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For 2 day's I've searched to answer to this question.

My wife and I got the Sip and Sail package which states-I believe- to paraphrase, that both adults over 21 must participate in the special ( we are both on the right side of 21, X3 to be exact when we go on our cruise.) This allows us Sodas, Teas, Coffees, Bottled water, some snacks, 20% off on purchased wine and 15 alcoholic drinks per day from 6A-whenever

The question I have is---15 drinks a day is for the both of us total each day or is it 15 drinks each for of us a day?

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Per package. Since each of you will have a separate PBP package, that means each of you has 15 alcohol allotments + all the non-alcohol you want.

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For 2 day's I've searched to answer to this question.

 

My wife and I got the Sip and Sail package which states-I believe- to paraphrase, that both adults over 21 must participate in the special ( we are both on the right side of 21, X3 to be exact when we go on our cruise.) This allows us Sodas, Teas, Coffees, Bottled water, some snacks, 20% off on purchased wine and 15 alcoholic drinks per day from 6A-whenever

 

The question I have is---15 drinks a day is for the both of us total each day or is it 15 drinks each for of us a day?

 

 

 

Since you both have the package it’s 15 drinks/per day/per person which includes coffees, water, and alcoholic drinks.

 

 

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Since you both have the package it’s 15 drinks/per day/per person which includes coffees, water, and alcoholic drinks.

 

 

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Sorry, but no. The 15 drinks per day applies only to alcohol. The coffee and water is unlimited. This from Princess web site:

Terms and Conditions

  • Alcoholic drinks are limited to 15 beverages per 24-hour period (6 a.m. to 6 a.m.). Alcoholic drinks requested above the daily limits are at the discretion of the shipboard management and crew and charged at regular menu prices.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks do NOT have this limitation nor do they count toward this maximum.
  • Only one beverage is allowed per passenger per order (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).
  • Items selected that exceed the $12.00 USD or $16 .00 AUD price are charged at full menu price.
  • Packages may NOT be shared, are NON-transferable and NON-refundable.
  • Shipboard management reserves the right to add additional restrictions and revoke or cancel the Premier Beverage Package at any point during a guest’s voyage for any reason with or without a prorated refund. Additional actions may be taken if guests:
    • Become intoxicated
    • Provide beverages to other guests or do NOT comply with the terms, conditions and limitations of the package
    • Exhibit behavior that is inappropriate, a safety risk to themselves or others, or become offensive or disruptive to other cruise guests or staff
    • Exceed, or attempt to circumvent, the daily limits and service limitations outlined

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Sorry' date=' but no. The 15 drinks per day applies only to alcohol. The coffee and water is unlimited. This from Princess web site:

 

Terms and Conditions

 


  •  
  • Alcoholic drinks are limited to 15 beverages per 24-hour period (6 a.m. to 6 a.m.). Alcoholic drinks requested above the daily limits are at the discretion of the shipboard management and crew and charged at regular menu prices.
     
  • Non-alcoholic drinks do NOT have this limitation nor do they count toward this maximum.
     
  • Only one beverage is allowed per passenger per order (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).
     
  • Items selected that exceed the $12.00 USD or $16 .00 AUD price are charged at full menu price.
     
  • Packages may NOT be shared, are NON-transferable and NON-refundable.
     
  • Shipboard management reserves the right to add additional restrictions and revoke or cancel the Premier Beverage Package at any point during a guest’s voyage for any reason with or without a prorated refund. Additional actions may be taken if guests:
     

    •  
    • Become intoxicated
       
    • Provide beverages to other guests or do NOT comply with the terms, conditions and limitations of the package
       
    • Exhibit behavior that is inappropriate, a safety risk to themselves or others, or become offensive or disruptive to other cruise guests or staff
       
    • Exceed, or attempt to circumvent, the daily limits and service limitations outlined
       

    •  

     

 

 

 

Interesting our last Princess cruise included coffee and water in the daily package, Christmas 2017 as I had to show my card?

 

 

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They may be tracking how much the card gets used for various things, but only alcohol is "counted" toward the 15.

