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Norwegian is raising its service charge

Norwegian is raising its service charge

Norwegian Cruise Line is hiking its daily service charge from $12 to $12.95 per person for categories up to mini-suite, effective for sailings beginning March 1.

The suite category charge is going to $14.95 per person, per day. Norwegian noted suite passengers get the additional services of a concierge, butler and dedicated wait staff. (However, a tipping note on the cruise line's website suggests that more may be expected—'for guests using concierge and butler services, we recommend they consider offering a gratuity commensurate with services rendered.')

Passengers who've already booked a cruise and are sailing after March 1, or who plan to book a cruise now through Feb. 28, can choose to pre–pay their service charges at the current rate by Feb. 28. Those with existing cruise reservations who have already pre–paid their service charges at the current rate will not be affected.

Norwegian said it last adjusted the service charge in 2009.

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