Thursday, November 15, 2012

More Booze Cruises Launched (Plus Free Java)

Bottoms up!

Norwegian Cruise Lines has joined Carnival and Royal Caribbean in offering unlimited drink packages, in its case at the cost of $42.95 per day. That covers both potent and er, impotent, potables though only drinks that would cost less than $10 a pop if bought a la carte.

And as with the other lines, the roll-out of the program will be limited to just a portion of the fleet. Beyond determining whether they're paying enough for the pass, I'm hoping the execs who greenlighted this are also studying what kind of effective these passes have on the cruise experience. Are there more raging drunks stumbling about? An uptick in security or safety incidents. More, er, messes to clean up?

To read more about this, click here for the USAToday article on the new programs.

And in unrelated news, if you're reading this at the airport and you need a quick cafeine fix, high thee to the nearest Starbucks! Today through Sunday the coffee giant is offering "buy-one-get-one-free" deals on many of its holiday drinks (including gingerbread latte and peppermint mochas).

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