Norwegian Cruise Line is to offer all-inclusive cruising on three- and four-day round-trip sailings from Miami to the Bahamas aboard Norwegian Sky in 2016.

NCL announced that from January 2016 all guests sailing aboard Norwegian Sky will enjoy an even more all-inclusive cruise experience with dining, entertainment and now free unlimited beer, wine and premium spirits included.

Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer for Norwegian Cruise Line, said  “We’re taking Freestyle Cruising to the next level to provide our guests with an experience unmatched by any other contemporary cruise line. Norwegian Sky guests will have the freedom to enjoy a cruise holiday the way they desire – whether it’s lounging by the pool with a margarita, having a laugh at a comedy show, catching up on their favourite book on their balcony, or indulging in fine dining – all included in their cruise fare.”

Guests aged over 21 will be able to enjoy a variety of soda, juices, unlimited premium spirits, innovative cocktails curated by the award-winning mixologists from Miami’s Bar Lab, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to $11 aboard Norwegian Sky in 2016 and beyond. Guests between three and 20 years years of age will be able to enjoy unlimited sodas and juice throughout their cruise.

Three- and four-day itineraries are available on Norwegian Sky sailing from Miami to the Bahamas year-round calling into Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas.

Norwegian Sky offers a broad selection of stateroom options including suites and penthouses that accommodate up to five guests, balcony staterooms, ocean-view staterooms and inside staterooms designed with families in mind to accommodate up to four guests. The ship features 13 dining options, 12 bars and lounges, two pools, five hot tubs, an on-board spa, casino and children’s programming.

This announcement follows recent news that Norwegian Cruise Line has dropped the cover charge for many of their Asian dining venues across a number of ships in their fleet. It also raises the question of whether any further ships will become all-inclusive in due course, particularly within the European market.

(Photo credit to Norwegian Cruise Line)