Mummy says…. I was lucky enough to have been invited on to the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Jade recently to see what I think of their Premium All Inclusive Cruising with them. We are loving all inclusive land resort holidays so how amazing is it to now have the same on a cruise?
I have cruised several times before over the last twelve years with some large cruise companies and absolutely love it. I have cruised as a couple with my (ex) partner, and as a family with the children (Pre- Pickle!). I love the whole cruise concept – I totally ‘get it’ so needed no convincing or persuading to go onboard Jade.
I have never sailed with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) before, so was very excited to see what their ships are like.
The benefits of cruising are so many – especially for families. In addition to inclusive dining, entertainment, kids clubs, gym, pools and more, I love the fact that NCL have introduced Premium All Inclusive Cruising which means you can enjoy your drinks included in the price too! As well as drinks on the ship, bottled water in your cabin and gratuities are also included.
There are a few exclusions but basically all your drinks are included and the range includes:
Premium Alcoholic Drinks including spirits, beer, wine and cocktails
Soft Drinks including juices. soft drinks, alcohol free beer and water
Bottled Water in your cabin
Selected Speciality Coffees with your meals
Bottles of wine are not included and NCL explained that this is because there would be a lot of wastage with people ordering a bottle and maybe only drinking one glass, which makes total sense.
This video shows you more of what is included in Premium All Inclusive Cruising with NCL:
The Norwegian Jade has recently been refurbished and is a truly beautiful ship with pools, jacuzzi’s, a full Spa suite and a wide choice of restaurants offering a huge range of foods from around the world. Look out for my post specifically about the ship and it’s facilities coming soon.
I stayed in an outside stateroom with a balcony which was spacious, light and airy and had the most comfortable bed ever! Staterooms can sleep up to 5 – depending on the choice of room and ship.
The beauty of Premium All Inclusive is that you know exactly what your holiday costs are before you travel. Your drinks and gratuity charges are included so all you need is your spending money and money for excursions. This is a huge bonus, and such an awesome idea, as many people are put off cruising because they are unsure how much drinks and tips will cost them.
Premium All Inclusive is available to all UK customers across the whole NCL fleet. The Jade has returned to the UK, departing from Southampton from 2017.
There are too many cruise combinations to share with you – head over to the NCL Website to see full details of the ships, cruises, destinations, food and drinks.
Have you cruised before? What do you think about Premium All Inclusive Cruising with NCL?