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What service fees & gratuities should I expect to see on board?
A 20% auto-gratuity charge will be applied for some other onboard services and experiences. These include, but are not limited to, beverage purchases (alcohol and non-alcoholic as well as ALL beverage packages), specialty dining packages, alcohol tastings, and spa and salon services.
Service fees to Norwegian staff members including restaurant staff, stateroom stewards, and behind-the-scenes support staff are included in the price of your Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean reservation and will not be added to any onboard fees.
While you are welcome to extend additional gratuities at your discretion, these minimum service gratuities are agreed to be paid by you upon booking your stateroom. Should your concerns not be met with satisfaction you can adjust the charges.
*Prices subject to change
How do I pay for onboard expenses?
For your convenience, all shipboard expenses are charged to Norwegian's special onboard spending account. Sign up on the first day of your cruise, by establishing your method of payment with Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diners Club®, travelers checks or cash. If you choose to settle your account with cash, a deposit will be required in advance. You may also use your debit card; however, please be advised that Norwegian obtains pre-authorization which some banks may hold for up to 30 days. Read more about debit and cash accounts on Norwegian's website.
IMPORTANT: If you choose to settle your account with cash, a minimum deposit of $150.00 USD will be required in advance. Please note that the ship may not be able to exchange currencies on board. It is recommended that you convert any cash you’d like to use while on board to USD prior to boarding the ship. You may also use your debit card; however, please be advised that Norwegian obtains pre-authorization which some banks may hold for up to 30 days.
TAXES: All onboard charges are in US Dollars and most onboard purchases during this itinerary will be charged the applicable Value Added Tax (VAT). During the sailing a 10% VAT will be charged to food and beverage purchases. A 21% VAT will be charged on other purchases, including but not limited to spa products, gift shop, photo gallery, and merchandise store purchases. Onboard purchases that will NOT incur VAT include spa services, internet packages, and shore excursions.
How are currencies going to work?
Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean is sold in Great British Pounds and all charges incurred prior to sailing will be charged as GBP. Currency conversion shown on the website is for example purposes only. All pre-sailing payments will be processed as GBP and non-GBP accounts are subject to your bank’s exchange rate at the time of each transaction and are also subject to any foreign transaction fees of your bank.
All onboard charges will be listed and charged in US Dollars and non-USD accounts are subject to your bank’s exchange rate at the time of each transaction and are also subject to any foreign transaction fees of your bank.