Should You Buy a Cruise Line Drink Package?

by Kayla Becker

Should You Buy a Cruise Line Drink Package?

by Kayla Becker

To buy or not to buy, that is the question — at least when it comes to cruise line drink packages. To help you determine if one is worth it for you, we gathered the prices of drink packages offered on the most popular cruise lines. All it takes is a quick equation from you: divide the price of the package by the number of drinks you’re likely to sip per day. Note that some cruise lines don't offer unlimited packages and instead offer rates for beer or wine by the bottle. In this case, estimate how much you'll drink over the course of your cruise to determine if the price is right.

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Enjoying a cocktail on deck / SeaDream
Thirsty Frog Beer at Carnival Vista's RedFrog Pub
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Carnival Cruise Line

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Bottomless Bubbles Package: All-you-can-drink soda and juice is $7.50 per person per day for adults, or $4.95 per day for kids 17 and under.

Alcoholic Packages:
Cheers! Package: All beer, wine, Champagne, plus juice coffee and soda is included for $54.95 per person per day when purchased on board, or $49.95 when purchased in advance.

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Bottomless Bubbles Package: All-you-can-drink soda and juice is $7.50 per person per day for adults, or $4.95 per day for kids 17 and under.

Alcoholic Packages:
Cheers! Package: All beer, wine, Champagne, plus juice coffee and soda is included for $54.95 per person per day when purchased on board, or $49.95 when purchased in advance.

Crush Bar
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Celebrity Cruises

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Classic Non-Alcoholic: Unlimited soda, coffee, tea, juice for $18 per day.

Premium Non-Alcoholic: Unlimited soda, Evian, San Pellegrino, Vitamin Water, energy drinks, non-alcoholic frozen drinks, smoothies, and coffee, premium tea, juice for $22 per day.

Alcoholic Packages:
Standard Alcohol Package: For $45 per person per day, you can order unlimited spirits, select beer, house wine, and cocktails, plus fountain soda and bottled water and a 10 percent discount on wine purchased by the bottle.

Classic Alcohol Package: For $55 per person per day, you'll get beer, spirits, cocktails, and frozen drinks plus soda and wine by the glass, plus 15 percent off wine by the bottle. The package applies to beverages up to $9.

Premium Alcohol Package: For $65 per person per day, this package gets you premium spirits, craft cocktails and liquor, wine by the glass, craft beer, Evian, specialty coffee, tea, and a 20 percent discount on wine purchased by the bottle. It applies to beverages up to $13.

Wine Packages:
Classic Wine: Starting at $109, this package includes 3, 5, or 7 bottles of wine for a savings of 10 percent on list prices.

Premium Wine: Starting at $149 per package, you can choose 3, 5, or 7 bottles to save up to 15 percent on list prices.

Build Your Own Wine Package: Select three or more bottles valued at $75 each for an overall savings of 15 percent. Starts at $191.25 per package.

 

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Classic Non-Alcoholic: Unlimited soda, coffee, tea, juice for $18 per day.

Premium Non-Alcoholic: Unlimited soda, Evian, San Pellegrino, Vitamin Water, energy drinks, non-alcoholic frozen drinks, smoothies, and coffee, premium tea, juice for $22 per day.

Alcoholic Packages:
Standard Alcohol Package: For $45 per person per day, you can order unlimited spirits, select beer, house wine, and cocktails, plus fountain soda and bottled water and a 10 percent discount on wine purchased by the bottle.

Classic Alcohol Package: For $55 per person per day, you'll get beer, spirits, cocktails, and frozen drinks plus soda and wine by the glass, plus 15 percent off wine by the bottle. The package applies to beverages up to $9.

Premium Alcohol Package: For $65 per person per day, this package gets you premium spirits, craft cocktails and liquor, wine by the glass, craft beer, Evian, specialty coffee, tea, and a 20 percent discount on wine purchased by the bottle. It applies to beverages up to $13.

Wine Packages:
Classic Wine: Starting at $109, this package includes 3, 5, or 7 bottles of wine for a savings of 10 percent on list prices.

Premium Wine: Starting at $149 per package, you can choose 3, 5, or 7 bottles to save up to 15 percent on list prices.

Build Your Own Wine Package: Select three or more bottles valued at $75 each for an overall savings of 15 percent. Starts at $191.25 per package.

 

O'Gills Pub
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Disney Cruise Line

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Water: 6 bottles for $9.75, 24 for $39

Alcoholic Packages:
Classic Wine: 3 bottles for $97, 4 for $127, 5 for $152, 7 for $205

Premium Wine: 3 bottles for $147, 4 for $195, 5 for $239, 7 for $315

Beer:
6 Bottles: Beer Imported - $41, Beer 12oz - $34.75, Beer 16oz - $41

12 Bottles: Beer Imported - $72.25, Beer 12oz - $59.75, Beer 16oz - $72.25

24 Bottles: Beer Imported - $134.75, Beer 12oz - $109.75, Beer 16oz - $134.75

Beer Mug Package: $14.95

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Water: 6 bottles for $9.75, 24 for $39

Alcoholic Packages:
Classic Wine: 3 bottles for $97, 4 for $127, 5 for $152, 7 for $205

Premium Wine: 3 bottles for $147, 4 for $195, 5 for $239, 7 for $315

Beer:
6 Bottles: Beer Imported - $41, Beer 12oz - $34.75, Beer 16oz - $41

12 Bottles: Beer Imported - $72.25, Beer 12oz - $59.75, Beer 16oz - $72.25

24 Bottles: Beer Imported - $134.75, Beer 12oz - $109.75, Beer 16oz - $134.75

Beer Mug Package: $14.95

Wine and Beer Bar
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MSC Cruises

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Child Unlimited Mealtime: For $11 to $12.50 per person per day, this package includes unlimited soft drinks and water during lunch and dinner.

