ABC News reports that Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has adopted an all-inclusive drink package on three of its cruise ships (Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Gem & Norwegian Jade) at $49 per person per day plus tips.
NCL is following Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean which all offer all-you-can-drink plans on their cruise ships.
ABC states that the cruise lines "stand to make big bucks from the drink packages." ABC explains that many cruise passengers tend to drink more during the first few days of the cruise than they do later during the cruise. But the drink packages often have to be purchased for the entire voyage, which motivates the passengers to drink more so not to lose the value of all-you-can-drink deal.
As we have argued in prior articles, we have found that there is a direct correlation between excess booze and passengers going overboard, sexual assault, and brawls between passengers, plus drunken passengers doing insanely dangerous and stupid stunts.
Watch what happens on a Royal Caribbean cruise when passengers drink too much.
We are going to have to hire more lawyers if all of the cruise lines adopt such an irresponsible drinking policy.
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