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Jingle All the Way (to the Bar): Cruise Line Drink Packages

Happy holidays from The Cruise Web! Whether you’re spending your holiday season sailing the seven seas on a wonderful cruise, or planning one for the future, let this be your go-to guide to cruise drink packages—our #1 “must-have” this holiday season!

Beverage Packages by Cruise Line:


Holiday Champagne



With four options to choose from, Azamara ensures that all guests are well taken care of while on board. Looking for basic spirits, bottled beer, or a cocktail? Premium Package. Feeling fancy? Upgrade to the Ultimate Package for top shelf liquors, scotches, and even espresso drinks for the next morning! Wine enthusiasts will be happy aboard Azamara as well, as they have two wine packages: the Wine Lover Package for bottles valued under $50, and the Wine Connoisseur Package for pricier selections. Click the button below to learn more.

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Carnival Cruise Line

Designed to cater to guests of all ages, Carnival offers the Bottomless Bubbles package, which includes pretty much all non-alcoholic drinks, comprised of ice cold sodas, juices, and bottled water. While Carnival does not offer a truly unlimited alcohol package, the Cheers! package comes pretty close and allows guests up to 15 alcoholic drinks per day.

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Celebrity Cruises

Celebrate this holiday season like a true celebrity with one of the many drink package options from Celebrity Cruises. Beer, mixed drinks, and a few frozen drinks can get you in the holiday spirit if you choose the Classic Package! Upgrade your cup of cheer with the Premium Package, which actually includes the Coca-Cola for your Jack and Coke! For the teetotalers, there are various non-alcoholic options available as well! Click the button below to learn more.

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A collage of cocktails



Cunard is synonymous with timeless cruising, so their beverage packages keep everyone in mind! Enjoy this holiday season with the Beer, Wine & Spirits Option, which is pretty self-explanatory and is bound to make your vacation as merry as possible. Thirsty for a bubbly soda, some fresh squeezed OJ in the morning, or maybe a coffee to wake you up on Christmas morning? Cunard also has non-alcoholic packages available! Continue below to learn more.

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Holland America Line

Holiday cheer is best served ice cold, and that’s exactly what you get with a Holland America beverage package. For juice, sodas, and even Red Bull energy drinks to get you through that tough excursion, try the Quench Package! Basic beers and spirits come with an upgrade to the Signature Package, but the real connoisseurs of cocktails NEED the Elite Package, featuring gourmet cocktails curated by King of Cocktails, Dale DeGroff.

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MSC Cruises

The spirit of Christmas comes easy on an MSC Cruise, especially if you opt for the Easy Package with unlimited Heineken (Miller Lite in the Caribbean), soft drinks, and cocktails! Expand your choices in the beer department by upgrading to the Premium Package, or, if you’re feeling boujee, all the way up to the Premium Plus package. Trust me, you need a bottle of champagne to ring in 2020!

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Norwegian Cruise Line

When sailing on one of Norwegian’s amazing ships, there is so much to do that guests definitely work up a thirst. Most spirits, beers, and sodas are covered under the Premium Beverage Package, but the higher end stuff will require an upgrade. One thing is for sure: we enjoyed the Sugarcane Mojito Bar so much during our Norwegian Encore inaugural that a drink package might be as important as, well, the ticket. Don’t worry—there are options for those who don’t indulge in alcohol as well!

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Oceania Cruises

With Oceania Cruises, the drink packages are just the icing on the cake of an already very inclusive cruise! In addition to the complimentary beer and wine during meals, they offer a few options to get the good times flowing! House Select+ allows guests to add cocktails, whiskey and other spirits as an aperitif, but only at meal times. If you want a cognac on the deck at sunset while “Jingle Bells” plays off in the distance, you’ll need the Prestige Package.

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Princess Cruises

Drink and be merry, especially if you choose the Premier Beverage Package. If hot chocolate puts you in the Christmas spirit, the Premier Coffee & Soda Package is a perfect fit! Not a coffee drinker? There’s a package for that. Do you only want specialty coffees and teas? There is also a package for that. With all these options, you’ll definitely be cruising like royalty.

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Royal Caribbean International

Deluxe = alcohol + more! Refreshment = non-alcoholic. Easy enough? Well, not quite… the Deluxe Package gets you pretty much everything, but additional drink packages tier down from here. At least the Classic Soda Package is straightforward. We’ll let you wonder what’s included with this one.

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U River Cruises

Winding down the rivers of Europe and treating yourself at the world-famous Christmas Markets in Germany will help you work up your thirst! U River Cruises offers two drink packages: the U Drink Package and U Drink Package (Hold the Alcohol) for guests with a world of tastes.

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Viking Cruises (Ocean and River)

Whether you’re celebrating this holiday season in the renowned markets of Germany on a Viking River Cruise or discovering the land down under in December, Viking has a drink package for YOU! Well, really they only have (and need) one option, since many drinks are already included. Premium wines and spirits, unique hot drinks, and many specialty cocktails are included in the Silver Spirits Beverage Package.

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Windstar Cruises

Nothing says “happy holidays” like the wind in your hair and a drink in your hand, right? Windstar Cruises’ drink packages make it easy for everyone to enjoy a vacation with a tasty libation nearby. Go basic with the Topmast Discoveries Beer & Wine Package, which includes, you guessed it, beer and wine. For only $10 more per day, strap in for the Captain’s Exclusive Beverage Package for unlimited spirits, but beware of “sea sickness.”

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As for the cruise lines not listed above, many of them boast an “all-inclusive” luxury experience, which means the drinks are included! To learn more about these brands, click here.

Whew – who needs a drink after all that? Pour one up, grab your phone, and call The Cruise Web at 1-800-377-9383 to start planning your next (or first) holiday cruise!


SOURCES: Azamara, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, U River Cruises, Viking Cruises and Windstar Cruises.


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