nights. These prices, regardless of the "promotions" are just OK - nothing spectacular, and you can do better. Personally in the last few years I totally booked 7-days for $350/person. That's what I really want....
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This isn't much different from their ongoing (last 2+ years) "Free at Sea" promotion. The "extra guests free" part of it comes and goes, but the rest of it is pretty much the same. I guess maybe the $50 deposit is new...

Also note that the unlimited beverage or specialty dining perks require paying an additional gratuity (for the UBP on a 7 day cruise it amounts to $100 per person). Also to qualify for the perks (even for just your one free perk on Interior rooms) you have to book a non-guarantee rate room which itself is $200+ over the guarantee room (just pulled a random cruise where an interior guarantee was $499 and qualifying room was $779). So even in this case your "free" beverage package still costs you ~$400pp over the cheapest option. DO THE MATH PEOPLE!

Also, happy cruising.
Thanks a ton for sharing. The cost of cruise is like a mystery to me as a guy new to it.
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