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For Norwegian Sky cruisers, drinks will be on the house (sort of)

Norwegian Sky - will have 'open bar' starting in 2016
In a move to differentiate the short cruises on its year-round Bahamas ship, Norwegian Cruise Line will bundle drinks into the fare for Norwegian Sky starting in 2016.

Unlimited beer, wine and premium spirits will be available on board and at Great Stirrup Cay.

Norwegian didn't specify how much the fare will be going up to make what it's touting as 'all-inclusive' pricing, but president Andy Stuart told the cruise3sixty travel agent conference that it won't be by much. He said the increase wouldn't equal the cost of a beverage package.

Meanwhile, the line is promoting this as 'open bar' and free, unlimited drinks.

Included are premium spirits, cocktails curated by the mixologists from Miami’s Bar Lab, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to $11. Passengers 3 to 20 will get unlimited sodas and juice.

Norwegian Sky sails three- and four-day cruises year-round from PortMiami.