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First time cruiser here! I'm booked on the Seaside for April 2019 and it includes an Easy drink package under the "All In" promotion (also includes wifi). I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the included Easy drink package to the Premium package (for a fee of course). Reason being is I will enjoy more drinks from premium category ie. more variety of cocktails, margaritas etc. whereas my husband is satisfied with the easy offer (mainly a beer drinker, miller lite). I'm guessing if one package is upgraded, both will have to be.

Has anyone done this yet before I make the call to see if it's possible?

Depending on the outcome of pricing and what not, I may be better off just keeping the Easy package and just buying the "Premium" drinks I wish to have!

 

Let me know your experiences if any with this topic !

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The upgrade to premium from easy is $27/person/day if done in advance.  Total for 2 is $378 for a 7 night cruise.  On the ship is the same price, but you will also pay the 15% service charge on top of it, making the total upgrade price $434.70.

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Thanks for the quick reply slei15! I assume you know this because you done it or?

Do you know if both of us have to upgrade or can I only upgrade one?

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If I upgrade from Easy to Premium, I see that it includes drinks priced up to $12.  If I want to order a drink that costs (for example) $14, would I be able to just pay the $2 difference, or would I be charged the whole $14?

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i think its the whole 14 but don't quote me on that but either way you do have the 15% added

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1 hour ago, mack36 said:

If I upgrade from Easy to Premium, I see that it includes drinks priced up to $12.  If I want to order a drink that costs (for example) $14, would I be able to just pay the $2 difference, or would I be charged the whole $14?

You would pay the whole $14 plus 15% gratuity.

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My daughter is sailing Meraviglia  Aurea experience, 4/04/2019.  She just upgraded from easy to premium   She has the cruise paid, the charge was additional $70

 

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Boy I thought booking a room was bad with MSC. 

The different drinks packaes are brutal to fiquie out.

We are just vodka/ soda and my DW likes martinis. Not sure what package to get, between the drinks on us, easy,premium and premium plus pkg.

Whats included with cruise fair as far as a perk? How close do the bartenders look at your card to determine what you get? Sounds like they slide it?

Seems  kinda confusing. Any help would be appreciated.

 

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17 hours ago, cheeseheads4ever said:

Boy I thought booking a room was bad with MSC. 

The different drinks packaes are brutal to fiquie out.

We are just vodka/ soda and my DW likes martinis. Not sure what package to get, between the drinks on us, easy,premium and premium plus pkg.

Whats included with cruise fair as far as a perk? How close do the bartenders look at your card to determine what you get? Sounds like they slide it?

Seems  kinda confusing. Any help would be appreciated.

 

DOU is very much like the Easy

 

 

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On 1/10/2019 at 3:41 PM, GOIN2C said:

My daughter is sailing Meraviglia  Aurea experience, 4/04/2019.  She just upgraded from easy to premium   She has the cruise paid, the charge was additional $70

 

Only $70? I wonder how she got that lol

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On 1/7/2019 at 3:07 PM, ikea logistics said:

you have to upgrade both

 

 

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Hey where did you find the picture of the package upgrade?

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We're sailing on the Seaside first week of May! Just called to upgrade the all in easy to premium and it came out to $189 per person! Well worth it in my opinion :) Hope this helps! Enjoy your cruise!

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On 1/7/2019 at 1:57 PM, cruisers2019 said:

First time cruiser here! I'm booked on the Seaside for April 2019 and it includes an Easy drink package under the "All In" promotion (also includes wifi). I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the included Easy drink package to the Premium package (for a fee of course). Reason being is I will enjoy more drinks from premium category ie. more variety of cocktails, margaritas etc. whereas my husband is satisfied with the easy offer (mainly a beer drinker, miller lite). I'm guessing if one package is upgraded, both will have to be.

Has anyone done this yet before I make the call to see if it's possible?

Depending on the outcome of pricing and what not, I may be better off just keeping the Easy package and just buying the "Premium" drinks I wish to have!

 

Let me know your experiences if any with this topic !

We're sailing on the Seaside first week of May 2019! Just called to upgrade the all in easy to premium and it came out to $189 per person! Well worth it in my opinion :) Hope this helps! Enjoy your cruise!

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On 1/30/2019 at 12:36 AM, cruisers2019 said:

Only $70? I wonder how she got that lol

 

It's a Med sailing ... the drinks package prices are cheaper than on US sailings and so is the difference in price between them.

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Does anyone have the Euro upgrade prices between the different packages please?  

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1 minute ago, little britain said:

Does anyone have the Euro upgrade prices please?  

 

Easy is €29 and Premium is €39, so €10 pppd.

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8 minutes ago, little britain said:

Does anyone have the Euro upgrade prices please?  

 

4 minutes ago, Beamafar said:

 

Easy is €29 and Premium is €39, so €10 pppd.

And to premium plus another 16 euro's, so  that makes 55 euro's

 

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Here are the prices for the packages:

 

For sailings where the onboard currency is US$:

 

Easy  $35     Premium  $62     PremiumPlus $79

 

For sailings where the onboard currency is Euros:

 

Easy  €29     Premium  €39   PremiumPlus  €55

 

The upgrade cost is the difference between.

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Bea .. The Easy prices are the same for USA and Europe  which is an oddity in the pricing compared to the other two.

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Well... Easy in US is very slightly dearer, but nothing like the difference, as you say, with the higher-end packages.  I wonder if the range of drinks is better on the US packages (that was the case with Deluxe - better wines, cocktails & spirits).

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Good afternoon,

Does anyone know if Johnnie Walker Black Label is included in the under $12 drinks you can get with the Premium package?

On my past experiences if didn’t matter the price it was always with an * and was only included in the most expensive package.

 

Thanks,

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