bing pixel
X

Win a cruise aboard the MSC Magnifica

This month we're giving you the chance to win a Cruise Nation Smart Package for two aboard the spectacular MSC Magnifica in a balcony cabin. Simply enter your details below for a chance to win!

* indicates required
loading spinner

Perhaps one of the most confusing elements for new-to-cruise passengers is the drinks packages. Here at Cruise Nation we work with 13 of the major cruise lines and each of them has a choice of drinks packages available – so it can get more than a little confusing if you’re new to cruise holidays.

Most drinks are not included with your cruise ship holiday package, however you’ll often be able to find complimentary tea, coffee and juice dispensers in the buffet restaurant and tap water from the bars. With this being said, if you’d like the choice of brand labels for fizzy drinks, alcohol and cocktails then you can either pay as you go or purchase a drinks package.

You can purchase a drinks package in advance of your cruise at the time of booking or you can purchase them on the ship upon arrival. Depending on how much you think you’re likely to drink onboard, drinks packages can represent excellent value for money and are definitely worth considering.

At the time of booking your holiday, if you happen to see an offer for an all-inclusive cruise, this means drinks are included as part of your package.

To make comparing drinks packages easy, we’ve created this chart below:

Cruise Line

Package 1

Package 2

Package 3

Package 4

Azamara Club Cruises

Wine Packages: From $180 for 5 bottles

Wine Packages: From $180 for 5 bottles

Beer Package: $11.95 per person per day

n/a

Carnival Cruise Line

Bottomless Bubbles: Includes a selection of sodas and juices, ideal for children and teens – Adults $6 per day, Kids $4.50 per day

Cheers Beverage Programme: Includes a selection of soft drinks, cocktails, beer, wine and liquor - $49.95 per person per day. You’re limited to 15 alcoholic beverages per day.

 

 

Celebrity Cruises

Classic Package (no alcohol): All Fountain and Canned Soda, Bottled Juices such as cranberry, tomato, pineapple and apple, Fresh Squeezed Juices, Premium Coffees and Teas, and Bottled Water.  $18 per person per day plus 18% gratuity.

Premium Package (no alcohol): All Fountain and Canned Soda, Bottled Juices such as cranberry, tomato pineapple and apple, Fresh Squeezed Juices, Premium Coffees and Teas, Specialty Non-Alcoholic Coffee, Evian, Perrier, Pellegrino, Vitamin Water, Red Bull, Frozen Non Alcoholic Drinks. $22 per person per day plus 18% gratuity.

Classic Package: All of the benefits of the Classic soft drinks package, plus all beers up to $6 per serving, wines up to $9.00 per glass and spirits and cocktails $8 per glass. Plus, with the purchase of this Classic Package, you can enjoy a 15% discount on all wines by the bottle purchased on board.$55 per person per day.

Premium Package: Premium soft drinks package as well as Beer, Spirits, Cocktails and Wines by the Glass up to $13 per serving. Plus, with purchase of a Premium Package, you can enjoy a 20% discount on all wines by the bottle purchased on board. $65 per person per day.

Costa Cruise Line

neoCollection Beverage Package: Only available on neoCollection ships, this package includes an unlimited collection of alchoholic and soft drinks by the glass. It also includes special aperitifs at sunset and fruit and chocolate smoothies. In the Restaurant it also includes regional wines by the glass. The package is also available for children (excluding alcohol). Adults 28.75€ per person per day. Children 17.25€ per person per day. On the other ships in the Costa fleet, there’s a Giovani soft drinks package only available to children aged 4-17 which is 15.99€ per child per day.

Brindiamo: Includes a selection of unlimited alcoholic and soft drinks by the glass – 24.99€ per person per day.

Piu Gusto: It Includes a selection of unlimited alcoholic and soft drinks by the glass plus a choice of 34 alchoholic and non alcoholic cocktails and frozen drinks. 27.99€ per person per day.

"Intenditore: Includes a selection of unlimited drinks including champagne and premium brands. 45.99€ per person per day."

Cunard

 

 

 

 

Fred. Olsen

All Inclusive Package: This is the only beverage package that Fred. Olsen offer. If you book in advance of your cruise it’s available at £10 per person per day. The package includes selected wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. Premium label brands are available half price. You must book seven days before departure, after this point the price per person increases.

