(9:29 a.m. EDT) -- Just a little more than a year after its last price hike, Norwegian Cruise Line is raising the price of its Ultimate Beverage package, as well as its Corks & Caps Wine and Beer package. Already the most expensive beverage package in the industry, the Ultimate Beverage Package will now cost $99 per person, per day (plus 20 percent gratuity).
According to the line, the change was made to keep up with the demand for the package.
The Corks & Caps package is also going up, from $59 per person, per day to $65, plus a 20 percent gratuity.
The Ultimate Beverage Package, which had cost $89 per day, includes a selection of soft drinks, beers, spirits, cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to $15 on the ship and on the line's private Bahamian island, Great Stirrup Cay. The Corks & Caps package includes soft drinks, beers and wines by the glass, also up to $15.
Beverage packages must be purchased by all passengers not only staying in the same cabin, but also on the same reservation.
--By Dori Saltzman, Senior Editor