Child All-Inclusive Package: For $23 per person, per day you’ll get unlimited non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks, milkshakes, smoothies, water, coffee, and tea.

Child All-Inclusive Premium Package: For $31 per person per day, this package includes unlimited non-alcoholic drinks from the mini bar, non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks, milkshakes, smoothies, water, coffee, and tea.

Alcoholic Packages:
Adult Unlimited Mealtime: For $20 to $22.50 per person per day, this package includes unlimited wine, soda, juice during lunch and dinner.

All-Inclusive Classic Package: For $45 per person per day, get unlimited wine, beer, cocktails, soda, juice, hot beverages.

All-Inclusive Premium Package: Ranging from $44 to $61 depending on the ship and itinerary, this package includes the entire drink list — wine, top-shelf spirits, cocktails, mini bar drinks.

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Child Unlimited Mealtime: For $11 to $12.50 per person per day, this package includes unlimited soft drinks and water during lunch and dinner.

Child All-Inclusive Package: For $23 per person, per day you’ll get unlimited non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks, milkshakes, smoothies, water, coffee, and tea.

Child All-Inclusive Premium Package: For $31 per person per day, this package includes unlimited non-alcoholic drinks from the mini bar, non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks, milkshakes, smoothies, water, coffee, and tea.

Alcoholic Packages:
Adult Unlimited Mealtime: For $20 to $22.50 per person per day, this package includes unlimited wine, soda, juice during lunch and dinner.

All-Inclusive Classic Package: For $45 per person per day, get unlimited wine, beer, cocktails, soda, juice, hot beverages.

All-Inclusive Premium Package: Ranging from $44 to $61 depending on the ship and itinerary, this package includes the entire drink list — wine, top-shelf spirits, cocktails, mini bar drinks.

 Mojitos
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Norwegian Cruise Line

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Children’s Soda Program: Unlimited soda for ages 12 and under is $5.50 per day.

Adult & Teen Soda Program: Unlimited soda for ages 12 and older for $7.50 per day.

Alcoholic Packages: 
The Ultimate Beverage Package: Soft drinks, beer, cocktails, wine by the glass up to $15, starts from $79 per person per day.

Corks and Caps Wine and Beer Package: Unlimited soft drinks, beer, and wine by the glass for $59 per person per day.

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Children’s Soda Program: Unlimited soda for ages 12 and under is $5.50 per day.

Adult & Teen Soda Program: Unlimited soda for ages 12 and older for $7.50 per day.

Alcoholic Packages: 
The Ultimate Beverage Package: Soft drinks, beer, cocktails, wine by the glass up to $15, starts from $79 per person per day.

Corks and Caps Wine and Beer Package: Unlimited soft drinks, beer, and wine by the glass for $59 per person per day.

Breaking the ice
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Princess Cruises

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Unlimited Soda & More Package: Includes unlimited soda, non-alcoholic cocktails, and juices, at $8.05 per person per day.

Premium Coffee Card: Includes 15 specialty coffees or premium teas and brewed coffee for the entire cruise for $35.65.

Bottled Water Package: 12 bottles for $6.90.

Alcoholic Packages:
All-Inclusive Beverage Package: For $57.45 per person per day, this package includes cocktails, beer, water, soda, coffee, ice cream shakes, and juices. Wine isn’t included, but is available at a 40 percent discount with the package.

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Unlimited Soda & More Package: Includes unlimited soda, non-alcoholic cocktails, and juices, at $8.05 per person per day.

Premium Coffee Card: Includes 15 specialty coffees or premium teas and brewed coffee for the entire cruise for $35.65.

Bottled Water Package: 12 bottles for $6.90.

Alcoholic Packages:
All-Inclusive Beverage Package: For $57.45 per person per day, this package includes cocktails, beer, water, soda, coffee, ice cream shakes, and juices. Wine isn’t included, but is available at a 40 percent discount with the package.

Frozen drinks on Anthem of the Seas
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Royal Caribbean

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Refreshment Package: For $26 per person per day, you’ll get coffee, tea, bottled water, orange juice, non-alcoholic cocktails, soda.

Classic Soda Package: Unlimited fountain soda and refills will cost $8.50 per person per day.

Alcoholic Packages:
Deluxe Beverage Package: It’s $55 per person per day, including cocktails, spirits, beer, and wine by the glass up to $12, plus non-alcoholic drinks, soda, coffee, and tea. Note that prices may vary slightly from sailing to sailing.

Non-Alcoholic Packages:
Refreshment Package: For $26 per person per day, you’ll get coffee, tea, bottled water, orange juice, non-alcoholic cocktails, soda.

Classic Soda Package: Unlimited fountain soda and refills will cost $8.50 per person per day.

Alcoholic Packages:
Deluxe Beverage Package: It’s $55 per person per day, including cocktails, spirits, beer, and wine by the glass up to $12, plus non-alcoholic drinks, soda, coffee, and tea. Note that prices may vary slightly from sailing to sailing.

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