 

 

 

Holland America

Signature Beverage Package:

Signature Cellar Master Package: Includes Wine Navigator’s Choice of 5 bottles; prices starting at $247.00 standard wine tasting; premium wine tasting; Pinnacle Grill dinner; wine related gift set; Holland America commemorative bottle of wine from $247 (price varies on length of sailing).

 

 

MSC Cruises

Allegrissimo: Includes a selection of soft drinks, wine, tea, coffe, beer and spirits - $22 per person per day. For children this package includes unlimited consumption of non-alcoholic drinks, including canned sodas, mineral water, fruit juices, zero-proof cocktails, smoothies, milkshakes and classic hot beverages, as well as takeaway ice cream in a cone or cup – $x per person per day.

Allegrissimo Premium: Unlimited consumption of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including a wide range of classic and premium cocktails, champagne cocktails, a rich selection of fine wines by the glass, draught and bottled beer, sodas, mineral water, classic hot beverages (coffee espresso, cappuccino), special coffees, chocolate-based specialties, premium spirits including top-shelf selection, drinks from your minibar as well as delights from the ‘Gelateria’ menu, Pastry Shop delicacies and food from the Room Service menu - $x per person per day. For children the package includes unlimited consumption of non-alcoholic drinks including an extensive selection of zero-proof cocktails, smoothies, milkshakes, energy drinks, coffee-based specialties, hot chocolate delights, sodas, fruit juices, mineral water, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks from your minibar, as well as specialties from the Ice Cream Parlor, Pastry Shop delicacies and food from the Room Service menu. 

 

 

Norwegian Cruise Line (now All Inclusive)

From spirits and draft or bottled beer, wines by the glass and cocktails to alcohol-free beer, soft drinks and juices in all bars, lounges and restaurants at any time throughout your cruise. Children and adolescents are offered unlimited juices, soft drinks and water.

 

 

 

Oceania Cruises

Prestige Select: Unlimted premium spirits, Champagne, wine and beer wherever and whenever you wish - £37.99 per person per day.

House Select: Unlimited Champagne, wine and beer with lunch and dinner - £24.99 per person per day.

Wine by the bottle: All bottles are priced at $42.50 including gratuities. Must purchase 7 bottles of wine to qualify for the package. You may only purchase this package whilst on board.

n/a

P&O

 

 

 

 

Princess Cruises

Unlimited Soda and More Drinks Package: Unlimited fountain soft drinks, plus mocktails, juices, and complimentary hot chocolate throughout your cruise -$8.05 per person per day.

All Inclusive Beverage Package: Includes any individual beverage item, such as soda, water, cocktails, spirits, wines, beers, coffee and tea, up to $10 (retail value). Bottles of wine are NOT included in the package; however, when purchased in bars, dining rooms or specialty restaurants, will be available at 40% discount from the menu price. This package excludes mini bar items and drinks ordered via Room Service - $56.63 per person per day.

All Inclusive Beverage Package (Australia): Enjoy the convenience of our All-inclusive Package featuring any drink up to $14 AUD including cocktails, wine, beer, bottled water, sodas, specialty coffees & more! A 40% discount on bottles of wine (below $100 AUD retail) is also offered on bottles purchased in bars, dining rooms or specialty restaurants. Excludes in-room services, souvenir, mini-bar and vending machine items. Only available on sailings which are 8 nights or more - $59 AUD per person per day.

 

Royal Caribbean

Royal Replenish: Includes tea, coffee, bottled water (still and sparkling), fresh juice, mocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup - $22 per person per day.

Premium: Includes premium cocktails, frozen drinks, beer, premium wine by the glass, non-alcoholic cocktails, bottled water, fountain soda with souvenir cup, 20% off bottles of wine - $57 per person per day.

Select: Includes beer, wine by the glass, non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup, 20% off bottles of wine - $43 per person per day.

Ultimate: Includes virtually all drinks options – combines the Royal Replenish and Premium packages and 20% off bottles of wine - $67 per person per day.

Worth Noting: