The Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Cruise Line’s Drink Packages
Updated: Aug 14, 2021
This article and blog are not affiliated with Celebrity Cruise Line. All prices are in US Dollars (USD).
In this guide, I will explain the vast drink package options that Celebrity Cruise Line offers. There is a lot to consider when you ask yourself should I get the drink package or should I upgrade to the deluxe drink package? The honest truth is that you can only answer for yourself if it is worth it or not. It depends on what you want to drink and how often you plan on drinking those beverages. For some people it is cheaper to buy or upgrade to the Deluxe Beverage Package or for others it makes financial sense to not buy a drink package or to stay with the package that came with your cruise fare. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to see if your Captains Club Membership gives you free drinks or discounts.
Cruises booked on or after Nov 17,2020 include the classic drink package unless if you chose (Celebrity’s) Simply Sail pricing package (which is allowed only on select cruises ),
Wondering if upgrading to the deluxe drink package makes sense? This article is for you. I will also discuss the other non-alcoholic drink package, and I will discuss what beverages are complementary to everyone. Let’s look at the details of the packages. Please note beverage packages are not available on Galapagos sailings which (most) drinks are included.
Classic Package: Starts at $59 per day per person (Package is complimentary in most cruise fares booked after November 17, 2020)
“Choose from an incredible array of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, and wines by the glass up to $9 per serving. This package also included a 15% discount on all wines by the bottle.” See below for details on what drinks and spirits are included in the Classic Beverage Package.
What is included in the classic drinks package on Celebrity Cruises?
Premium package Starts at $69 per day per person
How much does it cost to upgrade to Celebvrity’s Premium Beverage Package?
You can call to upgrade (if you have the classic drink package to the premium drink package for $10 per person per day.)
What is included in the premium drinks package on Celebrity Cruises?
The high-end suites: Iconic, Edge, Penthouse, Reflection, Royal, Signature suites you Get complimentary bottles of water, soda, and beers stocked daily. Also two complimentary bottles of premium spirits. In the lower end suites: Celebrity, Sky, Sunset, Aqua Class sky suite you do not. There is a drink package called “Drinks & More Package available to purchase for all room types that will stock your minibar if two adults in your room get this package, other perks are included with this package too.
Drinks & More Package: Starts at $85 per day per person
“Package includes all the benefits of the Classic and Premium Drinks Packages, like top-shelf spirits, a wide variety of wines†, liqueurs & cognacs, beer and champagne. Plus enjoy two bottles of wine*, $50 in casino free play**, and a wine tasting experience. Minibar included and replenished daily if two adults in your stateroom purchase this package.”
Classic Non-Alcoholic Package: Starts at $18 per day per person
“In addition to enjoying your favorite Coca-Cola selections, you may also enjoy juices, premium coffees and teas, and bottled water.”
Premium Non-Alcoholic Package: Starts at $22 per day per person
“In addition to the Classic Non-Alcoholic Package inclusions, refresh with premium bottled water from Evian, Perrier & San Pellegrino, specialty coffees & organic teas, Red Bull Energy Drink, coconut water and offerings from Vitamin Water.”
Kids Drink Package: Starts at $15 per day per person
“Keep your kids cool during your Caribbean cruise with a package created just for them. It has a wide variety of delicious beverages for them to drink during meals, or after they’re done with their onboard or onshore activities. Purchase one before you sail, to maximize your savings, and give your kids plenty of options to enjoy. This package includes smoothies, juices, bottled water, fountain sodas, and one mocktail flaring mixology class.”
Soda Package: Starts at $9 per day per person
“Our Soda Package features both fountain and canned soda for more variety and convenience. Selections include new, popular flavors such as Coke Zero, Barq's Root Beer, Sprite Zero, and Caffeine-Free Diet Coke.”
Premium Water Package: Starts at $16 per day per person
“Quench your thirst with unlimited bottles of your favorite still or sparkling premium water, such as Evian, Aqua Panna, San Pellegrino & Perrier. Whether in a bar, lounge, or any restaurant, simply present your SeaPass® Card to order your favorite.”
Classic Wines by the Bottle Package (3, 5, or 7 bottle selections) Starts at $109
“Choose from an array of wines ranging from a medium-bodied Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay, Australia to a sturdy, flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer, ‘Founders’ Estate’, California, and many more. When purchasing Wines by the Bottle Package, your wine bottle follows you. Knowledgeable sommeliers deliver your bottle to any venue on board, including your stateroom. All wines will be poured in the highest quality Riedel glasses.”
Premium Wines by the Bottle Package(3, 5, or 7 bottle selections) Starts at $169
“Choose from a selection of excellent wines including a medium to full-bodied Sancerre, Jacques Dumont, France to a bold, yet elegant Crianza, Palacios Remondo, ‘La Montesa’, Spain and much more. When purchasing Wines by the Bottle Package, your wine bottle follows you. Knowledgeable sommeliers deliver your bottle to any venue on board, including your stateroom. All wines will be poured in the highest quality Riedel glasses.”
How much are the drinks on Celebrity Cruises?
Drink prices without any drink package
cappuccino or specialty coffee from Cafe al Bacio start at $5.00
beers start at $6 or $7 at most onboard bars, with special offers for buckets.
Glasses of wine start at $9.
Cocktails Typically around $14 Click here to see menus with prices of drinks.
All Suite Guests receive the Deluxe Beverage Package complementary.
The high-end suites: Iconic, Edge, Penthouse, Reflection, Royal, Signature suites you Get complimentary bottles of water, soda, and beers stocked daily. Also two complimentary bottles of premium spirits.
Loyalty drinks & discounts For Celebrity Cruise Line’s Captain’s Club Members
All guests who have completed at least one sailing can receive one specialty coffee while dining at any specialty dining restaurant.
Elite Plus (750 points) & Zenith level (3000 points) only: Complimentary cappuccino, latte, tea, espresso
Discounts on bottles of wine purchased: Classic (2 points) 10%, Select (150 points) 15%, Elite (330 points) 20%, Elite Plus (750 points) 20%, Zenith (3000 points) 20%
Discount on premium beverage package upgrade (pre-cruise only): Classic (2 points) 5%, Select (150 points) 5% , Elite (330 points) 10% , Elite Plus (750 points) 10%, Zenith (3000 points) complementary
Discount on beverage package when purchased pre-cruise: Classic (2 points) 5%, Select (150 points)10% , Elite (330 points) 15% , Elite Plus (750 points) 20%, Zenith (3000 points) complementary
Captains Club Daily Elite Cocktail Hour (excluding embarkation day): Elite, Elite Plus, & Zenith only. “We’ve also adjusted our Captain’s Club cocktail hour to provide flexibility. The cocktail hour will no longer take place in the lounge. Now, you’ll be able to enjoy unlimited drinks from the Captain’s Club menu daily from 5 pm to 7 pm at bars and lounges throughout your ship, including complimentary wine varieties that will now rotate between Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, and Pinot Noir. Come as you are, comfy, casual, and ready to kick back Celebrity style. As more and more members start to sail with our Always Included package and have drinks included in their ticket, we’ll be introducing new events and benefits so stay tuned.” From Celebrity Cruise Line
Loyalty drinks For Celebrity Cruise Line’s Captain’s Club Members Continued
Access to Captains Club Daily Coffee Lounge (usually in Tuscan Grille or Tuscan Restaurant): Elite, Elite Plus, & Zenith only.
Captains Club Wine Tasting: Select, Elite, Elite Plus, & Zenith only.
Captain’s Club Create and pour: A sip (wine) & paint event: Elite, Elite Plus, & Zenith only.
Captain's Club Sneak Peek (Edge Class only) “Plus, you can sample the specialty cocktail of the evening and enjoy a meet and greet with the artists and performers.” Classic & Above.
What beverages are included on Celebrity Cruises? (Without a drink package)
Completely Free Drinks
What drinks are free on Celebrity Cruise Line? (If you booked without a drink package; when allowed)
Is there a drink limit on Celebrity Cruises?
There is not a drink limit, however bartenders and servers can stop serving people who appear intoxicated. You can only order one alcoholic drink per person per order if you have the drink package.
Fine print from Celebrity
- A 20% service charge will be added to Soda, Wine, Water, Classic, and Premium Package prices at checkout. Package prices may reflect an additional tax for certain ports or itineraries. Packages are sold on a per cruise basis, and not on a per-day or any other basis. No refunds will be issued for unused credits. Packages may not be shared, and do not include beverages sold in gift shops, mini-bar, or room service. Purchased packages may be modified up to four days prior to sailing by canceling and reordering the package. Cancellations or refunds will not be issued on board the vessel after embarkation day. Availability of drink packages varies by ship. You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase any alcoholic package and to consume alcohol. See the terms of our guest alcohol policy. Other terms and conditions apply.
*Wines from our pre-selected wine list
**Promo chips and slot free play must be cycled through/turned over at least once (Ex. $50 in promo chips/free play received. Full $50 must be played. All winnings can be cashed at the Casino Cage).
†Select vintage wines may require an additional fee.