Last month, Cruise Fever reported that Norwegian Cruise Line was testing a new pay for perks program called Priority Access on select cruise ships.
Norwegian Cruise Line has now rolled out this new program to all cruise ships in their fleet after a successful pilot program. The cruise line has also increased prices due to the popularity of the program.
For a fee, guests can receive VIP perks that will enhance their cruise and cut down on the need to wait in lines. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Priority Access includes the following:
- Priority check-in and boarding
- Tender priority for ports that require a tender
- Priority debarkation
- Daily complimentary standard room service breakfast menu
- $50 spa credit per person on port days
- Complimentary Canapés on the second day of the cruise
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There will be a separate check-in line on embarkation day with a Norwegian Priority Access banner. E-Docs will marked with a Priority Access icon so pier staff can easily identify guests who have purchased the program.
The cost for Priority Access is as follows:
- Cruises up to 5 days – $99
- 6-9 day cruises – $179
- 10-15 day cruises – $249
- Cruises 16 days and longer – $299
Note: Prices are per stateroom and not per person. It will be available for purchase to a limited number of cabins per sailing.
This new program from Norwegian Cruise Line is similar to what other cruise lines offer: Carnival Cruise Line’s Faster to the Fun, Royal Caribbean’s The Key, and Holland America’s Club Orange.