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I've gotten the sip and sale on my next 2 cruises and thought the 15 drinks was a high amount

I mostly drink wine or a cocktail before dinner

is 15 drinks really not that much in a day?

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I've gotten the sip and sale on my next 2 cruises and thought the 15 drinks was a high amount

I mostly drink wine or a cocktail before dinner

is 15 drinks really not that much in a day?

It depends on who you are. I've seen people post here showing how they can do 15, or close to that, in a day. On the other hand, I wouldn't go thru 15 in a week so the package would not be a good value for me.

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It depends on who you are. I've seen people post here showing how they can do 15' date=' or close to that, in a day. On the other hand, I wouldn't go thru 15 in a week so the package would not be a good value for me.[/quote']

:D:DFor me, it would be 15 in a month.

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It depends on who you are. I've seen people post here showing how they can do 15' date=' or close to that, in a day. On the other hand, I wouldn't go thru 15 in a week so the package would not be a good value for me.[/quote']

 

for me it was "free" with the cruise so a good deal

I might use the coffee part too for a specialty coffee a couple times, but I don't drink soda either

my bar bill on my last 15 day cruise was $300 and that only because I bought some champagne to celebrate an event

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For 2 day's I've searched to answer to this question.

My wife and I got the Sip and Sail package which states-I believe- to paraphrase, that both adults over 21 must participate in the special ( we are both on the right side of 21, X3 to be exact when we go on our cruise.) This allows us Sodas, Teas, Coffees, Bottled water, some snacks, 20% off on purchased wine and 15 alcoholic drinks per day from 6A-whenever

 

Note that the sodas must be from a soda gun. Canned sodas are not included except possibly for root beer which is not available from a soda gun..

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For 2 day's I've searched to answer to this question.

My wife and I got the Sip and Sail package which states-I believe- to paraphrase, that both adults over 21 must participate in the special ( we are both on the right side of 21, X3 to be exact when we go on our cruise.) This allows us Sodas, Teas, Coffees, Bottled water, some snacks, 20% off on purchased wine and 15 alcoholic drinks per day from 6A-whenever

The question I have is---15 drinks a day is for the both of us total each day or is it 15 drinks each for of us a day?

No snacks or other food items. 25% on bottled wine. If you read here you will get all the details.

https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-gifts-celebrations/gifts-and-services/culinary-delights-wine/

Remember the package is per individual.

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Does anyone know if they offer sales at any time prior to the cruise? We are sailing in November. And once onboard, is it any cheaper to buy then?

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I have never seen a change in pricing pre cruise or on board. You must also buy it for the entire cruise not available for a portion of a cruise.

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Interesting our last Princess cruise included coffee and water in the daily package, Christmas 2017 as I had to show my card?

 

 

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You have to show your card for coffee/specialty coffee and water so they know you've paid for the package. It does not count toward the 15 alcoholic beverages.

 

It can be pretty easy to have 15 drinks on a sea day.........

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No snacks or other food items. 25% on bottled wine. If you read here you will get all the details.

https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-gifts-celebrations/gifts-and-services/culinary-delights-wine/

Remember the package is per individual.

 

The Sip and Sail is the premier beverage package, I believe it includes bottled water and you get a discount (I think its 25% off a bottle of wine)

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The Sip and Sail is the premier beverage package, I believe it includes bottled water and you get a discount (I think its 25% off a bottle of wine)

Yes, that is exactly what the referenced web page mentions.

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and as far as I know, the PBP does NOT include bottles of water you get on the gangplank before getting off the ship - even the small ones...

 

of course I fully expect someone to verify or debunk this...;p

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and as far as I know, the PBP does NOT include bottles of water you get on the gangplank before getting off the ship - even the small ones...

 

of course I fully expect someone to verify or debunk this...;p

 

Once they scan your card the small bottles are part of the package. If you choose to take a large one you will be charged (this just changed in the last year)

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Note that the sodas must be from a soda gun. Canned sodas are not included except possibly for root beer which is not available from a soda gun..

Does anyone have experience with this? I drink Fanta a lot, because it has no caffeine, and it is also only in the cans. I was considering changing the mini bar over to Fanta, but if I can get the cans with the sip and sail, that would be nice.

