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We are about to book a cruise and since it has been a while and things change so fast I have a couple questions!

 

1) If you get the drinks package as a perk do you have to pay gratuities on it in addition to the $14/day charge?

2) What is the max price of included drinks?

3) If you want a drink that is more than the max price can you just pay the difference?

4) If you don't get the drinks package as a perk, must all adults in the room buy it?

 

Thanks for any advice!

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1) No.

2) Classic = $9 Premium = $13

3) Yes, you do now. 

4) No. 

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11 minutes ago, Mynki said:

1) No.

2) Classic = $9 Premium = $13

3) Yes, you do now. 

4) No. 

3- difference plus 20% gratuity

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Thanks so much for the quick replies! This really helps!

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Just wondering, as an add on to this question, are most drinks like a glass of wine, margarita etc. close to $9

or more?

Thanks!

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5 hours ago, Mira28 said:

Just wondering, as an add on to this question, are most drinks like a glass of wine, margarita etc. close to $9

or more?

Thanks!

 

Yes, all frozen drinks, wine beer under $9 

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1 hour ago, lauraapp said:

Yes, all frozen drinks, wine beer under $9

Make that anything but good beer.  

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If you upgrade from Classic to Premium during the cruise, do they pro-rate the cost based on the days remaining?

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We had the classic package on our last celebrity cruise. Outside of the martini bar, we had no problem ordering cocktails and having them make them with the liquors included on the classic package.

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2 minutes ago, Mark_T said:

If you upgrade from Classic to Premium during the cruise, do they pro-rate the cost based on the days remaining?

 

Yes you can. However I have vague memories of reading that there is some kind of time limit on this. I read that you can't so it in the last few remaining days of your cruise. Others may be able to conform the policy. 

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Mark_T : yes if you upgrade midway through the cruise, you only pay the upgrade for the number of days remaining. (But you have to upgrade for all remaining days).

 

 

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I have found with the classic you can just pay the difference when you want a higher priced drink. Back if February I think we just played like $4 extra at the Martini Bar.   

 

 

 

 

 

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On 10/13/2019 at 4:14 PM, Mira28 said:

Just wondering, as an add on to this question, are most drinks like a glass of wine, margarita etc. close to $9

or more?

Thanks!

On 10/13/2019 at 9:42 PM, lauraapp said:

Yes, all frozen drinks, wine beer under $9 

 

Huh? Not all wine and beer is under $9, there is plenty that is more. For wine, in fact, I think most glasses are more than $9, so you'll be fairly limited on the classic package, but I think you should always have a couple of choices of red, white, rose and even sparkling (Prosecco). 

You can get most mixed cocktails made with a spirit selection that is within the constraints of the package, but there are a few things that might be extra (e.g., Bailey's is $10). 

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The second quote you included was not saying all beer and wine onboard is under $9 but that all frozen drinks, wine and beer that is priced below $9 is included in the Classic Package.

 

I drink Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and sparkling wine (aka “champagne”) very happily with the Classic Package.

Edited by helen haywood

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50 minutes ago, helen haywood said:

The second quote you included was not saying all beer and wine onboard is under $9 but that all frozen drinks, wine and beer that is priced below $9 is included in the Classic Package.

Well that's not ALL that's included in the package. I suppose when one writes in incomplete sentences, the intent can get lost. 🤷‍♂️

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1 hour ago, helen haywood said:

The second quote you included was not saying all beer and wine onboard is under $9 but that all frozen drinks, wine and beer that is priced below $9 is included in the Classic Package.

 

I drink Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and sparkling wine (aka “champagne”) very happily with the Classic Package.

 

I'm pretty certain there's no 'real' champagne on the classic package. 

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16 minutes ago, helen haywood said:

That’s why I wrote sparkling wine aka “champagne.”

 

Pet peeve of many Europeans. It's really the real thing or it's not here. ;) m

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Thanks everyone for the information. I hope I didn't start any disputes.

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On 10/14/2019 at 4:55 AM, cruisin 07 said:

Premium is now increased to  $15 vice $13. Classic is still $9.

Did you find this out recently on board? 

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23 minutes ago, smellywax said:

Did you find this out recently on board? 

 

It is currently listed that way in all the pre-cruise information I've seen...

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Is there a drinks menu which informs us of the available drinks?

 

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