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A Guide to Norwegian Cruise Line Drinks Packages

26 March 2024

Norwegian Cruise Line has long been a popular cruise line for families, couples and solo travellers looking for an unforgettable cruise getaway. With an impressive fleet of 20 ships, there’s an itinerary that suits all tastes, whether you’re looking to explore North America, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean or another destination. If you’re thinking of booking a NCL cruise or you’ve got one in the calendar, you might be wondering what drinks packages they have on offer. 

In this guide, we’ll take you through the Norwegian Cruise Line drinks packages, along with what they include, the prices and more handy information.

Keep reading to find out more!

NCL Premium Drinks Package (Unlimited Open Bar)

Often included as part of a Free at Sea upgrade, the Norwegian Cruise Line Premium Drinks Package (also known as the Unlimited Open Bar) option is available to enjoy both onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships and on their private island resort, Great Stirrup Cay. With this package, you can take advantage of select premium cocktails and spirits (under $15), beer and wine by the glass (under $15) along with other drinks and discounts throughout your cruise. 

Guests enjoying beer at a NCL bar
Guests enjoying beer at a NCL bar

Prices from: $109 per person, per day

With the Premium Drinks Package, you’ll have the following drinks included:

However, the following aren’t included in the Premium Drinks Package:

NCL Premium Plus Drinks Package 

If you want a more inclusive drinks package, then the Premium Plus Package is a great option. Available as an upgrade to your Unlimited Open Bar package, it includes everything that’s in the above package and more! 

Guests enjoying glasses of wine
Guests enjoying glasses of wine

Prices from: $138 per person, per day 

Alongside the drinks listed above, the Premium Plus Drinks Package includes the following beverages:

However, the following is not included in the Premium Plus Package:

Hawaii Beverage Package 


Available on Pride of America sailings for guests 21+, the Hawaii Beverage Package includes a variety of drinks up to $15, such as:

The Hawaii Beverage Package is available at a cost of $109 per person, per day. Speciality coffee outside restaurants and purchases from vending machines or mini bars are not included. 

Additional NCL Drinks Packages

As an alternative to the alcoholic drinks packages above, Norwegian Cruise Line also offers additional drinks packages. With three different types to choose from, you’ll be able to find the perfect drinks package for you.

Guests enjoying Starbucks drinks
Guests enjoying Starbucks drinks

Water Packages 

Norwegian Cruise Line also offers water packages, that are available at the following prices:

Unlimited Starbucks Package

If you love your Starbucks coffees, teas and refreshers, then this is a great option for you. With the Starbucks package, you can enjoy a variety of these, all for $12.95 per person, per day. 

Unlimited Soda Package

Alternatively, if you’re just looking to enjoy a selection of soft drinks, then NCL’s Unlimited Soda Package is ideal. With this package, you can enjoy unlimited fountain sodas and juices for $9.95 per person, per day. This package is available for guests aged 3+. 

Soft drinks can be enjoyed at any lounge, restaurant or bar. However soft drinks are excluded on Harvest Caye. 

Norwegian Cruise Line Drinks Packages FAQs

How do you purchase a Norwegian Cruise Line drinks package?

You can purchase your Norwegian Cruise Line drinks package either via their online portal or when you board the ship (within 48 hours) at the Atrium Bar. 

Do all guests in your party require a drinks package?

Alcoholic drinks packages must be purchased for all guests 21+ on the same reservation. If you are travelling with guests under 21, they must purchase the Unlimited Soda Package. 

Can you share your NCL drinks package?

NCL drinks packages can’t be shared, transferred or refunded. 

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Hawaii Beverage Package Top Terms and Conditions:

Other terms and conditions may apply.

Other NCL Drinks Package Terms and Conditions 

Other terms and conditions may apply.

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