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Effective today on Constellation the Classic Beverage Package now allows the passenger to pay the difference if getting an over the limit beverage. This is the start of the Singapore to Abu Dhabi cruise. Supposed to roll out fleet wide imminently.

Limit is $9 for all beverages. Premium limit is still $13.

 

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No, it is April 2 here in Singapore!!!

I will post a picture of the info sheet from my laptop in a few hours.

 

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Well that will make a dent in the number of folks who upgrade. I can have a pre-dinner Martini and pay about $4. Vs upgrading for $11.80.

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Well that will make a dent in the number of folks who upgrade. I can have a pre-dinner Martini and pay about $4. Vs upgrading for $11.80.

Dont forget the difference upcharge is subject to the additional 18% gratuity.

 

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This is big if it is really going fleet wide. I really like how some beers have been added to the Classic package as well.

 

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This is big if it is really going fleet wide. I really like how some beers have been added to the Classic package as well.

 

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Given the old beer limit was $6 and now it's $9, that's quite a bold move. Almost seems too good to be true when most of the time Celebrity seem to be trimming products.

 

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How long have they had a standard package? For years we have had the Classic "included" with the cruise fare.

 

So if you have a Classic package how much is Vitamin Water? What about hot chocolate from Cafe El Bacia?

 

 

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I hope this will be in effect on my upcoming cruise on the Silhouette sailing May 7. It won't affect me much as I have been satisfied with the Classic package but would enjoy a few speciality drinks, just paying the difference. My husband would be very happy with the beer changes. He might still upgrade during the cruise for wine.

 

I did notice that it looks like several liqueurs changed from Classic to Premium so not all changes will be positive for everyone.

 

The changes mostly make sense to me, just in a rough comparison of retail prices for different items, unlike past lists.

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We are on the Constellation in July and had no intention of upgrading with just one day at sea (would have been over $200 for our nine day itinerary). We never would have upgraded any drink or spent extra at full price as that makes no sense. I suppose this is win for Celebrity as we will pay for upgraded drinks on occasion, especially better wines at dinner. If that's what they are hoping for, they will get it.

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Baileys is now premium? Seriously???

So this means it's now more than $9 and I can just pay the difference?

 

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This is very interesting. But I'm suspicious of their motives :cool: Now maybe they won't have to carry wine in the classic package, everything can be a bit of an upsell :evilsmile::evilsmile:

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How long have they had a standard package? For years we have had the Classic "included" with the cruise fare.

 

So if you have a Classic package how much is Vitamin Water? What about hot chocolate from Cafe El Bacia?

 

 

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Vitamin water will just remain $5 per bottle as its not an included drink, and hot chocolate is included in the classic package.

 

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Baileys is now premium? Seriously???

So this means it's now more than $9 and I can just pay the difference?

 

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I think Amaretto has been moved to premium too.

 

 

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How long have they had a standard package? For years we have had the Classic "included" with the cruise fare.

 

So if you have a Classic package how much is Vitamin Water? What about hot chocolate from Cafe El Bacia?

 

 

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I've never seen it advertised to buy onboard but it was offered some time back as a perk for Oceanview cabins with Classic for balcony and above. They dropped it around 2 years ago if I remember correctly. Strange it's still being advertised on some cruises then.

 

 

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Two of our table companions purchased the standard package on our last cruise. They found it very restricted and poor value.

 

 

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I hope they roll this out throughout the entire fleet soon ... if they are going to do this at all.

Their website, not surprising, has not caught up ... so keeping my fingers crossed.

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They have Blue Moon beer listed on premium package also. Can't believe it's now over $9. Wonder how much they charge for Baileys if it's on the premium list and over $9? It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

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Would be nice if you got what you paid for, we booked the Classic pkg last July for our Sept crossing

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They have Blue Moon beer listed on premium package also. Can't believe it's now over $9. Wonder how much they charge for Baileys if it's on the premium list and over $9? It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

 

 

Blue moon was always on premium. That's not a change.

 

 

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What an interesting change. It sounds good but I am waiting for the gotcha. Last cruise with the Classic I really found myself being so careful with what I ordered as I did not want to end up with a full charge drink. I drink mainly beer but like a nice mixed drink too but decided not to upgrade to Premium.

 

Not so sure I believe the wording on this is exactly as it sounds for beer as I do not believe a Stella would cost over $9 so why would it not be listed in the Classic included beer? Could a Stella really be over $9 OMG. :eek:

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