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All inclusive Cruises: Are Drink Packages Worth It?

all inclusive cruisesFind out if cruise drink packages are right for you.

When you’re planning a cruise, there’s a lot to think about including whether or not to get a cruise drink package. Are all-inclusive cruises the best deal for you? Going on a cruise means relaxing, sitting by the pool, enjoying live music in the lounge, and dining in wonderful restaurants. All these settings seem to go better with a drink.

How much do drinks coast on a cruise? Drinks can be expensive, and your daily tab can add up fast. All inclusive cruises or a cruise drink package might be right for you if you intend to relax and enjoy the celebration mood that accompanies a cruise vacation. Here at, we’ve done some research to help you decide what’s best for the cruise you plan.

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All Inclusive Cruises

All inclusive cruises will save you time and money by combining all the components of your cruise into one price. The base fare of all inclusive cruises is higher, but what you gain in benefits is substantial.

All inclusive cruises can include your cabin, drinks, gratuities, dining, port excursions, reduced or free airfare, hotel stays, transportation to and from your ship, entertainment (sometimes cultural), and other freebies, depending on the cruise line and destination. Expect taxes to be added to the cruise fare.

Cruise Drink Package

Most cruises are not all-inclusive so unless you’re a “teetotaler,” you want to get the best cruise drink package for your vacation plans. If you plan to have a number of drinks every day such as mimosas with breakfast, fruity daiquiris by the pool, wine with lunch, cocktails with dinner and dancing, and a nightcap sitting on your deck before bed, it could easily cost you over $100 a day.

A drink package will definitely benefit you. Each cruise line has it’s own package/s. We’ve assembled some examples to give you an idea of what a drink package can include. Since prices are always subject to change, and cruise lines often offer special prices on specific cruises it’s always best to call at 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784) and we’ll get you the best possible drink package deal for your sailing.

All adults in the same cabin may be required to purchase the same package. Expect gratuities, taxes, and service fees to be added to the package cost. Some cruise lines set a limit of 15 drinks that a guest may consume in a 24-hour time period. Drinks purchased on excursions are not included.

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