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We got a classic beverage package as part of our "extra" when we booked.  Can anyone tell me if we can upgrade to a Premium Package.  If yes, what would be the cost for and adult who has classic beverage package and for a child who has classic beverage package (upgrade to premium so that they can get smoothies)

 

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Did you look in your cruise planner for these options under your Celebrity online booking?..... If you did book online you should be able to do it there. 

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Last time we did a B2B, we upgraded the first week. After a couple of days we decided it as a waste of money. The second week we stayed with the Classic and it was more than adequate. We don’t drink anything straight, and to us, once you add a mix, we couldn’t tell the difference.

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Yes, you can upgrade !

My advice is to wait till embarkation, there will be many staff trying to sell different services.

Last year I was able to negotiate a price to upgrade from Classic to Premium.

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We upgraded before embarking using some of our OBC. Cost $10 + $1.80(gratuity). 

On board they advertised $14 per day to upgrade. Worth it if you prefer better wines and premium water. 

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3 minutes ago, hunters109 said:

I would like to upgrade.  I am still uncertain the best time to do it.

 

I would get on board and try out the Classic -   You can upgrade at any time and even after the first drink if you decide Premium is best for you just ask the Bartender to upgrade you .   Any Bartender or drink waiter can upgrade you. 

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The upgrade for the child $4 per day plus gratuities. The first couple times I traveled with my child, it was automatically upgraded from the classic non-alcohol to the premium non-alcohol with no fee. He just had the premium non-alcohol when we boarded.  I assumed it was because the value of the premium non-alcohol is way less than the classic alcohol. However, the we sailed on the Infinity in November and in February and I had to pay for it. I tried to get them to comp it with no luck!

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yes, 11.80 a day. The minor will receive the classic non alcohol package so just upgrade to premium non alcohol which is $4/day + 18% gratuity so $4.72/day

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When I signed into cruise planner today, I saw that there is a Spring 3 Day sale on the "extras". Does anyone know if this would apply to an upgrade from the Classic Beverage package to the Premium Beverage package?

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My Cruise Planner says it's still $11.80 per day to upgrade.

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I just called Celebrity to ask that exact question and they said the sale doesn’t apply to upgrading to the premium package .  The sale applies to purchasing the classic bev.pkg.

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On 2/13/2019 at 2:55 PM, grandgeezer said:

Last time we did a B2B, we upgraded the first week. After a couple of days we decided it as a waste of money. The second week we stayed with the Classic and it was more than adequate. We don’t drink anything straight, and to us, once you add a mix, we couldn’t tell the difference.

Very reasonable especially if you do not care about better wines and beers.

Your suggestion may be even more appropriate, since you now only have to pay the difference in price if you want something over the Classic limit.

Your point about mixing is a good one that is “lost” on a lot of people.

Edited by jagoffee

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On 3/22/2019 at 2:35 PM, sasset said:

My Cruise Planner says it's still $11.80 per day to upgrade.

 

 

Where do you look in your Cruise Planner.  My cruise is for September 2020.  

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8 minutes ago, saphir said:

 

 

Where do you look in your Cruise Planner.  My cruise is for September 2020.  

The choice to upgrade did not show in my cruiseplanner until after final payment.   

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1 hour ago, saphir said:

 

 

Where do you look in your Cruise Planner.  My cruise is for September 2020.  

My upgrade option showed up around 3 weeks before my cruise and it is $12 per day. I assume it includes the 20% gratuity.

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We upgraded ours during a sale, so 20% reduction. Worth it to us as we are wine drinkers.

It didn't show up as available on the planner until a few months before the sailing date.

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27 minutes ago, Tourist1292 said:

My upgrade option showed up around 3 weeks before my cruise and it is $12 per day. I assume it includes the 20% gratuity.

Thank you.

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Since I did not have the classic beverage package until I upgraded my cabin a month after the final payment, that may be the reason why I did not have the upgrade option until much later.

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We were on the Equinox in Feb & had the classic pkg.  We ordered a drink like the one that was made for another passenger.  It turns out it was over the $9 limit but didn't we realize it. Bartender charged us an extra $1 each plus gratuity (something like 20 cents each). I don't know if all bartenders do it. We're happy with the classic pkg. The specialty coffees are what we go for!

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On 2/13/2019 at 8:04 PM, m8zenblue said:

Yes, you can upgrade !

My advice is to wait till embarkation, there will be many staff trying to sell different services.

Last year I was able to negotiate a price to upgrade from Classic to Premium.

Also, pick your favorite bar and bartender to upgrade as he will be your best friend the rest of the cruise. 

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19 hours ago, CardRock said:

Also, pick your favorite bar and bartender to upgrade as he will be your best friend the rest of the cruise. 

 

This is good advice.   

 

Don’t purchase it from any of the servers that are out on the first day like hyenas looking for a kill.   You will never see them again and they are just after the commission they get for the sale.

 

The BT isn’t going to give you service before anyone else but they may be a little more accommodating if they run out of something, such as trying to get some instead of saying we are out.  

 

Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅

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On our Infinity sailing we found it sometimes difficult to get premium water.  Next time I will stick with the classic package.

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On 4/25/2019 at 11:33 AM, CardRock said:

Also, pick your favorite bar and bartender to upgrade as he will be your best friend the rest of the cruise.  

This is absolutely true!

My DW and I upgraded from Classic to Premium on our last cruise.  My SIL purchased the Premium package in whole at the same time.  Upon boarding, we went to the Martini Bar and a delightful young man came to take our orders.  He confirmed that the Martini Bar was his regular station, so we upgraded with him.  True to his word, he always seemed to "find us" when we were there for the duration of the cruise.  When a couple martini's seemed to have "sub par" olives, he cut to the chase and fixed the problem.  Throughout, he said if anything was "not right", to let him know and he would make it right.  Can't speak highly enough of him! 

 

We did enjoy the upgrade, as it included sparkling water, which my wife enjoys.  We are wine drinkers and enjoyed being able to enjoy any wine we wanted for the duration of the cruise.

 

Incidentally, if you meet Iwan on the Silhouette Martini Bar, he will not do you wrong!  He gave us amazing service!

 

Dale

 

 

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