NCL now is charging the same cruise fare for children under 2 years as it charges for older children, after years of letting the youngest members of the family sail for less.
A spokesperson of the Norwegian Cruise Line told that all kids, with no matter of the age, now cruise for the same rate. The NCL previously charged a part of the cruise fare for children under the age of 2 years, and also includes taxes and fees that varied by the cruise.
The move gets Norwegian in line with other large cruise companies such as Royal Caribbean International and Carnival Cruise Lines, that both charge the same fare for children under the age of 2 years as for other kids.
The spokesperson also stated that all kids are now sailing for what is usually the reduced fare charged to the 3rd- or 4th-fare travelers in a cabin when they are sailing with 2 adults.
"We are evaluating that across the board the distinction in fare for kids under 2 years are going to be estimated at average about $100," the spokesperson stated.
This is going to have minimal impact on travelers. They don't think this is a big problem for cruisers because very few travelers are going to be surprised or upset about it because it's the norm. If you even break it down, these are a small number of people that go on a cruise with kids on age under 2 years.