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The original post on this thread referred to "Sip and Sail". Just to clarify that is a promo which comes out in the summer for folks booking a year or so out , I recently re-fared for the promo on my Fall 2019 cruise. . The promo includes the PBP at no charge however it may not be combined with another promo (such as casino rates). For my fall cruise in 2019 I gave up $400 per person casino savings for the package on a 15 day cruise.

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Once they scan your card the small bottles are part of the package. If you choose to take a large one you will be charged (this just changed in the last year)

 

 

so, you can order small bottles on the PBP for room service? I believe Princess treats the gangplank waters the same as room service...;p

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so, you can order small bottles on the PBP for room service? I believe Princess treats the gangplank waters the same as room service...;p

 

Room Service is not part of the PBP - if they bring it to your cabin you will be charged. I have never had a problem getting a bottle as I leave the ship and I always have the bev package - there is usually a table set up by the elevators. If they want to charge you just go to a bar and get one

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so, you can order small bottles on the PBP for room service? I believe Princess treats the gangplank waters the same as room service...;p

Room service is not included in the PBP.

 

You can get a small bottle of water from any bar or restaurant using the PBP. How is the gangplank service any different from a bar?

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Does anyone have experience with this? I drink Fanta a lot, because it has no caffeine, and it is also only in the cans. I was considering changing the mini bar over to Fanta, but if I can get the cans with the sip and sail, that would be nice.

 

I have never seen Fanta on a Princess ship

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I have never seen Fanta on a Princess ship

You don't see it, but it's there. You have to ask for it. I've gotten it on several ships in the past few years. They don't stock a lot (at least on the Pacific), and I have been told that I can't get it in room service because they're "out", but you can usually get it in the dining rooms as well. Honestly, I don't know about the bars. I've always gotten it for dinner or through the minibar, but I'm drinking it more now, and drinking less Coke, at least when I can.

 

And, even for those who haven't seen the Fanta, if they have anecdotal information about the root beer and the PBP, that would be helpful.

Edited by friend of Eeyore
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For the Sip and Sail only both parties have to have the package. If purchasing the package there is no requirement that both purchase. The small bottles of water at the gangway are included. We got water at each port stop and were never charged for it. The water also includes the small bottles or Perrier and San Pellegrino. I tended to end each night with a small bottle of San Pellegrino. The only thing that counts against your 15 drinks is alcoholic drinks. I had no trouble getting doubles (by the second day) as I was drinking Talisker and they were quite certain I wasn't sharing with my wife. She can't even stand the smell of the stuff. ;p The bartenders told me it was "at their discretion" whether or not they would serve someone doubles. Room service is not included with the package. We were able to get unopened beer to take back to our cabin but that may not be the case for everybody in every bar. We also got unopened splits of Korbel to take back to the cabin. I was even given a large glass of OJ with plastic wrap over the top to take to the cabin with the champagne. On our next to last day I got two splits and took them to the cabin and stuck them in the refrigerator. When we were sitting in the Plat/Elite disembarkation lounge there was free coffee, water, tea, and OJ. I got OJ and opened the champagne and we enjoyed a couple of Mimosas each while waiting for our disembarkation time. Very nice way to pass the time. :cool:

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so, you can order small bottles on the PBP for room service? I believe Princess treats the gangplank waters the same as room service...;p

 

Gangplank waters are part of PBP. Room service bottled water and alcoholic beverages are not.

 

That was as off last October/November on the Royal Princess and last week on the Ruby Princess.

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You don't see it, but it's there. You have to ask for it. I've gotten it on several ships in the past few years. They don't stock a lot (at least on the Pacific), and I have been told that I can't get it in room service because they're "out", but you can usually get it in the dining rooms as well. Honestly, I don't know about the bars. I've always gotten it for dinner or through the minibar, but I'm drinking it more now, and drinking less Coke, at least when I can.

 

And, even for those who haven't seen the Fanta, if they have anecdotal information about the root beer and the PBP, that would be helpful.

Canned soda is NOT included in PBP. You cannot get the can, although you can buy it at 25% discount. Lol.

