Norwegian ends open bar on Sun and Sky

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Norwegian Sky

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The LGBTQ cocktail gatherings on Norwegian Sky and Sun just got a lot more expensive!

The popular open bar on all sailings for those two ships will be discontinued. The Sky and Sun both sailed to Cuba recently with an open bar offering. The Sky went to the open-bar program in 2016, with the Sun following as she was positioned into the short cruise market

Guests were able to enjoy, for free, a variety of unlimited premium spirits, mixed cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to $11.

The ships will now operate under Norwegian’s “Free at Sea” marketing program, letting guests choose various perks, including free WiFi, shore excursions, or an open bar, for example. 

Existing reservations on cruises departing on either ship after Sept. 7 will be honored for the open bar program.

Does anyone else remember the days when drinks were reasonably priced on cruises, and when beverage packages were unknown?