 

However, they are supposed to pour you a glass of the sodas only available from a can. And I have had this experience on three different cruises since they AIBP changed to PBP. Pool deck Mermaid's Tale bar, no problem getting a glass of root beer or orange soda poured. They set aside the can they pour fron for you to top up as needed. Total joke that you can't just get the can, but they're package, they're rules. I ask for the large soda glass and it takes the whole can of soda.

YMMV

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Does anyone have experience with this? I drink Fanta a lot, because it has no caffeine, and it is also only in the cans. I was considering changing the mini bar over to Fanta, but if I can get the cans with the sip and sail, that would be nice.

Cans are not part of PBP. They are, however, 25% off the normal can price. The problem is that I've never seen Fanta on board.

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I can easily drink 15 alcoholic drinks per day. However, on my last cruise, my bar bill averaged just under $20 per day (mostly beer bought at the Happy Hour BOGO for $1), and I spent nothing on 'other' drinks: coffee, soda etc.

 

I did not feel I lacked for anything.

 

Could I make the Beverage Package 'worth it'? - "Yes".

Is it 'worth it' for me to buy the Beverage Package? - "No".

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One restriction that I do not believe was pointed out is the 15 drinks have a $12 limit. You will be charged for the FULL PRICE of the drink if its cost is above the $12 limit.

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Does anyone know if they offer sales at any time prior to the cruise? We are sailing in November. And once onboard, is it any cheaper to buy then?

 

Not cheaper to buy on board HOWEVER you can use OBC on board and that can be a big advantage. Assuming you do not get package vis Sip & Sail.

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Cans are not part of PBP. They are' date=' however, 25% off the normal can price. The problem is that I've never seen Fanta on board.[/quote']

 

They used to have orange fanta as option of the minibar setup for swap. I have swapped my minibar setup for all water recently so I am not sure if it is still available.

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I can easily drink 15 alcoholic drinks per day. However, on my last cruise, my bar bill averaged just under $20 per day (mostly beer bought at the Happy Hour BOGO for $1), and I spent nothing on 'other' drinks: coffee, soda etc.

 

I did not feel I lacked for anything.

 

Could I make the Beverage Package 'worth it'? - "Yes".

Is it 'worth it' for me to buy the Beverage Package? - "No".

That's a little how we feel too. If it's a sea day, between after dinner drinks and Mimosas around breakfast time, we could get 15 beverages in. But if we are in Port, we won't get them all, and on our last Cruise we both had a terrible chest cold for a couple days and didn't drink at all! And we're pretty big drinkers LOL I would have been so upset if we had purchased the package.

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That's a little how we feel too. If it's a sea day, between after dinner drinks and Mimosas around breakfast time, we could get 15 beverages in.

 

It is a common mistake to think that you need to consume 15 (or almost 15) drinks a day to come out ahead on the beverage package. You need to do the math on the average number of drinks you consume daily. For example, if your average drink costs $10, you come out ahead after your 6th drink plus a couple of bottled waters.

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For the Sip and Sail only both parties have to have the package.:cool:

 

Not hard to take, as it's included for the first two guests in the stateroom.

 

However:

 

"Guests 1 & 2 who are under 21 will receive the Unlimited Soda & More Package."

...which is a huge rip-off. The under 21 guest is losing more than $50 per day.

 

 

https://www.princess.com/html/global/cruisedeals/sip-and-sail/

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Be careful. Not all orange soda on Princess is Fanta. I exchanged part of a minibar for what I expected to be Fanta (on the Crown I think). It was a brand I had never heard of and was terrible! Immediately exchanged remaining cans.

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Be careful. Not all orange soda on Princess is Fanta. I exchanged part of a minibar for what I expected to be Fanta (on the Crown I think). It was a brand I had never heard of and was terrible! Immediately exchanged remaining cans.

Thanks for the advice. I haven't found an orange soda I don't like, though some are better than others. The key to me, though, is whether or not it has caffeine, the whole reason I drink it instead of Sunkist or Crush.

Hubby had told me that I can't switch out the whole mini bar for it (he likes a Sprite at night occasionally, and doesn't want to have to find a bar), so I'm hoping I can use the PBP on it. We won't have time to hit the grocery store on the way, I think.

Cathy

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